Many write-ups about the best watches for men have been telling us that we need to spend less a thousand dollars to get a good men’s watch. They are all wrong; you might be surprised that there are many stylish options that are at least half the cost. You only need to shop smart, if you really want to get a good watch without shedding your wallet.
For some people who are not into watches, it is hard for them to know the difference between a $300 and something that costs $3000. The watches we have listed here looked more than they cost.
1. Ambassador Heritage 1959
The Ambassador men watch is unique in itself and oozes style and charm. The design is a shout-out to the 1950s, an era where the design of modern watches started. It has a concentric circular pattern, with embossed rose-gold indices and beautiful hands. The dial is topped off with a sturdy, scratch-free sapphire glass. It runs on the original Miyota Japanese quartz and is waterproof up to 30 meters. The strap is made from rose gold mesh with a stainless ardillon strap buckle. Truly a conversation piece.
2. Orient Bambino Automatic Watch
The Bambino features the updated F6724 22-jewel automatic movement. This watch is manufactured in-house for the details to pass Orient’s standards. All this attention to details makes this watch exceptional exuding elegance and class. It has a 40-millimeter case made of stainless steel with brushed and polished finishes. It has a mineral crystal bearing the classic dress watch design for simple and easy use protects its dial. It has the Orient insignia at the back and with a leather strap.
3. Ambassador Heritage 1863
This watch is created to make a statement. With the bold color scheme, a polished rose-gold with black face and strap is bound to draw attention. This masterpiece is designed to honor the 1800s as seen in the Roman numerals, baton hands, and the highly reflective sunray dial. This is finished off with embossed indices and the Ambassador watch logo.
4. Seiko SARB033 Watch
The Seiko SARB033 offers the modern technical features but with a shout-out to the old Seiko. It features a 38 mm stainless steel case design with a combination of polish and satin-brushed finishes. The case also has two beveled edges on the side. This is why this model is unique.
If you are looking for additional features that make this unique, it is the glossy dial underneath the glossy dial and the hour markers and hands are both polished. It is the 23-jewel 6R15 automatic movement, which beats 21,600 beats per minutes that have 50-hour power reserve. This movement can be seen by looking through the display case back.
5. Panzera Breuer Automatic Watch and Pen
Part of the Bauhaus design movement that came from Germany. It reflects simplicity, functionality and geometric congruity. This watch spawned from this principle and is now being produced in Australia. Dubbed as a beautifully designed watch, it has a beautiful and simple design that can rival expensive high-end watch.
Taking its design from Bauhaus, this watch has a clean dial with lumed hour markers, stick thin black minute markers and small square date window. All the three slim hands are slightly lumped too. The case back offers a look at the movement, and the dial is housed in a domed mineral crystal.
6. Bulova 24-hour Automatic Watch
An automatic watch produced by Bulova, it features an open heart at 7 o’clock and a display case back. Both of this feature offers a view of the watch’s mechanical movement. The center of each dial had a textured background and encased in a domed mineral crystal. This model is furnished with a 21-jewel automatic movement with a crown at 3 o’clock. This watch is equipped with two subdials: the subsidiary seconds and the 24-hour indicator. The hour positions have Roman numerals while the hands are lumed for the user to see the time in low light.
7. Sea-Gull Double Retrograde 819.317
If you are going for a turn-of-the-century design, then this is the watch to match this style. This features an open-heart dial, an onion crown, blued hands and Breguet numerals. The name of this model is fitting because all the features of this automatic timepiece are “retro.”
This watch is equipped with the Sea-Gull ST2505 automatic movement, which beats 21,600 beats per hour giving the watch an excellent time. There is also a retrograde time display and a flying at 6’o clock within the open heart. This feature is well applauded by users who have a deep appreciation for unique design. You can see the watch’s mechanical movement through the display case back. The strap is in leather with a double-deployment clasp.
8. Glycine Combat 6 36mm Automatic Watch
This updated dress watch is backed by a company with 100 years of watchmaking skill. It offers small and understated elegance and a more subtle look. It has traces of the traditional pilot watches, but it was able to incorporate these subtle features to have a sophisticated watch. It is fitted with the Glycine 25-jewel GL224 automatic movement; it has 38-hour reserve. The case is made from polished stainless steel with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal making a nice look at the dial on the front. The movement can be seen in the display case back.
There is a sense of symmetry in the dial of this watch. The markers at each hour are illuminated for visibility as well as the hours and minute hands. The second’s hand is also extended. There are also certain times of day where an airplane silhouette is visible in this watch.
9. Travis Leon Heirloom Watch
This is an heirloom design and the first watch created by the brand. It is available in either plated rose gold or in stainless steel. This case is 40mm created from 316L stainless steel. It is powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve and with an amplitude of 28,800 BPH.
This is a dressy watch with an elegant dial in black velvet or enamel. The dial has dots and bars to indicate the minute and hour. There is a window for the date. The watch is encased in a domed sapphire crystal. To add elegance, it also has a leather strap with dual buckle.
10. CCCP Kashalot Dress Automatic Watch
This Soviet inspired is an outtake of the Kashalot-class submarine. This is Russia’s special operations vessel used in the 1970s and the 80s. Designed by Alexandes Shorokhoff, this watch is more conventional than the rest of his designs. This watch is housed in a stainless steel case with Slava 2427 movement of 27 jewels. It is water-resistant. The domed shape crystal offers a sleek and sophisticated look to the watch.
You can score classy and elegant watches without breaking your budget; all you need to do is to research well. There are watches under $300 that are available to fit a variety of needs, fashion taste, and preferences. You just need to know where to find them. The watch tells a lot about the wearer; this is the reason why you need to find time to get the best one for you. For more fashion related news and articles stay connected with The Fashion Updates.