Yesterday, Matt let us in on his quest for a sub-$500 automatic chronograph via a new watch he found on Kickstarter. Â While he was underwhelmed, it did make him think about what else is in there in that segment. Â While this listing is by no means exhaustive, it is a nice,Â compact overview of the various makes and models you could find for under $500. Â Now, without further ado…
- There is this beast from Seiko for $400 (product page), but it is not my style:
- Here is an Invicta () for $611 (better, but um, no):
- A very nice Tissot diver (ABTW Hands on) that is on sale at Amazon () for $800, but I wasn”t dying for a diver.
- I would have loved the Magrette Moana chrono PVD, even with a hand wound Sea-GullÂ movement, but it seems to be sold out.
At $800 (unless someone else snatches it), the Tissot is certainly the cream of this crop (especially since I can”t find the Magrette), but what else is out there in this range for a nice looking automatic chronograph?Â My birthday was last week folks, where should I point my wife with her credit card?
Let us know in the comments folks – what do you think of Matt”s list? Â Is there something he”s obviously missing and should be considered? Â In other words, what”s YOUR favorite watch (that you have or want to get) for around the $500 mark?