If you're a gearhead, you have a head for more than just automotive gear. Watches, especially, are known to draw the attention—and the hard-earned money—of car enthusiasts and racers alike. These eight watches are perfect for the race track, the job, or just a slow weekend at home (not that racers or race fans get many of those unless it's silly season). But don't consider this an exhaustive list—it's merely a jumping-off point, to help get you started in the amazing world of motorsports-inspired wrist wear.
From the brand that went to the moon, the features a classic design, offers a tire-tread band as an option, and sports one of the best in-house, truly unique movements available for less than the price of a McQueen relic.
If you're a fan of F1 racing, this is a great choice. Balancing between the busy display of a complex chronograph and the sporty, go-anywhere look of a rugged digital watch, the split-seconds is just at home at home as it is at the track.
Built in Detroit, just like many of America's cars, is affordable, classic, and always ready for another lap.
for Paul Newman. It's good enough for you. And it's sharp as hell.
There are a wide range of time pieces, including chronographs, flybacks, and more, so pick your favorite—and smile to yourself when you see the track's lap clock is a TAG, too.
The square case instantly draws eyes, and has a strong racing history, worn by some of the greats—including both silver screen racers and the real pros.
Based on a 1960s motorsport watch, that won't break the bank (as much) but still offers the quality, look, and panache of a world-class watch.
With faces inspired by tachometers, speedometers, and other dashboard instruments, the driving and racing blood runs deep in the design of these clean, modern-classic .