The Swiss are known for their magnificent watchmaking skills, which often result in very expensive products. They have the Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chopard, and Patek Philippe brands that have produced watch models that ranked fourth, fifth, and sixth most expensive watches of all time, respectively. However, you don’t have to go broke for a Swiss watch. Many Swiss brands offer everything from fashion to sports to contemporary looks for under and sometimes well under $1,000. Some watch brands are even known to be luxurious, but they also produce high-performance watches at low prices. Here are some of the Swiss watches from well-known companies that are worth your investment and selection.
The Conquest is the top choice of women and men and is among the most adored archives of Longines. This Stainless Steel Edition L3.3126.96.36.199 L33804586 has a stainless steel bracelet and is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, there is a moon phase indication at 6 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock. The screw-down crown and case make it water-resistant to 300 meters. An anti-reflective coating is used to prevent sapphire crystal glare.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Auto
This Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Automatic 40mm Stainless Steel Ref H38525811 watch has a luminous dial and offers vintage flair and advanced style. The arrow-shaped markers, as well as the needles, are covered with luminescent material. It has a date display at six o’clock and is powered by a Swiss automatic movement. The brown leather strap with white stitching is interchangeable thanks to the company’s EasyClick system.
Tissot T Race
Tissot’s T-Touch range of fully efficient watches with plenty of wearer-relevant information and data existed long before smartwatches were popular. Motorcycles influenced this Swiss made 43mm T-Race ref T1154172706100. It has a chronograph, a tachometer bezel and a central second hand to assess speed. It is made of stainless steel with black PVD, is water resistant to 100 meters and has a silicone strap.
Baume & Mercier Classima
This Baume & Mercier ref 10385 stainless steel watch makes an intricate statement with its easy-to-read styling and classic elegance. The rich blue dial, which is protected by a sapphire crystal, adds a nice touch, especially with its stick indexes and Roman numerals. The watch has a Swiss quartz movement and a date display at 3 o’clock. The 40mm case is finished with a camel colored leather strap in a vintage style.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 watch ref WBJ1412.FC8233 has a diameter of 32 mm, which makes it suitable for both women and men who prefer a smaller wristwatch. The watch, available in a variety of colors, is water resistant to 100 meters and powered by a quartz movement. The dial, inspired by motor racing, is clear to understand, with the seconds indicated on the steel bezel.
Mido Commander lampshade
The Commander Shade ref M84188.8.131.52 watch from the Swiss brand Mido has an automatic movement and is made of stainless steel. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters thanks to an acrylic glass crystal. It displays the day and date as well as the hours, minutes and seconds. It is polished with an attractive stainless steel mesh bracelet that can be put on by both men and women.
Official Mondaine Classic of the Swiss Railways
Mondaine has been the official watch of the Swiss railways for more than 30 years. Its watch faces are shiny, flawless and legible, just like station clocks. This 40mm Classic Railways ref A658.30323.16SBD watch features stainless steel with a matte brushed case and a genuine leather strap with a hole pattern and tonal stitching. It has a mineral glass crystal and is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. This iconic Mondaine model has been discreetly revisited for Spring 2018 with true purity of design and forethought.
Victorinox INOX Carbon
The Victorinox INOX Carbon ref 241860 watch has an incredibly tough exterior and has been subjected to over 130 different stress and resistance tests. The case comes with a special carbon composite used in the space and aerospace industries that can withstand temperatures of over 1260 degrees Celsius. The watch is also extremely lightweight and scratch resistant. The dial of this variant is blue with green Super-LumiNova numerals. The 43mm watch has a blue woven paracord strap with green accents and is water resistant to 200 meters.
Date Oris Artelier
The Oris Artelier has an eloquently contoured case that comes in a variety of sizes, so it will fit perfectly on your wrist with either the metal or leather strap. The Oris Artelier Date ref 01 733 7721 4055-07 8 21 88 comes in a 40mm multi-piece stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire coating inside. It is powered by a self-winding date with a 38-hour power reserve. It has a blue guilloché dial and a stainless steel bracelet.
Frederique Constant Smartwatch Gents Vitality
The Gents Vitality Smartwatch ref FC-287S5TB6 comes in a 2-part 42mm stainless steel case with titanium PVD coating. It features a silver dial with sunray finish, hand-polished mother-of-pearl black hour and minute hands and a dark gray rubber strap. The quartz watch is powered by the FC-287 caliber. Its functions include world clock, local time, chronograph, heart rate monitoring, heart rate notifications, hours, minutes, day and dates.
Raymond Weil Parsifal Quartz for men
The iconic gadrooned bezel, classic two-tone steel and golden PVD Roman numerals are some of the main features of this reinvented Parsifal. The crown is adorned with blue lacquer and has a modern matte white dial, adding a subtle splash of color to this iconic layout. The Parsifal ref 5580-STP-00308 men’s quartz watch features a 41mm stainless steel case with yellow gold PVD plating. It also comes with a stainless steel bracelet and a white dial.
In a word
Who doesn’t want to own a beautiful watch? Whether you’re a watch collector or not, you know they come in at varying prices. The quality of cheap watches has steadily increased as a large percentage of brands generate budget items. Some mid-range models that are slightly higher on the price scale can compete with more expensive models. Usually, just because the watch is cheap doesn’t mean it’s worthless.