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  2. Best Watches for Summer 2019

    Best Watches for Summer 2019

    Summer brings many great things for us. Hot drinks replace cold drinks, and warm/furry clothes replace light clothes. With the changing season, our moods, foods, clothes and many more things change. Just as we tend to make necessary changes to our wardrobe when the mercury tweaks, do we think of doing the same for our collection of timepieces? Like what the best watches for summer might be? Well yes, watch enthusiasts prefer switching their regular watches with summer-centric watches — watches that complement the season. Best summer watches are constructed and designed differently to blend with the season and its demands. The colors and designs are specifically chosen to be in line with the summer fashion. Best Watches for Summer 1: Timex Fairfield Chronograph People are taken aback to know that quality timepieces are now being made in parts of the world other than Switzerland. Timex is one of the most rapidly growing watch-manufacturing companies that never fails to entice the watch enthusiasts. The watch comes in many different color and options. For example, there’s a navy blue strap that is made of nylon barely carries any weight; it is extremely lightweight. There’s a thin white line in the midst of the navy blue strap. It has a silver case, along with two push buttons and one screw down crown. In addition, there is a sheer white dial, and silver watch markers and hands. Since it is a chronograph watch, there are three mini-dials within the main dial. 2: Daniel Wellington Warwick (and Canterbury) Daniel Wellington is one of the most widely known timepiece brands and it caters to the needs of watch enthusiasts with different taste. This specific Daniel Wellington timepiece is a classic one and perfectly suitable for summer festive. It has a silver round case along with a screw down crown, and a white dial with watch markers and hands in silver. Moreover, it features a blue strap with a rather broad green line in the center, ensuring a beautiful contrast. The tie-stripped strap goes wonderfully with the crystal clear dial. Their Canterbury happens to be their topnotch product. The cool orange color of this timepiece is used to design the strap, and there is a silver case, and a plain black dial. Orange is quite a popular color for summer products, be it a timepiece or something else. 3: Farer Mallory  Farer is one of the most fantastic and rapidly flourishing timepiece brands. It is not at all a second-rate name in the watch-manufacturing market. Its pieces are no less than the best. Farer Mallory is a plain black watch; the trio of the dial, case, and strap are available in black. There is a rubber-made strap with tiny holes all over, and the thread stitches can be seen on the edges. There are white watch markers and minutes and hour hands in an entirely black dial. For a change, there’s a blue second-hand and a gold screw down crown. 4: Breitling Avenger Automatic Breitling is a watch-manufacturing company with a huge range of timepieces. There’s a sea of variety available, and each category has amazing collections. One must-have watch for the summer is the Breitling Avenger Automatic watch. The Avenger Automatic has a pilot bezel. The dial is left open, and there is no shield on the very surface of it. It is a chronograph watch with three sub-dials functioning differently. It is a GMT watch with dual time zones; hence, you can be apprised of the global time no matter where you are. The case is colored in grey, and the rest of the body is purely black. In addition, the watch markers and hands inside the dial perfectly match the case’s color, i.e. grey.  There is a winding crown and two push buttons beside the bezel. There is a date calendar available at the 3 ‘o clock as well. 5: Hamilton Khaki Field The name of this Hamilton watch is self-explanatory; it certainly happens to be a military watch. It has the poise and aura of a military man, and hence it is given the name accordingly. The very simple outlook of the timepiece lets it be a top-tier summer preference. The strap has roughened-up green color, and the diameter is not too broad. The selection of the strap color depicts a rough and tough look which military men pull off. The case is silver alongside a screw down crown. Meanwhile, the dial has a ravishing and slightly darker green color. In addition, the dial has white numerals and hands. Overall, the Hamilton Khaki Field is more than a basic watch. It has a dial calendar at the 3 ‘o clock mark amongst its additional features. Overall, it is a unisex watch, making it the ideal summer watch for all!

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  3. 25 Best Pilot Watches for Under 1,000

