Teach a Young-Blood Watch Common Sense
I'm graduating into an A1 position and want to have a reliable, sleek, everyday, respectable daily watch that tells the time and looks good doing it. Have a few questions for you watch-heads and would love to hear from your experience so I'm educated in spending hard-earned money.
Where I'm at: I am currently looking to spend $1,500-$4,500 max really and have been scoping out the classic Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra and Omega De Ville Prestige (I know these are more $3,500-$5,00 pieces, but oh my god are they beautiful... and simple!). These seem like great watches that I won't "grow out of" over the next 10 years.
What I want: A watch that is flexible enough visually to wear with a dress shirt during office hours, business formal, and around town (asking too much?). I love the Seamaster I pointed to earlier, but am a little skeptical of whether it could do all three of these as it I would want the sea blue dial. But I don't have much watch expertise, would it go well with an array of outfits? The De Ville seems to be able to with that neutral white and silver.
1) Is it dumb to have this expensive a watch as a daily? I don't have money to drop on a few watches and want BANG for my buck. So maybe it would make more sense to buy a ~$1,000-$3,000 piece? I'm thinking in terms of wear and tear and if I get mugged ever. Would suck throwing away $5,000 like THAT.
2) How does wear and tear look on these sorts of watches? Investment value is in the back of my mind - we all like to retain/appreciate as much value as we can. However, at the same time, I want this to be a watch I can keep for the next decade. Will it be beat to shit over a few years of wear? I would really only wear it to the office, client meetings, and mayyyybe personal shit but that seems a bit extra - would maybe throw on a $500-$1,500 - I DON'T KNOW.
3) From some videos have scoped the Grand Seiko Heritage 60th Anniversary "Superman" SBGP007 as a potential investment piece, crackhead advice? Sounds like fair logic, 60th anniversary with only 2,500 in circulation if you can get your hands on one. But some markets operate a little differently on what is considered a "winner investment" than others - would people give a shit? I am interested mainly because it has that simple dial with pretty blue tone, and again, it would be cool having an investment piece - although would likely make it way less of a "daily wear watch." Also leads to last point...
4) Are Quartz watches shit, I mean this is a Quartz - I AM under the impression that there are more to names than it seems. As of this watch, it is a Grand Seiko, not to be confused with Seiko, these are apparently QUALITY. I have heard Quartz's are not something one should mess with.
In all, thank you for reading this far, have a lot to learn and am trying to pick up stuff as I go. Have a lot of questions and not too many friends that I would trust for sound, expensive watch advice.