Great Watches Under $5,000
Vintage Heuer watches have been fan favorites for many years now. Rare versions of more popular models like the Monaco or Autavia fetch sky-high prices at auction. Overall, vintage Heuer sports models are climbing in value, but there are still some models that are relatively affordable. The Heuer Camaro is one such timepiece. Many variations were released during the Camaro’s production years, which began in 1968 and continued until 1972. You can choose between two or three subdial layouts, models with iconic calibers such as the Valjoux 72 or Valjoux 92, and a number of dial colors. In terms of case material, the Camaro comes in steel or solid gold if you fancy a bit of bling. The collection is vast. Due to its 37-mm diameter – which is on the smaller side for chronographs – the watch is easily wearable for fans with any wrist size.
Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare and Exceptional Timepieces
Cartier Tank Americaine
The Cartier Tank is an iconic model that has been popular among both men and women for decades. Many consider it the epitome of elegance; a thin and relatively small timepiece that makes the ultimate dress watch. The Tank has many iterations, including the Americaine. This version has a more modern look. While not as wide as the classic Tank, but it is much longer. Thus, the Cartier Tank Americaine works well on any sized wrist. In typical Tank style, The dial is white with large Roman numerals. The lugs are integrated into the case, making the watch look longer and thicker than it actually is. The model we chose comes in a steel case with an automatic movement. The case measures 22 mm across and over 41 mm long. The Cartier Tank Americaine is worthy of any watch lover’s attention, especially if you are looking for a watch to wear with a suit – it was made for that.
Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Money
Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday 1
There is the regular Omega Speedmaster Professional, and then there is the Speedy Tuesday 1: While this amazing model is based on the legendary watch that went to the Moon, it offers much more than that. Firstly, it’s a limited edition with a run of just 2,012 pieces. If this isn’t enough to convince you, let’s take a look at the watch itself. For the first time, Omega has created a true reverse panda dial (black base with white subdials) and a fully brushed steel case, which a combination that gives the watch a military-esque look. The Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday 1, or as collectors call it, the ST1, comes in a special box. The outer carton features an exclusive leather travel pouch and 2 straps: a brown vintage-style leather and a black and white NATO. Since its initial release in 2017, the Omega Speedmaster ST1 has gone on to become one of the most iconic modern Speedmasters. It’s a sought-after model that many would love to have in their collection.