A Self-Winding Automatic Watch For Under $1400

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* A combination of classic British design and Swedish minimalism
* 42-hour power reserve ensures you’ll always know what time it is
* Typically found on more expensive timepieces, the Saxon includes a deployment clasp

Now that the smart watch craze has subsided, it’s the right time to pick up a more traditional analog timepiece. Start your horological collection with the Saxon 39mm from Anglo-Swedish brand, Larsson & Jennings.

You needn’t, however, spend tens of thousands of dollars on a Rolex or Jaeger LeCoultre. Truth be told, you can pick up a self-winding automatic Swiss movement for a fraction of the cost. Case in point, the Saxon.

With a 42-hour power reserve, sweeping second hand and a deployment clasp, which you typically find on more expensive pieces, the Saxon is a wonderfully classic looking timepiece that’s suitable for both men and women. It’s also hand-finished and features an exhibition back so you can see exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.


The number of high-quality timepieces coming out of Scandinavia recently has been quite astonishing. A mix of modern and simple designs have finally overtaken the garishly oversized and overcomplicated designs that have been popular in recent years. But one thing that hasn’t quite satiated horological nerds has been what’s under the hood – a quartz movement.


Sure, they keep time better than a self-winding automatic movement, but then you’ve got to ask yourself what you’re paying for. There’s no hand craftsmanship and the value of the timepiece will never increase. Which is why this particular offering has our undivided attention.

Made from a brushed stainless steel and rich leather strap, the Saxon’s understated design coupled with a Swiss movement make this the perfect first timepiece or welcome addition to any horological collector’s accessories drawer.

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