For whatever reason, cars and watches go together perfectly. Maybe it's years of motorsports sponsorship, or perhaps fans of both just love mechanical objects. Either way, here are some of our favorite car-related watches. Some are more explicitly automotive than others, but all will look great on your wrist.
The Daytona is the iconic racer's watch. They're not cheap, but the only other way to get one is to win your class at the Daytona 24 Hours, and that's not cheap, either.
The Heuer Monza was created to pay tribute to Ferrari's victory in the 1975 F1 World Constructor's Championship. The new Monza is a faithful recreation of the original, with a top-notch movement.
New York watch designer watch designer Bradley Price is a hardcore car enthusiast, and he includes all sorts of automotive-inspired detailing into his creations. The Monoposto chronograph pays tribute to the great single-seat race cars of the 1950s, featuring a striking "redline" on the crystal.
Not long after penning the 911, Ferry Porsche turned his attention to watches. This 1980s chronograph is one of the best to come from Porsche Design, and it'll match your 959 perfectly.
This is the only watch designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and it's an icon. There's nothing that looks quite like it, and being a Seiko, it's affordable, and it'll run forever.
No, the Timex Weekender doesn't have a specific automotive connection, but racers have used chronographs for years to measure time in rallying. Plus, it's a damn good watch at just over $50, and you can always snag for it too.
Shinola doesn't make motoring watches specifically, but how could we not include a brand based in Detroit? The Runwell is the classy entry-level watch for Shinola, and it comes in all sorts of cool colorways.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 isn't as loved in racing circles as the watchmaker's iconic Monaco and Carrera, but it's an affordable entry point to the brand.
The Apple Watch isn't designed specifically for car enthusiasts, but we think it could be put to use by racers. If you plan on doing any racing, you'll need to be in good shape, and the Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker. Plus, the chronograph function makes it a useful lap timer.
Ok, so this watch isn't car-related at all, but, it's an amazing deal for something durable with an automatic movement. It's cheap and durable enough to be worn when wrenching, and you'll look good doing it.