Affordable Timepieces – Style and Value?
Don’t settle for just an average timekeeper, elevate your style and make a statement with my top picks for the best watches for men under £200. With an overwhelming variety of brands, styles, and designs, finding the perfect watch can be a daunting task.
I’ve made it easy for you.
Let’s take a look at 5 of the best watches – all under £200
(Understated and Classy)
The Casio AQ-230 is a fantastic watch for someone looking to add some gold on their wrist. This watch boasts a beautiful yellow-gold tone on its case and bracelet, giving it the classy and expensive look of a gold watch, but with a much more affordable price tag. This makes it one of the best options for those who want to incorporate gold into their style on a budget.
The AQ-230 is not just a fashion statement, it is also a reliable timekeeper, powered by a quartz movement that ensures accurate timekeeping.
It has a very understated look, making it a great addition to an ‘Old money’ outfit as it looks expensive and extremely classy. Whether you are looking for a watch for everyday wear or a special occasion, the Casio AQ-230 is a great choice that offers both style and functionality.
Orient Bambino FAC00009N0
(Elegant Wear )
The Orient Bambino FAC00009N0 is a sophisticated and stylish watch that offers an excellent balance of form and function. It stays timeless with a classic silver-tone case and brown leather strap. The silver tone is complemented by an off-white dial with silver hour markers and blue-toned hands, creating a simple, fun and clean look. With 50 meters of water resistance and a date window at 3 o’clock – it adds a practical touch.
One of the standout features of the Bambino FAC00009N0 is its automatic in-house movement. This means that the watch is powered by the movement of your wrist, eliminating the need for a battery with up to 40 hours of power reserve.
Overall, the Bambino is a fantastic watch for anyone looking for a stylish and reliable timepiece. It is a great choice for anyone who wants to elevate their style with a touch of sophistication.
Casio G-SHOCK GA-2100
For those looking for a tough and mean-looking watch, the Casio GA-2100 puts practicality in a sleek and modern package. This octagonal, durable and reliable watch can withstand the toughest conditions, even underwater with up to 200 meters of water resistance.
The negative-digital display at 6 o’clock adds a modern touch, making it a great choice for those who want a watch with both analogue and digital displays. The digital display adds functions, including a stopwatch, timer, 5 daily alarms, a calendar and a world-timer. Its quartz movement is accurate, only running ± 15 seconds per month.
It is a great choice for anyone who wants to add some bold style to their everyday look, or for those who lead an active lifestyle and need a durable and reliable watch.
Seiko 5 Sports SRPE57K1
(Lasts a Lifetime)
This list wouldn’t be complete without mention of a Seiko 5. The “5” in the Seiko 5 Sports SRPE57K1 signifies its five key features: an automatic movement, a handy day-date display located at 3 o’clock, water resistance of up to 100m for aquatic adventures, a cleverly placed recessed crown at 4 o’clock, and a sturdy case and bracelet built to withstand daily wear.
Its durable and sporty design can be worn for both casual and formal occasions – making it a great all-day everyday watch. With a durable stainless steel case and bracelet, this watch is complemented by a black dial with white hour markers and hands, creating a high-contrast look that is easy to read, with some gold gilt to add some character to the dial.
The automatic in-house movement is reliable and will keep time well 41 hours of power reserve. These Seiko 5 watches will last a lifetime and make a great companion for all your adventures.
Timex Q Chrono
(Daytona on a Budget)
Timex is a well-known brand in the affordable watches category, but this Timex Q looks well and performs above its MSRP.
One of its key features is the chronograph functionality, which allows you to measure elapsed time with ease. Its tachymeter bezel on top of its timekeeping ability makes it a great choice for racing enthusiasts, while also adding some style cues from the famous Rolex Daytona. Not only does the Timex Q Chrono look great, but it is also water-resistant up to 50 meters, making it suitable for light swimming and snorkelling.
It’s easy to swap out the bracelet and battery if needed – making this a great watch to buy for those that like to experiment and love to DIY. For £200, the Timex Q Chrono is arguably one of the best-looking watches on the market.