The Mido Multifort Calibre 60 features a modified ETA 7753 caliber fitted into either a 44-mm 316L steel case with a silver dial or a 44-mm black PVD-coated steel case with a black dial. The cases are water-resistant to 200 meters and combined either with a rubber strap or steel bracelet. Price: starting at $1,220.
Sinn is a good addition to the best affordable watch brands list. This Sinn 103 Ti UTC TESTAF has 41-mm titanium case which holds an ETA 7750 caliber with a UTC-function, and has been modified by Sinn to withstand the severe TESTAF criteria. What is TESTAF (Technischer Standard Fliegeruhren)? Click here for details. The “103” is a typical Sinn watch, fully packed with technical extras, therefore it’s a quite particular chronograph. Price: $3,184.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is synonymous with spaceflight and adventure. At the heart of this chronograph is Omega’s mechanical caliber 1861. The Moonwatch is available on a strap or a bracelet. Each watch is offered with a special presentation box that includes two additional straps – a “NATO” strap and a black Velcro strap. Also included are a tool to change the straps, a Speedmaster loupe, and a book highlighting the adventures of the Speedmaster. The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is priced from $4,500, making it a very good value among new chronographs for collectors that want an affordable watch that offers great quality and a prestige brand name on the dial.
Rolex calls the Rolex Oyster Perpetual the quintessential Oyster. We think this watch provides an excellent entry point into the world of Rolex. An affordable Rolex watch? Yes, here you go. The 36 mm 904L stainless steel case is water resistant to 100 meters, or 330 feet. The center section of the case is milled from a solid block of steel. This model is powered by the Rolex manufacture self-winding caliber 3130. The patented blue Parachrom hairspring offers excellent protection against shocks, magnetic fields and temperature variations. The 36-mm Oyster Perpetual is priced at $5,400. Not the cheapes watch on this top affordable watches list but it is a great Rolex watch at a reasonable price.
The Breitling Colt features the visual cues that give Breitling watches their unmistakable look. The broad unidirectional rotating bezel with a satin-brushed finish and engraved hour-markers features the brand’s trademark rider tabs. The 44-mm case is water-resistant to 200 meters and houses the mechanical Breitling Caliber 17, which is a COSC-certified chronometer. The Colt is available with black, blue and silver dials, and a variety of straps and bracelets, it is priced from $3,090.
So what are your own favorite affordable watches that meet this criteria? What are your personal top 10 affordable watches? What are your top watch brands? What is the best affordable watch overall? Let us know in the comments box below!
(This article originally was published on July 2013 and has since been updated)