“If I were rich I would have a Rolex”.
You know what? You definitely don’t need to be rich to buy really qualitative watches.
The best sub 50$ watch : 10$ Casio F91W-1
When you buy a F91W-1, you no longer get a simple watch but a piece of history. Here we are talking about a 10$ icon, made in USA, with a 30 years old retro design. This watch is reliable, water resistant and is featuring alarm, chronograph and night light. At this price point you hardly can ask for more.
The best automatic watch under 100$ : 65$ Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic
Seiko 5 or how to get a 275$ Hamilton field for a fraction of the price. This watch has one of the best quality price ratio ever. Being able to get an automatic watch of this quality at this price point makes this a no-brainer.
Pro tip : For a very classy look switch the strap with a brown leather one.
The best watches under 300$ :
Now this is a real bargain for the long run. Stainless steel case and band, sapphire dial window, water resistant and solar powered. That means that this under 200$ watch is everyday life proof. You can keep it when you’re gardening, swimming, practicing sports and in 10 years it will still be in good shape. The best part is that as it’s solar powered you no longer have to worry about battery replacement and the more you keep it, the more you’re saving money. Warning, this watch is not for small wrists.
Solar powered, sapphire glass, stainless steel case and band and water resistant. This is a more sophisticated equivalent of the citizen BM7100-59E by seiko. Really good price/quality ratio for a watch you intend to keep for 10+ years without any maintenance.
The best watch under 500$ :
Elegant and carefully crafted watch by Tissot. You’ll get everything you would expect from a Swiss watch.
This watch is definitely above the rest in this price range with a stainless steel case, quality leather strap, sapphire crystal convex glass with an automatic mechanical movement.
If you’re looking for a watch with exceptional build quality and a very distinctive retro look, this one’s for you.
Best entry level luxury watches under 5000$ :
When you buy a Omega Speedmaster professional moonwatch, you don’t buy a watch, you buy a significant piece of horology and space exploration that you can wear on your wrist.
This watch remains nearly unchanged since 1957 and is often referred as ” the most historically important watch ever manufactured” as it was the first watch to be worn on the moon and was involved in the Apollo 13 spacecraft safe return to earth in April 1970.
We invite you to read his story if you’re interested in watches and/or space exploration.
Instantly recognizable watch made famous by Steeve McQueen when he wore it in his 1971 film, Le Mans.
Even today the powerful vintage design of this watch makes it timeless and that’s without a doubt why this is Walter White’s watch in the TV show breaking bad.
Luxury watches :
This is an icone or a symbol of the 90’s luxury. Today, this seems a little faded over the years. That’s the kind of watch that I would like to love as much as fifteen years ago but it hasn’t aged well. Everything on this watch is too bulky in my opinion, but if you want to make sure people around notice your success, this watch will certainly do the trick.
If you wonder why people are ready to pay 250 000$ for a pre-owned watch?
That’s the reason why :