When we talk about watches, one of the most important elements to evaluate is the type of movement. Automatic watches are the most representative in the world of enthusiasts, mostly because they remain faithful to the historical tradition of this sector.
Today, we will try to determine which automatic watches are the best. In most cases, this type of model is intended for a male audience, but we will also mention automatic watches for women. In making the final choice, one cannot help but evaluate price as well, both for cheap and expensive automatic watches.
The materials with which they are made represent another element to be taken into consideration. Many are the materials used by the best watch brands, including steel, titanium, ceramic, gold, and platinum for the most luxurious ones.
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- 1 Ranking the Best Automatic Watches
- 2 Automatic Men’s Watches
- 3 Seiko Automatic Watch
- 4 Seiko 5 Sports SRPE51K1 Automatic
- 5 Seiko 5 Sports SRPG27K1
- 6 Orient Tristar Automatic Watch
- 7 Timex Automatic Watch
- 8 GLYCINE – COMBAT Automatic Watch
- 9 Automatic Orient Watch 21 Jewels
- 10 Citizen Automatic NY0100-50XE
- 11 Tissot GENTLEMAN T127.407.11.051.00
- 12 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual
- 13 Swiss Automatic Watch
- 14 Cheap Automatic Watch
- 15 Hamilton Automatic Watch
- 16 Orient Mako Automatic Watch
- 17 Longines Automatic Watch
- 18 Omega Automatic Watch
- 19 Citizen Automatic Watch
- 20 Diver Automatic Watch
- 21 Tissot Automatic Watch
- 22 Automatic Ladies’ Watch
- 23 Maserati Automatic Watch
- 24 Automatic Watch with Leather Strap
- 25 Sub Automatic Watch
- 26 Bulova Automatic Watches
- 27 Lorenz Automatic Watch
- 28 Swiss Economical Automatic Watch
- 29 Automatic Watch with Fabric Strap
- 30 Philip Watch Automatic Watch
- 31 Fossil Automatic Watch
- 32 Particular Automatic Watch
- 33 Vintage Automatic Watch
- 34 Military Automatic Watch
- 35 Titanium Automatic Watch
- 36 Automatic Mido Watch
- 37 Sector Automatic Watch
- 38 Automatic White Dial Watch
- 39 Russian Automatic Watch
- 40 Festina Automatic Watch
- 41 Thin Automatic Watch
- 42 Automatic Watch under 500 dollars
- 43 Elegant Automatic Watch
- 44 Red Locman Automatic Watch
- 45 Automatic Seiko 5 Watch
- 46 Steel Automatic Watch
- 47 Anti-magnetic Automatic Watch
- 48 Emporio Armani Automatic Watch
- 49 Automatic Watch under 1,000 dollars
- 50 GMT Automatic Watch
- 51 Sports Automatic Watch
- 52 Automatic Skeleton Watch Rado
- 53 Eberhard & co Automatic Watch
- 54 Automatic Watch under 300 dollars
- 55 Automatic Watch with Moon Phases
- 56 But how does an automatic watch work?
- 57 Final considerations and opinions
Ranking the Best Automatic Watches
Now that you know which topics we’re going to discuss, all you have to do is analyze our special list. With many models to choose from – from the cheapest to the most expensive; from men’s watches to women’s watches – the list is not in order of importance; instead, each model reflects a category. We have therefore tried to offer an overview of models of all different kinds and that meet different needs. Let’s look at the first model now:
Automatic Men’s Watches
The Seiko 5 Sport SRPD55K1 is one of the best automatic and cheap men’s watches that can be found on the market. It is characterized by a movement with 24 jewels with 2 further complications, including the day of the week and date of the month displayed at 3 o’clock.
The case and strap are made of steel, giving it a sporty character, thanks also to its water resistance of up to 10 bar and the black unidirectional rotating bezel that make it ideal for diving enthusiasts.
We recommend the purchase of this model by virtue of the quality of its components, in addition to the really cheap price.
Seiko Automatic Watch
Another watch from the Seiko brand, one of the most famous Japanese watch brands. A particular feature that distinguishes this model is the color of the blue-red bezel, which in the world of enthusiasts is more commonly called “Pepsi” by virtue of the colors being similar to the brand of drinks. It is re-proposed on one of the most successful models, the Rolex GMT Master Pepsi.
