Hey all. Looking to take my first jump into the deep end of watches. I've gleaned info from these forums over the years, but now have a specific question that I haven't found a forum addressing. This watch caught my eye, but it comes with questions.
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Zenith Captain Port Royal (stupid name, but eh well). Its dead stock from the canned Zenith-Sellita deal, but as a result it's price point is basically 2k from gray market dealers. The watch itself seems legit, esp considering that its Elite movement twin, Captain Central Seconds, which is 4k gray and is 1mm thicker. (This one 40mm and only 8mm thick, which seems impressive for a central second auto). The movement is the Sellita, sw300, the eta2892 clone: makes it seem more appealing than the sw200/2824, but is this really an appreciable difference? Considering a Tag with a sw200 is like 2k, and a sellita iwc portofino is 4k, does this seem like a reasonable price? Is this a better choice than others I've considered in the 2-2.5k pricepoint, the Sinn 1746 (2892) or the Omega Deville Prestige (2500)?
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My goal is to purchase a professional watch to celebrate my law school graduation, one of high enough quality to warrant passing down to my as yet unborn son, and appropriate to wear for the next 20 odd years, esp in work/formal occasions (I have a hamilton field khaki, a gucci pantheon auto diver, and a g shock to fill in the blanks until I upgrade the rest of my collection). Does this watch pass horological muster, in both a value and general sense? Or would I be better off waiting and spending 4k on an Aqua Terra or the upcoming Rolex Oyster Perpetual?