If you relate with the previous paragraph and don’t want to spend more with our list of watches under 500 dollars, 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 watches for under $150.
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).
Cost is $62.
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.
Cost is $95.
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.
Cost is $69.
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.
Cost is $90.
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.
Cost is $78.
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.
Cost is $85.
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.
Cost is $79.
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.
Cost is $99.
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.
Cost is $80
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.
Cost is $53.
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.
Cost is $80.
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.
Cost is $85.
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.
Cost is $85.
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.
Cost is $90.
The Herringbone features a classic stainless steel case, white face, and blue and silver hands. The color scheme makes it perfect for any work wardrobe. But it is the blue canvas herringbone strap that makes this model unique.
Cost is $9.
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.
Cost is $94
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.
Cost is $95
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.
Cost is $95
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.
Cost is $95
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.
Cost is $97
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.
Cost is $98
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.
Cost is $99
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.
Cost is $99
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).
Cost is $99
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.
Cost is $30
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.
Cost is $60
One of the advantages to the Leeway is the versatility afforded to you by the interchangeable band. The Leeway comes with an orange strap that glows in the dark. But you can also change the band to black leather for a more professional appearance. And don’t forget about the 316-L stainless steel case.
Cost is $105
The electric razor company has put out a wonderful watch with Quartz-3 hand movement, matte brushed steel, and a mesh steel band.
Cost is $117
This 330 foot water resistant model is a very fashionable dive watch. The body of the watch is powered by quartz analog movement. Plus, the luminescence lights and clear numerals make it easy to read while underwater.
Cost is $118
The Eco-Drive is solar powered and can use either indoor or outdoor light with the same effectiveness. It also comes with a stitched canvas band in olive drab and outside numbers for counting seconds.
Cost is $124
The Black Mako, with its 200 meters of water resistance and rubberized band is built for outdoor water sports. The Mako is also powered with automatic movement and the mineral dial is extremely hard to scratch.
Cost is $125
This Analog model comes with three sub dials and three knobs. You also have the option of following either standard or 24-hour time with this piece. And the final, perfect touch is the Horween leather band.
Cost is $128
The case is made from a combination of aluminum and stainless steel. Japanese quartz controls the movement of the watch and keeps it accurate. Stacked days of the week provide a unique touch to the face. And the large hands, numbers, and lines on the face make it easy to read.
Cost is $130 or more.
The movements of this sleek model are controlled by Japanese automatic movement. The angular hands and the alligator print leather strap give this watch a unique aesthetic.
Cost is $132
The sheer amount of information on the 45mm face of the Edifice may be too much for some. But for some, it is perfect. The face measures about four different things. And that doesn’t even include the three sub dials. The quartz controlled watch also comes with four knobs to control its many uses.
Cost is $139