This is really an interesting question, since the price range of watches varies greatly.
It’s not unheard of to pay 6 figures for a watch, yet you can also get an exquisite timepiece for a lot less. Some TAG Heuers only cost a few thousand dollars, and while they might not be the first brand you think of when it comes to luxury, there are also some Rolex watches going for under $10,000 dollars.
In fact, if you really want to see some of the best watches under 5,000, then you can be looking all day. The options are almost limitless.
Swiss watches are among the most expensive and most extravagant, but they are not the only brands you need to focus on (although let’s face it, they are pretty much the best).
You can learn more about some of the best ‘non-Swiss’ watches by viewing this forum thread.
The video from CNN below talks about some of the most affordable luxury watches, so that you can add that status symbol to your collection without (seriously) breaking the bank.
What is also to consider is, why do you want the watch? What are you going to be using it for (aside from telling the time)?.
Knowing this will help you choose your budget and watch. For example, if it’s going to be exclusively a dress piece, then you will want to avoid paying too much, but at the same time you should choose something that looks the part.
On the other hand, if you’ll be using it casually, then something like a Submariner might do well, given that it works as a dress piece or a casual (and practical) every day watch.
The choice is yours, and the options are limitless, which is why the beginning of the article said that this really was an interesting question.
Let us know your thoughts, questions, and suggestions and we’ll endeavor to add more to this article as feedback comes in.