Best Dive Watches For Men To Buy Under $500 2020

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Having a sturdy dive watch when you are snorkeling or diving enhances your sporting experience and ensures that you won’t have a broken watch after exploring underwater.

Fortunately, there are durable dive watches under $500 that you can purchase and still get the same kind of service from more expensive designer brand watches. These are our best dive watches under $500.

Phoibos Men’s PX002C

The PX002C is a Swiss-made professional diving watch that can be safely used to up to 1000 feet or 300 meters of water.

The 42 mm x 50 mm brushed, polished watch looks every part of a classy men’s watch, but has much more water tolerance that regular dress watches.

It features a Swiss Ronda 515 movement with an analog display, a highly visible date window located at the 3 o’clock position

. Each watch weighs only 180 grams and is manufactured from 316L stainless steel and coupled with a screw-down cap that resists water perfectly.

The cover is made from perfect sapphire crystal, which is scratch-resistant and ensures clarity under any lighting condition.

Orient Men’s ‘Ray II’ Diving Watch

Orient is a Japanese watchmaker that has been producing quality timepieces since the 1950s.

The Ray II is one of this brand’s most popular and practical diving watches because it is well below $500. The Ray II is equipped with automatic movement (F6922 Automatic mechanism) of Swiss origin.

The case measures a substantial 41.55 mm x 13 mm and has a whopping 40 hour power reserve. It has a magnified and clear date window at the 3 o’clock position, and the calendar day can be changed easily by winding the crown.

Released in 2019, the Ray II is a stylish watch with a scratch-resistant mineral crystal display cover and a stainless steel construction. It is water-resistant to a depth of 660 feet.

Tauchmeister XXL T0265

Hefty and larger than life, the Tauchmeister XXL T0265 does not disappoint when it comes to size and heft.

The T0625 is a professional military diving watch with a built-in helium valve, which can be used to release pressure during ascent. It has a second indicator and a calendar date indicator at the 3 o’clock position.

The T0625 is equipped with a Miyota 2115 mechanism developed by CITIZEN WATCH CO, LTD. The massive case measures 52 mm x 15.5 mm, making the T0625 one of the biggest diving watches in our countdown.

To aid in visibility, the analog display (hands and digits) are all luminous for better clarity underwater. The watch is water-resistant to up 3280 feet or 1000 meters.

On top of all these great features, Tauchmeister has been kind enough to outfit the T0625 with a sapphire crystal cover for added durability. Sweet!

Timex Intelligent Quartz Watch T2N720

We can honestly say that in terms of sportiness, the T2N720 takes the crown in the current rundown.

Cast with a beautiful black case and bracelet, the T2N720 has perfect red accents for those gunning for a more youthful look and it also has Indiglo nightlight, a digital compass (North), a built-in digital thermometer that’s capable of evaluating air or water temperature.

The built-in compass is activated by a button, and you have 20 seconds to get the orientation before it deactivates automatically.

The case measures 45 mm x 13 mm, coupled with a durable silicone bracelet that’s perfect for folks who don’t like the feel or heft of stainless steel.

The case is protected by a sapphire crystal cover and the timepiece can washstand water to a depth of 330 feet.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch

Distinctively stylish the way Citizen makes them, the Promaster Diver Watch is a cult classic and occupies a league of its own as a professional diving watch.

The dial has been enlarged for much easier reading, and it is equipped with a multi-directional bezel, large analog clock hands, and perfectly marked hour signs, with a clear calendar window at the 3 o’clock position.

Like all Eco-Drive watches, the Promaster Diver Watch is powered by light and will never require a change of battery.

The case is manufactured from high grade stainless steel and is silver-toned. The band is made from premium smooth rubber, tipped with a buckle closure for a secure fit wherever you may be.

The case cover is mineral crystal (usually just as durable as sapphire crystal covers) and the case measures 48 mm x 19 mm. This bad boy can be submerged to a whopping 990 feet, making it one of the toughest diving watches in the current roster.

Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Collection 6977

Invicta is a Swiss watch brand that hails from Chiasso, Switzerland. It is not as big as the other makers, but it is a Swiss watchmakers and has been around since the mid-1800’s, which makes it one of the oldest and most reliable brands.

Invicta appeal to a broader spectrum of consumers, so they have both really affordable watches and more expensive timepieces for those looking for luxurious timepieces.

The watch in question, the 6977 features a classic Swiss look (two-toned; black and silver), and has a Japanese quartz movement (Caliber-VD53).

Made from high quality stainless steel, the 6977 is an ideal first watch for people who’d like to try snorkeling or diving for the first time.

With a depth resistance of 100 meters or 330 feet, you can be sure that your Invicta can handle the changes in pressure easily and it will lead excellently upon ascent.

Be sure to check out the other watches in the same series if you’re looking for something slightly larger, like the 19825.

Seiko Prospex Special Edition Diving Watch

And finally, we have the sexy Seiko Prospex Diving Watch, which measures a hefty 45 mm x 13.42 mm and has a depth resistance of 200 meters.

This can be considered an intermediate watch for divers, and is a perfect addition to your Seiko collection if you are thinking of trying snorkeling or watersports.

Best Swiss Watches For Men Under $500 2020

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In today’s countdown, we have rounded up the best Swiss watches under $500 so you can start your own collection without breaking the bank.

The Swiss quart movement is unmatched in the world, and it is no small wonder that people want to invest in Swiss-made watches because of their beauty and durability.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s I.N.O.X. Pro Diver Watch

Made with every bit of ingenuity and engineering that is Victorinox is known for the world over, the I.N.O.X. Pro Diver Watch is a majestic timepiece that is worthy of any watch collection. The watch is made from high grade stainless steel, with a distinctive case design that puts it in a league of its own.

The I.N.O.X. has a unidirectional bezel, a count-up scale, and has been tested to be able to withstand 130 extreme endurance homologation tests.

The stainless steel used for this watch is also hypoallergenic and anti-corrosion, which makes the watch a perfect companion for wearers who engage in watercraft, aquatic sports, etc.

This diving watch is also waterproof to a depth of 660 feet.

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Titanium Chrono Atomic Timekeeping Watch

If you love the Citizen signature design and large watches, you’re going to love the Titanium Chrono Atomic. Built for durability and a lifetime of use, this model has a black tachymeter topring, a round guilloche dial, and three separate subdials installed in the heart of the timepiece.

The dial window is protected by tough sapphire crystal, which measures 42 mm. This Eco-Drive watch is powered by high quality Japanese quartz movement and there’s also a power indicator because it does not run on batteries.

When using this watch for the first time, check the battery power, select the city that corresponds to your location and the watch will check for radio signals to adjust the time of the watch. Titanium is tough and light, and the bracelet is durable and best suited for the active lifestyle.

There is an indicator for the remaining reserve power (12 or 24 hours), and the watch is waterproof to a depth of 660 feet.

Tissot Traditional Analog Watch

Collectors looking for something more casual yet elegant, light but durable, will enjoy this modern offering from the leading brand Tissot. Tissot’s engineers have been creating and perfecting timepieces since the 1800s and they bring their expertise to each Tissot watch on the market.

This traditional analog watch has a round form factor, a sapphire crystal window cover, a deployant buckle latch on the bracelet, and a genuine leather bracelet for those who don’t like titanium or stainless steel.

The case measures 42 mm x 7.4 mm, making it one of the thinnest durable watches around. Operated by Japanese quartz movement, this watch is waterproof to a depth of 99 feet.

Invicta Pro Diver

Another professional diving watch worth mentioning from leading brand Invicta.

This award-winning company has created watch that has the heft and durability that you can expect from high end Swiss timepieces. It has a corrugated unidirectional bezel, luminous hands and digit markers, a magnified date window at the three o’clock position and a beautiful 40 mm case with a durable mineral crystal window cover.

