Like in fashion, there are different styles of watches and depending on the occasion or mood, people can use different types of watches like formal or dress watches, sports watches, field watches, divers watches and so on. Many times people can think that a certain style of outfit or in this case watch, can be only used on a special occasion or at least not as an everyday article or style and here can come the question about which watch can be a good option for using every day and more specific which are the best everyday watches for men out there that you can buy and feel comfortable using every day and also know that it will go well with almost everything you wear on a daily basis? In this article, I will be giving 5 options in different price points that can help you answer this question.
Seiko 5 SNKL45
This watch comes from the thoughtful and very nice Seiko 5 line, which means that according to the 5 principles of this line the SNKL45 has an automatic in-house movement with 21 jewels, it also has a very useful day/date complication which is very useful on a daily basis, it also has a 3ATM water resistance, which is good but not suitable for diving. In the design department, the crown is situated in the 4 o’clock position, which is not the classic 3 o’clock position but is one of the characteristics of the Seiko 5 line, it also has a black dial with the seconds hand in red to give it a nice sporty touch and at last to follow the principles, it is durable and long-lasting. This model comes with a stainless steel bracelet and a displayed back so you can see the movement in action. If the black dial is not for you, make sure to check the SNKL41 which has a white dial.
– Case size: 38 mm
Citizen Corso BM7100 – 59E
Having the very good and well-known Eco-Drive technology which feeds the quartz movement with solar energy, the Corso BM7100-59E is a good option on a daily basis, which can be tough to decide in a brand which offers so many models. This watch has a stainless steel bracelet and a black dial, which has a nice and subtle design pattern in the center which gives it some character and a very useful date complication. The characteristics are 10ATM eater resistant or 100 meters, a sapphire crystal and luminescent hour marks. The whole combination of design features makes this watch a subtle yet stylish watch, perfect for an everyday watch if you are looking for something with more character.
– Case size: 41 mm
A watch that comes from one of the most well-known “entry level” Swiss brands, Tissot, is always a good brand option and with the PR100 you can get a refined and subtle Swiss watch which also has the looks for every type of occasion and outfit that you may use, in other words, a very good option for an everyday watch.
The movement is a quartz one, which might not sound like the best option for many people who prefer a more refined automatic movement, but bear in mind that quartz is more reliable and accurate. This model comes with a white dial, which looks pristine with the all stainless steel case and bracelet, with a date complication in an unusual place which is the 6 o’clock position, but it looks really nice and if all that was not enough, it has a sapphire crystal and 100m or 10ATM of water resistant. There is also the option of a black or blue dial, depending on which tones and colors you are more inclined.
– Case size: 39mm
Bulova Lunar Pilot
In 1971, the Apollo 15 made history and Bulova too, because the astronaut of that mission was using a Lunar Pilot and some years later Bulova unveiled a tribute for that iconic watch which is the new Bulova Lunar Pilot. The watch is a chronograph with a quartz movement, a black dial, a date complication and the three sub dials for the tachymeter features and with a 100m water resistant. It also has a sapphire crystal and superluminescent hands and markers. You can find this watch in two different options, with a stainless steel bracelet or a black leather strap which it also comes with a second nylon strap for you to change it.
For everyday use, sometimes, a chronograph watch might not be the best option if you are looking for a more subtle style and simpler, but if not this watch makes the job very well done and with the bracelet, in my opinion, is a killer combination for the everyday use.
– Case size: 45mm
Seiko Presage SARY055
Another Seiko in the list, but this time a more refined model than the 5, the Presage, a very well finished watch with an almost dressy design but still suitable for more casual occasions and moments, perfect for the everyday usage. This comes with an automatic in-house movement with manual winding and 24 jewels. It comes with white or black dials and a day/date complication and 100m water resistant. The white dial option comes with beautiful blue hands which contrasts perfectly with the very white dial. This watch has a very simple and also well-balanced combination of colors and details in the dial which makes it a more than a good option if you are looking for a watch in general.
– Case size: 41mm
These are some options, which I think are the best ones for an everyday watch under the 500 dollars price tag. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or if you think that I forgot a watch or that I should have mention another watch, please feel free to leave a comment below stating the watch and why you think its a good everyday watch option.