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The 10 Best Affordable Watches for Men
One of the simplest, yet effective ways to add a little pizazz to any outfit is with a watch. Nothing elevates your Saturday jeans and short sleeve combo like a handsome timepiece. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on a luxurious timepiece.
There are many high-quality options that won’t break the bank and still look great on your wrist. Just remember as you scroll through this list and choose your new favorites that time waits for no man.
1. Seiko 5 Sports Watch
Are you in the market for a casual watch for your weekend and outdoor activities while still looking stylish? Look no further than the Seiko 5 Sports Watch with its blue face and blue fabric band that matches everything from your khaki and plaid button up brunch combo to your favorite shorts and t-shirt look for your backyard bbq.
Even if you have no one to impress but yourself, this is the way to earn some extra cool points. And I take back what I said earlier about not looking any further – we’re only at the first watch on the list so keep reading. You’re going to need more than one watch. Trust the process.
2. Nordgreen Pioneer Watch
If you’re more of a minimalist then this watch is calling your name. With three dial colors – black, white, and navy – and 19 straps to choose from – leather (vegan, croc, and patina), mesh, or 3-link metal, you can personalize this watch to fit your exact wants and needs. The sleek face and Scandanavian design are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of watch aficionados.
3. Briston Watches Clubmaster Classic
For those of you who believe that olive green is a neutral color, please raise your hand so I can slip the Briston Clubmaster Classic HMS 40 mm watch on said wrist. With its tortoiseshell acetate square case that surrounds the circular face with a domed mineral crystal glass cover, this is one classic and sexy-looking watch that’s sure to make even the most basic of wardrobes stand out.
A few other features that make this watch a step above the rest are the Superluminova inserts at the hands, the NATO strap, and the fact that it’s water-resistant up to 100m/10 ATM. Last but not least, the price tag includes import duties and a standard two-year warranty from the brand.
4. Q Timex Reissue Bracelet Watch
First released in the 1970s, the original Q Timex was a modern watch with quartz technology. Quartz crystals maintain a precise frequency standard, which helps to regulate the movement of a watch or clock, thus making the timepieces very accurate.
This Reissue Bracelet Watch adds bright pops of color to the iconic features of the original – a rotating bezel, woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, and domed acrylic crystal to name a few.
5. Swatch Grey Cord
Say “Swatch watch” 10 times as fast as you can and then click on the link to check out this particular Swatch watch. It has a dark blue strap, buckle, and loop. Grey fabric is then set on top of the dark blue strap for a mixed-and-matched look giving it that certain air of sophistication we are all striving for. Look impeccable without trying with this option from one of the most iconic brands on the market.
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6. Citizen Promaster Dive Watch
If you’re into looking fantastically stylish while diving a little deeper (literally, in the water) this watch is water-resistant up to 220 meters (660 feet in layman’s terms). Another fantastic feature is the light-powered eco-drive that converts any light, whether natural or artificial, into energy which is then stored in a permanently rechargeable power cell.
That means the watch recharges continuously in any light to run forever, with no battery changes required, ever. Like, never ever.
7. Bulova Classic Quartz Watch
Another watch that utilizes quartz technology is this one from the Bulova Classic Collection with its stainless steel case and three-hand day/date feature, deep blue dial with silver-tone hands and markers, domed crystal, and stainless steel bracelet with short fold-over double-push closure. Also water-resistant up to 30 meters, feel free to wear your new watch while relaxing by the pool or even while taking a quick dip.
8. Tissot Visodate Stainless Steel Watch
The Tissot brand has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many sports, including the NBA and FIBA, the Tour de France, and the UCI World Cycling Championships. It’s also the Official Timekeeper of the World Championships of fencing and ice hockey and of the AFL.
So by wearing this watch you’re in good company. It’s waterproof up to 30 meters, so consider it suitable for short periods of recreational swimming and showering, but not for diving or snorkeling. The silver on silver adds the perfect finishing touch to any look.
9. Casio G-Shock Digital Watch
This is the most casual-looking option on the list but has the most extras by far. Solar-powered with multiple functions including multi-band atomic timekeeping, shock-resistant, EL backlight, world time (29 time zones, 48 cities), city code display, five daily alarms, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto-calendar, battery indicator, and a power-saving function the Casio G-Shock is a personal favorite.
With an approximate battery life of up to 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light) this watch receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate and is water-resistant to 200 m (660 feet).
10. Shinola Detrola Watch
“The Official Watch Of Something,” Shinola is a brand dedicated to bringing quality craftsmanship and youthful design together for a timepiece that’s as unique as it is fun! The Model D Detrola features the Argonite 705 movement.
This high-accuracy quartz movement, which is hand-assembled in Detroit with imported parts, drives the hours, minutes, seconds, and calendar aperture function with incredible precision. The black case is crafted from TR90 resin – a material known for its strength – has a glossy finish, and protects the dial with double-domed K1 crystal (the hardest, most durable mineral crystal). This watch is sexy, no questions asked.
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