The lightweight and durable stainless steel bracelet is secured by a fold-over clasp and an exhibition caseback. Need to take a dive? Not a problem. Since this is a professional diving watch, it was meant to withstand both moisture and the changing pressure associated with descent.

Use this watch with ease and confident to a maximum depth of 660 feet. Take note that this watch does not have a battery as it operates with an automatic mechanism. A total of 130 gears and parts work together to tell time, and the gear train is powered by the wearer’s movement.

Torgoen T9

Hip and youthful without sacrificing quality, the Torgoen T9 is a great choice for those who don’t want the usual bulky design offered by the most popular brands.

There is a light and minimalistic feel associated with the T9, especially when you look closely at the digits and the linear design of the hour and minute hands. It is classic and chic, and perfect for those who are youthful in soul.

The Torgoen T9 is equipped with Swiss movement (Ronda 515.24H) and is water resistant to a depth of 330 feet. The manufacturer has opted to use one of the highest grades of stainless steel (316L) on this watch’s case, and also offers a three year limited warranty.

Bulova Men’s Automatic

The Bulova Men’s Automatic Watch looks every part of a modernized classic, and it possesses this manly charm that exceeds we dare say, the manliness of other Swiss watchmakers.

This may be due to the ultra-fine details of the case, its dimension and symmetry, and the gunmetal tone that just makes the timepiece stand out. Manufactured in the United States, this model comes from Bulova’s Automatic Collection and has a Swiss-powered automatic movement.

Measuring a heftier 46 mm, it is the perfect addition to any Swiss watch collection. The timepiece can be submerged to a depth of 330 feet.

The watch comes with a gunmetal IP stainless steel case, an open aperture black dial with silver tone accents, black inner dial ring, and exhibition caseback, and a 40 hour power reserve. The 40 hour power reserve is definitely something to consider as most Swiss automatic watches can only guarantee twelve to twenty hours of reserve power.

Movado Quartz Stainless Steel Watch

Movado is known for the its sun marker at the 12 o’clock position and a very minimalistic take on case design.

But don’t be deceived: Movada has long been multi-awarded in the international watch making community, and is especially known for its hyper-modern take on watch design.

This model measure 43 mm, a leather bracelet, a brushed gunmetal stainless steel case, a sunray dial, and water resistance to a depth of 99 feet. It’s alright for splashes of water but is not suitable for diving.

Best Dress Watches For Men Under $500 2020

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Let’s take a look at some of the best men’s dress watches that you can find under $500 dollars.

Dress watches are sophisticated and minimalistic, and are called so because they can be matched easily with suits, jackets, and other formal attires.

Before the twentieth century, dress watches were reserved for women, but as time moved forward, fashion sensibilities changed, and watchmakers began creating dress watches for men, too.

Brands like Cartier and Patek Philippe innovated and relapsed to the market the first models of dress watches that turned into instant classics (and they are very collectible too).

If you are interested in buying a dress watch too, we’ve rounded up the best of the best dress watches under $500 from different brands so you can have that great air of elegance and simplicity without breaking the bank.

TRIWA Falken Men’s Minimalist Dress Watch

TRIWA (Transforming the Industry of Watches) is an innovative watch studio founded by four friends in 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden. TRIWA watches are sold all over the world, from Stockholm to Tokyo, and now, it can also be yours when you grab it online.

The Falken dress watch is striking for combining two distinct worlds together: the minimalistic world of the dress watch and the distinctively bold and brave lines that can only be attributed to the touch of the Swede in watchmaking.

The organic brown leather strap comes direct from a Swedish tannery, and the case is manufactured from the highest and best type of stainless steel for watchmaking – the 316L.

