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Buying a luxury watch is a fun experience. It can be even more fun if you have a price-point up to $10,000.
While you can get a quality pre-owned luxury watch for under $5,000, the features and materials just keep getting better as the price increases. This price point also provides good access to watches from brand such as Rolex, which tend to retain their value well over time.
We’ve searched the current luxury watch market to compile this list of the best watches out there for under $10,000. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy as we showcase them for you.
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For the following watches we chose a diversity of brands and styles. Many of the watches on this list come in different colors or with different strap options. Some of them are really great investment watches, others are fashion statements that never go out of style.
Link: Panerai Luminor 1950 Watch at Jomashop
With recognizable features of a Panerai watch (such as the cushion-shaped case and larger crown guard) it has a rugged charm.
Movement: Automatic self-winding Panerai calibre P.9011
Bracelet: Black calfskin leather strap with a tang clasp
Case: Stainless steel cushion shape with transparent back
Pros: 100 meters / 330 feet water resistance, luminous hour markers and hands
Cons: large wrist presence is too much for some
This watch is a high functioning piece of equipment with a handsome appearance.
Link: Breitling Ecospace B55 at Jomashop
Developed for those with a hunger for adventure, this watch has all the features you need. From 100m / 330 ft water resistance and GMT to a smartphone pairing ability.
Movement: Quartz Breitling Calibre 55
Bracelet: Black rubber with deployant clasp
Case: Black titanium with unidirectional rotatable bezel
Pros: titanium is durable and lightweight, pairing ability with a smartphne
Cons: large case requires large wrists
In addition to the all-black design, the watch includes day, date, chronograph functions, 7 alarms and you can connect to your pone via bluetooth. This watch has all your needs covered.
Link: Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114210 at Jomashop
Named after two famous inventions of Rolex, this watch is striking in looks and function. The Oyster case is durable and classy. The Perpetual movement within is high quality. We love the versatility of this watch, which comes in several sizes and makes for a great “go anywhere, do anything” wristwatch.
Movement: Oyster Perpetual 114210
Bracelet: Stainless steel Oyster with folding clasp
Case: Stainless steel with ridged bezel
Pros: Luminescent hands and markers and the simple, empty dial makes for an easy time read
Cons: no date
This watch is the epitome of high-quality and sleek appearance.
Link: Cartier Santos Dumont at Jomashop
With all the distinguishable features of a Cartier watch, this elegant watch is sure to please.
Bracelet: Black alligator leather strap with tang clasp
Case: Stainless steel with 18K rose gold bezel and a crown set with blue cabochon synthetic spinel
Diameter: 38mm x 27.5mm
Pros: sure to make a statement
Cons: lack of features
A real gentleman’s watch, the design and ambiance of the Cartier Santos Dumont is sure to turn heads.
Link: Tudor Black Bay at Jomashop
We love the champagne dial on this bad boy. “Big Block” is an affectionate term referring to the large case.
Movement: Automatic Tudor Calibre MT5813
Bracelet: Stainless steel and yellow gold
Case: Stainless steel with matt black anodised aluminium disc showing tachymeter markings
Pros: includes black 60-second and 45-minute sub dials, 200 meters / 660 feet water resistance
Cons: bold and bright design (an attribute loved by some)
This watch has all the features you’ll need. It’s made to last and look good as it ages.
Link: Omega Seamaster Brown Dial at Jomashop
This 007 tribute is lightweight and highly functioning. This design has the vintage feel with the “Tropical” brown bezel and dial.
Movement: Automatic Omega Calibre 8806
Bracelet: Titanium grade 2 mesh bracelet with adjustable buckle
Case: Titanium with unidirectional rotatable titanium bezel ring and scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal
Pros: wears slim on the wrist, 300 meters / 100 feet water resistance
Cons: bezel can be hard to grip while wearing diving gloves
An iconic look with sound engineering, this watch is perfect above and below the water.
Link: Rolex Cellini 6692 at Jomashop
The diamond-encrusted bezel and the unique shape all combine into a watch with real enchantment.
Bracelet: Black leather strap with Oysterlock clasp
Case: 18K white gold with diamond set bezel and a scratch-resistant sapphire
Pros: sophisticated fashion, petite design
Cons: no additional functions
This watch is contemporary and elegant, fit to wear casually or dressy.
Link: Grand Seiko Evolution 9 collection at Jomashop
With a dial modeled after the white birch tree 9only this time in black), this watch uses the natural environment for inspiration.
Movement: Automatic with manual winding Caliber 9SA5
Bracelet: Titanium with fold-over clasp with safety release
Case: Titanium with exhibition case back, and scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Pros: high performing and gorgeous
Cons: no luminescence
Not only is this watch trendy and chic, it wears comfortably on the wrist.
If you have questions or want more options of luxury watches for under $10,000 we’d love to help. Contact us anytime.
A luxury watch is a big investment. Before and during your purchase experience, there are some ideas that need your attention.
Find more in-depth explanation in our Luxury watch guide.
There is a reason popular brands like Rolex and Omega cost so much. These brands have built their reputation over the years not only through superb marketing but through superior products.
Popular watch brands, like the ones featured in our list, use high-quality materials to create their watches. They also have leagues of scientists and engineers to make sure their watches endure through the ages.
Buying a pre-owned luxury watch gives you all the quality of the brand at a fraction of the cost. Our favorite specialist in pre-owned luxury watches is Jomashop. Their watches are all certified, high-quality, authentic pieces. They make it easy to find pre-owned popular brands at a better price.
A watch movement refers to the inner working parts of a watch that help the hands show the correct time. The movements you’ll see out there are automatic, mechanical, and quartz.
The most popular movement for luxury watches is the automatic movement. This movement works like the mechanical movement but the watch has built in mechanisms that wind the watch for you.
The mechanical watch uses the old-fashioned method. You wind the watch yourself.
The final watch movement you’ll see is the quartz watch movement. It’s an accurate way to tell time, using battery and quartz crystal to function.
The features (also known as complications) of a watch are the special tricks your watch performs. For example, telling you the date is a feature your watch can perform. Some watches have chronometers, tachymeters, time zones, and moon phases to name a few.
You can find watches made from many different materials. A few examples that companies use for luxury watches are gold, stainless steel, rubber, leather, and titanium. Sometimes even diamonds and crystals are used to make your luxury watch an ideal specimen.
Finding a luxury watch for under $10,000 is a great price point. Our list is a mere tip of the iceberg in this category. Whether you’re wanting a watch for sport, dress, or even a dive, there are a lot of options for under $10,000.
You’re already doing research on watches and thus ahead of the game in your shopping experience. If you want to learn even more, we’d be happy to shop alongside you for the perfect watch. Contact us any time!
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