The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 50 Dollars

The 5 best men's watches for under 50 dollars. Bulova, HMT, Casio and more. There are a lot of great options for budget minded individuals.

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 100 Dollars

The 5 best men's watches for under 100 dollars gives you even more possibilities, companies like Seiko, and so many more watches for men.

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 200 Dollars

The 5 best men's watches for under 200 dollars really is exciting, it offers you so many new options, and starts to show what higher priced men's watches can offer.

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 500 Dollars

The 5 best men's watches for under 500 dollars will give you the chance to see some men's watches that could be considered family heirlooms. Something that should last multiple lifetimes.

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 1000 Dollars

The 5 best men's watches for under 1000 dollars will include Hamilton, and Victorinox, Magrette, and Dievas, and Weiss as well, great watch companies and great watches.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Best Men's Watches review of Treehut Watches

I am taking a different approach on this post for the best men's watches blog.  I have basically always done lists, but today I am going to do a personal review on a watch I received for father's day.  It is Treehut.co watch, and so far, I have really enjoyed the watch.

Treehut.co is a San Fransico based watch making company.  They are 20 people who work to make some truly unique watches.  The nature of wooden watches nearly guarentee that every single watch they make will be unique.

They start with the movements.  The movements are Japanese quartz.  (most likely it is a Miyota) but I have no actual confirmation on that.

So, it starts with quality movements, that are NOT made in China, and it moves out from there.  Before each watch case is made, the wood to be used is inspected for quality.  The watches are then cut, and hand assembled.  After which, they are polished and boxed for sale.

If I would have thought about it, I would have included this in my best men's watched for dad's birthday list, but, here we are, two weeks later, talking about it anyway.

The watch case is 1.7 inches in diameter, and is made from wood, of course, it has a steel crown located at the 3 o'clock position, and it has a smooth, raised bezel.  It has a smooth acrylic lens, and the dial face is wood as well.  The hours are marked with carved large ticks, and minutes are marked with smaller carved ticks.  The hands of the watch are black, with a green second hand.  The band is a brown distressed leather type, with a buckle style clasp.

My personal opinion of the watch is positive.  It is extremely light, it almost goes unnoticed while wearing it, it is large and easy to read.  the band is very comfortable, and, being quartz, it keeps perfect time.

The first day I wore, I received several complements about it from strangers.  It wears very easy, and feels like a good day to day watch.  The only concern I have is how well it will hold up to humidity and sweat, so I will probably not be wearing it outside to work in.  But as a office watch, I think it is a fine choice.

Overall, I am very happy with the watch.  I have found it for a variety of prices, but it seems to fall anywhere from 60 dollars on Amazon, to 80 dollars on the Treehut.co website.  At 60 or 80 dollars, it believe it to be a good buy.  I really like the watch and expect that I will wear it tomorrow again.

I have to thank my oldest daughter for the Father's day gift, it is really nice.

See, just like I have said, it is fine if anyone wants to purchase me watches, I would really appreciate it.

Treehut is making some nice products, and I have to say that they have a nice, and unique thing going on over there and I wish them the best of luck.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Dad's Birthday

I am surprised I am just now getting around to this blog post.  I mean, I am a dad, and I do like watches.  It seems to me, it would have been a no-brainer...

Alas, I have been so busy with my other thoughts and ideas, I just haven't been able to find the time, and, quite honestly, I am in a continual state of forgetfulness.  I missed Father's Day this year.  And in all actuality, I am too late for my birthday this year, but hopefully I can help some lucky watch lover out there, get something he really likes for his birthday.

I am going to talk about a few watches I have talked about in the past.  And I am going to try and talk about a few different price points.  Because I know that every single person has a different perspective on how much to spend on dad.  But for any who are unsure, it is always my suggestion to spend more on dad.  He might complain about it, but down deep, he really likes his bobbles and thingies as much as anyone.



The 5 Best Men's Watches for Dad's Birthday




HMT
Pilot
Model:N/A
Case: 35 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 18mm Leather
Movement: HMT 0231 Mechanical
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance:
HMT Pilot in its standard looks


I have written about the HMT Pilot several times now.  It is not some amazing watch, but it is kinda cool, and it is something that your average person will not have.  It will give dad something to talk about, and most dads like to do that.

HMT is an Indian company that is now out of business.  The government decided that the company would be shut down, and as of 2016, the doors have closed.  But these watches are still available on Ebay.  They are general refurbished versions, but you can find them for under 15 dollars all day long on Ebay.  I own two Pilots and would not be sad if I had one or two more of them.  They are great every day knock around watches.

I like them because they are super cheap, look retro, and are mechanical watches (means you have to wind them daily)  I always like a mechanical watch, they are just cool.  Most guys will think this, because they are little tiny machines.

The basic statistics for this watch are pretty common place.  It is made of stainless steel, it has a 35mm diameter body on it.  It has a crown located at the 3 oclock position and has a 18mm band.  Much after that, they do have a few variations.  And with them being refurbished, they have nearly unlimited variations.

The standard HMT Pilot will have greenish markings on a black dial face.  The green is luminance and there is also luminance on the watch hands.  But I have seen different cases, and a ton of different colors.  It will be whatever tickles your fancy really.




Timex
Weekender Collection
Model:  TW2P714009J
Case: 40 mm, Stainless Steel
Band: 20 mm, Nylon
Movement: Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Day, Chronograph, Light
Battery: Lithium metal battery

Water resistance: 30M/99ft.



I really love this Timex.  I have several old Timex's, but I have not purchased a current Timex.  But I think this could very well be the Timex for me.  It is stylish and functional, and has a bit of a retro look about it.  All features that I like.  And for under 50 bucks, I think this is right in the ballpark for a great gift for your dad.  It is what I would consider a daily wear watch, and one that should be more durable than the HMT above.

The watch comes in two colors.  The white and the blue.  Both are pretty cool, I think I like the white more, but that is a personal preference of course.

They have a nylon band with a buckle style clasp and are in a case that measures 40mm in diameter.  The cases are mad of brass and are plated and polished.  The dials have Arabic numerals for the hour markers, and has 3 sub dials for the cronograph functions.  There is a crown located at the 3 o'clock position and the watches have the chronograph function buttons located at the 2 & 4 o'clock positions.

