Designer Watch Brands and Reviews
When purchasing a luxury watch, there’s a lot of information you need to process.
What features do you want? What price range suits your budget? What kind of movement do you want in your timepiece? Quartz? Pure mechanical? Automatic? A grand complication? T
here are many factors that go into a decision regarding what kind of designer watches to buy, and few of these decisions are easy ones.
Perhaps the most complicated choice would seem to be the easiest – what brand of watch? As it happens, there are hundred of designer watch brands on the market, in a dizzying range of prices and offering tens of thousands of different models.
Given that each brand has its own reputation among both watch collectors and fashion mavens, which brand you choose says as much about you as it does about the timepiece itself. You want to make a statement when you buy a designer watch, but what do you wan that statement to be?
Do you want it to be that you have good taste but are economical? Do you wan to show off your sense of style? Do you want a show-stopping piece of jewelry? These are all important decisions and not ones you can make lightly.
To help simplify your purchasing decisions, we have created a series of articles with extensive reviews of many of the major designer watch brands. In each review, you will find a general description of the company and its history, an overview of their products, and details regarding the following:
Build quality – How well are the watches made? Do they use quality materials? What materials do they use? Are they water resistant, and if so, how much?
Movements – What kind of internal workings do these watches have? Quartz? Mechanical? Semi-automatic? A hybrid mechanism of some sort? Swiss made? Japanese made? Chinese?
Innovation – Does this company develop new features for watches as a whole? Are they historic or modern innovators? Are they primarily style-oriented manufacturers who don’t come up with technology on their own?
Features and Styling – What features do the company’s models offer you? Analog display? Digital display? Both? What about bands? Precious metals or gemstones? Colors? Sports models? Models suitable for evening wear? Do they offer unusual features such as moon phases, atmospheric pressure, temperature or atomic clock synchronization? We’ll cover all of those topics in detail.
Warranty – What kind of warranty does the watch include? Is it a good one? Are better warranties available for purchase?
Pricing – What do this company’s watches cost? Are they expensive? What’s the overall price range? Are they likely to appreciate in value over time?
Where to Buy Them – Where are this company’s products sold? In stores only? Online? Both? We’ll show you where to find them at a good price.
Summary – An overview of our assessment of the company’s product line, including our opinion as to who should buy them and whether, on the whole, the company’s products represent a good value for the buyer.
Designer Watch Brand Reviews
Want information about particular designer watch brands? Click the appropriate link below to read our designer watch brand reviews:
Adidas Watches Review – Affordable and stylish
Affliction Watches Review – Bold, not-for-the-timid styling
A. Lange & Söhne Watches Review – Luxury build and lots of complications
Alpha Industries Watches Review – Affordable military styling
Alps Watches Review – Attractive and astonishingly affordable
Anonimo Watches Review – Swiss movements; Italian styling
Aposon Watches Review – Good quality and a very attractive price
Armand Nicolet Watches Review – Interesting designs and vintage movements
Armani Exchange Watches Review – Stylish and affordable watches for men and women
Armitron Watches Review – Sporty, affordable, and a great warranty
Avalon Watches Review – Affordable watches with Japanese movements
Avi-8 Watches Review – Affordable aviation-style watches
Aviator Watches Review – Affordable, Swiss-made aviation watches
Badgley Mischka Watches Review – Beautiful, affordable fashion watches
Baldovino Watches Review – Lots and lots of diamonds!
