There is no better choice than the traditional weekend getaway. Choose the classic blue and red, or switch things up with a different 20 mm NATO strap. The added Indiglo button functionality provides nighttime visibility.
It has a loud ticking, but in my experience, this is often exaggerated in ratings and reviews. It’s not easy to find a high-quality piece like this at such a low price, which is why the weekender has been a standard in the watch industry for so long.
Timex Expedition Field Chronograph
In other words, this is a fantastic timepiece for explorers. It’s lightweight, water-resistant (to 100m), and luminous (Indiglo), so you can wear it swimming or at night (2.72 ounces). This Timex watch doesn’t make a lot of noise, which is great for when you’re trying to relax and connect with nature.
Out in the wild, the date and chronograph functions will also come in handy. Since 20mm watch bands are so widely used, finding a replacement is simple. Because of its sturdy construction, the Expedition Chrono is a great choice for regular watch wearers who feel exposed without their timepieces when engaging in physically demanding activities.
Seiko 5 Automatic
With its automatic movement, day/date complication, and shock/water resistance, this watch has been a top pick among budget options since the 1960s (to 30m).
The look is inspired by the Pilot ‘B-Uhr’ watches worn by soldiers in World War I and II. Its smaller 38mm case size sets it apart from other aviators and makes it a good choice for those with smaller wrists.
Blue, green, beige, and black leather bands are available as well as easily interchangeable canvas bands in a variety of other colours. Because it operates without batteries, this is one of the most budget-friendly automatic watches available.
Stuhrling Aquadiver Regatta
Quartz movement, unidirectional ratcheting bezel, date, and scratch-resistant mineral crystal face all come standard on this homage to the Seamaster known as the Aquadiver. This timepiece is ideal for use while boating or engaging in other water-based activities due to its 40mm case size and 200m water resistance.
The watch’s case and bracelet are made of high-quality stainless steel for which Max Stuhrling is known. The watch weighs 8.8 ounces, so it’s not prohibitively heavy despite being made of sturdy components.
The watch’s price is shockingly low considering its high-quality construction and features. The elegant presentation makes it perfect for giving as a present or showing off. Cleaning supplies are included to ensure the piece remains in pristine condition.
Komono Winston KOM-W2000
Thin, contemporary, and designed in Belgium; powered by a Japanese Quartz movement. Its fashionable design is not at the expense of durability; the stainless steel case has a brushed finish, and the mineral crystal dial window can withstand scratches. Being only 1.44 ounces in weight, it is easily concealed and ideal for casual use.
The watch band is a standard 19 millimetres in width, so it’s simple to switch it out for a new one whenever you like. Belgian firm Komono is well-known for its dedication to engineering and design, and this watch is a perfect example of that, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Check back regularly as this brand does go on sale.
This three-dial stainless steel chronograph is a steal at this price (including a stopwatch). Burei is an up-and-coming label known for its innovative styles and high-quality components. Features usually only found in much more expensive brands, such as a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal window, shock resistance, and a Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement, are all included in this model.
This is a great timepiece for the price, which is significantly lower than comparable options. Includes a link adjuster so the band can be sized to fit any wrist. This Burei model is an excellent option if you’re in search of a special timepiece for dressier events. If you’re worried about purchasing from this company, you can rest easy knowing that you have a 2-year warranty.
This timepiece is suited for executives and higher-ups. This piece is not for those with weak wrists, as it weighs 7.2 ounces and measures 48 mm in diameter. The contrast between the black carbon fibre and the silvery stainless steel of the case is striking. The watch’s face is made of Mineral Crystal, and it runs on precise Swiss Quartz Movement.
You can tell right away that this is a high-quality timepiece, and its longevity makes it a steal. The addition of this piece to your collection will help you to draw attention to yourself. Some people who are picky about watches have a negative impression of Invicta, but the high quality of the materials they use and the low prices they offer are indisputable.
The absence of vowels in the company name is indicative of its progressive nature. This new company has found success in selling high-quality timepieces at affordable prices by selling exclusively online and avoiding the retail markup inherent in brick-and-mortar stores.
With its Japanese Quartz movement, Mineral glass, and extra-soft leather band, this timepiece is a sure bet. The tan leather band is removable and interchangeable with any other 24mm strap, should you prefer a different colour.
Watches from MVMT not only arrive in stylish gift packaging but also have free shipping. If you’re searching for a stylish yet inexpensive timepiece, I recommend checking out one of the other MVMT models.
Kenneth Cole KC1781
An unusual watch with a see-through face. Perfect for dressy events but also acceptable for everyday wear. This model also comes with a chronograph function, but I much prefer the clean lines and simplicity of the analogue display.
The name Kenneth Cole probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of watch brands, but I’ve worn this one for years and can attest to its durability and reliability. One of the best calfskin bands I’ve seen on a cheap watch. When combined with a black or grey colour scheme, it’s stunning. A cheap addition to your collection that still looks expensive is this silver bracelet.
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