I am a big fan of these watches.  Like I said, I have old Timex's but have stayed away from the newer ones, mostly because I don't like the looks of them, that doesn't apply with the Weekender chronographs, these are stylish and extremely functional, along with being durable daily wear watches.  I would recommend them to anyone looking for something under 50 bucks and can take a bit of a beating.




Seiko
Series 5
Model:SNK809K2
Case: 37mm, stainless steel
Band: 18mm, black canvas
Movement: Seiko Automatic 7S26A

Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Day
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 30M/100ft


I feel like a bit of a letch, in regards to this watch.  I LOVE this watch!  Seriously, you can get this for your dad for just over 50 bucks and it may be his favorite watch ever.  And if he doesn't like it, send it to me, I will take it.

I am not sure how long Seiko has been producing this watch, but I know they have been making Series 5 watches for some time now.

What you get here is a field watch, with a automatic movement, with a Nato nylon band, with and a stainless steel case, that measures about 37mm.  You get a choice of colors, althouch I am going to suggest the black, because, again, if he doesn't like it, I would like you to send it to me.

The watch has Arabic numerals in the inner circle for the hours, and on the outer ring for the minutes.  There is a triangle at the 12 o'clock position, which is kinda normal for a military style watch.  It has a day/date window at the 3 o'clock position and a crown that is located at the 3:30 position.  This watch, along with every Series 5, uses the 7S26 automatic movement.  It is one of the movements that Seiko has used since the mid 90's. It is tried and true, and a seriously durable mechanical movement.  I think that this watch really has no weakness, and it is one of my favorite watches, not just my favorite for around 50 dollars, but one of my all time favorites.




Smith and Bradley
Springfield
Model:
Case: 44 mm, PVD coated
Band Width: 20mm, Nylon
Movement: Ronda quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100 M/333 FT

Smith and Bradley is American, and it has a great looking field watch, those two things alone would have put it on this list.  But not only is is a great looking field watch, but it is my second favorite field watch right after the Seiko I just finished talking about.

Smith and Bradley have several really nice watches, I like ALL of them, and I love that they are made in America, but, since we are talking about gifts for dad, I wanted to keep most of the options under 200 dollars, because really, any more than that and there is a good chance that dad is going to kick your ass for spending too much money.

The Springfield is a wonderful place to start with Smith and Bradley.  It is under 200 dollars, and it is one of the nicest looking under 200 dollar watches I have seen.  This is not because I like field watches (I like Field Watches)  But is because this is a well built watch.

This is a PVD coated, stainless steel case watch, with a 44mm diameter.  It has a nato band with a buckle style clasp, and it has a crown located at the 3 o'clock position.

I would recommend this watch to any dad that loves owning American.  I think Smith and Bradley are moving in the right direction, and I think that we should support their business.  I think I would have a hard time deciding between a Springfield and a Series 5.  I love them both, but the price of the Seiko is really hard to beat.




Speedmaster Moon watch limited edition
Model: 311.32.40.30.01.001
Case: 39.7mm, Stainless steel
Band: 22.9mm Leather
Movement: Omega 1861 Manual Wind
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Chronograph
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/167ft

Maybe one of my all time favorite watches ever, by my all time favorite watch maker.  The Omega Moonwatch is seriously one of my very favorite watches.  I love this watch and I would love to own this watch (Wink Wink) and if any of my kids would like to spend 5000 dollars on me for this watch, well I would put up a fight, but it really wouldn't last that long.

The Watch is modeled after the original Sigma 7 watch, it has chronograph function, and a stainless steel case that measures 39.7mm,  The watch has a crown at  the 3 o'clock position and the chronograph function buttons located at the 2 & 4 o'clock positions.

The watch has a 22.9mm leather band with a buckle style clasp.  It has a tachyometer bezel that is ceramic and black and it has the famous calibre 1861, it is a manual winding chronograph movement.  This is a serious classic, this is the movement that was on the moon.  I cannot say enough how this may very well be my favorite watch of all time, and I can only hope that some day I can own one of these.  It is available for around 5000 dollars, so, you will really need to love your dad if this is something you want to get for him.  But if you feel like it is too much to spend on your dad, again, I would be willing to take it as a gift!



Wrap Up

I really liked this blog post, I mean, I am a dad, and I do believe that maybe I should have any of these watches.  I love these watches, and would intend to own all of them at some point.  They are serious beauties.

Thank you for reading the best men's watches under, and please come back soon!





Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Best Men's Watches for Under 200 Dollars in 2017

I once thought that the idea of spending 200 dollars on a watch was utterly ridiculous.  And I, of course, assumed that 99.9% of the worlds' population would agree with me.  And then I started learning about watches, and I started learning about the history and all the intricacies and time involved with making some of these timepieces, and I realized that 200 really is not a lot for a good watch from a good, reputable company.  In fact, its chump change.

In my first list, the 5 best men's watches for under 200 dollars, I hit the usual suspects.  Seiko, Citizen, Orient, Timex, and Bulova.  And all these are good brands, and they all offer great choices at this price point.  But I think this time around I want to change it up just a little and see what we can find that may be unusual, or from companies that you may not heard of before, but deserve to be mentioned, but are just often overlooked because the staple brands do have so much to offer.



The Best Men's Watches for Under 200 Dollars



Smith and Bradley
Springfield
Model:
Case: 44 mm, PVD coated
Band Width: 20mm, Nylon
Movement: Ronda quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100 M/333 FT

Smith and Bradley are cool looking watches, especially if you dig the military look.  This is a company that is putting together a nice library of watches.

The Springfield is what I would call their entry level watch, and I would personally love to get my hands on one.  It is a nice looking, very durable watch.

The Springfield I am particular to is the black PVD coated one, but it is also available in bare stainless.  both are nice looking, but the black on black on black is a tried and true color scheme.  The case is 44mm, it has a crown that is located at the 3 o'clock position, it has a smooth bezel and is also equipped with a sapphire lens.  The dial face of the watch is black and the hours are marked with Arabic numerals, in white with C3 superluminova for night time veiwing.  The hands are also black with a imbued line of C3 superluminova as well.  And on top of all that, it also has a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.  There are a few options for the bands, you can get the nylon band in either Black, Green or Tan, and there is also a Black Nato band available.

I like this watch a lot, I think it is a great watch to kick off with on this new Best Men's Watches for Under 200 dollar list.  And it just barely makes it, at $199.




