Up to $200 – Deals can still be had with this list of excellent quartz and automatic sport watches.
- Casio DW5600E – Simple, cheap, digital ($42, Amazon)
- Timex Military Classic – Military style, PDV case and indiglo lighting ($65, Amazon)
- Citizen BM8180 Eco-Drive – Affordable, legible, Eco-Drive ($87, Amazon)
- Citizen AU1040 Dress Watch – Eco-Drive, versatile and classic styling ($132, Amazon)
- Phosphor World Time – E-Ink display, unique design, world time ($150, Phosphor)
- Seiko SKX779 or SKX781 – “The Monster” – a gateway drug to dive watches ($190, Amazon)
- Seiko SKX007 – 70’s Seiko styling, automatic, great bracelet options ($198, Amazon)
Up to $500 – Looking for an upgrade? These watches feature better movements, additionally innovative designs and excellent value.
- Citizen BL5250 Chronograph – Chrono, alarm, titanium case and Eco-Drive movement ($240, Amazon)
- Victorinox Original – Understated style, 40 mm nylon case, nato strap ($300, Amazon)
- Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Auto – Classic automatic dress watch with date ($365)
- Hamilton Khaki King II – Swiss day/date automatic with vintage military styling ($390, Amazon)
- Citizen Promaster PMX56-2811 – Single piece titanium case, 11 mm thick, Eco-Drive ($415, Higuchi)
Up to $1000 – This is likely the “best bang for your buck” range. We have selected only a few of the many excellent watches available at this price point.
- Seiko SBDC001 Sumo – Upgraded movement, excellent lume, good bracelet ($650, Seiya)
- Benarus Remora – Sapphire bezel, slim 14 mm profile, excellent build quality ($650, Benarus)
- Hamilton Jazzmaster Slim – Slim and practical everyday dress watch ($650, Amazon)
- Halios Laguna – Excellent design, 500m WR, internal bi-directional bezel, excellent lume ($670, Halios)
- OCEAN7 LM-5 – Classic diver style, excellent movement and lumed sapphire bezel ($799, OCEAN7)
- Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT – Swiss GMT movement and excellent dial detail, ($825, CW)
- Marathon GSAR w/bracelet – As tough as they come, the perfect “tool” diver ($870, Broadarrow)
Up to $2500 – A more serious watch for a more considerable price tag. Spending well over $1000 can get you a well known brand, specialized design or even an in-house movement.
- Dievas Focal – Simple and legible design featuring a hardened steel case ($1280, Gnomon Watches)
- Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAN2110 – Great bezel, beautiful design, Swiss automatic ($1575, Amazon)
- Sinn U1 w/bracelet – Hardened submarine steel case, unique design, 1000m WR ($2040, Watchbuys)
- Nomos Tangente Datum – In-house movement, 6.75 mm thick, never out of style ($2360, Watchbuys)
Over $2500 – If you’re seriously considering spending over $2500 on your next watch we recommend a lot of research and to visit an authorized dealer to see the watch in person and on your wrist. The luxury market has a lot to offer the well-heeled buyer including options like the Bremont Supermarine s500 ($5500), the UTS 1000m V2 “Pacific Horizon” ($3800), the Longines Column-Wheel Chrono ($2850), or the newly refreshed Omega Planet Ocean range ($5800 and up).
Choosing your next watch is almost as much fun as owning that same watch. The options presented above are just a snapshot of an entire world of watches made up of options for every budget and designs for every wrist. None of the links above were sponsored by the vendors and Watch Report recommends due diligence in choosing a trusted online vendor and cannot guarantee the performance of any of the above outlets. If you believe there is a specifically excellent model we neglected to mention, please post it in the comments or tweet it @WatchReport.