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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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Lilienthal Berlin Zeitgeist Watch Review

February 17, 2020

The Lilienthal Berlin Zeitgeist features impeccable design throughout (you’ll soon see what I mean). Don’t believe me? It’s proved in the fact that it has won multiple awards, such...

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£250 - £500

Boldr Expedition (Rushmore) Watch Review

The Boldr Expedition’s colourways are all named after various mountains, emphasising the exploring theme of this range. The version in for review was my favourite option; a bead blasted...

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January 16, 2020

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£250 - £500

Nove Craftsman Watch Review

You know what I love? I love it when a watch manufacturer make something really unique, whilst still being affordable. The Nove Craftsmen is just that. With a superbly...

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November 19, 2019

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£250 - £500

Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPB43 Watch Review

So why am I reviewing what’s called the “SRPB43”, and not the more well-known SARB065? The SARB065 refers to the original “Cocktail Time” – which was never meant for...

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November 6, 2019

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£250 - £500

Aevig Huldra Watch Review

A vintage / retro inspired diver reminiscent of the 60’s-70’s, the Aevig Huldra is currently in pre-order, for delivery by November 2019. The initial goal of €35,000 passed in...

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August 22, 2019

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£250 - £500

Corniche Heritage Chronograph Watch Review + Bracelet

This watch will be the third Corniche I’ve reviewed, behind the Heritage 40 and Historique Automatic. Commemorating the fifth anniversary of Corniche, the Heritage Chronograph is quite possible their...

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April 8, 2019

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£250 - £500

Aquatico Bronze Sea Star Brown Watch Review

All the Aquatico watches I’ve reviewed (there’s a few) have proved to be solid watches for the money with impressive specs. The Bronze Sea Star looks to be no...

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January 24, 2019

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£250 - £500

Phoibos Eagle Ray Watch Review

The Eagle Ray is the most expensive Phoibos yet. With good reason though; it’s their first original design – they usually opt for homages to famous diving watches –...

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November 21, 2018

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£250 - £500

Mint Evolutive Divemaster Modding Kit Watch Review

Are you like me? Seriously intrigued in modding watches but are far too scared to try it? Let me introduce you to the Mint Evolutive Divemaster modding kit. It...

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November 19, 2018

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£250 - £500

Spinnaker Overboard SP-5023 Watch Video Review

GET 20% OFF ALL SPINNAKER WATCHES USING CODE WIAA20! https://www.spinnaker-watches.com/ The Spinnaker Overboard truly is a beast! With a water rating of 1000m, a whopping diameter of 46mm and...

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November 13, 2018

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£250 - £500

Spinnaker Tesei Titanium SP-5061 Watch Video Review

Named after Italian Naval officer, Teseo Tesei, this Spinnaker model is a new very sturdy offering from the brand. The specs are great such as: C5 Super-LumiNova, military spec...

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November 6, 2018

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£250 - £500

Video Review: James McCabe Belfast Automatic

Costing £315, the James McCabe Belfast is a unique rustic looking timepiece. I like the distressed effect to the case and strap, as well as the detailing to the...

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September 17, 2018

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£250 - £500

Formex Essence Watch Review

If you’ve read my review of the Formex AS1100 or Formex Element, you’ll realise that whilst they’re a bit more expensive than the usual watch, they still offer staggering...

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