    25 Best Pilot Watches for Under 1,000

    Pilot watches, or aviation watches, are the aerial counterparts of dive watches. As tool timepieces, pilot watches are known to offer great utility. They are equipped with various handy complications meant to help pilots navigate safely through the skies. There may already be measuring devices on a plane’s control panel, but having a small, convenient pilot watch that instantly shows you the important data is definitely a huge plus, even for veteran pilots.  Like dive timepieces, pilot watches carry a certain prestige in the watchmaking industry. With that in mind, many people believe that pilot watches are bound to come at exorbitant prices. Indeed, some pilot watches do have price tags that go above $5,000 USD—specifically those from luxury brands like Rolex and Omega. That said, for those on a tight budget, there are excellent pilot watches available on the market for less than $1,000 USD. It might still seem like quite a lot of money, but for a high-functioning aviation watch, it is actually quite a reasonable bargain.  With that in mind, let us go over some of the best pilot watches that you can get for under $1,000 USD. These pilot watches may not be as lavish as those from luxury brands like IWC, but you can be sure that they are just as reliable, hardy, and far more affordable.   25 Best Pilot Watches Under $1000 1. Seiko Brightz Flight Expert Ref. SAGA261 Seiko is home to some of the most affordable pilot watches with amazing features on the market. The Seiko Brightz Flight Expert Ref. SAGA261 is an aviation watch that is packed with functions such as dual time zones, a day-of-the-week indicator, a date aperture, and a GPS function. It uses a 43.2mm stainless steel case with a blue bezel that is marked with cities across the globe. In addition, it is equipped with a quartz movement that has a solar power cell embedded in its mechanism. This allows the watch to last for over 9 months when fully charged. This Seiko watch retails at $939 USD. It allows users to check through various time zones with remarkable efficiency and is a worthy investment for both experienced pilots and the average jet setter. 2. Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Ref. H76522131 Hamilton is a renowned watch brand that manufactures promising pilot watches at very affordable prices. The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Ref. H76522131 is Hamilton’s stylish pilot watch designed for young pilots. It boasts a classic 41mm stainless steel case, and a sleek black dial with eye-catching bronze accents on the hands and indices. This $645 USD pilot watch uses a quartz calibre movement and has a 100m water resistance rating.  3. Fossil Pilot 54 Ref. FS5146 Fossil might not be the first brand that comes to mind when thinking about aviation watches. That is because Fossil primarily focuses on stylish timepieces that cater to those who are on a tight budget. That said, Fossil does have a diverse catalog, including some excellent watches that can be used for aviation purposes too. The Fossil Pilot 54 Ref. FS5146 is an outstanding pseudo-aviation watch that offers simplicity, utility, and style. While not specifically designed to be an aviation watch, it can still serve pilots and other individuals in the aviation field well. The watch’s 44mm stainless steel case pairs well with its cream dial and classic brown leather strap. As a chronograph piece, it also has three sub-dials scattered across its dial. Like the other pilot watches on this list, this aviation timepiece is also equipped with a quartz movement. The Fossil Pilot 54 Ref. FS5146 retails at a budget-friendly price of just $129 USD.  4. Alpina Startimer Ref. AL-371BB4FBS6 Alpina has had over a century of experience in making pilot watches, which makes them quite the authority when it comes to crafting high-quality watches of the same genre. While some watches offered by Alpina do go over our price limit, there are a few contenders in their Startimer Automatic collection that cost less than $1,000 USD. The Alpina Startimer Ref. AL-371BB4FBS6 is a sleek all-black pilot watch that bolsters its stealthy design with a sturdy 42mm black stainless steel case. It also has 100m of water resistance, which makes it a great choice for outdoor recreational activities. The jet-black dial contrasts against sleek white hands and indices, ensuring great legibility while still maintaining the watch’s understated look. It also features three sub-dials, which includes a day-of-the-week indicator. This Alpina Startimer Ref. AL-371BB4FBS6 retails at $895 USD. 5. Fossil Pilot 54 Ref. FS5203 The Fossil Pilot 54 Ref. FS5203 is yet another entry by Fossil in the world of pilot watches. This time, this Fossil watch dons a stainless steel bracelet and a fresh, eye-catching blue dial. It uses a 44mm stainless steel case that matches perfectly with the bracelet. It has luminous rose gold-tone hands and markers along with three sub-dials, of which two of them are highlighted with rose gold accents. That said, despite its durable, anti-corrosion steel case, this watch only has a water resistance rating of 50m. This $139 USD timepiece is meant for those who want an affordable and straightforward pilot watch that can take them to the skies. 6. Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day-Date Ref. H64725531 The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day-Date Ref. H64725531 offers a more rustic design compared to the Pilot Pioneer model mentioned above. Its stainless steel case is much larger, weighing in at 46mm in width with a height of 12.3mm. This watch boasts a black dial with silver-tone hands and striking bronze hour markers, which makes for a nice blend of colors. The biggest selling point of this aviation timepiece is its automatic caliber movement. It is equipped with the Hamilton Caliber H-30 and comes with a power reserve of a whopping 80 hours. It is quite rare for watches under $1,000 USD to have automatic movements. However, in this case, the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day-Date Ref. H64725531 can be purchased for just $995 USD, giving you a truly top-notch pilot watch at a relatively accessible price.  7. Citizen Promaster Sky Ref. CB5850-80E Citizen has always been one of those amazing watch brands that pride themselves on their aviation expertise. Not only that — their pilot watches are on par with those from some luxury brands in terms of versatility and utility. One of the best aviation watches on this list is none other than the Citizen Promaster Sky Ref. CB5850-80E. It is jam-packed with all the features you need in a top-notch aviation watch such as chronograph sub-dials, multiple time zones, a date aperture, and a World Timer. It has a 43mm titanium case and bracelet, giving the watch a lightweight yet sturdy and shock-resistant profile. It is powered by a quartz movement and has a water resistance rating of 200m. This watch is also equipped with Citizen’s signature Eco-Drive technology, which allows it to be charged using solar power. The price of the Citizen Promaster Sky Ref. CB5850-80E starts at $669 USD, which is relatively cheap for such a high-functioning aviation watch. 8. Seiko Prospex Eco-Drive Ref. SSC737P1 Citizen is not the only brand to make use of the Eco-Drive technology for their pilot watches. Seiko also employed the Eco-Drive calibre movement to create the solar-powered Seiko Prospex Eco-Drive Ref. SSC737P1. This watch has a 44mm stainless steel case with a bezel that has detailed compass indications and markings. The blue dial is home to three sub-dials and a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. With the Eco-Drive movement, this watch can last up to 6 months when fully charged with solar power. It is a very convenient and versatile watch that proves to be useful on any occasion. It retails at an affordable price of just $449 USD. 9. Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Ref. AT8195-85L The Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Ref. AT8195-85L is another impressive aviation watch that was introduced by Citizen. This watch uses a 44mm grey titanium case and bracelet, giving it a more sleek and stylish aesthetic. Its blue dial is packed with three chronograph sub-dials, a date aperture, luminescent sword-shaped hands, and time zone markings for different cities from all over the world. Compared to other pilot watches, the Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Ref. AT8195-85L is definitely focused on catering to pilots rather than ordinary folk. As such, this watch might be a little difficult to read and understand for the average user, but it is perfectly outfitted with everything the experienced pilot needs on their next flight. This pilot watch can be purchased for $750 USD.  10. Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster Time Sync Ref. GPW-2000-1A2JF Since Seiko was already included on the list, it is impossible not to include its fellow Japanese watchmaker, Casio. The Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster Time Sync Ref. GPW-2000-1A2JF is an innovative aviation watch that is equipped with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity features. These features are a staple of all Casio G-Shock watches, and adding them to this pilot watch is a step forward for G-Shock. The Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster Time Sync Ref. GPW-2000-1A2JF has a rugged black and blue resin and stainless steel case, with dimensions of 66mm x 57mm x 18.2mm. It is an oversized watch that is equipped with optimal durability, while also possessing great accuracy. The price for this particular Casio timepiece is $799 USD. 11. Bulova Special Edition Moon Apollo Lunar Pilot Ref. 96B251 Image courtesy of Bulova Bulova has a rich history when it comes to creating pilot watches. A prominent milestone for Bulova was its involvement in the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. In honour of that historical event, Bulova created the Bulova Special Edition Moon Apollo Lunar Pilot Ref. 96B251. This watch stands out with its 45mm tonneau-shaped stainless steel case and a floating seconds hand. It is equipped with a quartz movement that has a 262 kHz vibrational frequency for precise timekeeping. You can dress this pilot watch up with a textured black leather strap, or down with a simple black nylon band. This iconic watch has actually been discontinued and is now part of Bulova’s Archive series. That said, it is still available on the second-hand market for a price of just $550 USD.  12. Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane Ref. AV-4011-0E Image courtesy of Avi-8 Homage watches are quite prevalent in the world of watchmaking. In this case, the Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane Ref. AV-4011-0E pays tribute to the Hawker Hurricane jet used during World War II. This Avi-8 pilot watch uses some of the design aspects of the iconic fighter plane to create a true vintage classic. It has a 42mm stainless steel case with a 50m water resistance rating. Although it is not the most powerful watch on this list, it still does its job well as an aviation model with the guise of a commemorative timepiece. The retail price for this watch starts at $235 USD. 13. Laco Augsburg 42 Ref. 861688.2 Image courtesy of Laco If you are looking for an affordable aviation watch with a simple design, the Laco Augsburg 42 Ref. 861688.2 might be the one for you. It does not have any flashy design schemes or overly complicated features. Instead, it boasts a clean and straightforward black dial with the standard hours, minutes, and seconds indicators. It uses a 42mm stainless steel case with a classy brown leather strap that gives it a bit more style. Another great thing about this pilot watch is that it is equipped with a powerful automatic caliber movement. The Laco 21 caliber provides this watch with features like a 42-hour power reserve and the hacking seconds function. This timepiece is priced at $400, which is a very affordable price for an automatic pilot watch.  14. Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Ref. CB0240-88E Ever since its debut, the Citizen Promaster series has never disappointed. In this case, the Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Ref. CB0240-88E is a stylish aviation watch that balances both utility and aesthetics. It has a 43mm stainless steel case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a 200m water resistance rating. Much like its fellow Promaster watches, it is also equipped with the Eco-Drive movement, which enables it to run solely on solar power. When fully charged, it can last for up to 6 months. The price for this amazing pilot watch is just $349 USD. 15. Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Radio Clock Ref. AT8040-57L The Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Radio Clock Ref. AT8040-57L has a perfect balance of luxury and utility. It is a great choice for those who are looking for a multi-purpose watch that has a semi-luxurious vibe to it. This watch is not a full-time pilot watch, but it can still fit the part with its radio-controlled clock which can sync up with radio wave receptions from all over the world. It uses a 40mm titanium alloy case and has a 100m water resistance rating. This is a versatile aviation watch, retailing at $719 USD, that caters not only to pilots but travellers as well. 16. Orient Pilot’s Sport Watch Ref. RA-AC0H04Y10A Image courtesy of Orient Orient goes for a more classic look with its Orient Pilot’s Sport Watch Ref. RA-AC0H04Y10A. With its straightforward yet still sleek dial, timekeeping as a pilot has never been easier. It has a 42.4mm stainless steel case that ensures durability and protection from scratches or drops. It also has a 100m water resistance rating, making it possible to go for a short swim while wearing this watch. This timepiece is equipped with the Caliber F6722 which has a power reserve of approximately 40 hours. It is a classic pilot watch that is both affordable and stylish. This watch can be purchased for $310 USD. 17. Stuhrling Original Aviator Ref. 3916.1 Image courtesy of Stuhrling Flieger (which means “airman” in German) watches are oversized timepieces that have case sizes larger than 55mm. Developed by the German Air Force, the Flieger watch is highly recognizable due to its large steel case, oversized crown, sword-shaped hands, and a signature triangle marker at the 12 o’clock position. The Stührling Original Aviator Ref. 3916.1 stays true to that classic Flieger design. This traditional pilot watch has an elegant, vintage feel that makes it suitable for both formal occasions as well as a pilot’s cockpit. Its dial, which has playful hints of yellow and red accents against a black backdrop, also adds a bit of modernity to the watch, making it a huge hit with younger generations. The price for this versatile aviation watch starts at $415 USD.  18. Stuhrling Condura Aviator Ref. 908.01 Image courtesy of Stuhrling The Stuhrling Condura Aviator Ref. 908.01 offers a more sophisticated design compared to the aforementioned Stuhrling Original Aviator. It has a 45mm stainless steel case with an alloy bezel that provides great durability. Unfortunately, this watch only has 30m of water resistance, making it unsuitable for use in the water. It is a chronograph watch that boasts a unique dial design. At first glance, you might be led to believe that this watch possesses a skeleton dial, but this is not the case. It is simply an intriguing optical illusion, created by a design of overlapping sub-counters. Indeed, this pilot watch has a beguiling watch face that simply invites people to take a second or even a third look. The price for this watch starts at $995 USD.  19. MK II Cruxible Type-A11 Image courtesy of MKII The MKII Cruxible Type-A11 celebrates aviation history with vintage flair. This timepiece has managed to build a reputation as a fine American-made tool watch under the helm of master watchmaker Bill Yao. It has a simple design that boasts sizable numerals as well as a large crown, with teeth edges for a better grip. It has a 39mm satin-finished 316L stainless steel case that is paired with a double-domed sapphire crystal. The rough-textured dial, and the delicately engraved brand name under the 12 o’clock marker, give the watch an aura of sleek luxury which is hard to replicate. This quintessential pilot’s watch can be purchased for $649 USD.  20. Archimede Pilot 39 H.S.LS Ref. UA7969-A4.1S Image courtesy of Archimedes The Archimede Pilot 39 H.S.LS Ref. UA7969-A4.1S is yet another German-made aviation watch that took the market by storm. It is a very simple pilot’s watch. It boasts a straightforward dial with the necessary hour and minute indicators and luminous blue hands. It uses a 39mm stainless steel case that is manufactured by ICKLER, a watch manufacturing company in Germany, ensuring that the most premium, high-quality materials are used to craft this watch. After all, German watches are often known for their durability, and this hardy timepiece is no different. This pilot’s watch is also equipped with an ETA 2824-2 automatic caliber, which has a power reserve of 38 hours and a water resistance capacity of 100m. The price for this aviation watch is $900 USD.  21. Casio Edifice Ref. EF527D-1AV Image courtesy of Casio Aside from the G-Shock, Casio also has the Edifice collection. It is home to several multi-functional watches that can be used for a variety of purposes, including in the aviation field. The Casio Edifice Ref. EF527D-1AV is a prime example of what Casio can do in terms of innovative technologies like wireless connectivity and exceptional durability. This watch has a 45.5 stainless steel case and bracelet, giving it a classic look that is perfect for an aviation watch. The black dial is filled to the brim with time zone indicators, chronograph sub-dials, and a date aperture to ensure that pilots will get the most they can out of this watch. This pilot’s timepiece is also extremely budget-friendly, retailing at just $175 USD.  22. Seiko Brightz Flight Expert Ref. SAGA205 The Seiko Brightz collection is home to a few impressive and affordable pilot watches. Each of these watches offers amazing features that will surely help both seasoned and young pilots. For instance, the Seiko Brightz Flight Expert Ref. SAGA205 has a 42.3mm stainless steel case and a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel that features a tachymetric scale. It also has a 100m water resistance rating, which allows the wearer to easily take it into the shower or for a brief swim. This watch boasts a black dial with three chronograph sub-dials. On the rim of the dial, you can find a range of time zone indicators for various cities across the globe. Plus, the date aperture is also located between the 4th and 5th-hour markers. This aviation watch which is packed with handy complications can be purchased for $899 USD. 23. Seiko Brightz Solar Radio Ref. SAGZ091 Although it is not a dedicated pilot watch, the Seiko Brightz Solar Radio Ref. SAGZ091 is still useful to frequent travellers and professionals in the aviation industry. This is because of its multiple time zone feature, which allows this Seiko Brightz to sync its time to any of the cities indicated on its bezel. It may not have the same handy chronograph sub-dials as other pilot watches, but it offers a more straightforward form of timekeeping, which is perfect for those who are always on the go. This watch boasts a 39.5mm titanium case and bracelet, which gives it a boost in terms of durability. Furthermore, it has a water resistance rating of 100m. It is also equipped with a solar-powered caliber which allows it to last for over 6 months when fully charged. This Seiko Brightz Solar timepiece can be purchased for $619 USD.  24. Marathon Black Pilot’s Navigator w/ Date Ref. WW194013-S-BK-B Image courtesy of Marathon The Marathon Black Pilot’s Navigator w/ Date Ref. WW194013-S-BK-B is a stealthy aviation watch that provides a lightweight, all-black exterior. This is paired with a straightforward black dial, which features a quintessential layout of 12 numeral hour markers, luminous hands and indices, and a date aperture. Its case, which measures 41mm in diameter, is made of composite 316L stainless steel. For frequent jet setters, this watch also comes with a rotating bezel for time zone purposes. The price for the Marathon Black Pilot’s Navigator w/ Date Ref. WW194013-S-BK-B starts at $450 USD.  25. Seiko Brightz Wave Solar Radio Ref. SAGA197 Last, but certainly not least, we have the Seiko Brightz Wave Solar Radio Ref. SAGA197. This watch has a 43.6mm titanium case with a high-quality scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. On its sleek grey dial, you can find luminous sword-shaped hands, indices, three chronograph sub-dials, a date aperture, and a list of cities on the outer rim which allows users to keep track of different time zones. As the name suggests, it is also equipped with a solar power cell which allows it to run for over 6 months when fully charged under the sun. This Seiko Brightz pilot watch has a water resistance rating of 100m, and it retails at a reasonable price of $819 USD.  History of Aviation Watches In 1904, Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aeronaut and renowned figure in the aviation world asked his good friend, Louis Cartier to make him a suitable watch to wear while manning an aircraft. This historical exchange paved the way for the first aviation watch to be used during a flight. The watch Carter crafted for Santos-Dumont featured a distinct square-shaped case with visible screws on its bezel. This design quickly gained traction, which led to its official launch in 1911 as a bonafide aviation watch named the Cartier Santos-Dumont. It was said to have been a great help in terms of calculating fuel consumption, take-off speed, airspeed, and much more. The Cartier Santos-Dumont marked the start of a massively popular genre of watches that remains iconic to this day. Image courtesy of Cartier Over the years, pilot watches have shifted away from the Santos-Dumont square-shaped look to round chronographs that are more familiar to us today. Rolex and Breitling were two of the foremost brands in the pilot watch field. They recognized the vast potential of pilot watches, and mixed passion for aviation and expertise in watchmaking to create catalogs of impressive, reliable aviation timepieces. The Breitling Navitimer was so successful that the international pilot organization AOPA recommended making the Navitimer the official watch for pilots. This incredible feat led Breitling to create more pilot watches that would go on to achieve popularity and status in the watchmaking industry. Rolex, on the other hand, entered the competition with their GMT Master. They made use of the existing blueprint of their renowned Submariner but innovated the addition of a GMT function to cater this watch to aviation professionals. With the GMT Master, pilots would no longer have a hard time in timekeeping whenever they landed in a new time zone. Rolex also had the foresight to target the GMT Master at both travelers and pilots, as a way to expand interest in pilot watches. It was an impressive, high-quality aviator watch that helped Rolex cement its legendary status in the horological world today.  Final Thoughts Pilot watches are sought after by many watch enthusiasts, to the point where vintage aviation pieces are probably considered treasures of the olden ages. One consequence of this prestige is that aviator watches tend to be priced more highly, just like dive watches. That said, there are still affordable and high-quality pilot watches to be found on the market. We have come up with a list of 25 excellent affordable pilot watches that you can get for less than $1,000 USD. It is not an exhaustive list, but we hope that it will serve as a good start in helping you find the perfect budget-friendly aviator watch just for you.  If none of these watches suits you, check out our review on the Seagull 1963 vintage watch. It might match your style. Image courtesy of WatchShopping, unless stated otherwise. Featured image courtesy of Stuhrling.

