Chronograph watches are designed to feature a stopwatch that lets you monitor the lapse of time.
One of the reasons Chronographs have always been very popular in the racing scene, and also why Chronograph watches are often inspired by automotive, cars, motorcycles, racing and racers. For instance some of the most iconic Chronograph watches of all times, the Rolex Daytona, Heuer Carrera and Omega Speedmaster. The more expensive Chronograph watches are often mechanical and those on a budget are often powered by a Quartz movement (battery), in some cases they are even solar powered.
Here are the 20 of the best Chronograph Watches for men in 2019 – on a reasonable budget that is.
Seiko RECRAFT Series Solar Chronograph. This bold men’s watch is designed with a stainless steel case and blue and orange nylon strap. The blue dial displays three dark blue subdials, LumiBrite hands and markers, and a date calendar, while the chronograph measures up to 60-minutes of elapsed time in 1/5 increments, including a split time measurement function and a 24-hour indicator. Powered by any light energy, its Solar Cell is energy-efficient with a 6-month power reserve once fully charged. No battery change is required. 100M (10bar) Water Resistant.
3 Hand 3 Sub Dial and date Chronograph driven by a Swiss made Ronda 5030.D Movement. 21 mm Silicon Rubber 210 mm Adjustable Strap with Stainless Steel Buckle. 45 mm Round 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel or Ion Plated Stainless Steel Case with Faux Screwed Round Bezel. Push Button Protection and Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal Window. Water Resistant to 100 Meters.
Carbon Fiber Printed Dial Featuring 3 large Sub Dials and Date at 6 O’Clock with Tachymeter Marking Concave Ring. Swiss Made Ronda 5030.D Chronograph Movement featuring 3 Hands 3 Sub Dials and date. 24 mm Carbon Fiber Embossed leather Strap with Colored Edging and Stainless Steel Buckle. 48 mm Round Brushed 316L Stainless Steel (or Ion Plated Stainless Steel) Case and Bezel. The Dial window is an Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal.
The E.N.B. Collection salutes racing drivers of the past. And in recognition of the Belgian heritage, its name refers to the “Ecurie National Belge”, Belgium’s celebrated formula one team of the 1950’s. Evocative of classic cars and sporting feats, the E.N.B. Collection is made for those with a hunger for the open road and an eye for understated elegance. The E.N.B. C90 is an elegant watch for men. The dial displays arabic numerical index, a 2 sub dial chronograph with seconds and minutes, and a 24h dial. There is a date window at 6 o’clock. The back case is engraved. Stainless steel case – Fine leather strap – branded buckle stainless steel. Case diameter: 42mm, case Thickness: 11mm (thin), band width: 22mm.
Ferrari is one of the most renowned and powerful brands in the world and a lifestyle brand that follows the fan’s daily journey. Scuderia Ferrari watches are dedicated to the ones who share passion, commitment and will to reach always new and challenging targets. Scuderia Ferrari Orologi capture the “straight to the racetrack” brand DNA, and conjure the thrill of powerful Ferrari Grand Prix single-seaters moving dynamically through the sharp turns on the Fiorano Circuit.
Powered by Chronograph Quartz engines, this family of timepieces took its design inspiration from the notable elements of a Scuderia Ferrari single-sweater. 45.25 mm stainless steel case, black dial with printed index and a Red silicone strap. Quartz Movement with analog display. Mineral crystal scratch and impact-resistant glass protects your watch from scratches.
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel with a black PVD top ring showing tachymeter markings. Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Day of the week and date display at the 3 o’clock position. Chronograph – three sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hours. Automatic movement with a 46-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Transparent case back. Round case shape. Case size: 42 mm. Case thickness: 13.85 mm. Band width: 22 mm. Deployment claps with a push button release. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: chronograph, tachymeter, date, hour, minute, second. Dress watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch 7731-ST1-20621.
Chronograph Black Dial. Sporty quartz-powered chronograph with stainless steel screw-back case with anodized black unidirectional bezel, black six-hand dial with date feature, flat mineral crystal, stainless steel bracelet with fold-over buckle closure, safety bar and extender, and water resistance to 200 meters. Diameter: 42mm Thickness: 11.6mm.
