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Best affordable watches that hold their value

The most common word associated with watches these days is the word investment. People want to enjoy the benefits of wearing a quality timepiece and be sure it will always hold its value. 

As a watch enthusiast, the first thoughts that come to mind anytime I set my eyes on a watch are the cost of the timepiece and how much value they hold. These are the honest thoughts of any collector because as much as everyone loves a quality watch, the cost is a big hindrance to many purchases. 

Is Value Retention Important in Watches?

The meaning of value might differ from person to person. It might mean how much a particular piece costs and how much meaning a piece has to an individual. But when it comes to watches, the major factor that gives a watch value is how much it could cost in the future and, in this case, if the price would go higher or lower. 

I always advise people just getting into watches and trying to get an affordable timepiece to purchase watches from known reputable brands to get a piece of top quality and one they would enjoy wearing. 

Value retention does not play a role in this case. However, it is different when trying to purchase a watch that you can sell in the future for the same or a higher amount. In this case, the value retention of a timepiece is a very important factor.

What Makes a Watch Hold Its Value?

The cost of acquiring a watch is one of the qualities most people believe makes a watch hold value. From my experience as a collector, this is not always the case. There are lots of qualities a watch must have for it to be considered a timepiece that holds value.

Brand Recognition 

In all honesty, I won’t want to start telling anyone about my watch when I’m asked what I have on my wrist; I always want my timepiece to make a statement with just the brand name. The hype that comes with having a Rolex or a Patek Philippe is exactly what brand recognition means. 

The recognition a watch brand has is among the qualities that tell if a watch holds value or not because of the name such a brand has built for itself over the years. Watches like Jaeger-LeCoulture, Omega, Patek Philippe, and Rolex have been in existence for decades and are still known for not just their high costs but durability, quality, efficiency, and a whole bunch of other qualities that have kept them relevant to date. 

The fact that these watch brands have created a reputable name for themselves has kept them in the market for hundreds of years. Customers trust their products, which has increased their sales over the years of their operations. The recognition these brands have in the world of watches is a major factor that has helped most of their products hold value for a long time.

Watch Materials

After considering the brand of a particular watch when trying to acquire a new timepiece, the materials used in making the watch are one major factor that keeps me glued. The metals and crystals used for the casing are one aspect to be accessed when looking at the materials used to make a watch. Most brands say they use quality stainless steel, but some of them make use of alloy or very cheap steel for the casing of the watches.

The most common grade of steel found in top luxury watches are 316L and 904L steels. Materials like gold and titanium are used to case some top quality watches like the Omega Seamaster 300, crafted with grade 2 titanium and currently worth $9,500; the Rolex Day-date President with 40mm casing and up to 100 grams of pure gold, this timepiece costs up to $40,000.


One thing that blew my mind when I started getting into watches was the fact that the movement of a watch could determine the value associated with timepieces. There are two different movements in the world of watches, the Quartz that ticks every second and the mechanical watches with a sweeping seconds hand movement.

The mechanical watches are always more expensive than the others, mainly due to the effort put into the mechanism.

Watch Exclusivity 

A watch like the Patek Philippe Henry Grave Super Complication was a watch specifically designed for wealthy business people in the early parts of the 20th century. It was a pocket watch that had 24 different features, which took up to three years to design and five years to manufacture. 

This limited edition of Patek Philippe sold for $24 million in 2014 and held the record for the highest amount spent on a timepiece at that time. Aside from being cased in 18 karats worth of gold and having so many features, the exclusivity of this timepiece is the major factor that holds the value of this pocket watch to date.

Iconic Status

The story behind the creation of a particular watch or events, reasons, and experiences that surround a timepiece could categorize a watch as iconic. A good example is the Reverso collection from Jaeger LeCoultre, which was brought to life in 1931 to protect watches from being scratched or damaged during physical activities.

Various collections have come out of this brand, yet the Reverso collection seems to be the most popular one out of all of them, and multiple watches in this iconic line are very well known to hold their value.

Do Affordable Watches Hold Their Value?

As I mentioned earlier, the material used in designing a watch is a major yardstick for measuring if a timepiece would hold value or not. Every watch manufacturer wants to make a profit from the sale of their timepieces. That’s always the goal when trying to sell anything, right? And nobody would make use of very quality materials in designing a watch and sell them very cheaply because those materials cost a lot of money. 

So, there are no cheap watches that hold value, in my opinion. But when it comes to the world of watches and gauging from the cost of a lot of other timepieces, there are affordable watches that hold their value. I will give you a list of some of these watches and their specifications below. 

The Best Affordable Watches That Won’t Lose Their Value

1. Timex Marlin Hand-Wound (ref. TW2T18200)

Timex Marlin Hand-Wound (ref. TW2T18200)

Timex announced the launch of this hand-wound watch back in 2017, and it instantly became a hit due to the quality of materials used in the design and how cheap it was. This timepiece has a case size of 34mm with a thickness of 10mm. It has a lug width of 18mm with a water resistance of up to 30m.

The most attractive features of this watch are its excellent dress watch proportions, along with the hand-wound Seagull movement powering it. This leather strapped hand-wound watch is perfectly styled to carry that vintage look and only costs $200.

2. Omega x Swatch Moonswatch (ref. SO33G100)

Omega x Swatch Moonswatch (ref. SO33G100)

This unique collaboration between Omega and Swatch came out in 2022 and took the watch world by storm. Its bioceramic case has a 41.9mm diameter and is built with two-thirds pure ceramic, and the other one-third is from a material obtained from castor oil.

This watch has the look of the Omega Speedmaster and can easily play the same role if you don’t have up to $6,000 to spend on a Speedy. The short lug-to-lug distance of 47.9mm makes it wear very well on most wrists. It does have a few shortcomings, including an acrylic crystal, but for $260, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a watch with a more iconic design.

3. Seiko SKX007 (ref. 7S26-0020)

This timepiece carries the look and price to make it the go-to piece for many watch lovers. Like most Seiko watches, it has a very masculine design with a 42mm in width, 13mm in height, and a 46mm lug to lug. The outstanding feature of this watch lies in its overall function.

It was manufactured to satisfy the ISO 6425 dive standard, which includes temperature cycling from -20c to 60c, getting hit by a hammer weighing up to 3kg, and a meter drop test, all done while maintaining its accurate time. 

This watch has a Seiko 7S26 movement which is the company’s cheapest movement and goes to show that designing a quality watch doesn’t always have to come with the most expensive materials. 

