Men's watches come in all shapes and sizes. They can be simple timepieces, fashionable accessories, collector's items, or even status symbols. Luxury watches from Rolex, Omega, and Patek Philippe also make sound investments.
Men's watches are usually larger than those designed for women. Their designs often feature straight lines and muted colors. What's more, diamonds and other gemstones appear much less frequently than they do on women's models. Modern men's watch cases measure between 38 and 45 mm, though much larger models are not unheard of. However, these sizes vary, as trends are constantly in flux. While 36 mm was a standard diameter for men's watches in the 50s and 60s, today this size could easily appear in a women's watch.
In addition to the size, another deciding factor when purchasing a men's watch is the type of watch, or what you want to use it for. If you're looking for an everyday watch, a sports watch such as a chronograph is a good choice. You can use these watches as a timer. Diving watches with rotatable bezels to keep track of your dive time are also popular for men. Pilot's watches are currently trendy thanks to their simple, legible dials with luminous hands and numerals. Many consider these, along with diving watches, the ideal tool watches. Since most sports watches are water resistant to at least 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft), you can wear them while swimming without a problem.
If you require a wristwatch for the office, a dress watch could be exactly what you need. This type of watch is often thin and rather small, so it easily fits under your shirt cuff. Dress watch designs are often classic and feature gold cases and leather straps. However, there are also sporty-elegant men's watches such as the Rolex Explorer and the Rolex Datejust, which also go perfectly with a suit. Many men's watches make great gifts for business partners or grooms.
Men's watches can also make a solid investment. Watches from luxury brands like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, and Rolex are almost always stable and, in many cases, go on to increase in value, sometimes majorly.
|Rolex Submariner||9,400 USD||Diving watch with unidirectional rotatable bezel|
|Rolex Daytona||19,200 USD||Legendary chronograph, stainless steel models beloved by collectors|
|Rolex Datejust||6,200 USD||Elegant sport watch with date display and Cyclops lens|
|Breitling Navitimer B01||5,800 USD||Chronograph with slide rule bezel and in-house movement|
|Breitling Chronomat 44||6,900 USD||Chronograph with rotatable bezel and bezel rider tabs|
|Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold||26,100 USD||Scratch-resistant Magic Gold case, in-house chronograph caliber|
|Omega Speedmaster Professional||3,400 USD||First wristwatch on the Moon, chronograph|
|Omega Seamaster Spectre||10,000 USD||Limited run of 7,007 watches dedicated to the James Bond movie "Spectre"|
|Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days||5,000 USD||In-house caliber and 8-day power reserve|
|Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon||1.7 million USD||White gold, minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar|
|Patek Philippe Nautilus Moonphase||43,100 USD||Calendar, moon phase display, white gold|
|Patek Philippe Calatrava||11,300 USD||Classic gold dress watch|
If you're looking to purchase a new men's watch, your options are almost limitless. There's a wide range of watches for men to fit every taste and budget. Citizen watches are particularly affordable and a popular brand. There are also affordable quartz watches from brands such as Festina, Fossil, and Swatch; moderately priced automatic watches from Tissot and Certina; and prestigious luxury watches from name brands like Rolex, Breitling, Panerai, and Omega.
You'll find high-quality luxury watches at the upper end of the price range. These watches are from long-established and well-respected manufacturers such as Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Patek Philippe. For example, the intricate Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon wristwatch, featuring a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and tourbillon, costs 1.7 million USD new. Patek Philippe watches are considered the epitome of high-quality watchmaking.
Rolex produces some of the most beloved men's watches in the world. At least one person