The large information in males’s watches proper now could be good (as in shiny, new, and might learn your emails) and previous (as in uncommon, one-of-one, and costly), however for those who’re a timepiece purist on the hunt for a good-looking watch, the good information is that there have by no means been extra choices to select from. And we’re not simply speaking about the high-end of the market the place premium supplies (platinum, gold, alligator) and extremely sophisticated Swiss actions can simply drive a single watch’s retail value north of $20,000. In case your accent price range is about 1% of that, you are still in luck. Watch manufacturers huge and small are churning out timepieces that share comparable aesthetics of these method, method pricier choices, however do not clock in at the price of a smart four-door sedan. Sure, you are buying and selling off bells and whistles and the high-quality craftsmanship that makes the heart of some watches as jaw-dropping as their rigorously thought-about dials on the two-Benjamin stage, however these are the small print that solely a real watch aficionado will choose up on once you flash your newly adorned wrist at your subsequent gross sales assembly. Everybody else across the lacquered convention desk will simply assume you are a man with good style. Listed below are the very best watches below $200 you possibly can’t go incorrect with.


Timex “Fairfield” sub-second watch

It is simple to discover a easy black-and-silver gown look ahead to about $200. It is tougher to discover a gown watch that does not appear like each different one on the market on the similar value—a lot much less half of that. Then once more, Timex has spent the final decade convincing us that how a lot you pay for a watch is hardly an indicator of how good it appears. (Keep in mind a sure subject watch that dominated the wrists of fashionable guys and their dads? All Timex’s doing.) The Bahaus motion offers inspiration for the model’s minimalist-leaning “Fairfield” mannequin, that includes a glossy black dial, copper-toned palms and indices, and, properly, that is about it. This watch is as uncomplicated because it will get —precisely what a sensible gown watch ought to be—in an surprising brown-and-black-and-silver-and-copper coloration combo. There are thought-about particulars you will not discover on one other under-$100 watch, like a strap lining in a distinction plaid sample, a superbly proportioned sub-dial, and indices with rounded-off edges, plus and INDIGLO light-up dial. It is a timepiece you possibly can put on to the workplace and even the fitting formal affair, however one which’s going to look simply as understated and trendy below your go-to hoodie on recreation day.

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Breda “Visser” watch

This may be a cool watch at any value, it simply occurs to be a really cool watch that any man can afford. A sq. case is all the time a uncommon hen within the watch world, however much more unusual when it comes with an eye-popping grey dial. Breda’s streamlined tackle the eye-catching silhouette makes use of the minimalist works of Dutch sculptor Carel Nicolaas Visser (a person who appreciated the sq.) as a place to begin for its chrome steel case design and provides Japanese quartz (primarily battery powered) motion below the hood. It is completed off with a clear face, streamlined indices (no numbers right here, both) and good-looking caramel leather-based strap. And whereas this watch appears as if it was thought up by a fine-boned all-black-wearing Swede named Andreas, it was designed in Dallas, TX, the place Breda relies.

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Citizen Eco-Drive watch

The most effective issues about this watch is what you possibly can’t see: it is powered by synthetic and pure mild, so it by no means wants a battery modified. $200 for watch that can, primarily, not cease ticking for the subsequent fifty years appears like a deal to us, nevertheless it is not simply Citizen’s Eco-Drive know-how that makes this timepiece a no brainer purchase, it is that that is only a beautifully-designed watch. Rose gold is not a case coloration that always makes a cameo on the wallet-friendly finish of the watch world, so to seek out one which options the hue so properly—and admittedly so convincingly—already makes this a standout. And when paired in opposition to a clear black dial and a stamped leather-based strap in a deep reddish brown, it is much more of an outlier at this value level (or a value level 5 instances higher, for that matter).

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Todd Snyder x Timex Marlin Blackout watch

Like each Todd Snyder x Timex team-up we have seen earlier than, this watch delivers superior aesthetics at an everyman value level. The elegant all-black watch is a mannequin rejuvenated from the watch model’s archives and options with a lizard-pattern leather-based band and numbers which might be only a little spooky. And did we point out it is solely $200?

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VOID PKG01 watch

VOID makes a speciality of uncomplicated watches (we imply that as a praise) that do not appear like the rest in the marketplace immediately. With the idea that what you do not see is simply as vital as what you do, founder David Ericsson and Co. have made ultra-simple faces and interchangeable straps VOID’s calling card. If you would like a watch that ensures you may get requested “who makes that?” each time you put on it, that is it.

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7 Extra Watches We Love

Q Timex Reissue Falcon Eye 38mm watch

Timex’s hottest reissue line is again with extra Rolex-y vibes at costs you possibly can abdomen.

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Seiko 5 Sports activities computerized watch

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Adidas Process_M1 watch

Very like their most iconic kicks, Adidas makes a killer on a regular basis watch at an excellent cheap value.

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Bulova Ambassador watch

Sure matches merely demand the flash of a glossy gold watch.

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Braun chain-mesh-strap Japanese quartz watch

A sequence-bracelet watch like this one from Braun marries the clear face of a ’60s-style dial with a strap that not solely provides cool texture to your wrist recreation, however makes the whole timepiece ultra-light. In different phrases, this watch is made for sporting all day and evening.

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Citizen Eco-Drive chronograph watch

The hardiest of hardy reasonably priced subject watches.

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Bulova Precisionist watch

Blessed with a extra hypnotizing face than your common black gown watch.

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