I'm currently trying to decide between a Panerai circa 2005 (I think this one is a 048?), a LeCoultre Chrono circa 1970s, and the Grand Seiko SBGM023. The first two are used but have been serviced. The Seiko would be new. I know these three watches could not be more different, but I like to think of myself as an eclectic guy.
I have the first two on a "test drive" to see which I like better. BUT the Grand Seiko stands in the way as one of my favorite watches...ever. Further complicating things, however, is that I have no way of handling, trying on, or seeing the GS unless I visit one of the few dealers in the United States (which are fairly far away). I suspect the Seiko's fit and finish and movement are better than the other two.
I am unsure of the bezel on the LC. I haven't seen another one like it on my travels throughout the internet, so I'm not sure it's original.
Please remember that there is an option to not purchase any of them. Any input is appreciated.