AVI-8
Lancaster Bomber
Model: AV-4050-03
Case: 44 mm, Stainless Steel
Band Width: 22mm, Leather
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50 M/165 FT

AVI-8 is another up and comer, they are a British company, and I am really liking the looks of their product as well.  They have really made a good showing so far.  I can't seem to track down when the business started, but they are doing wonderful work.  And just so we are on the same page, when I say a new company, I mean some time within the last 10 years, would be my guess.  But at this point they have at least two online stores.  One for the UK and one for the US.  They have several other online distributors.  You can find them on Amazon.  They are in Nordtroms as well.

The Lancaster Bomber is an Pilot styled multi-sub dialed watch.  It has a 44mm stainless steel case, with the crown located at the 1:30 position.  The bezel is smooth and fairly thin, really accentuating the size of the dial.  The face of the watch is black and multi-layered.  It has Arabic numerals at the 3, 9 and 12 o'clock positions and tick marks denoting the remaining hours.  The band of the watch is 22mm leather, and it has a buckle style clasp.

I like the looks of the AVI-8 watches, this Lancaster Bomber is a good place to start with them if you are looking for a watch for under 200 dollars.  The Bomber is for sale on their website for 195 dollars.  It looks like a good buy to me.  Very similar in quality and materials as the Smith and Bradley.



Seiko
Prospex Solar
Model: SNE423
Case: 46 mm, Stainless Steel
Band Width: 22mm, Silocon
Movement: Japanese Quartz Solar Powered
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery:
Water resistance: 100 M/333 FT

I am not ashamed of myself!  I freely admit that every single time I make a watch list, I check out my friends over at Seiko. I cant help myself.  And almost every single time I find a nice little tidbit that I can't help but add to one of my lists.  I think this Solar Prospex is no exception to this.  I think this watch is pretty cool.

The watch is pretty big, especially for a Seiko.  The case is a 46mm stainless steel number, with a large crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  The bezel is black and rotates bidirectionally, and is in a compass styll.  The face of the watch is black and has large white index markers for the hours and smaller, grayish ones marking the minutes between the hours.  The hands of the watch are large and tipped with a luminous coating, and there is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.  The band for the watch is 22mm and is made of silicon, it has a buckle style clasp.  It's not actually a dive watch, but has a lot of the looks you would expect from a dive watch, as well as being water resistant down to 100m.

I am really happy with the price of this watch.  You can find it for around 165 dollars at several online stores, it seems to me to be a really good buy at that price.





Orient
Starfish Classic
Model: FEM7J00AW9
Case: 42 mm, Stainless Steel
Band Width: 22mm, Leather
Movement: Orient Automatic Calibre 46943
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Day
Battery:
Water resistance: 50 M/165 FT

I am a bit of an Orient watch fan as well as a Seiko fan.  I guess I like the Japanese products.  The Orient Watch company is really what I like about their product the most.  They make their own in-house manual/automatic movements.  It isn't something done as often by companies that sell watches for under 200 dollars.  Seiko is one of the exceptions to this rule, but generally, a lot of companies outsource the movements of their watches, to ETA, or Miyota (owned by Citizen) or Ronda.

The Starfish is what I would call a common Orient style watch, it is classic looking watch.  42mm stinless steel case with a crown located at the 3 o'clock position, with a guard built into the case.  It also has a small button at the 2 o'clock position.  The bezel is smooth, with a brushed finish that matches the rest of the case.  The dial face is white with Arabic numerals at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions.  Tick marks are utilized to indicated the remaining hours.  There is also a day window located at the 9 o'clock position, and a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.

The band of the starfish is black leather and measures 22mm wide.  It has a buckle style, stainless steel band and has matching black stitching on the band.

I really like the Orient brand.  They are not Seiko for me though.  I believe they offer a lot of value for the watch you get, and I do believe you will not be dissapointed with a Orient watch.  And at 165 dollars, I think this watch looks like a steal to me.  (shh, Orient is actually owned by Seiko)



Triwa
Snow Lansen
Model: LAST122-CL010213
Case: 38mm, Stainless steel
Band Width: 20mm, Leather
Movement: Miyota 2035 Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery:
Water resistance: 50 M/165 FT

Triwa is another new company.  They were established in 2007, by 4 friends.  They are located in Stockholm, Sweden.  They are not a huge company, but are already in about 1200 retailers.  And the watches they are producing fall nicely in the style I tend to prefer.

The Triwa Snow Lansen is a classic looking watch. It has a sort of mid century modern look to it, to me.  With the glossy stainless steel case, and a flat, tapered bezel, and a gold heavy knurled crown, the the watch definitely has the looks.  The dial face is white and there are Arabic numerals marking the 3, 6 & 9 o'clock hours. The remaining hours are marked with small dots.  There are also small black tick marks marking the minutes.  There are some gold accents with the watch hands and crown, and the band of the watch is brown leather, with a buckle style clasp.

This is a cool looking watch, and it is from a company that seems to take pride in its product. It can be purchased from the Triwa website for 199 USD.  You may also be able to find it other places as well.  I think if you are looking for something a little off the beaten path, I would take a look a the Triwa line up.



Wrap up

The best 5 men's watches for under 200 dollars in 2017 is a bit different than it was when I wrote the original Best Men's watches for under 200 dollars.  But that doesn't make either list better than the other.  Originally, I wanted to find quality watches from established companies for under 200 dollars.  This time, I wanted to show you some of the watches you may have never heard of under normal circumstanes.  I really enjoyed this list.  I love the look of the Smith and Bradley.  I hope to own one at some point.  And the Triwa is also something I find very good looking.  The Orient gives you a automatic.  I believe the AVI-8's offer a very unique look, and Seiko is Seiko, nuf said!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Best Men's Watches for under 100 Dollars in 2017

Some of the original brands that made the first 5 best men's watches for under 100 dollars were Seiko, Bulova, Citizen, Orient and Momentum.  I have a funny feeling that some of the same companies will be appearing today on the 2017 version of the five best men's watches for under 100 dollars.

For this list I want companies that have a track record of making quality watches for a long time.  Generally if you are going to spend 100 dollars for a watch, you expect to get a watch that will stand up to the rigors of life and still look good as well.

Here is the link for the original 5 best men's watches under 100 dollars.  And if you feel like 100 dollars is a little above your price point, you may want to take a look at the last 5 best men's watches for under 50 dollars.  

The 5 Best Men's Watches for under 100 Dollars




Bulova
Classic
Model: 96B104
Case: 37 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 20 mm
Movement: Japanese Quartz (Miyota)
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: Nonstandard
Water resistance: 30 M/99 ft.

I have said this before, but I have a bit of a soft spot for Bulova.  I was given my grandfathers' Bulova 23, and I love that watch, I wear it all the time.  And since I recently lost my grandfather, it has a little more importance to me.

That being said, I had a Bulova on the original Best men's watches under 100, so I thought it would be a good idea to see if I could have another one on the list for 2017.  And low-and-behold, I was able to find another one, with really no problem what so ever.

The Bulova chose for this list is a Classic model, and I would consider it a real classic in appearance.  It is a 37mm diameter watch, which is closer to something I would consider classic.  It is not some huge monstrosity attached to your wrist.  It has a clean, smooth bezel.  The case is made of stainless steel. It has a small crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  The face of the watch is silver, and the hour markers are tick marks made from raised stainless, and there is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.

The band is a 20mm leather band with a buckle style clasp, which is also made of stainless steel.

I like the looks of this watch a lot, but I am partial to this style.  I think it is clean and easy to read, and watches like this look great on the wrist.  And on top of all of that, you can find this watch on Amazon for about 75 dollars, yup, 75 dollars.



Seiko
Recraft Series
Model: SNKN01
Case: 43.5mm, Stainless Steel
Band: 24 mm
Movement: Seiko Automatic Calibre 7S26
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Water resistance: 50 M/150 ft.

I make no appologies for being a Seiko fan.  I have a watch that looks very very similar to this
recraft, but it is from the 70's, I love the thing, it is a tad bit funky, but if you like a little funk in your life, I would recommend you check out their Recraft line of watches.  They are pretty cool.

Previously I had the Series 5 in the 100 dollar slot, but seriously, this is a much better fit.  It is sometimes a hard one to track down, but you should be able to snag it for right around 95 dollars, if your lucky.  If you are not, you are either not going to find it or it will cost you something more along the lines of 140 dollars, it will all depend on where you find it.

It has a larger square case, measuring in at 43.5mm, it it made out of stainless steel, with a crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  It has a Hardlex crystal lens and a see through back.  It also has a fairly wide band, measuring 24mm, and being made from leather, with a buckle style clasp.

The dial is gray in the center, fading to black along the outer edges, it has Arabic numbers at the 5 minute markers along the outer rim, and it uses large tick inner markings to designate the hours.  The watch also has a day/date window located at the 3 o'clock position.

This is a pretty cool Seiko for under 100 dollars.  It may be one of the only Seikos for under 100 beisdes the series 5 watches.  It is a pretty good looker, in my book.



Citizen
Drive
Model: BM6980-08E
Case: 42 mm, Stainless steel
Band: Black leather
Movement: Japanese Quartz (Eco-Drive J165)
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Day
Battery:
Water resistance: 100 M/333 ft.

Originally I talked about the company in these little blurbs, but again, Citizen is a watch brand I have covered here, on the best men's watches under, so I will not be doing that today.  Instead I will talk about the watch I am choosing today.  The Citizen Men's Drive is the entry level watch for Citizen, you may be hard pressed to find it for under 100 dollars, but it is available, if you look, for around 90.  It features Citizens' patented Eco-Drive system.  Which is basically a form of solar power.  They used the watch dial face as the solar panel, which makes it virtually impossible to tell it is a solar powered watch.

This Citizen Drive sports a 42mm stainless steel case, with the crown at the 3 o'clock position.  It has a thin, smooth bezel and a scratch resistant mineral crystal lens.  The face of the watch is black, with raised stainless steel tick marks at the odd hours and small black tick marks for the even hours.  It has a date window located at the 3 o'clock position and the hands and crown have a green inlaid luminescence.  The band is black leather with a buckle style clasp.

I was never a Citizen fan, until last year, I actually got to handle one of the Atomic Time Citizens, and I found it really nice.  Citizen is a brand that I will try to own at some point in my life.



Orient
Capitol Quartz
Model: FUG1R003W/UG1R003W
Case: 40.5 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 22mm, Leather
Movement: HS911 Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Day, Date
Battery:
Water resistance: 30M

The best men's watches under 100
Orient is another long lived Japanese watchmaker.  Founded, in Japan in 1950.  They have been producing time pieces ever since.  In 2001, it has been a subsidiary of Seiko since 2001, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko since 2009.  Their main product is mechanical hand wind or self wound watches.

This watch, unfortunatly does not fall into the mechanical movement catigory, but for under 100 dollars, it is a little tricky to find a mechanical watch worth talking about.

This watch is nice though, the 40.0mm stainless steel case has clean, sharp lines, giving it a bit of a vintage feel to it, the crown is located at the traditional 3 o'clock position and the white face is also simple and clean, with thin, stainless steel dash lines at the hour markers, and polished stainless steel hour, minute and second hands.  The face also has a Day and date window which is also located at the 3 o'clock position.

Orient makes quality watches, they have been making watches for some time.  And with them being owned by Seiko, I am very confident you will not be disappointed with your purchase of an Orient watch.



Momentum by St. Moritz Watch Corp.
Steelix Field Watch
Model: 1M-SP74B7G
Case: 44 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 22 mm, Canvas
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: Silver Oxide cell (3-5 years)
Water resistance: 200 M/600 ft

The best men's watches under 100
This Momentum Steelix was on the original best men's watches under 100 dollars.  And in that list, I explained about companies like Momentum.  I think I will explain it again, because it is an important point.  They basically assemble the watches.  They source quality components and put the watches together from outside pieces.  It's something to consider when choosing watches.

But I like the products.  They have been in business for about 30 years and i have talked to quite a few people that have watches that are nearly that old and still working with no issues.

The Steelix is the entry level watch offered by Momentum.  It has a 44mm stainless steel case, it has a smooth bezel, and the crown is located at the 4 o'clock position.  The dial is black and the markings on the dial are white with a indiglo.  They use Arabic numerals in the 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 o'clock positions.  The watch hands also are tipped in indiglo.  There is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.  The movement is a Japanese quartz (I believe it to be a Miyota).  It is finished off with at 22mm canvas band,

The watch is rated up to 200m depth and is one of my favorite looking dive watches...  Ok, so it isn't a true dive watch but I still think it's good looking.