The designs on the minute, second, and hour hands add more to the aesthetic look of this watch. Seiko discontinued the SKX collection in 2019, and prices have increased steadily for a piece in good condition. If you can find one close to its original retail price of approximately $200, go for it, as it’s unlikely to drop any time soon.

4. Seiko Alpinist (ref. SARB017)

Seiko Alpinist (ref. SARB017)

I set my eyes on this timepiece in 2022, and the attention to detail on the green dial really stood out to me. It has very bold numerals on the dial with cathedral minute, hour, and second hands. This Japanese watch is powered by a 6R15 movement that is very reliable and shock resistant with a water resistance of up to 200 meters. 

It also has a sapphire crystal which makes it very difficult to get scratched. This watch has a diameter of 39mm and a thickness of 12mm which makes it very easy to wear. This Alpinist watch is well-respected by many collectors because of the good features it has and still falls under the category of quality watches that you can buy for less than $1000.

5. Junghans Max Bill Automatic (ref. 027/4007.04)

Junghans Max Bill Automatic (ref. 027/4007.04)

The minimalist design and the overall look of this watch made me purchase this watch a couple of months ago. The dimensions of this timepiece include a 38mm diameter, a case height of 9.8mm, and a lug-to-lug distance of 40mm. 

Junghans are known for their minimalist features, but the addition of sapphire crystals has added a little bit of sophistication to the watch. As simple as this timepiece looks, it is controlled by an automatic movement inside, the calibre J800.1. This watch currently sells for approximately $1,200.

6. Sinn 556 I (ref. 556.010)

Sinn 556 I (ref. 556.010)

The components of this watch make it a relatively affordable one, even in the range of $1000-$1500. From being hand-assembled in Germany and also having a Sellita SW200-1 movement, I consider this a very good buy. Aside from being an easily repairable watch due to its movement, Sinn watches are also known for their resistance to shock and cold. 

The timepiece has a sapphire crystal on the front and back and has a water resistance of up to 200 meters. It has a lug-to-lug distance of 45.5mm, a thickness of 11.2mm, and a lug width of 20mm. The dial of this watch has white text and a deep black background which matches the middle parts of the second, minute, and hour hands, giving them a floating look. 

7. Omega Speedmaster Reduced(ref. 3510.50.00)

Omega Speedmaster Reduced(ref. 3510.50.00)

Like most Omega Speedmasters, the Reduced has a very legible dial with a black background and white minute, hour, and second hands. The dial of the Speedmaster Reduced houses 3 sub-dials that serve chronograph functions for a 30-minute counter, a 12-hour counter, and small seconds. 

This watch measures 39mm in diameter and has a lug width of 18mm. The steel watch is powered by the caliber 3220, which is a self-winding ETA-based movement fitted with a modular chronograph mechanism and also has a water resistance of up to 30 meters. This timepiece has a Hesalite crystal at the top of the watch, which adds to its thickness of 12.3mm. This watch currently sells within the range of $3,000 to $4,000.

8.  Oris Pro Pilot X Calibre 400  (ref. 01 400 7778 7158-07 7 20 01TLC)

 Oris Pro Pilot X Calibre 400  (ref. 01 400 7778 7158-07 7 20 01TLC)

Pilot watches have a lot of features that make them appealing to a wide range of people. This timepiece was released in 2022 and comes in pink, blue, gray, and green colors. The watch is housed in a 39mm diameter and 12mm thick lightweight titanium case.

It features the in-house automatic Calibre 400, with 5 days’ worth of power and a water resistance of up to 100 meters. One feature that differentiates this pilot from some other ones is the see-through case back which allows you to see the artistic inner workings of the timepiece.

The serpentine-style three-link bracelet also adds to its look and makes a firm grip around the wrist. The watch has a simple dial with minute, hour, and second hands and also a date indicator at the bottom part of the watch. This timepiece is currently worth $4,300. 

9.  Tudor Pelagos 39 (ref. M25407N-000)

 Tudor Pelagos 39 (ref. M25407N-000)

One of the standout features of the Tudor Pelagos 39 is its dimensions, including a diameter of 39mm, a case thickness of 11.8mm, and a lug-to-lug distance of 47mm. This dive watch is powered by an in-house COSC-certified movement, the MT5400, and has a power reserve of up to 70 hours. The watch has a casing and bracelet made with grade 2 titanium and has a water resistance of 200 meters. 

The Tudor Pelagos has a black dial with white second, minute, and hour hands and also white and red texts within the dial which all light up in the dark. The complementary rubber strap that comes with this watch allows for a longer-lasting relationship with this watch, as interchanging them will prevent the watch from getting scratched. This watch is currently sold for $4,600.

10.  Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space (ref. 311.

 Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space (ref. 311.

This is one of the most popular Omega watches, and as the name implies, it’s an edition of the first Omega watch in space which is the Speedmaster 2998. An alpha-style hand is used for the hour and minute hand, while baton hands were used for the 12-hour and 30-minute sub-dial. 

This watch is powered by the Omega caliber 1861 hand-winding movement and also has a power reserve of up to 40 hours. This stainless steel timepiece has the date of October 1962 engraved on its back, which marks the Sigma 7th space mission. It has a lug-to-lug distance of 47mm and a thickness of 14mm. The cost of this watch ranges between $5,000 to $6,000.

11. Tudor Black Bay (ref. 79220N)

Tudor Black Bay (ref. 79220N)

This model of the Black Bay has a 41mm case from side to side, just like the other ones. It has a lug-to-lug distance of 49.6mm and features an ETA 2824 movement with 38 hours of power reserve. 

This watch has a very classic dial, just like the ones found in old-school Rolexes, and even includes the original Tudor rose logo. The casing and bracelet of the stainless steel watch are well polished all around and have the inscription of Tudor at the bottom and in between the clasps. This timepiece costs between $5,000 to $6,000.

12. Rolex Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird (ref. 16264)

Rolex Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird (ref. 16264)

This is one of the later models of the Rolex Thunderbird, which was created for air force pilots back in the day. The watch is available in solid gold and stainless steel types. This timepiece is a late-80s, early-90s watch, so it doesn’t come with the fanciest features. It has a bi-directional bezel at the top, which moves freely without the usual clicks. 

This watch comes in different dial colors with bold indices and a tiny Roman numeral inscription at the top of the indices. It is a 36mm cased watch with a thickness of 11.5mm and a lug-to-lug distance of 44mm. You can find ones in good condition for around $7,000 to $8,000.


