There are two main ways to approach a mechanical watch purchase. Dressed up to show off the every, not inconsiderable, dollar spent or to do the opposite and hide the cost.
Looking at the latter, the dress watch becomes an option and a good example of that is the Tissot Gentleman Automatic.
With a steel case with gold accents and the choice of leather or steel bracelet, the piece has a collection of features you would usually expect to pay more.
Importantly, it has an understated elegance that impresses given it’s price point. The buyer will not be picking up one of these everyday, but on that day that the buyer does, it can be a worthwhile understated choice.