The definitive 24 hour watch web site is André’s. He also has a comprehensive list of every available 24 hour watch, and records of every 24 hour watch ever made. Go there for all your 24 hour watch needs and questions.
For general buying advice, the best place to go is the 24 hour watch forum at watchuseek. These guys know their watches!
There’s a wide range of 24 hour watches available for sale. You can spend a little or a lot on any watch – from $5 to $500,000 – and 24 hour watches are no different. The basic categories are as follows:
- inexpensive Russian mechanical
- inexpensive quartz
- more expensive mechanical/quartz
Here are just a few examples of watches you can buy. For more ideas, browse the other pages of this site.
AAA Watch club
To start your collection, buy one – or collect the complete set – of the 24 hour quartz watches from the AAA Watch club. The AAA watch club is a great source for new and inexpensive 24 hour analog quartz watches. You can buy men’s and ladies’ watches, with leather or metal straps, and even with noon on the top (rare!).
Now at Series 3, with luminous displays — here’s the beautiful white dial version:
Also new for 2015 is the new Alpha range:
These new models keep the three symbols (Air, Land and Sea) but now as morse code on the dial. Features: New BIG (43 mm) Case (15mm Thick), a Screw-Down Crown and date indicator at the “south east” position that’s easy on the wrist, and 10 ATM (300 Feet) Water Resistant, plus a Leather Band with matching colour stitches; super LumiNova Hands and luminous Hour Markers; a dome of mineral glass – and dial with two shades representing day and night.
These watches are available with 24, 12, or 00 at the top.
They have also released new models for 2016:
The watches are of the same look as our popular, original 1000 Series except that the 2000 Series case is larger and now has a date window. These features were added when our customers requested it via the Popular Request feature.
- twenty-four hour dial with 24 numbers
- stainless steel case
- stainless steel screw-down case back
- luminous (glow-in-dark) white numbers (some models)
- luminous (glow-in-dark) hour and minute hands (some models)
- sturdy black soft rubber strap with mini compass, or
- superior quality Italian leather strap
- stainless-steel buckle
- Swiss quartz movement with date
- 5 ATM (165 feet) water resistant
- scratch-resistant mineral glass
- 1 year warranty
- case width: 38mm
- case thickness: 9mm
- dial width: 29.5mm
- upper strap length: 85mm
- lower strap length: 123mm
The No Watch
Visit the no-watch.co.uk site to find these and other interesting watches:
A new company called Svalbard offers both one and many-handed 24 hour watches.
These watches and inspired by beautiful, extreme and challenging landscapes of Svalbard and are valued more for their elaborate artistry, aesthetic appeal and fashionable design than for simple timekeeping.
It is time for you to enjoy the exclusive features of the unusual and rare watches. Make a difference and create that aura of uniqueness around yourself by getting one or more of the unusual and individually numbered and unique timepiece.
Visit the the official Svalbard Tax-Free Store and use the code “24HOURTIME24” at checkout to obtain a 7% discount.
Inexpensive Russian mechanical
Mechanical Russian 24 hour watch prices start at around $35 and up. Here’s my Raketa:
and here’s one of the Vostok range I bought from http://www.russia4u.co.uk/:
The Vostok Cosmonaut watch is the “Neil Armstrong version” of the Cosmonaut watch.
This Hummel watch is finely finished and inexpensive at 55 Euros. Unusually, they’ve chosen the noon at the top design:
For $380 or so, you can buy this single-handed 24 hour watch from Botta Design.
More expensive mechanical/quartz
You’ll be able to choose from a huge range of modern and used 24 hour watches if you’re prepared to spend from $500 to $5000000.
The Glycine Airman is one of the classics: visit the Glycine site to make your choice of Glycine Airman watches.
Here’s the Breitling Flyback:
And the stylish Airnautic:
From Todd & Marlon comes this Double XII dial: