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Best Men’s Watches 2021 is especially fun this year! From 220,- EUR to 3.200,- CHF everything is there!
In the following guide to watch reviews, I have compiled my personal selection of the best men’s watches 2021. I held each model in my hands and wrote a review based on my opinion. I can recommend the following best men’s watches 2021 without hesitation. You can even find watches for less than 300,- EUR! But luxury watches are also included.
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Last update: 27.02.2021
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If you are looking for such a watch anyway, you should now read on carefully. The world of men’s watches has changed somewhat. Nevertheless, it is not only the new models that are currently very popular. In the following watch guide, I will introduce you to the Best Men’s Watches 2021 and, of course, I have also added a watch photograph for each model. When buying a watch, your own preferences play a decisive role. For the watch reviews I have examined the different watches in detail so that you can find the right model more quickly.
Best men’s watches 2021: what to look for when buying!
Before buying, think about what you want to wear your new watch from my watch blog for. If you want to use it every day at work, for example, it has to meet different requirements than if you need it primarily for sports. For jogging, swimming and the like, the watch should be waterproof on the one hand and robust and impact-resistant on the other. In addition, some smartwatch features such as a stopwatch, heart rate monitor or calorie counter are very practical. Here, however, I will primarily show you mechanical and battery-powered men’s watches.
Stainless steel is a very suitable material for a sports watch. On the one hand, it is very robust and on the other, it is rustproof and durable. Ceramic and carbon fibre are also frequently used for these purposes.
I have many different microbrands at fair prices in the overview. Many of them are financed via Kickstarter watch projects. You’re sure to find the right model for you. Take your time and have a look around my watch blog. I have tested many microbrands & luxury watches for every budget and also created a watch photograph for each model.
Best Men’s Watches 2021: Choose a model that suits you perfectly
A watch should perfectly match your lifestyle and therefore also your style of dress. Although a large watch is eye-catching, it is less suitable for an occasion where being conspicuous is not the most important motto, such as a friend’s wedding. Of course, the groom should be the centre of attention. Therefore, a simple watch is more suitable in this case. If, on the other hand, you have a party coming up or it’s your own birthday, it can also be an eye-catching design.
Best Men’s Watches 2021 Test: The Three Most Popular Styles
For many men, a watch is much more than just a timepiece. Instead, the watch is worn as a kind of status symbol. For this reason, it is very important to choose a model that perfectly matches one’s outfit. In the following paragraphs, I will present the most popular styles of men’s watches that were also very popular and frequently worn in 2020. Just let them inspire you to find the perfect model.
1st. Classic men’s watches
When talking about best men’s watches 2021, the classic watches cannot be missing. They are still very much in vogue today and are worn very often. Most classic watches are kept rather discreet and yet look elegant and classy. That is what makes these timeless classics so appealing.
Many of them are made of stainless steel and are therefore very stable and durable as well as rustproof. Together with a fine leather strap, they create a harmonious overall look. Classic best men’s watches 2021 can be worn with many outfits and occasions.
2nd. Retro watches: old models in a new guise
Retro watches are experiencing a big upswing this year and have made an impressive comeback. They have clear structures and are deliberately kept simple. The design is simple and only the most important functions are on board. Many retro watches have a very legible dial and analogue hands and are available at very fair prices.
Retro watches are anything but out, they are popular again. Let my retro watches convince you and bring a piece of the past into the present!
3rd. Pilot Watches and Diver Watches Best Men’s Watches 2021
Above, we have already mentioned the large watches, which are always eye-catchers. This year, they have also made an impressive triumphant advance. Especially the so-called aviator and diver watches are very popular at the moment. They not only make a good impression visually, but also usually have modern technology and many practical functions.
The best way to find out which model best suits your outfit and lifestyle is to try out several watches. My descriptions under the individual models will also help you make your choice.
If you have any questions, feel free to write them directly under the individual reviews as comments. I will try to answer you as soon as possible. Or directly under this post.
1st. MeisterSinger Astroscope
MeisterSinger is a German watch manufacturer based in Münster, Westphalia. It is known for standing out from the crowd and regularly launching models that have innovative designs. This is because MeisterSinger produces almost exclusively single-hand watches.
According to the manufactory’s own statement, perfection takes time. This is reflected in the watches I have written about.
