A luxury timepiece is a true status symbol. But while immortalized in hip-hop lyrics and flashed by the most influential names in the world, the likes of Rolex, Audemar Piguet, and Hublot are, for the majority, an aspirational accessory. So, while you're working on making your millions, we thought it helpful to share some steezy watches that won't break the bank.
While luxury watches come with five-to-six-figure price tags, extra digits do not necessarily equate to extra style points. A budget of sub-$200 won't mean you have to compromise on a fashion-forward time teller, but rather the intricacies of its movements and the (most likely) Swiss craft that gives the big names their steep values.
Check out our full selection of budget-friendly watches below, and click through to shop.
Komono Mono Watch
Who needs the frills? When you're going for an affordable watch, opt for something minimal like the Komono Mono Watch in a monochrome colorway. Durable, stylish, and subtle, all for less than $60.
Dallas-based watchmaker BREDA recently released its newest model, the PLAY. This hardy timepiece is crafted from recycled materials and we think it's one of this summer's essential accessories.
G-SHOCK Oversized Analog/Digital Combo Watch
G-SHOCK doesn't do things in half measures. This watch blends analog and digital technologies for an all-encompassing take on the affordable modern watch. Side note: this watch is pretty much impossible to break.
G-SHOCK Skeleton Digital Watch
Skeleton Digital Watch
G-SHOCK's Skeleton Watch features a slightly smaller build than normal as well as a transparent construction that works to make this chunky timepiece visually lighter.
MVMT Watches Chrono Series Watch
MVMT Watches was founded in 2013 and has since made high-quality minimal timepieces its signature. The Chrono Series shows that the multiple dials of a chronograph needn't feel crowded thanks to a pared-back, black-and-white face.
Breda Visser Watch
Breda stands out thanks to its versatile collection. From modern pieces like PLAY to Visser which takes after the square-faced designs popular in the early 20th century.
Timex Reissue Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
If you're searching for an affordable watch that looks like a luxury timepiece then look no further than the Timex Reissue. A stainless steel bracelet leads to the subtle black-and-green bezel.
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