Ideal for those looking for a sports watch to be worn both in everyday life and in sports environments, the blue dial makes the indexes clearly visible in any circumstance, even in night environments, thanks to the luminescence of the indicators.
The price is currently on offer, making it an excellent choice for those looking for an automatic watch with an unmatched quality / price ratio.
Seiko 5 Sports SRPE51K1 Automatic
Among the new automatic watches that you have to consider, there is certainly the new Seiko 5 Sports range, watches with an excellent quality / price ratio, wearable daily and with technical features that make them suitable for any need.
The Seiko 5 Sports SRPE51K1 model is characterized by a silver-colored steel case and strap. The dial is available in different colors, and the one proposed in this list is the smoke gray model.
The case has a diameter of 40mm, an optimal size for any wrist, from the smallest to the largest, while the dial is characterized by hours, minutes, and seconds hands that glow in the dark, and a date window at 3 o’clock.
The transparent caseback and the impermeability conclude the salient features of this model with a price of just over 200 dollars.
Seiko 5 Sports SRPG27K1
If you are looking for a less sporty Seiko 5 sports watch with more classic lines, you can opt for the reference SRPG27K1, characterized by a circular case without bezel, and a dial that is very reminiscent of aviator models, thanks also to the indications with numbers: they are a large size, and white on a black background, ideal for excellent visibility at first glance.
This model is also equipped with an automatic movement with the possibility of manual winding, with a power reserve of 41 hours.
Among the other features supplied we can list the following:
- Curved Hardlex
- LumiBrite on hands and indexes
- Strap with triple folding clasp with push-button release
- Screw-down and transparent caseback
All this at an affordable price of around 250 dollars.
Orient Tristar Automatic Watch
The Orient Tristar RA-AB0019L19B is a watch still little known by the masses, despite being probably one of the best automatic watches for quality / price ratio. In fact, with a price of just over 100 dollars, it is possible to wear a real automatic watch with a mechanical movement that is genuinely “Made in Japan.”
It can be purchased in different color schemes, the most chameleonic being the blue one, with gold-colored markers and decorations on the dial.
Its dimensions of 39mm diameter and 11mm thickness are really interesting, since they are adaptable to any kind of wrist, even the female wrist.
The watch also has a date window at 3 o’clock, for both weekday and the day of the month.
Timex Automatic Watch
The Timex Navi Xl is an automatic watch ideal for those looking for a sturdy yet comfortable watch, suitable for excursions and extreme activities.
Its black leather strap makes it easily adaptable to the wrist, with visible stitching at the top near the lugs.
The dial is black with both 12-hour and 24-hour indications, with indexes and hands covered with luminescent material. This allows excellent readability, even at night.
At 3 o’clock, you will find the date window with a magnifying glass, as seen on the most famous Rolex models – an element difficult to find on watches in this price range.
The price of this automatic watch is just over 200 dollars but it is justified by its characteristics. It has also received positive opinions from experts, making it a great watch to buy.
GLYCINE – COMBAT Automatic Watch
A little-known brand but with excellent technical characteristics is Glycine, a Swiss brand that produces watches with a really interesting quality / price ratio, as is the case of the Combat series, with prices that are around 500 dollars.
The GL0076 model is characterized by a sporty style and is suitable for multiple uses, thanks to its water resistance up to 20 bar and its sturdy steel case.
The dial offers excellent readability, thanks to large white numerals on a smoky black dial.
The movement is automatic and adjustable via the crown at 3 o’clock, making this a real gem.
If you are looking for a watch that is distinguishable from the crowd, then this is the watch for you.
Automatic Orient Watch 21 Jewels
The Orient Mako 3 is one of the best watches in terms of quality / price, equipped with a movement of excellent Japanese quality. The style is modern and suitable for a sporty look; the black bezel adds a certain elegant linearity that also allows it to adapt to different looks.
The sapphire crystal that covers the dial, together with the materials with which the case and strap are made, make it robust and immune to knocks.
A watch suitable for wearing in 2019 thanks to the youthful look. Buyers may also be motivated by the watch’s low price relative to its quality.
