Hi everyone! I stumbled upon these forums while researching my first watch & hope you guys could give me some advice.
A little background information - I'm 25 and this is my first time buying a watch, I'm a complete newbie so have been choosing them more or less based on design. Looking for something around £5k, must have automatic movement, round face, noon-leather bracelet and I guess around 35mm size (my wrist measures 14.5cm and I like larger watches).
So far Cartier's medium 2 tone Ballon Bleu fits the description because I like its big face & clean design. Not as keen on the stainless steel version however, it's not as colourful as 2 tone.
How well do Cartier timepieces generally hold up? Will the Ballon Bleu look dated in a few years?
I read that apparently Cartier's watch movement isn't as good as that in brands such as Rolex; does this mean Cartier is generally inferior to Rolex?
I've also had a look at a few similarly priced Rolex, but imo they tend to look very masculine and have far too many dials. I'm after a good looking (though not too blingy), durable, everyday watch that I will love to wear for years to come.
Any other recommendations welcome! Thank you