What's a horologist, you may ask? A horologist doesn't work with
plants, or read your fortune for the month in the newspaper. A
horologist makes watches and clocks. Don't worry if you didn't
know, it's a pretty obscure word and the entire world of watches
can be a strange, esoteric affair. So we've picked some of our
favourite budget watches to help you choose your first
timepiece. All of the watches we've selected come in under
Gc Sports Class Chronograph (pictured)
Relative newcomers Gc are labelmates to fashion megabrand Guess,
who are known for very contemporary and sexy clothes. If that
doesn't move you, then take comfort in the fact that this watch
comes with Swiss movement, a glossy black dial and a beautiful
steel and rose-toned duo finish. This watch is £565.00.
Longines Le Grande Classique
This is definitely a grown-up watch amongst luxury watches. Whether you've earned
your maturity, or you're just trying to look a bit more grounded
and reliable, this could be the right watch for you. The dial is
'tonneau' shaped, which is French for 'barrell'. It would be an
excellent watch to pair with a work outfit when you're trying to
Victorinox Swiss Army
For a rough-and-ready, outdoorsy watch, you really can't do
better than this watch. The green dial and brown leather strap
combination have an unbeatable vintage appeal, giving the watch a
reliable but modest look. The mechanics of the watch are powered by
quartz movement. It's also very affordable, coming in at
A good watch retailer should offer you insurance and aftercare
services, thus bringing down the total expense of owning a watch.
Everybody knows that Swiss watches are the best, but even top of
the line watches need servicing and cleaning every few years or so.
Even so, choose right and your watch should continue to bring you
joy for a long, long time!