From my experience as a watch enthusiast, the affordability of a watch varies from person to person. A particular timepiece could have all the characteristics of a watch that holds value and sell at a price lesser than it is valued at. Despite that, a lot of people would still categorize such a watch as expensive. 

However, it can be seen from the list above that there are quality watches of different ranges that hold their value, and these watches could be enjoyed by people looking to sell them in the nearest future for the same or a higher cost, and people just looking to enjoy the feeling of a quality watch.

best cartier watches for Men

Enthusiasts always recommend well-known and reliable watchmakers like Omega, Rolex, or Patek Philippe. These are very high-quality watch brands, but there is one thing that every watch enthusiast desires that these brands rarely seem to act on. Maybe it’s irresponsible for them to do so, but perhaps they aren’t bold enough to pull the trigger, step out of the line, and make a truly unique watch design that’s completely out of the ordinary.

Cartier has consistently wowed customers with their impressively unique designs for hundreds of years. Despite the crowded watch market, the brand has managed to stand out from others and keep a high-end reputation at the same time.

History of Cartier

Cartier has been a jewelry seller to various notable people for many years. From King Edward VII of Britain to different royalties and members of the Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese Courts, the brand was even called the Jeweller of Kings and the King of Jewellery by King Edward VII of Great Britain. 

Cartier was founded in the 19th century by Louis Francois Cartier, who was born in France in 1819. He became an apprentice to Adolf Picard, a watchmaker, and gained comprehensive knowledge about watches and their technicalities. Cartier bought the business from Picard in 1847, intending to do much better than his master at the trade. 

1871 came, and the revolutionaries took power from the aristocrats in France. The elites of Paris did not have access to their money in banks, so they started selling their jewelry cheaply. 

Louis Cartier saw this as an opportunity to take advantage of their desperation and put his son Alfred Cartier in charge of purchasing jewelry from the elites. The commune ended a couple of months later, and Cartier was in serious business years later. Cartier became the number one go-to jeweler for the elites.

By the 20th century, Alfred Cartier had taken over the business and moved it to Rue de la Path, a much better location for a company of such standard. The business grew, and Alfred had to bring his three sons to join the company. 

In 1904, the iconic Santos de Cartier timepiece was born. To expand the business to other countries, Alfred opened branches in New York and London, where he put his sons in charge of all three stores. The brothers further expanded the business by socializing with dignitaries and designing and selling their jewelry worldwide. 

The famous Cartier Tank was released in 1917 with inspiration from the tire tracks of battle tanks. Alfred passed away in 1925, and his boys fully took over the business. They went ahead to introduce other ornaments as part of their collection and have remained one of the top jewelers in the world since then.

The Status of Cartier Today

Many watch enthusiasts have criticized Cartier for not being trendy in the area of male watches. This argument does not hold water because of how quickly their men’s luxury watches sell out. Most watch collectors, myself included, still regard Cartier as one of the most reputable watchmakers.

The style Cartier has maintained and improved on is one of its major differentiators from most watchmakers. For a brand worth over $10 billion and a yearly revenue of over $6 billion, Cartier can be easily regarded as one of the top brands when you talk of not just men’s watches but luxury items in general.

Important Considerations for Buying a Cartier

Different Cartier watches come with distinctive advantages, so you might be getting something different from each one. These are some things to consider when looking for the best Cartier timepiece.


You could easily get a Cartier for as low as a thousand dollars, and some could cost up to 40 to 50 thousand. To experience the best bits of the brand, you’ll have to put your hand deep into your pocket, but having a budget of how much you are willing to spend on a timepiece before buying one is an essential move to avoid paying more than you can afford.


Versatility is one quality you will find in most Cartier watches. Their watches have such unique styles they usually spice up a wide range of occasions.


If you plan to resell your Cartier shortly, getting a piece that holds its value should be your major consideration. Cartier watches are among the best investment pieces in the industry; however, their value always depends on the specific model you put your hands on. It’s safe to say you’re generally going to be okay with a Cartier. 

The brand heritage alone can save you a ton of money. On top of that, its collectability and craftsmanship can result in great market price rises, such as the Cartier Tank and Santos gold models.

To give you an insight on some of the watches I recommend from Cartier, here’s a list of the 15 best watches for men in 2024:

The Best Cartier Watches For Men

1. Cartier Santos Medium (ref. WSSA0029)

1. Cartier Santos Medium (ref. WSSA0029)

The Santos Cartier is one of my favorite recommendations for first-time luxury watch purchases. This is not just because it’s a Cartier but because of how solid and put together this timepiece looks. Its case measures 35.1mm in diameter, and its thickness is 8.83mm. It has a small bracelet compared to its case size, with the screws blending into the case and bracelet design. 

This timepiece has a classic Art Deco design with numerals on the white dial. The easy switch system this watch has makes swapping the bracelet for a strap easy without needing any tool. This watch uses the Cartier 1847 MC in-house movement with a water resistance of 100m. This timepiece stands out as a very functional one and is currently sold for $7,050.

2. Cartier Tank Must Large (ref. WSTA0041)

2. Cartier Tank Must Large (ref. WSTA0041)

Compared to most Cartiers, this is a small timepiece, but not small for a dress watch. Its case size measures 33.7mm x 25.5mm and a thickness of 6.6mm. It has a leather strap which looks great on smaller wrists. The watch is controlled by a quartz movement with an hour-and-minute function. If you are constantly dressed up, this is a watch for you, and you can get your hands on one for $3,100.

 3. Cartier Ronde Must 40mm (ref. WSRN0032)

 3. Cartier Ronde Must 40mm (ref. WSRN0032)

This is one of the few dress watches with the simplicity and class it embodies. It has a 40mm case diameter and a case thickness of 9.62mm. It has a leather strap slightly larger than the Tank Must watch, so this looks better on bigger wrists as well. 

The faux leather adds to its style with two lines running down both sides. The timepiece is mostly considered unisex by a range of collectors, and it currently costs $3,950. 

4. Cartier Ballon Bleu 40mm (ref. WSBB0039)

4. Cartier Ballon Bleu 40mm (ref. WSBB0039)

This is also a round watch like the Runde Must but with more round edges. Its steel casing is well polished and goes over the crown, making it look like a crownless watch from the side. It has a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 12.4mm. 

It comes with a black alligator leather strap and minute, seconds, hour, and date functions. This timepiece is functional but also looks perfect for a dress watch. It currently costs $6,500.

5.Cartier Santos-Dumont Large (ref. WSSA0022)

5.Cartier Santos-Dumont Large (ref. WSSA0022)

This model of Santos is like an upgrade of the other Santos. It looks like a dress watch but still seems sporty. It has a blue beaded crown which makes it look more dressy, and the silver dial is well brushed with a little sunray effect.

