Only a couple of decades ago we wore watches to tell us the time, these days it is as much a fashion statement as the clothes you wear. Unusually for the fashion world, this kind of fashion statement with a wristwatch is dominated by males. Wearing an expensive designer watch in the business world shows that you take pride in what you do.
Whether you wear a watch that is simple or one that has a number of functions, it can say a lot about you. With many brands available it can be really hard to decide which is best for you and what is regarded as fashionable. So to help we have listed the top 10 best watch brands below in descending order.
The first in our list of top 10 best watch brands, is Timex. Timex Group USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Dutch company Timex Group B.V., and its US headquarters, is based in Middlebury, Connecticut. This company has been around for over 100 years. They offer a huge selection of watches in the analogue and digital ranges, so there is a style to suit everyone for those on a limited budget. Timex watches have proved to be very reliable and are a big hit with customers around the world.
This Japanese company started business in 1946 and is the king of the budget watch, although they also produce some exceptional higher priced wristwatches such as the Pro Trek range. They are famous for models such as the radio controlled Waveceptor range, as well as the shock-resistant G-Shocks. They even have watches for storing contact information and appointments. Casio was one of the first watch manufacturers that could display the time in many different time zones and of watches with temperature, atmospheric-pressure, altitude, and even Global Positioning System displays.
Seiko are known throughout the world for watches with style, elegance and are worn by a lot of people in the business world. All the watches are well built and have proven reliability. They are well known for developing the spring drive in 2005 which almost doubled the average time the watch works from 40 hours to 72.
A well-known Italian fashion company that even has its own outlets around the world. They sell above average luxury watches, from those with a plain leather strap to those that are studded with diamonds. Most of these wristwatches stand out from the crowd.
Since the early part of the last century Citizen have been leading the way with classic watches. They are the company who developed the eco-drive which uses a battery that is recharged by a hidden solar panel in the face of the watch, this means that they can last for years on one battery. A full range of watches are available from the basic analogue to the high tech sport editions.
5. Tag Heuer
A famous brand in the world of luxury watches, they use the latest technology to ensure reliability and are made with the best available materials. You will often see many well-known celebrities wearing Tag Heuer, and they sponsor a number of sporting events.
Fossil design affordable but very elegant watches which are built to a high standard. This American company has become one of the main suppliers for companies such as Adidas, Emporio Armani, Burberry, DKNY and Diesel.
This is a company that manufactures very high quality watches, and is often seen sponsoring sports such as golf and tennis. It is based in Bienne, Switzerland, a country well-known for its watch making. They are the official sponsor for timekeeping in the Olympic Games.
Swatch is one of the most luxurious brands on the planet, and they sell a wide variety of styles to suit most people for every occasion. With reliability and advanced technology these watches are a must have item by many top businessmen. The quality in these watches is outstanding, and the price range means that everyone should be able to afford one.
Rolex SA and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands. The company has been around since 1915 and most celebrities and top businessmen will own at least one Rolex.
They sell models starting in the low thousands, and go all the way up to the gold models with studded diamonds that cost hundreds of thousands. All watches are manufactured by hand with the precision you would expect in such an expensive branded watch. This is No.1 in our top 10 best watch brands due to the cutting-edge features and quality material used.