While it is true that a watch gives a hint of men’s status and financial success, it doesn’t mean that you can’t rock the same look on a smaller budget. Men’s watches come in many types with different features and with various price tags. Manufacturers know that not all of us can afford to wear a few-thousand-dollar watch, so many of them have created watches that look equally good, but are more affordable.
Here are the best men’s watches under $300. Scan through the list. By the end, you’ll be considering a few good options that won’t let you down.
Tissot Tradition T0636101603800 Men’s Watch
Tissot is among the leading watch brands for men who want to wear sophisticated style on a budget. The Tissot Tradition T0636101603800 delivers nothing short of that. With the alligator-embossed leather band, the pearl-colored head, and the Swiss quartz movement, this watch will add an elegant touch to your outlook for only a fraction of the cost of a luxury watch.
Timex MK1 Men’s Watch
If you are more into military-style watches, the Timex MK1 men’s watch may be just what you need. The comfortable, durable fabric band makes it a great accessory to a casual outfit. It is the perfect addition for a leisurely afternoon in the city. From a technical perspective, it features an anodized aluminum case and a three-hand quartz movement display. It’s also water-resistant down to 30 meters.
Withings X Nokia Smartwatch
You might never have thought that a smartwatch could have such a traditional and stylish look. The first association most people make with smartwatches is a design that complements the hi-tech features that it brings, but not the Withings X Nokia Smartwatch. It does all you can expect from a smartwatch, but the packaging makes it stand out from the competition. If you want a smartwatch and great style in one budget package, look no further.
Orient Mako II Automatic Men’s Watch
If you are into men’s watches, you already associate the Orient brand with classy budget men’s watches. The Mako II Automatic Watch proves this point. Japanese automatic movement, a stainless steel case, mineral crystals, unidirectional bezel, and a link band are enough to convince you that this watch will suit your requirement for both going out in the city and playing sports.
Bertucci 12122 A-2T Titanium Field Men’s Watch
Not all titanium-made watches are expensive. Enter the Bertucci 12122 A-2T Titanium Field men’s watch. It is priced below the $150 threshold, yet it is made of titanium. Paired with a nylon stripe band and a mineral crystal coating, this is a watch that delivers great strength while keeping the price low. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters, which makes it good for hanging around the pool and even snorkeling on your favorite beach.
Seiko SKX009K1 Automatic Dive Men’s Watch
Seiko is a reputable brand, and when they offer a men’s watch for under $300, then it is worth a look. The Seiko SKX009K1 Automatic Dive Watch is one of those models. It is one of the most popular choices that Seiko currently sells and is definitely the most popular automatic dive watch. The reason behind its success is not only the attractive look but also the high-quality stainless steel case, durable nylon stripe band, and automatic movement. What more could you ask for at that price?
Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Men’s Watch
The features of the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Men’s Watch include a comfortable and durable rubber strap, a stainless steel case, and a scratch-resistant crystal coating. It is impressive even before saying that it has been tested against a 64-ton tank and survived being run over. And on top of all that, it looks very cool and is available for a very reasonable price.
Triwa Nevil Chronograph Watch
The Triwa Nevil Chronograph men’s watch was designed in Sweden, so it’s no wonder that its sleek look resembles the popular Scandinavian designs. The organic leather band, also designed and made in Sweden just adds to the authentic style while the standard stainless steel case provides its strength. You can have all of this for less than $300.
Invicta Pro Diver 17566 Men’s Dress Watch
The Invicta Pro Diver 17566 Men’s Dress Watch very much resembles its more expensive counterparts. The black and gold details will make you feel as if you’re wearing a luxurious brand on your wrist, yet you will pay just a bit more than $100 for this watch. Moreover, the stainless steel case, the durable rubber strap, the unidirectional bezel, and the chronograph and date display window will never let you down. Invicta is a brand that you can trust, and this watch shows it.
Orient 2nd Generation Bambino Version 2 Men’s Watch
Orient watches are real proof that you don’t need a huge budget to add a great accessory to your outfit. Just a little over $100 for the Orient 2nd Generation Bambino Version 2 Men’s Watch will get you the dressy look that you desired. You can choose any of the black, white, cream, or gold-toned stainless steel cases supplemented with a high-quality leather strap. It is a great value for the money, making it one of the best men’s watches under $300.
Timex Marlin Automatic Men’s Watch
The manufacturer says this watch is a sleek and sophisticated classic, which we completely agree with. It comes in three versions: black and silver with brown leather straps, black, and gold with black leather straps, and brown and silver with brown leather straps. Each one of them is as classy as it can be. The price tag is close to the $300 threshold but absolutely worth every cent you’ll spend on it.
