Entry Level Inhouse Movements
Undeniably, in-house movements are held in high esteem by many Timezoners and newcomers to this site may become a bit worried when they find out that their latest acquisition is fitted with third party one. Although I agree that in-house can add to the desirability of a watch, I personally never put much emphasis on them and at the moment only own one with a movement made by the company printed on the dial. Tooling up to become a movement manufacturer is costly and rarely estimated by the general public so most in-house powered watches are in the mid to high price range.
But reasonably priced watches fit with an in-house movement can be found. Below find a selection with prices in the area of up to 2,000 USD (based on European list prices) for the steel versions.
hen I originally posted this on the Public Forum, a few people asked why I had omitted the non-European brands. First of all, most mechanical watches from Japan and Russia are in a completely different price range, it’s easy to find one fitting any budget. The higher priced Credor line by Seiko would certainly merit an entry but I have no price information on them and they’re hardly available outside of Japan.