Let me present you a list of ten watches that in my eyes represent excellent value for money and all do cost less then 3500 Euro.
After all the discussions going on about Tudor the last days I want to add fuel to the fire.
What do you think? Do you like my choice?
These are my top 10 favorite watches 2013 so far in terms of not being really expensive and representing good value for money. Why adding fuel to the fire? Because I put on top of the price list the new Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue. The watch costs 3450 Euro and is the most expensive one here. Is it compared to some of the others here worth the money? What do you think?
Please do also note that I have been choosing just one execution of these watches. Most of the watches described here are of course available with other colored dials, bezels and type of bracelets. All the watches have steel cases. You will find more detailed information about almost all the watches shown here if you look on my blog for it
Alpina Sailing Yacht Timer: The in-house built countdown-module is put on a Sellita SW 500. Excellent readability and top quality! The price: 2395 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT: A full functioning GMT watch for travelling and/or displaying a second zone time, good looking and equipped with an ETA 2893-3 caliber. The price: 2800 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Frédérique Constant Slimline Manufacture Moonphase: A very good looking, (what do I write?), a stunning good looking (!) automatic watch with a moon phase indication. Equipped with the automatic in-house caliber FC-705. The price: 2450 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Sub Auto Chrono: A 300 meter waterproof sports chronograph equipped with an ETA 7753 caliber. Top quality and a lot of lovely design details to discover. The price: 1595 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Longines HydroConquest Chronograph: A 300-meter waterproof chronograph equipped with the Longines column-wheel chronograph caliber L667. It is based on the Valjoux 7750 but a specific development of ETA for Longines and exclusively reserved to Longines. The price: 1610 Euro including 19 % of German VAT. This price is hard to beat guys. In my eyes the best value for money chronograph 2013.
Nomos Ahoi: The new Saxon divers watch from Glashütte is waterproof up to 200 meters and equipped with the automatic in-house caliber Epsilon. The price: 2800 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge: A full functional (not a gimmick) divers watch with a depth gauge. The fundamental idea of building it was KISS: keep it simple, stupid. In my eyes the best of the best 2013! The price: 2600 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Swatch Sistem 51: The ultimate proof that you can build an automatic Swiss made watch for almost no money. With its 51 components the new movement is a watchmaking revolution in terms simplicity and completely build by robots in less then 20 minutes. Together with the Oris the best of the best 2013. The price: Is not yet fixed exactly. I expect 120 to 130 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Tissot T-Complication Squelette: If you ever wanted to buy a technical looking, skeletonized watch that offers you big horological cinema for your eyes you should buy this one. The huge Tissot is equipped with an ETA 6497. The price: 1450 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.
Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue: In my eyes this chronograph is stunning cool and the quality is beyond reproach. It is equipped with an ETA 2892-A2 on which Tudor adds a Dubois-Dépraz-chronograph module. The price: 3450 Euro including 19 % of German VAT.