$500 – $999: Best Mid-Range Timepieces for Men
This is part 3 (Dress) of a 5 part series on all Mid-Range watches
- Part 1 : Sport Timepieces, $500 to $999
- Part 2: Fashion Timepieces, $500 to $999
- Part 3: Dress Timepieces, $500 to $999 [You Are Here]
- Part 4: Casual Timepieces, $500 to $999
- Part 5: Sales & Discounted Timepieces, $500 to $999
A dress watch is no doubt the most elegant of timepieces. Nevertheless, it doesn’t have to have a lot of frills to it in order for it to be classy. Strictly speaking, a dress watch has only one purpose, and that is to tell time. That said, here is a selection of the best dress watches between $500 and $999.
Best Mid-Range Watches for Men
A great-looking stylish watch, this “Maestro” automatic timepiece from Raymond Weil represents a subtle, yet charming dress watch.
It’s a stainless steel watch that features an eight-link bracelet and a textured sunray dial. The black face features Roman numeral hour markers and Pomme-style hour, minute, and second hands that contribute to the watch’s classic look. It also features a waterproof crown that is seamlessly integrated to the body of the watch, giving the watch an unbroken appearance.
Moreover, it features an exhibition window on the case back, allowing you to peek through the watch’s mechanism. Finally, the watch is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal window, making it both a beautiful and very tough timepiece.
Every watch aficionado should tend toward function over form when it comes to choosing timepieces.
With this handsome watch from Movado, however, you will definitely fall in love with it based entirely on its looks. It has a striking appeal to it that will really get the attention of anyone who sees it. The good news is that this watch is not all form and beauty.
This is one tough watch that’s sturdy and efficient, featuring a stainless steel case and band. The black dial face features nothing, but two white hands and tiny minute markers. Protecting the face is a synthetic sapphire crystal. An all-black watch, this timepiece would easily match any outfit you put on.
Edox has definitely given meticulous attention to detail creating this automatic dress timepiece. It features a stainless steel case held by gold PVD links in a stainless steel bracelet, as well as a fixed gold-tone bezel.
Powered by an automatic ETA 2824 movement, this watch has a sweeping second hand. It comes with a white dial that features alternating gold-tone Arabic numeral and baton hour markers, plus black minute trackers. It has a date display window by the 3 o’clock position, as well as day display window across the 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock positions.
Other features include an exhibition window on the case back and a screw down crown. Overall, this is a beautiful piece of dress watch that you would prefer even over more expensive timepieces.
This is an elegant dress watch from Frederique Constant that represents quality Swiss watchmaking. It features an automatic Swiss movement and a power reserve of 38 hours.
Its gold tone stainless steel bezel perfectly matches the brown alligator leather strap and the black dial that houses gold-tone baton hour markers and gold hands with white accents. It also features a date display window by the 3 o’clock position, plus a convenient gold-tone screw down crown.
Other than that, this is a simple, classic-style watch that’s easy on the eyes and tells time precisely and accurately.
Elegant, classy, and eye catching, this Swiss-quality watch from Hamilton is an excellent dress timepiece, as well as a great everyday watch.
It features a stainless steel case, polished stainless steel bezel, and brown leather strap. It has a white dial with a portion exposed, revealing the beautiful mechanism inside. The markers, on the other hand, come in rose-gold and luminous accents and alternate as baton and Arabic numeral markers.
The watch is also lightweight, but is durable, as it is protected by a sapphire crystal window. What makes this watch stand out is the unique design of the dial, as well as the rose gold highlights. If all you need to complete your style is a fine yet affordable timepiece, this is definitely the one.
It only takes a single glance at this watch in order for one to appreciate the amount of detail given in creating such a masterpiece.