Our Favourite Mechanical Watches at the Moment
It’s safe to say that the watch-collecting hobby is an addictive one once you go down the rabbit hole. Many of us start with a quartz watch (battery-powered) and filter into the world of mechanical movements and watches. That’s where things get interesting. With so many options of mechanical watches from so many brands and somewhat effective advertising, it’s hard to figure out the best choice in any price range. That’s why we’re here to help!
There is something so beautiful about a mechanical watch. From its engineering to the time you spend and the memories you make with the said watch, it's crucial to get the one you want. With the world of watches saturated with brands making budget-friendly mechanical watches, it can be confusing to figure out the best “investment.” We have a few suggestions!
The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical is an excellent choice for many reasons. The 38mm, three-hand, 1960s recreation is a military-styled watch built to last and maintains excellent timekeeping thanks to the Hamilton H-50 hand-winding movement. The Khaki Field Mechanical is available in 2 dial colours, 3 case finishings and many different straps, so there’s something for everyone.
Every collector remembers their first Seiko. I know I do. Seiko is one of the most prestigious brands in watchmaking. The Japanese brand is known for its precision, accuracy and overall iconic watches. The SRPD55K1, better known as the 5KX since these models replaced the iconic SKX, is a fantastic choice due to its rugged and iconic design, reliable movement in the 4R36 automatic, and a watch that can take a beating and still look great. The SRPD55K1 is a watch that can stay in the collection for years and be daily wear for any collector.
One of the most popular watches released over the last couple of years, the PRX Powermatic 80 is a recreation of Tissot’s 1978 PRX. Created in the 70s as competition for the stainless steel, integrated masterpieces created by Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin, the modern PRX features the same case design and integrated bracelet as its predecessor. While it may be a bit more expensive than the previous watches listed, the overall design, fit and finish of this watch is incredible.
While this watch may be a bit pricey, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with this one. Mido is a fantastic example of an entry into Swiss craftsmanship. On top of its classic styling and aesthetics, the Multifort Patrimony implements the Calibre 80 automatic movement, meaning 80 hours of power without needing to wind the watch. With its 40mm case diameter, 19mm lug width, 40mm case length and only 12mm thick, the Multifort Patrimony is compact and will feel comfortable on any wrist. The watch can be worn in various settings, from formal to casual, and will always look great.