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7 Top Swiss Watches Under $2000: Luxury Within Reach

7 Top Swiss Watches Under $2000: Luxury Within Reach

The best Swiss watches under $2000 offer more than just reliability but also a taste of luxury. Get your budget-friendly luxury timepiece here!
Mar 26, 2024

Swiss watches have long been renowned for their elegance, luxury, and exclusivity. However, you don’t always need to break the bank to own a piece of Swiss watch craftsmanship. If you are a discerning watch enthusiast, you certainly will find wide options of the best Swiss watches under $2000.

There are plenty of watchmakers, such as Hamilton, Squale, to Glycine that offer you their excellent Swiss timepiece quality and exceptional designs with quite affordable price points. 

Looking forward to it? Let’s dive deeper into our list of Swiss watch recommendations you may have for less than $2000!

What Makes a Watch Swiss Watch?

To call a watch a Swiss-made watch, there are several requirements or rules to meet. These are to avoid simplifying any watch assembled in Switzerland as “Swiss-made”. These are some of the regulations that the Swiss Federal Council has enacted to label a watch as a “Swiss watch”: 

Components

The components of Swiss-manufactured watches should make up at least 50% of the watch’s movement value. As for the entire watch, the manufacturing costs have to be 60% incurred in Switzerland to prevent a foreign-made movement installed in a Swiss watch. 

Attributes

The assembly of a Swiss watch has to be specifically done in Switzerland. Only a very few pre-assembled components are permitted since some components are not individually available. Furthermore, the final watch inspection should also be conducted in Switzerland. 

Swiss Roots 

Not only the components, but the authenticity in the technical development is also crucial in defining a Swiss watch. The entire watch development including the prototypes and constructions should also occur in Switzerland. After all, outstanding watchmaking skills are what people are looking for, aside from the components’ originality.  

Read also: Top 9 Collections from Swiss Watch Brands for Every Budget

Top 7 Swiss Watches Under $2000 for Your Collection

With less than $2000, you can opt for a wide array of choices, from a classic, vintage style to luxury Swiss watches. Here, we have specially crafted the best Swiss watches under $2000 for you to put in your watch collections.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Bronze Ref. H76709530

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Bronze Ref. H76709530
Movement ETA 6498-1
Dimensions 43mm in diameter, 51.5mm lug to lug, 13.5mm thick
Water resistance 100m

Becoming one of the most reputable Swiss brands in the watchmaking world, Hamilton has long been priding itself on Swiss Precision. This new Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Bronze Ref. H76709530  appears as one of its pilot watch line-up collections. 

This timepiece is powered by a hand-wound Swiss movement with 17 jewels, the ETA/Unitas 6498, boasts an impressive power reserve of up to 50 hours. It also features a bi-directional countdown bezel with 60-minute markings, allowing its wearers to measure the time remaining of an event, from a race to cooking. 

Overall, this timepiece appears with a mesmerizing vintage style along with its bronze case, textured black dial, and brown calf leather strap. 

Price: $1,465.00 USD

Squale Sub-39 Heritage – Bracelet – Gnomon Exclusive

Squale Sub-39 Heritage - Bracelet - Gnomon Exclusive
Movement Sellita SW 200 “REGLAGE ELABORÉ” swiss automatic
Dimensions 39mm in diameter (40.8mm when including bezel), 48.5mm lugs to lugs, 12mm thick (including domed sapphire)
Water resistance 300m

Next, we have our exclusive piece, the Squale Sub-39 Heritage which also showcases the vintage aesthetics through its aged markers, hands, and bezel. 

Taking a look on the inside, this watch is equipped with the Sellita SW 200 Swiss automatic movement with 26 jewels, offering the wearer mechanical reliability.

One of the best dive watch under 2000, Squale Sub-39 Heritage comes with a muscular lug design, with 300m water resistance. This makes it one of the best Swiss watches for men. 

Price: $1,280.00 USD

Steinhart Yachtimer – Gnomon Exclusive

Steinhart Yachtimer - Gnomon Exclusive
Movement ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph
Dimensions 42mm in diameter, 14mm thick, lug to lug 49mm
Water resistance 100m
Steinhart Yachtimer – Gnomon Exclusive

Coming to another piece of Gnomon Exclusive, Steinhart Yachtimer embodies the combination of impeccable Swiss-made quality and exceptional designs to wearers.  

