Sometimes a watch costing under 1 Euro is good enough, though you may want to splash out and pay 3, 5 or even 15 Euro for something special.
I have commented on these watches before, but here they are all together. The prices are what I remember paying or what they are selling for now in the various sites.
All have been worn for at least a few days and used in a regular manner, possibly harder than I would use a more expensive watch. Some are available under various brand names.
These watches manage to look interesting, feel special and most are pretty accurate.
They were all photographed consequtively and none has been set for several months, so you can see that most are showing the same time (some may have been on winter time)
I will try to post them in order of price, showing what you get as you go up in price (some are up to 50 times more expensive than others!!, like comparing a 1000 Euro car with a 50000 one)Gemius Army
, under 1 Euro to my door
Best value watch ever. Painted metal case that can be scratched (not easily), SS back, glass lens.
I got the most comments on a watches good looks whilst wearing that. Survived a lot of wear with minimal damage.
Accurate - makes all other watches appear too expensive. Shows you how much an accurate watch really costs.Soki
. Soki makes various watches and is more commonly known for its diver look automatic for about 10 Euro.
This sells for about 4 Euro
It looked very nice, has a field watch look, seen with many brands. Metal anodised ? case. SS backHard strap. Acrylic lens.
Accurate. Has date too.Geneva
. Geneva is the brand of many low cost watches.
About 2 to 4 Euro for most.
Gold coloured metal case.
Not very accurate. Definitely a low quality watch.Skmei
. They have several models for under 10 Euro. Lots of tough look electronic LCD models.
This is the most expensive model they make, at about 20 Euro.
The strap is OK. The finish is passable but not brilliant.
Accurate. They are selling lots of their cheap models. Decent enough, though it could have been a lot cheaper.Megir
. Megir is definitely a step above the previous brands. I would dare to compare them to someone like Casio.
They can be found from around 8Euro, up to 80 for their automatics.
I have 2, one was 7 Euro the other, shown here, around 20, with date, 24 hour indication and a working chronometer.
Good value for money. They claim to use Japanese quartz movements. Interesting models, not many original. Accurate. They come with nice straps, some feeling more expensive than the watch. A good way to get a variety of solid interesting watches.Weide
. A proper make, specialising in LED - Analogue combination watches.
Prices are from 15 to 50 Euro.
This was I think around 15
I wore this one a lot. Accurate (the analogue watch more than the LED one) rotating bezel, tough, not brilliant metal band. Working alarm and stopwatch. Bright LED - no lume.
Not a huge variety of models. On par with Megir. A proper buy.DZ09
smart watch. About 20 euro.
More functionality than the cheaper models, working, nice touch screen, works very well, looks good, can be used as a phone with a sim card. (my other, 7 Euro, smart watch is definitely a lower end model)
I got many comments on how nice it looks.
Really rubbish camera and cheap back cover.... A good model if you want to see if a smart watch is for you.Jaragar
From about 10 Euro to about 30.
Good attention to detail on the face, look expensive, work well for the price. Can be handwound too. They seem to be using two basic movements. The case is not brilliantly finished in the hidden parts. display back and open heart (in some models). Not the best power reserve or autowinding - you need to handwind the lower end movement or it may stop through the night.
Accurate enough. Not the best straps. a good solid, interesting choice in automatics. Sunroad
A cheap way to get a solid, working ABC watch. Uses a Swiss pressure sensor. About 25 Euro.
The actual watch is not very accurate - you will notice it after a month.
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