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, Audemars 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 affordable watches that won't break the bank.

While luxury watches can come with five-to-six-figure price tags, (though you can cop a very nice second-hand luxury watch for less) 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 affordable watches below, and click through to shop.

Nixon Time Teller Watch

Time Teller Watch

Time Teller Watch

$115

Nixon

Buy at NIXON

Nixon's chunky timepieces often steal the limelight, and it's usually what your mind jumps to when you hear the name Nixon. But the watchmaker has a whole host of light, unimposing timepieces with retro style credentials like the Time Teller Watch. This understated design features a brushed silver finish throughout.

Timex Q Timex Reissue 38mm

Q Timex Reissue 38mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Q Timex Reissue 38mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

$130

Timex

Buy at Urban Outfitters

With the look and feel of a watch five times more valuable, the Timex Q Reissue is one of the smoothest ways to get involved in the world of diving watches. A classic blue dial with minimal markings is framed by an eye-catching Pepsi-style bezel.

Nixon Base Watch

Base Watch

Base Watch

$105

Nixon

Buy at NIXON

If you are, however, looking to make an impact with your timepiece, the Nixon Base Watch should do the job. Characterized by a tonneau case shape that curves with the wrist, the Base Watch is a staple of the digital age.

Timex Marlin Automatic Watch

Marlin Automatic Watch

Marlin Automatic Watch

$184

Timex

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Diving watches will always be in style, but they're reaching a peak of popularity right now. For those looking ahead to the next (old) trend, something more classic with a leather strap might be the right choice. The Timex Marlin comes with a beautiful dark navy dial which contrasts with the tan leather strap.

G-SHOCK GA-2100SKE-7AER

GA-2100SKE-7AER

GA-2100SKE-7AER

$127

G-SHOCK

Buy at HHV

While the design is far from timeless, G-SHOCK's unapologetic chunk has, perhaps surprisingly, stood the test of time. These indestructible timepieces are ideal for those looking to go above and beyond with their watch — take it underwater, graze rocks, and cover it in mud, this one won't stop ticking.

Timex Day-Date Watch

Day-Date Watch

Day-Date Watch

from $197

Timex

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Without the Timex branding, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Day-Date sold for $5000 or more. It's traditional in all the right ways with its croc leather strap and gold-tone dial. Powered by a quartz movement, it offers the reliability and affordable style that has positioned Timex as one of the most popular imprints around.

Braun Armbanduhr Klassik BN0021

Armbanduhr Klassik BN0021

Armbanduhr Klassik BN0021

$185

Braun

Buy at HHV

Few brands have secured such a prominent place in the design hall of fame as Braun has. The mind of design icon Dieter Rams brought Braun to where it is now: the last word in efficient, minimal design. Abiding by Rams' 'less but better' MO, the Armbanduhr Klassik features only what is necessary.

Timex Q Timex LCA Reissue Watch

Q Timex LCA Reissue Watch

Q Timex LCA Reissue Watch

from $173

Timex

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

We're loving the retro-futuristic style of the Timex Q Timex LCA Reissue. Whether you're a digital time-reader or prefer it on the dial, this digital display has you covered. Finished with a stainless steel band and case, it's an ironically anachronistic masterpiece.

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