I like it. But personally I think the Daytona just has a cleaner, more enduring design. If I were lusting for a Zenith I think it would have to be the Striking 10th, just for its difference from anything else. If you like chronos and moonphases, maybe take a look at the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonphase too? They are pretty accessible used, and you can have enough left to start saving for the Daytona too next year, when you get your promotion! Anyway, regardless of all that, two important pieces of advice that amount to the only true watch-wisdom I've managed to acquire in 15 months reading this thread:
- Buy the one you really want. Not one that's a bit like the one you really want. If it's a substitute for something you'd like to have one day but can't get now, it's not going to endure. Best get something completely different that you already love for itself, rather than a stepping stone.
- Try it on. I don't know how many times now, but I have been surprised again and again when putting something on my wrist, by how much more I like it, or less, than I did from the pictures: imagine how foolish you'd feel to jump one way, then realise that the other one sings on your wrist in a way the one you bought just doesn't. I'd even suggest going to try them on while wearing what you normally wear for work. It really makes a difference seeing it in real life against your suit and shirt.
I always thought you were a one-off; now I know you're part of the World League of Pinoy Awesomeness. That's kind of scary. But way cool.
Nice - I have a real soft spot for GO, especially since I've seen more in the flesh lately. This is a subject to which I shall return shortly! Part of me always thought of them as being a kind of Lange substitute, and I lust after Lange like an Asian dude on Kate Upton. But I think that does them a big disservice: although there are plenty of Glashuette-common design cues, their models have enormous personality, and a certain quirky, jazzy, friendliness about them that makes Lange seem rather deliberately serious. I love them both, but I'm starting to see that they're increasingly different. Anyway, nice watch man!
*Sigh*. Lovely. This is just the watch that is never wrong. I simple must have one, some day. I'm sure you loved your Panerai, but I can't think of anything that looks so timelessly perfect and relevant as the Sub.
I told you your missus was wrong about the black dial/brown strap! Just don't say that out loud. You can think it, but never, ever say it. Now get a suede one too for a more casual-weekend-jeansy feel. But that's fabulous. :)
LOL! I'm so glad that was you instead of me. Because I kind of expect myself to do that in every post. Weird thing is, though, I think it looks brilliant with the onion crown. Shoot me now...