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25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement

25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement

A curated list of the best, top rated skeleton watches with automatic movement — designed with high quality steel parts & leather bands for him & her.

Skeleton watches possess a rather unique aesthetic to them. Skeleton watches are designed to have a transparent display case that makes the inner mechanics visible through the face of the watch. They’re unique and pretty darn cool, as every watch has a different organization of gears and parts. Automatic movement is also pretty nifty. If you’re new to the world of watches, automatic movement, which is also defined as self-winding movement, is defined by a mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of the natural motion of the wearer to provide energy to run the watch. In short, it means you don’t need batteries, you just need to wear the watch to power it. Not only are the below selection of watches aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also high quality and don’t need batteries. In our opinion, these watches are simply better.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Scratch resistant sapphire case window material (or better).
+ Stainless steel case exterior.
+ Genuine leather or stainless steel band/strap.
+ Not-to-big or not-to-small case diameter between 30 millimeters and 50 millimeters.
+ Automatic self-wind movement.
+ Automatic quartz combination movement.
+ Swiss or Japanese make.
+ Water resistant.
+ Skeleton display aesthetic with visible mechanics.
+ Modern or contemporary aesthetics.
+ Established and well-respected watch brands (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Glass or plastic case/display window material.
– Plastic case material.
– Plastic band/strap.
– Artificial leather band/strap.
– Cheap construction.
– Quartz movement.
– Ultra-luxury watches (i.e., watches above $25,000).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editors Top Rated Selections

25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Anti-reflective or scratch resistant sapphire case window material (or better).
+ Stainless steel or rose gold case exterior.
+ Genuine leather or stainless steel band/strap.
+ Automatic self-wind movement.
+ Automatic quartz combination movement.
+ Swiss or Japanese make.
+ Water resistant.
+ Skeleton display aesthetic with visible mechanics.
+ Modern or contemporary aesthetics.
+ Established and well-respected watch brands (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Men’s Ventura Analog Display Automatic Self Wind Watch with Brown Leather Band.
By: Hamilton

Specs.
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployant-clasp-with-push-button
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 34 millimeters
Case Thickness 12 millimeters
Band Material Alligator leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 21 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color Brown
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Item weight 2.72 Ounces
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Editor's Note

The Hamilton Watch Company is a brand of the Swatch Group, a Swiss watch company based in Bienne, Switzerland. They started crafting watches in the late 1890’s. They make a number of watch varieties, including automatic, quartz and manual movement watches. Hamilton also makes high-end luxury watches and more affordable watches that carry the same level of quality.

Details

Men’s Kirkwood Auto Brown Genuine Leather Band Watch, with Skeleton Dial.
By: Accutron by Bulova

Specs.
Dial window material type Synthetic sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Deployment Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Case Thickness 12 millimeters
Band Material Pig skin leather
Band width 18 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color Brown
Special features Second hand
Item weight 16 Ounces
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 100 Meters

Details

Men’s Beagle Analog Display, Swiss Automatic Watch in Black.
By: Thomas Earnshaw

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployant-buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 13 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color White
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Item weight 2.88 Ounces
Movement Swiss automatic
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s Armstrong Strap Watch in Rose Gold/Black.
By: Heritor Automatic

Specs.
Dial window material type Sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Strap Buckle
Case material 316L Surgical Quality Stainless Steel Case and Bezel
Case diameter 48 millimeters
Case Thickness 12 millimeters
Band Material Leather
Band length 22mm near clasp or buckle
Band width 24 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless Steel
Bezel function Fixed
Special features Water Resistant
Movement Chinese + automatic
Water pressure resistance 5 atmosphere
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Artelier Skeleton Men’s Silver Dial Stainless Steel Case Automatic Movement Watch.
By: Oris

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Silver Stainless Steel
Dial color Silver
Movement Automatic Movement
Water resistant depth 30 millimeters

Details

Women’s Orbit Series Skeleton Stainless Steel Tourbillon Watch.
By: Memorigin

Specs.
Case diameter 35 millimeters
Band Material Crocodile leather
Band Color Black
Dial color Silver plated skeleton
Item weight 2.2 Pounds
Movement Automatic self wind

Details

Men’s Orbit Series Skeleton Rose Gold Tourbillon Watch.
By: Memorigin

Specs.
Case diameter 43 millimeters
Band Material Crocodile leather
Band Color Brown
Dial color Rose gold plated skeleton
Item weight 2.2 Pounds
Movement Automatic self wind

Details

Men’s Automatic Stainless Steel with Synthetic Leather Croco-Embossed Black Band Watch.
By: Baume & Mercier

Specs.
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployant-clasp
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 10 millimeters
Band Material Synthetic leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 21 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Silver
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Item weight 1.1 Pounds
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 99 Feet

Details

Men’s Classima Skeleton Display Watch with Quality Swiss Automatic Movement.
By: Baume & Mercier

Specs.
Dial window material type Scratch resistant sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployment-clasp-with-buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 10 millimeters
Band Material Leather
Band length mens
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar none
Special features Water Resistant
Movement Swiss automatic
Water resistant depth 99 Feet

Details

Men’s Jazzmaster, Viewmatic Automatic Skeleton Dial Watch with Black Leather.
By: Hamilton

Specs.
Dial window material type Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Deployment
Case material Stainless Steel
Case diameter 43 millimeters
Case Thickness 11 millimeters
Band Material Leather
Band length 7.5 inches
Band width 18
Band Color Black
Dial color Skeleton
Bezel material Fixed Stainless Steel
Calendar Date display
Special features Black Strap
Item weight 2.40 Ounces
Movement Automatic
Water resistant depth 100 Meters

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Continued, Part 2, Favorites
25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement, Featuring Luxury Watches with Steel Parts & Leather Bands for Him and Her.

