Oct 23, 20166821 views

Best Value Guilloché Dial Watches

Guilloché dials are watches with an actual decorative pattern on the dial itself.
I've found some of these watches and just wanted to share.
Anyone know of any of these types of watches that won't hurt the bank? The only one I know is the Seiko Cocktail Time and Reverie.

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A couple Swiss-made Victorinoxes. Very friendly to the wallet.
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$140~ Quartz - 241550

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$250~ Auto - 241524
Guilloché is French for "Spirograph." Or is it "doily."
I appreciate the skill involved, just like I appreciate the skill of a ballerina. But I don't go to the ballet, and I think that most guilloché has a fuddy-duddy look to it.
Just one man's opinion.
I know there is debate over value vs. cost, but I've seen some other posts on Swiss watches under$2K. In that vein, I'm not sure I've seen guilloche done better than on the Armand Nicolet TM7.
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http://www.ashford.com/us/watches/armand-nicolet/tm7/tm7-complete-calendar/9632A-AS-M9630.pid?so=2&nid=cpg_
FJR-Duben
You have A KS? I'd be curious to hear feedback.
StainlessOnly
Not yet my friend. i wanna buy this one but the silver version. Looks beautiful tho. As soon as i get one i'll share it for sure.
Love my Bulova even though it's a quartz and the battery dies every year!
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Oris Artilier Jumping Hour...beautiful gullioche and jump hour. Can be found under $2k. Would love to see this as a drop.
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Do you have it?
JonT
No, I set it as my watch goal
Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic & Regulator
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JonT
My daily is a Hamilton Viewmatic. Excellent watch at the price point.
Kent Wang Art Deco
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My Baume&Mercier Automatic
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FJR-Duben
An affordable option is the Raymond Weil 2838-SL5-05658 under 600$
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J Springs 74€
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Seiko Cocktail Time for the win. That watch is very cool.
The Seiko Brightz models such as the SDGM003 (black dial) or the SGDM001 (white dial). They are like the cocktail time only WAY better with first-rate bracelets, 41.5 mm case, and a thinner case. The finishing is quite extraordinary for these watches. They cost around $720, but I almost got one on Ebay for $600. I think they have Diashock as well.
Personally, I am in love with enamel dials. I want a Tourby or a Seiko, if I could find a Seiko that was not sold out or selling for hundreds above list.
SkipPe
Seikos with hand-painted Urushi enamel dials are stunning. You may send enquiry to Higuchi/Chino watch/Seyajapan and compare what they'll offer you. Higuchi has among the most reasonable prices for JDM watches.
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Tissot Le Locle is a great choice about the same price as the Seiko Cocktail. Picked up both from various drops in the past and they are some of my favorites
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Backside of the Tissot is also pretty awesome
The Seiko SRP701K1 is a beautiful watch, and can be had for under $200 if you shop around. I just got mine and love it!
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Brownkp
This is the best value!! Stunning time piece, and the longevity of Seiko is amazing!
Brownkp
Gorgeous
I also had an Armand Nicolet M02 - it has great guilloche, Swiss Made and can be had ~$1k, when discounted on Ashford, for instance.
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Grinnie_Jax
This is a really nice watch.
Orient Senator is among best guilloche watches I've seen, regardless the price. Beatiful dial, well-finished applied indices, sapphire crystal, rock-solid caliber with power reserve - what not to like?
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I believe its Orient Polaris GMT, you are referring to. Their upper Orient Star line also has some cool patterned GMTs:
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Grinnie_Jax
This is probably the best value to price watch in this thread
Hermes does this on its dials
jmdidday
"Anyone know of any of these types of watches that won't hurt the bank?" ;-)
WilR
Well $2-3k is low in terms of automatic Swiss watches so I guess it's all relative
That Seiko has been on my wishlist for a while but keeps getting bumped down by other watches. Going to have to give it the love it deserves
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True - also Brights have harder steel (more scratch-proof). They are worth some extra $ indeed.
If only they had the nice bit of doming that the Cocktail Time does. . .
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