If you put a watch on every day, it’s worth investing in a watch that you really love given the cost per garment. That does not mean that you have to spend a four-digit sum. More than half of this list is less than £ 150.
Styles range from withdrawn and restrained – you’ll find minimal looking bracelets is great in Watchland – for something more blingy or bold. These are the most specialized watch brands that value design and function. Some, like Rotary, have a long history, while others (Cluse, Olivia Burton and Larsson & Jennings, we look at you) are brands that have made a big impact since their launch in the last five years.
As well as the look of the watches, we’ve mentioned the movement. Quartz movement, known for being super-accurate and low maintenance (compared with more rigid mechanical movements). Swiss and Japanese quartz mechanisms are highly regarded as the superior systems, but all of them on the list will keep you punctual.