MVMT
Classic White/Tan
Model:
Case: 45mm, Stainless Steel
Band: 24 mm, Leather
Movement: Miyota Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery:
Water resistance: 30 M/100 ft

If I have a chance to promote American companies, I have to take it.  I love seeing that there are American watchmakers sprouting up again, and I love seeing that you can get an American built watch for under 100 dollars.

MVMT has been in business since 2013, started by two fellows who dropped out of college and used crowd funding to start the company, they amassed a social media following of over 1 million people and have taken off in a very short time.  Much props to Jake Kassan and Kramer LaPlante.

The White and Tan Classic is what I would call the entry level watch offered by MVMT.  It has a 45mm stainless steel case, with a smallish crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  The bezel is smooth and fairly small, really emphasizing the dial face, which is large and white.  It has tick marks, of raised stainless to indicate the hours, and has a date window located at the 3 o'clock position as well.  The lens is hardened mineral crystal, and the band is 24mm wide and made of leather.  It has a buckle style clasp, and overall, is an extremely clean looking watch.  I really like it.  It reminds me of some Bulovas, and we all know my feelings about Bulova.

If you have a hundred dollars burning a hole in your pocket, I would recommend you check out MVMT if you are having a hard time deciding.  I think you will be extremely satisfied if you like the looks of this watch.



Wrap up

I really enjoyed making the 5 best men's watches for under 100 dollars.  I liked it the first time, and I am really liking it this time.  It is probably because I am a lot more familiar with watches in general this time around.  I think the MVMT brand watches are something I will try to cover in the future, I like reveiwing the American companiess.  I hope you have enjoy this best mens watches under list, and I hope you come back soon.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Best Men's Watches for Under 50 Dollars in 2017

I have done a best under 50 list before, but it does feel like it is about time to refresh my lists, and since my very first list ever was The Best Men's Watches for under 50 Dollars, I figure that is a great place to start.

Previously, the best men's watches for under 50 dollars included a Momentum Torpedo, a Canadian based watch maker, who specializes in diving watches, it included a Vostok Komandirskie, a Russian watch maker who has been making the Komandirskie for a very long time.  It also had the Timex Weekender, Timex is not the company it used to be, but they still make decent budget watches that are readily available, and stylish looking.  It included a Casio G-shock, which, just about everyone has heard of the G-Shock watches, they are some of the most durable and multi functional watches around, and for the price they are hard to beat.  And it included a HMT pilot.  HMT was a Indian company, they made the Pilot watches for around 60 years, before recently going out of business.  I have to warn you, I am biased to the the HMT's, I own two and I love them as everyday knock around watches.  You can still find them on Ebay, although they are refurbished and usually have repainted faces, they are still decent watches.

So, I am here again to give you the best men's watches for 2017.  I hope you get some use out of these posts.  They take a bit of research, but are a lot of fun!

The 5 Best Men's Watches for under 50 Dollars


Invicta
Pro Diver
Model: 10917
Case: 44mm, Stainless Steel
Band: 22mm, Polyurethane
Movement: Japanese Quartz (Hattori PC23)
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Water resistance: 100M/330ft

Invicta is, technically, a fairly old company.  They began as a Swiss company in 1837 by Raphael Picard, and stayed in the family until the 1970's.  The company was later purchased by an American investment group in 1991 and have been an American company since.  I generally don't spend a whole lot of time looking at Invicta watches, but I like this watch at this price point.  I think it is a decent value for what you are getting, and it looks pretty good too!

The Invicta Pro Diver shown here is a 44mm stainless steel dive watch with a stainless steel bezel.  The crown is located at the 3 o'clock position, the case has a built in crown guard.  It has a flame infusion crystal with a fish eye lens over the date window, located at the 3 o'clock position.  The hours are marked with white tick marks.  The bezel is a dive bezel, and has Arabic numerals in intervals of 10, and it has a polyurethane band.

I could not get a Momentum on this list this year, the price has increased substantially.  But I do believe this Pro Diver, by Invicta is a good alternative.  In a lot of ways they are very similar to the Momentum watches.

I currently do not own a Invicta.  I have so many other watches I feel the need to purchase before I get around to this brand, I will most likely never own one, but I like this one, and at about 45 dollars, I think it is a pretty good buy.



Seiko
Series 5 Sports
Model: SNK809
Case: 37mm, stainless steel
Band: 18mm, black leather
Movement: Seiko Calibre 7S26 Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Day, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 30M/100ft

I am cheating a little bit on this watch.  Amazon sells it for 55 dollars, and that is really the cheapest I can find it, but it is a really nice watch for around 50 dollars.  I expect this to be the next watch that I purchase, and maybe it would be a really nice Fathers Day gift (wink, wink)  I didn't include it on the first list of best under 50, mostly because I did not think it was a great idea to break my limit on my very first blog post.  But now, I am gonna get a little reckless maybe.

Seiko is a big dog in the watch world. They are one of Japan's premier watch makers and have been making watches for well over 100 years, and continue to make some of the best looking Japanese watches I have ever seen.  I lean toward Seiko more than Citizen or Orient watches, I think they are far the best bang for you buck.

The Seiko 5 is a automatic watch  It is housed in a 37mm stainless steel case, and this particular model comes with a black face and band, but other colors are available.  The movement is a Seiko automatic calibre 7S26.  It has 21 jewels and runs at 21,600 bph, and has a 40 hour power reserve.  

The watch has a black dial face with white Arabic numerals marking the 5 minute markers.  It has a triangle located at the 12 o'clock position, and a inner ring of Arabic numerals to mark the hours.  The watch has a day/date window located at the 3 o'clock position and a crown located at the 4 o'clock position.

The band for the watch is black nylon, giving it a very utilitarian look.

I said at the beginning of this description, this will be the next watch I own.  I have wanted one for years and will get around to finally owning one, I believe.



Timex
Weekender Collection
Model: TW2P714009J
Case: 40 mm, Stainless Steel
Band: 20 mm, Nylon
Movement: Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Day, Chronograph, Light
Battery: Lithium metal battery
Water resistance: 30M/99ft.

The Timex Weekender Chrono made the list last time as well, only with a slight model change, otherwise this post is a copy from the previous best men's watches for under 50 dollars...

