1. Shinola

Shinola is an American luxury goods brand based in Detroit. It produces watches among other products. Founded in 2011, Shinola takes its name from the defunct Shinola shoe polish company. The company was founded by Tom Kartsotis and is owned and operated by Texas-based investment group Bedrock Brands.

Shinola

Shinola

Shinola’s first watch was released in March 2013. Produced in an edition of 2,500 and available in two sizes, The Runwell Limited Edition 47mm sold out in one week, with the last 40mm watch selling out in under two weeks. The watches sold for $550, and approximately 35% of the sales came from Michigan.

Shinola released The Black Blizzard titanium wristwatch in 48mm and 42mm as well as the next Signature Series limited editions watch, The Henry Ford Pocket Watch in 2014,.The company also produces a number of different watch styles on a non-limited edition basis, including The Birdy, The Gomelsky, The Runwell Chronograph, The Runwell Sport, The Runwell Sport Chrono and The Brakeman.

2. Rosefield

Rosefield watches are created for free-spirited individuals. Rosefield makes fashion-forward watches where classic meets modern. Where Amsterdam meets NYC. Where function meets fashion.Rosefield watches are a tribute to the great vibes, the energy and the tolerance for free thinking that is typical for both Amsterdam and New York City.

Rosefield

Rosefield

The collection features both stitched leather straps for a classic look and clean-cut leather straps for a modern look. All of straps come in different colours, and due to an innovative pin mechanism alternating between your favourite styles is only a matter of seconds. Rosefield Watches are very fashionable for men’s and women’s both.

3. Breda

Breda is a Dallas based watch design studio established in 2009 by way of parent company, Grand Time. Started as a family business, and still today run by siblings; the culture of BREDA is centered around being free to express our point of view through design.

Breda

Breda

Breda offers design within reach without sacrificing standards for ethical practices and products that are truly special they are always sourcing the highest quality materials for our timepieces. Breda watches are not waterproof, but they are water resistant.

Breda is a city in the west of the province North Brabant of the Netherlands and has over 170,000 inhabitants. It is a very cozy and social city, partly due to the large number of students that live in the city. In the historical city centre you’ll find lot’s of interesting architecture and cultural delights.

4. Nacre

Nacre  means “mother of pearl”.We’re inspired by the moon and its ability to move the tides and mark the time. The pearl, born of water, transcends both time and season. We believe in making a watch that does the same.

Nacre

Nacre

The brand offers extremely minimal designs with metal accentsTransform the look of your watch with an interchangeable strap. A quick-release pin makes it easy to change. Available in Italian leather and Milanese mesh. Personal style is important to us, so we wanted to make it simple to change the look of the watch. With a quick-release attachment and a wide selection of bands, it’s easy to take your watch from day to night or simply create a new look. Thoughtful design, quality materials and skillful construction that celebrates your personal style.

5. Casio

Casio is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, digital cameras, electronic musical instruments, and analogue and digital watches. It was an early digital camera innovator, and during the 1980s and 1990s, the company developed numerous affordable home electronic keyboards for musicians along with introducing the world’s first mass produced digital watches.

Casio

Casio

In the 1980s, its budget electronic instruments and its line of affordable home electronic musical keyboard instruments became popular. The company also became well known for the wide variety and innovation of its wristwatches. It was one of the earliest manufacturers of quartz watches, both digital and analog. It also began selling calculator watches during this time. It was one of the first manufacturers of watches that could display the time in many different time zones and of watches with temperature, atmospheric-pressure, altitude, and even Global Positioning System displays.

6.Olivia Burton

Olivia Burton watches are a mix of minimalist design and floral decorated dials. The watch line is dedicated to women, (unlike other manufacturers who include women’s watches almost as an afterthought). Of all the brands that focus on the considerable purchasing power of the fairer sex, OB’s have the lowest price point. These watches have found their target audience and are outselling Michael Kors.

Olivia Burton

Olivia Burton

These are, no bones about it, fashion watches with an emphasis on fashion. This comes as no surprise when one considers that Olivia Burton is a UK fashion house established in 2011 by two ambitious young ladies. Jemma Fennings and Lesa Bennett met as undergraduates at the London College of Fashion. The two classmates pulled their resources and launched a watch brand inspired by vintage designs. Their initial run of 2,000 watches landed in posh shops like Harvey Nichols. Between social media chatter and the Britishness of their watches, OB watches sold surprisingly well.

Olivia Burton has a great selection and offers playful designs as well such as animal and floral motifs.Capitalizing on throwaway fashion, that made Timex and Swatch very successful, seems to remain a lucrative strategy. Olivia Burton’s concentration on the women’s market is a philosophy that is also paying dividends. Relying on Chinese manufacturing keeps the price low but in the long term quality may suffer.

