Lawyer: Â Get the Â Roadster. I love that watch. You're a young guy and that's a cool-ass watch; it would look awesome. The leather band looks better that the metal one, plus you need the face with the grren and orange numbers. The IWC is too frumpy.
Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Â I must admit that my choice of the Mark XV over the Roadster was based in part on my bias against jewelry companies that make watches (Cartier, Chopard, Bvlgari, etc.) and my taste for more traditional, understated designs. Â That said, the Mark XV is indisputably the better made watch. Â To use an analogy: the Roadster is like a Versace, fairly well-constructed and flashy that says "look at me," while the Mark XV is like a Brioni, impeccably constructed and hardly likely to earn a second glance except from fellow connoisseurs. Â The Roadster's main advantage is its ability to garner raves from beautiful women at a club -- something GQ Lawyer will hopefully not be seeking given his marital status. If it matters, I have read that the white dial Mark XV is being discontinued, to be replaced by this flashier silver-dialed model
. Â It may be difficult to find in a store in the future, although it will be available on the secondary market.