Originally Posted by kngspook
I generally place Glasshute Original [hereafter GO] neck and neck with Jaeger LeCoultre. It is hard for me to say which is really the better value of the two. One thing to remember about Blancpain: from what I have heard, they have an absolutely TERRIBLE resale value. This may be anecdotal evidence, but it is something to think about. Personally, I would not care, but if that is something that is important to you, then you may want to keep that in mind. In regards to the message... I have one JLC as my dress watch / business casual watch, and I am only twenty-three years old--pretty young by most standards. I honestly cannot say that my watch, thus far, has generated any negative feedback. I don't think I send much of an old-timer message, but then I also dress fairly... somberly for my age. I also live in the South, which tends to err on the side of being a bit more conservative.
Two people have noticed my watch thus far, other than the odd person who compliments it. One of my girlfriends recognized the name of the watch from Bad Teacher
, and asked me if it was some sort of poor man's Tag Heuer. I said pretty much. The other person was an older gentleman who seemed to approve of it.
I think that getting a Submariner or a Rolex would probably be unwise for someone our age. I think it tends to send the wrong message. I really cannot think of one message that it sends that could possibly be construed as positive. But that is just my opinion. I think you would be far better off with going with IWC, if that is something you are interested in.
Originally Posted by fritzl
Thanks Fritz. :Cheers:
Originally Posted by Cylon
GO all the way! The Panomatic Lunar is gorgeous, as are the Seventies and the Sixties series. I also agree with the Omega, IWC, Zenith suggestion. I think GO would be great too, due to their whimsical side. I completely agree that the whole issue is situational. In my opinion, it all comes down to what you are going to wear most. If you are more of a casual guy, you would benefit much more from a dress diver or something sportier. If you are in a suit everyday, it would probably be prudent to get something to fit under your shirtcuff. Personally, I think that Zenith is an excellent median between the two ranges, especially the Zenith El Primero. It is kind of like a 'nicer' Speedmaster. I think it translates very nicely between dress and casual environments. It also uses one of the most classic movements out there. I really like the new Winsor Annual Calendar, really cool watch. It's not very easy to find a chronograph annual calendar for under $10,000. IWC Portuguese would also be a great choice, I think they also bridge the gap between work and play.