The 11 Best Affordable and Cheap Watches for Men
Looking for fashionable men’s wristwatches that you can buy without having to spend ridiculous amounts of money? We have compiled a list of some of the best watches for men you can buy today for an affordable price, without sacrificing on quality or looks. For this list, we have set a budget of $350.
In a world where technology often keeps us busy, the humble wristwatch has maintained its status as an iconic accessory that blends functionality with style. It’s a statement piece, a symbol of sophistication, and a reflection of one’s personal style. But here’s the good news: you don’t need to break the bank to get a good one.
Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the best cheap and affordable watches for men. Whether you’re already an enthusiast or simply looking to elevate your style, this blog post is your compass to finding the perfect wrist companion without draining your wallet. We’ll explore a diverse range of watches that not only keep you punctual but also make a lasting impression.
Note: If you’re wondering where the best place to buy watches is, try Amazon. With an absolutely enormous selection, fast delivery times, easy returns, you can feel comfortable buying your next (or first) watch from here. Amazon’s massive customer base also means you can read tons of reviews on the watch you are looking to buy.
1. Timex Weekender
The Timex Weekender is a classic for cheap and affordable watches. You can’t go wrong with this option. Offered in a variety of straps and sizes, you will surely find one for you. They are super low in price, hovering at around $30-40. It’s a simple and timeless design that can go with basically any outfit. It features Timex’s INDIGLO backlight for easy reading at night. One potential downside to the watch is that it ticks loudly every second. Some people don’t mind, but it is something to consider before purchasing.
2. Casio G-Shock GA2100 ‘Casioak’
The Casio G-Shock GA2100 series has been given the nickname, the “Casioak” because of its resemblance to the famous AP Royal Oak. It doesn’t even come close to resembling the price tag, though. They range in price and features, but a basic one can be found for about $100. Even the basic version is full of extra features like a stopwatch and alarms. This watch, being a G-Shock, is super durable and nearly indestructible. It is pretty large at a 45mm case size, but many report that the watch wears smaller when on your wrist. It comes in a variety of colors. We like this gray one because of its legibility and simplicity.
3. Casio Men’s MW240-1BV
Yes, another Casio. You can’t have a list about cheap and affordable watches for men without talking about Casio. Casio is renowned for their affordable prices and surprisingly good quality. They are durable, sporty watches. You can wear them daily without worrying about damage. Beware though, once you buy your first Casio, you may just find yourself buying another and another and another and another. We included this model because of its ultra low price, simple design, and easy to read dial. There is also a similar stainless steel version.
4. Apple Watch
The Apple Watch may not fit the classic definition of a timepiece. That being said, it is a very capable smart watch especially for those with iPhones in their pockets. You can easily find one new or in great condition for less than our $350 budget. It’s particularly great for those with an interest in technology. With tons of fitness tracking features, it’s also great for those who love to work out. We included this despite it not being the type of watch we typically talk about to show the vast array of options you have even at this price point. Click here to view deals on Apple Watches on Amazon.
5. Swatch BIG BOLD BIOCERAMIC Line
The Swatch group is a massive and legendary player in the watch game. The Swatch brand mostly makes more playful and affordable watches. These Swiss-made pieces are serious options though. This Bioceramic line features a simple yet bold design. The case is made out of ceramic and bio materials, leading to a unique feel. I highly recommend you give Swatch a try for your next affordable watch. In fact, Swatch stands for “Second Watch” since it is designed for daily casual wearing. Click here to view the various bold colors.
6. Fossil Minimalist Men’s Watch
This Fossil Minimalist Men’s Watch is another great option for those who prefer simplicity and elegance. Offered in a variety of classic colors and bands, you are sure to find one that you love. It’s a no-frills, gets-the-job-done type of watch without being boring in any way. Fossil shows that you don’t need to sacrifice elegance or quality when shopping for an affordable men’s watch. Click here to see your options. As of posting, there is a 43% discount on the model shown. Act fast if you think this is the one for you.
7. Citizen Men’s Classic Quartz Watch, Stainless Steel
Not to sound like a broken record, but this watch from Citizen once again proves that quality watches for men are readily available at lower prices. Featuring a 40mm stainless steel case, this watch includes a day and date window so you always know what day it is in style. Citizen, a Japanese company with affordability and craftsmanship as their mission, offers much more than just the one we have chosen, so click the button below to see which one you like best. Or click here to see more about the model shown.
8. Seiko 5 Sports Line
Seiko is another brand from Japan with a very diverse range. At lower price brackets, they offer the 5 Sports line. Unlike the other watches on this list, this watch has an automatic movement instead of quartz. If you want a mechanical movement for cheap, you need to make sure quality is not being too compromised or else you will end up with a watch that isn’t very good at telling time. This is why we say to go with Seiko for mechanical movements at this price point. They’re reliable and fairly accurate. The Seiko 5 has a lot of variations. We like the Sports versions because of their high end sporty look.
9. Bulova Men’s Quartz Watch 38mm with Calendar Date
Here we have a Bulova. This American watch brand has quite the history and heritage, being founded in 1875. It is currently owned by the aforementioned Citizen, so you know quality is going to be a top priority. Many of their watches can run over $1,000, but many others like this model here are very affordable. With a simplistic face and understated look, this watch will fit nearly any outfit for any occasion. Click here to take advantage of the ongoing sale on Amazon.
10. Tissot PRS516 GTS
Tissot is one of those legendary Swiss watchmakers known for precision, earning them partnerships with the likes of the NBA. This watch features an automatic movement and leather strap. As the watch face suggests, Tissot has been in the game since 1853. With a beautiful bezel and day/date display, this watch is perfect for those who want something safe and reliable. There is a reason Swiss watchmakers are world-renowned. This specific model comes in at about $300 so it is a little more expensive than others on the list. Click the button below to see other models from their wide range. Another one to consider is the famous and hyped PRX.
11. Casio F-91W
Like we said, Casio is pretty good at this affordable watch thing. The F-91W is a digital watch that is simple and durable. It has a very loyal, almost cult-like following. It is lightweight and comfortable to wear all day, every day. Since it’s a Casio, it is also strong and durable. A lot of people like digital watches to add some variety to their collection and also because it’s just easy to read. This is a true daily watch.
That concludes our list of the best cheap and affordable watches for men. This is a vast, vast space with tons of options for everybody. There’s simply no way to give all of them their dues in just one list. If none of the above struck a cord with you, shop for other options. The main point of a watch is to wear something that you like and fits your taste and budget. We hope you learned something and we hope that you were inspired to not neglect cheaper watches. Thank you for reading. – SOLD Corp.