It’s that time of year again! Welcome to our picks of the best watches 2020 edition.
2020 was a challenging year for the world. Who could’ve anticipated that we’d go from packed-out arenas in February to back-to-back Zoom meetings in March?
Unfortunately, last year saw a lot of businesses shut down. No longer could we head to Selfridges’ accessories section and convince ourselves we need the latest Cartier creation.
However, whilst we were sitting at home dreaming of shopping in real life (who remembers that?), the watch industry was thriving.
We may have lost the magical feeling of waltzing into Goldsmiths and practically throwing our money at them. But we gained a love for browsing watches in our loungewear with a cup of tea in hand.
With countless new online releases last year, we were utterly spoilt for choice. However, we have managed to select our top 10 watches of 2020.
Each item has been awarded a different title (including best fitness watch 2020 and best smart watch 2020) to demonstrate why it deserves to be on our list!
Though we are ready to see what 2021 brings us in terms of new timepieces, we’re certainly not moving on from the 2020 trends.
In fact, this post comes at the perfect time as many of these products will soon be reduced. Why not treat yourself with incredible quality at an affordable cost?
Anyway, without further ado, here are our picks of the best watches of 2020.
10. SUUNTO 5, Multisport Watch With GPS And Wrist-Based Heart Rate Technology, Black, £299
Best Fitness Watch 2020
Last year was an incredibly active one for many, and Suunto has certainly catered to that with their distinguished multisport watches.
The technology of this Suunto 5 Multisport Watch is impressive to say the least.
Forget carrying your phone everywhere, this product has everything you need.
With on-board GPS and heart rate monitoring, it’s our new essential for workouts.
Without a doubt, we believe this is the best fitness watch of 2020.
9. Garmin, Fēnix 6 Pro GPS, 47mm, Multisport Watch, Black, £599
Best Running Watch 2020
Founded in 1989, Garmin has been impressing us with its outdoorsy smart watches ever since.
Whilst this Fenix 6 Pro is a great product for exercise in general, the altimeter makes it an absolute necessity for runners.
It records elevation data, meaning you can see the totality of your hard work.
In terms of durability, you can’t go wrong with this Garmin creation.
With the option of a plastic or resin bracelet, it’s suitable for all weather conditions.
8. Casio, G-Shock Watch GMA-S130PA-4AER, £58.99
Best Casio G Shock Watch
We were spoiled with Casio watches last year so this was a difficult choice.
For us, the best Casio G Shock watches (2020) are aesthetically pleasing, durable and affordable.
We hit the jackpot with this model. The all-pink dial would add a beautiful touch of femininity to your muted winter outfits.
We also adore the chronograph feature. It’s a classic touch to this contemporary design.
Finally, don’t let the pink appearance deceive you. This G-Shock watch is as robust as you could get.
For the most affordable product in our list, we were surprised by its impressive durability against shock.
7. Suunto, SUUNTO 9 Baro Titanium Smartwatch With GPS And Wrist-Based Heart Rate Technology, Black/Red, £629
Best Smartwatch 2020 & Best Suunto Watch 2020
We couldn’t resist choosing a second Suunto watch for our list.
This complex smartwatch goes the extra mile for the athletes among us.
If you need extra protection for your workouts, look no further than this Baro Titanium Smartwatch.
It’s made with titanium bezel and sapphire crystal glass, promising great quality and durability.
Moreover, it’s water-resistant up to 100m, so no more excuses on rainy days.
6. Casio, Edifice Men’s Watch EFR-556DB, £74.99
Best Casio Watch 2020
Casio made some of the best watches (2020), so why not include another of their timepieces?
This Edifice quartz movement watch features a traditional chronograph, producing a robust, masculine look.
Even better, the trio of colours (red, black and silver) incorporates modern trends into this stunning timepiece.
Yet, this product is not just a pretty face. It is perfect for winter exercise, featuring luminous coating for those late-night runs (or four o’clock runs at the moment!)
5. Apple, Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cellular, 40mm Gold Stainless Steel Case With Cyprus Green Sport Band – Regular, £649
Best Sport Watch 2020
No one deserves the title of best sport watch more than world-renowned Apple. Yet again, it has successfully catered to our needs. Even down to the minute details.
This Series 6 Apple watch is the key to maintaining your wellness during lockdown.
It’s a dream for sporty consumers. It tracks your blood oxygen, which is an important indicator of your general health.
If you aren’t the sporty type, this watch may still be of interest.
It accurately tracks your sleep and monitors your heart rate, helping you to maintain your overall well being.
4. Garmin, Venu Sq Music Edition, GPS, Smartwatch, Light Sand With Rose Gold Bezel, £229
Best ABC Watch 2020
There is an abundance of ABC (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass) watches available on the market, but this Garmin product came out on top for us.
Firstly, we cannot ignore the gorgeous aesthetics of this product. The light sand bracelet is beautifully understated. Not to overshadow the bold black dial.
As for the ABC-specific features, Garmin have gone all out.
They have provided their very own Garmin coaches who will encourage you on your fitness journey.
You can select a coach to train you through the preloaded workouts- exercise has never been more appealing!
3. Samsung, Galaxy Watch 3 – Smart Watch With Heart Rate Monitor – Silver/Leather Band, £349
Best Android Watch 2020
How could we not include Apple’s biggest competitor in our list of top 10 watches of 2020?
We can’t take our eyes off this mesmerising Samsung watch.
The galaxy dial is true to the trends of 2020, with the simple black band adding a modest finishing touch.
However, if you’re not a fan of all things galaxy, this innovative watch allows you to take a photo of your outfit and select a tailored watch face to match.
2. Rolex, GMT Master II, £7,750
Best Pilot Watch 2020
Once again, Rolex has released a watch that is at once practical and easy on the eye.
All the elements of this watch have been carefully considered to create one of the most prestigious looks on our list. The bold black dial and jubilee bracelet are equally striking.
So, what makes the GMT Master II unique?
It is one of the best pilot watches (2020); it is incredibly useful for pilots in showing the time in two different time zones.
This novelty can be appreciated by anyone. Why not invest in this lavish watch ready for when we’re allowed to travel?
1. Uniform Wares, C39 Women’s Chronograph Watch In PVD Rose Gold, £525-675
Best Chronograph Watch 2020
Our favourite watch of 2020 needs no introduction; it simply exudes luxury.
Here at Uniform Wares, when we do chronograph, we do it well. The chronograph feature is one of our favourite ways to blend tradition with modernity.
Anything but ordinary, the chocolate brown dial has an earthy feel to it. While the rose gold bracelet offers a sense of sophistication.
Ultimately, this watch is wearable for any kind of event, formal or informal.
With Uniform Wares watches, the quality is certainly worth the price. This watch boasts diamond cut hands and scratch-resistant sapphire.
It’s evident that we had a difficult task on our hands selecting the best watches of 2020. But, we hope we’ve made your job easy by compiling this list for you.
Without a doubt, any of these watches would provide you with the innovative technology you need to stay on top of the trends this year!
Browse our website for some more stunning pieces and find your perfect match.