Our buying guide for the best men’s automatic watches will show our favorite offerings in the category. But before we get started what exactly is an automatic watch. For the purposes of this guide, an automatic watch is a mechanical watch the utilizes natural motion to create energy so that winding the watch is unnecessary. These type of watches don’t require batteries and never require winding. One issue is that they are not as accurate as quartz watches and may require periodic adjustments. So without further adoe….
The Best Men’s Automatic Watches
Hamilton Khaki King Automatic Men’s Watch
For accurate time keeping for all occasions, the Hamilton Khaki King Automatic Watch ($386) appeals to even the most sophisticated of gentlemen. Crafted with beauty at its forefront, this stainless steel timepiece features a black dial with luminous hands and Arabic hour markers all of which is protected by a face of the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. With minute markers around the outside rim, this watch has been finished off with a day/date indicator at the 12 o’clock mark ensuring you’ll always arrive at your destination on time. This stylish watch has been finished with a pliable and high-quality brown leather strap that works to create a timepiece suited to everything from formal black tie right through to a casual evening with loved ones.
Victorinox ‘Alliance’ Swiss Automatic Watch
Delightfully sleek in its design, this Victorinox ‘Alliance’ Swiss Automatic Watch celebrates unfussy design at it’s finest. Fitted with an automatic watch that generates power as you move your wrist through everyday life, ensure accurate timing at every opportunity. Crafted from stainless steel, the watch boasts a 40mm case with a slimline thickness of 11mm. Protected by an anti-reflective pane of sapphire crystal glass, the black dial has been set with silver hour indicators and the brand’s logo at the 12 o’clock mark. A small date indicator window can be seen at the 6 o’clock mark and the entire watch has been finished with a distressed black leather strap with contrast stitching and deployment clasp.
Luminox 1801-BO 1800 Automatic Watch
A striking addition to any watch collection, the Luminox 1801-BO 1800 Automatic Watch ($950) takes sporty design into the modern man’s wardrobe. Fitted with an automatic watch that generates power from the movement of your wrist, the 43mm case stands proudly to protect it’s darkened black dial. Large number indicators have been used for each hour marker while a clear day/date window can be seen at the 3 o’clock point. The synthetic sapphire glass works to protect its inner workings which the black leather strap with complimentary stitching gently wraps around the wrist for comfortable, everyday wear.
Seiko 5 Black Dial Automatic Watch
For functional beauty alongside an affordable price, the Seiko 5 Black Dial Automatic Watch utilizes the expertise of this well-established brand along with clear-cut design to create a watch guaranteed to impress. Crafted from stainless steel, this timepiece has been fitted with an automatic self-winding movement that can either be wound for power or topped up using the movement of your wrist. The unidirectional bezel allows you to time different aspects of your everyday life while the water resistant finish allows this watch to be worn in depths of up to 100 meters. Finally, the watch has been finished with a stainless steel bracelet that fastens with a deployment clasp for added security and comfort.
Seiko Prospex SRP775 Automatic Men’s Watch
From one of the most respected brands in the horology industry, the Seiko Prospex SRP775 takes design inspiration from the past and merges this with modern technology. Suited to the everyday gent who is seeking quality alongside an affordable price tag. This watch is built to last. Boasting an automatic movement that generates power with the movement of your wrist, this 45mm stainless steel watch has been designed for diving and is water resistant up to 200 meters. Boasting a 41-hour power reserve and unidirectional bezel for timing during your dive, this highly accurate timepiece is both beautiful and functional at the same time.
TAG Heuer Monza Automatic Men’s Watch
Invest in a timepiece that promises to stand out from the crowd with the TAG Heuer Monza. At the top end of the lineup, this exquisitely produced watch has been designed and manufactured by one of the leading luxury watch companies in the world. With an all black silhouette and elongated titanium case design, this striking watch also features a chronograph function visible on the dial and a self-winding automatic movement that generates power as you move. Water resistant to 50 meters and boasting a sapphire crystal front and case back for viewing the inner workings, this bracelet has been finished with an all black leather strap with a deployment clasp fastening.
Tudor Pelagos Automatic Men’s Watch
An iconic design in this brand’s repertoire, the Tudor Pelagos is a timepiece sure to be on the top of many watch collectors wish list. Presented by the brand created alongside Rolex and renowned for its high-quality construction, the Pelagos boasts a versatile design that works well with both formal suits and casual attire. Featuring a black dial with luminescent dot markers and hands, this understated watch has been fitted with a highly functional automatic movement which is powered by the action of your wrist and sits inside a titanium case. Finished with a titanium bracelet that fastens using a deployment clasp, this timepiece promises to become a fabulous addition to any collection.
Rolex Datejust 41mm Automatic Men’s Watch
From the most iconic brands in the world of horology and for those wishing to invest, the Rolex Datejust 41mm Automatic Watch ($6,948) is one timepiece that promises to draw attention and appreciation from all. Boasting traditional and iconic Rolex styling, this versatile piece stands proudly at the most formal events while being sturdy enough for everyday wear if required. Crafted from durable stainless steel and finished for luxury with an 18c white gold bezel, this white black dial timepiece has been finished with luminous bar hour indicators and the symbolic Rolex logo at 12 o’clock. A magnified date indicator a 3 o’clock ensures clear reading and the stainless steel bracelet sits securely on the wrist for a comfortable wear every time.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Men’s Watch
Chosen from a lineup of the most iconic timepieces in history, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ($5,030) is one for the avid collector. Fans of both this renowned brand and those with a particular interest in horology will admire its clean lines and functional design. Finished in a rich blue tone, the watch boasts luminous bar hour indicators and hands while the self-winding automatic co-axial escapement movement within promises a power reserve of up to 60 hours. Designed with diving in mind, a helium escape valve protects the movement while diving o depth of up to 600 meters while the unidirectional bezel allows accurate timing when using oxygen supplies.
MKII Hawkinge Automatic Men’s Watch
For those with a penchant for aviation history, the MKII Hawkinge celebrates fine craftsmanship at it’s best. Utilitarian in style, the elegance of this watch lends itself to every occasion from the most formal to a casual soiree. Fitted with an automatic movement that allows for manual winding, this lightweight watch boasts a black versatile dial with bar and number hour indicators. Subtly designed, the timeless beauty of this watch is further accentuated with the stainless steel case and rich brown leather strap. Water resistant to 100 meters and finished with a double domed sapphire crystal front with anti-reflective coating, grow your collection that little bit bigger with this elegant watch.