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The 11 Best Daily Watches Under $5,000

Bumping the budget up from $2,500 to $5,000 for your daily watch opens your door to a plethora of incredible watches, not only from Switzerland but also from Japan. Here we jump up to fantastic watches from Omega, Tudor, TAG Heuer and Breitling, as well as examples from the likes of Grand Seiko. Enjoy!

Tudor Pelagos 39

The Tudor Pelagos 39 presents as one of the most accessible, well put together, justifiable and practical watches in the world right now. Easily one of the best daily watches for under $5,000.

Grand Seiko Heritage

From Japan we have the Grand Seiko Heritage. When it comes to finishing and execution, no one does it like Grand Seiko does at this price point.

Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronograph

The Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronograph can make a very strong case as being one of the best daily watches to come out of the maison. My suggestion would be to do away with the metal bracelet and put it on a NATO or rubber strap.

Tudor Black Bay

To be honest, any variation of the Tudor Black Bay would make this list, with this particular reference being one of my favourites.

Omega Seamaster 150

Boasting super refined proportions, one of the best pound-for-pound movements out there and the prestige of coming out of a foundational Swiss watchmaking atelier, the Omega Seamaster 150 is a prime example of what you can buy for under $5,000.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

For those of you looking for a beefier watch to wear every day, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a tough consideration to not have on your list.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph

One of the most underrated pieces around, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph is a very clean and crisp example of a daily watch that you can dress up or down.

Cartier Ronde Croisière de Cartier

Out of left field I've added the Cartier Ronde Croisière de Cartier. Don't let the namesake Cartier fool you, the Ronde Croisière de Cartier is a very practical and robust timepiece that you can wear every day.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph

Heading into TAG Heuer territory, first off with the Aquaracer Chronograph. I really like this reference's dark look, offset by yellow highlights. Peak Aquaracer.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

How could a sub-$5,000 daily watch list be complete without the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph. So here it is!

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 36

The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 36 presents as a viable option for someone looking to add a TAG to their collection but wanting to steer clear of the usual suspects.

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