Friday, February 12, 2016

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 5000 Dollars

Whoa Nelly, now we are talking.  It is not every day that you will be looking for a 5000 dollar men's watch.  It is a serious investment, as far as I am concerned.  My daughters' car cost less than that.  And it is a car, we are talking about watches!

So what are you going to get when spending up to 5000 dollars for a watch?  You are going to get some of the nicest watches made, by some of the most popular and reliable and prestigious watchmakers in the world.  5000 dollars for a men's watch may seem like a lot.  But you are actually getting a lot in return.  These watches are truly, some of the best men's watches I have ever seen.

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 5000 Dollars


Speedmaster Moon watch limited edition 
Model: 311.
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

Best men's watch under 5000
We have talked about Omega on past posts.  But in case you missed that...

The Swiss watchmaker, Omega, has been in business since 1903.  And they are the rockstars of the watchmaking industry.  They have been official time keepers for countless events, including the Olympics since 1932.  And both the Royal flying corp, and the American Air force used Omega as their official time keepers.  It was an Omega that was the first watch on the moon. And, of course, It was an Omega that has graced the wrist of James Bond, ever since 1995.  Needless to say, they have made quite a name for themselves.  And it is not all hype.  Omega watches are one of the best watch companies in the world.  And this Speedmaster is a perfect example of what they can do.

The Omega Speedmaster is a nice looking watch, inspired by the first watch in space, it has a vintage feel to it.  With it's nearly 40mm stainless steel case, is fairly big, without feeling overly large.  The stainless steel back is embossed with the classic Omega seahorse.  The Speedmaster has its crown at the classic 3 o'clock position, along with the chronograph buttons at the 2 o'clock position and 4 o'clock position.  The black face has dashes to denote the hour and minute marking, and all the hands on the watch are silver.  The 22.9mm Band is made from brown leather and has a buckle style clasp.

The Omega Speedmaster is not going to overwhelm you with Bond-like features.  But it is a chronograph, and not just a plain'ol quartz chronograph, but a self winding mechanical chronograph.  The watch also includes a Tachymeter bezel and your standard HH, MM, and second capabilities.  It also has a sapphire, scratch resistant lens, with anti-reflective treatment.

The movement for the Omega Speedmaster is something special.  It is the manual winding Omega 1861 chronograph movement with Rhodium-plated finish.  The movement has a power reserve of 48 hours and 18 jewels.  It runs at 21,600 bph.  It has counters for 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 12 hours.

The Omega Speedmaster is a fantastic watch, playing on history ti bring an excellent timepiece.  the fact that the same movement has been used since the moon landing that added a layer of fame to the company.  I like this watch a lot.  The company has an excellent story and nobody would miss seeing the famous Omega on your wrist.  And at a 3500 dollar price point, it is an excellent buy on this list of best men's watches under...


El Primero Chronograph
Model: 03.2110.400/22.C493
Case: 42mm, Stainless Steel
Band: Black Alligator
Movement: Automatic, El Primero 400B
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Chronograph
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 5M/

Best men's watch under 5000
Zenith is a luxury Swiss watchmaker that has been making watches in Switzerland since 1865.  The Zenith watch company has a long an distinguished history, and they are well known for making quality, precision timepieces.  In fact, the El Primero Calibre was released in 1969 and is still in production today, it was one of the first automatic chronograph watches put into production.

The Zenith El Primero Chronograph is an awful lot like the Omega Speedmaster.  The large 42mm stainless steel case offers the crown at the traditional 3 o'clock position and two auxiliary chronograph buttons located at the 2 and 4 o'clock positions and the stainless steel screw on back also has a see through sapphire lens.  The dial has a black finish with dashes representing numerical hour and minute positions.  And the Rhodium finished hands have a nicely polished finish.  The black alligator leather band has a folding clasp.

The Zenith El Primero Chronograph is a full featured watch.  With an automatic movement chronograph, and a tachymeter bezel, the watch is competitive with the Omega, but on top of that, it adds a date window at the 6 o'clock position.  HH, MM, and second capabilities are also present on this watch.  The hands and dial have been coated in Super Luminova as well for dark.

The Zenith El Primero 400B automatic movement has 31 jewels and a 50 hour reserve.  The movements functions at a high 36,000 vbh speed,

The Zenith watch is a wonderful watch.  The Zenith name is old in the watchmaking industry and the quality will be top notch.  Coming in at just a hair under 5000 dollars, it will not leave much left of your budget, but you will be getting a quality time piece.


Oyster Perpetual 34
Model: 114200
Case: 34mm, Stainless steel
Band: Stainless steel linked
Movement: Rolex automatic 3130
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100M
Best men's watch under 5000

I have been waiting for this moment since I started this blog.  The Company of companies, when it comes to watches is finally making an appearance on the best men's watches under list.

Rolex was founded in London, England, in 1905 under the name, Wilsdorf and Davis.  The trademarked the name Rolex, in 1909, and set up offices in Switzerland.  Then, quickly moved their headquarters to Switzerland in 1919.  The company has made some of the best watches in the world for over 100 years, and the idea of being able to own one for under 5000 dollars is fairly exciting to me.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual has a classic Rolex Case.  The 34mm stainless steel case is seamlessly melded into the bands' mounting pin and has a crown located at the standard 3 o'clock position, and a stainless steel screw down case back.  The silver dial has the crown at the 12 o'clock position and hour markers made from 18ct. gold, and the stainless steel, 3-link bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp for securing.

