I have finally decided that I am going to make my first 'adult' watch purchase! For about a year I was waiting to get a Sub but quickly realized how over-worn it was becoming. Right now I live in NYC and can count at least 1-2 subs a day during my commute. "Shortage" or not, the wait list for a Sub is getting crazier and I decided against buying a watch that everyone else has.
So, I considered alternatives and stumbled upon this beauty! Besides the uniqueness appeal, I found the history very interesting and design an absolute BEAUTY. Also, secretly thanking Rolex for making me wait as I see that Cartier updated the case design and added some cool features last year.
I've been lurking my AD and this board for a bit so have most of the information I need, however just wanted to ask you all a few more questions.
1. Would you consider the Santos a sturdy watch? I know it's an expensive watch, but I want to be able to wear it without treating it like fragile glass all the time. I won't be bashing it around, but it would be nice to have the peace of mind of knowing that I can wear it comfortably and forget that I have it on from time to time.
2. For Medium owners, do you ever regret not going with the larger size? Large owners, do you ever regret not going smaller?
Although I'm leaning more towards a Medium, I am not sure which size to go (6.75" wrist). I have been told that Medium fits the culture of Santos better and is classier as a smaller watch.
3. Do you ever have to wind your watch? I'm very new to the watch world and know it has a Manual movement with automatic winding but am curious what happens after it loses its power reserve?
I think I had a couple more so may ask them as they come to mind. Thanks in advance! And here's a picture of me wearing the M.. makes me so happy :)