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  4. Top Seiko Watches for Women

    Top Seiko Watches for Women

    When looking for fine in-house crafted watches for women, many aficionados of luxury timepieces don’t peer past Germany and Switzerland. They would be wise to turn their eyes to Japan, where over a century of watchmaking expertise is found at Seiko. The offshoot Grand Seiko has been building up its reputation as bespoke watchmakers since the entity launched in 1960. With all of that history, you can be sure to find a wonderful selection of Seiko watches for women. Let’s Look at Watches for Women Four Grand Seiko Elegance watches were on display at Baselworld 2019. Seiko commemorated 20 years of the line’s first Spring Drive movement models. Seiko recently introduced five models with a 9S27 caliber with both steel and 18-carat gold cases. On the smaller side at 27.8mm, the STGK007 and STGK009 steel models feature elegant mother-of-pearl dials or silver faces with linen-weave patterns and diamond indexes. For gals who like some glimmer and sparkle on their wrists, the models in rose yellow and white gold positively drip with twinkling indulgence. At 28.7mm, the golden STGK006, STGK004 and STGK003 models are slightly larger than their steel counterparts. And they surely shine brighter with bezels that are each set with 42 diamonds. Want even more precious stones? The mother-of-pearl dials have twelve more and the crown has an even bigger stone. The gold versions come with supple crocodile straps while the steel models have bracelets. And all of this elegance doesn’t skimp on Seiko’s famed durability. The watches are water resistant up to 100 meters!    Seiko Two-Tone SXE586 Powered by solar technology and quartz movement, the SXE586 nicely combines refinement and reliability. You can rest assured of durability with a high-grade stainless steel case, scratch-resistant flex crystal and water resistance up to 50 meters. The case, face and bracelets’ silver trident links are accented by gold to give the watch a sense of innate sophistication. And coming in at eight ounces, the watch is one of the lightest timepieces in its class! Seiko Sportura Chronograph While Seiko exceeds at making elegant dress watches for women, they also have a sporty side. The Seiko Sportura Chronograph is one of the most popular women’s watches that the company has ever produced. One look and you can see why. With a 40mm stainless steel case featuring a fixed bezel and tachymeter chapter ring, it’s large and likely to draw attention. A mother-of-pearl dial, three chronograph subdials and luminous white hands and markers lie under a scratch resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Water resistant up to 300 feet, this chronograph was built both to look good and last long. Seiko Solar Swarovski Going from functional and durable to fun and decadent, we have the Swarovski Crystal-Accented SUP176. As you have probably guessed, those aren’t real diamonds spiraling around the bezel and lugs. Still, the shimmer of finely cut Swarovski crystals gives the watch glitz and glam that’s contrasted by its small 22mm dial window. But don’t worry that it may be fragile. Powered by solar energy and water resistant up to 100 feet, the watch is constructed to withstand everyday wear in true Seiko form. Gold-Tone Bracelet Dress Watches for Women Another nice dress watch is the SUP030 Solar Gold-Tone Bracelet watch. Housed in a slim 15mm golden-hued case, this solar-powered beauty still shines with 14 diamonds and hits all of the grace notes to give an elegant presentation. It is best suited for more delicate wrists but assures durability. The stainless steel case is topped by a hardlex dial window, contains a 10-month power reserve and is water resistant up to 30 meters. Recalling dress watches of yore, this ageless classic is perfect for both a night out and a regular day with just a hint of elegance. Seiko Sporty Dress Watches for Women Capturing the essences of both sports and dress watches, the Sporty Dress Watch SXDA90 couldn’t have been named better. On the dressy side, you can look to the watch’s elegant design with stainless steel in two tones of silver and gold. Both the link bracelet and sophisticated black dial face go well with evening wear. To the more casual leaning, the watch’s rounded shape gives it a laid-back feel. It’s also on the slender side with a case that’s 27mm across and 6mm thick. With the day of the month displayed on the face and an easy clasp push-button closure, you might think function came before form. But this watch was made for a fun night out on the town. Of course, the list goes on. Crafting timepieces since the 1880s, Seiko today produces women’s watches for almost any occasion. So, whether it’s a formal affair or a frumpy Saturday morning, consider slipping a Seiko on your wrist.

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  5. 5 Best Sports Watches

    5 Best Sports Watches

    Sports watches have always been a part of the creations of different watchmaking companies. From the starting era of watch manufacturing, there has been a competition in the market for the production of the best ever sports watches; the watches that give the most benefit to the customers along with the style and elegant design they want. For this purpose, many companies have been entering the race and designing the most beautiful and elegant designs for their timepieces and adding designs to masterpieces of their sports watch series as well. A sports watch adds elegance to the athletic personality while also providing the athlete with important functionalities they need to keep track of their performance and work on improving it. Some of the top and best sports watches that conquered every field include the following. If you’ve been looking for a sports watch, have a look at these first: 1: Apple Watch Series 4 For most consumers, the recent addition to Apple’s wristwatches, the Series 4 watch, is the best option. It comes with a sleek design along with a large screen and cellular connectivity. However, cellular connectivity is optional, so it allows users to take a break from their smartphone while they are working out. It features a built-in GPS which helps you to keep track of all outdoor activities. In addition, the watch is also fitted with an ultra-precise ECG-capable heart-rate sensor, helping you stay on top of your fitness. Moreover, the watch’s display is one of the best as it is bright as well as easy to navigate even when you’re under direct sunlight. When it comes to the casing, the options range from stainless steel and aluminum to even ceramic. Moreover, there’s a great selection of Apple-made as well as third-party bands so that you can customize it according to your fashion taste. You can choose from numerous variants including Apple’s collaboration with fashion house Hermes and Nike. 2: Fitbit Versa Among all the fitness-tracking smartwatches that the company has to offer, Fitbit Versa is perhaps the best-looking and the most user-friendly model to date. The case, which is made of metal, is available in three different finishes. These include charcoal, black, and solver. Moreover, standard interchangeable bands also allow you to customize the watch easily. When it comes to the fitness-tracking features, the watch comes with a waterproof body of up to 50 meters, a built-in heart rate sensor as well as guided workouts. One unique feature of the watch is its battery life which lasts for up to four days. 3: Garmin Vivoactive 3 Another highly capable option is the Garmin Vivoactive 3 which comes with a big colored screen that is quite easy to read even at a quick glance. The key features of this sports watch include the ability to show smartphone notifications and a built-in GPS for mapping out the routes of the runner. What makes this Garmin watch even more unique is the ability to install applications on the watch via a dedicated marketplace. Moreover, you can even make your mobile payments using this watch. Between charges, the Garmin Vivoactive can last for up to a whole week! 4: Suunto 9 Sports watch The Suunto 9 comes with an impressively long list of features! Including  a body water-resistant to up to 100 meters, built-in heart-rate monitor, and GPS. Moreover, due to the adjustable battery mode, the watch can provide up to 120 hours of exercise-tracking continuously. The sports watch comes with the ability to detect as well as track over 80 sports and activities including cycling and swimming. You can also connect the Suunto 9 to your smartphone and receive smartphone notifications on it. To cater to a wider audience, it comes in multiple colors. 5: Withings Steel HR Sport Watch The Withings Steel Sport Watch is another classic-looking timepiece made of stainless steel and comes with an impressive set of fitness and activity-tracking capabilities. The functionalities include continuous heart-rate monitoring via the built-in sensor. It can also track your sleeping patterns and exercises automatically. This sports watch comes integrated with a circular display into the dial. The dial shows several essential fitness-tracking data as well as smartphone notifications. However, the dial doesn’t look cluttered and is not distracting at all. Between charges, the watch has the ability to last up to 25 days. Moreover, it has a water-resistant body of up to 50 meters, so swimmers can use it to track their performance. Available with two dial options, you can either choose between a white and black dial. Plus, swappable bands allow you to customize the watch’s look easily.

