Originally Posted by gregs210
I've always appreciated a good watch, but have never made the step up from Citizen and Seiko. Rolex seems a bit much (both from a cost standpoint as well as the "I have a Rolex and the rest of you can go **** yourselves" attitude) so I'm thinking about a Breitling. Any thoughts/comments either way? What others would you recommend?
This would be a daily wearer, so I'm not really interested in lots of showy diamonds, flashy jewelry dress styles, etc. or leather/alligator/etc. bands, more of a bracelet. I am generally fond of chrono-styles and a date is always a nice thing to have (both in watches and on a Friday night...). Colored dials are okay (my current Seiko is a chrono, stainless steel bracelet, charcoal face) as well, but I'm not into thick cases or huge watch faces, perhaps 1.5" around or so including the frame.
So.....jump in if you've a mind to, and thanks for the input.
I'm not a super-educated watch guy, but of the watches I see, I agree completely that the Breitling is a watch I'd wear.
That said, I'm kind of like Ron in that Fossil has enough different models that you can have a collection to match wardrobe without going into hock to do it. Bad things happen to watches you wear every day, and unless your income is based even loosely on what kind of watch you wear, I don't see the point other than "just to have one".
I'd rather have 5 - 10 different mid-price watches, that go with anything I'd need to wear, than one $5,000 watch that I cherish & treasure & fear wearing to work where it'll be scraped across my desk surface as I type, bumped into door jambs or counter tops, etc.