Stylish, Classic and Cool American style, have been developed with meticulous attention to quality, function and details. Japanese Quartz Movement VD53 provides precise and accurate time. And the special stainless steel band provided is smellless, great soft, flexible and durable which is great for daily wear. Chronograph function, 24 hour read-out and stopwatch. Green analog dial with luminous index and date display, anti-scratch sapphire crystal and stainless steel band to keep the watch work. 50M(5ATM）water resistant.
Function meets fashion in this stunning CALABRIA watch, which features sophisticated design details such as Carbon Fiber bezel and chronograph sub-dials. The CALABRIA CORSA appears fast even standing stand still. The bright red watch face and carbon fiber bezel reflect the legendary craftsmanship found in Italian racing machines recognized the world over. Like a finely tuned engine, the CALABRIA CORSA is a masterpiece at home, at work or on the race track. Swiss Quartz chronograph movement with 60 second, 30 minute and 1/10th of a second sub-dials. Water resistant to 100 meters (330 ft.). Protective high end sapphire lens and high-tech silicone bracelet.
Seiko RECRAFT Series Solar Chronograph. This bold men’s watch is designed with a black-ion finished stainless steel case and grey and orange nylon strap. The black dial displays three subdials, LumiBrite hands and markers, and a date calendar, while the chronograph measures up to 60-minutes of elapsed time in 1/5 increments, including a split time measurement function and a 24-hour indicator. Powered by any light energy, its Solar Cell is energy-efficient with a 6-month power reserve once fully charged. No battery change is required. 100M (10bar) Water Resistant.
Never underestimate the power you hold on your wrist. A watch is a vessel of time, one that will help shape every encounter you have while wearing it. The weight and feel of a quality watch is something that grounds you. The high caliber materials and the attention to detail is meant to inspire you.
This watch is limited to 1000 pieces and is powered by a 5030.D caliber Ronda movement. Ronda, the manufacturer of this movement, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mechanical and electronic movements. Using state-of-the-art technology, Ronda is an industry leader in watchmaking. Sapphire crystal glass stays looking new even with heavy use, coupled with water resistance up to 50m/165 feet (5ATM) allows you to wear the watch anytime and anywhere.
Classic chrono features and styling combined with Formulai’s signature design cues deliver a look that’s commanding and contemporary yet never “overpowering”. Precision analog Seiko chronograph movement features a “sweep” seconds hand in addition to classic time-keeping and totalizing functions, all at the push of a button. Wear it where you want. Thanks to micro-milled, screw down crown and form fitting, rubber gaskets deliver twice the protection while ensuring 100M water resistance. Ergonomically designed, stainless-steel bracelet features EasyLink, adjustable sizing system for comfort and dual lock deployant clasp for peace of mind.
Stainless steel case with a black leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel with a black PVD top ring showing tachymeter markings. Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. Chronograph – three sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hours. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Transparent case back. Case size: 43.5 mm. Case thickness: 13.7 mm. Round case shape. Fold over clasp with a double push button release. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: chronograph, tachymeter, date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch 7740-SC1-20021.
The René Mouris Trofeo Quartz Chronograph was built for speed and excitement. The car dashboard-inspired dial gives a sporty edge to this functional timepiece, which has been designed for the discerning man. The round case, with knurled bezel on a matching stainless steel bracelet, is a great look for every day.
The Watch case is constructed by 316L stainless steel and crafted into a 45 mm diameter with 12.4 mm thickness case. Matching with 20 mm width and 220 mm length 316L stainless steel band which makes it perfect fit for both casual and formal settings. Protected by a sapphire coated mineral crystal glass that is scratch & scrape resistant and it has 10 ATM certified water resistant that allows you to wear it all day long.
Features a precise Japanese Quartz movement along with 60 Minutes Chronograph, 24 Hour Sub-dial and a date function.
Conveying time with the utmost sophistication while keeping in mind the needs of the active sportsman, the Invicta Speedway collection will effortlessly transpose into any journey. Swiss Chronograph movement, 200 meter water resistance, screw down case backs, Tritnite luminous hands, textured dials in multiple colors are all features inclusive in these handsomely crafted timepieces. An asset to any activity, allow the Speedway to merge into your sporting and working life. Chronograph Black dial with 60 min, 60 sec and 24 hr sub dials with date display, Stainless steel band, Screw down crown.
