Specifications: Case Size: 41mm, Thickness: 14.9mm, Lug to Lug: 50mm, Lug Width: 22mm, Water Resistance: 200m, Movement: Automatic Breitling B01-based Caliber MT5813, Power Storage: 70 hours, Crystal: Sapphire.
While the Tudor Black Bay Chrono is technically more of a sports watch, it really shines as a practical everyday watch, with a practical chronograph complication, and a leather strap for less than $5,000. Like other Tudor Black Bay watches, the Black Bay Chronograph is large on paper, but fits well on many medium-sized wrists. Still, those with smaller wrists may prefer the size of the Black Bay 58. The main selling point of the Black Bay Chronograph is its reliable Breitling B01 movement column-wheel chronograph. The Black Bay Chronograph is more of a luxury with a higher caliber than some of the watches on this list. With a water resistance of 200 meters, the Tudor Black Chrono complements the watchmaking craftsmanship on display and is a statement piece for the everyday wearer.
Specifications: Case Size: 41mm, Thickness: 15mm, Lug to Lug: 50mm, Lug Width: 22mm, Water Resistance: 200m, Movement: In-house Caliber MT5652, Power Reserve: 70 hours , Crystal: Sapphire.
In the same case size as the Black Bay Chronograph, the Black Bay GMT watch is powered by the manufacture movement MT5652 with date and GMT complications. When this model first arrived in consumers’ hands, there were mixed feelings due to the malfunctioning date wheel function of some watches. While Tudor claims it has fixed the problem with the new stock, some have found that the problem remains. However, if you’re in the market for an everyday GMT watch to track a second time zone as life and work go international, you have to keep the Black Bay GMT in mind, especially when it comes to price. The Tudor Black Bay GMT takes some special sauces from sister brand Rolex GMT Master II and translates them into Tudor’s design language. Frankly, it works really well and the price is fair.
Specifications: Case Size: 40mm, Thickness: 13.4mm, Lug to Lug: 50mm, Lug Width: One Piece, Water Resistance: 100m, Movement: In-house Caliber MT5621, Power Reserve: 70 Hours , Crystal: Sapphire.
Many speculate that the Tudor dynasty will stop using the North Banner in the near future, which is a shame as the North Banner has never been given the honor it deserves. The North Flag, marketed as a mountaineering sports watch, was designed with rugged specs and legibility in mind, sort of a modern response to the Tudor Prince Oysterdate Ranger II. Granted, the Beiqi’s design is a bit out of line compared to the more restrained versions of Tudor, and especially Rolex. Nonetheless, the watch remains a great value proposition for the brand, with integrated lugs, power reserve indicator, in-house movement and arrow hour hand, giving the North Flag a unique identity in a sea of vintage-inspired reissue watches identity.
Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph CBM2110.BA0651
Specifications: Case Size: 41mm, Thickness: 16mm, Lug to Lug: 49.5mm, Lug Width: 22mm, Water Resistance: 100m, Movement: Calibre 16 Based on Auto Sellita, Power Reserve: 41 Hours, Crystal: Sapphire.
The birth of the historic TAG Heuer Carrera collection is interesting. Inspired by what at the time was considered the most dangerous race in the world on the open roads of Mexico, the Carrera Panamericana was designed to be the ultimate tool watch for drivers who valued practicality and legibility. The Carrera shown here presents a no-nonsense, modern look in the lineup, while carrying many of the key elements from the original design. Today’s Carrera features a ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale and 100-meter water resistance, easily making it an everyday watch with enough durability to time even the most extreme commutes.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36
Specifications: Case Size: 36mm, Thickness: 10.4mm, Lug to Lug: 46.2mm, Lug Width: 18mm, Water Resistance: 60m, Movement: Auto Sellita Based Caliber 35111, Power Reserve: 42 hours, Crystal: Sapphire.
With a small 36mm diameter, this time-only IWC Pilot watch is best for men, boys and women with smaller wrists. Featuring a beautiful blue sunburst dial and IWC classic pilot’s phone and hour markers, this 36mm pilot’s watch from IWC offers aficionados a rare opportunity to enter the aviation watch genre without having to face what is usually associated with a pilot’s watch. Relevant huge case size. The 36’s case shape is basically the same as the aforementioned Spitfire, with a longer lug-to-lug width, but its leather strap is very hard-wearing, and interestingly, by Santoni, which is a good leather Craftsmanship handmade shoe brand.
Panerai Radiomir Base Logo 45mm
Specifications: Case Size: 45mm, Thickness: 13.5mm, Lug to Lug: 45mm (without wire lugs), Lug Width: 27mm, Water Resistance: 100m, Movement: Internal Manual Winding P . 6000 movement, power reserve: 72 hours, crystal: sapphire.
Going back to Panerai’s basics, the Radiomir Base Logo is an entry-level watch from a brand with an impressive community of enthusiastic enthusiasts called Paneristi. Originally conceived as a diving instrument in 1938 for the 1st Submarine Group Command of the Royal Italian Navy, the Panerai base design has stood the test of time. As a dive watch before a dive watch, the Radiomir doesn’t have a crown guard like most vintage dive watches and is absolutely massive, which makes sense considering the original design philosophy was all about legibility underwater. Fortunately, the modern Radiomir’s 45mm lug-to-lug makes the larger Panerai watch more wearable than you might think.
Panerai Luminor base logo
Specifications: Case Size: 44mm, Thickness: 13.5mm, Lug to Lug: 53mm, Lug Width: 24mm, Water Resistance: 100m, Movement: Internal Manual Winding Caliber P.6000, Powered Storage: 72 hours, Crystal: Sapphire.
Similar to Radiomir, Luminor also presents itself as a gateway drug to the world of Panerai. Compared to the Radiomir, the Luminor collection features the signature oversized crown guard that presses the winding crown against the gasket for improved water resistance. Like the Radiomir series, the Luminor was originally designed as a diving instrument for the Italian Royal Navy in 1949 as a replacement for the often leaking Radiomir. Like the Radiomir, it features Panerai’s signature sandwich dial and plenty of luminescence to maximize legibility at night and underwater. For all of our WWII-era sea commandos, the Panerai Luminor is a solid choice for everyday wear, if you can pull up the size.
Breitling Navitimer Automatic 41
Specifications: Case Size: 41mm, Thickness: 10mm, Lug to Lug: 48mm, Lug Width: 22mm, Water Resistance: 30m, Movement: Auto ETA Based Breitling B17, Power Reserve: 38 Hours, crystal: sapphire.
Like the aforementioned SuperOcean Heritage, the Navitimer Automatic 41 features a stripped-down design based on Breitling’s long-term model, in this case the Navitimer Chronograph. Updated with a modern sunburst blue dial and mirror finish around the bezel, this watch really pops in natural light. Even without a chronograph, the Navitimer Automatic 41 features a two-way slide rule bezel that acts as a wrist calculator to measure standard mileage, speed in kilometers and nautical miles. Combined with a slim 10mm thickness, it’s an everyday watch despite its less impressive 30m water resistance rating.