If you relate with the previous paragraph, then this list is perfect for you: a series of watches that are cool while also allowing you to pay the month’s rent. Here’s a breakdown of the top affordable men’s watches under a $100 budget.
The Seiko Automatic is inspired by military grade watches with its navy blue canvas band, brushed stainless steel case, and military grade numerals. There’s also a clear display on the analog face for the current date (month and the day).
MVMT is a new, highly successful watch brand that’s already sold 500,000 timepieces in a few years. And this option is a minimalist’s dream with a comfortable black leather strap, large white watch face, and silver lining. The simple look is perfect for any work, casual, or formal outfit.
This vintage inspired model comes with a light brown leather strap, tan analog face, and rustic gold-medal casing. The dial is simple and easy to read, and the classic look is perfect for any wardrobe.
The Nate Chronograph features a stainless steel watch and strap combination that will feel light on your wrist. There’s also three sub dials and day counter.
The Edifice features a stainless steel case and band. The black face and dial feature three sub dials. And though it is not a watch you are likely to wear for outdoor adventure, the Edifice does clock in at 330 feet water resistant.
This all black model goes with every look. Plus, the comfortable black band, fashionable black watch face, and sleek silver numerals make the August Steiner a match for every outfit.
Originating in Denmark, the Skagen Ancher is made from stainless steel. It also features an elegant mesh band and a black face with easy to read markings. And the red second hand adds a little extra flair.
The look of the Komono Magnus rivals any other watch on this list. It features a brown leather strap, black face, and bright markers that show up slightly in the dark. And the red second hand is a nice cherry on top for an already distinctive model.
The Waterbury is a class watch Timex has re-released recently. The matte black stainless steel case is a look that is fashionable with any wardrobe. The black face is dotted with Arabic markings. And the strap is an intricately stitched leather band. Also, the Waterbury comes with an INDIGLO night light for seeing in the dark.
Invictas are one of the most affordable yet fashionable brands on the market today. And if you want a watch for even cheaper, you can search the Invicta catalog for watches with canvas or leather straps.
But the Pro Driver Men’s Watch comes with a stainless steel strap and lining at a much more affordable cost than what you might find from other manufacturers.
What stands out about the Japanese Wave model is the large watchface held in by a stainless steel case. But there’s also the very fashionable cloth straps that come in many different colors and patterns. And let’s not forget all three subtle, slim hands.
The Bristol has a slightly upper class minimalist design. The large watch face is surrounded by a thin, stainless steel case. But only lines and thin watch hands are featured on the white watch face. And the leather strap is both comfortable and fashionable.
This Aulta Seaward was built with the outdoors in mind. First, there’s the green nylon band capable of surviving rainy conditions. Then, there’s the bold numbers on the face of the watch for easy reading while you fight the glare of the sun. And finally, there’s the 316-L stainless steel case that ensures durability in most conditions.
The Winston gets its sophisticated look from its deep blue face with mineral crystal coating. It also features a comfortable perforated leather strap. And the 41 mm watch face is perfect for those who prefer a larger than normal watch face.
The Portobello features a classic stainless steel case, grey face, and gold hands. The color scheme makes it perfect for any work wardrobe. But it is the grey stripe strap that makes this model unique.
Another great model from the new kids on the block, the MVMT black features a brushed black stainless steel case, a hardened crystal face, and custom gunmetal stainless steel hands and markers. The cherry red hands are the perfect complement to the all-black frame of this tough looking watch.
Elliot Havok is the only company on this list that got its start on Kickstarter. And the Oxford Havok model is one of the sleeker models the brand has to offer. It comes with a shiny gray face, stainless steel case, a unique pair of hands, and a leather band with woven Glen Plaid trim on the inside.
The golden stainless steel case and bracelet give the Gun Rose Time Teller a fancy look, making it perfect for formal occasions. The face is coated in scratch resistant mineral. And it’s also water-resistant up to 330 feet.
If you’re looking for a watch with a unique, futuristic look (well at least what we thought the future would look like many years ago), than the Sond is the right watch for you. The Sond features a gray plastic casing, digital display, and nylon face. There’s also an adjustable, cloth strap. And the Sond comes in 500 unique color combinations between the casing and the strap.
The Seiko Sport sports a classic look with a stainless steel case, black face, and easy-to-read white numerals. And the navy blue canvas band is unique to Seiko. Also, the watch is solar-powered, so the battery never has to be changed.
Timex teamed up with The Horween Leather Company to create this line of unique, fashionable watches. Horween provides the vegetable-tanned Dublin Ale leather band, while Timex provides the quality, easy to read watch face. Another unique element to this watch is the button stud used to secure it around your wrist.
The Eco-Drive combines an olive canvas band with black face dotted with military-style numerals and watch hands to give it a rugged and refined look. And it’s water-resistance up to 330 feet, so you can take that watch on most any adventure you want.
The Stuhrling’s unique design starts with the leather band with stainless steel rivets. There’s also a time and date indicator with every day of the week displayed on the face. Protecting the luminous hands and numerals on the front is a stainless steel case. The look and features of the Stuhrling make it good for both a nature hike and a day at work.
It is shocking to look at the price of this G-Shock model after you’ve read all the features included. First, there’s the stopwatch that measures up to 1/1000th of a second. Then, there’s the sub dial speed indicator. There’s also a pre-programmed calendar good all the way up until 2099 and an auto led-light with afterglow. And finally, it will automatically switch to daylight savings time and features 29 time zones for the world travelers.
And with all the features, the GA 100 checks in at $70.
The Appia is one of the slickest looking watches on this list. The stainless steel case and brown calfskin strap make this model look more like a manly piece of jewelry and less like a watch. The large face also features both minute and hour numbers that are easy to read (though they are a little small).
The Redgo is a perfect watch for all the Fit Bit enthusiasts who don’t want to pay the Fit Bit price. The Redgo features all the standard fitness watch necessities (sleep monitor, step counter, distance counter, calorie burn counter, blue took sync-up). It also informs you of when you are receiving a call while working out and allows you to check your most recent messages.
The Ezon features a GPS receiver that will measure both your exercise distance and exercise speed. There is a stop watch, lap timer, and a measure for calories burned as you work out. The watch will save up to your last ten recorded exercise records. The Ezon also features a backlight that will stay illuminated for 5 seconds.