As said in title.
Under that amount, I only can think of two.
Xeric regulator ($499)
Hamilton Jazzmaster (retail at $1275 but you can almost certainly get it cheaper used or negotiated)
The Xeric is kinda neat but neat enough. Thanks for the recs but I think I will wait until I can spend some more.
I hear you. If you can hold out for 2-3k, there are some super nice options.
Louis Erard Excellence ($2.5k)
Sinn 6100 ($3kish new, $1500 used)
Junghans Max Bill Regulator ($2kish)
I think my personal favorite is that guilloche Louis Erard but a lot of things open up when you go up even just a bit
So I should probably mind my business, but since I'm here...what is the purpose of this type of watch? I should mention that while I like pretty watches, I believe a watch's first goal should be to easily convey the time. This leads me to wonder why anyone would want a watch that can't do that. Am I missing some way in which this is superior, or is this just one of those complicated for the sake of complication watches?
Regulator clocks were a super accurate type of pendulum clock (10 seconds a month variance vs 5 min a week for other types). Generally, they were like Master clocks for train stations etc where conductors would use them to set their watches.
The regulator watch was a stylistic thing that kinda kept the form well after the function was surpassed. Chronoswiss made it a big thing in the 80s but that's about the extent I know.
Oh those are so stunning! I'd love to have any of them.
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