It has a case dimension of 43.5mm x 31.4mm with a case thickness of 7.3mm. The timepiece is strapped with navy blue alligator leather, controlled by a quartz movement with a water resistance of 100m. The Santos-Dumont Large currently sells for $4,200.

6. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier (ref. WGTA0011)

6. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier (ref. WGTA0011)

I’ve always seen The Tank as a very serious watch. It maintains its rectangular shape down to its strap, which makes it look perfect with a tuxedo. Being a vintage piece, it comes with a manual winding mechanical movement, 1917 MC caliber, which is a cool touch. 

It has a Matt brown alligator skin strap with a rose gold case and buckle. Its case measures 33.7mm x 25.5mm and a 6.6mm thickness. The glass, in this case, is made of mineral crystal with a water resistance of 30 meters. The watch is worth $12,500.

7. Cartier Pasha Chronograph (ref. WSPA0018)

7. Cartier Pasha Chronograph (ref. WSPA0018)

This watch is a Chronograph version of the pasha steel, which was released earlier. It is controlled by a mechanical movement and uses an automatic winding with a 1904-CH MC. This watch comes with an extra strap, dark gray alligator skin leather, and a smart link adjustment. 

It is cased in a 41mm steel casing with three crowns for its Chronograph, date, minute, and hour function, and a see-through back with a clear view of the watch’s components. It has a thickness of 11.97mm, about 2 mm more than the Pasha Steel. It has a water resistance of 100 meters and is sold for $10,400.

8. Cartier Santos Medium Two Tone (ref. W2SA0016)

8. Cartier Santos Medium Two Tone (ref. W2SA0016)

This is the two-tone version of the Cartier Santos, and its yellow gold bezel is the major distinctive factor to tell it apart from the other Cartier Santos. Its 35.1mm case is made of steel and 18-karat yellow gold with a steel bracelet with a smart link adjustment. It comes with an extra strap that’s made of calfskin. It’s an automatic watch powered by the 1847 MC caliber. This piece is currently sold for $10,300.

9. Cartier Santos ADLC (ref. WSSA0039)

9. Cartier Santos ADLC (ref. WSSA0039)

This is a total upgrade from the Santos de Cartier, from its size to color and function. It is 39.8mm wide, 9.38mm thick, and 47.5mm lug-to-lug distance. It has a very flexible rubber strap, making it very gentle on the wrist. Its bezel and case are both in steel and ADLC. 

The case and strap are black, but the strap has a deeper black color and a quick switch system, making it easy to change straps. It’s a mechanical watch with an automatic winding system. This timepiece is sold for $8,300. 

10.Cartier Tank Française Large (ref. WSTA0067)

10.Cartier Tank Française Large (ref. WSTA0067)

This Cartier has a lot of similarities with the 1996 Cartier Tank, which was an upgrade to the first generation of Tank watches. This one comes with some serious modern touch. Its calendar and seconds hand are the first noticeable difference, followed by the steel bracelet and its 36.7mm x 30.5mm case. 

Its glass is made of synthetic sapphire and has a 10.11mm thickness. This doesn’t look like a watch that can be worn as a daily beater due to its fragile components. It has a 30-meter water resistance and a 37-hour power reserve. It’s currently sold for $5,750.

11. Cartier Santos-Dumont Small Rose Gold (ref. WGSA0022)

11. Cartier Santos-Dumont Small Rose Gold (ref. WGSA0022)

This two-tone watch differs from most Cartier watches by its smaller size. Its rose gold case makes it look more luxurious than other Santos watches. It has a case size of 38mm x 27.55mm and a case thickness of 7.3mm. Its strap is an alligator skin strap with an ardillon buckle. It has a quartz movement and is currently worth $11,200.

12.Cartier Santos Chronograph (ref. WSSA0017)

12.Cartier Santos Chronograph (ref. WSSA0017)

This watch is extra-large, and glancing at it would tell you it is functional. It has a flexible rubber strap and an additional Gomma alligator leather strap with a folding buckle. Its stainless steel casing comes with a black ADLC as its bezel. It has a case width of 43.3mm and a case thickness of 12.4mm. It’s a 1904 CH MC automatic winding watch with up to 100m water resistance. It’s currently priced at $9,750.

13. Cartier Rotonde Mysterious Double Tourbillon (ref. WHRO0039)

13. Cartier Rotonde Mysterious Double Tourbillon (ref. WHRO0039)

Twice the tourbillon, twice the complication. The Rotonde Mysterious Double Tourbillon comes in a 45mm round platinum case with a 12.4mm thickness. It has a sapphire crystal at the front and back, and the watch’s movement can be viewed from both sides. 

It’s a mechanical watch with the manual winding 9465 MC caliber. It has a blue alligator leather strap attached to a double adjustable folding buckle made from white gold. It came in a limited edition of 30 pieces and is worth nearly $200,000.

14. Cartier Santos Skeleton (ref. WHSA0009)

14. Cartier Santos Skeleton (ref. WHSA0009)

The Santos Skeleton looks like a watch straight out of a sci-fi movie. It comes in a black ADLC see-through steel case with a thick black alligator leather strap in sync with the watch’s lugs. It has a case width of 39.7mm, a case thickness of 9.08mm, and a lug-to-lug distance of 47.5mm. 

The buckle has an adjustable system that helps you set the strap size to your perfect size, making the watch fit for all. This timepiece has a second strap that comes in dark grey alligator leather. It’s a manual winding watch with a 9612 MC caliber, with a power reserve of up to 72 hours and water resistance of up to 100 meters. The watch currently sells for $30,400.

15. Cartier Drive Flying Tourbillon (ref. W4100013)

15. Cartier Drive Flying Tourbillon (ref. W4100013)

The size of this timepiece gives it a unisex look, but it’s masculine dial is the most distinctive feature of this model. It’s a rose gold cased watch with a 40mm diameter, 11.3mm thick, and 46.6mm lug-to-lug distance. 

It has an hour, minute, and seconds hand in a C-shaped tourbillon carriage. Its rectangular alligator Skin strap has a 1909 vintage Cartier clasp. It’s a flying tourbillon with a mechanical movement, the hand-winding 9452 MC caliber. This timepiece is sold for $77,500.


The Cartier brand remains a force to reckon with when it comes to designing male luxury watches. Although their watches might be a bit pricey, the luxurious feeling it gives and their functional design makes them worth every penny. So if you’re looking at getting a Cartier to fit any trend or season, this list should be a perfect guide. 

