The difference between a great value watch and just another cheap timepiece may be difficult to spot at times, but these five watches on our shortlist represent the best bang for your buck we’ve seen all year.

All are fine examples of watchmakers making savvy use of materials and employing technical innovations to create pieces that are far more than the sum of their parts.

Meet the contenders for the Best Value Watch of 2018...

Which watch do you think should win the Best Value Award?

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