The holiday clock is ticking, and Christmas is just around the corner. Sure, this year’s been far from ordinary, but the end-of-year question hasn’t changed: What do you get for those guys in your life who already have everything? What are you getting for your brother, father, or best friend? How about a little something nice for you? We’ve compiled a list of the best watches for any budget.
1. Seiko SPB143J1
There’s no better time than the holidays to show how much you care about someone. The Seiko SPB143J1 is probably the nicest way to do this. A modern re-interpretation of Seiko’s first diver’s watch, it’s perfect for adventurers or anyone who lives an active lifestyle. With a list price of $1,200, why not pick one up for yourself while you’re at it? Along with gray and black, you’ll also find this model in three additional colors on Chrono24: brown-gray (SPB145), brown-bronze (SPB147), and blue (SPB149).
2. NOMOS Tangente Neomatik 39
The next watch is a touch of luxury for finer tastes and perhaps the most stylish gift for lovers of design and architecture. It features a white silver-plated dial; black leather strap; characteristic NOMOS lettering and numerals; and elegant, tempered blue hands. Powered by the NOMOS automatic DUW 3001 movement, this watch is a perfect example of Bauhaus style. At around $3,400, the NOMOS Tangente Neomatik 39 is a winner when it comes to watches under $4,000, meaning your gift is sure to be a hit under the Christmas tree.
3. Omega Speedmaster Professional
Not just for astronauts: The legendary “Moonwatch” is one of the most famous watches of all time. The original model was the first on the Moon. Give this as a gift, and you’re a shoo-in for the “Best Story on Christmas Day” prize. Today’s Omega Speedmaster Professional is only a few small changes away from the watch Buzz Aldrin wore on his wrist when walking on the Moon. Pick one of these up on Chrono24 starting at around $5,000.
4. Grand Seiko SBGH277
The Grand Seiko SBGH277 is a watch for connoisseurs, and it’s sure to leave watch lovers head over heels this holiday season. Designed after the legendary stainless steel Grand Seiko 44GS, and listed at $6,100 USD, it’s amazing value for the money. If jolly old Saint Nick slides down your chimney this year with a Grand Seiko SBGH277 for you in his sack, you better watch out, because he might just decide to keep this gorgeous watch all for himself!
5. Rolex GMT-Master II
Many men have a Rolex at the top of their wish list. The Rolex GMT-Master II displays two different time zones, making it the perfect gift for world travelers on your shopping list – or really anyone with a passion for watches. The GMT function arose after Pan American World Airways commissioned Rolex to create a timepiece for them. The result was the iconic blue and red “Pepsi” bezel that men to this day still go crazy for. At around $15,000 USD, it’s certainly not going to fit everyone’s budget, but that won’t stop plenty of watch lovers from putting it on their Christmas list.