Affordable Swiss Watch Brands

Skip Into: Get to the List The Swiss watch has been a symbol of status and luxury since the dawn of horological time. In the modern world, where Swiss companies have staff all over the world, the world of horology has changed and with it has come a deluge of watches from incredible brands that …

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The Swatch Group Logo

The creation of Swatch is a prime example of creating something out of necessity due to the changing landscape around them. The Swiss were forced to comply in order to avoid an economic downturn and it led to creating the world’s largest watchmaking firm, covering over 10 brands with various price points and demographics. If …

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Rolex Watch

With the goal of bringing the most durable timepiece around, two people started an iconic brand that would change lives and create something that would forever be synonymous with prestige and luxury. The worst thing that could happen to a soldier is have their weapon malfunction, and a watch has the same heft in someone’s …

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I may be biased – as I own a number of their watches myself – but Tissot are some of the best watches on the market. Since 1853, Tissot has been making elegant and stylish watches made with impeccable movements. One of the things I like most about Tissot watches is their accessibility. They have …

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Clearly, we here at Gracious Watch are fans of luxury timepieces. We’ve posted dozens of listicles laying down our preferred luxury watches at an assortment of price points, after all. We also have a lot of love for inexpensive affordables that tick all the right boxes. At times, we have even had hands-on experiences with …

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World leaders are representative of their nation and are held in the highest regard. Whether they’re traveling to solve a national crisis, negotiating with other leaders to start a new trade deal, they need to be punctual and on-time. So they need a trustworthy timepiece to be on their wrist at all times. What that …

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December is the month of giving and you probably have been running around looking for that perfect gift for everyone special in your life.  Well, stop and do something for yourself. Enter this month’s giveaway where THREE lucky readers will walk away with one cool, new watch.  These three are up for grabs for three …

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Past The idea of combining technology with wristwear has been around much longer than you may realize; in fact, tech manufacturers (including giants such as Microsoft and IBM) have been chasing the dream of intelligent wristwear for over 30 years. The first ‘watch phone’ was launched by Samsung in 1999 (complete with antenna), and since …

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    In the United States, nearly 7,000 people every month type “Casio Edifice” into Google. The Edifice line of watches has steadily grown in popularity and today there are numerous variations of the Edifice that feature a variety of functions, sizes, and complications. The one we’re about to give away to one lucky reader …

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The Best of Both Worlds Introduced in 1986 Basel Fair, Seiko’s Kinetic technology has created a new movement platform that bridges automatic and quartz movements in perfect harmony. Providing quartz-like accuracy with the constant energy production caused by the wearer’s movement, the Kinetic movement provided Seiko with a new hybrid that provides near-perfect efficiency transfer …

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christmas watch list 2017

Christmas is coming and every horological fan will be hoping for a beautiful timepiece under their tree. We’ve compiled a list of 50 Men’s and Women’s watches for Christmas 2017 and there is one to suit every budget. From affordable and stylish to the peak of luxury our list has something for everyone. On This …

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Pocket watches are a lost art. Featuring a style of yesteryear, it’s not as convenient as a wristwatch, but it adds a classic flair to any outfit. It has a certain aura of traditionalism: having one means you respect tradition and what it has done for the watch movement. A true watch aficionado should have …

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Did you know that September 1st is the time where we should start thinking about Christmas? Why? Because it’s the start of the months that end in -ember. Okay, I lied with that statement but you should still start planning! With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get that something special for the man …

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So the most important woman in your life is across from you: her radiant smile is beaming across that beautiful face, she’s looking at you dumbfounded because you got her nothing. “Nothing? What’s happening?” Then you realize something. It’s cold, everyone’s at your dinner table, and you hear “All I Want For Christmas is You” …

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Teaching children how to tell time can be difficult, and with the advent of digital watches, digital clocks, and iPad’s a parent can have an even more difficult time convincing their children that they need to know how to tell time. Having their own watch will give kids a sense of pride in ownership, and …

