Commenting on our post Self-Winding Watches – Don’t Do It!, reader Mark D. Stroyer admits he’s not averse to a hand-wound watch. And then raises the thorny issue of money. “What would one recommend for manual winding at budget pricing?” As Mr. Stroyer is a pioneer in the windswept environs of our comments section, challenge accepted!
For Rolex, Audemars, Patek, IWC and other high end watch brands, success depends on culture, craftsmanship and customer cultivation. At the sub-$1k end of the market, it’s dog eat dog. Success depends on product, penny-pinching and PR. Here are my choices for the three best watch brands who’ve mastered the three P’s to sell excellent quality timepieces for under a grand . . .
In the video below, the man above modestly suggests a bifurcated watch collection for men. The Modest Man recommends two watches: a Rolex Datejust and a Hamilton Field Officer Khaki Mechanical. Um, what? Don’t get me wrong: they’re not bad choices . . .