The Best Automatic Watches Under $2000

The Best Automatic Watches Under $2000

Top 4 Best Automatic Watches for Less Than $2000

The charm and allure of an automatic watch doesn’t simply rest in the able-bodied composition but also in an automatic watch’s life expectancy. A standard automatic watch has the ability to persist for ages, generating its power often from the simple hand and wrist movement of the wearer. A typical design will have an average battery reserve of 30 to 40 hours. A top notch automatic watch will go beyond that, performing with flying colors under duress and even the most taxing conditions its wearer might subject it to.

That being the case, don’t be surprised to see automatic watches price themselves into the stratosphere. Fear not. Here’s a list of five worthy automatic watches under $2000.


Best Sporty Automatic Watch: Raymond Weil Freelancer

The Raymond Weil Freelancer. Photo courtesy of Raymond Weil.
The Raymond Weil Freelancer. Photo courtesy of Raymond Weil.

Raymond Weil has carved a niche in the watchmaking industry over the years.

And it has become synonymous with a line of timepieces that are robust, chic and elegant.

The Freelancer which retails for a reasonable $1895 populates a constellation of looks in the Raymond Weil collection.

There are several iterations of the timepiece ranging from stainless steel bracelets to leather bands.

But the brass tacks boil down to some simply exquisite renderings for top performance: mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, 46 hour power reserve, sapphire crystal and stainless steel case.

Variations include date, time zone and other varying index windows.

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Raymond Weil Freelancer

Best Aviator Style Automatic Watch: Alpina Aviation

Alpina AL-860SCP4S6 AviationThe Alpina Aviation soars when juxtaposed against the vast flock of chronographs that populate the current market.

Here’s a sturdy and classy take on the automatic watch with an equally classy price of $1495 to boot.

Alpina is known for its rock solid fleet of pilot watches and here cuts an aerodynamic silhouette with the Aviation. Pared down are the bells and whistles that typically clog up the overall aesthetic of a chronograph.

Instead Alpina opts for a singular line with its alligator leather strap, 25 jewels, a stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal and 42 hours of power reserve.

It like its cousins in the Alpina squadron have been trial tested and has unflinchingly proven its mettle as a top automatic watch you should add to your collection.

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The Alpina Pilot Automatic. Photo courtesy of Alpina.
The Alpina Pilot Automatic. Photo courtesy of Alpina.

Best “Wear With Anything” Automatic Watch: Nixon Automatic

The Nixon Automatic. Photo courtesy of Nixon.
The Nixon Automatic.

Nixon has etched itself indelibly into the fabric of watchmaking.

Everything from cutting edge designs to traditional pieces form the nuts and bolts of the Nixon construct.

Here is no different with Nixon’s automatic that retails for $1200 – $1500.

It boasts a stainless steel bracelet and water resistance up to 200m.

The self-winding is all down to its Swiss movement and the minimal yet sleek black dial is everything we expect from Nixon, modern.


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Nixon Automatic


Best Classic Style Automatic Watch: Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance 

The Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance. Photo courtesy of Victorinox.
The Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance.Â

Victorinox is a game changer in the realm of creating product that lasts…and lasts…and lasts.

They haven’t limited themselves to strictly knives and survival gear for the great outdoors.

They’ve equally tackled the sometimes unwieldy sphere of watchmaking to boost their profile.

And they’ve done so with a sort of ease that makes rival quake in their army boots.

The Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance chronograph is no different.

It retails for $550 coming equipped with a leather strap, a sapphire crystal and up to 100m of water resistance.


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Best Clean & Simple Designed Automatic: Frederique Constant Slimline Automatic

Frederique ConstantFrederique Constant Men's refers to its brand as accessible luxury.

The Swiss watchmaker certainly is that with its sleek Slimline Automatic that retails for just under the 2000 dollar benchmark.

It features 25 jewels, sapphire crystal, 40mm diameter, leather strap and a 42 hour power reserve.

The look is elegantly refined and yet packs a solid performance for its svelte physique.

The Slimline collection is a constellation of ultra flat models perfect for standing out or remaining curiously discreet.

The look is versatile enough to transition from suit and tie to t-shirt and jeans.

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The Frederique Constant Slimline. Photo courtesy of Frederique Constant.
The Frederique Constant Slimline. Photo courtesy of Frederique Constant.

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