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Value First: Affordable Watch Hunting With Sharmila Bertin

By Thomas Hendricks
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Watch Hunting With Sharmila Bertin 

Parisian-born, Geneva-based Sharmila Bertin serves as editor-in-chief of The Watches Magazine. In our latest episode of Watch Hunting, Sharmila draws on her extensive experience in the industry to hone in on a small handful of modestly priced modern watches. Take a look below to see value-driven hits from Longines, Omega, and even one from Louis Erard. 

Great Watches Under $5,000

Longines Heritage Classic Limited Edition for HODINKEE L2.828.4.72.2 

In 2021, Longines dug into their archives to revive a classic dial design with a modern twist. The Longines Heritage Classic 38.5 mm offers plenty of versatility with clean styling, contemporary sizing, and the inclusion of both a leather strap and a beads of rice bracelet. This crowd-pleaser offers the timeless look and heritage of a vintage piece without the fussiness and delicacy that comes with older watches. 

Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare and Exceptional Timepieces

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition 

It’s hard to be a watch enthusiast without also being a James Bond fan, especially when Omega introduces watches like the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition for No Time to Die. This beast is tough, sharp, and sophisticated – much like 007 himself. And with a lightweight titanium case, a breathable mesh bracelet, and 300 m (984 ft) of water resistance, this special edition makes for quite the devilish summer watch as well. 

Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Money

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x atelier oï 85237AA53.BVA33  

If you want a watch that no one in the room has seen before, consider this one. Louis Erard has long been synonymous with regulator-style watches that separate the hour, minute, and second hands for a deconstructed display that has deep roots in timekeeping history. This particular collaboration between Louis Erard and atelier oï brings some captivating striations to the dial for an even more striking presentation. 

About the Author

Thomas Hendricks

I didn’t grow up a watch guy, but a few years after graduating from university, I landed a job at the online publication Watchonista as a writer and marketer. “Welcome to the watch world,” my colleagues told me half-jokingly, “no one ever leaves!” Now at Chrono24, I work as a private client advisor, helping people find the perfect watch for major life moments.

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