My wife & I are expecting our first child.
My wife agreed that if we have a boy, I get to purchase an 'heirloom watch' that I will one day pass down to my son. My parents never did anything like this with me, so I'd like to start the tradition.
So, right now I am praying for a boy.
My plan with this watch is make it a semi-daily wearer, so I don't want anything too dressy or delicate. I'd like a watch that my son can one day say, "My dad wore this watch." Not, "My dad kept this watch in a safe and polished it every Saturday with a lint-free cloth."
As of right now, here is my initial list:
1. Bond-style Seamaster
2. Planet Ocean 42mm in black
3. Rolex Submariner (maybe)
I have quite a few watches, but this watch would certainly eclipse anything that I have in my current collection.
Can you guys make a recommendation for an Omega? Do you even think an Omega is a good choice for an heirloom? Will it hold up over the next 20 years and beyond?
Thanks for your help!