Interviews & Buyer’s Guide

Some prices are estimates due to discontinuation or price fluctuation.

Collection Favorite

PriceBrand/ModelInterview
$200Hosam DiverTheTimeBum
$200SEIKO SKX781K3Mark Coffman
$200Movado ESQMichelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$300Claude Bernard stainless steelMichelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$400Christopher Ward C11 chronoJosh, WatchItAllAbout
$400Tissot Visodate HeritageMick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$979Alpina Fliegerstaffel 1 Big Date ChronographJeep99Dad
$1,0001955 Omega Constellation (Pie Pan)Nick, WatchesbyNick
$1,000Seiko Scuba SBDC007Jonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$1,2001966 Tudor OysterdateNick, WatchesbyNick
$1,2001971 Tudor OysterdateNick, WatchesbyNick
$2,000Omega Seamaster Chronograph 1040 CalibreJeep99Dad
$2,600Omega Speedmaster .861Alistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$2,799Longines Master Collection MoonphaseMatt Ford, arstechnica
$2,800Sinn 144 GMTJames, aBlogtoWatch
$3,5001970s Speedmaster ProfessionalJames Lamdin, analogshift
$3,895Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’Robert, FratelloWatches.com
$4,630Bremont ALT1-PAlistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$5,000Tudor Sub 79090Jeep99Dad
$5,000Zenith El Primero A386James Lamdin, analogshift
$6,019MIHPaul Hubbard, watchotaku
$8,000Rolex GMT-Master IIMick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$11,000Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra Thin SkeletonJerome, JeromePineau.com
$12,300Rolex GMT 1675 yellow Gold “Concorde”Boris, watchesandart
$25,000Audemars Piguet Royal Oak rose goldLloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
N/APatek Philippe EllipsePaul, ScurfaWatches

Grail

PriceBrand/ModelInterview
$1,890DOXA 1200t professionalMark Coffman
$2,800Heuer AMI Lemania ChronographTheTimeBum
$3,000Omega Seamaster Planet OceanJosh, WatchItAllAbout
$3,600Omega SpeedmasterAdams, aBlogtoWatch
$5,000Omega Speedmaster (pre-moon)TheTimeBum
$8,200Rolex 1016 ExplorerTheTimeBum
$9,000Omega Speedmaster 2998James Lamdin, analogshift
$9,495IWC Portugese 7-dayMatt Ford, arstechnica
$9,895Rolex BLNRJeep99Dad
$10,000JLC Deepsea chronoJames, aBlogtoWatch
$12,000Blancpain Bathyscaphe TiJeep99Dad
$12,000Rolex Day DateRobert, FratelloWatches.com
$13,000Glashutte Original PanoReserve red goldAdam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$14,000Blancpain Fifty Fathoms chronographJames, aBlogtoWatch
$15,000Rolex Sub 5508 no crown guardsAlistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$16,000Audemars Piguet 5402 Jumbo Royal OakJames Lamdin, analogshift
$20,000Nomos LambdaJonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$21,000Royal Oak ref. 15202Robert, FratelloWatches.com
$26,700Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1ALloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
$28,000Tudor Big Crown SubmarinerJames Lamdin, analogshift
$32,000Patek Philippe 5712John, WatchFacts
$52,000Lange & Söhne DatographBoris, watchesandart
$52,000Lange & Söhne DatographJohn, WatchFacts
$55,000De Bethune DB25RMAdam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$67,000Jules Audemars Equation of Time rose goldMatt Ford, arstechnica
$95,000Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$245,000Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Planetarium’Nick, WatchesbyNick
$282,000Patek Philippe Ref. 6102 CelestialMichelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$470,000A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute RepeaterMick and Sebastian, WristPorn
N/AAndreas Strehler Papillon d’OrBoris, watchesandart

Best Bang for Buck

PriceBrand/ModelInterview
$40G-ShockJerome, JeromePineau.com
$100+SeikoBoris, watchesandart.com
$100+SeikoMick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$100+Japanese WatchesAdams, aBlogtoWatch
$100+SeikoRobert, FratelloWatches.com
$150+Perpetual WatchJosh, WatchItAllAbout
$164Seiko SKX007Nick, WatchesbyNick
$164Seiko SKXJames, aBlogtoWatch
$164Seiko SKXJames Lamdin, analogshift
$178Seiko SKX007-009Jeep99Dad
$179Seiko SRPNick, WatchesbyNick
$200+vintage chronographsMick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$200Seiko SKX781 “Orange Monster”TheTimeBum
$224Orient “Planet Orient”Matt Ford, arstechnica
$349Armida A8Paul Hubbard, watchotaku
$400+Omega (vintage)Nick, WatchesbyNick
$500+LonginesLloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
$500Hamilton/Benrus DR-2F2 contract GI (vintage)James Lamdin, analogshift
$845+TAG HeuerMichelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$1,300+Jaeger-LeCoultreAdams, aBlogtoWatch
$1,400Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Ultra SlimJames Lamdin, analogshift
$1,500Omega Speedmaster Professional (pre-owned)Mark Coffman
$1,550+NomosAdam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$1,550+NomosJonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$2,000+RolexBoris, watchesandart
$2,000+RolexAdams, aBlogtoWatch
$2,000+RolexLloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
$2,195Longines Column Wheel ChronographJonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$2,500Tudor Black BayJames Lamdin, analogshift
$2,600Omega Speedmaster .861Alistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$2,800Tudor PelagosJames Lamdin, analogshift
$3,100Tudor Black Bay Black (new)Mark Coffman
$3,995Tudor Pelagos (ETA Movement)Paul, ScurfaWatches
$5,000Habring2Adam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$5,200Bremont MB-IIJames Lamdin, analogshift
$6,795Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra-Slim Perpetual CalendarJames Lamdin, analogshift
$7,600Zenith El Primero 410James Lamdin, analogshift
$12,395Rolex Daytona SteelJohn, WatchFacts
N/AScurfa Gen II Diver OneJeep99Dad