While men’s watches tend to be flashy and expensive, not all watches come with an astronomical price tag. There are plenty of timekeeping gadgets that are both well designed and affordable, and these days you can give a great watch as a gift at just about any price.
While we previously focused on more expensive watches (check out our guide to the best men’s watch gift), now we’re taking it a step further with our guide to the best men’s watches under $ 200. Some of these choices fall into more vintage silhouettes, while others are more modern, but the one thing they all have in common is that they won’t break the bank.
Skagen Aaren Kulor Green Silicone 41mm Watch
Watchmaker Skagen dedicates its clean, minimalist watches to the colorful shores of Denmark, literally: Skagen City is a pretty seaside town there. We love this bright green colourway because it conveys the luminous feel that a watch of this nature should conjure, but it’s not as tacky or cheap. It’s hard to find colorful timepieces. Fortunately, Skagen got the formula. Made with an aluminum case and a silicone strap.
Seiko 5 automatic watch in stainless steel
Proven and true, Seiko never deviates from its identity in the watch world. The Seiko 5 is one of the company’s sportier options. With a size of 37mm, a stainless steel case and bracelet, and a water resistance of 100m, this watch is worth every penny.
Nixon Porter 40mm wristwatch
A not-so-obvious gold watch, the Porter by Nixon uses brushed metal to complement its elegant rose gold color. An inky black background refines Porter’s three-arm quartz movement and adds a level of elegance to your outfits.
Bulova barrel-shaped dress watch
In watchmaking, “tonneau” (French for “barrel”) indicates a semi-rectangular shape and arched sides. This Bulova dress watch comes in a pretty, subtle tonneau shape. It keeps the watch slim while offering something totally distinct from other models. Made with a rose gold case and brown leather strap, this is a great addition to your growing watch collection.
Hugo Boss Stand Leather Strap 42mm Watch
Reflecting Hugo Boss’ minimalist style, this leather strap watch with a brushed finish promises to keep a strong presence in your wardrobe for years to come. It features a mineral crystal dial, a stainless steel case and an ion plate leather strap. We also like the subtle replacement of the mark at the 10th hour with the word âtenâ.
Mineral G-Shock GBD800UC-5
If you want specs, a G-Shock can still be a solid watch to turn to. With a three-axis accelerometer, multi-timer, memory up to 200 laps and accessibility with the G-Shock Connected app, adventurers and sports fans alike, this is for you.
MVMT Legacy Slim Mirage 42mm
MVMT recently released a new collection of Legacy watches, and we especially like the mini slim version. Designed with a brushed bronze stainless steel case, gray dial and black leather strap, the Legacy is a must-have for wearing all of your best fits, whether formal or casual. The bracelet is also interchangeable, so the addition of a new bracelet is always in the cards.
Swatch Skinpole Watch
While Swatch has a variety of well-priced timepieces in their collection, we particularly like the brand’s decidedly modern Skinpole watch. He’s got a ribbed band that’s a bit of an 80’s and a futuristic face that’s a bit of Tomorrowland to satisfy guys who like a technical look.