Tired of how preposterously expensive watches have gotten but still want a timepiece on your wrist that, you know, tells the time and maybe the date, without also telling you how many steps you took, what appointments are due, and how you should diet better? (Something not made by Apple, perhaps?)
Below, check out four watches that will look great anytime, with any look, and won’t break the bank.
ORIS BIG CROWN POINTER DATE BRONZE
Oris is a small independent Swiss brand you should know about. They have been on a roll the last few years, releasing some serious heat at a price point that won’t break you. This new 2022 watch is powered by an automatic Oris 754 movement. The mix of the bronze 40mm case and linked bracelet with the stunning green dial and, thanks to Superluminova, indices, numbers and hands that glow like the summer sun, makes this Oris a surefire winner.
TISSOT PRX 35MM AND THE TISSOT POWERMATIC 80 STEEL & 18K GOLD
Tissot revives and updates a classic 1978 design with their new PRX lineup, a solid entry point for any collector. The integrated bracelet and stainless-steel case look great, and there are a lot of options in the PRX lineup. Webgravitated towards two specific models: the blue dial, quartz powered 35mm PRX 35, a genuine bargain at $375, and the $1,850 Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 in Steel & 18k Gold, which is legit the best bang for the buck you’ll get all year. For under 2k, you get a 40mm case with an automatic movement and an exhibition case back which goes perfectly with its super-70s feeling graded brown to black dial and the solid 18K fluted rose gold bezel.
While the drool-worthy Moon Swatch will not happen for most of us mere mortals anytime soon, there are literally more than 750 other Swatches to choose from. Go classic and get the Once Again model. It’s only 55 bucks, has a day/date feature and is right sized at 34mm.