Seiko Dresskx

The DressKX might just be one of Seiko’s most affordable watches — few offer better value than the DressKX at such a price. 

Initially, Seiko watches got my attention because of the surprising quality feel I got when I first tried one out at a store as a little kid. With the wide range of features the DressKX offers, it sure has something to get every lover of the Seiko brand ready to swipe their card.

This is an in-depth guide to the Seiko DressKX. I will cover fascinating aspects of the timepiece, from its history and performance to the designs and specifications. I will also give my insight on the DressKX so you can decide whether it is a good choice for you or not.

About The Seiko DressKX

DressKX is another name for the Seiko 5 SRPE collection since it is a dressier version of the Seiko SKX diver with much more sophistication. What has got me hooked is that it hits the sweet spot of almost all enthusiasts.

It is not a dive watch, it is not a field watch, and I won’t call it a total dress timepiece, but it has features that fall into these 3 categories, which makes it the complete package. It is an excellent choice for people who want a sturdy, affordable, and stylish watch. 

The popular SKX series inspires the DressKX but is not duplicated in any way. It has a more dressy and classy look. It has a 40mm case size that watch lovers will appreciate because it fits most wrists. It has a sturdy stainless steel case with a polished finish that will get you noticed anywhere. An in-house Seiko movement with top-notch reliability and accuracy also powers it. 

The name DressKX was coined by watch enthusiasts, which is a very suitable name for this masterpiece. It playfully describes the watch’s style and pays homage to its predecessor. The DressKX is basically a more stylish and dressier model of the SKX, hence the nickname. 

History of Seiko DressKX Watches

If you ask any fan of Seiko watches about why this watchmaker holds such an ample space in the horology part of their heart, their answers will be along the lines of the value for money, build quality, and brand reliability.

The DressKX is a recent addition to the Seiko 5 collection, but it comes with a more refined look. Seiko introduced the Seiko 5 collection as a means of providing the masses with affordable, stylish, and reliable timepieces in the 1960s. This was at a time when it was mostly the elite who wore good watches. 

This collection was known for unique features like an automatic movement, push/pull crown, day/date function, water resistance, and Hardlex crystal — these made the watches everyone’s go-to timepiece for the perfect daily beater. 

Seiko gave this collection a makeover in the 2000s. They gave the watches a more updated design that made them more stylish and modern. 

The DressKX was added in 2020 as a means of including a dressier model in the line, and it gained serious adoption by Seiko lovers worldwide. Some watch collectors believe that the DressKX merges the SKX Diver and the Seiko 5 collection as it adopts various features from both lines of Seiko watches.

Seiko DressKX: In-depth Review

This is a close look into the Seiko DressKX, and I will also talk about several aspects of the timepiece, from its measurements down to its availability on the watch market.

Dimensions & Wearability

The 40mm case of the DressKX is a bit smaller than the average Seiko 5 timepiece, which makes it a good option for people who do not want a very obvious Seiko. It also has a moderate thickness of 11.5mm, which makes it pretty understated and would stay firm under the cuff of your suit. 

The 100-meter water resistance on the timepiece also makes it very suitable for everyday wear, so you do not have to constantly worry about getting it wet. However, there are other strap options for the Seiko Dress KX. 

It comes with a standard sport 5 stainless steel bracelet — it is not the fanciest bracelet on the market, but it offers excellent functionality and wearability. So you can stick with the steel option for its functionality and dressy look, or go for the other options.

Build Quality & Durability

Just like most Seiko watches, the DressKX is built to take a beating. The push/pull crown is not as solid as a screw-down — it does a decent job preventing water entry, so it is a suitable timepiece for the rain or a hot afternoon at the pool. 

Some collectors reference the sharp links and the not-so-sturdy clasp and its weak points, but the bracelet can be easily replaced, so it does not seem to be an issue. Overall, the Seiko DressKX has excellent build quality and durability. It is built to last a lifetime and withstand everyday wear and tear.


The dial on the Seiko DressKX is the ultimate star of the show. It is dressy and bold, and it shines brightly under the sun. It is plain, versatile, and elegant, which makes it great for any occasion, whether formal or casual. It comes in plenty of colors, including black, blue, gray, and green, and each color offers its own personality that stands out. 

The black dial is perfect for any formal occasion and can also be styled with your jeans and a polo shirt on a weekend outing with the kids. The blue dial offers a more casual look, while the green dial will spin heads on a green or brown blazer.

It has a sturdy dial with a sunburst finish that catches the reflection of the light and adds to the beauty of the watch. It has sword-shaped hands that contrast perfectly against the dial. The indices are applied and polished, which adds to the dial’s elegance. It also has a small date window at 3 o’clock — although unobstructed, still very readable.


Inside the DressKX is the popular Seiko 4R36 automatic movement, which is an upgrade of the 7S26 — it is a popular in-house movement known for its accuracy. It features hacking seconds, which is helpful if you work with time up to the exact second. Its 41 hours of power reserve makes it suitable for prolonged outdoor activities like hiking or long journeys.


The DressKX is a very versatile timepiece, and one of the things that largely contributes to its versatility is the strap. It comes with a stainless steel bracelet, but there are a series of strap options you can switch to, and they all have unique personalities and advantages. Aside from the stainless steel bracelet, there are also options on a NATO strap. 

NATO straps are rugged and sturdy, so if you want to use your DressKX for outdoor activities — you should go for the NATO option. And if you’re a risk taker like me, you should test this Seiko with a Rubber or Perlon strap, and it will do wonders on any casual outfit you style it with. Finally, if you want to take your Seiko DressKX to a formal occasion, then a nice leather strap will make the whole watch shine.

Should You Buy The Seiko DressKX?

If you are the watch wearer who appreciates a timepiece by how significant the number is on the tag, the DressKX is not for you. But you should know this — even though it is not the flashiest or most expensive watch on the market, or even on the Seiko lineup, for around $300, you get a timepiece with a reliable Japanese automatic movement, versatility, and quality build. 

The DressKX is an absolute steal at that amount, which makes it a good choice for anyone that wants to rely on their choice of purchase.

Seiko DressKX and Availability and Pricing

The DressKX is a relatively easy watch to find. But the popularity has given room for fakes on the market. Many retailers sell the DressKX — to be sure you are getting a good one, try purchasing on Seiko’s website or any of their stores worldwide. 

You can also get one from any authorized dealer and expect to part with around $250 for a brand-new DressKX. Plus, you can go for a pre-owned one if you want something cheaper. You can cut a good deal for about $150 to $200.


