No 50,000, Popular Watch Brands, What Watch Should I Use To Get Started?

Brand is one of the most important factors when playing a watch. Most people buy a watch by choosing a brand first, and then a specific watch. Spend less money and do more, we all have this mentality (except for everyone). Want to spend relatively little money and buy a better watch. Therefore, what I want to say to you today is, among the most popular watch brands, which entry watches can you buy, so that you can spend relatively little money to buy watches of Italian brands. Below I list them one by one, the brands are in no particular order.
Rolex

Rolex 114300
 The Oyster Perpetual 114300 is one of the cheapest watches among Rolex men’s watches, and it is also the entry choice for Rolex (43300). The 114300 is the most standard and basic Rolex watch, measuring 39 mm. 114300 has no extra fancy places, maintaining the oyster case and oyster bracelet, the most standard features. 114300 is a big three-handed watch with a very simple dial. Luminous hour markers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, plus three hands. But Rolex prepared 114,300, blue, gray, purple, black, white, five kinds of color palette. 114300 uses 3132 movement, which can achieve an error of + 2 / -2 per day. In addition, we must note that 114300, as the most basic Rolex, has always been in ample supply in both the primary and secondary markets, making it easy to buy. For relatively little money, you can wear Rolex.
Omega

Omega saucer flying 2500
 Disc flying is the fastest way to enter the Omega world. The 39.5mm disc fly is one of the lowest public price watches among Omega men’s watches. It is a step closer to Omega’s choice (26600 for the belt version). The 39.5mm saucer is a formal watch, but because it contains a steel chain version, it can basically do most of the environment with a watch (that is, it can’t be launched). The 39.5-mm disc flying is a three-pin calendar. The third and third pins have a calendar, which is more convenient. The surface of the plate has different colors of white, gray, blue and black. Uses a 2500 coaxial movement. The current version of the 2500 movement has reached a good level of operation, with an observatory certification, can reach an error of + 6 / -4. Because the price of 39.5mm disc flying using 2500 movement is very affordable, there are many people in China who like to form a watch. Although Omega has now reached 8900/8800, 2500 disc flying has always been an enduring model.
Cartier

Cartier Tank SOLO
 Whether in men or women, Cartier is super hot. Although Cartier’s various series are very hot, but tank SOLO is a very good choice for Cartier to get started. Tank SOLO is one of Cartier’s lowest priced watches (25500 for belt version). The tank series was born in 1917 and is one of the earliest watches in the world. More suitable for men, is the SOLO oversized version of the tank, size 31X40.85 mm. The characteristics of the Cartier tank are high value, blue steel hands, Roman characters, and the iconic blue spinel on the crown. The tank also includes a steel chain version, which can basically be a table-take-all. Cartier tank SOLO uses a self-winding movement (only the oversize is mechanical, and the other sizes are quartz). It is more convenient to have a calendar. Because the Cartier tank SOLO has a good price and high value, it is also a long-time popular watch.
IWC

IWC 18
 Mark is the best entry for IWC. IWC’s biggest advantage is that it is the oldest and most pure watch of IWC, but it has always maintained a very reasonable price, and it is one of the lowest price of IWC (the price of the belt version of Mark 18 is 31800) . The Mark 18 currently on sale is the latest generation of Mark, including steel shells, titanium shells, ceramic shells of various models and colors, and has a very high value. IWC 18 is 40mm in size. The case has an antimagnetic inner case, the crown has a lock, and it is waterproof, dustproof, and antimagnetic. It is a versatile and durable flying watch. Mark 18 also includes the steel chain version, the public price will be slightly higher, 39200. Although the IWC 18 uses a purchased movement, it has been adjusted according to IWC standards and has been tested for many years. It is trustworthy (IWC number 35111). The eyes of the people are clear. Marks of all ages have been extremely popular all over the world, which shows Mark’s strength.
Panerai

