Best Automatic Watches Under $500

Been looking at expanding my automatic watch collection with some timepieces to diversify my daily wrist wear, need some underrated picks โœŒ๐Ÿป

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It would help if you could provide some preferences:

  • Diver?

  • Dress?

  • Chronograph?

  • Bracelet or strap?

  • case size preference?

ยท

A good place to start is the Seiko website. They have a lot of good stuff under $500 - divers, dress, field

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Roebuck Watch Company Diviso is a fun auto right at that $500 mark, probably lower if you can get a discount

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BobsWatch

A good place to start is the Seiko website. They have a lot of good stuff under $500 - divers, dress, field

Ive got a couple Seiko 5s and theyโ€™re great pieces, let alone the value they sit at!

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bc6619

It would help if you could provide some preferences:

  • Diver?

  • Dress?

  • Chronograph?

  • Bracelet or strap?

  • case size preference?

Definitely a diver or a chronograph, got one too many dress watches atm with a few divers here and there, looking for pieces in the 38-43mm range. Bracelet โœ…

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Seiko

Avoid clomage's and microbrands, they're hard to sell & depreciation is bad when you inevitably want to upgrade. ๐Ÿ‘

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I agree Seiko is always a good suggestion. I'd also recommend the microbrands, there are a huge variety to choose from, here are just a few:

  • Lorier

  • Henry Archer

  • Baltic

  • RZE

  • Nodus