Cheap Swiss Watch Brands and their Best Models to Buy in 2020

There is no doubt about the fact that some of the best watch brands come from Switzerland in the shape of Rolex, Omega and Philippe Patek. They’re known for their quality, design, reliability and class. On the other hand, it is also a well-known fact that the majority of watch lovers cannot afford to buy a Rolex or an Omega. That is exactly why we’re here to help.

Alright then, so what should the majority of the people do when they don’t have enough cash to afford the above-mentioned brands? You don’t need to feel disappointed because there is a plethora of options on the market when we talk about Swiss watch brands.

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These are not only luxurious brands but they’re also very much reasonably priced. This is a piece of an article dedicated to all the watch lovers around the world and we will try and bring some of the best choices for you to buy in 2020.

Swiss Watch Brands by Price Category

Swatch

Swatch Logo

We’re going to start our list with the cheapest brands available. The first brand we’re going to bring in is Swatch. They have been making everyday durable watches since 1980s and we believe that they have delivered some of the best devices over the years.

Their watches are extremely affordable as well as they provide ultra-reliability. You can take them for less than 100 dollars. These Swatch watches are so reliable that you can expect them to last for a number of years.

We gifted a Swatch watch to one of our employees and we have also received the modern review of the device. One of the other advantages is its absolutely ravishing display and it doesn’t look old even after spending a couple of years on your wrist.

It is also important to mention that most of these watches are made of plastic and rubber. However, the quartz movement that is inside also works like clockwork. It will also keep the time well and will last for a decent amount of years.

It can also surprise you with its reliability and lasting quality. Also, you can select between a range of colors and shapes as these watches are available in different and casual looks. These are also specifically made for people who love to go out for any kind of sports.

Swatch Men’s Quartz in Navy Blue (Blue Rebel)

Swatch Blue Rebel

This is one of the best models from Swatch and you can see the quality and efficiency of the Company. The style is pretty unique and it gives you clear hour markets along with some colorful display and a pretty straightforward day/date window.

Features:

  • Swiss Quartz movement
  • Mineral glass
  • Day and date function
  • Plastic case and strap
  • Water resistant to 30m (99ft) – can get wet only
  • Case size: 41 x 7.2mm

 

Victorinox Watches

Victorinox

In the last ten years Victorinox has rebranded itself as a manufacturer of solid rock and high quality traveling equipment and watches. It was originally world-famous for Swiss Army knives that many of us have hidden in the drawer at home.

You can see one of its branded shops coming out of the arrivals by heading via Zurich airport and the vast variety of items they make now. Not only that, they have also started producing a vast variety of watches and they differ in each and every aspect.

You’d find the premium level watches that provide a classy look and you can also get yourself a sports or a diving watch.

This Company has made huge strides in the Swiss watch brands and it continues to impress us all with their newly released equipment. In addition to quality quartz options, Victorinox makes some affordable swiss automatic watch products as well.

Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Watch

Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Watch

If we talk about its products then we have a good reason to believe that the Maverick is their finest product so far. It is a diver’s watch and it can be used anywhere on any occasion. If we talk about its features then it has a built in 24 hour time marker ring along with a date window of 6 o’clock and the life saving feature is its battery life indicator.

It doesn’t matter if this Company was not making watches a couple of years ago. In fact, they have now established themselves among one of the best Swiss watch brands around the world. They have been making some extremely wonderful pieces that you can buy right now.

Features:

  • Swiss Quartz movement
  • Scratch resistant triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Day function, unidirectional dive bezel
  • 3 piece stainless steel band with safety clasp
  • Water resistant to 100m (330ft) – can’t take diving
  • Case size: 43 x 10.9mm

 

Tissot

Tissot Logo

Tissot is one of the oldest companies in this business and you can see them carrying the Swiss Watch history since 1853. They are known for their quality and one can simply trust their products blindly. Their origin is from Le Locle that is about as typically “Swiss Watch” as it can get. It is also known as the center of Swiss Watch making somewhere in the mountains of Jura.

As we have mentioned earlier, that this Company has been working since 1853 so you’d expect them to make a huge amount of models that differ in their looks and features as well. Tissot makes some of the best Swiss watches starting from simple white face with silver markers and going all the way to make diving, sporty and much complicated models.

Their sporty watches also have a chronograph on them. Without worrying about its reliability, these watches are stunningly beautiful and they’re available at a very reasonable price as well.

Tissot Couturier Black (T035.617.16.051.00)

Tissot Couturier Black (T035.617.16.051.00)

This model combines the capacity to build beautiful, smooth watches with modern brushed steel / leather combination and a chronograph, with a famous Tissot Chronograph. You’d also find a noticeable tachymeter on the bezel of this watch along with a traditional 3 sub-dial chronograph that dominates the dial.

