The endless deliberations, research, reading reviews, comparing specs, visits to the AD, discuss it on the forum etc etc.
It’s all part of that unique process during which a watch comes to live and turns into one’s personal grail watch.
I can’t remember off hand who it was who wrote the famous words: “the journey is more enjoyable then the destination” (Oscar Wilde?)
So whenever doubt is threatening to become a burden, just remember it’s part of the journey.
The beauty of that journey is that it doesn’t matter one iota if your grail is a $500 or $500,000 watch.
Regarding your remark on the ALS vs VC vs Breguet I recognize it but only partially. Personally I own quit a few VC’s and none of them is a safe queen and none of them ever caused me any mechanical or technical issues.
Enjoy your journey and share your progress with us