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Famous Watch Brands

Famous Watch Brands

Can you name some watch brands? Most of us would up with just one name; Rolex. Sure, it is the most famous watch brand in the world, but aren't there any better and famous watch brands. Let's look...
Kulbhushaan Raghuvanshi
Watches have been an indispensable part of a person's life. In the earlier years, a watch was just a helpful accessory which displayed correct time, but today it is considered an important fashion accessory which complements an attire and in most cases a personality.
Today there are more than 50 different watchmakers who make watches for people from all walks of life. Some watchmakers only make luxurious pieces, while some make affordable options, and some attend to a larger consumer market by making expensive and affordable watches.
Modern watches are not just fashion accessories, they are much more; new watch designs have GPS, calculator, mini-torch, heart-rate monitoring capabilities, compass, barometers and thermometers.
The watch industry is not only improving its style, it is trying to make the user's life more comfortable and easy. If you as a buyer are looking out for some great watches, these are the most popular and preferred ones.
When I was young, the only watch brand globally known was Rolex. The word "Rolex" was a synonym to luxury. Whenever you think of making a list of best watch brands, Rolex has to be at the top spot. However, it's necessary to remember that Rolex watches start from $10,000 or sometimes more, depending on the model which you like. The latest collection includes:
  • Rolex Sky-Dweller
  • Rolex Submariner
  • Rolex Datejust II
  • Rolex Day-Date
  • Rolex Day-Date II

A competitor of Rolex, although not in the same league, Omega has been the choice of some of the world's most distinguished personalities. The best quality of Omega watches is that they are a preferred brand among the simpletons and the wealthy ones. Omega is also known for its luxury collection and is the preferred brand of the most famous spy; 007 James Bond. The latest collection includes:
  • Omega Seamaster 300m Chronometer
  • Omega De Ville Annual Calendar
  • Omega Speedmaster Aqua Terra
  • Omega Speedmaster Professional
  • Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Timex definitely deserves a spot in the list of best watch brands. It is one of the few companies who have stayed true to its roots. Even though it is not as luxurious as Rolex, Timex still has a lot of loyal fans who believe in the brand. It is known to make quality watches at an affordable range. It is one of the first watch companies who have launched watches with GPS, compass, heart rate monitor and calculator. The latest collection includes:
  • Timex Ironman Traditional 30 Lap Full
  • Timex Elevated Classics
  • Timex Weekender Bracelet
  • Timex Expedition Women's Field
  • Timex Metal Field

The Italian luxury goods maker started out with jewelry and today is known for its fragrances, clothing, fashion accessories and watches. With the introduction of the Eragon collection, BVLGARI has established itself as one of the leading luxury watch makers in the world. The company gives a special touch to each of its watches by embedding jewelry and precious metals and also ensuring that every watch has a unique design. The latest collection includes:
  • Bvlgari Assioma
  • Bvlgari Astrale
  • Bvlgari Daniel Roth
  • Bvlgari Gerald Genta Octo
  • Bvlgari Serpenti

Bulova is now part of the Citizen watch group and together they are the largest watch making company in the world. These beautiful watches are pretty expensive due to the amount of detail spent on each watch. Bulova watches have phenomenal designs and most models are fitted with precious stones to enhance the design of the watch. The latest collection includes:
  • Bulova Kirkwood
  • Bulova Gemini
  • Bulova Exeter
  • Bulova Curacao
  • Bulova Eagle Pilot

Probably, the most famous luxury watchmaker after Rolex, Tag Heuer is known all around for its elegant and luxurious watches. It originated in 1860 and has been a popular name which can be often seen on the hands of globally famous personalities from various fields. A perfect blend of glamor and exuberance, Tag Heuer watches speak for themselves. The latest collection includes:
  • Tag Heuer Grand Carrera
  • Tag Heuer Monaco
  • Tag Heuer Formula 1
  • Tag Heuer SLR
  • Tag Heuer Golf Watch

For people looking for sporty and royal watches which come in a great design, Tissot may be a good choice. The company has always believed in doing the unconventional, hence has produced watches made of wood, stone and pearls. Since 1983, Tissot has been a member of The Swatch Group, the largest watch producer and distributor of the world. The company is also known for its T-Touch technology watches, which have been showcased in many action films. The latest collection includes:
  • Tissot Touch Collection
  • Tissot T-Sport
  • Tissot T-Trend
  • Tissot T-Pocket Heritage
  • Tissot T-Gold

The company was established in 1918 and it was named Citizen, because the founders wanted to give it a personal touch. Today Citizen has is present in almost every country in the world and is currently the largest watchmaker in the world, a title it has held since 1986. The list of accomplishments doesn't end here, Citizen has also developed the world's slimmest LCD watch, the first voice recognition watch and the world's first professional dive watch with an electronic depth sensor. The latest collection includes:
  • Citizen Aqualand
  • Citizen Calibre
  • Citizen Paladion
  • Citizen Eco-Drive
  • Citizen Skyhawk

A very important advice; please don't shop impulsively for watches. Take you own sweet time and then make a decision. Before making a purchase, wear the watch for a few minutes and see how does it look on your wrist. A good watch should serve a lifetime, hence chose a watch carefully.