Not my first watch, but the first I really wanted and saved for was a Tag Professional 2000 Quartz. Still have it and it works perfectly. I try to wear it every few months and change batteries whenever they die. 24 years later my 11 year old son is getting to an age the Tag will fit his wrist. It's
As my wrist is thin, I often cut straps to size, if they are the right material. I trimmed rubber and NATO straps in the past (nice clean cut with a sharp knife and you can even round the corners and edges if you have a delicate touch). Does not look as good as new, but close enough for me. If you d
I'd love a steel Patek, even over list price. But the Rolexes have much more interesting complications (I love dual times). If it was the 5990, it would be a clear winner for me but otherwise the Patek wins the style/quality battle while Rolex gets the functionality and variety award.
I love the watch with its easy timezone set and pusher for crown modes. And for a 42mm it wears smaller than I was expecting - fits my small wrist just fine. This dial much more legible than mine - blue/red gives poor contrast on the 24 hour home time. Also much less unneeded writing on the dial for