Affordable watches and budget-friendly timepieces are among the most popular products when it comes to starting or expanding a watch collection. With this experts’ list of practical buying guides we’re offering some suggestions for watches that won’t break the bank. Follow the links below for 24 affordable watches you can (and should) buy in the near future.
In Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches Under $1,000, blogger Robert-Jan Broer of FratelloWatches.com shares his top five watches priced under $1,000, including the Seiko “Black Monster” SRP307. Robert-Jan’s posts on watchtime.com always have numerous fans and it is no wonder that his Top 5 watches under $1,000 are surely going to become a useful selection for many budget-conscious aficionados.
“Watch Insider” Alexander Linz looks at 10 different brands offering affordable watches in Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands. Among the brands he mentions is Tudor, the more affordable sister brand of Rolex, which made its return to the U.S. in 2013.
In Mechanical Watches Under $2,000, we look at affordable watches with mechanical movements recently introduced at the major watch fairs, such as the Ball Trainmaster Roman. You’ll probably find many choices for a perfect “entry-level” watch for a new collector in this post.
In Basel Bargain Hunting: 7 New Watches Under $5,000, we dig through the multitude of new watches unveiled at Baselworld 2013 to find the most affordable watches (the affordable threshold here being under $5,000), including the Alpina Sailing YachtTimer Countdown.