Christmas Buying Guide 2021: 12 Day Date Watches For All Budgets


Christmas 2021 is right around the corner, which probably means that the mad scramble for presents is well and truly underway. If you're anything like me, you've probably left all of your Christmas shopping until the last minute. And so, as we approach the final fortnight before Christmas Day, I thought it absolutely prudent to offer a helping hand for those of you struggling for ideas. Here are 12 day date watches for all budgets, including watches from Seiko to Oris, Hamilton to Tudor and Tissot to Rolex. Happy shopping!


Seiko 5

The almighty Seiko 5 is the perfect entry point for lovers of mechanical watches, particularly those wanting something semi-complicated. Tried and tested, the Seiko 5 is epic on every level. Love mine. The perfect day date watch for virtually anyone.


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Tissot Visodate

Tissot's Visodate is a touch more luxurious looking than the Seiko 5, especially so with that mesh steel strap and vivid blue dial. The Visodate is a lovely bit of kit and a superb value point for someone looking for a day date watch.


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Hamilton Jazzmaster

The Hamilton Jazzmaster ups the ante on the lux feel of a day date watch with a dash of classicism and sophistication.


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Hamilton Khaki Aviation

The Khaki Aviation is Hamilton's answer to the Seiko 5, with elements of durability and adventure encompassing what is a very capable day date watch.


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Oris ProPilot Day Date

The jump in into four-figure territory opens the door to a plethora of interesting entry level day date watches, with the Oris ProPilot Day Date hammering home the notion of budget epicness.


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TAG Heuer Carrera Day Date

Still pretty approachable from a pricing perspective, the TAG Heuer Carrera Day Date adds that extra bit of exclusivity coming from such a historic watch brand.


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Tudor Royal

Now we're talking. The super-dooper Tudor Royal is a nice little day date watch that is a clear step above the aforementioned options.


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Breitling Transocean Day Date

From Breitling we have the Transocean Day Date. This is something I came across on my web travels and thought it an interesting and very considerable day date watch, especially for those of you looking for something a bit different.


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Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Day-Date

Talk about a big jump. Here is the super exclusive and super luxurious Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Day-Date. Perhaps not the quintessential day date watch, the Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Day-Date is undoubtedly a supremely stunning example of the modern day date watch.


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Rolex Day-Date 40 'Dirty Martini'

A personal favourite of mine and a piece I aspire to own one day, the Rolex Day-Date 40 dubbed the 'Dirty Martini' is a magnificent grail day date watch. I love the combination of that white gold case and olive green dial. Incredible stuff.


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Rolex Day-Date 40 'Platinum Meteorite'

Another leap into uncharted waters with the Rolex Day-Date 40 'Platinum Meteorite'. Yep, platinum and meteorite combines to create one of the most superlative day date watches from Rolex.


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Rolex Day-Date 40 'Full Bling'

For those of you with deep pockets, may I present the Rolex Day-Date 40 'Full Bling'. With a platinum case serving as its foundations, the 'Full Bling' has a diamond set bezel, pave diamond dial and baguette hour markers. Full. Bling.


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