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The Watchlist: up to £500

  1. CASIO Edifice EQW-A1110DB

    Solar-powered, with 1/20th-of-a-second stopwatch with 10 memories. This is a cutting-edge wrist computer, as worn by Vettel and Webber.

    £500; www.casio.co.uk

  2. KENNETH COLE KC9100

    An oversized mechanical with 21-jewel automatic movement visible through the dial, in a chunky 44mm black case.

    £175; kennethcole.com

  3. MONDAINE Evo Chronograph

    From the makers of the clocks found in Switzerland’s railway stations. Sane price, and looks to impress the stuffiest of architects. What’s not to like?

    £325; thewatchhut.co.uk

  4. TW STEEL TW678 Pilot

    Eddie Jordan wears a TW Steel, presumably to ensure he can see the time, thanks to a case the size of a beer mat.

    £325; twsteeluk.com

  5. SWATCH Irony Big Automatic

    The brand that made affordable watches cool offers mechanical models for quartz money. This one has a choice of full or cutaway dials.

    £111; swatch.com

  6. SEIKO Solar Diver's Watch SSC017P1

    A genuine diving watch secure to 200m. Solar-powered, with chrono, date and rotating bezel.

    £275; seiko.co.uk

  7. VICTORINOX Infantry Large

    A utilitarian gem from the makers of Swiss Army knives. Houses a quartz movement in a steel case. It’s a steal.

    £335; victorinox.com

  8. SEKONDA 3420

    A chronograph on a bracelet with contrasting inserts. The 24-hour read-out can be used as a second time zone. Redefines ‘bargain’.

    £80; sekonda.co.uk

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