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  6. Tactical Watches: Best Watches for Hiking in 2019

    Tactical Watches: Best Watches for Hiking in 2019

    Adventure and travel have become a favorite pastime among the majority of people nowadays who prefer outdoor activities like hiking, mountain climbing or trekking. A widespread passion among the youth is hiking, guaranteeing a refreshment of the mind and soul by staying in nature’s arms. However, one may come across several problems while going for a hike. For this purpose, it’s necessary to equip oneself with the best possible devices ensuring a reliable and sound trip. The most crucial of these? Reliable tactical watches! Wristwatches not only add to personality and style but selecting the best watch can safeguard your hiking experience. A durable and rigid watch including various features is preferable, much better if it also complies to your budget. A lot of hikers face a dilemma while selecting tactical watches that would have all such qualities in it. What to Look for in Tactical Watches Advancements in technology have induced multiple features in a watch to ease hiking trips. Tactical watches that are adequate for hiking purposes must have the following features: GPS:This is the most reliable location-detecting software. Watches now have a built-in GPS system in them so that hikers can have proper access to their location and maps of their whereabouts without getting deviated from the set route.Compass: Compass needles show the directions of North, South, East, and West — thus indicating the right way to your destination.Other Features: The basic features in all good quality watches include a stopwatch, date and time, timer, LED light and a power indicator. Of course, you want one that’s durable too! It’s got to be strong enough to make it through adventures. Meters to Remember About Tactical Watches Altimeter: Wearing a wristwatch that has an altimeter can help learn about the altitude relative from the sea level. This is best for mountain trekkers who can have an idea of their height from this tool by coordinating with the GPS present in this watch.Thermometer: A thermometer lets the person know the accurate temperature readings of the region they are passing through and notifies them in case of sudden weather changes.Barometer: A watch having a barometer indicates atmospheric pressure. It is convenient for the hiker because areas at greater height have low air pressure. This estimated air pressure gives an indication if the weather will be pleasant or if it rains or snows. 1: Garmin Fenix 3 This Garmin Fenix 3 watch is equipped with all kinds of latest technologies. The silicone wristband and its modern outline enhance grace in the user; thus, one can wear it anywhere without any hesitation. The watch includes an accurate GPS tracker for finding routes and locations so that you may reach your destination safely. The GPS system can import and save data on your phone as well. This watch is waterproof and is made of robust material that can sustain all situations. These tactical watches comprises of an altimeter, barometer, and thermometer coordinating to provide all details of the surrounding height, pressure, and temperature. An additional feature is that it also measures your heart rate activity, which is crucial during strenuous exercise like hiking. It keeps an account of your sleep activity and the steps you’ve taken as well. In addition, it features a high-resolution Chroma display that enables you to read the watch screen even in bright sunlight. 2: Suunto Traverse The Suunto Traverse hiking watch is a light watch that can be carried anywhere for indoor or outdoor uses. It includes all time-related tools — stopwatch, timer, date and time and even an alarm clock to monitor your sleep routines in relevance to the temperature of your surroundings. It features an altimeter and a barometer in it as well that can be operated manually or automatically depending on your preference. The GPS system linked with these tactical watches is beneficial in identifying locations by giving you the right coordinates for your destination. It also features a heart rate monitor, a steps counter and a calorie burner. One main feature in this watch is its high-powered flashlight. This may prove highly useful while traveling in the dark or at night. The Suunto Traverse gives weather or storm updates so that you may find shelter in time. 3: Casio Pro Trek PRW-2500T This Casio Pro Trek hiking watch has its own set of features, marking it as a great facilitator for hikers. It is a solar digital watch, having a titanium band in silver and black colors. It also has a digital compass, thus making it more accessible to the hiker for finding the direction of his way. This watch can withstand harsh cold or hot weather and is water-resistant up to 200m. A barometer, thermometer, and altimeter provide all the necessary information about changes in the surrounding. The Casio Pro Trek watch has a solar rechargeable battery that can last up to 5 months, so you never need to worry about the battery dying out during crucial situations.Notably, this feature is responsible for the high market demand of this watch. It also features a stopwatch, timer, alarms, and hourly time signals. Also, the watch includes a moon data and a tide graph. However, a drawback of these tactical watches is that it does not have a GPS in it.

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  7. 5 Best Hamilton Watches

    5 Best Hamilton Watches

    About 80 years ago, Hamilton watches was one of the premier American watch manufacturers. Their roots are incredibly deep in Western culture for a variety of reasons, the most significant being them supplying wristwatches to soldiers during World War II. These days, they are based in Switzerland, but the quality and allure of the brand aren’t going anywhere. Add all that to the fact that they sell at relatively affordable prices, and you have one of the best watch brands in the world. I detail some of their best models below. 1: Khaki King The Khaki King is my personal favorite because it brings so much to the table. First, it has a fantastic look to it. The dial is absolutely gorgeous in all of the colors it comes in, and it complements its strap options perfectly. Going with the black dial and brown leather strap is the most common choice, but there are many more options for people who prefer different looks. Another crucial piece of the puzzle is the day-date complication. Not only is it incredibly useful, but the craftsmanship involved in making it is very impressive. Rounding out the appeal of the Khaki King is its 80-hour power reserve, which makes owning is very convenient. All in all, this watch is a fantastic buy. 2: Khaki Field The Khaki Field is quite a bit like the King, but with a few key differences. The first is the lack of day-date complication. While having the date will be enough for many consumers, others will miss having the day of the week. The second difference is size. Most Khaki Kings come in at about 40mm, while this simpler version is most often 38mm. Overall, this watch is very nice, and you’ll save a bit of money when you choose it over the other options on this list. An added benefit is that you may be able to find it in larger sizes if you prefer. You really can’t do much better when looking for a simple automatic field watch, so you can purchase the Khaki Field with confidence. 3: Intra-Matic The Hamilton Intra-Matic is a perfect watch for those of you who like the minimalist aesthetic. It has no numbers on it, nor does it have any extraneous information. There is just subtle branding, the word “automatic”, and a date complication. Its simple black strap further feeds into the vibe that this watch gives off. This piece also has a distinctly vintage look, which comes from its silver dial. Almost every modern watch comes in black, white, or some bright color. The Intra-Matic matches its dial color to its silver case, which creates a unique aesthetic. Lastly, this piece is incredibly thin, making it an excellent choice for a dress watch. 4: Jazzmaster Open Heart Most watch collectors love knowing that they have a fantastic piece of machinery on their wrist. Others take it even further, as they want to see that movement go to work. That is precisely what you get when you choose the Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart, which has a large viewing window on its dial. This isn’t your average skeleton watch, though. Instead, Hamilton watches clearly put a substantial amount of effort into creating an excellent design. Your dial window comes in an odd, but aesthetically pleasing shape, rather than the typical circle that you see on most pieces like it. Additionally, those of you who don’t like Skeleton watches can enjoy the same quality in the more conventional Jazzmaster models. 5: Ventura Our last pick is one of the most distinct watches of all time. It is the Hamilton Ventura, which is so unique that most timepiece collectors can spot it from a mile away. This is due to its shield-like shape, which is practically a triangle. The result is a piece that is incredibly futuristic looking. One issue collectors have with it is its quartz movement. There isn’t anything wrong with a battery powered watch, but some see this piece as not having much value for your money. That being said, if you love the look of it, it is absolutely worth every penny. Going with your gut is rarely a bad idea, and it definitely isn’t when purchasing a Ventura. Buying a new watch is one of the hardest decision a collector can make. A great way to narrow things down is choosing a brand first, and then going from there. If you decide that Hamilton is the right company for you, then you’ve made an excellent call. The next step is browsing through their catalog and finding out which pieces resonate with you most. The 5 Hamilton watches on this list are an excellent place to start! I am confident that you’ll fall in love with one after giving them a closer look.

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  8. 5 Different Types of Watches

    5 Different Types of Watches

    The watch world is one where people can break products down in a hundred different ways. That being said, one of the most popular methods is different types of watches. The 5 most common of them are dress, field, pilot, dive, and racing, each with their own set of characteristics. If you’re in the market for purchasing a watch, understanding these categories is an excellent way to narrow your search. I’ll help you do so in the following passages. Types of Watches: Dress The primary reason why people buy dress watches is to look great in formal clothing. These products are generally small, elegant, and aesthetically simple. It is common for a dress piece to just be a leather strap, silver case, and design-free dial. They are also frequently very light and thin, given that they must fit under a long sleeve shirt. They rarely have complications, like chronographs, and are subtle in just about every way. This style is great for anyone that frequently wears formal clothing or just likes super simple watch designs. Where to Look: Two affordable options are Seiko and Orient. There are scores of more expensive brands to choose from like Rolex, too. Types of Watches: Field The origin of the field watch is exactly what you’d expect. These products started to rise in popularity after the crucial role they played in both World Wars. Unlike in the past, where coordinating attacks was difficult, soldiers in these wars were all outfitted with wristwatches. This development made maneuvering throughout the battlefield much easier. As far as features, field watches are built with resiliency and utility in mind. They have easy to read dials, are made from sturdy materials, and often have useful complications. Where to Look: The Khaki King is an iconic field watch from Hamilton that feels more expensive than it is. Types of Watches: Pilot Pilot watches were born from the field style. What happened is that air-based attacks became much more common between WWI and WWII. As a result, manufacturers created a spinoff product with functions that help pilots make their way through the skies. A typical example is chronographs, which work like tiny stopwatches on the inside of your watch. Aesthetically, they look very similar to field watches but are often a bit more complex. Where to look: One of the most famous producers of them in the modern day is IWC and Zenith, so you might want to check them out if you like this style. Types of Watches: Dive This style is likely the most popular of all. Manufacturers build them with a specific type of adventurer in mind: Divers. The result of this mindset is a product that can withstand a substantial amount of water pressure, the corroding forces of moisture, and significant impact. The design of them is quite pleasing too, as almost all dive watches have an eye-catching bezel and a distinctly sporty look. Strengthening this type’s case even more, the Rolex Submariner is a dive watch, and one that many say is the most iconic timepiece of all time. Where to look: Honestly, most brands sell a variety of divers. The most famous of them are likely Rolex and Omega. Types of Watches: Racing Lastly, we come to racing watches. These products tend to be flashy and packed with information. One of the most common features is a tachymeter, which helps convert speed into time and vice versa. They also almost always have a chronograph too, which adds to their function and appeal. These timepieces are perfect for people that love racing culture or want a watch that really grabs people’s attention. Where to look: Tag Heuer is a brand that sell excellent racing watches. Now that you know these 5 different types of watches, you can decide which you want for your next purchase. To help you make a decision, let’s go through 3 example customers. My buddy Brad is all about the luxury life. He wears suits to work every day, goes to formal dinners on the weekends, and even wears collared shirts when lounging around the house. His best bet is a dress watch because it matches his life and style. I love knowing that my watch is masterfully built and can withstand just about anything. As a result, dive watches dominate my collection. I enjoy the fact that they can function hundreds of meters below the surface of the ocean and are incredibly resistant to corrosion. Another friend of mine is a massive racing fan. He absolutely loves the culture surrounding it, so when he came to me looking for a recommendation, I sent him a few racing watches. In the end, your choice will depend on who you are and how you live your life. Take a look at those factors, and you will quickly find out which type of watch is right for you.

