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The 8 Best Watches for Men: Affordable yet High Quality

We introduce you with the 8 wonderful watches.

Date Published
May 9, 2022
Author
Gnomon Watches
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You can get the best watches for men without a heartbroken decision to spend thousands of dollars. We’re in the year when affordable wristwatches are as good as those of luxury timepieces. They won’t lose out in terms of style, design, and utility albeit the difference in materials.

However, affordable watches aren’t identical to one another. Each has its own unique charm and function. That’s why it’s important to get a rough idea of the one that suits your tastes. On which occasion do you want to wear the watch? What features are you searching for in a watch? You can take it easy and look at our recommendation of the 8 best watches for men under 500 USD.

Best watches for men under 500

Orient Star Contemporary Standard Ref. RK-AU0006S

If your answer is to get one sporty dress watch, Orient Star Contemporary Standard Ref. RK-AU0006S should be on your top priority list. Orient has a rich history of producing reliable and affordable timepieces since 1950. And, this one has the necessary features to back the history up. The watch is made of SUS316L stainless steel for the case and bracelet. As one of Orient’s best watches for men, it has a beautiful finish on the case and bezel. You can see the watch’s complications of window date and power reserve indicator on the dial. Further, the white dial adds a fine look to the overall silver tone.

Orient Star Contemporary Standard White Ref. RK-AU0006S
Orient Star Contemporary Standard White Ref. RK-AU0006S

Price $498

Aristo Flieger 41 5H69Ti

It’s so minimal in design which is great. A clear dial with nice contrast is a must characteristic for aviator or military watches. What’s the use of busy-looking ones if they can’t assist you to finish your duty? Aristo Flieger 41 5H69Ti is exactly that. It has magnificent strength for the watch’s case is made of grade 5 titanium. The flat sapphire crystal furthers the protection against scratch and the watch’s legibility. And, the calf leather strap is extremely comfortable to the wrist over a long period of time. This one is even better to match your style for formal occasions to the family and office

Aristo Flieger 41 Titanium Luminous 5H69Ti - Sapphire
Aristo Flieger 41 Titanium Luminous 5H69Ti – Sapphire

Price $490

Seiko Prospex Solar Street Series Blue Ref. STBQ003

Who hasn’t known the infamy of Seiko for being a cheap manufacturer? Well, I can say that you’re wrong from that perspective. Seiko is second to none in terms of a wide range of prices. And, its watches have the Japanese standard quality. Prospex Solar Street Series Ref. STBQ003 is one example of the best watches for men. The color combination of blue and cream gives a good contrast to this dive watch. It has a 200m water resistance which is great for surface or underwater sports. Consisting of a stainless steel case, hardlex crystal, and silicone strap, it takes a lot of hard terrain to scratch the watch.

Seiko Prospex Solar Street Series Blue Ref. STBQ003
Seiko Prospex Solar Street Series Blue Ref. STBQ003

Price $470

Glycine Combat 6 Vintage Ref. GL0122

Glycine highlights the creation of its dependable and rugged timepieces since the 1960s. Combat 6 Vintage Ref. GL0122 answers the brand’s call as a sturdy and stunning field watch. Its appearance is easily etched in everyone’s mind especially in military and sports circles. This mechanical piece is made of 316L stainless steel for the case construction, sapphire crystal, and nato strap. With a comfortable sense on the wrist, it also has a casual look which is nice for your day-to-day outfits. The watch’s remarkable performance will help you take down the upcoming adventures.

Glycine Combat 6 Vintage Ref. GL0122
Glycine Combat 6 Vintage Ref. GL0122

Price $470

Hitori Ryukyu Diver Tropic

Hitori Watch Co. presents the best watches for men with reference to the Japanese culture and craftsmanship in Haute Horology. We can see this idea in the Ryukyu Diver Tropic watch. Built to last, the watch’s case, bezel, and bracelet are made of durable 316L stainless steel. The curved sapphire crystal with an inner anti-reflective coating delivers a perfectly vivid view of the dial. As a dive watch with a 200m water resistance, it’s an excellent choice for scuba diving. The handsets and markers on the dial and bezel will glow brightly in blue. You won’t lose your view under the water and lightless places.

Hitori Ryukyu Diver Tropic Green
Hitori Ryukyu Diver Tropic Green

Price $388

Seiko Prospex Digi-Tuna Ref. SBEP005

Launched in 2018, Seiko Prospex Digi-Tuna Ref. SBEP005 has been on the mind of many for its attractive flat cylinder shape. It’s a piece of collaborative work between Seiko and the Japanese design firm Lowercase. Not limited to that, the watch is also a part of sports models suitable for underwater adventures. It has a 200m water resistance. The S802 caliber runs for 5 months with a full charge and 20 months in power save mode. It’s truly one of the best watches for men. Further, the watch uses solar power. It’s a sustainable power in which you won’t have a problem as long as you stand, walk, or wander under the bright sun.

Seiko Prospex Digi-Tuna Solar X LOWERCASE Ed. Ref. SBEP005
Seiko Prospex Digi-Tuna Solar X LOWERCASE Ed. Ref. SBEP005

Price $280

Best watches for men under 200

Swatch Sistem51 Waktu SO30N400

Rounded up with bio-sourced material, Swatch Sistem51 Waktu SO30N400 comes in a beautiful color of monochromatic blue: navy blue for the whole watch outer elements. The watch is lively with little indexes of red, green, yellow, and blue. At the back of it, you can see the colorful message from Swatch, “Don’t Be Too Late”. Right, you can’t be late to get one of these! It’s made of bio-sourced material for the entire piece. The watch is 30m resistant to water with an automatic caliber. It looks pleasingly symmetrical, so I guess this one won’t break the hearts of those who like to maintain symmetry.

Price $150

Timex Norway

If you want to have a versatile watch for attending company celebrations or relaxed trips with friends, Timex Norway might be your best companion for those occasions. It offers a minimalistic yet elegant design. It’s always nice to go back to the basics with a black and white color scheme, with a silver-tone from the lead brass case. You won’t have trouble pairing this with any kind of style in your wardrobe. The black leather strap furthers the look of a simple yet original watch from Timex. The watch has a quartz analog caliber with a 30m water resistance to protect it from accidental splashes.

Price $99

Now, you can choose one from this list of the 8 best watches for men. Those above are the top picks in every nice design and budget range below $500. Take the next step to visit our shop!

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