The Seiko DressKX is exactly what it claims to be. It is the perfect daily beater, dressy enough for a formal occasion, and it can also be a good companion for outdoor activities. So, if you want an affordable timepiece that is well-built and stylish, get yourself a Seiko DressKX. It offers good value for its price, and it will surely get you great compliments.

Vintage Longines Watches

The Swiss watchmaker Longines has a long and varied history. Since 1832, when the company was founded, they have designed some of the finest timepieces the world has ever seen. Longines has developed various collections, from luxury watches to regular daily beaters and dive watches, just to mention a few. 

Out of the countless timepieces produced by the company for almost two centuries, several vintage Longines timepieces are still very much relevant to date and sought after by watch lovers and collectors worldwide. 

I will dive into the world of vintage Longines watches to understand their history and why these timepieces are so timeless. I will also look at some of these watches and give tips for your next vintage Longines timepiece purchase. For all lovers of classics, this is your ultimate guide to vintage Longines watches.

About Vintage Longines Watches

Longines made some of the finest pocket watches in the early days, and military officers, scientists, pilots, and elites used them. Their high accuracy even earned them the first medal of precision at the Paris World Fair in 1878. The company was among the first watchmakers to produce wristwatches in the 1900s, and everyone adopted them. 

Longines was known for designing some of the most unique luxury timepieces in the 20th century and being at the forefront of pioneering new watch designs and technology. Today, their vintage watches are among the most sought-after by collectors as they possess high precision and a timeless look and also tend to hold their value as years go by.

Since the early days of the Swiss company, all their watches have been known to come with outstanding looks and designs that have not been seen before. But what makes these vintage timepieces stand out? 

From personal experience, I can say they are built to last. The company has been making watches for over 150 years, and some of these vintage masterpieces are still ticking to date. Thanks to the high-quality Swiss movements inside, their level of accuracy seems to not have been downplayed.

Aside from their technical prowess, most vintage Longines timepieces were handcrafted by talented artists back in the day; they are works of art. They often have well-decorated dials, beautifully designed with intricate patterns.

The history of Longines watches is another factor that makes them unique. Some of them have been associated with significant historical moments like the first TransAtlantic flight, countless Olympic Games, and explorations of different polar regions.

The company has recently resurfaced some of its classic collections from decades ago with modern vintage-inspired watches. These timepieces combine the traditional design and look of the original vintage ones with modern technology found in the newer types of Longines.

What to Look for in Vintage Longines Watches

The rarity and timeless design of vintage Longines watches make them an excellent investment for watch lovers and collectors. So if you are looking at buying one, there are a couple of things you should look out for before swiping your card.


The demand and popularity of vintage Longines timepieces have come with increased fakes on the market, so it is essential to learn how to tell an original from a fake. Vintage or not, every Longines has a serial number engraved on the case. 

When buying a vintage Longines, look out for a serial number on the case back and try verifying on the Longines website to be sure it is an original piece. 

Another way to check the authenticity is by requesting the original paper/certificate and a box of any vintage watch you buy. If your seller cannot provide you with any document to prove it is an original Longines, you should probably not make that purchase.

Requesting for the watch’s provenance is another way I check a watch’s authenticity. It will help you know where the timepiece is coming from and the previous owners; this will not guarantee the watch’s authenticity but will most likely prove that it’s genuine and has been passed from one owner to another. 

Watch Condition

The dial on an original Longines timepiece is usually straightforward, plain, and free from blemishes, no matter how long it has been produced. The Longines logo will be printed on it with evenly spaced markers and hands. Inside every genuine vintage Longines will be a Swiss-made movement with a high level of accuracy which the company made use of during its early days of watchmaking. 

The type of movement of the watch is most times engraved on the case back with the logo and serial number as well, so make sure you look for it and confirm if it is an original model.

Anyone trying to sell you vintage Longines watches with a case that’s not stainless steel or gold is likely not a vintage because the company did not start implementing other case types until the late 90s.

Watch Price

There are no cheap vintage Longines watches because they were designed with high-quality materials, and most of them have increased in value over the years. You should be wary of anyone trying to sell you a cheap vintage Longines. They’re hiding something bad… 

These vintage Longines have a starting price of about $1,000; anything below that should make you question the originality of the timepiece being sold to you.

Seller Reputation

Buying from a reputable seller is something you should factor in when trying to buy a vintage Longines timepiece. After researching the watch, if you want to make the purchase online, make sure you read the reviews from other buyers to have an idea of the seller’s credibility, reliability, customer service, and price. 

Ensure you also check the seller’s history to know how long they’ve been selling and if they have a good record of selling original vintage Longines watches. Always ask questions about the timepiece from the seller. 

If the answers are anything less than greatly informed and enthusiastic, you should look for a more qualified and experienced seller to avoid buying a fake.

Most Popular Vintage Longines Watch

Longines has had various outstanding collections over the years, so there are multiple options for anyone looking to delve into the vintage side of Longines watches. Here is a list of some of the most popular vintage collections from the company:

Vintage Longines Pocket Watches 

As pocket watches from Longines have existed for hundreds of years, the fact that they’re still ticking and telling time to this date is a testament to their quality in itself. These were the first set of watches Longines produced and used by the elites for only particular purposes. 

Some of them had unique features like alarms, timers, and chronographs. They come in various shapes and sizes and were designed and put together by hand, which makes each of them uniquely cared for. 

They were made in limited editions, as only a few people could afford them in the early days. Aside from being designed with the best materials, another factor that makes them unique is that these watches played an essential role in horological history. 

Longines pocket watches were worn by the great men of the 20th century like Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and many others, so owning a Longines pocket timepiece is like owning a piece of history. 

Some examples of Vintage Pocket watches include the 1930 Longines Chronograph, which sold for around $10,000, and the 1912 Grand Prix Paris sold for about $6,000, but the one that catches my eye is the Longines Circa 1934, which is cased in a 14-carat gold case. 

It has a black dial with gold Arabic numerals and dials and a second subdial at 6 o’clock. Its sides are decorated with foliage and flowers that date back to the earlier days. And it can be bought on the vintage market for around $6,000-$10,000.

Vintage Longines Conquest Watches

The Conquest watches by Longines were introduced in the 1950s and were designed based on the watches used during the Arctic expeditions. Longines retained the screw-down back and the waterproof case designs and improved the dials and the general aesthetics of the timepieces in the collection. 