Citizen Automatic NY0100-50XE
Among the best-known brands, we cannot fail to mention Citizen. Among the many automatic watches of exquisite workmanship offered by this brand, you can find the Citizen Automatic NY0100-50XE, a very sporty model available in different colors. Among the most interesting colors is the satin green model, which is the one we have chosen to display.
At first glance, a sporty character is immediately evident. This is aimed at all lovers of automatic diver’s watches – that is, watches intended for all diving enthusiasts.
Its water resistance reaches 20 bar, a resistance that makes it ideal also for professional diving.
The case and strap are made of titanium, a material that makes it lighter and more resistant, both in titanium color, while the rotating bezel is green like the dial.
The price of just over 300 dollars makes it an excellent watch, as evidenced by the many positive opinions received.
Tissot GENTLEMAN T127.407.11.051.00
Among the most elegant automatic watches, we cannot fail to mention the Tissot GENTLEMAN, a unique style of model with clean lines.
It has a steel case and strap very similar to sports watches, but its dial makes it very elegant, thanks to the satin silver-colored hands and indicators on a black dial.
The glass that covers the dial, and the transparent caseback which allows you to view the mechanical movement in operation, are both in sapphire.
At 3 o’clock, we find the crown that allows you to set the hands and the date.
The Tissot brand has a Swiss manufacturer, so we are talking about a high-end watch with a cost of less than 1000 dollars – to be precise, about 800 dollars, which is ideal for those looking for a quality watch at an affordable cost.
If you are looking for a luxury watch from a renowned brand, you can opt for a classic Rolex Oyster-Perpetual, which can be purchased with a budget of around 5000 dollars.
The M124300-0002 model can be one of the solutions, with a classic black dial with silver-colored indications and a sober style, suitable for use on any occasion.
Swiss Automatic Watch
In discussing the most interesting Swiss automatic watches, we cannot fail to mention the Hamilton Khaki Field, a model with a long tradition, highly appreciated by watch lovers.
This model is characterized by a simultaneously sober and sporty design. The case and strap are made of stainless steel, while the black dial and the white numbering make it easy to read in all circumstances. Indeed, it is no coincidence that this model was born for use in extreme environments.
The Swiss automatic movement, which powers 3 hands for seconds, minutes, and hours, has an additional complication set up at 12 o’clock to keep track of the date of the month and the day of the week. The power reserve is among the best on the market, exceeding 60 hours.
Cheap Automatic Watch
Those with a very limited budget can buy one of the best automatic watches at an economical cost: the Pro Diver, an Invicta watch . It comes with a Japanese movement, a date display, and waterproofing up to 200 meters / 660 feet – features that are commonly found on watches with a cost higher than 500 dollars, yet are included in this model even considering its price of just over 100 dollars.
The design is among the most common and appreciated by fans; it bears a strong the resemblance to the Rolex Submariner, making it a highly requested watch thanks to its low cost.
The 40mm case diameter is average, which makes it suitable for any type of wrist. And thanks to the rotating bezels, the chronograph function also makes it suitable for keeping track of time intervals.
Hamilton Automatic Watch
Hamilton automatic watches are among the most appreciated timepieces thanks to their excellent quality and affordable prices, which makes them a cross between inexpensive and expensive / luxury watches.
In this model, the strap is made of black leather, which makes it comfortable in all circumstances, and markedly light as well. The robust 38mm case, on the other hand, is made of steel, and the sapphire crystal adds an extra level of resistance.
The dial is characterized by a dual time display, with both a 12-hour and a 24-hour format, as well as a date window at 3 o’clock. This model also presents a water resistance of up to 200 meters / 660 feet, which – at its intermediate cost – makes it one of the most interesting automatic watches to buy.
Orient Mako Automatic Watch
The Orient Mako watch is an excellent option for those looking for a quality model at a reasonable price. Featuring a blue satin dial and a large bezel that gives it a sporty style, it’s an ideal watch for any situation or eventuality.
The knurled bezel creates excellent adhesion at a touch. It’s also ideal for diving thanks to a water resistance of up to 200 meters / 660 feet.
The high-quality Japanese automatic movement incorporates 2 further complications: displays for the day and the date of the month. Relative to the price currently being promoted, this model sits among the best automatic watches to buy.
Longines Automatic Watch
If you are looking for an automatic watch which comes from the array of luxury watches, you cannot fail to mention the Longines brand, and in particular one of its most famous collections: the “Hydroconquest”.
