An everyday watch is one that has versatility; which middle of the line dressers can wear while dressing up and down. Our pick for the best under $5000? It’s a tie!

Nomos Worldtimer :
The name means obscurity – it’s not defined on a mass market level. Which means it has more opportunity to BE defined – even as the higher end. Yes, it’s on the more expensive side. But pre-owned ones can be had for $4,500-$5000.

Rolex Datejust :
It’s an incredibly important watch in history, it has some of the best design in the market, and it’s RIGHT on the price. The formal/informal line is blurred with this watch and it’s just one of the most WELL CONSTRUCTED watches out there.

Pre-Owned Panerai :
The Panerai brand is well respected, and more so every year. On second hand sites, you will find Panerai references from Radiomirs and Luminors to blacked out Panerais for under $5000. However, Panerai watches are harder to pair with suits and other formal attire. For that reason, we pass.

Grand Seiko High Beat SBGH001 :
From 40mm, and a classic 1960s Seiko era design, to its movement and brand name, this watch has a ton going for it. BUT – it’s a Seiko. And this designation needs to be given to a watch famous in the high(er) quality pool.