Interviews & Buyer’s Guide

Some prices are estimates due to discontinuation or price fluctuation.

Collection Favorite

Price Brand/Model Interview
$200 Hosam Diver TheTimeBum
$200 SEIKO SKX781K3 Mark Coffman
$200 Movado ESQ Michelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$300 Claude Bernard stainless steel Michelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$400 Christopher Ward C11 chrono Josh, WatchItAllAbout
$400 Tissot Visodate Heritage Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$979 Alpina Fliegerstaffel 1 Big Date Chronograph Jeep99Dad
$1,000 1955 Omega Constellation (Pie Pan) Nick, WatchesbyNick
$1,000 Seiko Scuba SBDC007 Jonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$1,200 1966 Tudor Oysterdate Nick, WatchesbyNick
$1,200 1971 Tudor Oysterdate Nick, WatchesbyNick
$2,000 Omega Seamaster Chronograph 1040 Calibre Jeep99Dad
$2,600 Omega Speedmaster .861 Alistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$2,799 Longines Master Collection Moonphase Matt Ford, arstechnica
$2,800 Sinn 144 GMT James, aBlogtoWatch
$3,500 1970s Speedmaster Professional James Lamdin, analogshift
$3,895 Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’ Robert, FratelloWatches.com
$4,630 Bremont ALT1-P Alistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$5,000 Tudor Sub 79090 Jeep99Dad
$5,000 Zenith El Primero A386 James Lamdin, analogshift
$6,019 MIH Paul Hubbard, watchotaku
$8,000 Rolex GMT-Master II Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$11,000 Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra Thin Skeleton Jerome, JeromePineau.com
$12,300 Rolex GMT 1675 yellow Gold “Concorde” Boris, watchesandart
$25,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak rose gold Lloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
N/A Patek Philippe Ellipse Paul, ScurfaWatches

Grail

Price Brand/Model Interview
$1,890 DOXA 1200t professional Mark Coffman
$2,800 Heuer AMI Lemania Chronograph TheTimeBum
$3,000 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Josh, WatchItAllAbout
$3,600 Omega Speedmaster Adams, aBlogtoWatch
$5,000 Omega Speedmaster (pre-moon) TheTimeBum
$8,200 Rolex 1016 Explorer TheTimeBum
$9,000 Omega Speedmaster 2998 James Lamdin, analogshift
$9,495 IWC Portugese 7-day Matt Ford, arstechnica
$9,895 Rolex BLNR Jeep99Dad
$10,000 JLC Deepsea chrono James, aBlogtoWatch
$12,000 Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ti Jeep99Dad
$12,000 Rolex Day Date Robert, FratelloWatches.com
$13,000 Glashutte Original PanoReserve red gold Adam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$14,000 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms chronograph James, aBlogtoWatch
$15,000 Rolex Sub 5508 no crown guards Alistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$16,000 Audemars Piguet 5402 Jumbo Royal Oak James Lamdin, analogshift
$20,000 Nomos Lambda Jonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$21,000 Royal Oak ref. 15202 Robert, FratelloWatches.com
$26,700 Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A Lloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
$28,000 Tudor Big Crown Submariner James Lamdin, analogshift
$32,000 Patek Philippe 5712 John, WatchFacts
$52,000 Lange & Söhne Datograph Boris, watchesandart
$52,000 Lange & Söhne Datograph John, WatchFacts
$55,000 De Bethune DB25RM Adam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$67,000 Jules Audemars Equation of Time rose gold Matt Ford, arstechnica
$95,000 Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239 Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$245,000 Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Planetarium’ Nick, WatchesbyNick
$282,000 Patek Philippe Ref. 6102 Celestial Michelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$470,000 A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
N/A Andreas Strehler Papillon d’Or Boris, watchesandart

Best Bang for Buck

Price Brand/Model Interview
$40 G-Shock Jerome, JeromePineau.com
$100+ Seiko Boris, watchesandart.com
$100+ Seiko Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$100+ Japanese Watches Adams, aBlogtoWatch
$100+ Seiko Robert, FratelloWatches.com
$150+ Perpetual Watch Josh, WatchItAllAbout
$164 Seiko SKX007 Nick, WatchesbyNick
$164 Seiko SKX James, aBlogtoWatch
$164 Seiko SKX James Lamdin, analogshift
$178 Seiko SKX007-009 Jeep99Dad
$179 Seiko SRP Nick, WatchesbyNick
$200+ vintage chronographs Mick and Sebastian, WristPorn
$200 Seiko SKX781 “Orange Monster” TheTimeBum
$224 Orient “Planet Orient” Matt Ford, arstechnica
$349 Armida A8 Paul Hubbard, watchotaku
$400+ Omega (vintage) Nick, WatchesbyNick
$500+ Longines Lloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
$500 Hamilton/Benrus DR-2F2 contract GI (vintage) James Lamdin, analogshift
$845+ TAG Heuer Michelle Graff, NationalJeweler
$1,300+ Jaeger-LeCoultre Adams, aBlogtoWatch
$1,400 Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim James Lamdin, analogshift
$1,500 Omega Speedmaster Professional (pre-owned) Mark Coffman
$1,550+ Nomos Adam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$1,550+ Nomos Jonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$2,000+ Rolex Boris, watchesandart
$2,000+ Rolex Adams, aBlogtoWatch
$2,000+ Rolex Lloyd Amsdon, WatchFinder.co.uk
$2,195 Longines Column Wheel Chronograph Jonathan, jaimelesmontres.com
$2,500 Tudor Black Bay James Lamdin, analogshift
$2,600 Omega Speedmaster .861 Alistair Gibbons, atgVintageWatches
$2,800 Tudor Pelagos James Lamdin, analogshift
$3,100 Tudor Black Bay Black (new) Mark Coffman
$3,995 Tudor Pelagos (ETA Movement) Paul, ScurfaWatches
$5,000 Habring2 Adam Sofineti, WatchPaper
$5,200 Bremont MB-II James Lamdin, analogshift
$6,795 Jaeger-LeCoultre Ultra-Slim Perpetual Calendar James Lamdin, analogshift
$7,600 Zenith El Primero 410 James Lamdin, analogshift
$12,395 Rolex Daytona Steel John, WatchFacts
N/A Scurfa Gen II Diver One Jeep99Dad