What is an Entry Level Swiss Watch?

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Entry Level Swiss Watch

What Is anEntry Level Swiss Watch?

Watches, whether you’re buying them as an everyday timepiece or because you’re a connoisseur of fine watches, are a market unto themselves, full of innovation and spectacular design. And it’s common knowledge thatSwiss made watch brands are the creme de la creme, the best of the best.

But the question is: how do you get started in watch buying? What is anentry level Swiss watch? Of course, you could always dive in the deep end and buySwiss watches for sale at five or ten thousand dollars, and sure, you’d probably get a great watch. But you’re just getting your feet wet and you want to know how you, a newcomer to the Swiss watch market, can get your foot in the door.

Now, you don’t want to sacrifice quality for a “beginners” watch, and that’s certainly not what we’re advocating. Just because a watch is entry level doesn’t mean it has to be unfashionable, less exquisitely handcrafted, or overall sub-par. After all, you’re buying a Swiss watch, and you want the Swiss watch experience. This means extreme quality craftsmanship, individual attention, and the highest degree of quality control. 

What Are Your Options for anEntry Level Swiss Watch

We would recommend the M3W Wandering Hours watch line from DWISS. DWISS is a microbrand, which means that we are a small company that leverages our strengths--in this case, making the very best Swiss watches--and selling them in limited quantities to select buyers. When you buy a DWISS Swiss M3W watch, you know that there will only be 500 of them made. These will instantly become collectors’ pieces because of their rarity, but you can get them for a fraction of the price of the bigSwiss made watch brands because we are a microbrand. 

The M3W Watches are:

  • Swiss Made 316L stainless steel
  • Water resistant to 200 meters
  • Sellita SW-200 (modified)

They also have: 

  • Swiss automatic movement
  • A 38 hour power reserve
  • 25 jewels
  • A Wandering Hours display
  • A multi-layered dial
  • Super-LumiNova BG-W9
  • Double domed sapphire crystal
  • A silicone rubber strap
  • A 3-link solid 316L stainless steel bracelet
  • An easily interchangeable strap

But What Does All That Mean?

That probably sounds like a lot. And if you’re new to collecting Swiss watches and looking for anentry level Swiss watch, then you might think that this is a little more involved than what you’re looking for. But trust us: this is a great watch for the beginner. 

One of the things that make these watches so sought-after, even for new collectors, is the Wandering Hours, which is a Swiss movement that is as attractive as it is readable. You don’t read a Wandering Hours watch in the same way that you’d read a standard analogue clock. Instead, rotating hours turn around the dial and point to the correct minutes, which are arranged in the standard 10-2 positions. It’s a concept that goes all the way back to the 17th Century when the Campanus brothers built a timepiece for Pope Alexander XII. Though Wandering Hours are traditionally seen on wall and desk clocks, DWISS has integrated them into a watch with expert Swiss engineering, making it truly a watch of a lifetime. 

The sapphire crystal means that the M3W Swiss watch is scratch resistant, and the water resistance to 200 meters shows that this watch is nothing to worry about on even the most adventurous excursion.

And perhaps that’s what makes the microbrand of DWISS so outstanding: you’re getting a Swiss watch--anentry level Swiss watch--but it is a watch that is made to be worn. It is made to function under harsh environments. You’re not merely paying for a high-end design and aesthetic--you’re paying for a watch that will stand the test of time, that can live up to your active lifestyle. The DWISS M3W is a watch that is meant to be worn above all else. It’s meant to tell you the time when you need it. The fact that it also looks sharp and sophisticated is just icing on the cake.  

For more information on our SwissMicrobrand watches, contact us here!