Timex Group USA is the current rendition of the long lived company, which began as the Waterbury Clock company, in 1854.  The Waterbury Clock Co. was located in Connecticut, USA.  The company was one of the largest producers for both U.S sales and Europe. 

Down on their luck, the Waterbury Clock Co had a very tough time, after the great depression, until a license agreement was reached with Walt Disney, resulting in the production of the Famous Mickey Mouse watch.

In 1943 the company was renamed, the United States Time Corp., and by 1950, with some very exciting innovations, the company released the first Timex brand watches, marketed as inexpensive, yet durable watches.  The Timex history is long and always in a state of flux, but they continue to make quality time pieces, and the Weekender series is a perfect example of what they are capable of.  Giving us a stylish, yet well priced men's watch for under 50 dollars.

This Timex Weekender is a Chronograph with a gun metal black 40mm round case. The crown is located at the 3 o’clock position and the two chronograph buttons are located at the 2 & 4 o’clock positions.  The dial face is black with white numerals and chronograph sub dials.  The hands are black.  It has a screw on stainless back and a 20mm black nylon band, with buckle clasp.

The watch features Indiglo Arabic numerals and Indiglo piping on the arms, along with chronograph, and a crystal mineral dial window.  It is water resistant up to 30M.  The case is stainless steel finished with a gun metal style.

The Movement for the Timex Weekender is quartz.  It’s all I can seem to find out about it.  That, and that it is probably manufactured in the Philippines.

The Timex Weekender is a good looking watch, with a list of nice features for a watch for under 50 dollars.  It looks great, and is produced by a well know company.



Casio
G-Shock Multi-Function
Model: DW9052-1BCG
Case: Hardside/ABS Plastic
Band: 
Movement: 
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Day, Date, Stopwatch, Alarm
Battery: Lithium metal battery
Water resistance: 200M/600 ft.

I am going to go ahead and keep this watch on this list as well.  The G-Shock is going to last you a long time, no matter how hard you are on your watches, I think it is an excellent buy at about 43 dollars.  I may have to own one at some time...

The best men's watches under 50
Casio has been around since 1946 in Japan.  But they did not get their start as a watch company.  Originally, they produced something called a yubiwa pipe, a ring that would hold a cigarette.  But this was just their beginnings.  Shortly after the success of the yubiwa pipe, they set to develop their own electric calculators, and by 1954 and was Japan’s first electro-mechanical calculator.

It was during the 1980’s when they became one of the first manufacturers of quartz watches, both digital and analog.  And by 1983 they released their first G-shock.

The G-Shock looks like most G-Shocks.  It is not to my personal liking, but I will not judge a book by its cover.  The watch has multiple digital displays and 4 buttons, set at the 2, 4 8 and 10 o’clock positions, it is made of black ABS, and the band is a black resin with a buckle clasp.  It looks like it could be run over and still keep working.  Toughness is an important feature for a watch that will cost less than 50 dollars.

The G-Shock has a ton of features on it.  It is shock resistant of course, it is water resistant up to 200M. It has a backlight with afterglow.  It has a daily alarm and a countdown timer that can be set for up to 24 hours.  It has an auto repeat function and a 1/100 second stopwatch.  It has an hourly time signal and a calendar that is pre-programed until the year 2039.  Like I said, a lot of available features.

The watch has a quartz movement, as to be expected from Casio, and despite my qualms with the looks of the G-shocks, and digital watches, in general.  I have to say, I am rather impressed that you get all this for less than 50 dollars.



HMT
Pilot
Model:N/A
Case: 35 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 18mm Leather
Movement: HMT 0231 Mechanical
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance:

This is another that I am just copying from my previous post.  I love the HMT watches, and I will probably buy more when I get bored... 

The best men's watches under 50HMT has been making watches in India since 1961 in a collaborative effort with the Citizen watch company.  Producing watches for the Indian military.  They had a scare in 2014, when they intended on closing their doors, but they received a flood of orders when the word got out, and instead, minimized production.  This is not to say it will be easy to get one of these.  It will take some searching, and it is possible to get a fake or frankenwatch, meaning one built from pieces.  You will need to do your research before purchasing.

The HMT Pilot is fairly small, the stainless steel case measures 35mm.  It has a screw on back that has the model and other information etched on it.  It has a black dial face with the numeral 12 only.  It has the tick marks for the other hour markings.  Its crown is located in the standar 3 o’clock position.  And it comes with a black leather band, with a buckle clasp.

Features-wise, well, you don’t really get any features.  This is a old fashioned timepiece.  You have your hour, minute and second hand.  I am not even convinced it has any luminous feature.  I have had a hard time verifying that.

The movement is a HMT 0231 hand wind mechanical.  17 jewels and a 38 hour power reserve.  It supposedly keeps adequate time, but it’s not a precision time piece.

The main purpose of owning this watch is that you are getting a watch that has been almost the same for over 50 years.  It is a piece of history and a conversation starter.  It is a nice looking watch in my mind as well.  And it’s usually found for under 40 dollars.  Sometimes, lately I have seen them for as much as 70.  I believe that is a supply and demand issue though.  This is a watch I intend on owning in the very near future.  I love it.  From the 5 best men's watches for under 50 dollars list, this is by far my favorite.



Wrap up
I hope you have enjoyed my first post on The Best Men's Watches for Under... blog.  I intend on writing a lot more posts over the next few  months to get this blog populated well with all kinds of men's watches.  I hope you find the blog helpful in your personal search for the perfect watch for you or a loved one.

Thank you for reading The Best Men's Watches for Under...  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Best Men's IWC Watches for Under...

IWC, or International Watch Co. is a luxury watchmaker located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.  The company was founded by Florentine Ariosto Jones, and American watchmaker, in 1868, after leaving Howard & Co, in Boston, which was America's leading watchmaker at the time.  Florentine's goal was to combine the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmaking with the technology of the U.S to manufacture movements and parts for the American market.

Schaffhausen was a town that was in danger of being left in the dust, with the industrial age in full swing, so together, with Johann Heinrich Moser, they laid plans to industrialize Schaffhausen.  Moser built the first hydroelectric plant for the town, laying the groundwork for IWC to begin manufacturing.