This sporty men’s wristwatch from Bruno Magli features a rugged polished case with a unidirectional ratcheting bezel that is adorned with embossed numerals. The dial is decorated with a unique texture, boasting hand-applied markers and prominent Swiss quartz chronograph sub-dials. A perforated genuine leather strap or polished link bracelet completes its stunning presence on the wrist.
Stainless steel Case, diameter 43 mm, Thickness 11 mm. Genuine Italian Leather Strap.
At the core of Vincero is an innovative belief that you deserve the best so that you look and feel unstoppable. Because when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you can do anything.
Every caseback features a genuine piece of historic Italian marble. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and nothing worthwhile ever is. Our hope is that this marble serves as a reminder of what’s possible with persistence. As a pioneer of the direct to consumer model we cut out distributors, wholesalers and retail stores. Our watches are not only half the cost of those of similar quality, but they’re twice the quality of those at similar prices.
Conveying time with the utmost sophistication while keeping in mind the needs of the active sportsman, the Invicta Speedway collection will effortlessly transpose into any journey. Swiss Chronograph movements, 200 meter water resistance, screw-down case backs, Tritnite luminous hands, textured dials are all features inclusive in these handsomely crafted timepieces. An asset to any activity, allow the Speedway to merge into your sporting and working life.
Gunmetal dial, Gunmetal stainless steel band, 48 mm stainless steel case. 100 meter water resistant. 60 second, 60 minute, 24 hour subdials.
The Vincero Rogue watch casing is constructed with 316L surgical grade stainless steel with a 43 mm diameter that can be worn well in both casual and formal settings. As all Vincero luxury watches the Rogue comes protected with a sapphire coated mineral crystal glass that is scratch & scrape resistant. The Vincero Rogue watch features a very precise Japanese Miyota Quartz movement along with a date function. It also features three chronograph sundials that serve as timers.
Since its launch in fall of 2013, Autodromo’s Prototipo Chronograph has garnered accolades from the watch press as well as a growing following among collectors of vintage chronographs thanks to its vintage-inspired look and feel and top notch build quality.
The Brian Redman edition is comprised of 500 total numbered pieces, with the first 100 pieces in 18K Gold plate. Brian Redman’s remarkable racing career encompassed one of the most exciting and dangerous eras in motorsport. From the mid 1960s through the late 1970s, Brian drove to victory in many of the greatest cars of the period, from the Ford GT40 to the Porsche 908 and 917, as well as the Ferrari 312 PB, Alfa Tipo 33 and BMW CSL.
The Brian Redman edition is Limited to 100 numbered examples with 18K Gold plated case. Special edition collectors box. Brian Redman hand-signed booklet. Japan Made Seiko VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz Movement. True mechanical reset chronograph. 1/5 second sweep center-stop hand. Running second hand. Stainless Steel Case. Sapphire Crystal. Water Resistant to 50 Meters (5 ATM). Genuine Leather Racing Strap. Case Dimensions- 48mm x 42mm. Case Thickness – 11.5mm.
Strap – 20mm Width.
Buying a Chronograph? Here’s 3 Things To Consider
Chronographs are often thought of as “tool watches,” and when it comes to tools, you want the right one for the job. To guide your choice here are 3 factors to consider when selecting a chronograph.
1. How do you plan to use it?
Chronographs are not just for timing races – they offer many practical uses. Tracking cooking times, parking meters, walks or runs, bike rides, exercise routines, meetings, and guaranteed pizza delivery are often cited. So is determining the shortest commuting route. With your chronograph, you can find out how long an “instant” oil change really takes.
Most chronographs can’t be operated under water, and many can’t time hours-long events. Some chronographs are designed to run continuously, while others are not. So choose carefully if these are features you desire.
2. Easy to see and make out dials and displays
You’ll want displays that are easy to make out when you’re using your chronograph, so pay attention to the dial, and especially to what’s missing. If you need to read the chronograph in the dark, you’ll have to search even more diligently, as very few chronographs will suit your needs.
3. Do you need a date?
It’s a hard fact of life that some of the best looking and most popular modern chronographs, and many classic vintage models, do not have a date. Some of us want a date display, but the chronograph that has captured our hearts does not have one. That leaves the cellphone option, which, in our view, is acceptable, even for a true watch aficionado.
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