Our experts recommendations on the best watches and watch accessories, all in one place.
Recommended Watches at Every Budget
It’s perfectly possible to snag a respectable watch for less than a Benjamin — in fact, you can even go automatic.
Bargain watches get a bad rap, but there are plenty of dirt-cheap options with excellent design and solid build quality.
From $80 to a grand, these are the best watches to get when you don’t want to spend a fortune.
There’s a myriad of great divers you can buy for a few hundred bucks.
From divers to dress watches to pilot's watches and more, these are the best in class at the $2k mark.
From resurrected heritage brands like Alsta to blue chip companies like Longines, these are the best in sub-$2k divers.
You probably didn't know you could get serious chronos for this kind of money — even mechanical ones.
There are incredible values to be had at the sub-$5k mark from a wide array of brands.
There's strong value to be had for less than half the price of a Daytona.
Watch Type & Style Buying Guides
Travel & Calendar Watches
They allow you to see the current time in any place in the world with just a quick glance at your wrist.
Forget the Apple Watch. Complete, annual and perpetual calendar watches are the original smart watches.
Other Watch Complications
Repeater watches occupy a special place in the hearts of watch enthusiasts.
Watches that tick more than ten times a second aren’t just accurate — they’re a sight to behold.
Gold-Colored & Precious Material Watches
Light & Durable Watches
Lighter, tougher and hypoallergenic, titanium offers tons of benefits over stainless steel.
Ceramic is an increasingly popular watchmaking material for a range of desirable properties.
Carbon composites have a range of properties that work well for watchmaking. It doesn’t hurt that they also look pretty darn badass.
Rugged & Tactical Watches
We explore what makes a watch “tactical” and pick out some of our favorites for actual use in the field.
We break down the perfect watches available for your next outdoors adventure.
Why are quartz watches affordable? How do they work? Why are they controversial? Find out here.
Quartz watches are in many ways superior to their mechanical counterparts and deserve some respect.
The "meca-quartz" hybrid chronograph marries battery-based and mechanical watchmaking.
Digital & Smartwatches
Digital watches are fun, affordable and they're back with a vengeance.
Before buying a smartwatch, there are few vital things to know as well. We've also rounded up the best smartwatches to buy.
Never wind them, don't worry about battery changes — simply strap on one of these great solar-powered watches and enjoy.
With dark cases and black dials, these stealthy tool watches fly under the radar.
Bronze has been used by man for over 4,000 years. Maybe it's time you used it, too.
Skeletonized watches feature dials through which you can view an often-hollowed out movement.
The classic black-on-white “panda dial” from the 1960s is making a comeback.
Blue-dial watches that remind us of the sea and the sky just seem to work best during the summer.
Unique Sizes & Unisex Watches
A watch should be framed by your wrist, not enveloped by it.
Vintage Watch Buying Advice
Vintage Watch Basics
Old watches represent great value, the chance to wear a piece of history and, if you’re lucky, a good investment.
Low prices are tempting, but the cost of service and repair can exceed that of the acquisition.
Serial numbers can be used to find historical and pricing information on your watch, but where are they located?
Affordable Vintage Watches
We got some of the foremost experts in the watch world to weigh in on vintage watches that aren’t prohibitively expensive…yet.
Collecting insight from James Lamdin, Hamilton Powell and Eric Wind.
From Air Kings to Oyster Perpetuals, these are the Rollies you can buy without taking out a HELOC.
Vintage Military Watches
We examine some of world’s most famous military watches and delve into their origins, from the Fifty Fathoms to the Milsub and more.
From inexpensive, Gulf War-era quartz to lauded 1950s, gilded chronographs, these are the best deals in military timepieces.
From the A-11 to the Panerai Radiomir to the little-known A.T.P, we explore the Second World War's horological gems.
Watch Straps, Storage and Accessories
Watch Winders, Boxes & Pouches
If your mechanical watch collection is growing, you may want to keep your automatics ticking when they aren’t on your wrist.
Don't keep your most worn watches in your sock drawer — invest in a quality watch box instead.
Watch Tools & Maintenance
Owning a timepiece demands some hands-on TLC, and you need the right tools to make that happen.
There are just a few tools that watch wearers truly require...and a few more that maybe you want.
Not all leather watch bands are created equal, and more and more options seem to crop up every day.
We tried different NATOs from fan-favortie strap makers to see how different they can really be.
A rubber watch strap is perfect for the water or for sports, but quality and price vary widely.
Watch Brand & Model Buying Guides (Listed Alphabetically)
From the Cintrée to the Santos....and of course, the Tank.
They're affordable, and you can buy them at the mall — like, any mall. What's not to love?
Hamilton makes a solid, entry-level luxury watch for every kind of person or occasion.
The International Watch Company may make the world’s most iconic pilot’s watches, but their offerings don’t stop there.
We break down the catalog of the one of the world’s foremost watchmakers, from the Seamaster to the Speedmaster and more.
We take you through the different iterations one of the world’s most famous watches, from Moonwatch to X-33 and more.
Want incredible value in a mechanical wristwatch without spending a fortune? Look at this independent Swiss brand.
We break down the catalog of one of the finest watch manufacturers in the world.
Everything you need to know about Rolex's current catalog of watches, including prices, history and more.
From languishing on shelves to becoming the hottest watch in the world, Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona has had a wild ride, indeed.
Over 150 years of history makes for an extensive catalog of awesome timepieces.
Once subordinate to big brother Rolex, Tudor has come into its own in recent years.
Popular Watch Alternatives
Watches from Bulova, Farer and Bell & Ross offer the high quality, versatile appeal and strong value of the Speedy for far less money.