Third place: Subexplorer's vintage JLC chrono. I''ve never seen one like it before, and it immediately caught my attentions. Runner up: blomman's MIMO Centric. I have to admit that I'm biased here. These are watches that I have the privilege to handle in person during my GTG with blomman in Stockhol
You son has a good taste and clear mind. He knows what he likes with a reason. You are right that Rolex is probable not an under-the-radar name, but your son has chosen a model that is discrete in looks with no compromise in quality. I salute his choice and your decision.