The most stylish and affordable watches to wear in the office
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That long-awaited return to the office takes pride of place, and we’re not just talking about your daily to-do list. Productivity matters, as does preparation in business big and small (for example, the watch you wear on your wrist).
Accessories are only part of how you dress for the office (in case you forgot how to do it completely), and they should be as neat as your freshly waxed dress shoes. We recommend that you go the extra mile, as you may be more used to wearing summer adventure clothing than a light summer suit these days.
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This is where the more affordable casual watches can help. Taking care of the little details can put you squarely on the path to success in style and at that next big meeting. A wristwatch is an important signifier, designed to keep you on time and move forward with a sense of purpose.
Plus, it’s a little cooler to check the time on your crisp-designed classic watch than a phone, right? Our favorite affordable watches to wear to the office combine style and function while saving you a few bucks. These are the ones you need on your wrist right now.
Q Timex Reissue Watch
Timex has long been a trusted source for guys around the world who want reliable timing without spending an arm and a leg. As it turns out, the Q Timex Reissue achieves those marks quite well, while still delivering a sporty and crisp retro style. Wear yours with a polo sweater, beige chinos and leather loafers to channel the Don Draper seasonality a bit.
$ 179 at Huckberry.com
Bulova Silver Diamond Dial Watch
The material your watch is made from is no laughing matter. This durable stainless steel watch from Bulova is a striking addition to any well-organized watch collection. It also represents a nice balance of robust refinement. It’s the kind of timepiece that shows you’re serious when you roll up the sleeves of your Oxford shirt on the way to work.
$ 154.91 at Amazon.com
MVMT 40 Series Analog Watch
If you prefer a more minimalist style in your watch collection, or want a clean, crisp watch to offset the patterned shirts in your wardrobe, MVMT is the way to go. This neatly designed watch also includes a Miyota quartz movement, one of the most durable and affordable watch movements on the market. What does this mean to you? You will have this affordable watch for years to come.
From $ 96 on MVMT.com
Fossil Townsman Chronograph Leather Strap Watch
No list of the most affordable watches is complete without Fossil. You get a premium mix of durable design and eye-catching style, especially when it comes to this beautiful leather strap watch. The combination of brown and black makes it an ideal watch to wear with dark brown leather wing tips, a dark brown leather belt and of course, your best navy suit for a big day at the office.
$ 159 at Nordstrom.com
Boss Circuit Leather Strap Watch
Hugo Boss might not seem like the place to be to get one of the more affordable watches for the office, but trust us when we say they are bringing it out of the park. This design is known as the “sunray dial”, for the way the lines extend from the center of the watch. It has a subtle style and is affordable in spades, making it another reliable watch to wear with brown leather loafers or dress shoes.
$ 195 at Nordstrom.com
Seiko Analogue Automatic Watch
If your job involves commuting on the go, from the office to the field or job site (and back), you want a watch that can keep up. This durable Seiko sports watch can be worn just as well away from your desk as it does during the rest of your 9 to 5 (thanks to the sturdy canvas strap). The crisp navy blue dial is also stylish for summer.
$ 180.60 at Amazon.com
Timex Marlin manual watch
Timex is a brand that deserves to be included more than once on a list of best value watches. The Marlin is a sleek, retro black leather dress watch that’s perfect for large board meetings or any other occasion where your office attire needs to be as snug and crisp as possible.
$ 199 at Huckberry.com
Jack Mason Ellum Watch
Remember what we said, that the right watch gives meaning to the goal and reminds the importance of your time? The Jack Mason Ellum watch is a great way to work with deadlines and style in mind, with mid-century modern design touches that stand out well on any wrist. Let your watch do the talking while wearing office basics like a white poplin dress shirt and slim olive chinos.
$ 149 at JackMasonBrand.com
Vincero Chrono S Watch
Want a style that even executives will envy, without breaking the bank? This refined rose gold dress watch is bold and yet easy to wear in the office. The textured Italian leather strap is a standout touch that elevates this timepiece above the rest of your collection, so wear it with pride in the office.
$ 165 on VinceroCollectif.com
Nixon Porter Leather Watch
Make sleek, minimalist style your go-to in the wristwatch department this summer (and beyond). This well-priced Nixon watch features clean lines and a visually appealing combination of a bronze dial and beige leather strap. It’s your new everyday dress watch for your return to office life.
$ 125 at Nixon.com
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