Best Affordable Men’s Watches (2018 Buying Guide)
Finding a decent men’s watch that is actually affordable is not an easy task. Most quality men’s watches start well over the $200 mark, not to mention all the different categories you can choose from.
Are you looking for a watch to wear at work? For sports? For a night out? A lot of men would like to have a different watch for each occasion.
Having a decent watch is not just a question of function, but also status and lifestyle. For many, a watch is still a fashion item that has to fit you, just like with a jacket or a pair of jeans.
And because men usually don’t wear jewelry, a watch needs to define who you are. Sure, you can easily find the time from your smartphone, but selecting an elegant men’s watch is about presenting your personal style in a classy and dignified way.
Best Affordable Men’s Watches in 2018
Luckily there are still stylish, yet economical options available and we have selected the best ones for you.
Pick your favorite watch from our top 16 affordable men’s watches without blowing the budget:
1. Brown Seiko Chronograph Leather Band Watch SNN241
This classy, stainless steel watch features dual chronograph sub-dials with date window, and Japanese quartz movement with analog display. This watch is also water-resistant to 100m/330ft deep, although it’s not recommended to use for scuba diving. The quality leather strap is very comfortable.
2. MVMT Silver Case With Black Leather Strap
This is a stylish no-frills watch that would suit most men who like to keep things simple but appreciate quality. The silver MVMT watch with black leather strap has a stainless steel case with 45mm diameter and is water resistant.
3. Timex Unisex T2P1429J Weekender
This unisex, round silver-tone watch has quite a fashionable look and comes with a woven nylon band with white and blue stripes. A very casual watch that is named “Weekender” for a good reason. It features a protective mineral crystal dial window and it’s also water resistant.
4. Pebble Smartwatch
The Pebble Smartwatch can connect to your Android and iPhone device via Bluetooth and offers personalized notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps. It also lets you play music on iTunes and Spotify. This funky watch with stylish design is available in black, red and white. Comes with a rechargeable battery.
5. Invicta Men’s 8928OB Pro Diver
This is a very popular and classy looking sports watch with 40mm 23k gold-plated stainless steel case with mineral dial window. The watch also has a little magnified window to display the date. This is an automatic watch which means that it’s powered by the movements of your wrist, so batteries are not needed.
6. Nautica Men’s N14555G NST Stainless Steel Watch
This sporty looking stainless steel watch has a blue resin band with buckle closure. Powered by Japanese quartz movement with analog display, this watch is water resistant to 100m. A watch suitable for all occasions.
7. Casio Men’s G7900-1 G-Shock
When you unpack this watch you’ll notice how super thick the instructions manual is! That’s because this valuable sports watch is packed with awesome features such as water and low temperature resistance, moon and tide data, world clock, hourly time signal, countdown timer, and much more. This watch is also designed in a very user-friendly way with a large LCD display divided into sections and large buttons.
8. Seiko SNE042 Stainless Steel Solar Watch
This solar powered watch with its fancy looks is great for in the office or for dinner nights. The 37 mm stainless steel case is covered with a crystal dial window. The gold and silver colored stainless steel bracelet has a fold-over clasp with push-button for easy fit. While this watch is water resistant, it is not suitable for swimming.
9. Swatch SUON700 Blue Rebel
I am a huge fan of Swatch and this is one of my favorites currently available because of its very distinctive blue color mixed up with neon green. The super casual yet stylish look of this watch is unbeatable. The great thing about Swatch watches is that they can be used for pretty much all occasions.
10. PUMA Unisex PU910801036 Loop Digital Blue Watch
This high quality Puma digital watch featues lap counter, alarm, stop watch, and electro luminescent backlight. It also has Quartz movement with digital display and a protective crystal dial window. The design is simple but that’s exactly what makes it look so neat. Great for running and swimming as it’s water resistant.
11. Timex Expedition Classic Analog Watch
This adventurous men’s watch with fancy brown leather strap features luminous hands and hour markers and a little date window at the 3 o’clock position. This is a very affordable, neutral style watch that works for any occasion.
12. Tommy Hilfiger Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Watch
This stylish Tommy Hilfiger watch has a very distinctive look and it’s hard to imagine you can get this without paying a fortune. It has 3 sub-dials that display the day of the week, current date and day/night.
As the name suggests, this watch has a stainless steel case (diameter 44 millimeters) and band (22 millimeters width) and is water resistant to 50m/165ft deep. This watch is excellent value for money and definitely my favorite in the list.
13. Stuhrling Original Men’s 669B.01 Monaco
This stainless steel, black dial watch features a Krysterna Crystal dial window and 3 chronograph sub-dials for 60-minute, 60-second and 24-hour display. It also has a date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions but is very small and somewhat hard to read. This watch is for any occasion, formal or casual.
14. U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men’s US9284
Very sporty looking U.S. Polo Assn. watch with sunray dial featuring the American flag logo under the 12 o’clock position, three digital sub-dials, and a numbered bezel. The band is made with strong silicone and has two silver-tone stripes. This is a stylish and functional sports watch for a very affordable price.
15. I By Invicta 90242-003 18k Gold-Plated
This watch has a very cool look and will fit men who want to choose class without going over the top. The big I sign at the top, the roman numeral markers and the luminous hands give this watch attitude, in a good way. Features include: 44 mm gold-plated stainless steel case, stitched leather band, battery powered, water resistant.
16. Stuhrling Original Men’s Atrium
The Stuhrling Atrium has a lot to offer for a very affordable price. The graceful automatic self-wind movement makes batteries a thing of the past and the fancy crocodile-embossed, genuine leather strap and the skeletonized dials make this watch a definite stand-out.
Hopefully this list of some of the best affordable men’s watches currently available has given you a good idea of what you can buy with a small budget.
Men’s watches really don’t need to be expensive if you’re looking for quality and style. All watches in this article are of very decent quality and they look awesome. Hopefully you’ve been able to pick your favorite one from this list.