Affordable Automatic Watches: Three For Under RM3,000


Fancy a his-and-hers? This Claude Bernard beauty is classy, elegant, and totally unisex. Housed in a 39mm steel case with minimalist dial, the watch’s Swiss-made automatic movement can be seen through the transparent caseback. Roman numerals and a black leather strap give the piece a classic spin.

Vostok Europe Almaz Bronze – RM2,700

In case you didn’t know, bronze watches are all the rage. The material is beloved for its changing patina over time, this Vostok option is paired with an eye-catching emerald dial. It’s also inspired by the Russian space programme, Almaz, which was part of a super secret Soviet military space station programme started in the 1960s.

Arbutus Exclusive Movement AR915 Power Reserve – RM1,790 (approx.)

Refined and stately, this Arbutus timepiece features an exclusive automatic movement with a power reserve indicator at six o’clock and date display below the 12 o’clock marker. This version also has dress watch appeal with its rose gold-IP case and chocolate croc-embossed leather strap.

This article was first published on CROWN.

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