Affordable watches from major Swiss watch brands –
The Swiss are known for their magnificent watchmaking skills, which often results in very expensive products. They have the brands Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chopard and Patek Philippe which produced watch models which ranked respectively fourth, fifth and sixth most expensive watches of all time. However, there is no need to break the bank for a Swiss watch. Many Swiss brands offer everything from fashion and sports to contemporary looks for less than $ 1,000 and sometimes less than $ 1,000. Some watch brands are even renowned for being luxurious, but they also produce efficient watches at a lower cost. Here are some of the Swiss watches from well-known companies that are worth your investment and selection.
The Conquest is the first choice of women and men and is among the most beloved archives of Longines. This stainless steel edition L3.318.104.22.168 L33804586 has a stainless steel bracelet and is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, there is a Moonphase indication at 6 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock. The screw-down crown and case make it waterproof to 300 meters. An anti-reflective treatment is used to prevent flickering in the sapphire crystal.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Auto
This Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Automatic 40mm stainless steel watch ref H38525811 has a luminous dial and offers a vintage touch and advanced style. The arrow-shaped markers, as well as the hands, are coated with luminescent material. It has a date display at six o’clock and is powered by a Swiss automatic movement. The brown leather strap with white stitching is interchangeable thanks to the company’s EasyClick system.
Tissot’s T-Touch line of fully efficient watches with lots and lots of information and data relevant to the wearer existed long before smartwatches were popular. Motorcycles influenced this Swiss-made 43mm T-Race ref T1154172706100. It has a chronograph, a tachymeter bezel and a central second hand to assess speed. It is made of stainless steel with black PVD, is water resistant to 100 meters and has a silicone strap.
Baume & Mercier Classima
This Baume & Mercier ref 10385 stainless steel watch makes an intricate statement with its easy-to-read style and classic elegance. The rich blue dial, which is protected by a sapphire crystal, offers a nice touch, especially with its stick indexes and Roman numerals. The watch has a Swiss quartz movement and a date display at 3 o’clock. The 40mm case is finished with a camel colored leather strap in vintage style.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 watch ref WBJ1412.FC8233 has a diameter of 32mm, which makes it suitable for both women and men who prefer a smaller wristwatch. The watch, which comes in a variety of colors, is water resistant to 100 meters and powered by a quartz movement. The dial, inspired by motor racing, is clear to understand, with the seconds indicated on the steel bezel.
Mido Shadow Commander
The Commander Shade ref M8422.214.171.124 watch from the Swiss brand Mido has an automatic movement and is made of stainless steel. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters thanks to an acrylic glass crystal. It displays the day and date as well as the hours, minutes and seconds. It is polished with an alluring stainless steel mesh bracelet that can be worn by both men and women.
Mondaine Official Swiss Railways Classic
Mondaine has been the official watch of the Swiss railways for over 30 years. Its watch faces are shiny, crisp and legible, just like station clocks. This 40mm Classic Railways watch ref A658.30323.16SBD is made of stainless steel with a matt brushed case and a genuine leather strap with a hole pattern and tone-on-tone stitching. It has a mineral glass crystal and is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. This iconic Mondaine model has been discreetly revised for spring 2018 with real purity and foresight of design.
Victorinox INOX Carbon
The Victorinox INOX Carbon ref 241860 watch has an incredibly tough exterior and has been subjected to over 130 different strength and stress tests. The case comes with a special carbon composite used in the space and aircraft industries that can withstand temperatures above 1260 degrees Celsius. The watch is also extremely light and scratch resistant. The dial of this variant is blue in color coordinated with green Super-LumiNova numerals. The 43mm watch features a blue woven paracord strap with green accents and is water resistant to 200 meters.
Oris Artelier Date
The Oris Artelier has an eloquently contoured case that is available in a variety of sizes, so it will fit your wrist perfectly with the metal or leather strap. The Oris Artelier Date ref 01 733 7721 4055-07 8 21 88 comes in a 40mm multi-piece stainless steel case with an anti-reflective sapphire coating inside. It is powered by a self-winding date with a 38-hour power reserve. It has a blue guilloche dial and a stainless steel bracelet.
FrÃ©dÃ©rique Constant Smartwatch Gents Vitality
The Gents Vitality Smartwatch ref FC-287S5TB6 comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with a 2-part case coated with PVD titanium. It features a silver dial with sunray finish, pearl black hand-polished hour and minute hands and a dark gray rubber strap. The quartz watch is powered by caliber FC-287. Its functions include world timer, local time, chronograph, heart rate monitoring, heart rate notifications and hours, minutes, day and dates.
Raymond Weil Parsifal Men Quartz
The iconic gadrooned bezel, classic two-tone steel and gold PVD Roman numerals are among the main features of this reinvented Parsifal. The crown is adorned with blue lacquer and has a modern matte white dial, adding a subtle touch of color to this iconic layout. The Parsifal quartz watch for men ref 5580-STP-00308 features a 41mm stainless steel case with yellow gold PVD plating. It also comes with a stainless steel bracelet and a white dial.
In a word
Who doesn’t want to own a beautiful watch? Whether you are a watch collector or not, you know that they appear at varying prices. The quality of inexpensive watches has steadily increased as a large percentage of brands generate budget items. Some mid-range models slightly higher on the price scale may compete with more expensive models. Usually, just because the watch is cheap doesn’t mean it is of no value.