In the l3.7220.127.116.11 model, you can find all the components that distinguish a class watch. Yet in spite of that, the cost is really accessible, with a price that is around little more than 1,000 dollars.
The most notable feature of this model is its impermeability of up to 300 meters / 1000 feet, which makes it an ideal professional watch for diving experts.
Features include the well-marked black bezel that perfectly matches the color of the case and the strap (both made of stainless steel), and the crown’s protection against impact.
Omega Automatic Watch
After Rolex, Omega is surely the most recognized brand in the sector of expensive and luxury watches. If for the brand with the crown the most noble watch is the Daytona, for Omega it is the Speedmaster, one of the best-selling and most appreciated models.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional 318.104.22.168.01.005 is characterized by a black dial and bezel, both with the presence of a tachometer on their edges. In addition to the chronograph function on the dial, the 3 complications make a triangle.
The 42mm diameter provides an excellent level of both comfort and adaptability to any type of customer.
According to the reviews of many experts, this model is certainly one of the best automatic watches ever made. It sells for cost currently accessible by medium-high customers.
Citizen Automatic Watch
Citizen automatic wristwatches are excellent for those seeking quality / popularity / price in a single model. At a cost below 200 dollars, you can buy an interestingly-designed model, with specially-colored orange and white hands to keep track of the hours, minutes, and seconds.
The dial is ocean blue and the case diameter clocks in at 46mm, which makes this watch ideal for those who want to be noticed.
The stairway bezel makes this design more masculine, making it an ideal watch for confident men.
Diver Automatic Watch
The Seiko Prospex with rubber strap was intended for those members of the public with a passion for diving watches, and is ideal for professional divers as well.
The egg shape of the light steel gray case, commonly called Tonneau, gives this model a different style from all others – very appreciable when considering the infinite meandering of this sector.
The dial has excellent visibility, thanks both to the 44mm case size and the luminescent indications suited for dark environments.
The Seiko movement ensures excellent reliability, as does the water resistance of up to 200 meter / 660 feet. The affordable price makes it ideal for those who want to have a great model without spending much.
Tissot Automatic Watch
Tissot is one of the most renowned and famous Swiss watch brands, so could not leave out one of their models in our special ranking. The TISSOT SEASTAR 1000 POWERMATIC 80 with automatic movement is an interesting watch, both for the characteristic design and for the affordable price.
The strap is made of 5 steel links, while the black dial matches perfectly with the bezel – also in black – marked with Arabic numerals.
At 6 o’clock we find a small date window, while at 12 o’clock the emblem of the brand is shown in plain sight. Between their marked dimensions and fluorescence, the hands make for optimal visibility even at night.
Upon a glance, the quality of this model exceeds the cost it sells for, making it a great watch to buy or give away.
Automatic Ladies’ Watch
If you are looking for an automatic women’s watch, you will find a valid choice in this model. Its luminous dial makes it suitable for all girls looking for a charming and adaptable watch for any outfit or event.
As in most female models, the case diameter is on the smaller side, coming in at 35mm. It’s not thick, either, making it adaptable to any type of wrist.
By virtue of the automatic movement, the materials with which it was made, the sapphire crystal, and the price currently on offer, it is an excellent model to buy or give to your partner.
Maserati Automatic Watch
For car lovers, having a Maserati watch on your wrist can be an excellent source of pride, especially when it comes to automatic watches.
The design of this model is different from all others. Even the PVD gunmetal color of the case and strap differs from most of the models currently on the market.
The bracelet-style strap is light and comfortable in contact with the wrist, while the blue ocean dial transforms this model into one of the most original, beautiful, and elegant watches on the market.
Another particular feature is the skeletal design of the dial, which allows you to see the mechanical movement with automatic winding. The price also makes it an excellent investment, a possible gift to give away, or something to wear for important events.
Automatic Watch with Leather Strap
If you are a lover of watches with a leather strap, the Hamilton Khaki H64455533 may be the best choice. The color used is brown, which makes it adaptable to various outfits.
The strap is also characterized by visible white stitching, an element that gives it a touch of artisan style, ideal for standing out from the mass of cold, identity-less watches.
