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9 Affordable Openworked Watches That Will Win Christmas 2023

The plethora of Swiss-made openworked watches typically begin in the 5-figure price range, an amount of money that many of us aren't likely happy to part with on a whim. But, if you look hard enough, there are some pretty incredible skeleton watches out there that can hold their own as a viable and entirely plausible options.

From the openworked Maurice Lacroix Aikon to the very cool openworked Hamilton Ventura and Jazzmaster Open Heart, and the Zenith DEFY Classic, I've found a handful of skeleton watches that carry with them great appeal and an even better price tag.

Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart

The Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart is one of the most affordable, partly openworked watches money can buy. Fantastic stuff.

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton

This particular Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton features tribal finishing which might be a bit much for some, with the original openworked version also readily available.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 represents tremendous value for money with ample amounts of brand prestige and heritage. One of the best openworked watches in this price segment.

Zenith DEFY Classic Skeleton

Zenith's DEFY Classic Skeleton is the modern interpretation of the quintessential openworked watch, albeit it with some very peculiar yet intriguing design cues.

Hamilton Ventura XXL Skeleton

The Hamilton Ventura XXL Skeleton is another oddity, but with its unique aesthetic paired with some very cool openworking, it looks to be the black sheep of this category.

Tissot T-Complication Squelette

From Tissot we have the openworked marvel that is the T-Complication Squelette, an interesting package that won't break the bank.

Raymond Weil Freelancer Skeleton Blue

The Raymond Weil Freelancer Skeleton is a step above the other pieces in this list, with some evident finishing applied to the exposed bridges. Another budget-friendly openworked watch to consider.

Rado True Square Open Heart

A piece you either really like or really don't. Which ever way you're veering, you can't deny its architectural appeal.

Raymond Weil Freelancer Skeleton Grey

A more contemporary take on the openworked watch than its blue counterpart listed above, the Raymond Weil Freelancer Skeleton Grey is the more appealing of the two, in my opinion anyway.

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