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    £700 heirloom recommendations

    In 2021 I got my newly born nephew a prx to give to him at sometime when he's older. I got his 18th birthdate engraved on it so maybe then, maybe sooner, dunno. Was cool that he was born the year the prx was released so it's a great birthyear watch imo.

    Just got another nephew born this week from my other sister and I think she'll be jealous if I don't replicate the effort. Suggestions? Another prx, different colour dial maybe? Ideally Swiss I guess, not sure an 18yo in 2041 would appreciate an Orient... probably automatic?

    I also got a new neice last month from the other sis but thankfully she's a girl and as girls get jewelery handed down (in my family) I don't have to buy her one, my wallet is glad.

    I think I want it to be be brand new, a new 2023 release would be the icing. £700 absolute upper limit.
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    I would go for another PRX with maybe different dial just to be balanced and avoiding possible envy.

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    PRX is a good choice.
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    I know that itís a thing, storing away a watch for a future gift, but I donít really get it.

    The recipient might not want it, even if they appreciate the gesture. They might not wear watches, and a mechanical watch might be all but redundant by then. If for an eighteenth birthday, the watch will need servicing, maybe twice, before being presented.

    If the recipient does like watches, we canít be sure theyíd like the one weíve chosen. The PRX would seem to be a good candidate, but itís hardly timeless. Itís only in the last few years that those 1970s designs have become fashionable. Before that, most people, enthusiasts included, wouldnít have wanted one. The PRX will almost certainly go out of fashion in the next eighteen years.

    Itís a nice idea, but I canít see the sense from any angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I know that it’s a thing, storing away a watch for a future gift, but I don’t really get it.

    The recipient might not want it, even if they appreciate the gesture. They might not wear watches, and a mechanical watch might be all but redundant by then. If for an eighteenth birthday, the watch will need servicing, maybe twice, before being presented.

    If the recipient does like watches, we can’t be sure they’d like the one we’ve chosen. The PRX would seem to be a good candidate, but it’s hardly timeless. It’s only in the last few years that those 1970s designs have become fashionable. Before that, most people, enthusiasts included, wouldn’t have wanted one. The PRX will almost certainly go out of fashion in the next eighteen years.

    It’s a nice idea, but I can’t see the sense from any angle.

    It is not really about the watch. It is the sentiment. "This is a hobby that is dear to me, and I acquired this for you and kept watch over it for 18 years because I care about you" Here, it is a watch. It could just as easily be a pen, musical instrument, art, knife, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasio View Post
    I would go for another PRX with maybe different dial just to be balanced and avoiding possible envy .
    Not green then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I know that itís a thing, storing away a watch for a future gift, but I donít really get it.

    The recipient might not want it, even if they appreciate the gesture. They might not wear watches, and a mechanical watch might be all but redundant by then. If for an eighteenth birthday, the watch will need servicing, maybe twice, before being presented.

    If the recipient does like watches, we canít be sure theyíd like the one weíve chosen. The PRX would seem to be a good candidate, but itís hardly timeless. Itís only in the last few years that those 1970s designs have become fashionable. Before that, most people, enthusiasts included, wouldnít have wanted one. The PRX will almost certainly go out of fashion in the next eighteen years.

    Itís a nice idea, but I canít see the sense from any angle.
    If they don't like it they're dead to me.
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    I'll get another prx, maybe green
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    White looks good to me. Not a fan of green in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Not green then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasio View Post
    White looks good to me. Not a fan of green in general.
    Are you my 3 day old nephew, in the future? No!

    I want a green one so that's what they're getting.
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