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Watches September, 25 2013

Buyer’s Guide: 10 Affordable Wristwatches Available Now

We all long for the day when a Rolex will be our standard timepiece of choice. Even better is the day where we have to decide on which watch to wear from our collection of Rolexes in precious and expensive metals. Unfortunately, at the moment it seems there are more “important” things to spend our money on: rent, food, bills, WHATEVER. I’m sure there must be a way to get around paying these but until I work it out, let’s take a look at some of the more affordable watches on the market. We’ve handpicked 10 of the best analog watches available now, all hitting just under or just over the $100 USD price point.

 

Timex – Original Classic Round

American watchmaker Timex provide this timeless classic. The refined black face with its subtle vintage edge and the tan leather strap is sure to compliment your every outfit. Get it now at Goodhood.

 

Project Watches – Black Kaoswatch

The Kaoswatch by Project Watches is just the right choice for the outspoken minimalist. The creation of Milan-based designer features a sleek black case highlighted by yellow hands that frame the time indices with each passing minute. Definitely one of the more flamboyant choices, you can get yours now at MENLOOK.

 

Nixon – The Time Teller

Nixon‘s Time Teller blends understated form with reliable functionality. The clean lines make for a versatile piece that fits an array of outfit choices, while a premium Japanese quartz movement keeps things precise. Get it now directly from the source.

 

MWC – G10 Stealth Military Watch

MWC are one of the largest manufacturers of military watches and leading supplier to the military, police and airline crews. The above G10 Stealth features a stainless steel construction with simple detailing, as well as a bright orange NATO strap. If you’re on the lookout for a reliable timepiece that is sure to withstand a beating or two, head over to End Clothing.

 

Komono – Stripy Jean

Komono’s Stripy Jean wristwatch features a no-frills black stainless steel case set against a contrasting stripy denim strap with a soft leather lining for a comfy wear. A precise Japanese quartz movement makes sure you’re always on time. Get it now at Need Supply.

 

I Love Ugly – Battle Ship Watch

I Love Ugly presents this wayward take on a classic staple. The watch features a clean and classic look topped of with a vintage battleship illustration on the dial. You can get it now at Urban Industry.

 

Daniel Wellington – Sheffield

The scaled-back, yet timeless aesthetic combined with a water-resistant Japanese quartz movement make the Sheffield watch by Daniel Wellington a trusty every-day companion. Get it now at Voo.

 

Casio – MQ-24-7

Maybe best known for their range of digital watches, Casio presents this rather understated take on the classic analog wrist watch. This simple and subtle design features a three-hand quartz movement and a plastic strap with adjustable length and pin buckle fastening. Get it now at ASOS.

 

Braun – Dieter Rams BN0032 Stainless Steel Watch

Over the course of his 40-year tenure as head designer for German consumer electronics brand Braun, Dieter Rams created a huge number of products now considered undeniable classics. The above watch is an excellent example for Rams’s design prowess. Featuring a monochrome face and flexible mesh strap, this watch is as timeless and minimal as they come. Best worn with an equally pared-back outfit. Get it now at MR PORTER.

 

Uniform Wares – 103 Series

Deriving its design from factory wallclocks, Uniform Wares‘s 103 Series wrist watch is the bonafide minimal masterpiece. The stainless steel case contains a premium Japanese quartz movement, a walnut-colored brass dial with grey markers, matte grey aluminum hands, a hardened mineral crystal lens, and is water-resistant up to 3ATM. Get it now at Oi Polloi.

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