In 1880 Johann Rauschenbach Vogel, the CEO and a machine manufacturer from Schauffhausen took IWC over, and the comany stayed in the Rauschenbach name for four generations.  The family was finally unable to come up with the nessessary moneys to afford the extreme rise in gold prices, and had to change directions, bringing in the Swiss Banking Corp to assist.  The SBC brought in VDO Adolf Schindling AG, who took a majority interest in IWC in 1978 and began to reorganize the company.

In 1991 IWC director Gunter Blumlein founded the LMH Group, located in Schauffhausen.  The group owns a 100% stake in IWC, along with large portions of Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Lange & Sohne.

LHM was acquired by Richemont in 2000.



The Best Men's IWC Watches for Under...




The best men's IWC watch under 5000 dollars

Portofino Automatic Silver Dial
Model: IW356501
Case: 40mm Stainless Steel
Band: Crocodile
Movement: IWC 35110 Calibre Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 30M/100ft

Simply classic is really the best way to describe the Portofino series of watches.  The Portofino Automatic Silver dial reminds me of watches my grandfather would wear,  Stainless case, stainless arms, white face, no muss no fuss.

It has a 40mm stainless steel case with a small fluted crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  It has a smooth bezel and sapphire lenses in both the front and back of the watch.  The dial is white, and uses tick marks for the hours, except for the 12 and 6 o'clock markers, which are Roman numerals.  There is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position, and there is an outer ring of Arabic numbers for minutes.  The band is crocodile leather, and it has a belt style clasp, which is also in silver.

The Portofino is actually my personal favorite type of watch.  I love the simple looks and clean lines.  I love to be able to look at a watch and quickly tell what time it is.  I love that it is an automatic.  This is actually a watch I would like to own.  If you look you can easily find this watch for under 3500 dollars, it is a great buy at that price point, in my personal opinion.



The best men's IWC watch for under 10,000 dollars

Portugueser Hand Wound 8 Day
Model: IW510203
Case: 43mm, Stainless Steel
Band: Alligator
Movement: IWC 59215 Hand Wound
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 30M/100ft


This watch was originally posted on the 5 best men's watches for under 10,000 dollars.
The IWC Portugieser has a very vintage look to it.  The 43mm Stainless steel case has a very clean look to it, with the crown at the 3 o'clock position, and a sapphire lens, see through, screw down back panel.  The silver plated dial face has the numeral hour markers, and a date window at the 3 o'clock position, and a small second dial at the 6 o'clock positions.  The black alligator band has a tri-fold clasp, that is also stainless steel.

The Portugieser has a 8 day power reserve, and reserve gauge on the back.  It also has a date window, along with the small second dial.  Sapphire lenses on the front and the back along with the alligator band round out the features for this watch.

The IWC 59215 is a manual wind mechanical watch that has a power reserve of 8 days.  Yup, 8 days.  The Movement is a 30 Jewel, Second hacking movement that runs at 28,800 VPH.  It also includes a power reserve gauge on the back of the movement, see through the back cover.

Personally, I like the vintage look of the IWC.  I like the 8 day power reserve, and I like the history this company has.  It is an expensive watch.  I am finding it for around 9500-9800 dollars, so it will stretch your budget if you choose this one, but I feel like it is a great watch.



The best men's IWC watch for Under 20,000 dollars

Aquatimer Deep Three
Model: IW3557010
Case: 46mm Titanium
Band: Rubber
Movement: IWC 30120 Calibre Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100M/300ft

I have never pretended to be a huge dive watch fan.  But I know there are a lot of folks out there who do like them, and I can understand.  They tend to be some of the more durable watches available, and even if you have no intention on diving, you can be pretty sure you are getting a watch that can take a bit of a beating.  The Aquatimer series of watches are really no exception to that rule.  They are built tough and offer a lot of features that you would expect on a good dive watch.

The Aquatimer Deep Three has a 300ft water resistance depth.  It comes with a large 46mm titanium case and has a crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  The crown has a guard.  It has a rotating bezel, that is internal and external with the safedive system.  The lens in the front and back are sapphire and the dial is black with luminescent elements on the dial, internal bezel and hands.  It has a mechanical depth gauge, and hour, minute and hacking seconds hands.  There is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.  There is a inverted triangle at the 12 o'clock position, and the quarter hours are denoted in Arabic numerals.  The other hours are denoted with simple ticks.

The watch is nice looking, and large.  I would not mind wearing this, and that is saying something, considering my aversion to dive watches :)  The only real issue I have with this watch is the price.  I do believe that if you are a true diver, there are other men's dive watches that are better suited for the tack for more reasonable pricing.  I do believe this watch is purchased more for the brand then the actual utility of it.


The best men's IWC watch for under 30,000 dollars

Big Pilot Midnight Blue Dial
Model: IW502701
Case: 46mm, Gold
Band: Leather
Movement: IWC 52850 calibre Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Month, Date, Day
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 60M/196ft


There are quite a few watches in the big pilot series of watches.  The Big Pilot Midnight Blue dial is a watch that sports the Automatic 52850 calibre IWC movement, and offers time and calender capabilities.  The case is gold and measures 46mm.

The crown is gold also and is located at the 3 o'clock position.  The bezel is smooth gold and has a sapphire face and a sapphire back as well.  The dial is midnight blue.

The watch uses roman numerals, along with tick marks to denote the hours, with a classic triangle marking 12 o'clock.  There is a is a sub dial for seconds located at the 9 o'clock position and a sub dial for the day of the week located at the 3 o'clock position.  There is d Month/Date/Day window located at the 12 o'clock position, and an outer ring of numbers denoting the minutes.    The hands of the watch are all gold.  The band is leather with a gold, tri-fold style safety clasp.

It's a really nice looking watch,  It has good size to it, and the crown has a very nice fluting to it.  I think this is an excellent example from a high class watchmaker.  Something that would be a heirloom for sure.

Wrap Up

IWC is a company that I often overlook.  It doesn't seem to get much publicity, at least in the places I frequent.  But they are one of the top watchmakers in the world, and should not be overlooked.  Quality and attention to detail are second to none from this company.  And it is a company that has been doing this for a very long time.  It even has some American ties to it.  These are some of the best men's watches money can buy, in looks and quality and prestige.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Best Men's RGM Watches for Under...

RGM Watch Co was founded in 1992, in Pennsylvania, by Roland G Murphy.  He began his horological life in high school, where he worked half days for a clock company, in the cabinet shop, working with wood.

