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At Baselworld 2019, finest timepieces weren't necessarily most expensive

Instead, among the hundreds of new watches I saw from brands, the ones that caught my attention included a fair number at entry-level price points

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Chris Rovzar | Bloomberg
Perhaps it was the scaled-down feel of the Palexpo building where the Baselworld watch expo takes place, or maybe it was the first stirrings of global economic headwinds, but for whatever reason, this year the timepieces that shone the most weren’t the ones with the most diamonds.
 
Instead, among the hundreds of new watches I saw from brands such as Rolex, Graff, Hublot, Nomos, Bell & Ross, Grand Seiko, TAG Heuer, and Bulgari, the ones that caught my attention included a fair number at entry-level price points. Whether they were new concoctions from Oris or Casio, or retro pieces

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 9:39 PM IST

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