Men's Watches

Men's Watches

The Best Japanese Watch Brands

From cameras to cars, the West has often looked to the Land of the Rising Sun for innovation. And Japan's mammoth watchmaking industry is no exception. Heck, even the Japanese whisky industry...

What Is A Tachymeter Watch And How Do You Use It?

You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's only in the last 10 years that watches got smart. Calorie tracking, GPS, wifi-enabled poo emojis... it's been a period of rapid wristed development. But...

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...

5 Ways To Spot A Fake Watch

Fake watches are big business. The replica watch market is estimated at around $1bn a year - roughly a twentieth of the legitimate Swiss watch industry. According to some reports, as many...

Types Of Watches: Which One Is Right For You?

Watch jargon can be confusing, especially when all you want to do is find something that suits your own personal style, doesn’t completely rinse your savings account and isn’t so prone to...

10 Of The Best Watches Under £10,000

You’ve scrimped, you’ve saved, you've sold your grandma and now you’ve got a sizeable amount to spend on a watch. Bearing in mind this is the kind of money you could splurge...

The Ultimate Guide To The Rolex Submariner

It is instantly recognisable, ridiculously robust and versatile enough to wear with everything from joggers to dinner jackets. It is the watch every man wishes was in his wardrobe as well as...

The Best Heritage Reissue Watches To Buy In 2021

Plundering the past isn’t a new thing for watch brands; however, recently it seems we’ve reached 'heritage' saturation. Going to the Baselworld or SIHH watch fairs is like walking into a horological...

The Best Quartz Watches For Men 2021

Those who were working in the watch industry in the winter of 1969 probably remember December 25 with a shudder of fear. It was on that day Seiko unveiled its Astron –...

Men’s Christmas Watches Gift Guide 2021

Time is your most precious gift, or so says every sickly sweet inspirational quote on Facebook. But turns out there may be some truth to the cheese-on-toast adage. You just need to...

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’...

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 Ultimate Guide To The IWC Portugieser

Things weren’t looking so great for the watch industry at the beginning of the 1930s. The export business declined dramatically between 1929-1932 thanks to the devastating effects of the Great Depression. For...

The Best Watches Under £200 You Can Buy In 2021

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...

Luxury Watch Brands You Need To Know

Audemars Piguet It was a classic case of having too much work and not enough time to do it that led to Jules-Louis Audemars teaming up with Edward Piguet. Audemars hired Piguet to...

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...

The Best Watches Under £500 You Can Buy In 2021

Generally speaking, a decent watch costs a lot more than the clothes on your back. Sure, £500 is a considerable sum to drop on your wrist, and while that budget could deck...

The Best Diving Watches To Buy In 2021

Look at the wrists around a typical boardroom table, and chances are the watches strapped to them are one of the following: Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, or Panerai anything. All three of them...

The Best Wooden Watches You Can Buy In 2021

Wood may seem a strange material from which to craft a watch. Okay, it is strange - barking, if you'll allow us a terrible pun. There aren't many luxury Swiss watchmakers polishing...

The Swatch Sistem51: The World's Most Affordable Proper Watch

When Swatch hit the big three-O in March 2013, the fashion-watch phenomenon commandeered an entire floor of the Baselworld trade fair, filling it with every single one of their 5,000-or-so watches. Something...

How Luxury Watches Are Tapping Into Streetwear Hype

For years watchmakers were the masters of hype in menswear. Witness the droves of watch fanatics who’d make the pilgrimage to Baselworld every year just to catch a glimpse of a new...

The Best Men's Watches Under £1000

“You get what you pay for,” is always used to justify spending more. Whether it’s cars, meals or winter coats, there is an inherent belief that the more noughts on the price...

Android Watches: The Best Wear OS Watches You Can Buy In 2021

Android Wear had a shaky start in the smartwatch game, with watches coming up short against competitors like Apple, Fitbit and Samsung in size, style, and spec. But a recent re-branding to...

The Best Watch Winders You Can Buy In 2021

There once was a time when a gentleman’s daily ritual involved the winding of his watch. Whether in the morning before leaving for work or in the evening after removing it for...

What Your Watch Actually Says About You

It's overstating things just slightly to claim that it's your watch which says the most about you, as at least one brand's campaign has. What about, you know, your personality? Or your...

The Best Tonneau Watches

Not all wrists are made the same. Nor are tastes. So, despite round cases' near monopoly on the men's watch market, it's good to know there are myriad other shapes on offer...

The Best Fitness Watches You Can Buy In 2021

Few things are tracked as fastidiously as fitness. From beats-per-minute to miles-per-minute, winning, it seems, is all in metrics these days. But you needn’t be a mathlete to compete with the fitness...

The Best Watches Of Baselworld 2019

Baselworld. It may sound like a theme park dedicated to the northwestern Swiss city most famous for hosting Art Basel, but it’s far more exciting than that. At least for people who...

The Best Mecaquartz Watches

Thought the Brexit debate was bad? Try asking the watch world to choose between quartz and mechanical. The former boasts increased accuracy and cheaper maintenance costs. The latter is a product of...

A Beginner’s Guide To Watch Complications

Buying a watch is a complicated business. And that's not a reference to the bewildering array of styles and price points on offer. Because in the world of timepieces, complication means something...
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