- Mar 15, 2018
My husband gave me the go ahead to purchase a watch. This is my first expensive watch purchase. I have been eyeballing an older 26mm president for a few months now and was beyond excited to pull the trigger. Now that I have the go ahead, I’m getting cold feet. The watch is from the mid 80’s and in mint condition. It has an ivory anniversary dial. Im now eyeballing one that is less expensive with a basic champagne dial with gold batons. It’s exactly ten years newer. I’m tempted to purchase the basic champagne dial and do a dial swap down the road if I feel inclined. Its almost 1k less. My concerns at this point are about the longevity of the watches. Wondering if it’s better to go newer or does it really matter if they are both recently serviced. I’m getting nervous about purchasing a watch that’s older than I am. If I keep up with servicing and take care of it can it last a lifetime? Any thoughts on mid 80’s vs mid 90’s and on a lighter dial vs champagne? I can technically get on a waitlist and purchase a brand new two tone for just a few grand more but I’m pretty attracted to these older presidents. Advice?