When it comes to finding the best chronograph watch, there are a few things to keep in mind. But don't worry, you can use this comprehensive listicle to find out all you need to know about chronograph watches.
Chronographs offer one of the most complex and popular types of movement around. They can be started, stopped and reset to measure different intervals of time - and that's exactly what makes them so attractive.
With heavy use in specific fields like aviation, space exploration, military and motor racing, the iconic status of the chronograph has been forged over centuries. However, today, modern digital watches have essentially rendered the mechanical chronograph obsolete but they are still incredibly popular within those specific industries and amongst watch enthusiasts.
It doesn't matter what your lifestyle is, they have a function that will benefit your needs. Chronographs include and offer start-stop stopwatch functionality, moon phase reading, a tachymeter bezel and the ability to calculate speed.
Join us as we explore 10 of the best chronograph watches from our selection in 2021.
1. Seiko Pepsi Prospex SSC663P Black Silicone
If you're in the market for men's watches, you really can't go wrong with Seiko chronograph watches. This special edition timepiece embodies everything that watch enthusiasts have come to love in Seiko Prospex watches. After all, they are the number one choice for dive watches.
The limited edition piece celebrates and promotes the partnership between Seiko and the worlds largest diving network PADI. They are a leading scuba diver training organisation that shares the same passion for saving the ocean as Seiko.
The watch comes with a Pepsi coloured bezel and a stainless steel bracelet that provides a striking appeal to its formal look. It comes complete with a date window near the 3 o'clock position to make sure you know what day it is.
As a dive watch, of course, it has 200 bars of water resistance which allows for heavy-duty underwater activities. If you don't fully understand water resistance rating in watches, check out our 'are water resistant watches waterproof?' blog.
Another awesome feature of this watch is the fact that it is solar-powered. This means you'll also receive a 10-month power reserve and an overcharge prevention function to make sure your battery stays in pristine condition.
When it comes to Seiko watches, be sure to check this functional and stylish piece out.
2. Pulsar PT3A70X Chronograph Stainless Steel
Everybody needs a classic gold watch, right? Well, you can combine style and practicality with Pulsar's range of quality chronograph timepieces. This sleek gold number provides sporty and sophistication for both professional and weekend lifestyles.
With a 43mm stainless-steel case and bracelet, a tough black dial and 100 metres of water resistance, you'll stand out wherever you are with this stunner from the Pulsar watches range.
3. Citizen Chronograph AN8168-51H Stainless Steel
We've covered gold watches, now it's time to take a look at a silver piece. Featuring a timeless classic and contemporary element this Citizen Quartz powered watch showcases stylish simplicity. Much like Seiko, Citizen chronograph watches simply embody quality.
With an easy-to-read display of elapsed times, this Citizen watch is complemented by a black dial with date display for a look that is as versatile as your wardrobe and durable for active everyday wear.
4. Fossil FS4656 Machine Chronograph Brown Leather
No men's watches collection is complete without a slick watch with a leather band. That's where this piece from the Fossil watches range comes in. It really is a mandatory addition to any collection. The watch has a dark brown leather strap which gives it a rugged look while the strap is paired with a black ion-plated case encasing a round dial.
The dark brown dial has three sub-dials with gold dash markings and three brown and gold hands to track time. In terms of features, this one offers a 42mm case and 50 metres of water resistance.
5. Tommy Hilfiger Jameson 1791795
when it comes to all stylish black watches, Tommy Hilfiger knows what they are doing. Complete with a display of a second-time zone, precise quartz movement, a stop function in second increments up to 12 hours and a stylish matt-finished this piece provides a great alternative to the classic silver and gold watches. Tommy Hilfiger watches provide style and reliability with a classic American twist.
6. Police Bromo Blue Chronograph
Now if you're in one of those professions that heavily relies on the chronograph function, this piece from the Police watches collection is for you. With a hefty stainless steel face, a stylish blue silicone band and 50 metres of water resistance, this is the complete watch for those who wish to stand out.
7. Diesel Overflow DZ4297 Chronograph
Back on the leather band trend and this piece from Diesel is a showstopper. With a 54mm black dial in a stainless steel case with a thickness of 13mm, this beast will stand out on the wrist. It's water resistant up to 100 metres which means it's suitable for long periods of exposure to water i.e professional diving, long hour of swimming etc.
Diesel watches are renowned as one of the most popular urban style designer fashion watch brands so you really can't go wrong with a piece from their collection.
8. AX2601 Armani Exchange Drexler Black
Dark and mysterious, the AX2600 is an impressive watch from the Armani Exchanges watches collection. The men's watch is complete with a black metal strap, fold-over closure, quartz-powered movement, 50m water resistance and 3 chronograph sub-dials so you can enjoy functionality and style. Every Armani watch aims to mix the spirit of youthfulness with classic Italian design flair, and this piece certainly does that.
9. Bulova 98B350 Marine Star Chronograph
This impressive timepiece from the Bulova watches collection offers a six-hand chronograph function with a calendar, a grey IP stainless steel case with a rotating dial ring to measure elapsed time, and a bold red dial with luminous hands and markers. Complete with 100 metres of water resistance, this timepiece is another great dive watch.
10. Guess Gemini W1293L1 Silver Chronograph Women's
No list is compete without a chronograph piece from our range of women's watches. This awesome timepiece from Guess watches is sure to dazzle on any wrist. With a classic stainless steel design, it is the perfect addition to any selection. For over 37 years now, Guess has been creating high-quality watches for all. Be sure to check this stylish piece out below.
If you're in the market for the best chronograph watches, be sure to check out our selection of watch brands. Don't forget to buy now, pay later using our finance options. We offer humm, Zip, Latitude Interest Free, LatitudePay, Laybuy and Afterpay. You'll also receive free shipping on all orders over $69. Happy shopping!