Manufaktur Waldhoff was started in 2015 by a Swiss watch designer and Manfred Starck Uhren Gmbh, a watch manufacturer based in Pforzheim, to create a line of high-end automatic watches. The perfect combination of design skills and high-tech engineering and time-tested craft of a German watch manufacturer.
Modern super compressor-style dive watches, identified by their dual crown and internal rotating bezel designs, are relatively uncommon, but one of the standouts in this style is the Christopher Ward C65 Super Compressor, a vintage-inspired watch measuring 41mm and topped off with a heavily domed sapphire crystal. The watch is also a solid value, just over $1,000 and containing an automatic Sellita SW200 movement.
RGM was founded and established in 1992 by Roland G. Murphy, and today is widely regarded as the finest watch brand in The United States. Murphy began crafting in-house movements with Caliber 801 in 2007, becoming the first American watchmaker to do so in decades. Recently, RGM devoted a year of research and development to produce a skeletonized version of this movement, which animates this very rare timepiece. Ownership of one would put you in rare company, as only about 70 Caliber 801 watches are made annually, meaning the number allocated for skeletonization is even smaller. RGM offers the model in either stainless steel or in 18k rose gold.
One of the signature design characteristics of a classic dress watch is thinness. Most of the watches on this list have thicknesses between 7 and 10 millimeters allowing them to easily slide under a cuff. The Piaget Altiplano takes thinness to the extreme with its 6.4mm case height and with the wafer-thin 2.1mm 430P movement inside, giving it the distinction as one of the thinnest mechanical watches in production today. Impressively, the Altiplano gets 43 hours of power reserve from the single-barrel mainspring, powered only by hand winding.
Pssst, kid, wanna buy a watch? You should: we're living in a golden age of cheap watches for men. Never before have there been so many reputable, high quality tickers available for so little dough. Whether you're looking for a promotion-worthy office watch on an air-tight budget, or need a rock-solid diver delivered same-day, there's a handsome, shockingly affordable timepiece out there with your name on it. Below you'll find 27 excellent, GQ-approved cheap watches for men that'll upgrade your wrist game in an instant.
Are you looking for a smart watch but not too smart? This vintage digital wrist computer from Casio provides all the basic functions you need from a smart watch without all the distractions of the internet, texts, emails, and phone calls. It is ideal for athletic training and also just looks really cool for daily wear.
Just as they did with phones, Apple set the standard for smart watches when they released the Apple Watch. Now on the eighth generation, they just keep packing more and more features in there. From a style standpoint, the Apple watch is brilliant because you can change the band and screen as many times as you want to get any look you want all with the same watch.
Citizen's Promaster series just keeps turning out sport watches that are fun and functional. The newest dive features a bold and stylish color scheme, highlighted by the sunburst face and purple minute hand. It's got a solar powered Eco-Drive movement and 200m dive rating. This bad boy is not only rugged and cool, it's super affordable.
Retro-futuristic is fun design concept. Tissot was influenced by 1970s designs that attempted to guess what watches would look like in the twenty-first century. Of course, no one predicted smart watches. The PRX has beautiful vintage feel that works for everyday styling. It runs on a quartz movement but you can upgrade to the Powermatic model if you prefer automatic movements.
Only Rolex and TAG Hauer - yet to come on this list - make chronographs is a richer history than the Speedtimer. Seiko introduced the line back in the 1970s and it has featured some of the most beautiful chronos every produced. Updated with a solar powered movement and looped in with Seiko's Prospex line of sport watches, the Speedtimer is still offering an incredible bang for your buck.
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Way back before I was even remotely interested in watches, I had it in my mind that I need some sort of timepiece to make me look cool. This was back in 2011 when I had no common sense and about zero self-esteem. What I did have though was about $45 and an Amazon account.
Founded in 1983 in Switzerland, Swatch shook up the traditional watch scene with its playful, fashionable designs, which rose to fame as youthful alternatives to the more established European watches. Fun fact: The name Swatch is abbreviation for "second watch," since the styles were intended to be worn as accessible accessories. Collectors covet many of the original styles as well as newer releases, such as this Gent made with sustainable, bio-sourced plastic and Swiss quartz movements.
Acetate watches like this one from Nixon can feel more casual when compared to a classic larger watch made from steel or leather. Choose from a classic brown tortoiseshell or opt for one that comes in white, blue, or pink.
Just because it looks snazzy doesn't mean it lacks the fitness-tracking chops that Garmin is known for. You can track your heart rate, blood oxygen, respiration, and sleep, and this data can be synced to Garmin's Connect app. That also means the watch can gauge your Body Battery, which speculates how much energy you might have for the day based on a range of data collected by the sensors. It'll last around three to five days doing all of this. The downside? There's no onboard GPS, so you'll have to bring your phone with you if you want to track your running routes. For more fitness-focused watches, read our Best Garmin Watches and Best Fitness Trackers guides.
The number of smartwatches on the market is staggering. We've tested models from Tag Heuer, Citizen, Montblanc, Diesel, and many other fashion brands, but most of them are simply too expensive for what you get. Here are a few other options we like.
Mobvoi TicWatch E3 for $200: The E3 has the same speedy processor as the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra above, and it will supposedly get the upgrade to Wear OS 3. It's not as long-lasting, usually requiring a recharge in the morning after tracking sleep (with the always-on display turned off), and the 44-mm case size is still rather large. Its fitness-tracking results were similar to other watches I tested alongside it, like the Galaxy Watch4. My gripe is with the build quality: It's plasticky, feels cheap, and isn't very pretty to look at.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS for $300: Mobvoi will soon be releasing a successor to the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 smartwatch processors. We recommend waiting, but this model is still fine to buy if you find it on sale for $200 or less. It's responsive and can track health metrics like SpO2, step count, 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, and sleep. It's a bulky watch at 47 mm, so it's not for all wrists. What makes it special is the dual-layer screen. Tap it and you'll be treated to a wonderful AMOLED, but when the screen goes into standby mode, it'll switch to a monochrome LCD panel that merely sips battery juice. That makes this one of the few full-featured smartwatches that can comfortably last two full days on a charge.
Search Amazon for "smartwatches" and you'll be greeted with a long list of devices from brands you've probably never heard of. One brand that frequently popped up is Yamay, but a quick visit to the company's Twitter page showed that it offered "full refunds" for people who post reviews. Look at the 1-star reviews and you'll see complaints of the watch malfunctioning after a few weeks of use. This is a warning not to buy the first thing you see, even if it's cheap and has plenty of positive reviews on Amazon. Research the company and look for other reputable websites that have reviewed the products before you make your decision.
The GBD-H2000 has an MIP LCD, which is the best digital display available in a G-Shock. The watch also has solar-assisted charging, but if using more than the most basic timekeeping and step counting features, USB charging is also needed. The GBD-H1000 also has smartphone messaging notifications and vibration alerts, and it is one of the few G-Shock watches that can sync the time anywhere in the world from a GPS signal. The GBD-H2000 is simply one of the most advanced and versatile G-Shock watches available, providing many useful features to athletes, outdoorspeople, and world travelers. 781b155fdc