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10 Absurdly Cool Swiss Watches Under $1,500

Go Swiss or go home.

We've done the research on the least expensive options for getting into a quality Swiss watch, i.e. one you'll be able to pass down to your children - and despite all the "assembling" being done in America, Swiss is still a safer bet. We're generously sharing the knowledge with you. Your wrist will thank us for it. You kids someday too.

1.) Baume & Mercier Classima Executive Chronograph


Baume & Mercier was founded in Geneva in 1830, and is now owned by Swiss luxury conglomerate Richemont

2.) Raymond Weil Freelancer Automatic Chronograph


Founded in 1976 in Geneva, family-owned Raymond Weil is one of the last independent brands in the Swiss watch industry.

3.) Frederique Constant Runabout Automatic


This Swiss watch brand based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geveva, was established in 1988 by Dutch entrepreneur and car collector Peter Stas

4.) Alpina Startimer Pilot Chronograph Big Date


This Geneva-based sports watch brand was founded in 1883 by watchmaker Gottlieb Hauser, who established the Swiss Watchmakers Corporation ("Union Horlogère Suisse"). 

5.) Porsche Design Titanium Black Dial Automatic Chronograph


Porsche Design has been creating watches for auto enthusiasts for 40 years, and now has its own manufacture in Switzerland.

6.) Longines Heritage 1954 Chronograph (SOLD OUT)


Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines was founded in 1832 and its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered trademark of any watch brand.

7.) Graham Chronofighter 1695 Automatic Chronograph (SOLD OUT)


"Quintessentially English" in design, these oversized watches made in Switzerland are inspired by George Graham, a master watchmaker who was born in London is 1673.

8.) Maurice Lacroix Miros Chronograph


This Zurich-based brand was founded as part of Desco von Schulthess, an older company with roots in the silk trade, in 1975. 

9.) CT Scuderia CS10210 Swiss Automatic


Swiss made with serious Italian styling in homage to classic cars and motorcycles, CT Scuderia's timepieces are designed by third generation Italian watchmaker Enrico Margaritelli. 

10.) TAG Heuer Formula 1 Swiss Automatic


TAG Heuer, founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in St-Imier, Switzerland, has a long history with motor racing and the classic Formula 1 is a fitting tribute.