12 Watches—Starting at $25!—Car Lovers Need to Check Out

Timepieces designed with enthusiasts in mind.

In the watch world, 2019 has been the year of the reissue, as manufacturers have finally come to terms with the popularity of vintage-inspired designs pulled from their archives and modernized with cutting-edge movements and materials. If neoclassic isn't your thing, don't fret: We've included a mix of both reissues and new models in this edition of our car-enthusiast watch guide.

Autodromo Group B Corsica Blue

Following last year's revamp of its popular Group B line with the Series 2, Autodromo launched a special Corsica Blue colorway for this minimalistic sports watch. Now you can channel all your neon-fueled '80s dreams with the very Radwood-friendly pastel salmon-over-blue design. Everything else is the same as the Group B S2 we know and love, including the Miyota 9015 automatic movement and integrated bracelet. ($975 | autodromo.com)

Casio AE1200WH-1A World Time

As much as we love complex, finely handcrafted mechanical masterpieces, the price tags and conspicuousness that accompany them sometimes detract from the experience. This Casio comes free of that baggage with an itty-bitty buy-in that hovers around $25. It's charming in a rugged, no-frills way, not to mention it's crammed with relevant features, including a world time mode with every time zone, five programmable alarms, stopwatch, and four "home" time zones. ($25 | casio.com)

Q Timex

The new Q Timex is a picture-perfect reproduction of the company's first-ever quartz watch, launched originally in 1972 when the quartz revolution was just getting underway. Designed at the time with Rolex's iconic GMT-Master in mind, the Q's "Pepsi" bezel matches perfectly with the period-correct bracelet, rear screw-in battery hatch, and squarish case. Better still, because it's a Timex, it's the very definition of cheap thrills. ($179 | timex.com)

Tudor Black Bay P01

Designed after a prototype military dive watch from the 1960s, the P01 is one of the stranger and more alluring new watches of 2019. Those quirky, smooth metal clamps at 12 and 6 are an early iteration of a locking bezel, developed for use in extreme environments. Aside from the clamps, a proprietary strap/bracelet, and a crown repositioned to 4 o'clock, not much else differentiates this from the rest of the well-liked Black Bay family. ($3,950 | tudorwatch.com)

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 126719 BLRO w/ Meteorite Dial

How's this for a statement watch: Take one of the most sought-after models of 2018, cast it in white gold, and add a meteorite dial. The result is spectacular, if a bit excessive. But like the acres of chrome on a '59 Cadillac, it only adds to the charm. The COSC-certified cal. 3285 automatic movement has a mighty 70 hours of power reserve, so it's just as usable as its steel counterpart. (~$38,000 | rolex.com)

Seiko Prospex 1970 Diver's Re-Creation Limited Edition SLA033

Another year, another excellent reissued Seiko diver. This time, Seiko superfans can get their hands on a factory-fresh version of the ref. 6105, a watch made famous on the wrist of Martin Sheen as Captain Willard in "Apocalypse Now." It might look old, but it's thoroughly modern, with a cal. 8L35 automatic movement returning a 50-hour power reserve. Our favorite bit? The Zaratsu—or hand-finished—polished bezel. ($4,250 | seikowatches.com)

Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition

When it comes to the Navitimer, the busier the better. This faithful reissue of a 1959 Navitimer is a handsome throwback to when some mechanical watches were used first and foremost as important job-defining tools. Like most Navitimers of yore, there's a standard chronograph function, slide rule bezel, and tachymeter, along with retro touches like Plexiglas crystal and faux-aged lume. ($8,000 | breitling.com)

Porsche 1919 Globetimer UTC

Last year travel watches were all the rage, and this year has seen even more four-handers launch as a result of the continued popularity. Porsche Design's new 1919 Globetimer is an excellent offbeat choice, eschewing the traditional 24-hour bezel in favor of pushers near the crown that skip the hour hand one hour forward or backwards as necessary. For major zone jumps, there's a day/night indicator on the left of the dial. (From $6,350 | porsche-design.com)

Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Tissot is one of the companies leading the charge when it comes to neo-vintage reissues, and its new Heritage 1973 Chronograph is a great example of the breed, inspired by the 1970s-era Navigator. With a tonneau case and radial brushed finish, this watch looks as though it was lifted off the wrist of Loris Kessel, the 1970s-era Formula 1 driver whose Tissot sponsorship in-period inspired this reissue. ($2,100 | us.tissotshop.com)

Zenith El Primero A386 Revival

Happy 50th, El Primero. Zenith celebrates its bread-and-butter chronograph with a reissued A386, the first to carry the El Primero name. Like the original, the Revival has a 38mm case, it's powered by the legendary 5-Hz El Primero movement, and it wears the contrasting tri-color dial. It's a limited edition, and each variant is offered in only white, yellow, or rose gold, so be ready to pay handsomely for the privilege of wearing one. (~$20,000 | zenith-watches.com)

Weiss 42MM Gauge Series

We're big Weiss fans, and this Land Rover-inspired limited edition is right up our alley. Designed to commemorate the Weiss family's trans-America excursion in their 1971 Land Rover Series truck, the unique dial wears aesthetic touches pulled from the truck's dash and gauges. The green edition—color-matched with the vehicle—is already sold out, so make sure you get your order in for the black dial before it's too late. ($2,500 | weisswatchcompany.com)

TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph

In contrast to the vintage-inspired Autavia (a portmanteau of "Auto" and "Aviation") release of 2017, the new Isograph collection showcases what the popular Autavia looks like when it puts more focus on the Aviation portion. Offered in either steel or bronze and in your choice of five colors, all Isographs pack the same 42mm case, sapphire crystal, and ceramic bezel. Inside, the Caliber 5 automatic movement uses an impressive carbon hairspring. (From $3,500 | tagheuer.com)