Trying to strap some style on your wrist without breaking open the piggy bank? We got you covered. Here are some of our favorite timepieces by various independent watchmakers, all under $900:
Made in Germany, Dufa watches have been around since 1920 and pay homage to the modernist design principles of the Bauhaus movement. This handsome chrono is named after Joseph Albers, an influential Bauhaus school artists designer, photographer, typographer and printmaker.
This Swiss made chronograph from cult British brand Uniform Wares is sized at 39mm and comes on a shell cordovan leather strap. The company was established to make "watches that embody character and distinction through intelligent design, not branding," hence the minimalist dial.
Our favorite watch on the list comes from a French brand inspired by vintage watches from the 1940s and onward. The stunning Bicompax is a two register chronograph available in various combos, but this blue and gold version really sings. The mechanical movement is based on an old-school French calibre.
Designed in England, Farer watches also blend vintage influences with modern techniques. The Carter GMT is designed for the continental traveler and is driven by a Swiss-made Ronda movement. It's named after Named after Howard Carter the British archaeologist who discovered King Tut's tomb.
The complex dial on this chrono from Void, established in Hong Kong in 2008 by Swedish designer David Ericsson, uses six individual hands to tell time down to split seconds. The quartz movement is highly accurate and the design calls to mind the classically restrained graphics of the legendary Dieter Rams.