Andrew picks out three new watches under $1,000 from Geneva Watch Days

Andrew picks out three new watches under $1,000 from Geneva Watch Days


While the numbers reveal many of you love luxury timepieces, there is an equal, if not larger, interest in more budget-friendly watches – this is especially true within the daily wearer segment. As much as people romanticise the idea, not everyone is comfortable getting down and dirty with a pricey watch on their wrist. While in Geneva for its eponymous Watch Days, Andrew, Marcus, and Pietro visited many brands to check out their latest and greatest creations. During their visit, they kept a keen eye out for three standouts that could be purchased for under US$1,000. To get the full low-down on the three picks, you will have to watch the video below, but if you want to spoil the surprise, you can find the three watches and their specifications below as well.

Maurice Lacroix Aikon #tide

maurice lacroix #tide green camo

Composed of recycled material brought to you by #tide, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon has quickly risen to become a fan-favourite among the brand’s offering.

Brand Maurice Lacroix
Model Aikon #tide
Case Dimensions 40mm (D)
Case Material #tide
Water Resistance 100 metres
Crystal(s) Sapphire
Dial White, khaki, green, pink
Strap Composite rubber
Movement Quartz
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Availability Now
Price US$790


Bausele Sydney Diver Black Pearl

bausele sydney diver black pearl

Sporting a black IP-coated steel case and a sandwich dial, Bausele honours the military inspiration behind their watches by including a tiny bit of sand from US military forts. You can now find Bausele’s Sydney Diver and Field in the Time+Tide Shop.

Brand Bausele
Model Sydney Diver Black Pearl
Case Dimensions 39.5mm (D) x 9.5mm excluding crystal (T) x 47.5mm (LTL)
Case Material IP-coated stainless steel
Water Resistance 200 metres (screw-down crown)
Crystal(s) Sapphire
Dial Black sandwich dial
Strap Tropic rubber strap
Movement Sellita SW200
Power Reserve 38 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds
Availability Now
Price US$960 (pre-order until 15/09), US$1,200 (retail)


Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer

alpina startimer pilot worldtimer quartz

Alpina’s focus has lately been on integrated-bracelet and vintage-styled pieces, with the brand looking to add an affordable member to their offering with the Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer.

Brand Alpina
Model Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer
Reference Number AL-255BRB4S26
Case Dimensions 41mm (D) x 11.5mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 100 metres
Crystal(s) Sapphire
Dial Black, navy blue, green
Strap Calf leather with pin buckle
Steel bracelet
Movement AL-255, quartz
Power Reserve 45 months
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, world time, date
Availability October 2023
Price US$995 (leather strap)
US$1,095 (steel bracelet)