Panerai’s new entry LOGO series
 Panerai is one of the most recognizable brands in the watch world. A few meters away, it can be recognized at a glance, making Panerai extremely popular. There are many people who like Peipei. The best entry option for Panerai is Panerai’s new entry tables 773, 774, 775, which is now commonly known as the ‘LOGO series’ (because the Panerai OP lightning logo is on the dial) . 773, 774, 775 are currently Panerai’s lowest publicly priced watches (all public prices are 34700). The 773, 774, and 775 discs have different color schemes, and are the same everywhere. They are all luminor cases with bridge guards, measuring 44 mm. These are also Panerai’s most standard identification features. These watches are two-hand, hour and minute hands. Panerai’s new entry series uses Panerai’s own P6000 movement. Manually wound, with 3 days of power, the performance surpasses the 6497 movement that Panerai has been using before. Panerai’s new entry watch is equipped with a new strap, nautical canvas on the outside, leather on the inside, and blue stitching is very handsome, which greatly increases the value of the watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Calendar
 Jaeger-LeCoultre is very good in that although it is a brand that is known for its complex watches and complex movements, it is very close to the players in terms of entry tables and very intimate. Jaeger-LeCoultre is a very popular series of Jaeger-LeCoultre. At the same time, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre is also the most suitable watch for entry. Not only is the price good, but the movement is outstanding among watches of the same price (45,000 public price). The new master has two characteristics. One is that the public price is lower than the regular master calendar. The second is that the blue dial of the new master is very young. In addition, the 39 mm size is relatively modest, and it is a casual dress-up watch. The movement is a major advantage of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The new master of Jaeger-LeCoultre uses a 899 self-winding movement and an all-gold automatic rotor. We know that Jin Tuo is generally only used in high-end watches. Jaeger-LeCoultre decentralized Jin Tuo to entry-level watches with a public price of more than 40,000, which is very conscience in the industry. Among the watches of the same level and price, only Jaeger-LeCoultre has this configuration, which greatly enhances the strength of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

The all-gold automatic rotor of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new master calendar.
Entry tables are sometimes tight.

 These watches mentioned earlier are among the popular brands on the market, with relatively low public prices. In other words, the brand is big and the watch is cheap. If you consider factors such as discounts, exchange rates, secondary markets, etc., the actual price will be even more advantageous. So many people buy it, and some watches occasionally run out of stock, or the market goes up. For example, like the Cartier tank, don’t look at the public price is not high, but men and women are all-in-one, demand is very strong, the actual market often rises, it is a very popular table.

 I originally wanted to write about brands with higher entry prices, but later, considering the higher entry price brands, the situation would be more complicated. For example, in theory, a grenade is an entry table for Patek Philippe, but in practice, the actual price of a grenade will exceed many Patek Philippe’s formal gold watches. So I will write the higher entry price brand later.

Her Time’ Takes You On A Hundred Years Of Omega Ladies Watch

In October 2016, Omega’s ‘Her Time’ exhibition was launched at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, displaying some classic ladies’ watches and antique posters in the women’s watch production process for more than 100 years. The exhibition ends on October 30. Looking back at the watch manufacturing process, although women’s watches are not as much concerned as men’s watches, Omega has always led the development of women’s watches.

   In 1894, Omega launched the first mass-produced movement, the ‘Omega’ movement, also known as the 19-calibre movement, which caused a great sensation in the watchmaking industry. The company was named after this revolutionary movement. As early as the end of the 19th century, Omega was dedicated to the production of ladies ‘pocket watches, and introduced many exquisite and complicated Art Nouveau ladies’ pocket watches. Designers use hand-painted enamel, paired with gold, inlaid jewellery and other technologies, so that pocket watches can be used as brooches or pendants for women to wear. The use of such a complex craft on a coin-sized dial can’t help but marvel at the ingenuity and skill of the artisans.

1899 Omega Poster

In 1898, the Omega Art Nouveau LèPINE pocket watch, the 18K gold case was covered with a layer of red enamel and decorated with delicate 18K gold hand-patterned graphics.

Advertising poster for Omega ladies watches in 1900

   By the 20th century, women’s rights and equality had been redefined. Women not only began to seek self-worth, but also began to speak out in groups. This also provided a moderate political and social environment for fashion design at the time. In 1900, Omega launched the first women’s watch and the first watchmaking brand to commercialize and industrialize the watch. At that time, these small and exquisite watches were enough to show the brand’s outstanding achievements in the watchmaking industry. What is even more rare is that Omega has also industrialized mass production of these exquisite timepieces, whose technology is beyond the reach of other brands.

   This Omega Ladies watch launched in 1906 is one of the earliest Omega watches produced, equipped with an ivory fusion dial, gold minute scales and sophisticated Louis XV hands. Its crown is located at 12 o’clock and was specially designed for women who were driving cars at the time. It was worn on the inside of the wrist for easy reading of time. This was extremely pioneering at the time in the watchmaking industry, reflecting Omega’s concern and advocacy for equal rights of women.

