Welder is a mid-range watch brand designed and manufactured in Italy by the same company that makes luxury U-Boat watches. Both brands are have a relatively short history, debuting in the early 2000s.
With their distinctly masculine edge, Welders are very similar to their military-styled sister brand; in fact the collection was created to be a less-pricey alternative to U-Boat watches, which can go for as much as $10,000. Welders are more reasonable but still not cheap, ranging from $300-$1000.
The watches are made out of reasonably high-quality parts like stainless-steel cases and mineral crystals; however unlike a true premium brand the movements are all Japanese quartz, with no mechanical movements available.
Because although these watches are related to a luxury line, they’re really just highly designed fashion watches made for guys who like the oversized look. Welder’s main selling point is simply the right trendiness at the right price point.
Welder’s industrial style starts with packaging that evokes power tool cases. The collection’s color scheme is simple: mostly stainless-steel and/or black, with round or rectangular faces. There’s also an extra-large pocket-watch variant, the perfect steam punk accessory.
Welders feature unique “stacked” faces, some of which are so detailed they’re like little three-dimensional sculptures behind the crystal. Crowns are placed on the left side or top of the watches and often feature a crown keeper which adds even more width to an already bulky watch.
Although many men buy Welder watches because of the masculine look some end up dissatisfied with their purchase because the size really is too much. There are a few colorful unisex models but it’s unlikely that a woman would be drawn to such a large watch.
Even though these watches don’t have the same prestige are their more expensive counterparts, they do appear to be as well built as any other Italian-made brand.
A Welder is big, heavy and looks like it’s made for survivalists—but underneath it all it’s just a fashion watch so it’s recommended that you use yours in more tame situations.
Welder Watches Review Summary
What makes these watches perfect for you?
1. You prefer the look of a watch over its functionality
2. You do not mind overpaying to get this cool, modern rugged look
3. You want a moderately expensive, impressive watch, but prefer a quartz movement
Welder Watch Buying Guide
We have researched all the available Welder watches to bring you our top recommendations for both mens and womens watches.
We have selected the following based on a combination of popularity, ratings and uniqueness in style.