Germany’s Nomos Glashütte, which makes its own mechanical movements, introduced a new diving-inspired model, the Ahoi, which will retail for $3,940. The Ahoi comes in a 40-mm case, water resistant to 200 meters, with a waterproof black fabric strap.
Mido’s Multifort Two Crowns in stainless steel has a price of $1,220. As its name suggests, this diving watch features two crowns, one at 2 o’clock, for adjusting the bezel to measure immersion time, and the other at 4 o’clock, for setting the time and winding.
The Victorinox Chrono Classic, with a Swiss-made quartz Soprod movement, comes in under the four-figure mark at $850, with variations ranging form $875-$975. This latest version of the Chrono Classic features a chronograph accurate to 1/100th of a second, an indication displayed numerically by means of two rotating disks.
I agree with comments but wonder if swiss quality is to be sacrificed for cheap mass produced watches. How do you break the nexus between quality and price., Swiss made doesn’t mean 100% produced by swiss anymore although swiss involvement is pretty high. Do we want mass produced watches from China to satisfy the price equation. There are some excellent swiss watches on market at reasonable prices, bulova accutron for example, good swiss watches doesn’t automatically mean Rolex in my view. Best watch makers in the world are the Germans, although it is good to see moderately priced selection of swiss watches from the fair.
It’s about time, I was beginning to think that the Swiss were only interesting in making watches for the likes of the One-percenters (like big Al Gore and his $200 million windfall).
The prices are getting astronomical (and comical) and they need to control this. There are MANY in the USA and Europe who simply cannot afford a $5,000 watch. So with that, they need to try making watches that are under $1,000. And yes, with their skills, it will have the same quality as that of $10,000.
Thanks WatchTime for some good news here.
I agree. It’s about time some more affordable watches spring into the open. We all drool over a lot of the watches that we see come out but a lot are so expensive that it costs as much as a mortgage! Don’t get me wrong, loving fine watches is great and Saving up for that one particular time piece may take a bit, but it’s nice to see a small collection like this being displayed for some people to afford. Thanks watch time for posting. I hope you keep posting more about other watches that are more attainable/ affordable to the working class watching loving community!
Good day to u, I thank watchtime magazine for your informative article on budget Swiss watches,I own a Raymond Weil freelancer and I am struggling with the day and the date as they change at 24 and 12 hour intervals,for example,at midnight the day will change and at noon the date changes to synchronise with the day. I would appreciate if you could advise or give me instructions on the way forward,that is, for the day and the date to change concurrently at midnight.thanks & regards sunil.