There is no substitute for a fine timepiece. While a man’s choices for accessories can be slim, you can never go wrong with a wearing watch. Despite trends in the world of horology, a beautifully designed watch can last a lifetime. For those of you who can’t afford the ridiculous price tag of a Rolex, here are some sharp, luxurious-looking watches that don’t have a expensive price tag. Cheers to looking good and sticking to a budget!
1. MICHAEL Michael Kors “Large Lexington” Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 45mm
It’s tough to leave Michael Kors out of any expensive-looking-yet-affordable watch list. Sleek with a Roman-numeral face, it’s framed by a textured bezel in a stainless steel and gold ionic plating. This watch looks handsome dressed up or even with the most casual of outfits. You can get it at Nordstrom for $275.
2. Invicta Men’s Pro Diver 23k Gold-Plated and Stainless Steel Two-Tone Automatic Watch
This timepiece is a real show-stopper. It’s a Japanese automatic that has a bold blue face with a 23k gold-plated stainless steel case with a mineral dial window. This mixed metal watch allows you to mix and match with your other metals, so you’re never mismatched. Something to keep in mind: The watch is powered by the wearer’s wrist, so if it’s not worn for 8 or more hours per day it will run slower than normal and may even stop. It’s easy to keep it on all the time though because it’s waterproof, meaning showering with it on is not a problem. You can get this watch at Amazon for $78.99.
3. Skagen Holst Watch
This very simplistic and smooth-looking stainless steel watch by Skagen is perfect for the man who is simple and chic. It’s a truly sleek masterpiece with a gray dial and two chronograph sub-dials. You won’t want to take this one off. Get it at Bloomingdale’s for $185.
4. Timex Expedition Scout Chronograph Watch
For the rugged, hipster adventurer in you, this Timex Expedition chronograph watch in a military green color and leather wrist band is on the casual side but incredibly well-crafted. With the color on point style-wise, its design is uncomplicated and best worn with your casual outfits. Get one here for $109.
5. Bulova Men’s Dress Chrono Two-Tone Stainless Steel White Dial
Every man should own a Bulova watch at least once in his life. This particular two-tone stainless steel design has a sporty feel to it. It is made with a tachymeter bezel, and the chronograph dial is brilliant-looking and maintains that perfect balance between fashion and function. Get yours here for $199.99.
6. August Steiner Men’s Swiss Quartz Multifunction Dual Time Leather Strap Watch
This elegant watch by August Steiner comes with a gorgeous genuine brown leather band and is powered by two Swiss quartz movements. The creative design of the watch features overlapping subdials with two independently operated movements, allowing you to keep track of two different time zones. One of the inner dials features Roman numerals to switch up its aesthetic appeal. The uniqueness of the watch is worth every dollar of it’s price tag. Get yours here for $63.