Top 10 Favorite Watch Brands
It is not easy to choose a new watch that would fit any one’s style, needs, preference and budget, especially with so many brands, new designs and styles available in the market today. Aside from the fact that you need to take into consideration some factors when choosing the best men’s watch, each person has his own standards for a good watch.
It is hard to choose which one is the best watch as there are many new designs and styles that have come out. To provide you with a guide on what watch brands are considered to be the top favorite among many men; below is a list containing the top watch brands preferred by most men from all over the world.
This watch company was founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt and has been in the business for more than 1 ½ decades now. It was nominated 21 times to be the official time keeper during Olympics. It was also chosen by NASA to be their official chronometer in the year 1965. And so, it has become the first watch to have ever landed on the moon together with the Apollo crew which includes Neil Armstrong. These watches are collectible items as they are investments with high value. They have that certain classiness that could easily catch one’s interest and appreciation.
Tag Heuer, originally known as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG, was founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860 has been in the industry for more than 150 years. This is a brand of luxury watch that many sports personalities and Hollywood celebrities prefer. This brand has become an official timekeeper at many prominent sports events. They were recognized for Mikrograph, an in house movement which can accurately measure 1/100th second. Tag Heuer created a limited edition watch, Carrera MP4-12C, to signify its 26 years of solid partnership with McLaren as well as to honor the release of the supercar McLaren MP4-12C.
Citizen has been established in 1924 and been in the business for more than 90 years now. Citizen has its own share of popular technological innovations for top quality watches. Their watches have been innovative and accurate making it among the top preferred watch of many ordinary people from all over the world. Parashock, which was Japan’s first ever shock resistant watch, was launched in 1956 while Parawater, the first water resistant watch in Japan was also launched in that same year. Its innovative Eco-Drive technology is environmentally friendly as it uses light to power watch giving the company’s prominence another push. By 2003, the company has introduced Stiletto, another great innovation, the thinnest light powered watch in the world.
This watch company was established in 1875 by Joseph Bulova and has since in the business for more than 130 years now. The company gives emphasis and focus on providing precision, technologies, coming up with innovations and production. They came up with Accutron watch, which marked the climax for Bulova watch making. Bulova used to be the rival of Omega for the race in becoming the first watch to ever land on the moon in the 1960s. In 2008, Citizen Holdings has bought the company to become the biggest manufacturer of watch in the world. They launched Precisionist in 2010, a Quartz type watch that has a second hand that is sweeping smoothly and accurately measures 10 seconds a year.
For nearly two decades now since 1837 when Raphael Picard established Invicta in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the company has been producing budget Quartz types of watches to ostentatious watches that have Swiss-made chronometers allowing people to choose whatever suits their needs. The company puts up a non-profit organization, The Invicta Care Foundation, which aims to help underdeveloped places and different charity groups from all over the globe.
Fossil, established by the Kartsotis brothers in 1984, is among the newer watch manufacturing companies we have now. They offer a variety of products catering for different customers around the world. They became popular for its innovative and modern designs for every product that the company created. The company became the watch maker to many big brands which include Adidas and Armani among others. They carry a collection of movies and celebrity figures like Elvis Presley, Superman and the like. They have made a partnership with the National Football League to come up with a collection of watch for every team in the league. The company can also customize watches.
Kintaro Hattori founded Seiko in 1881 in Ginza area, Tokyo, Japan. The company has joined the industry for over 130 years already. They produce first class products for their many customers all over the world. They are known for their high quality Quartz type of watches and mechanical types of watches. They are offered at varying prices to meet their customers’ needs. The company has been chosen tie keeper of several sports events in the past. When Astron was released in 1969, Seiko also came up with the first Quartz watch. The popular watch series became the signature Kinetic product line which prides of the combination of self-powered concept of automatic movement using the Quartz accuracy.
Another new brand of watch which was established by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst in 1989 in New York is Skagen Denmark. The company focuses on manufacturing simple yet well-crafted pieces which interest many watch enthusiasts. The brand prides itself of Danish look, a refreshing break from the dominant Swiss-made and Japan made products.
The Casio Company began in the business in 1974 coinciding with the release of their Casiotron watch which displays date and updates automatically every month and every year. The designs of their watches are quite sporty, innovative as well as accurate in measuring time. In addition, their watches come at reasonable and fair costs that could suit any one’s needs. They came out with a watch in 1982 that has the combination, a first ever, of digital and analog functions. Their popular watch series include Casio G-shock, Edifice, Wave Ceptor, Databank and Oceanus among many others.
Originally known as Waterbury Clock, Timex has been founded in the 1960s. The company has been in the business for a decade and a half already making excellent pieces of watch products and other innovations. They put great emphasis on the quality and fashion ability of their products. In 2008, their brand was chosen in the ING New York City Marathon as its official time keeper. Timex has come up with many classic watch series which include the Valentino Timeless and Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces among others.