I don't remember actually choosing between the two, but in 2008 we did an "all the way down to the studs" kitchen renovation instead of me getting a ring. The link is from the "house for sale" blog we did a few years ago.
(read it if you have time, one of my better posts)
At first I wanted stackable rings, to hand down to our daughters. All the ones we found were very dainty, DH did not feel they were "worthy" of 29 years.
I knew I wanted a band, not a style that had stones set up on prongs. I wear my ring 24/7, and didn't want a prong ring catching or hitting on things.
DH was very patient in our search, even buying a ring at one store, to take to another store, so I could see them side by side.
On one of our shoppingtrips, he spotted this watch. Of course he got it----you don't say "no" to a man who just bought you a carat!