Men's Watches

Men's Watches

Watch Straps: The Complete Guide To Every Great Style

Unlike the stack-em-high, sell-em-low mantra of the high street, you don’t buy a watch on impulse. Whether it’s Swiss-made or built in Stoke, anything handcrafted, from minuscule cogs, is going to hit...

The Best James Bond Watches Of All Time

He is the James that needs no introduction. The spy who has been in service to Her Majesty for over 60 years, who has defeated 104 nefarious sorts and still managed to...

The Coolest Watches Ever Made

‘Cool’. One of those prevalent words that loses all meaning and starts to sound weird if you say (or type) it over and over again. But we say it all day every...

How Much Should You Spend On A Watch?

There are two questions that, as a watch critic, I hate being asked. The first comes with alarming frequency, and is this: "What’s your favourite watch?" Often, before my hand can hit...

The Omega Speedmaster Ultimate Guide

Even if you didn’t know any of its history, the Speedmaster would still be a highly desirable watch. In a world of hyperbolic marketing around luxury timepieces, here's a watch that is...

This May Be The Best-Value Diving Watch Ever Made

To understand just how a Japanese watch brand that populates several pages of every Argos catalogue manages to command the respect of the notoriously snobbish watch community, every Swiss CEO worth their...

The Ultimate Guide To The Rolex Daytona

Few watches have attracted a mythology like that of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Named for a city in Florida known as the capital of speed, it is arguably more famous than the...

The Best Military Watches To Buy In 2022

“War, huh, good god. What is it good for?” once asked Edwin Starr. Well, watches for a start, Edwin. Conflict has long been an accelerator of technology and timepieces are no different....

Why Every Stylish Wrist Deserves A Swiss Watch

You've noticed the cheesy Patek Philippe ads, gazed at your boss' Rolex during meetings, maybe even threatened to get your grandfather's pocket watch repaired one day… and now you've saved a bit...

A Guide To Common Watch Repairs

A bit like death and taxes, one of life’s other inevitabilities is that your watch will one day need to be serviced. If you’re not a door man, or you don’t have some...

10 Surprisingly Cheap Watches Under £100

Let’s be honest, buying a watch under £100 doesn’t sound like it’s going to get you a lot; it’s not even enough for a night out in London these days. However, that...

10 Hipster Watch Brands You Need to Know

At face value, the world of watches is dominated by a handful of companies. The banner brands are household names; Rolex is nestled alongside Lexus and Hyundai in Forbes’ list of the...

The Omega Seamaster 300 Ultimate Guide

“The colour blue really suited Pierce,” recalls Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming. “I was dressing him in lots of blue shirts and the blue bezel and dial of the Omega Seamaster matched...

Everything You Need To Know About Chronograph Watches

Considering they're basically jumped-up stopwatches, timepieces with a chronograph function definitely have something about them. Perhaps it's the fact they've been integral to the history of automotive sport, aviation and space travel....

7 Of The Best American Watch Brands

It’s fairly easy, if asked to reel off a list of Swiss watch brands; these days it’s even pretty simple to name a few British and then maybe throw in some Italians...

These Affordable Sea-Faring Watches Are Underwater Treasures

here are few places where man is so brutally exposed to the vagaries of nature than when attempting to control 510kg of carbon fibre through rough seas. This is the world of...

The Beginner’s Guide To Mechanical Watches

There comes a time in everyone’s life when that trusty Swatch you’ve had since you were 15 just doesn’t quite cut it any more. However, the leap from quartz to mechanical can...

The Best Entry-Level Automatic Watches Under £2000

Buying your first ‘proper’ watch – or gifting it, for that matter – has never been easier. There’s the volume of good advice for a start, accessible and understandable outside the murky...

The Best Watches Under £200 You Can Buy In 2022

There’s a longstanding belief that watches under £200 are sub-par. It’s simply not true. While Swiss timepieces boast painstaking craftsmanship - and with it, painful price tags - affordable tickers shouldn’t be...

The Best Vintage Watches And Where To Buy Them

Age improves many things. Men, wine (sometimes), cars and most definitely watches. It’s the primary reason why every watch brand’s R&D department spends half its time covered in book dust down in...

The Best Watches On Kickstarter

Much like a ripple effect, it was a Pebble that started it. Not one made of stone but one made of circuitry and plastic. Back in 2013, California-based smartwatch brand Pebble made...

Tourbillon Watches: An Expert Guide

Do you wear a modern mechanical wristwatch? If so, your pride and joy probably benefits from a clear caseback, perfect for answering those detractors arguing that the words ‘modern’ and ‘mechanical wristwatch’...

The Best Pilot Watches Ever Made

Pilot's watches might strike you as an incredibly specific subgenre. In fact, they were arguably the first watches altogether - for men, at least. In 1904, Louis Cartier designed what became known as...

This Is What Women Really Think Of Men’s Watches

Like sports cars and skyscrapers, big-dick watches are sometimes thought to suggest a man has shortcomings elsewhere. If you’re wearing jewel-encrusted, 46mm monster on your wrist, then it might raise eyebrows for...

The TAG Heuer Monaco: The Ultimate Guide

Its square case is instantly recognisable, its name will forever be associated with one of the Kings of Cool – Steve McQueen – and it certainly doesn’t look 50 years old. The...

The Ultimate Guide To The Breitling Navitimer

Breitling – a brand synonymous with aircraft and flight. And for good reason. Before it made itself an essential piece of a pilot’s toolbox, it made dashboard clocks for planes and military...

The Ultimate Guide To The Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Almost defiantly simplistic, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual could be seen as the purest distillation of everything the brand's founder Hans Wilsdorf wanted to achieve – the creation of the definitive Swiss-made wristwatch....

The Best Running Watches To Buy In 2022

While it might not be the first question on your mind after a punishing run (that should be whether or not you’ll ever feel your jelly legs again), you’re soon going to...

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak: A Guide To The Original Baller Watch

The origin myth of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is as legendary as its design. It’s 1971, and the Swiss watch industry is feeling a little hot under the collar; the Japanese...

The Best Men’s Watches Under £5,000

Once you've dipped your wrist in the world of watches, it can get moreish. Maybe you’ve already saved for your first mechanical watch, or bought something stylish in quartz that you’ve had...
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