Hi all, I should have the opportunity to buy my first higher end watch soon, so I'm considering a few options. These two look pretty attractive to me at the moment, but they both have some big drawbacks for me. I'd like to draw on the experiences of the members here to see how the two models compare, or if there are other options out there that would be better. At the moment, I see the breakdown like this:
-Good looking, decorated movement with display back
-Movement is not generic and is slow wearing
-Push button clasp
-Movement could become difficult or cost prohibitive to repair in the future, like previous Speedmasters
-Slow beat movement doesn't sweep as nicely
-Not a chronometer despite high cost
-Seems like a low jewel count for a chrono
-Better water resistance
-No display back
-Same movement as my Victorinox
-Doesn't come in the matte titanium anymore?
I'm particularly interested to see how the movements compare in the opinions of members here. Looking at the Speedmaster movement, I don't see how it's better than the 7750. Perhaps I'm missing something? I'm also curious to see how the bracelets compare in how much they rattle and how comfortable they are. I'm open to other suggestions, but I am at the upper limit of my budget with these. The Zeniths and column wheel Speedmasters look amazing, but unless there's a way to get them cheaper than the prices I see for them, I don't think I can go that high. I would be interested in other options with in house movements or special features like extended power reserves or column wheel pushers. I'm also not dead set on a chrono (If I end up having to get something cheaper, I'll probably get a Citizen Chronomaster). Thanks in advance!