The Rolex Oyster 34 is not going to wow you with features either.  The fact that you are able to clasp an honest to goodness Rolex to your wrist is feature in itself.  The HH, MM, SS are of course there, and it is a self winding number, along with gold inlay hour markers, this watch screams class, in a subdued voice, of course.

The movement for the Oyster is a 3130 perpetual self winding mechanical movement.  It is considered extremely reliable, and extremely accurate.  It runs at 28,800 bph and has 31 jewels.

The Rolex is an excellent buy, ranging in price from around 4000 to about 4500, depending on your source. it gives you an icon to strap to your wrist every day.  And a tough watch on top of that.  The 3130 movement is know for durability and accuracy.  You can rest assured you made a quality purchase with this watch.


Master Collection
Model: L2.628.8.77.3
Case: 38.5mm, 18 Carat Pink Gold
Band: Alligator
Movement: Longines automatic L619/L888
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 3M

Best men's watch under 5000
Longines watches was found in 1832, in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.  And are still located there.  Longines is now owned by Swatch Corp, but the winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered watch logo.

Longines is known for its aviator watches.  Charles Lindbergh was an acquaintance with a previous director and even designed a watch for the company that is still in production.

Longines provided timers in the first modern Olympics in 1896, and even went to the north pole with Luigi Amedeo, and arctic explorer.

The Longines Master Collection is classy.  What else to say about it.  The 38.5mm, 18ct pink gold case is sleek and stylish.  Its crown is located at the 3 o'clock position and the screw on, see through back has a sapphire crystal.  The silver face has hour markers that are Wesselton VS diamonds for a total of 0.55 ct, and slim, pink gold hands round out the looks.  The brown alligator strap has a striple safety folding clasp with a push piece opening mechanism.

The Longines master colletion watch listed here is nothing more than a nice dress watch.  It has no special functions, it tells the time in HH, MM, and seconds and also gives you the date in a window located at the 6 o'clock positions.  It's case is constructed of 18 ct pink gold and the diamond hour markers are the only things I would consider to be special features of this watch.

The movement is a Longines L619/L888 self winding movement, with a power reserve of 42 hourrs and running at 28,8000 bph, and it has 21 Jewels, it is a modified ETA 2892-A2, and is a well built movement

For 3800 to 4500 dollars, the Longines gives you a very attractive and functional dress watch.  It will surely catch the eye with the gold and diamonds, and the Longines name gives you a long lived watch maker.  Definitely a great buy in the 5 best mens watches for under 5000 dollars list.

Bell & Ross

Model: BR-03-94-Heritage Ceramic
Case: 42mm Ceramic, PVD
Band: Calfskin
Movement: Bell & Ross automatic movement, BR-CAL.301
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Chronograph
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100M/

Best men's watch under 5000
Bell & Ross is not an old brand name, but definitely is a unique watch maker.

Bell & Ross was founded in 1992 headquartered in Paris France.  They were originally produced by the German watchmaker, Sinn, but, in 2002, the partnership ended and Bell & Ross went their own way.

Today they make some truly unique watches.  The square cased watches with highly accurate swiss movements and some amazing dive watches that are resistant up to 1000M.

The Bell & Ross Heritage Ceramic watch is unique, not only in this list, but in just about any lists.  The 42mm case us square, flat black and made of PVD, and with a crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  It also has chronograph function buttons located at the 2 and 4 o'clock positions.  The flat black dial face is accented with hour markers and minute indexes in a sand color, to give it an antiquated look.  The black hands are also tipped in the same sand color.  The brown calfskin band comes with a buckle style clasp, and the watch comes with an additional canvas band, and tools required to change the bands.

The Bell and Ross heritage ceramic has some features that make this unique watch a very useful watch to own.  HH, MM, and second, along with chronograph features make this watch not only appealing to look at but functional as well.

The Bell & Ross BR-CAL.301 movement is a modified ETA 2894-2 movement.  withh 37 Jewels and a 42 hour power reserve, this chronograph movement runs at a 28,800 bph frequency, and gives the hour, minute and small second as well as date.

The Bell & Ross will not fit every ones taste.  It is for the individual who wants to sport something different and unique on their wrist, while still showing a sense of class.  the watch is well built and will serve in most environments.  I personally enjoy the looks of the Bell & Ross watches, which is something of a surprise to me, considering I tend to lean more toward classic looks.

I have seen this watch sell for as low as 3000 dollars, but for as much as 4200, so watch the prices when shopping for one. It seems to vary wildly.

Wrap up

I hope you have enjoyed The 5 best men's watches under 5000 dollars.  I enjoyed searching through watches for hours, to put it together.  And I hope you all come back for my future posts.  These watches, truly are some of the highest quality watches I have found yet.  Any of them will be wonderful choices.

Thank you for reading The best Men's Watches Under blog


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