I read “Time Out” with interest. I wanted to bring to your attention a high-quality but little known watch brand: Steinhart. It is a German company. Their watches are German engineered with Swiss movements, at a tenth (or twentieth) the price of a Rolex.
Many of the Steinhart models are what is known as “Rolex Homage”. A high-quality watch that resembles a Rolex but has the maker’s name and logo. In other words, it’s not a counterfeit Rolex. Steinhart is a highly respected name in their own right.
Best Regards, D.B.