The MeisterSinger Astroscope costs from €1,990.00 and makes a very successful first impression. It is made of high-quality and durable stainless steel and scratch-resistant sapphire glass. This means that you can still keep track of your time even after many years. When you hold the MeisterSinger Astroscope in your hand for the first time, you will immediately notice the high-quality workmanship, which is also evident in the soft calfskin strap with crocodile pattern, the fascinating dial and the high-quality Sellita SW 220-1 automatic movement.
About: All about MeisterSinger
In the review: MeisterSinger Astroscope Review
Price: from 1.990,- EUR**
2nd. Kicker Spielzeit Chronograph
The German watch manufacturer POINTtec has entered into a very special cooperation with Kicker. After all, this is the best-known and also very successful football magazine.
The Kicker Spielzeit Chronograph costs from 199 euros and bears the “Made in Germany” seal of quality. The Ø 42mm stainless steel case is rustproof, robust and durable. A very high-quality and precise quartz movement from Citizen/MIYOTA ticks inside. The chronograph also has a special dial that is divided into 45 minutes and 15 minutes, just like the two halves of a football match.
Price: from 199,- EUR**
3rd. Lilienthal Berlin Zeitgeist Automatic All Black
Lilienthal is a young watch brand that has its headquarters in Berlin. The company was founded in 2016 and specialises in minimalist lifestyle watches. Very precise movements tick in all Lilienthal models, some of which come from Switzerland.
The Lilienthal Berlin Zeitgeist Automatic All Black costs an acceptable (from) 639.00 euros and is convincing all along the line. The watch is powered by a high-quality and precise Swiss automatic movement and comes in a simple yet stylish black. This makes it suitable for almost any occasion.
In the Review: Lilienthal Berlin Zeitgeist Automatik Review
Price: from 639,- EUR**
4th. Casio Edifice EQB-1100DC-1AER
Casio is a very large electronics company based in Japan. Among other things, it produces high-quality digital watches and was also one of the very first producers.
The current models from Casio Edifice impress with their good workmanship and many practical functions, such as a stopwatch, a digital camera or a digital compass.
The special thing about the Casio Edifice EQB-1100DC-1AER is that it is available in two different versions. It costs only (from) 299.00 euros or (from) 349.00 euros (DLC coated) and makes a sporty impression. When I held this watch in my hand for the first time, I immediately noticed the solid workmanship. In addition, both versions have some practical functions on board. And they are ultra flat!
Price: from 299,- EUR** resp. 349,- EUR**
5th Stella Watch V1. Dress Blues
The Stella Watch Company is still a fairly young and currently very up-and-coming watch brand from New York. The company only made its debut in the spring of 2020 and has since brought some high-quality models onto the market. These can be recognised very easily by the five-pointed star as the logo.
The Stella Watch V1 Dress Blues has a high-quality dial in different shades of blue. This effect always makes the watch a real eye-catcher. The strap also looks very high-quality and elegant, so you can wear the Stella Watch V1 Dress Blues for many different purposes. When you hold it in your hand for the first time, you will certainly notice the high-quality workmanship of the individual components, such as the stainless steel case. This watch currently costs (from) USD 985**.
In the Review: Stella Watch Felix blue Review
Price: from 985,- USD** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs,…)
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6. AQUATICO Bronze Sea Star Brown Dial
Aquatico is a fairly young watchmaker that has only been active on the market since 2016. It produces robust and durable models, one of which is, in my opinion, one of the best men’s watches 2021. Most of the models have an angular design and look very masculine.
The AQUATICO Bronze Sea Star Brown Dial is available in two different versions. They differ only in the design of the bezel and both make a very good impression. One model is made of ceramic, the other of solid bronze. The AQUATICO Bronze Sea Star Brown Dial only costs from 299.00 USD** and looks high-quality despite its low price. The wearing experience is top!
In the Review: AQUATICO Bronze Sea Star Brown Review
Price: from 299,- USD** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs, …)
7. ANDERSMANN BRONZE ANN0933
Andersmann is a manufacturer of high-quality diving watches. During production, they place a lot of emphasis on quality, durability and a minimalist design. The watches from Andersmann in my watch guide are all assembled in Bienne (Switzerland) and are made of stainless steel or bronze.
The Andersmann Bronze Anno933 is a very classy and versatile diver’s watch, currently priced from USD 1,888.00. When I first held it in my hand for my watch photography and watch guide, I was immediately smitten. The Andersmann Bronze Anno933 is delivered in a rustic and robust black case on which the logo has been incorporated.