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A leader in mid-range timepieces since 1853 Founded in 1853 by a father and son team, Tissot relies on precision and trust by sports organizations like the NBA to capture a significant market share.   An integral, risk-taking brand in a watch conglomerate As part of the Swatch Group, Tissot is a brand that is …

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Since the first time humans looked to the skies above us we have been eternally inspired. The mind blowing vastness of space, mixed with our desire for exploration has inspired generations of people, and watchmakers are no different. From the watch that successfully survived the longest freefall in human history to the first watch on …

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Tissot Excellence 18K Gold

Ah, the nightlife. Nothing beats a great weekend with awesome friends, your loyal partner-in-crime, or just painting the town red like true bachelor and bachelorettes should.  In order to enjoy the moonlight though, you need to look the part: You need to be dapper, flashy, and confident. So iron out that dress shirt and pull …

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Fossil FS4735

Hands On Review – Fossil FS4735 Grant Brown Leather Watch Specifications MSRP: $76.99 Collection: Grant Movement Type: Quartz Chronograph Case Size: 44mm Case Thickness: 12mm Strap Material: Genuine Leather Water Resistant: 5 ATM Fossil was founded in 1984 by Kosta Kartsotis, after his brother mentioned to him that there was large profits to be made importing …

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beginners guide seiko

Since the late 1970’s and early 1980’s solar powered watches have been providing consumers with an alternative to quartz, automatic, and manual watch movements. While early models were slightly gimmicky and sold as a niche watch to children and tech nerds, today’s solar watches are offered in a variety of styles that provide a quality …

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Most Popular Watches & Ultimate Watch Lists

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List of the Best Watch Brands in the World What are the world’s Best Watch Brands? Watches are considered among the most useful accessories or jewelries a person wears. They are used by people from across the globe, and are worn for their usefulness as a timepiece and fashionable item. Some pocket watches even appreciated as …

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best watch brands under $15000

Best Watch Brands for Men So it’s your lucky day, today. Life is great when all your goals have been met and taken care of. Everything is settled: no issues, qualms, no problems. Suddenly, you have disposable income! Whatever can you do? Now, you can be a responsible adult and save up a substantial chunk …

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Since the quartz boom, Japanese watches have been some of the most inexpensive, yet reliable watches in the world. This combination has made many of their watches massive successes. Below is our list of the Top 7 Best Selling Japanese Watches. For more on Japanese made watches check out our post on The Difference Between …

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Affordable Skeleton Watches

Alright, fellow watch fan. Time for a quick test, What is the difference between a skeleton watch and an open-heart watch? An open-heart teases you, giving you a sneak peak of the movement, while a skeleton watch leaves nothing to the imagination. So I guess you’re here because you’re an adventurous, care-free individual that wants …

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affordable high end watch brand

Most Affordable Watch Brands Now, the title probably threw you off right of the bat; affordable and high-end? How is that possible? When someone says ‘high-end’, it shouldn’t immediately think watches greater than your mortgage payments. Oh, by the contrary, fellow reader! You can actually get high-quality, great looking watches from the big manufactures. You …

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Best Tissot Watches

The Gracious Watch family has seen great watches in our lifetimes. We even compiled a list for all the ones that we love and adore. With various brands smothering various price points, one brand in particular stands out from the crowd. While you can have any watch in the market, you need to stick to …

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Cheap Luxury Watches

Top Luxury Watches You Can Actually Afford With a plethora of luxury watches flooding the market, it’s hard for someone to choose. You’re basically deciding for the market what should be considered and what should be looked over. You as the consumer, have so much power! However, not everyone can easily drop enormous amount of …

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Top 7 Most Affordable and Reliable Aviator Watches

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran pilot, or you are just looking to accessorize your wardrobe, our list of pilots watches gives you the most affordable and most reliable aviator watches on the market. For more from Gracious Watch check out Best Breitling Watches for Men and Best Vintage-Look Watches. Affordable Aviator Watches Reliable & Affordable …

