Updated February 19, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Automatic Watches

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. A timepiece on the wrist can do all kinds of things for an outfit, and the automatic watches here offer you the opportunity to make a bold statement or a more subtle nod. Each of these self-winding models keeps impeccable time, and we've ranked them here by their accuracy, water resistance, power reserves, and style. You might even want to grab more than one to be ready for a variety of occasions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best automatic watch on Amazon.

10. Vostok Amphibia 2416

9. Hamilton Khaki King

8. Orient Bambino Second Generation

7. Junghans Chronoscope

6. Marathon Swiss Made Military Issue

5. Tag Heuer Monaco Swiss

4. Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic

3. Omega Speedmaster

2. Tissot 1853 PRS

1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II

Editor's Notes

February 12, 2019:

With so many incredibly expensive options in this category, all of which could have been included on a list like this, the most important thing for me was to go with models that not only boasted top-tier specs, but that have been time-tested by the marketplace. That's why the Rolex GMT and the Omega Speedmaster take top spots. Even among the less expensive listings, you'll find brands and models that have shown themselves to be true contenders from companies with long, rich horological histories. One exception is Orient, a newer company who couldn't be denied given the accuracy and style they've recently brought to market, and the wildly competitive price point for the caliber of their products.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 19, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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