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  9. Hands-On With the Tissot Powermatic 80

    Hands-On With the Tissot Powermatic 80

    Recently, I was able to purchase a brand-new timepiece from the Swiss manufacturer, Tissot. The watch I got belongs to the renowned Powermatic 80 family, with my specific model being the T063.907.22.038.00. After having it for a while, I have had such an exceptional experience wearing this Tissot piece that I decided I just had to share it with all of you. For this article, I will explain everything you need to know about the Tissot Powermatic 80. Additionally, for those of you whose interests are piqued, I’ll be giving you a list of 15 of the best Tissot Powermatic 80 models, along with their respective specs and approximate prices. Brief History of the Tissot Powermatic 80 For some reason, Tissot offers little to no information about the Powermatic 80 and its history. If it weren’t for its recognizable build and relation to Swatch, many of us would still be left in the dark. From what we know, Tissot based their Powermatic 80 on the ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. Although the ETA 2824-2 was a workhorse mechanical caliber, Tissot thought it could be even better. After removing its regulator, applying a more efficient balance spring, and calibrating it to produce 21,600 vibrations per hour instead of 28,800, Tissot created what we now know as the Powermatic 80. It is unclear which model was the first to use the Powermatic 80, but some say it started on the Tissot Luxury Automatic timepieces.   What You Need to Know About the Tissot Powermatic 80:  Tissot Powermatic 80: Components Tissot based their legendary Powermatic 80 movement on the ETA 2824-2 caliber. Tissot does not explicitly say what their Powermatic 80 movement comprises, but many enthusiasts in the watch community assume that the movement is made from ARCAP. ARCAP is an alloy created by mixing copper, nickel, and zinc. It is a brilliant material to use in watch movements as it has demonstrated added resistance to magnetism. The Tissot Powermatic 80 movement also has a ball-bearing rotor and uses the Novodiac anti-shock system. Unlike many other mechanical watches, the Powermatic 80 does not have a regulator. Furthermore, if you want to have it serviced, you will need to have it done by Tissot or Swatch themselves.  Some versions of the Tissot Powermatic 80 contain components that other Powermatic 80 variants do not. For instance, certain Powermatic 80 calibers, such as the Powermatic 80.111, contain plastic parts. Others, such as the COSC Powermatic 80.811, have no plastic components. Additionally, more modern Powermatic 80 movements use a silicon balance spring, as it has increased durability and resistance against magnetic fields.  Tissot Powermatic 80: Technical Specifications The Tissot Powermatic 80 is a self-winding mechanical caliber. As its moniker implies, the most impressive aspect of the Powermatic is its 80-hour power reserve. For Tissot to achieve this, it had to equip the Powermatic 80 with a more efficient spring barrel. This also reduced the vibrations per hour from 28,800 (4Hz) to 21,600 (3Hz). On the whole, the caliber provides the standard hours, minutes, central seconds, and date functions. Although the Tissot Powermatic 80 is an automatic caliber, wearers can also manually wind and hack the movement as they please. Truthfully, there are many Swiss watches with much higher price tags that do not come close to the Tissot Powermatic 80’s level. For instance, there are numerous Breitling watches that cost much more than watches with the Powermatic 80, yet only have power reserves that last up to 50 hours. This is also the case with many models from Rolex and Omega. Truly, eighty hours of energy will add greatly to your convenience. This, combined with the movement’s accessible price, is a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence.  Tissot Powermatic 80: Your Many Aesthetic Choices While the Tissot T-Classic T063.907.22.038.00 was the one Powermatic 80 model that called out to me, your taste in watches could very well vary from mine. The Tissot Powermatic 80, as one of Tissot’s proudest achievements, is used in a wide variety of models. No matter what size, style, or shade you like, you should be able to find a Powermatic 80 model that suits what you are looking for. If you are looking for something unique, do not worry, the variations in dial and coloring are significant and diverse and can come in styles for both men and women alike. 15 Tissot Powermatic 80 Watches If you look through Tissot’s massive selection of watch models, you will see that the Powermatic 80 encompasses more than one collection. Realistically speaking, it would be quite the challenge to enumerate each timepiece. Instead, we will simply provide you with 15 of the best Tissot watches that utilize the Powermatic 80. Keep in mind that the products are listed in no particular order.  1. Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80 (T099.407.36.038.00) – $925 USD Image By: WatchShopping Part of the T-Classic collection, this Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80 perfectly showcases precision, extravagance, heritage, and innovation. The watch comes in a rose gold PVD-coated stainless steel case with a domed layer of anti-reflective sapphire glass. The watch face features rose gold-tone Roman numerals and hands, which nicely match its silver dial. Segregated into a smooth inner ring and guilloche-style outer ring, the dial displays a unique look that gives the timepiece more depth and a dressier vibe. Operating underneath the dial is a Tissot Powermatic 80 caliber that you can view through the watch’s exhibition-style case back. Paired with an embossed cow leather strap, this version of the Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles is a stylish yet versatile piece that can be worn at home, at the office, or to your next ball. 2. Tissot Heritage Visodate Powermatic 80 (T118.430.11.041.00) – $675 USD Image By: WatchShopping Inspired by the vintage Tissot Visodate watches of 1954, the Tissot Heritage Visodate Powermatic 80 brings back a timeless classic with contemporary updates. Like every timepiece in this list, this modern Visodate uses the Tissot Powermatic 80 movement, so its reliability is undeniable. As you look at the dial, you can quickly identify its retro aesthetic from its sleek silver fonts, dauphine hands, and stick-like indices. Paired with its vintage blue dial is a 42mm stainless steel round case complete with scratch-resistant sapphire glass, a see-through rear case, and a stainless steel mesh bracelet. Notably, the water resistance rating of this timepiece is only 30m, so you cannot really bring this watch out for a dive. However, what this Tissot Heritage watch lacks in water resistance, it more than makes up for it with stylishness and dependability. 3. Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium (T127.407.16.031.01) – $725 USD Image By: WatchShopping If you thought that Powermatic 80 was already incredible on its own, then you will like what Tissot did with this variant. The Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium features the same tried-and-tested Powermatic 80 movement, but with a new silicon hairspring for more efficient timekeeping. Due to the material’s properties, the hairspring is also more resistant to impacts and magnetic fields, making this watch even more durable than its peers. Above the Tissot caliber is a sunburst silver dial with matching silver-tone indices, hands, and a date window at 3 o’clock. At the center of the dial is a crosshair-like marking that adds some uniqueness to its design. The watch’s exterior is made up of a classic combination of stainless steel case and cow leather strap. This watch has a water resistance rating of 30m, so you can bring it to the showers and for a quick swim, but do not try surfing greater depths with it.   4. Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 (T120.407.11.091.00) – $725 USD  Image By: WatchShopping For a sportier timepiece, take a look at the Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000 from the T-Sport collection. As you might have guessed, the Seastar 1000 is a diver’s watch. Unlike the aforementioned models with 30m water resistance capacities, this Tissot watch has a substantial depth rating of 300m. With that much water resistance, you can easily bring the Seastar 1000 with you to all your underwater expeditions. I might even argue that this watch can go deeper than you can. On top of its stainless steel case is a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel that measures your elapsed time underwater. Its beguiling green gradient dial has luminescent markers and hands that light the watch face up in dark environments, for better legibility. This is a robust and sporty piece that can also make for a fine everyday dress watch.  5. Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart (T063.907.22.038.01) – $795 USD Image By: WatchShopping Many enthusiasts love the concept of open-heart watches because of the sheer sophistication and class they exude. If you are looking for an open-heart timepiece to call your own, Tissot offers the Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart. As its name implies, the Tissot Tradition showcases a silver guilloche dial with an open-heart window under the 12 o’clock marker. Through the aperture, wearers and on-lookers can see the balance wheel of the Tissot Powermatic 80 movement at work. For an even better view of the Tissot caliber, wearers can also turn the watch around to reveal its see-through case back. Paired with a stainless steel case and bracelet with rose gold PVD coating, the Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart is as sturdy as it is elegant to the eyes. 6. Tissot Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80 (T050.207.37.017.05) – $875 USD Image By: WatchShopping Accompanied by a clean white synthetic strap, the Tissot Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80 is encased in hardy stainless steel with a coating of rose gold PVD. Its dial boasts a matching white surface with slim rose-gold hour markers and Arabic numerals. On its inner circle are slender minute and hour hands accompanied by the Tissot signature and date of origin at the bottom. The true star of this watch is on the upper portion of its dial, where you can find a window patterned like a delicate flower with beautiful pink petals. As you pull on the crown of the Tissot Lady Heart Flower, you can change the color of the petals to all the colors of the rainbow. Without a doubt, the Tissot Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80 is a dainty wristwatch that all the lovely women out there will love.  7. Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80 (T099.407.11.058.00) – $850 USD Image By: WatchShopping Here we have another Chemin des Tourelles with a darker and more masculine tone. Water-resistant up to depths of 50m, this Tissot Powermatic 80 watch utilizes a stainless steel case paired with a link bracelet of the same material. Its dial features an inner ring with a smooth surface and a guilloche-style outer ring, where the Roman numeral hour markers are also located. Protecting the watch face is a domed anti-reflective sapphire glass that provides a clear, legible view of the dial. There aren’t many colors that pair together as well as black and silver do, and this watch is a testament to their universal appeal.  8. Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 Silicium (T120.407.17.041.00) – $695 USD Image By: WatchShopping The Seastar collection is quite diverse, and the T120.407.17.041.00 is a particularly standout model. It is a sizable, durable, and stunning diver’s watch. Its 43mm stainless steel case allows owners with larger wrists to wear the wristwatch with ease. The dark blue dial contains silver hands and indices that are coated with lume, and a submerged date window at 6 o’clock. The sword-shaped hands of the watch are relatively large and allow wearers to read the time with just a glance. You will not have any problems bringing this watch underwater as this Seastar model is water-resistant up to depths of 300m. To complete this model, Tissot couples the Seastar T120.407.17.041.00 with a comfortable black rubber strap.  9. Tissot Heritage Visodate Powermatic 80 (T118.430.16.271.00) – $650 USD Image By: WatchShopping Round stainless steel case, minimalistic cream dial, and an embossed cow leather strap, all these things come together to form a gorgeous vintage-inspired watch, the T118.430.16.271.00. Of course, something vintage-inspired means that it has some modern upgrades behind its classic looks. Like the previous Visodate model shown above, this beautiful watch relies on the high-tech Tissot Powermatic 80 caliber to run its various mechanisms. To preserve the accuracy of the movement, Tissot implemented their anti-magnetic Nivachron balance spring in all their newer Visodate models, including this one. Covered by a domed layer of sapphire glass and a see-through case back, the T118.430.16.271.00 is something you can always rely on, whether it is for timekeeping or style. 10. Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart (T063.907.16.058.00) – $695 USD Image By: WatchShopping A classic design like this would look good on anyone. The Tissot T063.907.16.058.00 showcases a dark dial with an open-heart window to give the timepiece a faux-tourbillon feel. In contrast to their Chemin des Tourelles watches, the Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart boasts a guilloche inner ring and a smooth outer ring. With its slim silver hands and indices, the watch face gives off a sleek aesthetic that never gets tiring to look at. Hiding underneath the watch face is the trusty Tissot Powermatic 80 movement, which you can view through the transparent rear case. Paired with a black embossed cow leather strap, the T063.907.16.058.00 has a water resistance rating of 30m. 11. Tissot Luxury Powermatic 80 Automatic (T086.407.11.031.00) – $795 USD Image By: WatchShopping The Luxury Powermatic 80 Automatic is a timepiece that never fails to give its wearers a sense of affluence. It melds the practicality of a stainless steel case with the luxury of a silver dial to create an alluring evenness that just exudes class. The dial on its own is minimalistic in design and bears only the essential timekeeping components such as hands, indices, and a date window. Protected by a layer of sapphire crystal, the monotone silver timepiece is water-resistant up to depths of 50m and comes with a matching stainless steel bracelet. In terms of size, the watch has a diameter of 42mm and a thickness of 9.75mm, making this timepiece suitable for average and larger-sized wrists.  12. Tissot T-Classic Ballade Powermatic COSC Ladies Watch – $1,075 USD Image By: WatchShopping Compared to the Lady Heart Flower, the Tissot Ballade Powermatic comes off as more lavish and refined. Its stainless steel case bears a gold-tinted stationary bezel that adds an aura of luxury to the watch, along with the gold crown and two-toned bracelet. The silver dial boasts matching gold-tinted dauphine hands, pointed indices, and an outlined date window at 3 o’clock. The Tissot Powermatic 80 movement below the dial runs smoothly and uninterrupted, and is sheltered by a layer of sapphire glass and a see-through case back. This watch retails at a thousand dollars, which might be a little expensive for those on a tight budget. Rest assured, however, for we have the exact same model available at just $829 USD.  13. Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80 (T099.407.11.048.00) – $850 USD Image By: WatchShopping We have shown you the Chemin des Tourelles in white and black, now let us take a look at one in blue. Like its other variants, this Chemin des Tourelles T099.407.11.048.00 features a patterned dial, with a smooth inner ring and guilloche-style outer ring encased in a stainless steel case. This model uses a layer of sapphire glass to protect its watch face, and a transparent rear case to shield its hard-working Tissot Powermatic 80 movement. Overall, this watch is very masculine in design and will make anyone look like they mean serious business. The T099.407.11.048.00 can look great as an everyday wristwatch or as a dressy timepiece for business meetings and classy events. 14. Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 (T120.407.37.051.00) – $795 USD Image By: WatchShopping With its rugged looks and 300m water resistance, this edgy Seastar Powermatic 80 T120.407.37.051.00 is the perfect versatile watch for those fond of the color black. This Tissot timepiece boasts a stainless steel case with a layer of black PVD coating and a ceramic elapsed time bezel on top. At its side are crown guards that protect the crown from any impacts while also giving the watch a sportier look. Its luminescent hands and hour markers shine brightly in the dark and contrast well with the pitch-black dial face. Tissot pairs this dark watch with a black rubber strap for a comfortable wearing experience and a matching appearance. 15. Tissot T-Classic Ballade Powermatic COSC Men’s Watch – $975 USD Image By: WatchShopping A genteel wristwatch with a timeless appearance, the Tissot T-Classic Ballade Powermatic 80 T108.408.26.037.00 is an example of Tissot’s exceptional craftsmanship. Its case is made of stainless steel and has a rose gold PVD-coated bezel fixed on top. Its dial contains gold-toned hour markers and hands that blend nicely with its smooth and guilloche surfaces. Fitted on top of the bezel is a sapphire crystal that gives a nice view of the dial while also protecting it from scratches and impacts. The watch has a water resistance rating of 50m, which is good enough to keep it from getting damaged by raindrops and showers. Quite frankly, this watch has suave looks that make it appear far more expensive than it actually is. Final Thoughts Ultimately, the Tissot Powermatic 80 is a true powerhouse of a movement. With its reliable Swiss-made quality, it promises impressive power reserves and impeccably smooth timekeeping. Tissot has even made sure to make upgrades to the Powermatic 80 over the years, adding adjustments that make it even more durable to impacts and anti-magnetic fields. I recommend the Tissot Powermatic 80 to anyone who wants a fine, powerful timepiece but does not like the idea of breaking the bank with one purchase. If you are convinced, go ahead and browse the diverse assembly of the Tissot Powermatic 80, for you are sure to find the right one that perfectly matches your tastes.  Looking for another watch with an 80-hour power reserve? Why not take a look at the Certina DS Action Diver and see whether it meets your expectations?

