2024’s Best Swiss Watch Brands | All Are Not Created Equal

Swiss watch brands are generally synonymous with luxury, fine craftsmanship, and status. But there are two issues everyone must consider when evaluating these brands: (1) “Swiss Made” is a very specific designation that is government-regulated; and (2) not all Swiss watch brands are created equal…

Oceaneva Watches: Commemorating Five Years of Excellence, Resilience, and Unmatched Style

A new brand is carving its niche in the world of affordable luxury timepieces. Established in 2019, Oceaneva has swiftly garnered acclaim, delivering a fusion of craftsmanship, innovation, and adventure. As the brand marks its fifth anniversary this year, we invite you to delve into their steadfast commitment to excellence and our relentless quest for perfection.

Cheapest Rolex Watches: The Most Bang For Your Buck Choices

When we’re talking about the hunt for the cheapest Rolex, that’s something that needs to be put into context. Being budget-friendly and “cheap” when we’re talking about Rolex watches is not the same as most other budget-based discussions. Rolex is a luxury watch brand—there are no affordable options in the Rolex collection. In this context “cheap” means “cheap for a Rolex,” which at the time of this article, is between $4,000 and $9,000.

Best Bronze Watches | Our Favorite Models For 2024

In a hobby where most people intend to preserve the look of their watch from the day they receive it, bronze is an interesting choice of material to use. It’s inevitable that it will darken and patina over time, which some watch wearers will love and some will hate. The look is polarizing, and if you would like to return it close to its original, beautiful, gold-like shimmer, you’ll need a counter-top chemistry lab utilizing lemon juice and baking soda. 

Glashütte, Nomos, and Buying A Watch Abroad

My wife and I had been planning a trip to Germany for the better part of a year. I blame it on Atomic Blonde, the 2017 movie featuring Charlize Theron that takes place just before the Berlin Wall fell, or maybe it was Bridge of Spies? Either way, we were headed to Germany. Around the time we started planning, I started scheming. You see, there are watches in Germany. German-made watches…

Best Minimalist Watches | Our Top Picks For 2024

With a focus on function, minimalist watches keep everything you need to tell the time and get rid of almost everything else. You won’t find complications besides a date. Even then those examples are few and far between. Sometimes, they will even lack a seconds hand…

Best Military and Tactical Watches of 2024

If you’ve been around the watch collecting game for a bit, you’ve probably stumbled on the significant military history tied into the very existence of wristwatches. The deeper you dig, the more you find that the essential need for a wristwatch sprung up some time during World War I and the emergence of this period’s archetypal trench warfare—long before the wristwatch was even mainstream.

Japanese Watch Brands | The Best Kept Secret In Watch Collecting

In the watch world, Japan can be looked at as a microcosm of the entire industry. They contain affordable watches, micro brand watches, small independents, luxury, and some of the largest watch groups in the world. For other regions around the globe, you’ll have to shop across several different brand names, in many different countries, and in a variety of price segments to build a watch collection that includes affordable, microbrands, and luxury pieces. Japan makes that much easier, because you don’t have to leave the country’s borders.

Best Watches Under $2000 | Where Luxury and Value Meet

The $2000 price point gets you into entry level luxury territory. With a stack of cash this size you have access to complications like automatic chronographs, GMTs, varied material choices like titanium and enamel, and nearly any style of watch you could imagine. Check out our top picks for the best watches under $2000!