Contrary to what many believe, you don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get a great watch. Yes, a larger budget can afford you a lot more options but if you’re willing to do your research, there are hundreds of top notch timepieces anyone would be proud to wear regardless of the dollar signs. Whether you’re a first time buyer looking for a more “serious” watch or a seasoned collector looking to diversify your range, we’ve rounded up 3 timepieces under $1,500 that our customers have recommended for 2018.
The Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch, 795.00
Styled as a classic 42mm wristwatch with a stainless steel case and silver dial (and no digital display), the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch features activity and sleep tracking functions and displays them via a secondary analog dial. The lack of display screen provides significant power savings while still maintaining the ability to alert you to calls, texts and alarms. The best part is that rather than a daily or weekly recharge like its competitor, the Horological Smartwatch has a battery life of two years.
The Tissot Ballade, $925
For under $1000, the Tissot Ballade has more reasons to boast than just its price point. Not only is it sized for everyday wear at 39mm, it also features a date compilation, silicon balance spring and 80 hours of power reserve. The Ballade is COSC certified and water resistant to 165ft. There are several versions of this watch but our customers love the stainless steel case paired with a black dial combination because its looks like a watch that is two or three times the price tag. Additional straps are available so you can customize it to match your style.
The Raymond Weil Maestro 2239 Series Moon Phase, $1295.00
Raymond Weil’s Maestro collection celebrates the world of classical music and the esteem commanded by a grand personality. Each piece is worthy of the wrist of any master of a craft and the new Raymond Weil Maestro 2239 Series Moon Phase continues to ooze elegance and sophistication. Not only can you keep track of the time as you observe the intricate movements through the display on the dial, you can also see the date at the 3 o’clock position and a moon phase indicator at the 6 o’clock position. The 39.5mm dial is available in both silver/white or black finish with blued steel hands and comes with your choice of a leather strap or, for a little extra, a Milanese mesh bracelet.
Interested in seeing our customer’s top picks in person? Stop by either of our Friendly Center or Winston-Salem locations to work with our expert staff to find your next budget friendly timepiece.