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  10. Omega Speedmaster: Top Collections

    Omega Speedmaster: Top Collections

    From blockbuster movies to moon landings and brand ambassadors that include Nicole Kidman and George Clooney, Omega is one of the most high-profile watchmakers in the world. While all of their offerings merit consideration, a few stand-out collections shine in the eyes of collectors and watch lovers of all shades. We look at the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, Speedmaster ‘57 and Speedmaster Mark II. Speedmaster Professional Makes it to the Moon An iconic timepiece that has occupied a premier place in the Omega pantheon for decades, the “Moonwatch” has been on board for six missions to the moon. Astronauts used the precise chronograph functions to gauge the tricky (and possibly deadly!) reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. An Omega Speedmaster was along for the first-ever lunar landing when Neil Armstrong famously made “one small step for man [and] one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong was wearing a Speedmaster ST105.012 when he became the first man to step foot on the moon. Neil later gave the watch to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Omega’s role in America’s Space Race recently made it to the big screen. Playing Armstrong, Ryan Gosling has an Omega Speedmaster on his wrist in the 2018 film First Man. In the movie, fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, played by House of Cards star Corey Stoll, also wears a Speedmaster just as the real Aldrin did on the famous lunar mission. Off the Big Screen The watch has serious star power off the big screen as well. Omega ambassador George Clooney has been spotted sporting an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional. Tom Hanks, who wore a Moonwatch in the movie Apollo 13, is also a fan in real life. Daniel Craig, who has donned a host of Omega Seamasters as James Bond, favors a Moonwatch when he’s not playing a super spy. The Moonwatch is also one of the most-popular Omega models for non-stars as well. Last year, the Moonwatch accounted for 41 percent of all the Omega postings on Instagram! The Moonwatch hasn’t seen sweeping design changes since its introduction in 1957. The dial and case proportions have remained the same and the overall changes in look and movement have been minimal. Its history of reliability and precision, as well as a timeless design, has made it one of the world’s most-popular chronographs. 1: Speedmaster ‘57 from Retro Motorsports  Years before most had serious thoughts about putting a man on the moon, Omega was all about road racing. As its name suggests, the Omega Speedmaster was a high-end tool designed to help elite racecar drivers gauge their speed, distance and fuel consumption. While the watch’s name may be a nod to the Speedmaster from 1957 and the motorsport history it represents, the new editions to the line add design elements and technology that surpasses the first incarnations. Source from Official WebsiteOn the retro side, the Speedmaster ‘57 honors the original with the iconic black dial and dramatic arrow hands that make vintage Speedmasters instantly recognizable. The straight lugs, tachymeter scale and beige dial indications are other familiar elements that Omega Speedmaster aficionados know and love. 2: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Updates include a change from three sub-dials to two, eliminating the need for a third by combining the 60-minute and 12-hour counters on the same sub-dial. The movement has been improved with the addition of Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial calibers with a silicon balance spring, the first of its kind in Omega chronographs. Source from Official WebsiteThere are a range of color and material options across the collection. Wear one in classic stainless steel, yellow-and-gold steel, titanium or your choice of 18-carat red or yellow gold. All options come with a luxurious leather strap or matching metal bracelet. 3: Mark II Streamlines a Classic Design In 1969, Omega was making history with its part in the Space Race. But that same year, they turned their attention to earthbound priorities. It was then that Omega took their classic Speedmaster and streamlined the case. It became a tonneau-shaped design that gives it a sleeker look. Gone is the original hand-wound calibre, but today’s Speedmaster Mark II’s still retains that minimalist design that have made the timepieces beloved by collectors. Another distinct trait that’s been passed on is the iconic flaming orange main chronograph hand. While the originals were hand-wound, today’s Mark IIs are powered by self-winding movements. They work with a column-wheel mechanism and silicon balance spring. Today’s models also shine brighter — literally! Transparent tachymeter scales are illuminated by an aluminum ring. Minute and hour hands are coated with the same afterglow material. Source from Official WebsiteOmega Speedmaster lover’s geek out over the extendable bracelet. It features Omega’s signature rack-and-pusher fold over clasp. It has the ability to adjust to five different positions. Embracing a refined side more than its sportier cousins, the Mark II comes in stainless steel that offers understated elegance. It comes with the option to get elements including the crown, pushers and sub-dial rings in 18-carat gold. Omega Speedmaster Conclusion Shared across the Omega Speedmaster world is a commitment to precision chronographs that exude sophisticated style with a sporty edge. Whichever Speedmaster you choose, the world will know that you really know your watches.

