A new era of watchmaking started on December 26th, 1969, when Japanese company Seiko introduced the world to Astron, the first quartz watch. Over the years, we have seen a number of companies jump on the quartz watches bandwagon.
You will find hundreds of quartz watches on the market but they’re not made equal. Quartz watches are the most common watches today. They’re available in different watch styles, from pilot watches to divers – and cater to different budgets.
In this article, we have covered six of the best quartz watches. Let’s get started!
1: Timex Archive Navi Harbor Watch
This budget-friendly timekeeper seeks inspiration from military models. It features a stainless steel case that protects the quartz movement inside. You will also love the ballistic nylon strap that’s comfortable and durable.
The watch is water-resistant – up to 100 meters – making it a good option for people who want a sturdy watch. It has a round dial with a mineral glass crystal. The watch has full markings that work well with its quartz analog movement.
- Very affordable model
- Looks durable
- Excellent when it comes to water resistance
- No additional features
2: Instrmnt T-42 Watch
This Instrmnt watch can be a perfect fit for users who prefer a minimalistic design. This stunner is highly accurate with a modern yet classic touch to it. The watch is 5 ATM water-resistant and comes with a 2-year limited warranty, hence you will have nothing to worry about.
We love the look and feel of an 18 mm leather strap that has been crafted with care in Germany. Its sapphire crystal glass gives it an edge by adding to the aesthetics and preventing damage.
This machine brings together Swiss movement with a black steel dial, textured strap, and rose gold casing. Despite all these incredible qualities, it’s still pretty affordable.
- One of the most affordable units
- Very comfortable to wear
- Comes with a warranty
Cons: Some may find it too simplistic
3: Tag Heuer Formula 1
TAG Heuer Formula 1 is a line of quartz watches from Tag Heuer, one of the world’s most premium watchmakers. All the models are highly accurate and water-resistant – up to 200 meters. All the designs are a nod to the brand’s involvement with athletes and motorsport, which is how it gets its name.
This battery-powered product is marketed as one of the most accurate watches on the market and we seem to agree with the company. It only gains or loses an accuracy of a second or two each month. Do not worry about durability since it features a sapphire crystal that prevents damage.
- You can choose from various models
- Known to be durable
Cons: Some models appear garish
4: Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33
Omega owes a lot of its popularity and success to its lineup of quartz watches. It’s known as an affordable brand but you will be surprised to know that the X-33 is one of the most expensive quartz watches on the market.
Despite being a large model, it is lightweight, hence comfortable to wear. You will also love some of the extra features it offers via a digital display. These include access to 3 time zones, a perpetual calendar, up to 3 alarms, and a stopwatch.
The watch is accurate and has been tested by the European Space Agency. While it’s great, we must mention that some users may not like the large case (45mm), hence it may only be suitable for those with a thick wrist.
One of the highlights of the watch is a black bezel and dial with an LCD display. This unique mix is great. You get a modern digital display with a conventional set of hands. The battery is good for about 2 years and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
- Offers some additional features
- Highly durable
- Big but lightweight hence comfortable to wear
- A little expensive
- Might be a little too big for users
5: Tissot PRC200
You will find this Tissot model in different configurations, all featuring a sports design. The watches are up to 200 meters water-resistant, hence you will not have to worry about wearing them when you take a swim or bath.
You can choose between steel and leather straps, the latter available in multiple colors. The head and dial on different models are also different, hence you will have more variety to choose from.
- Highly water-resistant
- Available in different strap designs
- Feature an accurate stopwatch – up to 1/10th of a second
Cons: The dial can look a little messy to some
6: Citizen Nighthawk
This Citizen watch is one of the best watches out there since you will not have to worry about needing a battery with this beauty as it is solar-powered. However, do not worry about not having enough sunny days since this beauty works with both artificial and natural light. The battery is quite powerful and can store enough energy to run the watch for about six months.
It is water-resistant up to 200 meters and is known to be very durable. The company offers different models in this line, all featuring chronograph. Some also come with special features such as a stopwatch.
- You do not need a battery to run it
- Some models have special features
- One of the best water-resistant models
- It may not be suitable for regions that receive little sunlight
- The design is a little chunky
These are some of the best quartz watches for users who are in the market for one! Pick one that fits you the best.