7.Timex

Timex is an American manufacturing company founded in 1854. The company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dutch conglomerate Timex Group.In 1854, the company was founded as the Waterbury Clock Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1944, the company was thought to have become insolvent, but it was reformed into Timex Corporation. In 2008, the company was acquired by Timex Group B.V, and was renamed into Timex Group USA.

Timex

Timex

With the American entry into World War I there were new demands for timepiece design. Artillery gunners needed an easy way to calculate and read time while still being able to work the guns. The Waterbury Clock Company met this need by modifying the small Ingersoll ladies’ Midget pocket watch to become military-issue wristwatches — lugs were added for a canvas strap, the crown was repositioned to 3 o’clock, hands and numbers were made luminescent for nighttime readability, thus making one of the first wrist watches.

But, in keeping with the Timex tradition of innovation and evolution, a brand-newWaterbury Traditional is now available. … Named for the Connecticut town whereTimex began, the timepiece is the next generation of the Waterbury and is a testament to our commitment to craftsmanship and watchmaking.

8.Fossil

Fossil is an American fashion designer and manufacturer founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsotis and based in Richardson, Texas. Their brands include Fossil, Relic, Abacus, Michele Watch, Skagen Denmark, Misfit, WSI, and Zodiac Watches. Fossil also makes licensed accessories for brands such as Skechers, Diesel, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch, Chaps, Burberry and Armani Exchange.

The quartz movements used in Fossil Swiss are made by Ronda. According to Frey, the primary target customer for Fossil Swiss is not America, although thewatches are being sold here, but Asia and other markets where the brand is less closely associated with inexpensive fashion watches.

Fossil

Fossil

The brand offers more than just watches, but that doesn’t take away from the quality of them. Among the brands in their portfolio include Burberry, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld. … And people who wear Fossil watches love them.

Other licensed watch lines that Fossil designs, manufactures, and distributes include Burberry, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Columbia Sportswear, Diesel, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Callaway Golf, Davis Cup, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Skagen Designs, Michele, and Adidas.

9.Skagen

Skagen Denmark is a brand, initially of watches, of Skagen Designs Ltd. (a subsidiary of Fossil), that has grown into being a wider American contemporary accessories brand based on Danish design. As of spring 2015, its product lines include watches and other durable personal goods. Named for Skagen, a Jutland peninsula and Denmark’s northernmost town, Skagen Designs Ltd. was purchased in 2012 by Fossil, for stock and cash in transaction totalling approximately US$237 million, and it continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary under its parent, continuing the traditional brand name Skagen Denmark.

Skagen

Skagen

Starting in New York, then in Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada, Skagen Designs Ltd. operations are overseen from Richardson, Texas, near Dallas, in the United States.Skagen is a fashion brand sold by upscale retailers (Dillards, etc). Their watches are marketed as fashion/luxury dress watches. Toast Skagen is an elegant combination of prawns and other ingredients on a small piece of sautéed bread. When you really want to celebrate something, be extravagantly generous with the whitefish roe. The sprig of dill on the top serves as a fanfare.

10.Rolex

Rolex mostly produced mechanical watches, but it has also participated in the development of the original quartz watch movements. Although Rolex has made very few quartz models for its Oyster line, the company’s engineers were instrumental in design and implementation of the technology during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1968, Rolex collaborated with a consortium of 16 Swiss watch manufacturers to develop the Beta 21 quartz movement used in their Rolex Quartz Date 5100 alongside other manufactures including the Omega Electroquartz watches.Within about five years of research, design, and development, Rolex created the “clean-slate” 5035/5055 movement that would eventually power the Rolex Oysterquartz.

Rolex

Rolex

Material-wise, Rolex first used its “Cerachrom” ceramic bezel on the GMT-Master II in 2005, and has since then implemented ceramic bezel inserts across the range of professional sports watches. They are available on the Submariner, Sea Dweller, Deepsea, GMT Master II and Daytona models. In contrast to the aluminum bezel which it replaced, the ceramic bezel color does not wear out from explosure to UV-light and is very scratch resistant.

A Rolex watch as an Investment. A watch can be a good investment, but likeinvesting in cars, wine, art or any other tangible asset, it takes real expertise to make real money. … A Rolex could be a better investment than many other luxury brands because quite simply people care about Rolex.

If a Rolex is not waterproof it is not recommended that the watch get wet. If washing a Rolex that is a waterproof model, the wearer doesn’t have to worry about water damage, thus you can wear the watch in the shower or pool.