Hello, I'm a brand new member and I've known for years that before you make a decision, you should always consult the experts. This seems like the place! I hope I'm not insulting the membership with a request thread but I've spent some time researching online (and searching through the forums) and haven't found my answer, so apologies beforehand:
I got a new job in a new place and I'd like to celebrate it with a new watch, with a self winding automatic, skeletonized movement. Most of the threads I found in my search were looking for cheap watches, whereas my budget is about $5,000. I'd like this watch to last the rest of my life, and be able to give it to my kids. So it has to have quality glass, too, so it won't get scratched. Most cheap watches use mineral or acrylic, it seems. To give an idea about style preference, here's a Maurice Lacroix MP7128 that looks ideal:
It's almost perfect except it's not an automatic and it's ten thousand dollars over budget. But you can see I like subdued colors and military styling (I'm a diver.) It also has a chronograph, which is really nice but not a dealbreaker. I'm afraid I just don't have the background knowledge to make an informed decision and this isn't a small purchase.
Any help would be much appreciated and I look forward to being a member of the forums!