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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
Oris Aquis Date
Oris Divers Sixty-Five
Tudor Black Bay 58
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
Breitling Superocean Heritage 57
BR 03-92 Diver Black Matte
Rado Captain Cook Automatic
Seiko Prospex SLA041
Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial
Longines Master Collection L2.909.4.92.0
Longines Heritage Classic L2.8188.8.131.52 (Tuxedo Chronograph)
Cartier Tank Solo XL
Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Small
Grand Seiko SBGW231
Montblanc 1858 Automatic
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Moonphase Retrograde
Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope
Nomos Orion Neomatik 41 Date
Nomos Metro Date Power Reserve
Longines Aviation Big Eye
Tudor Black Bay Chrono
Tudor Black Bay GMT
Tudor North Flag
Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Chronometer
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph CBM2110.BA0651
IWC Pilot’s Watches Automatic 36
Panerai Radiomir Base Logo 45mm
Panerai Luminor Base Logo
Breitling Navitimer Automatic 41
Bvlgari Aluminium Chronograph
Grand Seiko SBGM221
Grand Seiko SBGA285
Ball Trainmaster Manufacture 80 Hours
Bell & Ross BR05
Rado Golden Horse
Sinn 903 St B E
Nomos Tangomat GMT
Bulova Heritage Chronograph A "Surfboard"
Specifications: Price: $2,950 (automatic), $695 (quartz), Case Size: 38.5mm, Thickness: 16.7mm, Water Resistance: 200m, Movement: Auto Sellita SW510, Power Reserve: 48Hours, Crystal: Sapphire
Bulova rides a retro-style wave with this 1970s-inspired chronograph model that derives its name from the quirky, surfboard-shaped oval that encompasses the two subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock. Like the original model, which was produced for only two years in 1970-’71, the modern watch has a tonneau-shaped 38.5-mm steel case, a set of pump-style chronograph pushers, a tachymeter scale occupying the outer edge of the dial, and oddly shaped, colorful hands for the hours, minutes, stopwatch seconds, and subdials, including the prominent triangular central seconds hand. Bulova offers some models with quartz movements as well as a more high-end version that is equipped with the automatic Sellita SW 500-1. In addition to the models on color-coordinated rubber straps, there is also one mounted on a charmingly retro, integrated single-link bracelet with a deployant clasp. Shop here.
Hamilton Intra-Matic Chronograph H
Specifications: Price: $2,095, Case Size: 40mm, Thickness: 14.4mm, Lug Width: 20mm, Water Resistance: 100m, Movement: Auto H-51 (base ETA 7753), Power Reserve: 60 Hours, Crystal: Sapphire
Hamilton’s retro-flavored Intra-Matic collection pays tribute to a fondly remembered model from the mid-20th century that became one of the first timepieces to contain an automatic chronograph caliber. The “H” in the Intra-Matic Chronograph H, however, stands for “hand wound” and denotes a manually winding movement, based on the self-winding ETA 7753, that Hamilton has dubbed the H-51; the goal was to re-create as closely as possible the American-roots brand chronograph wristwatches from 1968 — the year before the dawn of automatic chrono calibers. Adding to the retro feel of the watch, which is housed in a 40-mm steel case, is the two-tone bicompax dial’s lack of a date display, a feature found on more contemporary models in the Intra-Matic line. Shop here.
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no omega aqua terra?
I’m surprised the Longines Ultra-Chron didn’t make this list while some pieces with a lot less cohesive design language did. Solid features and the high beat distinction, for under $4K.
Awesome guide, checkout Asorock watches, a black-African-owned luxury watch brand with swiss ap, and Hublot homage watch designs.
Is EDOX any good?
Where can I find an oyster rolex for $5,900 ?
Hi Teddy and team! Please help me which brand to get. I am torn between Hamilton, Longines & Tudor… For Hamilton, I’m leaning to the intra matic model. For Longines I’m leaning to the Spirit model. For Tudor i can only afford the BB 36 and 41… I’m after for the brands reputation also and how long will it holds the value. Hoping for a reply from you guys… Thank you very much!