Recommended Entry-level Dress Watches

Citizen Eco-Drive Dress-Watch AW1236-03A

In the entry-level category, there are some reputable watch brands. These watches come with Japanese movements. You shouldn’t be discouraged just because they aren’t swiss movement. The Swiss movements is in a high price range.

This is also the price range where you can experiment with the style of watches you like before going into more expensive price ranges.

Citizen Eco-Drive Dress Watch AW1236-11A

The Citizen Eco-Drive AW1236-11A is a solid pick for an entry-level dress watch. Eco-drive watches are expected to last well beyond 10 years. You can read more about the Eco-Drive Technology here (opens a new link to another post).

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There are many features and reason for purchasing a Citizen Eco-Drive dress watch:

  • Roman numerals for a classy look.
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Eco-Drive Technology.
  • 30 meter water resistance.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.
  • Leather strap.

Orient Bambino Collection

A slightly more expensive option is the Orient Bambino watch. Orient is owned by Seiko, and their watches include some quite solid Japanse movements, keeping the price in mind.

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The Orient Bambino collection features different dials and hands, giving you the possibility to choose the look you like the most.

  • Can choose between different styles: roman numerals and minute markers, silver, gold or bronze finish on the hands, different styles on the hands.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.
  • Stainless steel watch case.
  • Leather strap.
  • Mineral crystal.