This £300 watch got tons of compliments at Watches and Wonders 2024

It's a super affordable watch, but it can certainly hold its own with the big names

The Mr Jones Watches Tadaima worn by T3 writer, Sam Cross, at Watches and Wonders 2024
(Image credit: Sam Cross)

Having spent the last few days out at Watches and Wonders 2024, I've been absolutely flabbergasted by some of the watches on display. From stunning new releases like the Roger Dubuis Excaliber Monotourbillon Titanium to some real rarities worn by the attendees, this is a show packed with everything the name suggests.

Still, despite the millions of dollars worth of gear on show, it's not all about the price tag. In fact, many of the brand and attendees here can recognise the beauty in just about anything – including the £300 watch I was wearing to the show.

For the unaware, that model is the Mr Jones Watches Tadaima. It's a watch designed by artists and graphic designer, Yo Hosoyamada. The dial showcases the Tokyo skyline, intended to represent a piece of her home on the wrist.

To tell the time, you'll find a black bird with it's wings spread out. That moves around to show off the minutes, while the hour jumps in the tallest building on the dial.

In the last 48 hours, I've lost count of the amount of compliments this watch has received. Even when sat next to watches with tall six figure price tags – I'm looking at you, A Lange and Sohne and Carl F Bucherer – I'd have people asking to take a closer look at this watch.

Honestly, it's not hard to see why. The dial is a truly stunning affair, beautifully capturing the scene with hues of blue, red and yellow. The sky is also packed with texture, looking like a grainy old photo in the most artistic way.

Priced at just £295 on the Mr Jones Watches website, this is an absolute bargain. While high horology brands can offer a similarly artistic appearance, they certainly can't do it at such a low price point. 

So, the moral of the story is simple – if you're looking for a cheap watch which can stack up with the bigger name brands, take a look at Mr Jones Watches.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.