Favorites

25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Anti-reflective or scratch resistant sapphire case window material (or better).
+ Stainless steel or rose gold case exterior.
+ Genuine leather or stainless steel band/strap.
+ Automatic self-wind movement.
+ Automatic quartz combination movement.
+ Swiss or Japanese make.
+ Water resistant.
+ Skeleton display aesthetic with visible mechanics.
+ Modern or contemporary aesthetics.
+ Unique or interesting design (relatively subjective quality).
+ Analog display.
+ Calendar and/or timer feature.
+ Established and well-respected watch brands (relatively subjective quality).
+ Luxury watch brands.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Men’s Sonoma Tourbillon Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Black Leather Band.
By: Ingersoll

Specs.
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployant-clasp
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 15 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color White
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Date and moon phase
Special features Tourbillon Movement
Movement chinese-automatic
Water resistant depth 99 Feet

Details

Men’s Analog Display Chinese Automatic Black Watch with Leather Band.
By: Rotary

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Case Thickness 12.3 millimeters
Band Material Crocodile leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 21 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Movement chinese-automatic
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s T-complication Analog Display Swiss Automatic Silver Watch with Steel Band.
By: Tissot

Specs.
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp deployant-clasp-with-push-button
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 11.1 millimeters
Band Material Stainless steel
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Silver
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Item weight 1.1 Pounds
Movement Mechanical hand wind
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s Automatic Analog Display Japanese Quartz Watch with Brown Leather Band.
By: Kenneth Cole New York

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 44 millimeters
Case Thickness 13 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 24 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color Grey
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 99 Feet

Details

Men’s Analog Display Automatic Self Wind Watch with Brown/Red Leather Band.
By: Fossil

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 44 millimeters
Case Thickness 12 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color Brown
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s Grand Calendar Automatic Rose Gold-Tone Watch with Brown Band.
By: Thomas Earnshaw

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 41 millimeters
Case Thickness 13 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color White
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Day, date, and month
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s Jazzmaster Analog Display Automatic Self Wind Brown Watch.
By: Hamilton

Specs.
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Gold tone
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Case Thickness 11 millimeters
Band Material Alligator leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color White
Bezel material Gold tone
Bezel function Stationary
Movement Swiss automatic
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Unisex, Classic Automatic Skeleton Watch with Leather Strap.
By: Revue Thommen

Specs.
Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 40
Band Material Calfskin
Band width 22
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Movement Swiss automatic
Water resistant depth 100 Meters

Details

Millenary Automatic Skeleton Dial Men’s Luxury Watch.
By: Audemars Piguet

Specs.
Dial window material type Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Folding
Case material Stainless Steel
Case diameter 47 millimeters
Band Material Alligator/Crocodile Leather Black
Band Color Black
Dial color Skeleton
Bezel material Fixed Stainless Steel
Movement Automatic
Water resistant depth 20 Meters

Editor's Note

This watch is expensive — just thought we’d let you know now before seeing the price tag yourself. It’s just over 18K. Piguet is an ultra-luxury men’s and women’s watch company, founded in 1875 by watch makers Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet.

Details

Men’s Automatic Skeleton Dial 18 kt Rose Gold Watch.
By: Breguet

Specs.
Display Type Analog
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Case Thickness 11.65
Band Material Rose Gold
Band width 20 millimeters
Dial color Skeleton
Bezel material Fixed 18kt Rose Gold
Movement Automatic

Editor's Note

This is another very expensive watch, crafted by an ultra-luxury. Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775.

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Continued, Part 3, Budget Picks
25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement, Featuring Luxury Watches with Steel Parts & Leather Bands for Him and Her.

Budget Picks

25 Best, Top Rated High Quality Skeleton Watches with Automatic Movement // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget, each product is under $250. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Affordable (i.e., under $250).
+ Scratch resistant mineral case window material (or better).
+ Stainless steel case exterior.
+ Genuine leather or stainless steel band/strap.
+ Automatic self-wind movement.
+ Water resistant.
+ Skeleton display aesthetic with visible mechanics.
+ Modern or contemporary aesthetics.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Men’s Analog Display Automatic Self Wind Black Watch.
By: Stuhrling

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 46 millimeters
Case Thickness 13 millimeters
Band Material Crocodile leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 24 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Silver
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s Stainless Steel Automatic Skeleton watch with Leather Band.
By: Akribos XXIV

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 47 millimeters
Case Thickness 14.5 millimeters
Band Material Calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Silver
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 99 Feet

Details

Men’s Automatic Golden Skeleton Mechanical Watch with Brown Leather Strap.
By: Carrie Hughes

Specs.
Dial window material type Hardlex
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Metal
Case diameter 4.1 decimeters
Case Thickness 15
Band Material Leather
Band length Unisex
Band width 1.9 centimeters
Band Color Gold
Dial color Gold
Bezel material Metal
Movement Automatic self wind

Details

Men’s Longitude Analog Display Automatic Self Wind Brown Watch.
By: Thomas Earnshaw

Specs.
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 44 millimeters
Case Thickness 14 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color White
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Movement Automatic self wind
Water resistant depth 165 Feet

Details

Men’s Townsman Automatic Leather Watch.
By: Fossil

Specs.
We couldn’t find any.

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