This watch has been tested to withstand up to 5 ATM of pressure, and it is a beautiful timepiece with its its Roman numeral markings, deep blue dial background and silver-played watch hands. The polished buckle closer ensures a snug and comfortable fit, and the brown leather strap is a joy to match with jackets and suits.

Orient Bambino Version III

Nothing about the Bambino Version III is lightweight. Designed by a respected manufacturer in the industry, this model clearly revives the classic look that made the world fall in love with dress watches in the first place.

Released in 2017, the Bambino Version III has a round form-factor and the dial window is protected by a high quality, domed mineral crystal cover that is scratch and impact resistant. The case measures 41 mm x 12 mm, and the bezel is made from high grade stainless steel.

Pick the Orient Bambino Version III if you’d like something classy and hypoallergenic, with all the substance that you might need for a night out with the ladies.

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch

Who wouldn’t love to add an Eco-Drive to their dress watch collection? This model has bold, classic lines, and a fullness that makes it impossible to resist if you are going to a formal affair.

Made from stainless steel, the case looks imposing with its premium digits and signature Japanese quartz movement. The watch comes with a high end, genuine leather bracelet with buckle closure, as well as a water resistance to up to 99 feet.

The stainless steel case measures 40 mm x 9 mm and weighs just 1.6 ounces.

Fossil Quartz Stainless Steel Leather Chronograph

Fossil is a formidable champ in the men’s watches division, and they never seem to run out of ideas on how to make something beautiful even more memorable and enjoyable to wear.

This timepiece is a glowing testament to Fossil engineering and it is definitely a pretty watch to add to any growing collection of dress watches.

As expected, there are emphasized digits, large hour and minute hands, and there is also a beautiful contrast between the dial and background which makes it even easier to tell time.

The case is round rose gold, and is paired with a genuine blue leather band. It has a stopwatch functionality, and three different dials for tracking hours, minutes, and seconds.

Vincero Kairos Wrist Watch

Upbeat and memorable, that’s how we see Vincero’s current lineup of dress watches for men.

The Kairos has a deep classic look to it that rivals even the most expensive brands of watches. It doesn’t look light or cheap, and the workmanship, balance and symmetry are just beautiful.

The dial on this watch is slim and sophisticated, which runs true to the classic tradition of what dress watches should look like.

Vincero manufactured the Kairos with surgical grade stainless steel, making it durable and hypoallergenic.

Despite its price, you will be happy to know that the manufacturer has outfitted this very affordable watch with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to protect the dials.

This timepiece has been tested to withstand a maximum of 10 ATM of pressure, and it is operated by a sturdy Japanese Miyota quartz movement.

Seiko Stainless Steel Solar Watch

What is just as good as automatic movement? Solar power. The SNE102 is a round dress watch for men that have dark blue dial baton, and a beautiful two-tone case that measures 39 mm.

So this watch is definitely smaller than your usual dress watch, but that makes it lighter and easier on the wrist. Powered by Japanese quartz movement, the embossed leather band is a joy to wear and is very durable.

Perfect for wearers on the go. Surprisingly, despite being a dress watch, Seiko has made this model water resistant to up to a depth of 330 feet, making as water-resistant as more expensive professional dive watches. Such is the wonder of Japanese engineering.

Stuhrling Original Men’s Minimalist Dress Watch

Stuhrling definitely brings something new to the table with this minimalist model that looks as bright and cheery as the morning. It definitely has a beautiful vintage feel to it, but it also looks modern and hip enough for any party.

This watch is powered by an ultra precise VD77 Japanese quartz movement and is covered by the manufacturer’s comprehensive warranty.

The watch comes with a unique 24 hour subdial at the 12 o’clock position and the bright contrasting background is perfect for folks who want better clarity when reading time.

The case measures 42 mm x 9 mm, and is made from stainless steel. The dial window is made from Krysterna crystal.

Reviews of the Best Rado Watches For Men 2020

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This is our review of the best rado watches you can buy.