If we talk about its design and color then it is available in black and steel. You can have them on your wrists anytime anywhere. It can be used for both casual and party mode.

Features:

  • Swiss Quartz movement
  • Sapphire crystal
  • 3 dial Chronometer with Tachymeter on the bezel and date function at 4 o’clock
  • Black leather with push-button clasp
  • Water resistant to 100m (330ft) – can’t take diving
  • Case size: 41 x 10.9mm

 

Certina

Certina Logo

This Swiss watch Company has been making watches since 1888 and have emerged as one of the finest manufacturers. It’s a sorry sight that most of the people outside of Europe don’t know about this particular brand.

Their watches are extremely reliable and affordable as well. Later on, they started their proceedings regularly and combined with Swatch in 1983. Certina offers a large array of quartz, automatic and sporty watches for clothes.

Since the launch of the DS (extreme shock and 200 m water resistance) they are more focused on sports watches. Naturally, not all of their watches have or are intended for sports, but they are known for this art of producing some of the best sport watches.

Certina DS Action Diver Blue Dial

Certina DS Action Diver Blue Dial

This Action Blue is a nice mixture of Certina’s style and its DS rating. Also, it is surely not going to disappoint you one bit. You can carry it around on your wrist while you’re traveling because you know the classic blue color will give you a cool look.

This is a timeless diver style watch and when you have it, you understand that it is perfect of any kind of occasion. It is designed to last with a ribbon in stainless steel and case is of course made of stainless steel of medical quality, quartz movement that is going on for years and sapphire-proof face is also available.

Features:

  • Swiss Powermatic 80 movement
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Date function at 3 o’clock
  • Stainless steel band with butterfly clasp
  • Water resistant to 300m (990ft)
  • Case size: 43 x 12mm

 

Hamilton

Hamilton logo

This Hamilton Watch Company was first opened in the United States of America but later on, they were merged with the world famous Swatch brand. Right from that period, all of Hamilton’s watches have been manufactured in Switzerland and they can call themselves as the ‘Swiss’ watch brand.

Over the years, Hamilton has been quite involved both with aviation and movie stars and has some famous watches everyone seems to know about. Which include the Jazzmaster and the Khaki Field watches, and these are the models nobody can even think of ignoring.

Hamilton Khaki Field

Hamilton Khaki Field

This is the kind of Watch that you would see almost at every second place. Hamilton’s Khaki Field is one of the finest watches produced by this Company and it is coming along with a pleasant design and robust build quality. You can’t ask for more, can you?

You can also use this beautiful device for everyday proceedings and it brings great reliability and an affordable price to the table. Some people also compare this Khaki Field to its previous and cheaper counterpart Timex Expedition. However, we all know that Swiss brands are on another level when it comes to watches.

In less than $500, you will get automatic Swiss movement along with a scratch resistant sapphire glass. Sounds cool, eh? This is not the end; it also gives you 100m water-resistance and comes in a comfortable brown leather band. You just can’t miss this.

Features:

  • Swiss Automatic (self-winding) movement
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Date function at 6 o’clock with inner 24hr time markers
  • Calfskin band with steel buckle
  • Water resistant to 100m (330 ft)
  • Case size: 42 x 10mm

 

Torgoen

Torgoen logo

We also wanted to include a couple of newcomers in our list because we have been talking about premium level brands all the way from start. We can start the newcomers list with Torgoen.

Despite being relatively new to this field, It is still a company worth seeing and a relative newcomer to the business, who definitely doesn’t take on the tradition and history of brands like Tissot and Hamilton.

In reality, they are a US company founded by two aviators with 20 years of experience in watch making. In addition to this, they have agreed to use Swiss movements in their watches. They’re “Swiss Made” therefore.

This Company mainly focuses on Aviator style watches. They also come with an additional quality of face reading and their style is also pretty unique and is not found on any other watch Company these days. Torgoen’s style will simply blow everyone away when it is seen on your wrist.

Torgoen T16 Swiss Chronograph Pilot Watch

Torgoen T16 Swiss Chronograph Pilot Watch

This watch looks totally striking and special, and features a traditional Torgoen style with the large Arabic hour markers every 3 hours. It is also on the heavier side when you look at its 44m size, however, you can also check some other options from this Company if you have small wrists. It is because this watch doesn’t really fit everyone’s wrists.

Other additional features include a 3 dial chronograph and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. In any case, you’re going to get a handful of features that are simply exquisite in their delivery.

Features:

  • Swiss Rhonda Quartz movement
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Chronograph, Date functions at 4-5 o’clock.
  • Italian leather band with steel buckle
  • Water resistant to 100m (330 ft)
  • Case size: 44 x 14mm

 

TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer logo

Okay now, time for some really expensive and high class brands to appear on our list. We’re going to start with TAG Heuer. This is one of the world famous watches Company and we also testify that some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities like Leonardo Di Caprio have been using this brand.

