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The 13 Best Daily Watches Under $2,500

Let's stretch the budget now, and with $2,500 to spend we can really get a feel for what is out there. Under $1,000 there was a decent assortment of daily watches you could buy, some with a solid chunk of change left over. With $2,500 though, now we're talking about some high quality watches from some very serious watchmakers, including pieces from Omega, Oris, TAG Heuer and Raymond Weil.

Let's take a look at 13 of the best daily watches you can buy for under $2,500.

Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph

Combining a chronograph with a day-date indicator, the Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph presents as one of the most versatile and well-rounded watches that you can wear every single day.

Omega De Ville Prestige

A more classical take on the daily watch, the Omega De Ville Prestige offers the benefit of being inconspicuous while packing some serious punch with its Co-Axial chronometer rated movement.

Oris Divers Sixty Five

From Oris is the Divers Sixty Five, a lovely take on some classical divers watch aesthetics. Gotta love that colour combo.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Twin Time

Here we have the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 7 Twin Time. As the name implies, it gives the wearer the ability to read two separate time zones at once. Practical and affordable.

Edox Chronoffshore

With the Edox Chronoffshore we have perhaps one of the most rugged looking watches on this list. Big, bold and brash, the Edox Chronoffshore is a daily watch well suited to someone looking for something a bit against the grain.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 6

Here we have the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 6. A black on black aesthetic paired with a super sporty look makes for a compelling package that you can wear with almost anything.

Longines Master Collection Chronograph

The Longines Master Collection Chronograph is for someone looking for a fairly mature piece that they can wear every day. Chock full of information, the Longines Master Collection Chronograph is definitely one of those watches that comes almost all bases.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer is one of the ultimate budget-friendly watches out there, with this particular reference easily being one of the coolest. What's not to like here?

Oris Aquis Date

You would be hardpressed to find a more capable daily watch under $2,500 than the Oris Aquis Date. In any of its many variations, the Oris Aquis Date holds it own as one of the best all-round watches in this pricing segment. Big, big fan.

Ball Watches Fireman

Out of left field comes the Ball Watches Fireman. With its sleek proportions, wonderful balance and use of gas for night reading capabilities, the Ball Watches Fireman holds its own as a very considerable piece of kit for under $2,500.

Raymond Weil Freelancer Date

Another Raymond Weil, this time with the Freelancer Date. A black on black aesthetic with green luminescent material on the bezel and dial markings, Raymond Weil Freelancer Date is very cool customer that won't break the bank.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot

Here is the Oris Big Crown ProPilot, the second piece from the maison. This model has an engine-turned bezel, paired with a day-date indicator and a very minimalistic dial. I feel that the Oris Big Crown ProPilot is the perfect daily watch for someone looking for something a bit low-key but still with enough oomph to hold its own against almost anything else in this crowed niche of watches.

Mido Ocean Star Diver 600

Last week I featured the incredible Mido Ocean Star 200 as one of the best sub-$1,000 daily watches you can buy. The Mido Ocean Star Diver 600 is a beefed up version of the Ocean Star 200. While it lacks the day-date function, it retains a date indicator, ups the ante of its depth rating from 200m to 600m and adds a genuine chronometer to the mix. And it's priced well under $2,500. Wow.

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