Longines began printing the names of each watch on the dial of this line of timepieces, which helped increase the collection’s popularity. The Conquest can be found in steel, gold capped, 18 carats gold, and various dial and strap options.

An excellent example from the 1959 Conquest Calendar men’s watch. It is a highly sought-after watch from this collection. It features a gold-capped case which is thicker than an ordinary gold plate. It has a gold medallion at the middle of the steel case back with a fish and branch engraving with green enamel. 

An automatic movement powers it and features a black dial with a Calendar window at 3 o’clock. This watch is sold for around $1000. Some other watches in the Conquest collection include the Conquest Ref. 990, Ref.7002, and the Conquest Ref. 990.

Vintage Longines Flagship Watches

This line of vintage watches from Longines was introduced in 1957, and they were dress timepieces designed as a new vision for the company in the post-war era. 

The elegance of these watches stood them out, as most Longines wristwatches made before then were of rugged build for outdoor activities. These watches feature a plain dial with Roman numerals and sweeping seconds hands. 

They came in gold or stainless steel cases with automatic and manual-wind movements. Vintage Flagship watches have an engraved Caravel medallion on their case backs, and it’s a representation of the ships used by explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries. 

The accuracy of Flagship watches earned Longines first and second place at the 1961 Observatory of Neuchâtell competition. Although Flagship watches are not as scarce as some other vintage Longines, they are still very much collectible. 

You can expect to pay between $1000-$1500 for a Vintage Flagship, and some of the most popular ones include the Flagship Ref 30L and the Ref. 2310.

Vintage Longines WWII Watches

I’m a big fan of rugged watches, the ones that can be worn for any activity, and these are what the Longines WWII watches represent. They were made specifically for military officers with the most sturdy materials. They featured up to 50 meters of water resistance with shock resistance and anti-magnetic components. 

These qualities made them ideal for very harsh conditions. They have a unique look rarely found on other types of watches. A no-nonsense dial with bold Arabic numerals, luminous hands that can be easily seen in the dark, a leather strap, and stainless steel case. 

The WWII watches also featured hand-winding movements, and this was because of the functionality as they didn’t require a constant change of battery. These watches are still very much used today because they are sturdy and reliable. 

Some examples of WWII watches include the Longines 12.68Z, which were issued to officers in the Swiss Army, and the Longines 6B/159 RAF, which were given to the Royal Airforce Pilots. The Longines WWII watches range between $1,000-$2,000.

Vintage Longines Chronograph Watches 

The chronograph vintage watches from Longines are some of the most sought-after by collectors worldwide. Their unique features, elegant designs, and outstanding craftsmanship distinguish them from the other collections. 

No other watch brand has produced as many chronograph references as Longines, and the company is one of the first to make high-quality in-house chronographs. 

Only pocket watches had chronograph movements back in the day, and it was difficult for soldiers and pilots to be on the move and access them simultaneously, so Longines launched the 13.33Z, one of the first chronograph movements in a wristwatch. 

By the Second World War, pilots needed a more precise and functional chronograph, so Longines designed the 13ZN movement in 1936, and it was the first chronograph with a fly-back function.

One of the most popular models from the WWII collection is the Flyback 30CH Chronograph. It came after the 13ZN, and it came with almost the same functions. The movement has a recognizable rhodium finish with so many screws. 

It was designed with so much sophistication that it is still very reliable to date. Some other chronograph timepieces from Longines include the Admiral Chronograph and the Conquest Chronograph. These watches are sold for around $2,000.

Vintage Longines Dive Watches

The dive watches from Longines are one of the most rinsed and repeated of all their watches as they constantly improve yearly. Aside from being famous for their history and functionality, they are also well known for their craftsmanship and quality. They were built with high-quality materials for deep water pressure and feature very accurate and durable movements. 

The company first attempted a dive watch in the 1950s with the Nautilus Skin Diver; this timepiece didn’t have deep water resistance, so it was not very popular back then. It was one of the first watches to have an external bezel that rotated. 

Another iconic dive watch from Longines is the Admiral 7, which was introduced in 1961, and this one was made differently. It was one of the first watches to have a water resistance of up to 200 meters which made it very popular. These watches cost between $3000 to $7000.

Who Should Buy a Vintage Longines Watch?

Vintage Longines timepieces are for collectors and watch lovers that enjoy the history, elegance, and craftsmanship of vintage watches. They are also an excellent choice for people looking to purchase timepieces that have held their value over the years. 

However, if you love the general designs or look of vintage watches and need one that can serve as a daily beater, you should rather consider going for any of the modern vintage-inspired timepieces from Longines. 

They have the same classic style as the vintage ones, but they come cheaper, tougher, and can be replaced easily and quickly from the current production line. 

Generally, people buy vintage timepieces for their love of them. So if your heart skips a beat when you see an original vintage watch and can afford it, pull the trigger by all means. 

But if you are just looking to go for that vintage aesthetic without actually having to look after your watch too much, there are many other options on the Longines line that potentially suit your taste without going bankrupt.


Summarily, owning a vintage Longines timepiece is a perfect way to add a touch of class and history to your look. They are also the ideal types of vintage watches to invest in, as most of them tend to increase in value as years go by. 

If you are looking for a timepiece with an iconic history and a timeless design, a vintage Longines watch seems like an excellent decision choice for your wrist.

Longines hydroconquest Ultimate Guide

I always advise people just starting a watch collection to get started with a dive watch, and this is because they are one of the sturdiest timepieces out there. Plus, they are versatile and evoke a great sense of adventure. Most of them also offer excellent value for their price, so why not? 

But I’m also aware that they aren’t created equally; some are extremely big, some are overpriced, and quite a few just don’t look great. But one that stands out not just to me but also to collectors and enthusiasts worldwide is the Longines Hydroconquest collection.

The Hydroconquest Collection from Longines offers great watches suitable for the modern man. They have tremendous and functional specs for casual wear and a great dive experience, from a rugged build to deep water resistance. 

They also come in different sizes and colors. For well-built dive watches priced between $1000 – $2000, they offer tremendous value. This is the ultimate guide to the Longines Hydroconquest collection, an in-depth look into why this is such a hyped collection. 

About The Longines Hydroconquest 

This collection was introduced by Longines in 2007 and has remained one of the most popular collections from the brand to date. It is known for its functionality, sturdiness, and elegant design in an affordable timepiece. 

The watches in this collection have up to 300 meters of water resistance, making them suitable for recreational swimming, professional diving, and any other water-related activities. 

They have luminous hands and markers that allow you to navigate the watch properly in the dark. Most of this collection’s timepieces are COSC-certified, making them very accurate. 

