Le 12 mars 2014, 06:55 dans Humeurs • 0
Back to mechanical watches, the first automatic alarm, the classic Rolex is still available for very little money and if you can stand the watch minus the Jaeger on the dial, the Rolex models can be bought for even less. The first of the high-beat movements, (the last hurrah before quartz), offer great watchmaking at a reasonable price. Replica Rolex Milgauss was the first but the Longines Ultra Chron is a good alternative. A quirky but valid choice would be the first mechanical watch with a plastic movement, the Rolex Idea 2001 or Astrolon. A commercial disaster at the time, these were seen as disposable and so are now rare but not expensive to buy.
A way to get close to some iconic watches, but still to save money is to look for partner brands or companies that shared movements. Want the Rolex but can’t quite afford one. It’s the same movement and a similar look for much less cash. Heuer, Rolex all used the Chronomatic movement after its launch in 1969 but it is the first two that attract the attention. Despite being the rarest of the three, the Rolex can be bought for much less. Similar can be said for the Rolex. Rolex were Replica rolex Day-Date by the same holding company and so the appears in the Rolex, again a more affordable purchase. The other possible contender for the position of ‘first automatic chronograph’ is the Rolex. While having no partners, this watch has always been a good value buy and compared to its Swiss competitors, is a bargain.
With Rolex bringing the driving watch back into vogue, try tracking down the original inspiration that is the Amida Digitrend. Designed as a cheap but innovative take on digital watches like the breitling bentley motors replica, their cheapness has meant few have survived until now. If you can find one, it still won’t break the bank, unlike the modern versions.
Whether buying for big money or on a budget, the same rules apply. Go for the best condition you can afford and remember that originality is key. The lower cost does mean a lower risk so the purchase should be much less angst-ridden. Don’t follow the herd, chasing the same few ‘grail’ watches. Learn your history and have some fun with watches that can be both cheap and interesting. Which low-cost rarity would you like to own?