Watches: six timepieces under £1500
ELLIOT BROWN TYNEHAM £875
Another British brand with a love of adventure watches that don’t break the bank. Japanese automatic movement with power reserve indicator at one o’clock. With bronzed hands and 41mm steel case that offers excellent 300m water resistance.
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REC P51 GREEN HORNET £1,395
Danish brand with a cool USP. While restoring classic cars and bikes they shave little pieces off and use them in watches. This one has a dial made from part of the 1968 Shelby GT500 ‘Green Hornet’ prototype. Automatic movement in 42mm case, water resistant to 50m.
CHRISTOPHER WARD C65 AQUITAINE GMT £1,265
UK brand with competitively priced Swiss-made watches. Some cheaper quartz models, but core business is automatics. This posher model’s red hand shows another time zone. Water resistant to 200m, 41mm steel case.
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FARER LOMOND £895
A cool rugged field watch that comes in at 38.5mm – most are 40/41mm, but this size will suit any wrist. British designed and Swiss made, with automatic movement and built-in shock resistance. Glowing Super-LumiNova details. Water resistant to 200m.
RAYMOND WEIL TANGO 300 £1,095
The Swiss brand was started by the late Mr R Weil in 1976 and is now run by his grandson. This is part of the Tango 300 diving watch collection. Automatic movement in 42mm steel case with anti-glare crystal and glowing orange markers. Water resistant to 300m.
SEIKO PROSPEX GLACIER From £1,110
Ice effect dial pays tribute to Seiko’s work in the Sixties and Seventies making tough watches for polar exploration. Part of the Save the Ocean series, supporting marine charities. Automatic movement with impressive 70-hour power reserve. Water resistant to 200m.