Shop: Andersmann Group Limited
In the Review: Andersmann Bronze Taucheruhr Review
Price: from 1.880,- USD** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs, …)
8th. NORQAIN ADVENTURE SPORT DLC
The designers at NORQAIN give each watch its very own character. It is still a fairly young and also very ambitious company. First and foremost, NORQAIN brings sporty and robust watches to the market, so it is not surprising that I have chosen one of them as one of the best men’s watches 2021 and described it in more detail in my watch blog.
If you take a closer look at the NORQAIN ADVENTURE SPORT DLC (price currently from EUR 2,060.00) from my watch reviews, you will immediately recognise its slightly cool, sporty and elegant design. You can wear it for different purposes and combine it with many outfits. Among other things, it also cuts a very good figure at long business meetings.
About: All about NORQAIN
In the Review: NORQAIN Adventure Sport Auto DLC Review
Price: from 2.060,- EUR** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs, …)
9th. CORNAVIN CO 2010-2014 Best Men’s watches 2021
Cornavin is a district of the Swiss city of Geneva. It is also where the origins of a family business of the same name are located, which produces high-quality watches from my watch guide. Cornavin was founded in the 1950s and since then has repeatedly brought high-quality and some of the best men’s watches 2021 onto the market, some of which I have also examined and presented in more detail in my men’s watch reviews.
The Cornavin CO 2010-2014 costs from 545.00 euros and is a very masculine watch. Its special design makes it an eye-catcher everywhere and it belongs to the so-called Cornavins Downtown collection. Despite the slightly angular design, the Cornavin CO 2010-2014 makes a very sporty impression and has a rose gold-black colour.
Shop: CORNAVIN CO 2010-2014
In the Review: CORNAVIN DOWNTOWN Review CO 2010-2014
Price: from 545,- EUR**
10th. Casio G-SHOCK GMW B5000TB Titanium Limited Edition
G-Shock watches are suitable for business men who travel a lot and value good radio technology and GPS, as well as for athletes and other people who regularly engage in physical activity. This is because many G-Shock watches can calculate the weather changes and help with orientation. Some models even have solar cells that supply them with energy in an environmentally friendly way.
In my men’s watch reviews and my men’s watch blog, I found that the Casio G-SHOCK GMW B5000TB Titanium Limited Edition has a very successful design, matt and black-dark grey. It is made of TITAN and is extremely light. This gives it a somewhat mysterious appearance and makes it suitable for various purposes. The Casio G-SHOCK GMW B5000TB Titanium Limited Edition currently costs from EUR 1,590.00.
In the Review: Casio G-SHOCK GMW B5000TB Review
Price: from 1.590,- EUR**
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11th. Atlantic Worldmaster Original
The watch manufacturer Atlantic has been active on the market for a very long time and can therefore look back on quite a long tradition. The company was founded in 1888 by Eduard Kummer in a small Swiss village. This makes Atlantic one of the oldest watchmakers in the country.
The Atlantic Worldmaster Original has a black and classic design and convinced me in my men’s watch reviews with its high-quality workmanship. The case is made of sturdy stainless steel and has a diameter of 42 millimetres. This makes it quite a handsome model that, in my opinion, is one of the best men’s watches of 2021. The Atlantic Worldmaster Original currently costs from 620.00 euros.
In the Review: Atlantic Worldmaster Original Review 53654.41.65S
Price: from 620,- EUR**
12th. Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Chronograph
The watch manufacturer Mühle-Glashütte is known for producing modern and high-quality men’s watches, some of which I have presented in more detail with my watch photography on my men’s watch blog. Among other things, the company produces wristwatches, ship’s watches and also special nautical instruments. Best Men’s Watches 2021 In the meantime, Mühle is managed by the fifth generation and still stands for very good quality.
If you are looking for a very special watch, you should take a closer look at the Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Chronograph on my watch blog. It costs 2,990.00 EUR, is waterproof and well protected against mud, dirt and dust. This means you can wear the Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Chronograph on hikes and during sports, among other things. But it also cuts a fine figure at the opera.
In the Review: Mühle-Glashütte Lunova Chronograph Review M1-43-06-LB
Price: from 2.990,- EUR**
13th. Formex Essence Chronometer Blue
In 1999, two Swiss brothers decided to work together. They combined their passion for motorsport and watches and founded the brand Formex. Today, this brand still stands for high-quality watches, some of which I have presented in more detail in my watch blog. They all have a sporty and masculine shape and convince with high-quality individual parts.
As you can also see in my watch photography on my watch blog, the Formex Essence Chronometer Blue is a very high-quality watch that you can wear for different purposes. It currently costs from 1,105.00 EUR and has a very beautiful and waterproof case. This makes the Formex Essence Chronometer Blue suitable for various outdoor activities.
