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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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L’heure Luxe Classic Chrono Watch Review

June 19, 2020

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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£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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April 1, 2020

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£250 - £500

Audric SeaBorne Watch Review

I recently had the opportunity of trying out the soon to be released divers watch from AUDRIC. The aptly named SeaBorne is a modern divers piece with quite the...

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March 29, 2020

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£250 - £500

Audaz Bronzmatic Watch Review

Audaz is Latin for bold, and they try their best to showcase that attitude through their timepieces. It’s worth noting that all of their watches are custom developed from...

PUBLISHED
March 17, 2020

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£250 - £500

G. Gerlach Enigma II Watch Review

The story begins in 1845, when an 18 year old Gustaw Gerlach arrives in Warsaw, Poland from Berlin, Germany. Things progress, Gustaw’s wealth is increasing and he builds a...

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March 15, 2020

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£250 - £500

Vapaus Vorcut Watch Review

Vapaus was founded by brothers Oliver and Rudi Laing with a desire to create a legacy of magnificent timepieces. Their design inspiration is the watches of the 1940-1960s, textured...

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March 6, 2020

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£250 - £500

Manufaktur Waldhoff Capital Obsidian Watch Review

Manufaktur Waldhoff is German based brand, hence the “Made in Germany” label on the dial. However, the most interesting thing with the Capital Obsidian is that they openly use...

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