The black dial provides excellent visibility in terms of all the indications on the dial, such as in the the month and week date display at 12 o’clock. The dial is also characterized by the double indication of the time in both 12-hour and 24-hour format. The steel case and the protected crown conclude the salient features of this model.
Sub Automatic Watch
For those looking for a professional diving watch, the Seiko-SKX009K1 model is an excellent choice thanks to the really great quality / price ratio.
The strap is made of rubber, providing an excellent grip and excellent comfort even in extreme environments, while the silver-colored steel case makes this model robust and immune to shocks.
Thanks to its water resistance of up to 200 meters / 660 feet and the rotating bezel with chronograph function, this model is suitable for marine excursions – even at marked depths – by professional divers.
Bulova Automatic Watches
If you are looking for an elegant automatic watch with a classic style, the Bulova automatic 96C131 could be the right choice for a number of reasons.
The dial has a sober style, with 3 very fine hands and a date window at 3 o’clock. The case is perfectly round and thin, ideal for lasting comfort throughout the day, and its transparent back allows you to see the mechanical movement in action.
The gift box option also allows you to purchase it for your partner.
Lorenz Automatic Watch
Lorenz automatic watches are models for those looking for an Italian watch with interesting features. Characterized by a red and black bezel that makes for a noticeable design.
The style is sporty and professional, with a robust-looking steel case as well as a 3-link steel strap with a chromatic interior similar to Rolex Daytona and GMT Master models.
Equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement, it also allows you to keep track of the day of the month through a date display at 3 o’clock It is also water resistant up to 100 meters / 330 feet, which makes it as ideal for sports environments as for everyday use.
The 43mm case size makes it ideal for both young kids and adults, as does the price – affordable by any social stratum.
Swiss Economical Automatic Watch
If you are looking for a Swiss watch with an automatic movement at a really advantageous price, you could opt for the Rotary model GS05380 / 04, a watch with an elegant style and sporty elements that allow it to be worn in any circumstance.
The markedly comfortable, low weight, black leather strap matches any type of wrist. As far as the design is concerned, this model’s characteristic feature is the Henley serrated bezel, which gives it a different style from all watches.
For just over 200 dollars you can bring home a really interesting watch with which you can begin a passionate journey into the world of mechanical timepieces.
Automatic Watch with Fabric Strap
Watches with a fabric / nylon strap are ideal for those looking for a model with excellent comfort. Recently, these watches have become increasingly popular, with models with straps made in various colors. They’re suitable for a younger audience when garish colors are used, but the more monochromatic models work for adult audiences.
These watches’ weights are generally quite low. And thanks to the low cost of the straps, colors and styles can be changed without having to spend a huge sum.
The Seiko 5 Sport Blue Canvas is an excellent model belonging to this category, one of the best-selling and most appreciated. For a low cost of about 100 dollars, you can wear a watch of distinct quality.
Philip Watch Automatic Watch
Another brand of Italian watches, but with a “Swiss made” certificate, Philip Watch is a brand that, in recent times, has produced models with a truly sublime style. In fact, its watches are similar in design to the most famous models in the world of luxury watches.
This particular model bears a similar appearance to the Rolex Datejust and Day-Date models, but sells for a much lower cost despite having an automatic movement of good manufacture.
The dial is characterized by its minimalist design, with only the presence of the hands and a date window at 3 o’clock to interrupt it. The knurled bezel gives it a touch of originality relative to all the other watches. A great buy if you want to purchase one of the most beautiful timepieces currently on the market.
Fossil Automatic Watch
Fossil is one of the most famous and best-selling watch brands, and there is no lack of automatic timepieces with a good quality / price ratio in their catalog. Today we will talk about the Townsman, a watch that is well worth buying.
To start off, we can see that the semi-transparent dial provides a partial view of the automatic movement. The numerical indications are marked by notches, but 3, 6, 9, and 12 are marked by Roman numerals.
A great model for those who don’t want to spend much but at the same time want to wear a watch with a mechanical movement – just like the more traditional luxury watches.
Particular Automatic Watch
If you are not looking for the usual watch with a common style and a recognized brand, this Zeppelin 76565 is certainly a recommended choice.
It is characterized by a dial of original design and numbering in Arabic numerals of significant size, the distinct blazon of the brand at 12 o’clock, a tahcymeter to measure seconds on the edges of the dial, and at 3 o’clock a date window is arranged as it is in most automatic models.
