VALUE FOR MONEY

24-7 (Singapore) - - Contents - By Denyse Yeo

Qual­ity time­pieces that won’t break the bank

TH­ESE BRANDS STAND OUT FOR HAV­ING QUAL­ITY ME­CHAN­I­CAL TIME­PIECES THAT DON’T BUST THE BANK – THEY’RE ALL BE­LOW $7,000.

A lux­ury me­chan­i­cal watch – durable, ex­clu­sive, long-last­ing – is a su­perb choice when money is no ob­ject. But if you don’t want to be left out of pocket, there are still a num­ber of out­stand­ing op­tions for you to pick from.

The key is to look for fea­tures that fol­low in the foot­steps of their high­end brethren. It’s a good bet if it has a lux­ury-style fin­ish, unique com­pli­ca­tions, func­tional de­sign or a strong her­itage – bet­ter still if it ticks all th­ese boxes.

Ul­ti­mately, you want a timepiece with a me­chan­i­cal move­ment, still widely re­garded as the must-have of lux­ury watch­mak­ing. Most me­chan­i­cal move­ments in th­ese value-for-money pieces are au­to­matic, but you’ll be able to find a few that can be man­u­ally wound.

Here are the best op­tions un­der $7,000 from four brands that give you more bang for your buck.

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