Rado is a Swiss watchmaker based in Lengnau, Switzerland. The company prides itself in being a globally recognized Swiss watch brand, and it produces about half a million watches annually.

Rado watches are stylish and durable, and are perfect for men who are looking for a different kind of approach to outfitting themselves with the perfect watch.

If you have been looking for a good watch that is not from the most popular brands, Rado is definitely an ideal choice.

Rado Hyperchrome

The Rado Hyperchrome collection focuses on expressing the Rado legacy of craftsmanship and care in selecting and utilizing materials. Hyperchromes are all-occasion watches built for the test of time.

There are over 70 different models in this collection, each one offering something different, and allowing for watch lovers to enjoy the diversity of Rado workmanship. Rado’s monobloc cases are made from high tech ceramic, resulting in great durability, more comfortable use, and best of all, beauty, that the wearer deservers.

Models with injected ceramic are ideal for those who wish to diverge from the more classical weight and feel of watches with stainless steel cores. Hyperchrome models are equipped with plasma ceramos material for the monobloc casing and have a Rado Calibre 650 automatic movement mechanism with a 38 hour reserve. Hyperchromes are water-resistant to a depth of 330 feet, which makes it ideal for light swimming and showering, but not diving.

Rado Diamaster

The Rado Diamaster collection has a dizzying array of dial designs that exceeds what the brand has established so far with its other collections.

From beautiful linear covers to blue dual-dial designs, pick a watch from the Rado Diamaster collection if you want something truly unique and ‘never been done, never been seen before.’

According to the company website, the Diamaster collection pulls inspiration from classic, old school watches – the simplicity, durability, and painstaking craftsmanship handed down to the younger generations from the original Swiss watchmakers.

This collection has everything you will ever need: elegant, masculine, supersized – the list goes on and on. So whatever you may need, there is always a Rado Diamaster that is perfect for the job.

Rado True

If you are looking for something contemporary, modern, and sleek that speaks to youth and current fashion, there’s Rado True.

True is a collection of handsome watches that look the part of the classic, elegant watch, but have bold designs that you just know are built for those with youthful spirits and sensibilities.

Models from this series have streamlined curves, slim form factors, accentuated bracelets, and more. The Rado True is an award-winning collection, making every piece from this series a top notch addition to any watch collection.

Available in 30 mm or 40 mm cases, you can choose from models with diamonds, mother of pearl, or monocolor. Available colors are onyx black, virginal white, and injected ceramic.

As was already mentioned in a previous collection, Rado’s high tech ceramic technology ensures a more comfortable fit and wear, without sacrificing the durability of the timepiece.

Rado True Thinline

True enough, Rado True inspired the True Thinline collection that, according to the company, is Rado’s slimmest ceramic collection yet.

The quartz models measure a mere 4.9 millimeters, and it took the world by engineering storm back in 2011, when it was first unveiled as a part of the Rado collection.

Unlike classic watches for men, the casing of the Rado Thinline is plasma ceramic, which gave the manufacturer a lot of leeway when it came to reducing the dimensions and heft of the watch.

The company assures customers that while the True Thinline collection’s selling point is having less heft, it is still as durable and scratch-resistant as other models from other collections.

This collection’s timepieces are wonderfully minimalistic, and you can choose luxuriant details such as mother of pearl, rose gold colored accents, and diamonds.

The watches are definitely light, but not only that, they feel really good on the skin when worn.

Rado Ceramica

The Rado Ceramica collection is an iconic series because of its square form factor, sleek lines, and ultra modern design. The collection features the strongest lines, a curved silhouette, and is bets worn if you’d like to stand out from the crowd.

Measuring 30 mm x 41.7 mm, it weighs just 120 grams but it brings so much aesthetic value to the table. Manufactured with Rado’s patented injected ceramic, the face is covered with scratch-resistant sapphire and can be submerged to a depth of up to 30 meters.

