Looking for the best men’s watches as a gift for yourself or someone special?
It can be hard to know which is the best men’s watch to buy. Lucky for you, we’ve tested hundreds of watches for style, performance, and value for money.
Read on to discover the very best men’s watches you can buy in 2022. Let’s get started
Top pick: Continental by Oliver Coen
The Continental by Oliver Coen wins the best men’s watch under $500 award, not just because it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful, but because it also comes with something quite remarkable…
Oliver Coen crafts their watches in the most advanced watch facility in the world to achieve astonishing levels of precision and reliability.
They back up their claim by offering a lifetime warranty, so should anything happen to the watch, they will repair or replace it for free. This puts the Continental in a league of its own in terms of value for money, but let’s move on to the design of the watch.
The stunning timepiece features a surgical-grade stainless steel case. The sophisticated dial displays a wealth of information while remaining effortlessly readable.
The exceptional design, build quality, and lifetime warranty combine to make the Continental the best men’s watch under $500.
Rating: 9.8 /10
Buy from: www.olivercoen.com
Runner-up: Helvetica No1 Light by Mondaine
If our top pick is sold or you want a similarly attractive watch, consider Mondaine’s Helvetica watch.
Inspired by the font which was designed by Swiss designer Max Miedinger, the Helvetica No1 Light is a charmingly understated watch.
Rating: 8.7 /10
Buy from: www.mondaine.com
Budget pick: BN0032 by Braun
Not many people know the German brand famous for electric shavers, have been making watches for over 40 years.
The BN0032 features on our guide to the best men’s watches due to it’s clean, modern design and relatively cheap price.
Rating: 8.2 /10
Buy from: www.braun-clocks.com
Also great: SGEH67P1 by Seiko
Another company who gives two fingers to catchy model names. Seiko is one of the world’s most respected watch companies and often the starting point for budding watch collectors.
The SGEH67P1 is a beautiful watch combining monochrome tones with a classic dial.
Rating: 7.9 /10
Buy from: www.seikousa.com
The best of the rest…
Everytime by Tissot, $300
Tissot introduced the first mass-produced pocket watch in 1853 and have been making reliable watches ever since.
The Swiss made Everytime features a classic design which will age beautifully, therefore earning its place on our best men’s watch guide.
Rating: 7.4 /10
Buy from: www.tissotshop.com
Swatch Night Flight, $200
The Night Flight takes inspiration from the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, making it the best affordable alternative.
Made in Switzerland, the men’s watch features a black chronograph dial homed in a classic stainless steel case.
Rating: 6.9 /10
Buy from: www.swatch.com
C40 by Uniform Wares, $465
If prominent branding isn’t your thing, Uniform Wares is the best watch for you.
The irresistibly clean and logo-free dial is paired with an Italian nitrile rubber strap. An elegant, minimal, luxury timepiece.
Rating: 6.7 /10
Buy from: www.uniformwares.com