In this series of articles, we pick five interesting, less-often reported watches that tick a lot of boxes that seasoned watch collectors frequently look to fill. To make this a worthwhile exercise, were defining affordable as anything below $5000 AUD. Do you ever get the feeling the entry-level price point is dominated by bland dress watches and a slew of decent, but identikit divers? Sure, we dont expect to see perpetual calendars or tourbillons slumming it down here with us commoners (and if you do see a kickstarter campaign threatening to disrupt the watch industry by creating a tourbillon for under 1000 bucks, please run a mile), but itd be nice if our humble collections had a bit more variety in them, right? And before you say it, Ive already got a date watch. Heck, Ive even gone as far as an ETA 2836-driven day/date model. But what about that next level? What is there that could fill that void and not leave our bank accounts equally spacious? Step forth the GMT. With plenty of mid-range options, the GMT offers an elegant upgrade from a time-only ticker. They are actually useful, too. Perhaps even more so than the ubiquitous timing…

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