A great watch for under $3k? Totally doable. But don’t ask hodinkee.com. They’re too busy touting Watches Under $10,000 That’ll Have You Looking Like a Million Bucks. Oh for Pete’s sake. That’s like “a list of sports cars under $100k that will make you stop wishing you were driving a Ferrari.” Here are four great watches under $3k that won’t leave you feeling short-changed. . .
The horological press is deep in watchmakers’ pockets. That’s no secret. hodinkee.com sells watches; they’re authorized dealers for Seiko, Grand Seiko, NOMOS, Longines, Ressence, Tag-Heuer, Zenith, Oris, Vacheon Constantin and Hamilton. On the lower end of the scale, watch watching websites take a cut of click-throughs to online watch sales. Follow the links . . .
Lothar Schmidt doesn’t look like the kinda guy who’s gonna party like a rock star to celebrate 25 years as Sinn Spezialuhren‘s CEO. But you gotta hand it to Mr. Schmidt: his Frankfurt-based watchmaking enterprise has found a niche in the market, producing handsome, hand-crafted timepieces in the $1500 to $5k range, best bought from watchbuys.com (TTAW never takes commissions). Here are four of my favorites . . .