Different from many chronograph watches on the market, this timepiece runs on a Swiss-made ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph movement that has been the timekeeping icon with its robustness and performance.

It comes with 48 hours of power reserve and 100m water resistance. With the timeless visual, this timepiece makes it suitable for everyday wear.  This can be your ultimate choice of the best Swiss watches under $2000 list. 

Price: $1,259.00 USD

Read also: Top 7 Swiss Automatic Watches: Luxury to the Affordable One

Oris Aquis Date Black Sunburst – Ref. 01 733 7732 4134-07 4 21 64FC

Oris Aquis Date Black Sunburst - Ref. 01 733 7732 4134-07 4 21 64FC
Movement Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, with a date at 6 o’clock
Dimensions 39.5mm in diameter
Water resistance 300m

Still on the list of the best Swiss watches under $2000, we have the iconic diver’s watch, the Oris Aquis Date. This watch comes with great potential in technical specifications, including the water-resistant stainless steel case (300 meters)  and a robust rotating diver’s bezel to measure dive times safely. 

Not only that, if you think that this Oris timepiece is only made for divers, it’s actually more versatile than that. With the elegant, stylish, and aesthetic case design, this timepiece is also comfortable for both casual and formal occasions.

Price: $1,740.00 USD

Read also: Oris Aquis Watch Review: A Complete Guide to Stylish Collection

Dietrich Skin Diver SD-2 Abyss Black

Dietrich Skin Diver SD-2 Abyss Black
Movement Sellita SW200 automatic
Dimensions 38.5mm in diameter, 46.2mm lug to lug, 12.6mm thick
Water resistance 150m

Originally based in Zurich, Switzerland, Dietrich created a limited dive watch, namely the Dietrich Skin Diver SD-2 Abyss Black. This timepiece demonstrates a combination of vintage and modern looks. 

It runs on the popular Swiss Sellita cal. SW200 automatic movement and features 38-hour of power reserve. Uniquely, it comes with a waterproof rubber strap that you can comfortably wear around your wrist. Additionally, if you feel bored with the rubber, you may simply change that into the NATO textile strap. 

With such great attention to detail, this timepiece stands out among the best Swiss watches under $2000 that you can opt for. 

Price: $1,150.00 USD

Read also: Closer Look: At The New Dietrich Skin Diver SD-2 Militare Green

Ball Watch Co. Fireman Enterprise Black Ref. NM2098C-S20-BK

Ball Watch Co. Fireman Enterprise Black Ref. NM2098C-S20-BK
Movement Ball RR1103/ETA2824-2 automatic movement
Dimensions 40mm in diameter, 48mm lug to lug, 11.5mm thick
Water resistance 100m

Despite being one of the entry-level Swiss watches, Ball Watch Co., through The Fireman Enterprise Black still emphasizes their timepieces on both functionality and design.  Equipped with the caliber BALL RR1103 movement, it has a power reserve of around 38 hours. 

Moreover, it serves you an excellent reading capability in dark conditions with the 15 microTritium gas tubes on the hour, minute, second hands, and dial. This timepiece makes a good choice for everyday use. 

Price: $1,240.00 USD

Read also: Timeless Precision: Our Ball Watches Picks for Men

Glycine Airman SST Blue Ref. GL0310

Glycine Airman SST Blue Ref. GL0310
Glycine Airman SST Blue Ref. GL0310
Movement GL293 Swiss automatic movement
Dimensions 43mm in diameter. 11mm thick. 46mm lug to lug
Water resistance 200m

Our last recommendation on the best Swiss watches under $2000 falls to Glycine Airman SST Blue Ref. GL0310. It is powered by the cal. GL293 Swiss-made automatic GMT movement, altogether with a power reserve of 38 hours.

Boasting a massive water resistance of 200m, this timepiece offers you great protection against water. All in all this watch has showcased a great performance and classic design that a lot of vintage watch enthusiasts look for.

Price: $1,040.00 USD

Read also: Glycine Airman Collection: A Legacy of Aviation Timepieces

Final Thought

Overall, the list of recommendations we showed you above has proven that Swiss excellence can be highly accessible. Without having to empty your account, you can opt for the best Swiss watches under $2000. 

To wrap up, nothing takes precedence over comfort, so wisely choose the one that meets your style and needs for your next watch collection. 

Read also: 7 Swiss-made Watches Under $1000: The Essence of Horology

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