I didn’t mean to start a war on here. But thanks for all the advice anyway. I already have plenty of investments and I thought I’d treat myself to another Omega watch, but one that has a chance of making a modest return after 10-20 years of ownership.
I bought a new co-axial Seamaster 300m 10 years ago and, if I were sell it now, I’d certainly make money.
However, I am in no way a watch expert. I can’t stand the thought of wearing a Rolex, even thought it would stand more chance of gaining in value. Far too cliche for me.
I had assumed buying a used watch at least 10 years old would be wisest, rather than buying new.
The Flightmaster appeals to me most, although I can see from the examples on sale that the face seems to suffer quite badly from colour change and fading (“patina?”) and the luminous markers also seem to go all mushy. That’s the only thing putting me off.