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A Guide to Buying Your First Watch from Switzerland, Including Higher Quality & Affordable Swiss-Made Watch Brands To Consider So you’ve been reading around the forums, and you’re just discombobulated by all the possible selections you can get, Which brand is best? What works well for me? Am I a ‘Tissot’ person, or a ‘Bulova’-ite? …

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7 Limited Edition Seiko Watches You Should Consider Buying

Seiko has regular time piece offerings but once in awhile, the Japanese watchmaker likes to make something special and produce limited edition pieces. They may be hard to find after release, but you should know by now that the hunt is part of the thrill of being a watch aficionado! But why should you even …

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Best and Most Affordable Casio Edifice Watches - Edifice Buying Guide

From the Best Casio G-Shock Watches and the Best Casio Edifice Watches to our list of Best Watch Brands, Casio has played as prominent a role in Gracious Watch as it has in the horological market. The Edifice brand is Casio’s peak achievement in a metal analog watch and has been engineered to F1 racing …

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Affordable Swiss Watch Brands

Skip Into: Get to the List The Swiss watch has been a symbol of status and luxury since the dawn of horological time. In the modern world, where Swiss companies have staff all over the world, the world of horology has changed and with it has come a deluge of watches from incredible brands that …

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Best Citizen Watches

Best Men’s Citizen Watches There are various brands that have a hold on Japanese-made watches: Casio, Seiko, and in this instance, Citizen. Based in Tokyo, Japan Citizen started out in 1918 building lathe tools and wristwatches. Their focus on being competitive and relevant are prevalent in their watches, keeping up with modernity and being technologically …

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Prestigious Swiss Watch Brands for Men

Prestigious Swiss Watch Brands for Men Just like you, your brand is based on what you put out: hard work, dedication, strive for success… These are some traits that makes you a recognizable individual. Each of us have our own offerings that makes us better than some and watches are no different. Whether that’s an …

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best amazon watch deals

At Gracious Watch we spend a lot of time curating lists of the best watches on the planet, creating lists of the top watches in many categories and brands. When we reached out to users and asked what you would like to see from us, there was an overwhelming desire for us to find and …

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Cheap Automatic Watches

Automatic watches give the watch aficionado a sense of pride. Why? Anyone can get a quartz (battery-powered) watch but only real watch fans go for the automatic movement. Automatic movements are inferior to quartz technology based on accuracy and you need to wear it regularly to keep the watch running. However, nothing beats looking at …

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Cheap Automatic Women's watches

The innovation of automatic watches negated the need for users to self wind their watch. Instead the movement of the wearer keeps this watch going. We’ve compiled a list of watches that feature: Stunning looks Affordability Exceptional quality For additional affordable watches, check out our Cheap and Affordable Automatic Watches under $500 (For Women) or …

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Affordable and Best Tissot Watches According to Price Range

Founded in 1853 in Le Locle, which has become the centre for Swiss watch making, there are few brands in the world today that have the history and the prestige of Tissot. As the official timekeepers for Ice Hockey, FIBA basketball, MotoGP, Cycling and Fencing, Tissot take pride in their precision timing which has made …

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Best Selling Oakley Watches for Men

The 7 Best Selling Oakley Watches for Men Oakley is primarily known for being an active lifestyle brand. Sponsoring various athletes ranging from golf to snowboarding, they have built an image of energy and youthfulness. Beyond soft goods and optic technology, Oakley also have presence in fashion through wristwatches. With Oakley having a major impact …

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Best Victorinox Watch

Best Men’s Victorinox Swiss Army Watches Victorinox is a Swiss company that fancies itself in creating the Original Swiss Army Knife. Multi-functional, durable, and dependable are what this company is known for and their qualities expanded into the realm of wristwatches. While we here at Gracious Watch have some suggestions for tough watches like G-Shock, …

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Cheap Swiss Made Watches

Cheap Swiss-Made Watches You Can Afford ‘Cheap’ and ‘Swiss-made’ seems to be oxymoronic but it is possible to get quality timepieces for a reasonable price. While majority of Swiss watches are beyond $200, there are select few that are certified ‘Swiss-made’ and can be bought for less than $100. They are most likely quartz movements, …

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