1908 Omega watch poster

1921 Omega Watch Poster

   Between 1900 and 1925, Omega’s ladies’ watches, paired with slim adjustable bracelets, still look avant-garde even today.

1933-1934 Omega poster

   The rise of Art Deco in the 1920s brought watch design to its heyday. The slim and small rectangular and barrel-shaped gold case is more and more welcomed by women because of its exquisite elegance. From these posters at the time, it is not difficult to imagine how dazzling these watches were in the 1920s.

   From 1894 to 1935, Omega used more than 35% of advanced movements for women’s watches. The women’s watch market was once neglected at that time, and Omega actively explored this field. Its dedication was not only reflected in the design of exquisite and beautiful timepieces, but also in the insight into the difference between women’s lives and occupations on watches. demand. In 1935, Omega launched the ‘Medicus’ watch designed for medical professionals. This watch is equipped with a central chronograph second hand, which allows medical personnel to accurately read the pulse rate based on the second hand. The ‘Medicus’ is Omega’s first junior junior with a central seconds hand and the first watch with a chain hand to secure the strap.

   In the 1940s and 1950s, women’s watches entered a golden age. Omega cooperates with the main French haute couture houses. Each watch is a perfect accessory specially made for a tailor-made women’s clothing.

1946 Concealed Jewellery Watch Advertising Poster

   However, in the social circles at that time, it was impolite for a woman to look down at her watch, believing that she was expressing boredom or boredom. So Omega designed a lot of ‘hidden jewelry watches’, which looks like a piece of jewelry, but inside there is a small timepiece placed in it, this clever design was very welcome at the time.

   In 1955, Omega launched the Ladymatic watch, the first self-winding ladies watch, which was a great success once launched. This watch subtly combines extraordinary design with revolutionary and innovative movement. It is equipped with an ultra-small automatic top movement of only 1.196 cubic centimeters and is certified by the official Swiss Observatory. Ladymatic watches have injected landmark elegance and charm into the ladies watch industry.
   Omega wrote in its advertisement: ‘In all aspects of daily life, women are just like men, they are active, they love sports, they have a busy life, and they have the same desire for accurate timepieces as men.’ Ms. Omega The watch not only has a perfect design, but also has a different response to the precise pursuit of the internal movement.

Poster of the 1971 ‘Jeux d’ Or’ watch

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Omega designed a number of eye-catching models. It has won three times the International Diamond Association’s Oscar Award Diamond International Awards, the top design award in the design world, the Baden-Baden Golden Rose Award, and the Neva City Award Special honors, etc. The Jeux d’ Or watch in the poster is made of 18K yellow gold. The name of the watch means ‘play the game of gold’. The gold bracelet is rippling, like micro wrinkles ripples into the sides of the rectangular case. The sapphire crystal is cut into an emerald, guarding the dial.

    On the way to exploring ladies’ watches, Omega never stopped. In 1952 Omega launched the first Constellation Observatory watch. In 1982, the Constellation series was launched. The Manhattan watch was introduced. It was inspired by the design of the Constellation series watches, but also presented an avant-garde and long-lasting design concept. It uses four fixed claw designs to secure the sapphire crystal and seal Buckle on the case to ensure excellent waterproof performance. This claw design was later called one of the classic signs of the Constellation series, which also made it a highly recognizable watch.

   In October of this year, Omega launched the Constellation Series Chronometer Observatory Women’s Small Seconds Watch. The new 27mm models feature a white mother-of-pearl dial with 10 diamond hour markers set in 18K gold arched brackets. There are a total of eight models to choose from, all of which have been certified by the Astronomical Observatory, equipped with Omega 8704 or 8705 coaxial to the Astronomical Observatory movement. The accuracy of the watch is 50% higher than that of ordinary astronomical watches, and its antimagnetic performance reaches 15,000 Gauss, which is far ahead of the industry level. This watch is also Omega’s first dual-certified ladies’ watch: the Swiss Official Observatory and the Supreme Observatory.
    At the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Omega vividly depicts Omega’s passion and excellence in the manufacture of women’s watches in different eras through an exhibit and poster. ‘Her time’ takes you on the journey of women’s watches for more than 100 years.
Omega ‘Her Time’ Women’s Watch Centennial Exhibition Information:
Time: October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016 (closed on Monday)
Address: Hai Contemporary Art Museum (200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)