11 dec. 2019
 3 minutes

Editor’s Picks of the Week – Dietrich, Hamilton & Doxa

By Balazs Ferenczi
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Chrono24 Editor’s Picks

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.

If you want to buy one of the watches, simply click on the offer and place your order on Chrono24 today.

This week’s offers:

Great Watches Under $5,000

Dietrich OT-X

In our last Editor’s Picks, we talked about an affordable, fun watch by a brand that does things a bit differently: SevenFriday. Their approach to the industry differs greatly from that of the big brands, and although their watches look like a million bucks, they won’t break the bank. Today, we’re looking at another brand with a similar approach: Dietrich. This company first entered the market with their OT-X models (X stands for the model number of the various timepieces); however, Dietrich discontinued the line in 2018. This decision freed up resources to focus on a new model, the Time Companion. TC watches are the company’s first Swiss-made timepieces, but the original Dietrich watch will always be the OT-X. OT timepieces are bold, unique, fun, and inexpensive, making them an easy choice for our Editor’s Picks. If you’re a fan of out-of-the-box designs, the Dietrich OT-X line will not disappoint.

Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare and Exceptional Timepieces

Hamilton Ventura

If you’re a regular reader of the Chrono24 Magazine, especially the Editor’s Picks, you’ll know that this section is usually reserved for watches that are a bit out there. They aren’t always the most popular models on the market, but they pique the interest of serious enthusiasts. These watches might have a quirky design, special complication, or an interesting backstory. This watch, or rather this line of watches, ticks 2 of those 3 boxes. The Hamilton Ventura has a long history linked to rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. The look of the watch is very unique and somewhat nonconformist, but that’s what people loved – and still love – about it. We’re not going to pick a single model, but rather just bring your attention to the Hamilton Ventura line as one of the bolder moves in the history of watch design. The good news is that Hamilton still offers Ventura models in their collection. The current watches are fun, iconic, not too pricey, and something true watch fans should enjoy.

Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Money

Doxa Sub 300T

Anyone who has ever dealt with vintage watches, especially diving watches, will know the name Doxa. They have been one of the leading producers of tool watches for underwater explorers for decades now. The most iconic model that’s ever come out of Doxa is arguably the Sub 300, which was succeeded by the Sub 300T series. Early Sub 300s are very limited in number and hard to find, and therefore, beloved by collectors the world over. So, we’ll focus on the Sub 300T models instead. These watches were made from the 1960s onwards in a number of iterations. Doxa released several dial variations (orange, silver, black, and yellow), and eventually made watches with special logos on their dials. Some of these have become highly-coveted collector’s items (the Aqua Lung pieces, for example). That said, a regular vintage Doxa Sub 300T is just as iconic and interesting. They are relatively easy to get your hands on, and if you’re a true fan of vintage tool watches, you need to have one in your collection.

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About the Author

Balazs Ferenczi

I’ve been interested in watches for as long as I can remember. I've always thought the only “jewelry” a man should wear is a nice watch. It also says a lot about …

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