One thing we have learned from all of our readers is that, sometimes, what is affordable to one person may not be the case for another. So, the task of finding a quality affordable watch may turn into quite a timely endeavor. Swiss Legend, though, has managed to bridge the gap in the affordable watch market by offering precision-based, fashion-forward timepieces for under $400. The Swiss Legend brand began over a decade ago, but in 2013, the brand opted to have its watches Swiss-made.
Recently, we had the opportunity to wear a Swiss Legend Abyssos Automatic 2.0 SL-10062-A-SR-03. Lets get the price tag immediately out in the open: $399. The timepiece runs off a Swiss-made, self-winding mechanical 3 hand STP1-11 movement, complete with a 46-hour power reserve. The watch is durable, big and fits a functional need. The stainless steel case is 46mm in diameter, and features a unidirectional rotating bezel. Its screw-down crown ensures it is water resistant up to 1000 meters — enabling a utilitarian use. The Abysses watch is fitted with a sapphitek crystal.
As far as affordability goes, this watch is quite a bargain. While the movement may be made by the third party Swiss Technology Productions (STP), it’s still an automatic movement inside a diver’s watch for under $400. The dial itself has very large white luminous dot hour indicators, which come in handy when searching for the time at night or under water.
For my personal taste, this piece is a bit too bulky. I generally enjoy the smaller, classically sized watches. However, the Abyssos definitely makes a bold statement with its rugged, large features. There are multiple color patterns of this model besides this blue, steel and rose gold colored combination. For those who like large watches that make a definite impression this one may be worth taking a look at. It is also a good bet for hardworking people who just want to add a little style. Sometimes its nice to be able to have your cake and eat it too.