I'm looking at purchasing a watch, and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on the following models?
IWC Portofino (https://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/IWC-Porto...)
Omega De Ville Prestige (https://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/Omega-De-...)
Baume & Mercier My Classima (https://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/Baume-and...)
I'm predominantly interested in having a nice timepiece to wear to formal events, and things like church on Sunday, but would also be interested in wearing it to internships/work (potentially in IB - if I can land offers!) in the future. Are all these watches appropriate in this regard (i.e. professional, classy, understated, not too flashy etc)? Or could the IWC/Omega be a bit too much?
The watches do vary considerably in their price - with the IWC costing PS3,950, the Omega PS2,570, and the Baume PS820. Is this justified by the differences in how the watches are perceived, the quality of craftsmanship, the watch movements, how long-lasting they are etc?
I remember seeing a previous topic where someone posted something along the lines of "buy a $100 Casio/Swatch, or a $3000+ mechanical watch: don't bother with anything in between". Is this a fair statement, and if so, is buying the Baume futile as it's one of these "in-between" watches with a quartz movement and which is not as respected as, say, an IWC/Omega?
Finally, does anyone believe any of these models will hold their value well in, say, the next 5/10/20 years?
Many thanks in advance!!