Seiko Neo Sports SKA779P1 Men’s Watch
The Seiko Neo Sports SKA779P1 Men’s Watch is also not far from the $300 mark, but it is worth the money as well. Not just because it features everything that watches in this price range do, such as a stainless steel case, a leather strap, and Japanese automatic movement, but it was designed to deliver more than its features. Wear this one with a casual wardrobe, and you’ll always be one step ahead of the others.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Men’s Watch
Hamilton is known as a brand that caters to consumers of luxurious products, but they haven’t forgotten those who can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on an accessory. That’s why they’ve designed the Hamilton Jazzmaster Men’s Watch. The style doesn’t differ much from their more expensive watches while the choice of less expensive yet high-quality materials keeps the price low.
Braun Classic Chronograph Men’s Watch
The minimalist design of the Braun Classic Chronograph men’s watch makes it a good choice for a night out. Designers have dedicated a lot of attention to both function and style, which was proven by its receiving the Red Dot Award back in 2012. This minimalist watch comes with a black stainless steel case and black or brown leather straps. Both combinations look equally handsome and are water-resistant enough to be suitable for swimming and showering without taking it off.
Adidas Cypher_LX1 Men’s Watch
You’ll hardly find a sports men’s watch better designed than the Adidas Cypher_LX1. It has a sleek and modern design that supplements its functionality. It features a standard stainless steel case along with leather straps, a single curve hardened mineral crystal coating, and unidirectional bezel. All that is packed into a nice design with a price tag under $300, which make it both desirable and affordable for the average man.
Timex Weekender Chronograph Men’s Watch
The Timex Weekender was built with the purpose to supplement the relaxed weekend outlook of the modern man. The materials used to manufacture it are the same you’ll find in other watches at this price range. The design and the low price tag are the only differences between this and other men’s watches.
Citizen BN0150-28E Eco-Drive Promaster Men’s Watch
If you spend a lot of time outside, but you want to buy an inexpensive watch that is water-resistant and looks great, the Citizen BN0150-28E Eco-Drive Promaster Men’s Watch is one of the best options you’ll find under $300. Feel free to dive down to 660 feet (200 meters), swim with it, or expose it to the rain without worrying that it is going to break. The stainless steel case has you covered. The best part – you’ll never need batteries for it. Solar energy is all that this Citizen watch needs.
Seiko SKS631 Chronograph Fashion Men’s Watch
Seiko earns yet another entry on this list simply because they deliver for people who want small luxuries in life but are on a tight budget. If you are one of them, the Seiko SKS631 Chronograph Fashion Men’s Watch is what you need. The black and gold combination on the head along with the silver and gold on the band speak loudly about luxury. If you worry about quality and functionality, you should know that the case and the band are made of stainless steel and coated with Hardlex crystal.
Techne Merlin Men’s Watch
At first sight, you’ll find all the usual features of the Techne Merlin men’s watch, such as the stainless steel case and durable canvas strap, but that’s not all it offers. It comes with anti-shock and anti-magnetic features, which is not typical for watches under $300. Aside from that, isn’t the retro look enough to make you want to wear it?
TID No.1 Men’s Watch
The all-black style of the TID No.1 men’s watch screams authority more than any other. It is as simple as it can be, yet it delivers all the functionalities of all the other watches on this list, including an ion-coated stainless steel case and Miyota quartz movement. It’s also waterproof to down to 50 meters.
Jack Mason Alabama Crimson Tide Heritage Collection Chronograph Men’s Watch
The Jack Mason Alabama Crimson Tide Heritage Collection Chronograph Men’s Watch, aside from its long name, comes with a long list of features that may suit what you are looking for. If you need the standard features, such as a stainless steel case, leather straps, Japanese quartz movement, and water resistance, supplemented with an anti-shock feature and luminescent hour markings, you may have found the right watch for you.
Void PKG01 Men’s Watch
Void says that they wanted “to create a new collection both understated in silhouette and color palette.” It is obvious that they managed to do so. The Void PKG01 men’s watch is minimalist in design, featuring the thinnest case ever designed by Void, along with the red second-hand typical for this brand.
Seiko Solar SNE475P1 Men’s Watch
If you buy the Seiko Solar SNE475P1 Men’s Watch, there is no need to shop for batteries any more. This Japanese watch has a built-in system for collecting solar energy and turning it into power for the Japanese automatic movement. The brown calfskin strap only adds to the wonderful impression of one of the best men’s watches under $300 on the market.
Adidas District_LX2 Men’s Watch
Arguably the watch with the sportiest design among Adidas men’s watches, the District_LX2 makes the perfect addition to your jersey and jeans outfit. It doesn’t lack quality either. The case is made of stainless steel and hardened mineral crystal while the straps are made of Horween leather. For a price of less than $200, you can’t ask for more.
Orient Black Man Automatic Analog Watch
The Orient Black Man Automatic Analog makes the last entry on the list not because of its features because they are similar to those of many other watches. It is here because this brand guarantees a level of quality that many others can’t. Orient is quite popular among budget shoppers for a reason. Check this one, and you are likely to join them.