The bracelet is made from linked ceramic and it has a fixed bezel, silver hands, and index hour markers. Ceramicas are minimalistic, but they are inspiring and will stand on their own in terms of modern expressiveness.

Rado Centrix

At the core of the Rado Centrix collection are the open-heart timepieces that prove that it’s what is inside that truly counts. All Centrix watches are self-winding, and have a patented automatic movement mechanism that is truly ecologically friendly.

The analog display and open heart are protected by scratch-resistant sapphire. The case is manufactured from stainless steel, with a skeletal dial.

Centrix watches can be submerged to up 30 meters, and is fine if splashed with a little water. They cannot be worn while showering, swimming, or diving.

Take note that Rado Centrix models are varied and not all of them are open-heart timepieces. Some models, like Jubile, are gold plated and have more conventional designs.

Rado Coupole

Rado Coupole watches are timeless classics. With sleek lines, bold designs, and stainless steel construction, they are best for watch aficionados who want a modern take on the classic men’s watch.

Made with multiple dial configurations and semi-open heart construction, Coupoles are striking for both minimalists and classic watch lovers.

Coupoles have a self-winding mechanism, are eco-friendly, and have a date calendar window. These watches are water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters, making them perfect for washing and aquatic sports, but not for diving.

Best Nickel-Free Watches for Men With a Metal Allergy

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Having a nickel or metal allergy in general means you can’t really wear men’s watches that are mostly stainless steel or metal, to begin with. To help our readers who are struggling with this type of allergy, we have come up with our top list of best, nickel-free watches for men with metal allergy.

These watches have been picked for their classiness, design, sturdiness, and features. We’ve also focused on featuring the most durable watches that can be used not only in the office, but also outdoors – while watercrafting, snorkeling, etc.

Please do your own research before buying as having an allergy is serious and we can make mistakes when doing our research or if a company changes there watch style at a later date.

Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Perpetual Chrono

This silver tone diving watch is made from titanium, and is a tough timepiece that’s perfect for general use. It has a black tachymeter topring, and a guilloche dial, with an additional three subdials.

The dial window is made from shiny sapphire that prevents reflection for easier viewing, and the timepiece is completely encased by a tough titanium case.

You can select the correct time zone while you travel. The watch can receive radio signals for the right time and date, which can then be used to automatically select the time and date.

The watch has a push-button clasp lock, and can withstand submersion to up to 666 feet. The Perpetual Chrono is alright for water sports, water crafting, swimming, and showering, but not for deep diving.

Seiko Men’s SGG729 Titanium Bracelet Watch 

The SGG729 is slim, lightweight, with a slightly smaller titanium case at 37 mm. Nonetheless, this watch is an instant classic with its sapphire cover, dark timepiece, and titanium arms. It also has a calendar window (date and day).

Pick the SGG729 if you want a lighter watch that has all the classiness of a dress watch, with the best price, too. Safe for submersion to up to 330 feet, this makes it safe for swimming and showering.

Casio Men’s Sport Analog Watch

If you want a timepiece with clear digits, a large readout, and a resin build, pick this watch. Waterproof to up to 330 feet, this watch is perfect for watersports, watercrafting, swimming, and a snorkeling.

The watch case and strap are both made of tough resin, and there’s a calendar window with date and day.

The case has perfect substance and bulk (since this is a sports watch), so you shouldn’t have to worry about knocking or cracking the display when you’re busy loving life.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s I.N.O.X. Pro Diver Watch 

Victorinox has long been known for excellent Swiss knives and other survival gear, so it should come as no surprise that they also have akickass I.N.O.X. Pro Diver Watch in the market – made of titanium, no less!

The I.N.O.X. has a 45 mm grey case and dial, matched to a heavy duty rubber strap. This timepiece meets the requirements of the most stringent nihs 92-11 Swiss watchmaking standards.

Bundled with genuine Swiss-quartz movement, the I.N.O.X. can withstand up to 660 feet of submersion and is perfect for demanding, daily use.

