I think you should ignore the potential effect on resale and just get the proper windows for the house -- ones that you will enjoy seeing and using.
Our house is 157 years old and located in a historic district full of similarly aged houses. When we bought it, the original double hung windows were still in place. But they were drafty and could be opened and closed only with difficulty. Five years ago, we replaced every window in the house (all 30 of them) with Marvin Ultimate all wood windows (Marvin Double Hung Windows for New Construction & Remodeling
). They were quite expensive, but were the closest we could find to the originals. We love the way they look and work. And it was the proper thing to do for the house, which we hope will continue to please generations after us, as it has before us.