The Rolex Daytona is a popular, eye-catching entry in the Rolex brand. It has a distinctive style and history behind it. This watch is a great example of luxury at its finest. Of course luxury watches come with a luxury price tag to match. That is why we have researched cheaper options to match the style of this exemplary wrist piece. This article takes a look at our top picks for the best Rolex Daytona alternative options which represent an excellent homage to the Rolex Daytona!
#1: Invicta 9211 Speedway
Starting things off is this beautiful entry from Invicta. This watch is the most inexpensive option I’ve found that captures both the style and elegance of the Rolex Daytona. At this price, just about anyone can get this watch which has a strikingly similar design to the Rolex Daytona. The 9211 Speedway uses Japanese quartz movement and features an analog display with a dial window made of mineral material. It also features Invicta’s signature Tritnite luminous hands. There is a date window on the lower right side. This watch is stainless steel and is water resistant for up to 660 feet. It’s ultra low price point makes it a definite top pick for a Rolex Daytona alternative!
- Tritnite luminous hands
- water resistant up to 660 feet
- date window
- very inexpensive
#2: TAG Heuer ‘Formula 1’
This next entry represents more of a luxury option as an alternative to the Rolex Daytona. Tag Heuer is a high end Swiss watch manufacturer. As such, their watches are not cheap, however, the Formula 1 is still many times less expensive than an actual Rolex Daytona. This watch is stainless steel and uses Swiss quartz movement. The display is analog and the dial window is made of anti-reflective sapphire. There is a date window on the lower right. This watch also features luminous hands and markers. The Formula 1 has a ceramic top ring which also features tachymeter markings. It is water resistant up to a depth of 660 feet.
- luxury Swiss made
- date window
- luminous hands and markers
- ceramic top ring
#3: Seiko SSB033
Seiko is a well known name brand in the watch industry. This Japanese watch manufacturer is one of the largest around to date. They are known for producing quality watches at an affordable price, and have many watches that are styled after other high end luxury watches. The SSB033 is the one that pays homage to the Rolex Daytona. This is immediately evident at first glance. The Seiko SSB033 uses Japanese quartz movement and has an analog display. The dial window is made of Hardlex. It features a date window on the lower right side. The Seiko SSB033 is water resistant up to a depth of 330 feet.
- great quality at a low price
- date window
- water resistant up to 330 feet
#4: Stuhrling Original 564.01 Concorso Raceway
The Stuhrling Original 564.01 Concorso Raceway looks almost identical to the Invicta 9211 Speedway. It is a little more expensive though, but would still be considered a budget option when it comes to Rolex Daytona alternatives. The Stuhrling Original 564.01 Concorso Raceway is stainless steel, and features Swiss quartz movement. It has an analog display, and the dial window is made of Kysterna Crystal. It is water resistant to a depth of 165 feet.
- water resistant up to 165 feet
#5: Orient NEO 70’s Solar Panda
Finally, we have the Orient NEO 70’s Solar Panda. You can tell from the color scheme why they call it the “Panda”. Coloring aside, this watch is a fine homage to the Rolex Daytona. It is stainless steel, with an analog display. The dial window is crystal. It’s movement is solar powered, which is a unique feature on this watch. This watch is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters.
- solar powered
- water resistant up to 100 meters
As we have seen here in this list there are watches that pay homage to the Rolex Daytona as a great alternative. The ones we chose can fit varied budgets an aesthetic appeals. If you liked what you saw here, then check out some of our other picks for luxury alternative watches here!