Top Brands (#13-16) in US < $1,000

The watches featured in this segment is a presentation of watchmakers that design watches using innovation and technology inspired from diverse fields of industry to produce some of the most amazing and infinite timepiece collections.

#13 – Bulova

Joseph Bulova launched his company, J. Bulova, in Lower Manhattan in 1875 quickly gaining notoriety for innovative techniques and quality crafted designs in the manufacture of his watches. Today that evolutionary innovation, technology and craftsmanship remains constant in the diverse collections of Bulova’s brand.

Ladies’ Willits Watch is from the Bulova Willits Watch collection and pays tribute to one of the world’s phenomenal architects to date Frank Lloyd Wright. This virtuoso timepiece features structural lines and arcs renowned of Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative architectural designs. The watch has a rectangular stainless steel case that rests at a delicate arc on the wrist. The white dial features Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature design motif exhibited in black and green lines. The Willits watch has a quartz movement and is adorned with a black leather strap. It is a timeless watch dedicated to the structural artistry of architecture and interior design. (Ref.B96L63)


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#14 – Tissot

Tissot is a vibrant brand that embraced high profile sporting events as early as 1974 when they sponsored the 24 hour Le Mans in France.  The brand remains as an official timekeeper for world championship sports as motorcycling, fencing, ice hockey and cycling; and Tissot is currently the official watch and timekeeper of NASCAR.

Tissot T-Race Lady is watch with its roots at the racetrack. This motorbike-racing-inspired watch was design for light speed designed with white and rose gold PVD coating. It has a stainless steel case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal shielding three chronograph dials and a date indicator. Features include Swiss quartz ETA movement, and silicone strap with folding clasp with push-buttons. This timepiece is accelerating into the fashion fast lane! (Item number: T0482172701700)




#15 – Glycine

Glycine, a Swiss brand renowned for its passionate to achieve perfection in the manufacture of its watches, continues its legacy of fine craftsmanship with its Airman and diverse collection of precision watches.

Rettangolo is Glycine’s analog rectangle shape dial watch.  This masculine watch features a stylish satin-finish stainless steel 28.5 mm case and bracelet. The dial displays black Arabic numerals, hour/minute and sweeping second hands and a small discreet date aperture window above 6 o’clock. Rettangolo contains a Swiss automatic movement and is available for well under a $1000. (Reference 3809-14-1)


Rettangolo 3809-14-1




#16 – Nomos

Sprechen sie deutsche? (Translation, Do you speak German?) No. No worries, Nomos Glashütte watches do, and quite innovatively through its fine German minimalist watch designs. Nomos Glashütte has received the Good Design Award (respected prize for product design) for two years consecutive; 2012 for Tangente Datum and 2011.

The Nomos Tetra Watch (large, No. 110) presents time in a square stainless steel  bipartite 29.5 X 29.5 mm case that is adorned with a shell cordovan black strap. It showcases a white minimalist dial perfectly contrasted by fine tempered blue steel hour/minute hands and a 60 stop-seconds square sub-dial located at 6 o’clock.  Tetra contains Nomos  1T hand wound movement protected by a sapphire crystal. It is also water resistant to 100 feet. It is simply elegant and is a unisex style timepiece.


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Written by Chaz Nash

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