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  11. Top 25 Waterproof Watches

    Top 25 Waterproof Watches

    One of the most sought-after features of a watch is its waterproof capability. Some would say this feature is not useful in their daily lives, since not everyone goes for a swim on a daily basis. However, a waterproof watch provides benefits that both ordinary folks and seasoned athletes will surely enjoy. In fact, waterproofness is now a crucial part of a watch’s versatility in any environment, be it on dry land or underwater. In this write-up, we will be going through the 25 best waterproof watches that everyone will surely enjoy. It does not matter if you are part of the army, an athlete, or just a regular ol’ land-dwelling person. Waterproof watches are there for everyone to enjoy.  Top 25 Waterproof Watches 1. Rolex Submariner Ref. 116610 LN Right of the bat, one of the best waterproof watches in the industry is the Rolex Submariner Ref. 116610 LN. Not only was Rolex the pioneer of outstanding dive watches, but it is also the most popular luxury brand in all aspects of watchmaking. The Rolex Submariner is widely regarded as the quintessential dive watch that has yet to be beaten by other luxury brands. By using the blueprint of its predecessor, the Rolex Oyster, the Rolex Submariner exemplifies both class, elegance, and utility simultaneously.  This Rolex Submariner timepiece has a 40mm stainless steel case and bracelet. The black unidirectional bezel allows the wearer to accurately monitor the duration of the dive as well as when decompression stops. The black dial complements the bezel perfectly, creating an elegant unity in its design.  And most importantly, this waterproof watch has a water resistance rating of 300m, making it perfect for extreme water sports like high impact diving and deep-sea scuba diving. With such a promising heritage and excellent features, it is not surprising that this particular waterproof timepiece carries a pretty expensive price tag. It currently costs $15,349 USD. This waterproof watch may not be for everyone, but it is definitely a great investment.  2. Victorinox I.N.O.X Professional Diver Ref. 241781 The Victorinox I.N.O.X Professional Diver Ref. 24178 is yet another handsome waterproof timepiece that flaunts a sleek and elegant demeanour. This Victorinox Swiss Army watch was created with adventurers and divers in mind, and as such, it has a wide scope of use with features almost anyone can enjoy.  This $649 USD Victorinox I.N.O.X has a 200m water resistance rating, which is perfect for extreme sports or activities. It is easily one of the classiest water-resistant watches, with its sleek blend of silver and black, and its unusual hexagonal bezel. Its 45mm stainless steel case offers a durable bulky exterior, with a screw-down crown for further protection underwater. The striking black dial is filled with thick hands and applied indices that are coated with luminous material for maximal readability underwater, making this a truly high-utility waterproof watch.  3. Seiko Prospex Lowercase Limited Ref. SBDN045 The Seiko Prospex Lowercase Limited 5000 Ref. SBDN045 is a solar-powered dive watch reminiscent of another Seiko waterproof watch, the Seiko Prospex Tuna—both timepieces have cases that resemble a can of tuna, hence the name. The Ref. SBDN045 has a 46.3mm hard-coated stainless steel case, making it a fairly large watch that promises durability on both land and underwater.  To make things sweeter, the Seiko Prospex Lowercase Limited 5000 has a 200m water resistance capacity, which is more than enough for those who prefer casual scuba diving. It also has a one-way rotating bezel for timing purposes when diving and decompression stops. Other features like the 24-hour sub-dial, chronograph of 1 hour with ⅕ second increment, a date aperture, and an overcharge prevention function are also included. The Seiko Prospex Lowercase Limited 5000 Ref. SBDN045 is priced at $489 USD, which is quite affordable for a waterproof dive watch. 4. Jaguar Executive Ref. J863/D The Jaguar Executive Ref. J863/D is probably one of the most underrated waterproof watches on the market. Jaguar has quite an interesting history, due to it almost being phased out of the market entirely. Luckily, the Festina Group bought the brand and took it under its wing, giving Jaguar the chance to prove itself as the underdog of Swiss watches.  This Jaguar Executive has a design similar to the Rolex Submariner. It is equipped with a 43.5mm 316L stainless steel case and bracelet with an exquisite gold-plated bezel, crown, and dual-tone bracelet links. This design exudes an elegance that adds to the luxury and glamor of this waterproof watch. It also doubles down on its dive watch capabilities with a 200m water resistance rating. The price for the Jaguar Executive Ref. J863/D starts at $569 USD, making this a great option for those who love the look of the Rolex Submariner but are working with a limited budget. 5. Casio Pro-Trek Triple Sensor Ref. PRW-7000FC-1JF If you are adventurous at heart, the Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor Ref. PRW-7000FC-1JF will surely provide you with all the utility you need. This watch has a 52mm black resin and stainless steel case which gives it a sleek, stealthy design that is appropriate for both day and night activities. It has analog and digital indicators to ensure legibility at all times, making it a versatile watch that is easily readable underwater as well.  One of the many prominent features is its Fishing Time function, which lets the wearer know the best time to go fishing. In addition, this waterproof watch also has a 200-meter water resistance rating. The Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor retails at $570 USD. It is a highly reliable watch that emphasizes its tactical features in more ways than one. Not only that, but it also offers a very stylish design that can be worn at casual gatherings or formal events. 6. Luminox Navy Seal 3500 Series Ref. XS.3501.F The Luminox Navy Seal 3500 Series Ref. XS.3501.F is the descendant of the Luminox Navy Seal Original 3000 series, which was created for the US Navy Seal unit. It uses the same design as its predecessor, but with a few modern improvements to give it its own identity.  This waterproof watch provides incredible utility, with its 45mm carbon compound case and bezel, and a signature black Polyurethane strap that has a secure stainless steel buckle. The materials used are lightweight, making this an extremely comfortable watch to wear on your wrist. This timepiece has a water resistance rating of 200m, which is more than enough for the Navy Seals to operate, whether on land or in the sea. It is an impressive watch that uses self-illumination technology to improve its versatility in any situation, which is perfect for military personnel. This Luminox timepiece retails at $395, making it an affordable tactical watch that you should definitely check out if you are looking for a water-resistant watch.  7. Casio G-Shock Frogman Ref. GWF-D1000B-1JF The Casio G-Shock Frogman Ref. GWF-D1000B-1JF was created in close collaboration with professional dive rescue teams. This Master of G watch stays true to its “Frogman” name, with a rugged black-and-blue design that perfectly complements a diver’s outfit and fits the underwater atmosphere. It has a 53.3mm polymer and hard-coated stainless steel case that is commonly found on Casio G-Shock watches.  This Casio Frogman is a digital watch that features a depth meter that goes up to 80m. In addition, it also has a water resistance rating of 200m, making it a proper dive watch for both recreational divers and rescue teams. The price for this waterproof watch starts at $1,089 USD. It is a little more expensive than other G-Shock watches, but this should be expected since it is part of the Master of G series—a collection of high utility G-Shock watches that are meant for rigorous activities such as sports, adventures, and rescue missions. 8. Breitling Avenger Blackbird Ref. V17311AT/BD74 The Breitling Avenger Blackbird Ref. V17311AT/BD74 is a new and improved homage to the Breitling Chronomat Blackbird, which was released in 1995. Breitling created this highly functional aviation watch in commemoration of the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” jet plane which soared the skies in the 1960s This stylish watch boasts a 44mm DLC-coated titanium case with a black canvas strap that completes its stealthy look. It also has a matching black dial, with a date aperture located at the 3 o’clock position. Although it is an aviation watch, this Avenger Blackbird has a water resistance capacity of 300m—which is quite substantial, even compared to most dive watches. The case back of the Avenger Blackbird is screwed in for a tighter fit, to further protect the inner mechanisms of the watch from water. The price of the Breitling Avenger Blackbird Ref. V17311AT/BD74 starts at $10,205 USD.  9. Tudor Heritage Black Bay Ref. 79030N-0001 The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Ref. 79030N-0001 is Tudor’s response to the rapid rise of dive watches—particularly in the face of Rolex’s diver watch successes. As a vintage-style watch, this waterproof timepiece follows the old-school design schemes of the first dive watches to ever grace the market. From the bezel down to the dial features, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay greatly resembles the Submariner’s design. Some may be put off by this fact, but it is undeniable that the Tudor Heritage Black Bay is one of the best affordable, dive watches available today. If you are looking for a luxurious watch that is just as stylish as the Rolex Submariner, but with a cheaper price tag, then the Tudor Heritage Black Bay is the one to go for.  The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Ref. 79030N-0001 has a 39mm stainless steel case with a unidirectional bezel and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The markers on the bezel, along with the hands and markers on the dial, are gold-coated, ensuring maximal legibility at all times and adding to the extravagance of this timepiece. It also has a solid 200m water resistance capacity. The price for this waterproof watch starts at $4,479 USD—still expensive, but quite affordable compared to Rolex and other luxury dive watches. 10. Panerai Submersible 1950 Ref. PAM01616 The Panerai Submersible 1950 Ref. PAM01616 uses a durable 47mm black Carbotech case that is paired with a matching black rubber strap. The surface of the case creates a seemingly rough texture that complements the robust cushion-shaped case. Luminescent blue dot hour markers and a handset tipped with blue are used to provide greater legibility, even under the water. Included in the dial is a small seconds sub-dial that is located at the 9 o’clock position. As for the date aperture, it can be found at the 3 o’clock position, opposite the small seconds sub-dial.  The Panerai Submersible 1950 Ref. PAM01616 also incorporates a 300m water resistance capacity, which strengthens its claim as one of the most stylish, best waterproof watches in the watch industry. The retail price for this watch is currently $13,999 USD. 11. Tag Heuer Aquaracer Ref. WAY1395.BH0716 Tag Heuer is known for race car watches. That is why it was quite unexpected for it to release a dive watch, considering its expertise in car racing. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Ref. WAY1395.BH0716 is a ladies’ dive watch that is fitted with exquisite diamonds on the bezel. It has a 35mm ceramic case that makes the watch both compact and lightweight. This is paired with a black dial that boasts contrasting silver-tone hands and hour markers. This Tag Heuer Aquaracer has a water resistance rating of 300m, which is more than enough for a dive/race watch. But then again, a higher water resistance capacity will always be better.  The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Ref. WAY1395.BH0716 sells for $3,800 USD. It is a stylish and elegant waterproof watch that is perfect for ladies. 12. Seiko Prospex Ref. SPB147J1 The Seiko Prospex Ref. SPB147J1 is a direct homage to Seiko’s first-ever dive watch. It is a piece-by-piece rendition of the Seiko Diver Ref. 6217-8001, making it a must-have timepiece for watch enthusiasts. This waterproof watch has a 40.5mm stainless steel case with a black rotating ceramic bezel. It is also paired with a black silicone strap to promote comfort on the wearer’s wrist. This Seiko Prospex dive watch has a water resistance rating of 200m, which is the international standard for dive watches approved by prominent divers. The price of the Seiko Prospex Ref. SPB147J1 is $899 USD. 13. IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport For Good” Ref. IW379507 Yet another stylish dive watch, the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport For Good” Ref. IW379507 offers a sleek black exterior with a blue strap and dial. Not only does it have a deep blue sea theme, but it also promotes legibility with its thick white hands and hour markers. It has a 45mm stainless steel case that is covered in rubber, which gives it better protection from external forces and amplifies its shock resistance. It also features a rotating bezel, although the indicators are, unusually, located inside the dial, rather than on the bezel itself. This is a unique feature that focuses more on the legibility of the watch rather than its aesthetics.  