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Watch reviews under £500

Watches under £500 have the ability to offer excellent value for money. If you can get a mechanical timepiece (ideally Swiss Made) with a sapphire crystal, you’re on to a winner. Whilst the construction quality of these timepieces will be excellent, there’s still room for improvement in the small details. This price range is an excellent starting point for those who want a solid, dependable and impressive looking watch on a budget. Browse watch reviews featuring stunning photography and videos of the best watches under £500 below.

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G-Shock G-Steel GST-B100 Watch Review

September 14, 2020

G-Shocks are well known as being exceptionally tough; in fact, their ethos is that they are the “toughest watches of all time”. But what if you need something even...

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£250 - £500

Benson Black Series Watch Winder Review

Watch winders come in all shapes and sizes. I’m sure, like me, you’ve bought one of those £20 ones off Amazon and were immediately disappointed – firstly when it...

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August 29, 2020

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£250 - £500

Peren Hintz Watch Review

The Peren Hintz boasts a neo-vintage design code while incorporating elements of art-deco composition. It is a pretty serious nod to the first the first Transylvanian watchmaker, Eugen Hintz;...

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August 26, 2020

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£250 - £500

Spinnaker Boettger Watch Review

When I saw the first pictures of the new limited edition Boettger, I must confess I was quite excited. Initially I wasn’t aware it was from Spinnaker, so when...

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August 20, 2020

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£100 - £250£250 - £500

A Trio From Avi-8: Patriot, Flyboy Engineer,Type 300

I’ve been spending some time this past week with three watches from AVI-8. All slightly different but all very unmistakably AVI-8 in design. If you haven’t heard of AVI-8,...

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August 9, 2020

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£250 - £500

L’heure Luxe Classic Chrono Watch Review

A quick introduction to L’heure Luxe I did not hear about this brand until very recently when I stumbled on their “Mens Classic Chrono”. Captivated by its dazzling white...

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June 19, 2020

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£250 - £500

Stalingrad Destroyer Watch Review

The people behind Stalingrad spent many years helping to create watches for other large brands, but felt it was time to step out of the shadows and make their...

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June 1, 2020

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£250 - £500

Bulova Lunar Pilot Moonwatch Watch Review

The Bulova Lunar Pilot is oft referred to as “the other moon watch”. Why? It is a commemoration towards one of only two watches to ever be strapped to...

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May 23, 2020

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£250 - £500

Visitor Watch Co Linden Watch Review

So for the past week or so I have been spending time with the Linden from Visitor. Visitor Watch Co is based in Indiana in the United States, and...

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May 11, 2020

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£250 - £500

Hamtun H3 GMT Watch Review / Introduction

Unless you’ve been living under a rock; I’m fairly sure you’ll have seen the Hamtun H2 Kraken. I love it – it’s a sensational titanium diver offering serious value...

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April 20, 2020

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£250 - £500

Avi-8 Hawker Harrier II AV-4070-03 Watch Review

Aviation and horology have been linked intrinsically since the birth of manned flight. From the pilots across world wars who wore them to the modern-day guy or girl at...

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April 20, 2020

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£250 - £500

Firle Sennen Watch Review

Firle watches are a new brand in the ever cluttered micro brand world of watches. It’s taken 3 years of painstaking design and development to get here. And this...

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April 14, 2020

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£250 - £500

Draken Tugela 2.0 Super Blue Watch Review

The Draken Tugela 2.0 is an upgrade of the previous Tugela, which I reviewed here. Influenced by their homeland of South Africa, it’s refreshing to see a watch with...

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