The best timepieces for watch geeks from Baselworld 2016

The annual Baselworld trade show is for international luxury watch brands to show off the timepieces they are going to sell in the coming year.

It's a chance for buyers, private clients, social media stars, and journalists to sort through thousands of pieces with wildly different materials, complications, and mechanics and decide which is worth trumpeting or selling.

This year, many brands are showcasing a lower price point of watches to contend with changing global financial conditions. There is also a fair number of super-expensive timepieces the delight major collectors who chase the limited editions put out by high-end brands.

I've seen dozens and dozens of watches by now, and quite a few weak gimmicks (New wristbands! Slightly larger faces!) in the days since the fair opened. But here are seven watches I'm pretty sure watch nerds will be rushing to buy this coming year.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the best bands at Baselworld for watch fans.