Originally Posted by MGLL
Looking to buy my first proper watch and have been thinking IWC Ingenieur 3227-01 or 372501
I have long been seeking a mint 3227-01 but have not yet seen one in the flesh. The other day whilst on my search I saw the 372501 and thought it looked stunning. What would you recommend? The purchase will be my first proper watch and a present to myself for finishing my Masters. It will most likely be a keeper and a watch I will wear often but in a rotation with my Tissot PRC200 on black leather strap (dressy?) and G-shock GA-150 in black (gym/sports).
I would also consider other watches. My criteria is steel, sports/dive/tool watch, worn with jeans and t-shirt as well as suit, preferably in-house movement, 39mm minimum, 45mm maximum. I would prefer something a little bit unique (hence the 322701), nothing with too much colour, just classic and timeless. I also considered a Rolex SD/Sub but feel they are becoming a little common and you see too many replicas... Budget is $3,500 to $5,750. (£2,000 to £3,500)
Advice/pictures greatly appreciated,
Okay, forget sports/dive/tool. You already have two of those. (The PRC200 is NOT dressy. It's a sports watch. Anything that has these small gimmicky dials on it is a sports watch.)
Also, I'd drop the 39mm minimum requirement. Get something understated and yet classy.
Originally Posted by papa kot
- You budget is too low for something decent that you can wear for years without being ubiquitous
$5,750 is LOW for a watch? Well may be if you're out for a minute repeater, or something made of solid gold, but it's more than enough to get a proper, respectable automatic.
In my opinion, a watch doesn't need to be worth a small home in Florida. In fact, I prefer if it isn't. There is a place in a man's life for buying a >$10,000 watch, but it's when he has made it* and wants to reward himself. Or if he's a hopeless watch otaku. :D
(* - Made it, as in become a C-level executive of a publicly listed company, or made his first million in private assets.)