Originally Posted by Cylon
Sorry kngspook I realize after re-reading my response to you and Cuttingboard, I leaned to answering Cuttingboard in the paragraph I had devoted to you. To return: I love my MUT, even moreso as the days go by, but you are right in that I would prefer not to wear it every day. If I had to choose again, though, I would probably make the same decision. I don't know if you are looking for an heirloom/timeless piece, or something that catches your eye in the moment. I think that is the most important question to ask in the first instance, then all other question flow from there.
No worries. As a side note, I was paying attention to the discussion occurring about Cuttingboard's options, and I never really considered Blancpain. I'm going to look into them now. Another one I forgot to mention, that I was strongly considering for a long time was Glashutte as well -- Cuttingboard, you might like them too.
One of the other issue I'm struggling with (and people might frown on me for bringing this up, but I feel it's unavoidable), is the message each watch sends. I'm pretty young, and extremely fortunate to even be considering these watches. So when considering spending the money on a pure dress watch, I wonder if it's going to send an overly "old-school" message to my friends and age group when I do wear it? And is buying an obviously expensive watch like a Rolex Submariner going to be perceived as flaunting and immodest?
The upside of having a serious pure dress watch is that it might send a more mature signal to those who are looking for it. And IWC, despite being more expensive than the Rolex, isn't going to be as noticed as the Rolex. Of course, there are benefits and drawbacks to being noticed too, right? I do remind myself frequently, though, that these are good problems to have.
But anyways. Back to the question you asked -- I'm definitely looking for more of an heirloom/timeless piece. I know I'm on SF here, where people deeply enjoy collecting things (at least it seems so, my impression after being here all of 12 hours...), but I don't anticipate building a huge collection. I don't want even a moderate collection. I want a tiny collection of very well-chosen, meaningful (to me) pieces.