Bertucci 12022 A-2T Original Classics Field Watch

If you are looking for a durable field watch for daily use that’s light on the pocket and on the wrist, check out the Bertucci 12022 A-2T.

This field watch features an all-metal inner construction, matched with Bertucci’s signature two-ply nylon band for added comfort.

Your metal allergy should be no problem as the bracelet is made of nylon. This field watch can also survive 330 feet of submersion, and can be used for showering and swimming without risking damage to its mechanism.

Invicta Men’s 0420 Pro Diver Automatic Watch

Invicta has always been competitive with its larger and pricier men’s watches, and the Pro Diver is no different – it features a shiny titanium construction, a massive display, a 24-jewel Japanese quartz movement, and a mineral crystal cover for durability and better visibility of time.

The date window has also been magnified for easier viewing, and the black dial is luminescent to make it easier for you to tell time even in pitch black conditions.

Since this is a diving watch, it can resist water pressure for up to 660 feet, so feel free to use it when you’re angling for fish or surfing.

Casio Men’s Pro Trek PRW2500T Tough Solar Digital Sport Watch

With beautiful stencils and a clear-as-day digital display, the PRW2500T comes as close to perfection as you can get with rugged digital watches.

The all-titanium construction makes it extremely durable but lightweight, and it keeps time through a multi-band atomic timekeeping mechanism, too.

The Pro Trek runs on solar power, and display tide and moon data automatically. There’s also a digital compass, thermometer, altimeter, and barometer – perfect for adventures in all elevations.

On full charge, the battery can last anywhere from five to twenty three months. The watch comes equipped with a solar panel that charges the special battery on the go.

Mido Ocean Star Captain V Titanium Watch

Simple and refined, this is how the Mido Ocean Star projects itself. The basic titanium finish is perfect for a basic analog watch, and the clear display is excellent for people who want time in a snap.

Mido is a Swiss watchmaker, and focuses on upholding the stringent standards of Swiss watchmaking in every model.

Skagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch

The most interesting aspect of the Skagen Connected is that it looks every bit a classic, analog watch, but then it delivers notifications from your smartphone.

The watch also tracks your fitness data, while maintaining its job as a timepiece. The Skagen Connected can withstand up to 100 feet, and works with both Android and iOS devices.

Patented low-power technology conserves battery power while staying connected to your devices to fulfill its smart watch functions. A single change of battery can last up to six months – no need to change batteries until the devices notifies you that a battery change is needed.

Back From The Future: Cool Men’s Watches in 2020

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Looking for an awesome watch to cap off the year? Getting a new watch is always a good idea – because you can’t ever have too many watches (like you can’t have too many fountain pens, but that’s another story).

This is our 2019 rundown of the best watches for men, with our theme “back from the future.”

Apple Watch Series 4

The ubiquitous Apple Watch has evolved so much from Series 1 that it’s now more of a personal assistant than just a watch.

This relatively tiny piece of Apple engineering features the largest Apple display from Series 1, and an electrical heart sensor to help monitor your progress while performing your fitness endeavors.

The shiny metal construction fits with every kind of look, and is the perfect accompaniment both in the gym and in the office. It’s also possible to share activities with family and friends, engage in head to head fitness competitions, and more.

Let’s not forget that the Apple Watch can make calls, open messages, stream Apple Music, and your favorite Apple Podcasts. It is independent of your phone, but also works seamlessly with other devices if you want it to.

POLAR Ignite

The POLAR Ignite reminds us of the clean, sci-fi vibe of the seventies, minus the kitsch beeps and bops. This timepiece features a clean, glass finish, a silver border, and a waterproof bracelet perfect for watercrafting and other sporty endeavors.

It also carries with it Polar Precision Prime Heart Rate technology, which according to the manufacturer, “sets the standard for optical heart rate accuracy.”

