I've recently gone down the Aliexpress rabbit hole looking at all the cheap Chinese watches available. Could anyone recommend a decent quality open heart/skeleton watch for under $150? There are a bunch of brands like Binger and Ailang that have some interesting watches but I can't find any reliable information on them. They all claim to have sapphire as well.
The best I've found so far is the Guanqin GJ16009 which has some reviews on Youtube, but it was tested and found to have mineral glass when it claimed sapphire. Obviously at this price point that's to be expected, but it's still disappointing how these brands try to deceive customers.
In short, I'm looking for:
- Decently accurate movement that will last a while
- Preferably sapphire crystal
- No obvious homages/ripoffs or "Swiss Made" on the dial
This is the sort of style I'm looking for (maybe these are homages of something, I don't know):
All suggestions welcome.