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Top 5 Affordable Watches That Get The Nod From The Snobs
Spectacular watches that you can confidently wear without worrying about the price tag
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We live in a world where the more we administer our purchasing power, the more respect we garner from our counterparts. But when it comes to being a watch snob or pleasing one for that matter, you don’t necessarily have to spend a bomb on a timepiece. No seriously, it’s not essential that a high-end super expensive watch will always be better than something that’s more affordable! Of course, watches that are uniquely designed with the rarest of rare materials and technology will be more expensive, but that doesn’t mean affordable watches cannot be crafted with absolute attention to detail. In fact, there are numerous ‘affordable’ watches out there that even the high and mighty of the horological elite approve of, regardless of the price tag.
And so, The Watch Guide presents to you our pick of the top 5 affordable watches that are luxurious, excellently crafted and are definitely approved by all the watch snobs of the world:
1) Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary (Ref: T078.641.16.037.00)
Tissot celebrated its 160th Anniversary with a classic looking world timer, a watch that reflected the brand’s love for achieving new horizons – the Tissot Heritage Navigator. Combining vintage charm with modern techniques, with its automatic chronometer precision, this watch helps you be on time regardless of your location around the globe. The watch, by the way is also officially certified by COSC and extremely easy to use. Though it is sans a date window, the classic design (that we love) and world timer complication makes up for its absence. This watch is a perfect fit for someone looking for a super reliable and affordable world timer which looks great, is super easy to operate for office and business travel and is extremely affordable.
2) Victorinox Chrono Classic (Ref: 241617)
If innovation had a second name in the world of watches then the title would definitely go to Victorinox. An astounding representation of Swiss precision, the Chrono Classic from the Swiss giant is equipped with a unique quartz movement (made in Switzerland, obviously) and is precise to the hundredth of a second! The Chrono Classic also comes with multiple complications like a perpetual calendar, chronograph (with a tachymeter), a unique date display window, clubbed with a good 100m of water resistance. But what’s even more unique about the champagne coloured watch is that the date display doubles as a 1/100th second indicator when you activate the chronograph. If you’re like us who would love to own a watch with multiple complications, this one’s probably the one to have!
3) Movado Series 800 (Ref: 2600111)
Sportiness clubbed with sophistication and functionality, that’s the Movado Series 800 for you. Crafted out of stainless steel with a unidirectional bezel and screw-down crown, the size of the watch seems just appropriate at 42mm. The round silver-toned dial features 3 matching timing subdials, the iconic silver-toned dot at 12 and a date display at 4 o’clock. Combine all that with a trademark steel link bracelet with a deployment clasp and you’ll have one of the most classic Movados on your wrist. An iconic, stylish chronograph watch that fits the bill for any occasion.
4) Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart (Ref: R30181312)
What makes the Centrix Open Heart from Rado desirable is its shape and style. The tapered, lightweight, flexible bracelet embraces the wrist with immense comfort, and looks extremely graceful. The open heart design also allows you to see right through to the automatic Swiss movement with an 80 hour power reserve and a water resistance of 3 bars. The 38mm stainless steel rose gold plated case is complemented by the brown dial, that features rose gold plated hands. The most gorgeous part of the watch is the ceramic middle links interspersed with the rose gold plated bracelet. A gentleman’s choice, the watch isn’t heavy on the pocket at all!
5) Seiko Kinetic Perpetual Premier (Ref: SNP126P1)
Seiko brought about a revolution in the watchmaking world when they combined the beauty of a classic mechanical perpetual calendar with the advantages of Kinetic energy, the result of which was a “dynamic quartz” with a perpetual movement. The logic behind using kinetic energy too had a resourceful purpose: the watch could be powered by the movement of your body, so that it never needs a replacement (ever!). And even though the watch is powered by the energy of your own body, it stays alive up to 4 years when not worn. The timepiece is so reliable and accurate that even if it’s kept stationary, it still gives you the exact date, month and leap year indications at any point. Talk about a resourceful environment- friendly watch! The Kinetic Perpetual Premier is a perfect combination of classical features with a twist of modern flair. A watch for the future to own now, which definitely gets the nod from one and all!
Which watch, in your opinion would get a nod from the snobs? Let us know in the comments section below!