They come in a variety of dial, strap, and bezel colors. They also give you the option of using your watch with various strap options, which makes them very versatile. They have extended hours of power reserve with an automatic movement that makes them suitable for long hours of activities. 

Aside from being functional, the Hydroconquest watches are also stylish. Their stainless steel case, well-polished bezel, and various dial colors make them perfect for any occasion. The timepieces from this collection are the ultimate daily beaters and will do the job if styled on a corporate outfit.

History of Longines Watches

The name Longines comes from the French phrase “Longines meadows”, which is the place where the company’s first factory was located. The company was founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. 

In the company’s early days, their watches were popular among European aristocrats, and by the late 1800s, the popularity skyrocketed after they began making stopwatches for horse racing. Trace tracks worldwide started using them because of their accuracy. 

By the 1900s, Longines started developing new styles of watchmaking. They were among the first companies to begin making wristwatches, and they also created new timekeeping innovations for the navigation of planes. 

The company designed the first wristwatch Chronograph for pilots in 1912. Longines designed the Lindbergh Hour Angle timepiece used by Charles Lindbergh for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1931. They were also the timekeeper at the first TransAtlantic flight in 1926.

Today, the company is one of the most highly placed in Horology. Their timepieces are known for elegance, luxurious looks, and unique designs. They also have various categories of wristwatches, from elegant watches worth several thousand dollars to your regular daily beaters for a couple of hundred bucks. 

Longines has sponsored countless sporting events worldwide and is also the timekeeper of well-known events like the Formula One World Championship, Olympics, and the Kentucky Derby, amongst others.

Longines Hydroconquest: In-Depth Review

Several aspects of the Longines Hydroconquest add to the uniqueness of this collection. This is an in-depth review to understand the various elements and how they add to the elegance, functionality, and sturdiness of this master collection.

Case Sizes

The Longines Hydroconquest comes in 32mm, 39mm, 41mm, 43mm, and 44mm case sizes. The smallest one is the 32mm case size fit for women who want a watch with a petite and feminine look. This woman’s timepiece has no difference in specs from the bigger ones, so it is also perfect for any activity Hydroconquest timepieces have been designed for.

The 39mm case sizes also fit small and medium-sized wrists, while the others are designed to fit men with bigger wrists. They come with larger straps and more prominent bezels and crowns, which is a perfect choice for people who want a timepiece that will command their presence. 

Additionally, different configurations come with the Hydroconquest. On every Hydroconquest timepiece, you can choose between different strap types, making it a watch for every purpose.


Longines Hydroconquest timepieces come primarily in stainless steel cases, with one particular model coming in a ceramic case. On the sides of the watch is a brushed finish and a polished finish on the top. They also have sapphire crystals, the toughest type of crystals, and they are anti-reflective, making the dial readable under bright light conditions.


The unidirectional bezel on the Hydroconquest is one of the essential parts of the watch as it tracks the time of divers underwater. And Longines has made the bezel of each model bold for easy readability. 

They come in aluminum and ceramic bezel types. Most divers prefer aluminum watches because they are light on the wrist. While the ceramic bezel is heavy, they are more durable and scratch resistant. 

They come in various colors, like black, blue, and green. The Hydroconquest also comes with bezel inserts made with ceramic or aluminum, and they sometimes carry the same color as the dial or are painted with a different color to add some style to the bezel.


Like most dive watches, the dial on the Hydroconquest is simple for divers to read and interpret easily. The hour and minute hands are larger than the average timepiece, and they are luminous. 

The hour hand has a diamond shape for easy differentiation from the minute, even in the roughest conditions. Most have Arabic numerals and markers with a date window at 3 o’clock. They come in various dial colors like black, white, blue, and green, with black as the most used. Blue is also famous because of the stylish look it adds to the timepiece. 


The Longines Hydroconquest comes in quartz and automatic movements. Most automatic versions come with the Caliber L888, based on the ETA 2892-A2, with a 64 hours power reserve, while the newest GMT version comes with the Caliber L844. 

The quartz models come with either the Caliber L156 or L157, which both run on a battery with a very long lifespan. For about $900, you can get a Hydroconquest quartz watch, while the automatic models have a starting price of about $1,200.


What gets me hooked on a timepiece is its versatility, which is precisely what the Hydroconquest represents. The most popular strap option for the Longines Hydroconquest is a stainless steel bracelet, but there are other options of straps you can swap it out with, including leather, rubber, and NATO straps. 

These strap options make the Hydroconquest collection versatile, as every watch can be comfortably styled on any outfit and for any purpose. The rubber and NATO straps could be used in harsh conditions like underwater, hiking, workouts, or fieldwork. 

The leather strap can be styled casually or on corporate outfits, while the stainless steel is a versatile option that can be styled up or down.

Case Back

For a dive watch to be complete, it needs a solid screw-down case back to ensure no water passage. The Hydroconquest has a well-built stainless steel screw-down case back that adds to its excellent water resistance of 300 meters. It also has the Longines logo boldly engraved on it with the model number.

Should You Buy The Longines Hydroconquest?

Longines Hydroconquest are not the fanciest watches, but they are one of the most versatile. They are rugged and will play the role of an excellent daily beater. So who should wear the Hydroconquest timepiece?

Firstly, no one appreciates a good dive watch like professional divers. The deep water resistance, bezel for tracking underwater time, and screw-down crown make it the perfect underwater companion. 

Secondly, Hydroconquest watches are built to withstand the harshest conditions, so this is also a timepiece for people who are constantly outdoors and need the perfect daily beater. The quality and price of watches from this collection also make them ideal for people looking for durable and affordable timepieces.

Longines Hydroconquest Pricing and Availability 

Not only is the company’s official website the best place to buy from, but it is also the safest place to be confident that you are getting an original timepiece. A reputable dealer is another option for buying a Longines Hydroconquest. They can also be found in online stores and marketplaces like eBay and Amazon. 

The timepiece’s price is determined by the movement and material used in the production. A Hydroconquest with an automatic movement is more expensive than the quartz. Buying a brand-new Hydroconquest will cost you between $1,000-$2,000, while the more advanced all-ceramic model costs a little over $4,000. A pre-owned timepiece can cost between $800-$1,500.


The Longines Hydroconquest is packed with features that make it fit for both professional divers and anyone looking for a sturdy and stylish timepiece for any occasion. So if you have been looking for an affordable watch that is versatile and that can also last you a lifetime, the Longines Hydroconquest is an excellent option.

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