Australia isn’t the first nation that springs to mind when you think of watch brands. However, the watch industry in Australia is growing larger, with many cool Australian watch brands on offer.
We’ve made a round up of the best Australian watch brands around today.
From brands that make all their watches in Australia. To more affordable and fashion focused watch brands, to cool Australian microbrands too. We’ll have a choice of Australian watch brands that will suit almost any taste and budget.
So dive into what the land down under has to offer watch enthusiasts.
Best Australian Watch Brands
- Nicholas Hacko
- Melbourne Watch Company
- Bow & Stern
- Christian Paul
- Creux Automatiq
1. Nicholas Hacko
Starting the list off with probably the best watchmaker in Australia; Nicholas Hacko. His timepieces are real works of art.
And what we love most about him is his passion to show what Australian watchmakers are all about and keep the tradition of it alive.
You can read his story behind why he made his first watch. It was due to the Swiss monopoly on watch parts back in 2011. And really still today.
The NH series from this watch brand, is still the only watch manufactured in Australia. Including its movements. It really is a revolutionary collection.
So if you’re looking for a true Australian timepiece. Then this is the brand for you.
2. Melbourne Watch Company
Of course hailing from Melbourne. The Melbourne Watch Company is an Ozzy watch brand that was founded in 2013.
The Flinders Automatic was their first model and it was released with the help of crowdfunding.
The brand has released a whole heap of other watch collections since then. Featuring other Automatic watches like the Portsea Collection and the Burnley Collection.
Their timepieces are real classics, with mainly a dress watch or casual look. Plus they are at an affordable price too for the quality.
You can discover their watch collection on the Melbourne Watch Company online store.
This watch brand is from Canberra, Australia. Their goal is to produce timepieces that are both elegant and affordable. Without skimping quality too.
The brand have three interesting collections:
- Heritage Collection
- Regent Collection
- Duke Collection
All three collections feature automatic watches.
Both the Heritage and Regent collections feature the Japanese Miyota movement. Making them super reliable. While the Duke collection features the Swiss made ETA 2824-2 movement, one of the best in the industry.
Discover all of the latest watches from this Australian watch brand, on the ERROYL online store.
Bausele is a fusion of Swiss engineering with Ozzy design to make this Australian owned watch brand. Founded in 2011, in Sydney.
This premium watch brand was the official brand chosen to mark the Royal Australian Air Force Centenary in 2021. You can buy an RAAF timepiece too.
What is super unique about their watches feature a bit of Australia in them. Like the OceanMoon has traces of Red Earth from the Kimberly. Or the Pilot Automatic contains a few grains of Bondi Beach sand.
Some people will think that’s a gimmick. Others will love having a piece of Australia in their timepiece.
Check out a selection of the Bausele watch collection on Amazon.
Or if you can’t find any one that you like there then check out their online store.
5. Christian Paul
Christian Paul watches are very much fashion watches. They look great and for a decent price. This brand stays on trend, with new releases each season.
They offer a range of case size from 35mm to 45mm. With many different styles to choose from. The collections come with Australia-esqu names like Reef, Bluewave and Bondi Marble.
Christian Paul is a fashion brand, so they don’t just sell watches. They also sell leather goods too.
You can find all of their watch collection on the Christian Paul online store.
6. Creux Automatiq
This luxury Australian watch brand describes their pieces as ‘avant-garde timepieces’. Jewelers are the people behind this brand and it shows in their watches.
They use Swiss precision with some modern Australian design skill.
The Ghost cash shape is now the brand’s signature. It is a skeleton watch design. The Ghost collection is the perfect pick if you are looking for a statement skeletonized piece with a Swiss made automatic movement.
Their name Creux Automatiq translates to Automatic Hallow. Which fits their signature style.
This brand is a flashy, cool, microbrand. You can discover their watch collection on the Creux Automatiq online store.
This Bondi Beach inspired watch brand startup. Was created by two mates; Rhys and Joel. Who both love the beach, travel and adventure. They wanted to make a watch that looked good and could handle their lifestyle.
They have two models for their watches:
- Model 1.0 Collection
- Model 2.0 Collection
If you like to mix and match straps then this brand is ideal. With lots of straps to choose from. Canvas, NATO and Silicone are on offer. This brand is really all about the look, more of a versatile, affordable fashion watch.
Plus when you order from them they use 100% recycled and/or biodegradable material for their packaging.
Discover their watch collection on the JDRT online store.
This is an Australian watch brand that offers that vintage look to their automatic timepieces.
The pieces are designed and assembled in Sydney in Australia. From parts that are manufactured in Germany. All of their movements are either Swiss made or Japanese made movements.
Panzera makes some affordable, tough, waterproof watches. Their Automatic Ocean watches are a great affordable pick for those who spend time on the water. With water resistance of 20ATM. Plus luminous dials on a midnight black background.
Their professional Mechanical Automatic Diver watches are also a great choice. Affordable, durable, with a water resistance of 30ATM.
You can find their whole collection on the Panzera online store.
Tangramatic is a Sydney based independent watch brand. Founded in 2014. Their pieces are definitely interesting in their design. Often selling out on their online store.
You can check out their in store timepieces on their site now.
Their signature feature is the numerals often being replaced with words. Sometimes squeezed tight into the space. Creating a unique look, like with their 39mm Automatic piece called the 39a Night Bauhaus.
To Sum Up
Australia have a decent selection of homegrown watchmakers and cool watch brands. Their industry is pretty new and set to grow even more, so watch this space.
Now you can check out our guide on the best watch brands from around the world.