Two are the reasons to wear a watch. One, of course, is to keep track of time! The other is to express ourselves. Watches have more and more become part of our daily wardrobe, adding charm to our outfits. You’re right to be looking for one!
Good watches don’t necessarily need to be expensive. And our list is here to prove it. From Vostok to Tissot and every world-renowned watch manufacturer out there – Surf through the 20 best affordable watches for men and find the one to adorn your wrist today!
Swatch Big Bold Jumpsuit watch
Dressing your wrist with style has never been more accessible. Swatch Jumpsuit, part of Swatch’s Space Collection, is a novelty watch debuted last year that features NASA motifs, in this instance, inspired by NASA astronauts’ jumpsuits. The watch has a Bioceramic 47mm casing, which, along with the rest of the dial, has a fresh and vibrant almost toyetic space aesthetic. It is elegant and practical, and at this price, you just cannot ask for more.
Skagen Denmark Horizont
Skagen Denmark is a Danish watch manufacturer, focused on minimalist simple watches. The brand features unique designs, cool dials, and responsive movements. All Skagen Denmark watches come with a two-year manufacturer’s guarantee, but if properly maintained, they can operate for decades. Furthermore, a Skagen watch can be purchased for less than $100, making it accessible to watch every watch enthusiast. Skagen Horizont is the perfect example of the Danish design philosophy.
Bulova Classic 96C125
You don’t need to own a trust fund to adorn your wrist with class. The Bulova Classic Day-Date is the perfect example. A classic dress watch with a blue dial and a day-date display that resembles the iconic Rolex “President”. The watch is quite substantial and feels heavy on the wrist, courtesy of the stainless steel case and bracelet. A watch from a reputable brand, such as Bulova, performs admirably and is fairly priced. I wouldn’t scroll any further!
Rotary Two-Tone Watch
In recent years, two-tone watches have made a huge revival. The popular 80s style has made a comeback, again this time as the favorite alternative of young professionals. Rotary Henley is one of these watches. With its yellow gold PVD coating and stainless steel, integrating a watch into colors has never looked so good.
Big brands aren’t the only ones who can come up with well-built affordable watches. Stauer for instance is a microbrand watch that in addition to their jewelry collections, happens to be good at watchmaking as well. The Stauer Metropolitan is a vintage-inspired watch that brings a modern take on a 1929s classic.
Invicta 8932OB Pro Diver
Made as an homage watch to the iconic Rolex Submariner, and sold for a fraction of the price, Invicta Pro Diver delivers some valuable features that are worth spending your money on! In short, it is powered by an accurate automatic movement, has a 200 meters water resistance rating, a masculine aesthetic, and an exhibition caseback.
Looking for a simple and uncomplicated watch? Look no further as Orient Bambino adheres to this style. A beautiful dress watch that is made to adorn your wrist at your most formal events, and it is affordable too. You may choose from five different color combinations to see which one best suits you. The model with the crème dial, in our opinion, is absolutely unrivaled.
Timex Expedition Scout
Here comes a humble piece made by one of the most reputable watchmakers in the industry. Many other watches from Timex could have made the list, but given the competitive price-quality ratio of the Expedition Scout, it was only right we recommended it to you. Feel free to choose your preferred model from over 22 different prototypes. At least one should be on your wrist!
Seiko Square Casual Dress Watch
Square watches are simple and delicate. And when worn correctly, these pieces can become the ultimate accessory of a man. Featured on our post is the affordable dress watch from Seiko, ref. SWR049. A timeless piece with an appealing aesthetic, made by a reputable watchmaker like Seiko, and powered by a reliable movement, caliber 4N30. Additional features include a curved Hardlex crystal, three years of battery life, and a 50 meters water resistance rating (suitable for everyday wear, not showering or swimming.)
Probably the world’s most affordable dive watch, Vostok Amphibia has made many entry-level dive watches have a run for their money. The watch features an easy-to-read dial, is water-resistant to 200 meters, and is made of solid materials like stainless steel. Underneath that beautiful matte ocean blue dial beats an automatic self-winding movement (cal. 2416B) and provides up to 31 hours of power reserve.
Since its foundation in 1984, Fossil has strived to bring innovation and fresh designs into the watchmaking industry. By making quality and fashionable watches that are both fun and accessible, the brand is today synonymous with quality and precision. FB-01 is the perfect example. An affordable dive watch that brings joy to the wearer thanks to its green hue. In addition, you can choose your Fossil FB-01 out of 13 other stunning and unique variations.
Casio Duro MDV106-1AV
Some years ago, few were the ones that recognized Casio Duro for its groundbreaking price to quality ratio. This was about to change when the tech magnate, Bill Gates, was seen on a TV show adorning his wrist with it. Now everyone wants one! The watch comes with a 200 meters water resistance rating, has luminous hands and markers, and a date window perfectly positioned at 3 o’clock. And it is quite a bargain!
Timex’s cream-colored watch is the perfect daily accessory. It comes with rose gold hands and markings that check with its smooth tan leather band. Fairfield will not only match with almost everything in your closet, but it can also hold up to a lot of wear and tear: And the mineral crystal is scratch resistant.
Casio World Time
So much is Casio invested in the world of affordable watches, that it gets another shout-out in our today’s post. The Casio World Time is an iconic digital watch that you might have already seen on people’s wrists. It is that popular! The watch looks like something that Iron Man would wear! It is packed with countless features, and happens to be the most affordable men’s watch of all time!
Judging by the price to quality ratio of the watch, although by no means cheap, it was only right that we suggested the Tissot T1274101104100 as an affordable men’s watch. In a nutshell, this piece is a great men’s dress watch with a classic design and a Swiss quartz movement. And the blue dial matches the current trends. It’s a great choice if you’re after affordable luxury watches.
Nixon Time Teller
The last year’s trend, green dial watches, is still going strong. From cosmic green to pistachio green and every green hue in between, the color associated with life and growth absolutely complements every watch’s dial. Take a look at Nixon’s Time Teller. With its gold-colored case and green sunray dial, this traditional style with a modern twist is made to impress.
Stuhrling Depthmaster Dive Watch
Without compromising quality, cheaper than this, hard that it gets! Although not recommended for diving, Stuhrling Depthmaster comes with a 100 meters water resistance rating, making the watch suitable for swimming and snorkeling. It is powered by a reliable Japanese Miyota movement and comes with an outstanding aesthetic that you will simply love!
Seiko SNK789 Automatic
Keep it simple with Seiko 5 Automatic (reference SNK789), a beater watch that is made to accompany the wearer on a daily basis. This series has been one of Seiko’s most popular models, adorning millions of wrists throughout the planet. Now, it might be about time you have one!
Citizen SL BI1030-53A
Casual dress watches are my favorite. You can wear them on almost every occasion, and they will simply add charm to your outfit. Citizen’s SL model ref. BI1030-53A is one of those watches. It comes with a stainless steel case and bracelet, luminous hands and markers, and a date window perfectly positioned at 6 o’clock.
Timex Easy Reader
The Timex Easy Reader has been a fan favorite for over 40 years. The collection’s trademark simplicity is precisely what a watch should deliver: quality and simplicity. Easy Reader is indeed simple and streamlined. Much like with every Timex watch, it is dirt cheap and offers the best bang for your buck. Priced at around $40, the watch has some components that you really cannot find at this price range.