This waterproof watch has a 300m water resistance rating, so wearers who enjoy extreme diving sports can take this watch along with them without any worry. The price for this amazing timepiece starts at $11,700 USD. 14. Omega Seamaster Diver Ref. 210.30.42.20.06.001 The Omega Seamaster Diver Ref. 210.30.42.20.06.001 offers a particularly fresh design that is perfect for both casual and diving purposes. With its 300m water resistance capacity, you can enjoy high-impact water sports and deep-sea scuba diving with this excellent waterproof timepiece. It has a 42mm brushed stainless steel case, with a blue ceramic bezel that can be rotated for diving purposes. The grey dial adds greatly to the suave aesthetics of this watch, boasting a pattern of striking wavy grooves that are reminiscent of the ocean waves. This watch currently retails at $5,200 USD. 15. Oris Divers Sixty-Five Ref. 01.733.7720.4354-07.4.21.18 Oris is also known to produce impressive timepieces that are both stylish and durable. The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Ref. 01.733.7720.4354-07.4.21.18 has a classic dive watch design that focuses more on its style compared to its utility as a dive watch. It has a 42mm stainless steel case that is paired with a sleek black rotating bezel. One of its prominent design features includes its domed sapphire crystal. This is a fresh take from the usual Submariner blueprint, which utilizes a flat sapphire crystal.  This timepiece has a water resistance rating of 100m. It may not be the most impressive water resistance capacity in the world, but it makes this a very useful watch for daily wear, as you can easily bring it for a swim at any time. This waterproof watch is currently priced at $2,200 USD.  16. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph Ref. Q9028480 The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph Ref. Q9028480 is yet another watch that is waterproof up to depths of 100m. Although this might be less than the water-resistance ratings of some other dive watches, it cannot be denied that Jaeger-LeCoultre certainly knows how to create elegant timepieces.  This Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris is an automatic watch with chronograph sub-dials. It has a 42mm stainless steel case paired with a brown calfskin leather strap. The vibrant blue dial is the star of this waterproof watch and is further highlighted by its sword-shaped white hands and hour markers. In a lot of ways, this is essentially a classy dress watch with extra durability and protection from wet elements for greater convenience. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph Ref. Q9028480 currently retails at $11,300 USD. 17. Grand Seiko 9R Spring Drive Ref. SBGE227 If you are looking for a dressier waterproof watch that is versatile enough for both formal occasions and everyday wear, then Grand Seiko 9R Spring Drive Ref. SBGE227 might be the one for you. It is an elegant watch with a design that is perfectly fitted for a classy race car driver. The 40.2mm stainless steel case complements the black alligator leather strap, making it a suitable dress watch for formal events. It also has a brown dial embellished with silver-tone indexes and hands. It also features a date aperture located at the usual 3 o’clock position. This is a must-have for watch enthusiasts who love more sophisticated waterproof pieces. This watch is priced at $5,600 USD. 18. Montblanc TimeWalker Ref. 116100 The Montblanc TimeWalker Ref. 116100 is another extravagant watch that should be added to your collection of best waterproof watches. Although it only has a water resistance rating of 100m, it is still a great timepiece to have since it is elegant, stylish, and the perfect companion for your everyday routines. This exquisite watch has a 43mm stainless steel case paired with a sleek black bezel. It also features a black leather strap which adds to its aura of classiness. The dial, on the other hand, comes in a silvery-white dial, with chronograph sub-dials and a date display window at 3 o’clock. If this waterproof piece has caught your eye, you can get it for just $4,500 USD in retail. 19. Citizen Promaster Marine Eco-Drive Ref. CC5006-06L The Citizen Promaster Marine Eco-Drive Ref. CC5006-06L is a high-utility waterproof watch that is packed with a number of useful functions. Not only does it have a 200m water resistance rating, but it also comes with satellite GPS functions, multiple time zones, and a perpetual calendar. This Citizen Promaster comes in a 47mm grey super titanium case with a blue polyurethane strap which is eco-friendly. On the blue dial, you can find the time zones of various cities worldwide marked on the outer rim of the dial. It also boasts a day-of-the-week indicator and a date aperture at 3 o’clock. This is a great dive watch, especially for those who love to travel overseas. The price for this watch starts at $1,395 USD. 20. Rolex Yacht-Master Ref. 268621-0004 The Rolex Yacht-Master Ref. 268621-0004 is a ladies watch that bears quite a resemblance to the Submariner. However, the Yacht-Master sets itself apart as it is smaller and is made from exquisite 18K Everose gold. The Rolex Yacht-Master Ref. 268621-0004 is not a dive watch, and should not be considered one, as it only has a 100m water resistance capacity. Rather, it is intended to be a durable, waterproof dress watch, with its extravagant design and glamorous aesthetics. It has a slender 37mm stainless steel case with 18K Everose gold accents on its bezel and bracelet. The black dial highlights the gold-lined hands and hour markers, which adds to its legibility and style. This exquisite and elegant waterproof dress watch retails at a whopping $16,699 USD. 21. Gucci GG2570 Ref. YA142301 With its 100m water resistance capacity, the Gucci GG2570 Ref. YA142301 boasts a 41mm polished stainless steel case with a tonneau shape that is commonly found in the Gucci GG2570 collection. It uses a black sun-brushed dial with steel hands and applied indices, as well as a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position. This is a classic design that is perfect as a fashionable, waterproof everyday watch. The price of this watch starts at $739 USD. 22. Longines Spirit Ref. L38204732 Longines might be a railroad watchmaking company, but that has not stopped them from venturing into waterproof watches. The Longines Spirit Ref. L38204732 is a prime example of a railroad watch with extra protection from certain elements wearers might encounter, such as water. This Longines Spirit watch has a 42mm stainless steel case with light brown calfskin leather, adding to the sophistication of this waterproof timepiece. The textured white dial gives off a vintage vibe that accommodates the three chronograph sub-dials perfectly. In addition, this timepiece has a 100m water resistance rating. The retail price of this waterproof watch starts at $3,100 USD. 23. SINN 206 ARKTIS II Ref. 206.015-Leather-CAE-Blue In the horology industry, German watches have been criminally underrated since the spotlight tends to be on Swiss watches. That said, the SINN 206 ARKTIS II Ref. 206.015-Leather-CASE-Blue is a great example of a German dive watch with great functionality and utility. It is an automatic chronograph watch that is enclosed in a 43mm steel case with a rotating bezel. The case also features Air-Dehumidifying technology to prevent unwanted fog and moisture from entering the inside of the watch, especially after diving or going for a swim. It has an electroplated blue dial with three chronograph sub-dials and a day-date aperture at 3 o’clock. This is an amazing waterproof watch that should definitely be given a chance. The price of this particular watch is $4,229 USD. 24. Tissot T-Sport PRS 516 Ref. T100.430.37.201.00 The Tissot T-Sport PRS 516 Ref. T100.430.37.201.00, as the name suggests, is a sports watch that possesses great durability and legibility to further assist its wearer. It has a 42mm PVD-coated stainless steel case along with a rubber strap for flexibility and comfort. Plus, it has a water resistance of 100m, which is enough for the average adventurer or recreational swimmer. The black carbon dial offers a very straightforward design to ensure greater ease in reading the time. Plus, it also has a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. It is a minimalist sports watch and costs only $879 USD. 25. Casio G-Shock Full Metal Black Ref. GMW-B5000GD-1JF Without a doubt, the Casio G-Shock Full Metal Black Ref. GMW-B5000GD-1JF is a highly-regarded classic watch whose popularity never dwindled—even up to this day. Not only does it have a nostalgic, vintage design, but it provides durability like no other. It comes in a sturdy 43.2mm black rectangular stainless steel case and bracelet. It uses a digital dial that is home to several functions such as a mobile link, world time, a countdown timer, and many more. This watch is also fitted with a solar-powered cell to ensure a longer shelf-life and completely remove the hassle of changing batteries.  Most importantly, this watch has a 200m water resistance capacity. Casio takes pride in manufacturing durable watches, which makes them one of the top choices when looking for the sturdiest, best waterproof watches. Indeed, this $539 USD timepiece is affordable, stylish, and indubitably useful. What is a Waterproof Watch? The term “waterproof” is, arguably, an exaggeration. It is not possible to prevent water from ever seeping into a watch. Instead, the term “water resistance” is probably a more appropriate term for watches, since the “waterproofness” of a watch actually refers to its ability to resist water pressures and depths. Although some might think that the water-resistance of a watch is only useful to athletes and sports enthusiasts, this is not actually the case. With waterproof watches, you can easily bring your everyday timepiece with you on a swim or into the shower without the hassle of having to take it on and off. Indeed, water resistance is actually a very handy feature for watches to have, even in everyday life. History The first instance of waterproof watches was created by the watchmaking powerhouse Rolex. Released in 1926, the Rolex Oyster was the first-ever waterproof watch introduced to the world of horology. This milestone paved the way for several watchmakers to start creating watches with the same groundbreaking water resistance feature. It goes without saying that due to certain limitations in technology back then, the waterproofness of watches back then was basically imperfect. Waterproof watches in the past could only withstand mundane activities like washing your hands or taking a shower.  Image courtesy of RolexThe Rolex Oyster was improved upon in 1927 when it was tested in the icy waters of the English Channel. Mercedez Gleitze, a renowned British swimmer, attempted to swim across the English Channel while wearing the Rolex Oyster around her neck. Unorthodox as this may seem, the Rolex Oyster actually came up dry after this historical swim. This milestone cemented the Rolex Oyster as the best waterproof watch during that time. This led to it becoming the blueprint for the Rolex Submariner, which is also recognized as the most sought-after dive watch ever.  As horological technologies have improved over the years, tactical watches have also started to incorporate water resistance features in order to increase their durability. Indeed, watches manufactured for military use have become rampant, to the point where massive watchmaking brands have dedicated several waterproof watches to accommodate their needs. Brands such as Luminox, Marathon, Traser, Casio, Breitling, and many more have dedicated time and effort to create some of the best tactical watches with increasingly powerful waterproof features for maximal durability.  Final Thoughts Water-resistant or waterproof watches are probably the greatest innovation ever introduced to the world of horology. After all, watches with no water resistance whatsoever can get damaged by just a small splash of water or even by being caught in the rain. That is why it has quickly become the norm for watchmakers to add water resistance features to their watches. Indeed, even a 30m water resistance capacity makes a huge difference in terms of a watch’s durability and versatility.  Although a perfectly waterproof watch has yet to be introduced by massive watchmaking companies, it is still too early to lose hope. With watch brands constantly experimenting on higher water resistance thresholds, it is safe to assume that the future is bright for watch enthusiasts. The 25 timepieces we have listed above are some of the best waterproof watches available on the market right now. After all, when looking for the perfect watch, it is definitely important to consider the water-resistance capabilities before you make a purchase. That way, you can enjoy your new watch without any worry of damage from accidental splashes. Need more choices? Check out our guide on Citizen NY0040: The Enduring Diver, it might be your new diving companion! All images courtesy of WatchShopping, unless stated otherwise.Featured image courtesy of Rolex.

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