We’ve already established that, with a little creativity, you can find excellent timepieces under $100. In this article, we’re taking it a step further and highlighting the 15 best men’s
By upping our budget to $200, we unlock an impressive range of great
No point in waiting, let’s just get right into it.
The Best Value
Watches for Men (15 of our faves under $200)
- Timex Fairfield Chrono Leather
- Skagen Men's Sundby Titanium
- Seiko Automatic SSA391J1
- Timex x Todd Snyder Beekman
- Skagen Holst SKW6180
- Casio Tactical G-Shock GBA800UC-5A
- Victorinox Swiss Army 249087
- Seiko 5 Street Style SRPE71
- Seiko 5 Samurai SRPC53K1
- Orient Mako II Pepsi
- Timex Marlin Reissue
- Orient 2nd Gen. Bambino Ver. 2
- Bulova Ambassador 97B174
- NIXON Sentry A105
- MVMT Chrono Black MC01BL
Timex takes a classic racing-inspired chronograph and modernizes it with elegant lines and artistic use of racing motifs. The face is white with silver-toned accents for an overall clean aesthetic. The tan leather strap is a stylish take on the traditional rally strap with several small holes instead of a few large ones, making it just neat enough for smart-casual affairs.
For this modern timepiece, Skagen’s trademark Danish aesthetic, minimal yet fun, is built into a durable titanium case. This also gives it a unique subtle shine, for those of you who prefer a matte aesthetic. The silhouette is smooth and stylish, with the leather band seamlessly blending into the case — which at 37mm, will suit most wrists!
This substantial watch definitely looks like it's worth more than it is. Everything on its textured dial is applied, from the stepped face, to the indices, to the wheel of the subdial, making for a sculptural aesthetic. That, plus the clean mixing of shiny dress features and rugged sport features, makes this a distinct and versatile timepiece.
The cream dial of this playful watch features red-accented tachymeter and telemeter scales, plus mint acrylic-style green hands for a modern contrast. The silver mesh bracelet adds another fun contrast for an overall delightful mix that only Timex can pull off.
The gunmetal stainless steel case, thin-linked mesh bracelet, and rose-gold tone hands and indices give this watch such a sleek look, it can also be worn formally -depending on how bold you are! The two subdials track the day and the date, adding some details to this mostly minimalist, Scandinavian-chic timepiece.
This 48mm tank boasts the classic G-Shock resin construction that’s famously durable, with shock resistance and 200m of water resistance. It also has Bluetooth, a step indicator, dual time, double LED light, and plenty of other useful capabilities. Features aside, it’s a tough and cool-looking tool perfect for long days out.
The quintessential Swiss Army military watch comes complete with a resilient 100m water-resistant black plastic case with an aluminum bezel, on a NATO-inspired braided strap. Its classic field watch face has both 12-hour and 24-hour markings, the latter in red to match the noble Victorinox Swiss army logo. If you’re a field watch aficionado, this definitely should be in your collection.
Seiko 5 decks out a classic sport watch with a frosty-textured streetwear-friendly bezel. The Gothic font protrudes from its shiny background adding ornateness to a mostly monochromatic timepiece. It’s still a sport watch though, featuring 100m of water resistance, a unidirectional bezel, an automatic movement, and lumed indices against its sunburst face.
The iconic Seiko Samurai looks even more stylish and nautical with this turquoise bezel. The matching second hand adds a playful modern twist, especially next to the generously-sized trademark Samurai hands! All the classic features are there too: stainless steel construction, 100m of water resistance, exceptional lume, and the unidirectional bezel on its 45mm case.
In the tradition of Orient, they take a classic format, in this case the Pepsi bezel, and add some elegance to it. The blue dial boasts a gorgeous sheen, while the legible Arabic numbers are sleek and refined. However, this automatic timepiece still features all of the sport qualities you need from a diver like the 120-Click unidirectional bezel and the 200m of water resistance.
This timepiece looked classy on the men of your grandfather’s generation, and it will look just as refined on you. The reissue of their iconic 1960s dress watch features a radiant silver dial with swanky Arabic numbers that match the slight swirl of the embossed leather strap. Timeless and vintage, its delightful hand-winding capabilities feature a satisfying resistance.
One of Orient’s flagship dress watches, this version of the Bambino has the much-coveted combination of glimmering applied Roman markers, a cream dial, and the blue-accented hands. This perfectly-balanced timepiece runs on the automatic F6724 movement, which has hand-winding and hacking.
Straight from Bulova’s classic collection, this all-gold-toned dress watch is a real stunner. It’s classic but distinct, sporting the tonneau-shaped case with its rounded corners, that isn’t quite a cushion case shape. The brushed silver-toned dial features stately Roman markers, a calendar feature, and a timeless domed glass.
This version of Nixon’s Sentry is truly unique. It has an undeniably modern face, stark black with minimalist white markers and clean-lined skeletal hands, yet the case has a vintage-like shape and tone. If you’re looking for a design-oriented dress watch that can easily be worn casually, the Sentry is your guy.
Though MVMT considers this fascinating and artistic timepiece a dress watch, it’s more of a versatile wild card that can be styled with any outfit. The leather strap is textured, the case is pitch black brushed stainless steel, and the hands are gunmetal. This sculptural watch manages to be visually variegated despite its all-black construction.
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