Mechanical chronographs are fun, utilitarian, and…expensive. And though there are a few on the market powered by the Chinese-made ST19 movement that come in under $1,000, a quartz-powered option might be the better choice for someone who leads an active lifestyle and doesn’t want to worry too much about maintenance.
The Lightwell Pilot Chronograph from Centric Instruments is one such option. Featuring a perfectly sized 38mm case, a black triple-register dial and a steel bracelet, it would frankly be a steal at its retail price of $330, but right now, you can nab one on Huckberry for $99 off. Best of all, the Lightwell features a solar-powered movement from Seiko, meaning you effectively never have to worry about service. A date window at 4:30 might be a deal-breaker for some folks, but if you don’t mind the look, it’s hard to argue with the value you’re getting — especially considering the all-steel construction and matching bracelet.
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