Ball Watches Review – Swiss made with lots of innovation
Ballast Watches Review – Rugged, submarine-inspired watches
Balmer Watches Review – Good build at a good price
Baogela Watches Review – Color and Chronographs, all at an affordable price
Barbour Watches Review – Classic style from an iconic fashion brand
Baron Watches Review – Lots of features at an affordable price
Binzi Watches Review – Functional and affordable
Breguet Watches Review – Luxury and Innovation
Cakcity Watches Review – Functional and affordable
Calvin Klein Watches Review – Style, Quality, and Price
Carnival Watches Review – Lots of complications at affordable prices
Charles Hubert Paris Watches Review – Hundreds of styles and affordable prices
Christian Dior Watches Review – Stunning Beauty and Great Quality
Chronoswiss Watches Review – Great styling and Swiss quality
Claude Bernard Watches Review – Affordable Swiss-made timepieces
Cofuo Watches Review – Affordable basic watches
CT Scuderia Watches Review – Big, Bold motorcycle-inspired styling
Daniel Steiger Watches Review – Tons of styles and a good warranty
Disney Watches Review – Fun, affordable and well made
Earth Wood Watches Review – Attractive, affordable watches with wooden cases
Electric Watches Review – Affordable watches with great water resistance
Ellen Tracy Watches Review – Attractive, affordable watches for women
Elysee Watches Review – Affordable and attractive German watches
Fortis Watches Review – Swiss-made watches with a history of innovation
French Connection Watches Review – Stylish and affordable
FCUK Watches Review – Stylish and affordable
Gant Watches Review – Big cases and nice features for the price
Geneva Watches Review – Affordable Japanese quartz
Gevril Watches Review – Affordable Swiss quality
Girard Perregaux Watches Review – Complications, beauty, and more
Glashutte Original Watches Review – Gold, gems, and complications
Hamilton Watches Review – Long history of quality continues
Harry Winston Watches Review – Luxury and loads of complications
Henry Jay Watches Review – A stylish, affordable diving watch
Hush Puppies Watches Review – Surprising selection and quality for the price
Ingersoll watches review – Great styling and affordability
Issey Miyake Watches Review – Edgy, beautiful Japanese styling
Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Review – Ultra high quality timepieces with options and complications galore
Junghans Watches Review – Affordable German quality
Kate Spade New York Watches Review – Fun, colorful and affordable
Lancaster Watches Review – Interesting Italian styling
Laura Ashley Watches Review – Affordable, stylish, and a great warranty
Lotus Watches Review – Motorcycle-inspired Spanish styling
Louis Erard Watches Review – Good Swiss watches at more affordable prices
Lum-Tec Watches Review – Bold, military styling and ultra-bright display
Mamona Watches Review – Attractive and Affordable
Marc Ecko Watches Review – Bold urban styling
Maserati Watches Review – Stylish, auto-racing-inspired watches
Memorigin Watches Review – Every model has a tourbillon
Nautica Watches Review – Italian watches inspired by the sea
Nine West Watches Review – Fashionable and extremely affordable
Orient Watches Review – A good, affordable mechanical watch
Palada Watches Review – Rugged and affordable
Parmigiani Fleurier Watches Review – Stunning quality and innovative design
Piaget Watches Review – Luxury and Innovation
Pierre Lannier Watches Review – Affordable French Styling
Police Watches Review – Outrageous styling and huge cases
Pono Woodworks Watches Review – Beautiful timepieces featuring Hawaiian Koa wood
Porsamo Bleu Watches Review – Affordable timepieces from a jewelry company
Projects Watches Review – Amazing, avant garde styling and great pricing
Quiksilver Watches Review – Affordable, stylish watches from a surfing accessories brand
Reef Tiger Watches Review – A wild array of styles at an affordable price
Rip Curl Watches Review – Designed by surfers for surfers
Roger Dubuis Watches Review – Limited editions, features, and lots of bling.
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- Rolex Sea Dweller Review
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Suntime Watches Review – Sporty models with licensed team logos
Swarovski Watches Review – Good build and lots of bling at an affordable price
Szanto Watches Review – Affordable Military Styling
Tamlee Watches Review – Very affordable with interesting styling
Timechant Watches Review – Atomic timekeeping, solar power, and talking watches
Tommy Hilfiger Watches Review – Affordable and Reliable
Tonino Lamborghini Watches Review – Stylish racing-inspired watches
US Polo Assn. Watches Review – Stylish and affordable
Vacheron Constantin Watches Review – History and Luxury