Automatic complicated watches are cool — we’re probably all in agreement on this one. How could something that gives you a day/night indicator or all kinds of calendar information running on a bunch of gears and wheels and the motion of your wrist not be dope? The one problem is that these types of watches are generally pricey. Like, really pricey, if we’re talking about a complicated watch from a top Swiss brand.
If you’re looking for a complicated watch because you’re into the idea or the mechanics but don’t want to drop a ton of money, you could do much worse than the Orient Sun & Moon V.3 Orient is one of our favorite budget brands, and for good reason: they pack a ton of value into incredibly affordable packages that utilize in-house movements. Are you getting the type of finishing you could expect from a complicated watch from a Top 3 Swiss company? Of course not. But for this kind of money, you’re getting a hell of a lot of watch.
Right now, the black dial Sun & Moon V.3 is available on Amazon beginning at just $197 for Prime customers – roughly $40 off its already competitive price. There are other versions of the watch available for different prices; $266 for the white-dial version, $265 for the gold-tone case version, and $250 for the blue-dial version for Prime customers. All variants include the following functions: 21-jewel automatic in-house movement with 40 hours of power-reserve, stainless steel 42.5mm case with sapphire crystal and display case back, hours/minutes/seconds hands, day and date display, AM/PM indicator in the form of a rotating disc displaying either the sun or moon, and water resistance to 50m. With four dial options available, this is a great entryway for many people into the world of complicated timepieces.
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