This Certina DS Action Diver is a top-notch affordable divers’ chronograph for a minimal cost, waterproof to 200 meters and ISO 6425-certified. (The criteria for dive watches are regulated by the ISO 6425 international standard.) It is difficult to beat that price! The 45.2-mm case houses an ETA 7753 caliber, and the watch is also sold with a rubber strap for a slightly lower price. Price: 1,770 euros.
The Junghans Meister Telemeter is a very attractive vintage-replica design from Junghans. This affordable chronograph brings back the “good old days” when such watches were equipped with a telemeter scale to calculate the distance from a source of light. The 40.8-mm steel case houses an ETA 2892 with a Dubois Dépraz chronograph module. Price: 1,990 euros.
JeanRichard, the sister brand of Girard-Perregaux, also joined the manufacture club recently. The JeanRichard 1681 Ronde Small Seconds is attractive and versatile as well as affordable. This 41-mm watch features the automatic winding caliber JR1050 with small seconds at 6 o’clock and a date display at 3 o’clock. The JeanRichard 1681 Ronde Small Seconds is priced at $5,300.