The low price makes it an excellent purchase, recommended for those looking for a watch different from all others.
Vintage Automatic Watch
Orient brand automatic watches are among the most appreciated models out there, both for their original style and for the quality of their movements and components. The Orient Bambino is one of the most famous and sought-after series of the brand, with a vintage style that recalls models of the previous millennium.
The reviews of this Orient brand watch are among the most positive. It doesn’t cost very much, but the quality of its manufacture is comparable to that of Seiko models.
The style is simultaneously retro and elegant, ideal to wear with elegant clothing but also in everyday life, mostly thanks to the success of this model that led it to be worn by thousands of people around the world.
Military Automatic Watch
For lovers of military watches, the Hamilton Khaki Field model is among the best choices thanks to a long tradition in this sector.
It is available with a military camouflage fabric strap to blend in with natural surroundings, with excellent comfort that makes it almost imperceptible on the wrist.
The automatic movement gives it an unlimited autonomy ideal for military excursions. It also has a date window at 3 o’clock, and hands for hours, minutes, and seconds.
The price is in line with the quality of the brand. It’s a model that is excellent for daily use and casual wear.
Titanium Automatic Watch
Titanium watches are synonymous with sturdiness and indestructibility, ideal for those who do not want to limit themselves in their movements and actions due to fear of damaging the watch on their wrist. Besides this model’s own sturdiness, it sells at a really great price – currently on offer at a much lower cost than its actual value.
As we said, the case and strap are made of titanium, but there are other elements in addition to this aspect that make this watch one of the best: an automatic movement, waterproofing, luminous hands, a rotating bezel, and a date window.
A sporty and lightweight men’s watch ideal for everyday use, its has an excellent quality / price ratio.
Automatic Mido Watch
A Swiss watch of excellent quality marked by a good quality / price ratio. From a glance, you can see the beauty that makes it one of the best watches in terms of design. The skeletal hands have a particular shape that give the dial a different look.
The case is perfectly uniform with the design of the strap, which allows it to have a really clean linearity – thanks as well to the crown protector perfectly integrated into the case.
If you are looking for a strikingly beautiful automatic watch, this is definitely a model to take into consideration. Among its additional features are the following: a date display, 200 meter / 660 feet water resistance, a sapphire crystal, indexes with Super-LumiNova, and a power reserve of 80 hours courtesy of the ETA-derived movement.
Sector Automatic Watch
Sector is one of the most famous and recognized watch brands today. Most of its watches are made with a quartz mechanism, but in some models – like the one we will talk about today – a mechanical self-winding movement is implemented instead, allowing the brand to enter into the mechanical watch sector.
The Sector 480 is characterized by a white dial. The central part of the dial makes part of the movement within the watch visible, giving it a truly original appearance that is ideal for those seeking originality.
The steel case is round with a diameter of 43mm; the strap is made of steel as well. It is water resistant up to 100 meters / 330 feet, and is ultimately characterized by an affordable and economical cost.
Automatic White Dial Watch
A low price watch that reflects the style of high-end model is what characterizes this Stuhrling “Made in Germany”.
The white dial gives it an elegant style, while the classic-shaped case makes it sporty – a combination that makes it adaptable to any need. In addition to the standard white color of the dial, different colors are available for customization, such as metal gray and bright blue.
The watch’s stainless steel bracelet with safety clasp fits perfectly to the case, and its impermeability makes it suitable for all lovers of diver’s timepieces.
Russian Automatic Watch
A watch with a really captivating style, this model is ideal for lovers of prominent and easily distinguishable watches.
The color used for this model is silver, suitable for anyone of any age group to wear.
It’s a Russian model much appreciated by connoisseurs who want to wear an automatic watch with its own history and originality.
Festina Automatic Watch
A boy’s or men’s watch adaptable to any situation, from daily to elegant. The skeletal design on the dial makes part of the movement visible.
This brand stands out for really well-made watches, and indeed, this timepiece encompasses the union between elegance and classicism quite well.
Color is certainly the element that distinguishes it most, with an ocean blue that certainly does not go unnoticed (though it is also available in black). The affordable price adds another layer of appeal, whether this watch is bought as a personal purchase or a gift.