They’re absolute gold and you can’t even think of missing it if you have the cash. Even Adam Savage from Myth Busters has a TAG Heuer and a classic (Monaco) was offered to Walt as a gift during the making of the famous season Breaking Bad.

TAG Heuer is another company that has always promoted and continues to push the package in many watch-making areas in the past. The Formula 1 sport has been supported quite wholeheartedly by this brand.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Stainless Steel

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Stainless Steel

Tag Heuer may not be as inexpensive in this review as some of the other Swiss watches, but they are high quality and affordable luxury watches.

Many of the watches are just over a thousand dollars, including this famous Formula 1 model. Compare this to a Rolex that will start at $7000 and it is pretty evident that most of us can’t reach that level of affordability.

The only drawback in this perfectly looking device is perhaps its inability of spotting automatic movement. However, if we talk about other features then this device is completely packed. Let us start with 200m water resistance and a 3-dial chronograph. It also has a date window and a tachymeter.

Talk about colors then its black and silver design will bring in some more class and decency in your personality. The protected crown is also sitting there at the top and the polished steel band makes it one of the best choices on the market.

Features:

  • Swiss Quartz movement
  • Anti-reflective Sapphire crystal
  • Chronograph, Date functions at 4 o’clock, Tachymeter bezel.
  • Stainless steel band
  • Water resistant to 200m (660 ft)
  • Case size: 43 x 12mm

 

Oris

Oris logo

Let’s have some interesting brands included on our list as well. Oris is a huge watch making Company and it was originally started way back in the 1990s. Since it was made in a small town near Basel, its position was far away from the other big giants in the market.

It kind of helped them in bringing in new ideas and concepts to the table. Oris watches are one of a kind and they have been made based on their own ideas, parts and inventions as well.

Initially, they struggled a lot with their manufacturing problems but, with the passage of time, they worked extremely hard to find the answers of their problems. As a result, they came out with innovative ideas such as they made a watch for aviators with a mechanical altimeter installed inside of it.

They also have a diving watch with patented depth gauge and much more. It is not necessary if they are not popular like the Rolex or Tissot but, they are still playing a huge part in the market for people looking to upgrade their watches.

Oris Aquis Date

Oris Aquis Date

This incredibly simple but elegant dive watch is one of Oris ‘most famous watch. It is, of course, “just one more diving watch,” but Oris put has left its own marks on this device and you will only feel it when you wear it.

Another good thing about this device is that you can get a variety of bands in this watch like rubber and steel ones as well. It is also available for purchase in a combination of colors such as blue, black, black and red.

The face of this Oris watch is pretty simple, compact and clear as well. It will give you a date window at 6 o’clock for the beginners and the water-resistance is claimed to be 300m, which is quite decent for a diving watch.

Features:

  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Anti reflective sapphire crystal
  • Date function at 3 o’clock, unidirectional bezel
  • Stainless steel band, double locking
  • Water resistant to 300m (990 ft)
  • Case size: 43 x 13mm

 

Longines

Longines logo

The last one on our list is this brand from Switzerland that emerged in the early 1800s in Jura Mountains. It is now a Swatch group company and they only talk business and premium level watches.

Some of their models are insanely expensive but, just like the TAG Heuer; you’d also find a range of devices that are available for less than $1000. We believe this price is quite reasonable for a Swiss made watch.

Longines are generally known for their outstanding design and looks. They’re a piece of art and you will see that most of their watches are touching the thousand range when it comes to price.

But, we assure you that there are some watches that are extremely affordable and are coming with great features as well. You will see many affordable watches from this Company and you will surely love them all.

Longines Sport Collection Hydroconquest

Longines Sport Collection Hydroconquest

It makes you think about the Rolex Submariner because the Hydroconquest is also a diver’s watch and a particularly great serving machine. It comes with 300m water-resistance and that is something not so common in the other models we have reviewed so far.

The dial is traditional black, with white markers and hands that are well lumed and can be spotted clearly in the dark. It is also driven by a Swiss made automatic movement and it gives you a whopping 38 hours of power set aside.

It also features a crown that is screwed down and it happens to become the classic dive watch material. It is also heavily guarded against un-natural opening. This classic durable watch from Longines also gives you a stainless steel body and a heavily polished look. And that is all from our side. Stay tuned for more reviews and updates.

Features:

  • Swiss Quartz movement
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Date function at 3 o’clock, unidirectional bezel
  • Stainless steel band, double locking
  • Water resistant to 300m (990 ft)
  • Case size: 39 x 11.8mm