By the 1980's he had enrolled in Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, PA.  And in 1986, he furthered his training when he moved to Switzerland due to his acceptance in WOSTEP.  After finishing the program with WOSTEP, he was hired by SMH to work in product development for Hamilton Watch Co.  He advanced and remained with Hamilton until 1992.

Since then, he has been blazing a path in reigniting the American watchmaking industry.  He employs a lot of history in his watches, using design and function ques from both American history and Swiss history.



The Best Men's RGM Watches for Under...




The best men's RGM watch under 5000 dollars

Professional Pilot with Date/Titanium
Model: 151-PR-Titanium
Case: 38.5mm, Titanium
Band: Leather
Movement: RGM-ETA 2892-A2
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/165ft

I am loving the Professional Pilot.  And to get it in titanium for well under 5000 dollars seems to me to be an excellent buy. It is a classic looking pilot, with good color contrasts and large numbering for easy reading, and it just looks extremely cool.  The movement is good, and the watch seems to be well built, all around.

The titanium case measures 38.5mm, and it has a large, titanium crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  The bezel is smooth and beveled, and the dial is covered with a sapphire lens.  The back of the watch sports a sapphire lens as well, allowing you to see the inner workings of the watch.  The dial of the watch is black, with large white Arabic numerals marking out the hours.  In a smaller sized font, along the outer edges, is Arabic numerals, also in white, marking the minutes, in five minute intervals.  The hands of the watch are white Rhodium, and coated in a Super-LumiNova for low light visibility.  The band of the watch is leather and it has a buckle style clasp.

The Professional Pilot uses a modified ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement.  It is a 21 jewel movement that runs at 28,800 bph, and is finished with Rhodium.  It also has a 42 hour power reserve.  It is a popular movement in many Hamilton watches as well as Bell & Ross.

This watch starts on the RGM website for 3950 in titanium.  You can also get the case either polished, brushed, or a combination of the two finishes.  The watch is sharp and bold, and one I, like I have already said, enjoy immensely.



The best men's RGM watch for under 10,000 dollars

COE "Corps of Engineers"

Model: 801-COE
Case: 42mm, Stainless Steel
Band: Leather
Movement: RGM 801 Mechanical
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/165ft

The Corps of Engineers watch has a bit of a unique look to it.  The numbers are large, and yellow, and the dial itself is a glass enamel.  You can order this watch with a stainless steel link style band, but it does raise the price to over 10,000 dollars.  But, personally, I think it looks better with the distressed leather band.

The watch is fairly large, measuring 42mm in diameter.  The case is made of stainless steel and the watch has a prominent crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  The crown is also made of stainless steel.  The front and back of the watch is covered with a sapphire crystal lens, and the dial face is the fired glass enamel.

The dial is white, with Arabic numerals in yellow.  The Arabic numerals are outlined in black and there is a small seconds located at the 6 o'clock position.  The hands of the watch are blued steel, and the band is leather, with a buckle style clasp.

The movement is the coolest part, to me.  It uses the RGM mechanical, hand wound 801 movement.  I love this, maybe because it is an American made watch and movement, and I love seeing watchmaking coming back to America.  The 801 has 19 jewels, and runs at 18,000 bph.

This watch starts at 9,700 dollars on the RGM website.  I have to say, I like this watch a lot too.  And I also have to say, I am pretty much a fan of all the RGM watches.



The best men's RGM watch for Under 20,000 dollars

Pennsylvania Series
Model: PS-801-EE
Case: 43.3mm, Stainless steel
Band: Leather
Movement: RGM mechanical, 801
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/165ft

This is the first Pennsylvania series I will be including on this list.  This watch has made the best men's watches blog, It was on the best men's American watches for under...Part 2.  It is a seriously nice looking watch.  Again, I think the RGM styling is great.

This Pennsylvania has a stainless steel case that measures 43.3mm in diameter.  This is a fairly large watch, which is nice, it just gives you more landscape to admire.

The crown is located at the 3 o'clock position, and the bezel is smooth.  The watch sports a sapphire lens on both the front and back, allowing you to see the inner workings of the watch, along with a partial skeleton dial, allowing you to see the movement from both the front and the back.  The dial ring is white with black Roman numerals.  The watch has a small seconds and the blued steel hands.  The leather band has a buckle style clasp.

The movement is the RGM mechanical 801.  I am not going to give the specs again, I will just say that I love the movement in this watch as much as I did in the COE watch.

The price of the watch on the RGM website starts at 11,900 dollars.  You can add some things to increase the price, as well as order it in gold.  But that really puts the price out of the 20,000 dollar price limit. :)


The best men's RGM watch for under 25,000 dollars

Pennsylvania Series
Model: PS-801-E Rose Gold
Case: 43.3mm, Gold
Band: Leather
Movement: American 801 hand wind
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/167ft

Best men's hand wound under 25000
This is the second Pennsylvania that has made this list, and this is also the second time this particular watch has made the lists here at the best men's watches blog.  It was also on the best men's mechanical watches under..Part3, and while I know I have kind of been gushing about RGM on this post, I have to do it again.  This actually is my very favorite RGM available.  Whether it is this one, in of the stainless steel version, I love the looks.  They are beautiful watches.

The watch, again, is a larger watch, measureing 43.3mm.  The case is made of 18K Rose gold, there is a crown, which is also rose god, located at the 3 o'clock position.  The bezel is smooth and rounded and the watch has sapphire lenses on bot the front and the back of the watch.

The face of the watch is white and uses black Roman numerals to mark out the hours.  There is a small seconds located at the 6 o'clock position and, again, the hands are blue steel.  The band of the watch is leather, and has a buckle style clasp.

The movement, again, is the RGM 801.  And again, I love it just the same.  This watch is a beauty, it has a bit of a retro look to it, and a highly classic look as well.  I can't say enough, now nice this one is.

The watch starts, in the rose gold, on the RGM website for 22,500 dollars.  It is a seriously high end timepiece, and one that I feel pulls it off with style.  Something I would definitely recommend if you are in the market for a 25k watch.



Wrap Up

I know I really gushed a lot on this post.  I really could not help it.  I love RGM nearly as much as I love Omega, and that is seriously saying something.  These watches that this company is producing appear to be the real deal, and I can not wait to see where this company goes in the future.  I have extremely high hope for them.