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The Best Men's Watch Brands

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List Criteria: Vote on mens watch brands for overall timepiece quality and style

Watches can function as a statement piece, a show of wealth, a pedometer, or simply as a timepiece. The best watch brands are popular with men everywhere, helping them keep the time and look stylish. Though watches are not as popular as they once were, a watch is more of a fashion statement than it used to be. There are many name brand watches that are still widely worn and plenty of watch manufacturers designing great men's watches.

The most inexpensive and medium-priced watches are used mainly for timekeeping and are electronic watches with quartz movements. Expensive collectible watches, valued more for their workmanship and aesthetic appeal than for simple timekeeping, often have purely mechanical movements and are powered by springs, even though they are less accurate than the more affordable quartz movements watches. In addition to the time, the most popular men's watches often display the day, date, month, and year. Some watches for men provide additional time-related features, such as timers, chronographs, alarm functions, GPS, and heart monitoring.

What are the best men's watch brands? The best men's wristwatch companies include those from major manufacturers of men's watches including Panerai, Rolex, Rotary, Tissot, and more. Which ones are your favorites? Vote up the top watch brands below, or add any other good watch brands that you love that aren't yet listed here.

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    Patek Philippe & Co. is a Swiss ultra-luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1852, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements including some of the most complicated

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    Jaeger-LeCoultre is a luxury swiss watch and clock manufacture based in Le Sentier, Switzerland, that dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century, founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833. The brand has hundreds of

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Britain's Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as its official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the American army in 1918. Omega watches

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    Rolex SA and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands. Founded by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and

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    A. Lange & Söhne makes high quality watches and is regarded as one of the best high-end watch manufacturers. The name is a trademark of German watchmaking company Lange Uhren GmbH, a subsidiary of Richemont SA.

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    Audemars Piguet je švicarska urarska tvrtka osnovana 1875. sa sjedištem u Le Brassusu, Švicarska.

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    Vacheron Constantin is a luxury Swiss manufacture of prestige watches and a brand of the Richemont group. It employs around 400 people worldwide, most of whom are based in the manufacturing plants in Geneva and Vallée de

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    Breitling SA designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes chronometer watches. Breitling is a privately owned company founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland. Breitling is known for precision-made

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    TAG Heuer S.A. is a Swiss manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and markets watches and fashion accessories as well as eyewear and mobile phones manufactured under license by other companies and carrying the Tag Heuer

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    International Watch Co., also known as IWC, is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. IWC Schaffhausen is notable for being the only

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    Seiko Holdings Corporation, more commonly known simply as Seiko, is a Japanese company that manufactures and sells watches, clocks, electronic devices, semiconductors and optical products.

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    Tissot is a luxury Swiss watchmaking company founded in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in 1853. Tissot is not associated with the Swiss watchmaking firm,

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    Zenith SA is a high-end luxury Swiss watch manufacture started in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot at the age of 22, in Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel. Zenith was purchased by LVMH in November 1999, becoming one of several

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    Officine Panerai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., designs, manufactures, markets and sells watches through authorized dealers and company-owned boutiques worldwide. Giovanni Panerai founded

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    Longines is a watch company based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832, it is owned by the Swatch Group. Its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered for a watchmaker. Longines is known for its

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    Glashütte Original is a German prestige and luxury watchmaking company founded in 1994 by the privatization of VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe. GUB was an East German conglomerate formed in 1951 from the watch companies

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    Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. Currently part of The Swatch Group, its timepieces are now produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. The company

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    Hublot - - is a Swiss enterprise creating luxury watches founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco. The company currently operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of France's LVMH. In 1980, it also marked the birth of 'Fusion' concept

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    Ulysse Nardin is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. It is one of the few companies that has remained in continuous production for over 169 years. Ulysse Nardin has operated out of the same

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    Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964. The company

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    Blancpain SA designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells prestige and luxury Swiss watches. It is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group. The company along with Breguet and Vacheron Constantin, it is one of the oldest surviving

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    Bulova is a manufacturer of watches and clocks. Its headquarters is located in New York City. It is owned by Citizen Watch Co..

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    Girard-Perregaux is a high-end Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. It is situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and is a part of the Sowind group, a subsidiary of Kering.

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    Oris is a manufacturer of Swiss luxury wristwatches. The Oris watch factory was founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian at Hölstein in 1904. Though there are Oris-branded quartz watches from the 1980's, the company is

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    Piaget SA is a Swiss luxury watchmakers and jewellers, founded in 1874 by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées. The company belongs to the Swiss Richemont group, specialists in the luxury goods

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    The Casio Computer Company, Limited is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments and watches. It was

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    Fossil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Men's Watch Brands

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    Montblanc is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Men's Watch Brands


    Montblanc International GmbH is a German manufacturer of writing instruments, watches, jewellery and leather goods, often identified by their "White Star" logo.

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    Chopard is a Swiss-based luxury watch, jewellery and accessories company founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, from whom the company takes its name.

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    Rado is a Swiss high range manufacturer of watches, with headquarters in Lengnau, Switzerland. It is noted for its use of scratch-proof materials, a field in which it is considered a pioneer. Today the company produces about half

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    Raymond Weil Genève is a Swiss luxury watchmaker, founded in 1976 in Geneva. It is a family company founded by Raymond Weil, and now managed by Olivier Bernheim and his two sons, Elie and Pierre Bernheim. It is one of the

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    Movado este o marcă elvețiană de ceasuri de lux.

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    Franck Muller is a Swiss watchmaker and the company of the same name. The brand of watches carries the slogan "Master of Complications". Franck Muller's watches are worn by various celebrities, among them Demi Moore,

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    Swatch SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the 'Swatch' and 'Flik Flak' brands. It is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group founded by Nicolas Hayek whose group launched the brand in 1983 with

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    Victorinox is a knife manufacturer based in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. It is well known for its Swiss Army knives. Since its acquisition of rival Wenger in 2005, it has, once more, become the sole

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    Invicta Watch Group is an American-based watch company. Invicta Watch Group trades on the name "Invicta Watch Company" which was a company founded in 1837 by Raphael Picard in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The Picard

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    Frederique Constant SA is a manufacture of luxury wrist watches based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. The company was established in its current form in 1988 by Aletta Bax and Peter Stas and is involved in all the stages of watch

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    The Hamilton Watch Company has manufactured and marketed timepieces since it was incorporated in 1892 and produced its first watch, the 936, in 1893. The company went on to market pocket watches and wristwatches; to subsequently

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    Orient Watch Company, Limited is Japan's largest manufacturer of mechanical watches. Orient Watch was founded in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2001, it has been a subsidiary of Seiko Epson Corporation and became a wholly owned

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    Founded in 1997 in Encinitas, California, Nixon is an American watches, accessories and audio brand. Focused on the youth lifestyle market, Nixon’s range of team-designed, custom-built products was first introduced at retail via

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    Bell & Ross is a French watch company headed by the French and Swiss designer Bruno Belamich and businessman Carlos A. Rosillo.

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    Rotary Watches Ltd was established at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, by Moise Dreyfuss in 1895. By the 1920s family members Georges and Sylvain Dreyfuss began importing Rotary watches to Britain, which was to become the company's

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    Corum is a Swiss watchmaker based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel. Founded in 1955, it makes high-quality and high-price watches, many of which are limited editions. The benchmark watch series for Corum is its

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    Titan Company Ltd. Indian designer and manufacturer of watches, jewellery, precision engineering components and other accessories including sunglasses, wallets, bags, belts, fragrances and helmets. It is a joint venture between

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