Shop: FORMAX Watch SA
In the Review: Formex Essence Chronometer Review
Price: SOLD OUT
14th. Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele
Hanhart is a big name in the watch industry, so it is only logical that one model is among the best men’s watches 2021. It is a German watch manufacturer that has a long tradition and has been active on the market since 1882.
The Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele currently costs from EUR 1,891.09 and has a robust brushed stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 millimetres. This makes it very easy to see all the data. Inside the Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele works a high-quality automatic movement.
In the Review: Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele Review
Price: from 1.940,- EUR**
15th. SWC Diver BLACK Best Men’s Watches 2021
The company SWC is run by Stefan Römner and his sons. It makes really great watches that can be worn for different purposes. Among other things, SWC is an expert in diving watches.
The SWC Diver BLACK model is made of stainless and robust 316L stainless steel. This makes it ideal as a diver’s watch, among other things. It currently costs from 445.00 USD and has a case with a diameter of 44 millimetres. I took a closer look at this model in my watch reviews.
Interview: Swiss Watch Company Interview
Shop: Swiss Watch Company
In the Review: SWC Diver BLACK Review
Prive: from 445,- USD** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs, …)
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16th. ZEPPELIN Night Cruise Chronograph Alain Robert Limited Edition
In the past, travelling on a zeppelin was a very elegant way to travel. Just like the noble airships, the watches from the eponymous watch factory also make a very special impression. The manufacturer always pays attention to high-quality components and a fresh and timeless design in its models.
The ZEPPELIN Night Cruise Chronograph Alain Robert Limited Edition is a great watch that I have highlighted in my watch blog. It looks masculine, robust and also very modern. The case has a diameter of 42 millimetres and is a proud 16 centimetres high. The ZEPPELIN Night Cruise Chronograph Alain Robert Limited Edition currently costs 1,599.00 EUR.
Price: from 1.599,- EUR**
17th. About Vintage 1815 Chronograph
The About Vintage watch factory is a young Danish company based in Copenhagen. I have been in contact with them for a long time and therefore know that the watches from this manufacturer are very high quality and are made with a lot of attention to detail. Best Men’s Watches 2021 About Vintage was founded in 2013 and has since brought many modern watches onto the market.
When I first saw the About Vintage 1815 Chronograph, my first impression was very promising. And I can only confirm it. The watch fits very well on the wrist, made a high-quality impression and costs just 335.00 EUR.
In the Review: About Vintage 1815 Chronograph Review
Price: from 335,- EUR**
18th. Iron Annie Bauhaus Automatik
Iron Annie Bauhaus is a German watch manufacturer that stands for quality and durability. It belongs to the well-known company POINTtec, which has been active on the market for more than 30 years. All models from Iron Annie Bauhaus are robust, durable and of high quality workmanship.
The Iron Annie Bauhaus automatic is a Bauhaus anniversary model that has several highlights on board. It convinces with a straightforward and very elegant Bauhaus look and has a clear design. The Iron Annie Bauhaus Automatic currently costs from EUR 499.00.
Shop: Iron Annie Bauhaus 50561
In the Review: Iron Annie Bauhaus 50561 Review
Price: from 499,- EUR**
19th. Kustom Watches Best Men’s Watches 2021
The company Kustom Watches was founded by three Italians named Alessandro Pedersoli, Pietro Punzo and Matteo Capetti. They all have a great passion for high-quality watches and have now made this their profession. The three friends are bound together by a special friendship.
You can put together your very own Kustom Watch from 220 euros using the configurator. This way, you get a model that is perfectly tailored to your wishes and ideas. It is shipped in a minimalist black box and can be equipped with different dials, cases, straps and bezels.
Shop: Kustom Watches
In the Review: Kustom Watches Review
Price: from 210,- EUR** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs, …)
20th. Octon Watch Black Gold
Octon stands for robust and distinctive watches that are weatherproof, stable and waterproof. This means you can wear them during various outdoor activities. But Octon watches also cut a very good figure on many other occasions.
The Octon Watch Black Gold has a great and typical diver’s watch design and costs only from 278.00 EUR. It also has a robust and rustproof stainless steel case, inside of which ticks a high-quality and precise automatic movement. The noble bracelet must also be mentioned, which can be configured in different ways.
Shop: Octon Watches
In the Review: Review Octon Watch Black Gold
Price: from 278,- EUR** (if applicable + shipping, tax, customs, …)