Hey all! My 30th birthday is next week and I'm looking for a watch to get myself as a present. I've narrowed it down to two Seikos that I really like but I can't decide which to pull the trigger on, so I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts! I have some pros/cons listed along with photos of the two watches. Both use the same movement and both price points are about the same.
First watch: Seiko Presage "Urushi" SARW013 from Gnomon Watch.
I really like how unique this watch is color-wise, and the Urushi background is really interesting to me. The problem is that I don't fully trust Gnomon Watches, and my credit card has been declined due to fraud three times when trying to purchase it from them. I'm also concerned about customs, and shipping from out of country. Lastly, its not the most practical watch but that may be what I like most about it.
The second watch is the Seiko Presage SARW035 from the USA.
It's basically the same watch as the Urushi but the dial is enamel, which I also really like. This watch, while is a bit more boring to me is more practical and I can see it getting a lot more wrist time vs. the Urushi. I would also be helping out a small local business that I like, and have bought from before, buy purchasing it...and I don't have to worry about customs.
I really like both but can't decide. What does everyone think? If anyone owns, or has owned, either of these watches and can share their experience I would greatly appreciate it.