Thin Automatic Watch
If you are a fan of thin and ultra-flat automatic watches that sell at a reasonable price, you could opt for the famous German brand Junghans, known for its minimal style and remarkable comfort.
At only 9mm thick, this model is adaptable to either a man’s wrist or a woman’s, despite being a male model to begin with.
The numbering for both the hours and the seconds is engraved into the white dial, which also features the words “Made in Germany” printed at 6 o’clock, and a small date window at 3 o’clock.
Automatic Watch under 500 dollars
With around 500 dollars you can buy this affordable watch – one of the best-selling and most appreciated models of its kind. We are talking about a Hamilton Khaki automatic H70455133 with a steel case and steel strap. The diameter of the case is quite contained, which allows for excellent adaptability.
The black analog dial, along with the large numbering on it, makes for excellent legibility. As in more traditional pilot watches, the chromatic-colored bezel gives it an extra touch of elegance.
It fits perfectly on a man’s wrist, but the small diameter allows it to be adapted to the female wrist as well.
Elegant Automatic Watch
A Tissot watch marked by elegant linearity, perfect for all lovers of this genre. Unlike the leather straps of most common elegant watches, this model has both a steel case and a steel strap.
The dial has decorations at the ends that make it different from all other models on the market. The silver-colored indicators blend perfectly with the ocean blue dial, giving it a brightness difficult to find in other models.
This Tissot Powermatic 80 is definitely the ideal model for those who want to combine a watch with an elegant look or for important events.
Red Locman Automatic Watch
Another Italian watch brand appreciated for its unmistakable style, the Montecristo series is one of Locman’s most varied, featuring bright colors and styles.
Today we will recommend the model with a recently fashionable red silicone strap and with a case made of titanium. The automatic movement also makes it a very respectable watch, both for young people and adults.
The dial is characterized by a well-marked black bezel with large numerical indications, ideal to help convey a sense of masculinity.
If you are looking for a youthful model, this could be the ideal watch because of its affordable price: just over 500 dollars.
Automatic Seiko 5 Watch
The Seiko 5 series is probably one of the most successful series of all time. The quality is exceptional, yet the costs for many of the models are really cheap, despite having an automatic movement of absolute quality.
The Seiko 5 Sport SNZH53K1 is a really well made watch with a blue dial, and with a silver-colored case and strap, both made of steel. The style is sporty and intended for all lovers of diver’s automatic watches. Indeed, it’s great for diving due to its impermeability of up to 100 meters / 330 feet.
The price on offer – under 200 dollars – also makes it one of the best watches in terms of the value received in terms of money spent. absolutely recommended for purchase.
Steel Automatic Watch
This watch is almost entirely made of stainless steel, ideal for all lovers of this material. Even the black unidirectional rotating bezel is made of steel.
Right from the start, we notice a certain resemblance to the Rolex Submariner models, but this model’s cost is much lower. Despite that cost, the Citizen automatic movement imbues the model with excellent quality, making it a great watch to buy.
The indications on the dial are luminescent, as are the hands of original design. Thanks to its 200 meters / 660 feet of resistance to the sea depths, this model is also useful for professional diving, effectively making it a diver’s watch with a sporty style.
Anti-magnetic Automatic Watch
One of the most unfavorable elements of mechanical watches is the external influence of magnetic fields, which can cause malfunctions or minimal alterations to the correct time. That’s why many brands have run for cover by setting up a collection with technical characteristics that allow them to remain immune to this phenomenon.
The Alpina Alpiner 4 is one of the models with this feature, equipped with both an anti-magnetic system and an anti-shock system. This allows its use even in scientific work environments, where magnetic fields are commonly present.
It is more than just a professional watch, however: thanks to its sporty design, it is also suitable for use in normal circumstances and therefore ideal for daily use.
Emporio Armani Automatic Watch
Emporio Armani watches need no introduction. The brand is famous all over the world – even in the watch industry, with its “Emporio Armani Swiss” line, of which quality and style are the most representative elements.
This model is equipped with a “Swiss Made” automatic movement, a testament to the quality of the components. Elegance is certainly the element that stands out when you look at this particular model, from the “sunray” effect of the dial to the enchanting workings of a visible mechanical movement.
The high-quality strap is made of brown crocodile leather, while the case (as with the original line) is made of steel.
