Though men’s watches do tend toward the flashy and expensive, not all timepieces are astronomically priced. There are plenty of time-telling gizmos that are both well-made and affordable, and these days you can give a great watch as a gift at just about any price. While we’ve previously focused on more expensive watches, we’re taking it one step further how with our guide to the absolute best men’s watches under $200. While they may run the gamut from whimsical to traditional, they do have one thing in common: They’re not going to break the bank.
Timex Beekman Watch
Styled with a 60s sensibility, the Beekman watch from Timex and Todd Snyder is great for guys who favor a vintage flair. Here, you’ll find a genuine leather strap and an analog face detailed with a quirky red spiral. All in all, a fantastic timepiece that’s a cheeky combination of throwback styling and modern mechanization.
Skagen Falster Smartwatch
If you’re on the prowl for a smartwatch, consider this beauty from Skagen. It’s bright and bold with its yellow strap and sleek face, and opts for a simple design over a convoluted one. The interactive screen features an array of fun “smart” capabilities, including: Heart-rate tracking, Google Assistant, activity tracking, GPS, and more!
Swatch Skinpole Watch
Though Swatch has a variety of well-priced timepieces in its collection, we’re especially fond of the brand’s thoroughly modern Skinpole watch. It’s got a ribbed band that’s a little bit 80s and a futuristic face that’s a little bit Tomorrowland to satisfy fellas that like a tech-y look. Plus, it’s made of stainless steel, so it’s sure to last for a very long time.
MVMT Revolver Nomad Watch
For something a little more contemporary, check out the Revolver Nomad Watch from MVMT. It’s got a tanned leather strap in coffee brown that’s equal parts stylish and rugged. Plus, it’s versatile enough to match a range of different outfits, making it a great investment piece.
Mondaine Railway Watch
A colorful option for a whimsical fashionisto, the Modaine Railway Watch is an excellent budget-friendly option. Built with precise Swiss movement, the timepiece is as practical as it is striking, packing a serious punch in a minimalist construction. And who could resist such a playful, perforated band design?
Vincero Chrono S Watch
Classic is as classic does with the Chrono 5 watch from Vincero. Done up in brown leather and rose gold, this timepiece is, well, timeless, and balances between traditional aesthetics and modern sensibilities. Great at the cuff of a suit jacket or with a casual rolled-up sleeve, this versatile watch is sure to become your new favorite go-to.
Casio EF539D-2AV Chronograph
Looking for a busy face? Take a peek at this Casio Chronograph. Done up in a striking blue, the dial is loaded with intriguing features, including a date display, one-press elapsed time measurement, a 1/1 second chronograph, and a tachymeter. Basically, this gizmo’s about as futuristic and efficient as it gets, especially at this affordable price point.
Michael Kors Runway
For the “black will do until a darker color comes along” crowd, this sleek, minimalistic piece from designer Michael Kors has an almost formal quality that will look great with a suit or a black turtleneck and trousers, but also elevates a beat-up denim and T-shirt outfit. It features a 44mm case with a hardened, scratch-resistant mineral crystal, and is water resistant to 165 feet (take it for a swim, but not diving or snorkeling).
Detomaso Sorpasso Chronograph
Sorpasso is Italian for overtaking or passing, and we think you’ll agree that this timepiece surpasses a lot of others in its class for great style. Its simple, olive-green face is set off with a rich, light brown leather band; a design inspired by Italian cars of the 1970s.
Diesel Mr. Daddy Chronograph
A watch says a lot about its wearer. Sometimes we want that message to be subtle and sophisticated. Sometimes we want it to be loud and proud. The Mr. Daddy makes some serious noise with its colorful crystal, intricate watch face, and transparent textured strap. As the Diesel motto says, “only the brave.”
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