Though dozens of very expensive watches are great investments, not all timepieces are astronomically priced. Plenty of elegant watches 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 (check out our guide for the best men’s watch gift), we’re taking it one step further now with our guide to the absolute best men’s watches under $200. Some of these picks fall into more vintage silhouettes, while others are more modern, but the one thing they all have in common is that they won’t break the bank.
Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch
Tried and true, Seiko never wavers from its identity in the watch world. The Seiko 5 is one of the more sport-inspired options from the company. This watch is worth every penny at 37mm in size, with a stainless steel case and bracelet and 100m water resistance.
Nixon Porter Bracelet Watch
A not-so-in-your-face gold watch, Nixon’s Porter uses brushed metal to complement its elegant rose gold color. An inky black backdrop sharpens Porter’s three-arm quartz movement and adds elegance to your outfit pairings.
Hugo Boss Stand Leather Strap Watch
Reflective of Hugo Boss’ minimalist style, this leather strap watch with a brushed finish promises to keep a strong presence in your wardrobe for years to come. It’s got a mineral crystal face, a stainless steel case, and an ionic plate leather strap. We also like the subtle replacement of the mark at the 10th hour with the word “ten.”
If you want specs, a G-Shock can always be a solid timepiece to turn to. With a three-axis accelerometer, a multi-timer, memory of up to 200 lap records, and accessibility with the G-Shock Connected app, adventurers and sports enthusiasts, this is for you.
MVMT Legacy Slim Mirage
MVMT recently released a new collection of Legacy timepieces, and we especially like the minimal slim version best. Designed with a bronze-brushed stainless steel case, a gray dial, and a black leather strap, the Legacy is a go-to for wearing all your best fits, whether formal or casual. The strap is also interchangeable, so adding a new bracelet is always in the cards.
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 look.
There you have it, six watches you can get today that will make you look put together, successful, and stylish. And the best part is, you'll have money left over to go out and show it off.
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