How Many Types of Watches Are There?

There are many different types of watches and watch styles. There are a few basic categories of watches, and different types or styles within the different categories. The overall watch niche is comprised of many smaller niches or subcategories of watches. Some of the types of watches are listed below. This list could help you if you are researching watch niches for a target audience or if you want new ideas for types of watches to add to your collection. This is an extensive, yet not exhaustive, list of the different types of watches that exist in the world of horology.

Watch Types by Movement:

  • Automatic (self-winding)
  • Mechanical (Manual-wind)
  • Quartz
  • Electronic
  • Electric
  • Solar
  • Tourbillon

Watch Types by Price Range:

  • Affordable Watches
  • Luxury Watches
  • Practical Watches
  • Cheap Watches

Watches Types by Age:

  • Antique Watches
  • Modern Watches
  • Vintage Watches

Other Types of Watches:

  • Ani-Digi Watches
  • Chronograph Watches
  • Digital Watches
  • Dive Watches
  • Dress Watches
  • Fashion Watches
  • Field Watches
  • Flieger Watches
  • GMT Watches
  • Homage Watches
  • Highly Complicated Watches
  • Ladies Watches
  • Microbrand Watches
  • Military Watches
  • Minimalist Watches
  • Moonphase Watches
  • Plastic Watches
  • Pilot Watches
  • Pocket Watches
  • Racing Watches
  • Smart Watches
  • Skeleton Watches
  • Sport Watches
  • Tactile Watches
  • Tactical Watches
  • Tool Watches
  • Unisex Watches
  • Vintage Watches
  • Wood Watches

If there is a watch category that isn’t mentioned, please add it to the comments…

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