Bear with me, this may be a little long but hey, there will be pictures so it's not all bad news.
I've been saving up for a Speedmaster Professional for a couple years and I'm just about ready to buy it. That's unrelated to my 40th birthday this summer; for that, I want another special watch. Surprisingly, my wife is encouraging this more than I thought she would especially since I'm already about to buy an expensive watch like the Speedy. I have some company stocks maturing and I've been given the green light to take some of those funds and spend toward a second watch. All good news so far!
The main issue is - what should I get? I like so many watches, but what I do know is that I want something special to form a formidable duo with the Speedy.
Courtesy of Omega.com, this is of course what I'm talking about.
Just so you have an idea of the current rotation, these are the seven I normally wear to work (some more than others). The rest are true affordables that I won't list here.
Citizen Signature Octavia chrono
Citizen Grand Classic
Bulova Surveyor HEQ
Certina DS-2 PreciDrive
Quite a few chronos, so the Speedy fits right in there.
Now, the candidates right now for "Watch # 2". Some pricier than others.
Omega AT grey dial (photo lifted from our very own 41METS here on WUS)
Omega Seamaster 2018 model in blue (picture by Monochrome Watches)
Rolex Datejust 36mm (Picture by Hodinkee)
Grand Seiko Snowflake (picture by Fratello Watches)
All spectacular in their own right. The Rolex is quite a bit pricier than the others but I'm imagining that as a Speedy Pro buddy and it's a nice combo, I think.
Yet the Omegas are beautiful with great movements and also very versatile. And the GS with a bit less brand cache if you will but spectacular in every way.
I definitely have a lot of thinking and budgeting to do with these but I'm interested in what you guys would choose and why?
I appreciate your input and knowledge as always!