Whether you're looking to up your game with a new watch or you want to add to your impressive collection of watches, this list of the best watches is for you. Watches run the gamut of style and function. You can find watches for just about any occasion or any person. If you are an outdoorsy type person, then tactical watches to field watches and aviator watches will be right up your alley.
If you're on the hunt for a new luxury watch, we can help you with that as well. The beauty is these watches stand the test of time and will forever remain classics no matter how many times they upgrade their models. The only issue is, which one will you chose to wear every day?
- Luminox Master Carbon Seal Automatic 3875 Watch
- Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Watch
- IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Spitfire Watch
- Hamilton Khaki Field Silicone Strap Watch
- Skagen Grenen Stainless Steel Mesh Watch
- New Apple Watch Series 7
- Suunto 9 Peak Granite Blue Titanium
- Fossil Gen 5E
- Hamilton American Classic PSR Digital Quartz Watch
- Casio G-Shock Rangeman Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Watch
- Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Blue Dial Watch
- Stuhrling Original Aviator Quartz Black Dial Watch
- Ulysse Nardin Diver Automatic Chronograph
- Nove Trident Swiss Made Ultra Slim Dive Watch
- Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 18kt Rose Gold Automatic Watch
- Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial Automatic Men’s Stainless Steel Oyster Watch
- Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-Winding Watch
- Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch
- Movado Museum Classic
Luminox Master Carbon Seal Automatic 3875 Watch
Made to handle some tough situations, this beauty from Luminox is crafted from the brand’s proprietary Carbonox+ material, so it’s light, durable, hypoallergenic, weatherproof, and shock and scratch-resistant. The model also features an automatic movement. It’s also extremely water-resistant with an easily legible face and sapphire crystal, all of which will come in handy when your eyes start to tear up when you open the gift box.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Watch
Audemars Piguet debuted its Royal Oak collection in 1972, one of the first brands to make a true luxury watch in chunky steel with a large case, rather than a smaller gold model. This watch may see you more trying to figure out how to survive a fundraising gala than navigating your way through the wilderness, but it’s nice to know it could handle either with ease.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Spitfire Watch
This classic casual watch could just become your one and only. Originally produced for the British Royal Air Force, its classic, retro styling goes with just about anything in a man’s wardrobe, and the automatic movement means the watch keeps running for 72 hours even if you do take it off for a few days.
Hamilton Khaki Field Silicone Strap Watch
It’s said that Hamilton developed one of the first field watches, making it easier to check the time (compared to using a pocket watch) whilst scrambling between trenches and foxholes. This modern version features a silicone strap with a fabric-look texture and a PVD-coated stainless steel case.
Skagen Grenen Stainless Steel Mesh Watch
The Field Watch gets a clean Danish design update at Skagen. Inspired by Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost beach, the collection is pro-planet, featuring a 50% recycled stainless steel case and ecologically responsible packaging. It is simplicity at its finest, modern and clean with a hidden crown, Swiss luminous minute hands, hour hands, and Arabic indexes, backed up with a precise Japanese three-hand movement.
New Apple Watch Series 7
Apple keeps innovating the smartwatch category, offering this version that can exist independently of an iPhone, connecting to your cellular service on its own. It even allows you to monitor your blood oxygen level and take an ECG. Customize it with other Apple Watch bands and you’ll have plenty of options to style your watch.
Suunto 9 Peak Granite Blue Titanium
This ultra-thin but tough GPS watch will monitor your heart rate and offer barometric readings, but hopefully, you’ll be able to tell when the pressure in your relationship is mounting. The watch features grade 5 titanium (lighter, harder, and stronger than stainless steel) for lighter weight, supreme comfort, and scratch resistance. Titanium is also hypoallergenic, so the watch case is great for those with sensitive skin. The watch’s smart parts feature more than 80 sport modes, GPS navigation, blood oxygen readings, and more. Suunto also offers customization options, with changeable strap colors and materials, as well as good old-fashioned engraving.
Fossil Gen 5E
Fossil is one of the household watch brands you can trust and this Fossil smartwatch is no exception. The Gen 5E has all the essentials you need, such as a fitness tracker, built-in speakers, and multiday battery modes, among others. You can also utilize the smartwatch’s contact-free payment through Google Pay. This is the watch that will definitely make your everyday life a little more convenient.
Hamilton American Classic PSR Digital Quartz Watch
Hamilton debuted the Pulsar watch in 1970, celebrating a kind of astronaut-chic inspired by the first moon landing the year before. Its simple, polished style features a classic red LED display with a clean stainless steel case and bracelet.
Casio G-Shock Rangeman Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Watch
Looking for a Casio watch? The G-Shock has become practically a cultural phenomenon unto itself, renowned for its durability, as well as its chunky, elaborate design. The Rangeman (just one of many, many iterations) strays into both tactical and dive watch territory, featuring a digital compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and atomic timekeeping; all while being suitable for light scuba diving.
Breitling Aviator 8 Automatic Blue Dial Watch
With its sky blue face and white topstitched blue leather band, this watch toes the line between a fancy dress and a casual watch. It’s a bit chunky for the most formal ensembles but looks great with tweedy looks, as well as dressed-up denim.
Stuhrling Original Aviator Quartz Black Dial Watch
More in line with the retro styling expected of a classic aviator, this one features luminous hands and tachymeter markings on the face perimeter.
Ulysse Nardin Diver Automatic Chronograph
Ulysses Nardin carried a heavy heritage. Besides being named for the Greek adventurer, his father was also one of the leading watchmakers of his time. We think this contemporary style from the company that bears his name would do all of them proud.
Nove Trident Swiss Made Ultra Slim Dive Watch
Although a slimmer version, the Trident still features some serious diver styling, including lever stoppers with teeth for adjusting the outer dial.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 18kt Rose Gold Automatic Watch
The 18-karat rose gold case is refined and elegant, especially when paired with the brown face and brown leather band. Originally launched in 1932, the Calatrava was inspired by the Bauhaus design movement.
Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial Automatic Men’s Stainless Steel Oyster Watch
Practically synonymous with luxurious watches and good taste, the Rolex name is internationally renowned for straightforward, masculine design and quality that lasts for generations. The Oyster watch is the very epitome of the brand’s heritage.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Self-Winding Watch
Easily crossing boundaries in this story from automatics to luxury to dress watches, this dark blue watch (the strap is Mississippi alligator) with a pink gold case is the very essence of elegance. It’s also set with 117 round-cut diamonds and is part of a collection of contemporary interpretations of watches from Vacheron Constantin’s 70-year history. Think of it as an investment in your own family’s heritage.
Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch
Whether you choose this black and optic yellow combo or go for the all-gold or gunmetal finish, there is nothing shy or retiring about this quartz chronograph (somehow appropriate for a brand called Nixon?). The name reflects its extra-large 51-millimeter size and its 30 ATM waterproof rating. It’s chunky, so leans toward the casual, but we think it’s dressy enough for most occasions.
Movado Museum Classic
The Movado Museum watch truly is a classic, espousing simple, elegant design that looks as great with a suit as it does with a pair of blue jeans. It’s called the “Museum,” because it’s included in the collections of 20 museums around the world. This minimal stainless steel beauty features 11 diamond markers on its face, a mesh bracelet, and a Swiss Quartz Movement.
It doesn't matter which watch you choose, any of these amazing watches are going to outperform anything you have ever had. All you have to do is remember to charge them, wind them, or replace their batteries on a regular basis.
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