POLAR Ignite also comes with the Polar Fit Spark Daily Training Guide so you can get the best possible workouts with your new POLAR watch. It has an integrated GPS with route tracking, and it can be used to send messages and make phone calls.

And when you lay down at night, the POLAR Ignite still works hard in tracking your activity so you will now if you’re making progress with your lifestyle changes. All in all, POLAR Ignite is a pretty comprehensive timepiece for fitness and adventuring.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a fitness timepiece that focuses on tracking your workouts, sleep pattern, and stress levels.

It has a simpler interface than the Apple Watch, but remains a superior choice if you’re looking for a digital watch to pair with your Samsung handset, or any other handset with fitness apps installed.

The timepiece has a minimalistic design, is dustproof, and has a simple strap that doesn’t scream for attention, and is constructed with military precision and durability. It is NFC-compatible and works well with both Apple and Android handsets. Comes in green, black, silver, and rose gold.

SEIKO Astron

The SEIKO Astron is touted by the manufacturer as the “world’s first solar GPS watch,” and is one of the heftiest timepieces from the brand as of writing.

The Astron communicates with GPS networks globally to obtain accurate time, and features a high speed time transfer feature and adjustment, so you will have the right time when shifting from one time zone to another. The time transfer function changes both the home and destination dials on the mechanical display.

The Astron comes from 5X Series of high-end watches from SEIKO, which includes the Novak Djokovic Limited Edition, Executive Sports Line, and Executive Line.

Tissot T Touch Expert Solar II Men’s Analog-Digital Watch

The Tissot T Touch is our contender for rugged watches in our countdown. Built with a solid yet lightweight titanium case, the T Touch comes equipped with a comfortable rubber strap and a bi-directional ceramic bezel.

The pure black dials are highly luminescent, affording the wearer clear and accurate time readings even in pitch black conditions.

It is a hybrid timepiece that has a classic mechanical construction melded with digital technology. The digital display that complements that classic mechanical construction displays the altimeter, alarm settings, and the additional timer subdials.

The face of the timepiece is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and the watch is water-resistant to up to 100 meters or 330 feet.

The T Touch is a sporty timepiece that comes with other useful functions: compass, barometer, altimeter, perpetual calendar, stopwatch, and timer function. An well-balanced, all-in-one watch that provides the best experience from both the classic world of watches and the disruptions of the digital world.

Suunto Traverse Alpha Digital

The Suunto Traverse reminds us so much of the classic rugged watches of the yesteryears with its stylish analog display. The black and white monitor provides the perfect visibility for tracking routes, and the watch’s heavy construction is a sure hit for people who want a watch that can withstand impact, rain, and sun.

The Traverse is mainly an activity tracker that comes with Training & Outdoor functions, and works seamlessly with GPS networks and GLONASS Navigation.

Weighing 16 ounces, and with a case diameter of 50 millimeters, we recommend the Traverse for people who don’t like the bulkiness of G-Shock but would still like GPS/GLONASS Navigation features.

Braun Men’s Prestige Swiss Quartz Watch

Braun’s Prestige is a Swiss quartz digital watch that has a countdown feature, and a 100-year perpetual calendar setup, complete with day.

The Prestige’s display is also able to convey information in five different languages, and is water-resistant to up to 99 feet. It is constructed with a grey, stainless-steel band and a 37-mm stainless steel case that completes the professional look. It’s stylish and chic, and is also the winner of the Red Dot Awards.

Casio G-Shock GF-8250CM-2JR

The Casio G-Shock Frogman is one of three current GShock collections of chronographs that are built for adventuring and sports. The G-Shock Camouflage Frogman features a refreshing new face architecture, futuristic lines, and a solid hard plastic construction fit for submersion.

It is water-resistant to up 200 meters, and comes with a dive timer, tide & moon graphs, tough solar power assembly, and is imported directly from Japan. The Frogman is self-charging, and continues to be an inspirational G-Shock model for wearers looking for that extra functionality and the convenience of not having to change batteries anymore.