If you are looking for an elegant automatic watch, this is definitely one of the best models to buy.
Automatic Watch under 1,000 dollars
For those in search of a cross between an expensive watch and an inexpensive watch, they can find in the 1,000 dollars range: the completely black Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date H70695735, an excellent model.
Right from the start, you can see its characteristic strap similar to the skin of a cobra. In addition to the black case and dial, it is a timepiece that certainly exudes sportiness, but also elegance, making it suitable for any occasion or outfit.
The H-30 Movement with day and date complications has one of the longest-lasting power reserves – reaching up to 80 hours – which reflects well on the great work done by the brand’s technicians.
If you are looking for a particularly extravagant watch, you could opt to purchase this model.
GMT Automatic Watch
For professional travelers and for those passionate about having multiple timezones at their fingertips, GMT automatic watches may be the solution.
Today we will talk about the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Caliber 7 Twin-Time, an interesting watch. The black and blue color of the bezel is, in watch jargon, more commonly called “Batman.” Of the 4 hands set on the dial, the fourth holds precise track of the second timezone.
The medium-large dimensions of the indication on the dial imbue it with optimal visibility. The color of the hand of the second timezone is blue, for an easier reading on the black dial.
A price below 2,000 dollars makes it an interesting timepiece, and certainly a great one to add to a collection of luxury watches.
Sports Automatic Watch
An Oris watch with a sporty and youthful style. With its rubber strap and black dial, it can be adapted to any activity.
The brand is one of the most renowned, making this watch’s blazon a recognizable one, and a model appreciated by the high class.
Among its most interesting features are the automatic movement, water resistance up to 300 meters / 1000 feet, a calendar, luminescent indicators, and a rotating bezel, all of which make it an excellent quality watch recommended for purchase.
Automatic Skeleton Watch Rado
A brand that needs no introduction, Rado has stood out from its inception for its unmistakable and easily recognizable style. This makes for a recognizable blazon, and this skeleton watches it has of course met the appropriate expectations.
The model is specifically characterized by the skeleton style of its dial, with the gears visible underneath the hands. The silver-tone case and strap are made of ceramic, another element that distinguishes it from all other models.
The affordable price of less than 1,500 dollars makes for an excellent buying opportunity. For those who love the color black, there is an alternative version in that shade.
Eberhard & co Automatic Watch
Eberhard watches are Swiss-made models with an emblazoned brand and unquestionable quality. They have a very distinctive style compared to all other watches, which over time has earned them much appreciation from the passionate luxury watch audience.
In this particular model the dial with an excellent contrast are immediately distinguished, giving it a sporty but at the same time elegant style.
The sapphire crystal that covers the dial is non-reflective, and the indications are luminescent in dark environments. The price also makes now an excellent opportunity to buy a watch for all those who would love to own an Eberhard model in their collection.
Automatic Watch under 300 dollars
A model of undisputed quality at a cost of less than 300 dollars – a combination that makes it an excellent watch, further corroborated by the reviews of many industry experts.
The case has a sporty style while the leather strap gives it a touch of elegance, making it a timepiece suitable for both everyday use and elegant events.
The strap with buckle closure makes it comfortable to wear and easy to remove at any time. The 46mm case makes it ideal for those looking for a massive watch. Lastly, its unidirectional rotating bezel and its impermeability also allow it to be used for sports or to keep track of your times.
Automatic Watch with Moon Phases
For lovers of automatic watches, the search for more complications is a very important element. One of the most appreciated complications is that of lunar phases – and so we could not miss out on including a model with this function in our ranking.
The model we have taken into consideration is Orient FAK00005D0, an elegant watch with a round case and leather strap, whose indicators are marked by Roman numerals.
The main color of this model is blue, but there is also a black version – both of which sell at an affordable cost, making it a great deal for those looking for a moon phase watch.
But how does an automatic watch work?
An automatic watch, unlike a quartz watch, has no electronic device inside it (including batteries). The functionality of the hands and of the complications is made possible through a mechanical movement of different gears inside the mechanism, grafted by a spring that is decompresses (charged with kinetic force) after being compressed through a charge rotor. Every time the arm wearing the watch moves, this rotor starts working, giving unlimited power to the device.
Final considerations and opinions
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