If you are looking for a new knock-around watch that is as affordable as it is good-looking, then look no further than MVMT Watches ($85 – $100). With Miyota Japanese quartz and stainless steel, you can have all the luxury you need in a weekender watch. At at less than a c-note, MVMT watches should definitely be on your need-to-purchase list.
We like simple watches, especially the Swiss-made variety. But we love Swiss-made watches under $100. The L.L. Bean Vintage Field Watch ($99) is a rugged, military-style timepiece whose design was inspired by military issue World War II watches. Stainless steel case, illuminated hands and hour markers, water-resistent to 330 feet, and it comes with two nylon bands (black and olive).
Some men prefer to wear a sports watch, and it is difficult to find one that doesn’t look goofy when dressed up. Get rid of your G-Shock and get the Adidas Translucent Cambridge Chronograph ($95). It has a 47mm case diameter and its water resistant up to 50m (5ATM), which makes the transition from gym to office a little more convenient.
The Timex Camper Resin Watch ($50) isn’t going to turn many heads, but those who look closely will appreciate your pragmatic approach to style. This timeless timepiece sports a 42mm diameter resin case, 20mm band width, and it’s water-resistant to 50m. If you don’t like black, check out this watch’s stainless steel counterpart, the Timex Camper Nylon & Leather Strap Watch ($80).
Your casual watch should say as much about you as your formal watch. The Bulova Men’s 96A102 Canvas Strap Watch (~$77) provides a great alternative to its leather or metal strapped casual counterparts. This timepiece has a 40 mm case diameter, a stainless-steel case, an acrylic crystal face, and is water-resistant to 30 M. Pair it with a James Bond Nato Watch Strap for a more refined look.
Where is it written that an obnoxiously large watch-face means more testosterone? There is something to be said for a man who sports a simple watch with a perfectly normal sized face, especially if the watch tells a story. By looking at the Il Bisonte Galileo ($374), we can see that the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte understand the elegance in simplicity. This watch has a Miyota (Citizen) 2115 mechanism and a cowhide leather strap that will only getter better with age.
Who thought the transition from grooming products to timepieces was an easy jump? Apparently Braun did, and the Braun BN0035 (~$259) shows us why. This military-style watch has a stainless steel case, a scratch resistant mineral glass lens, a leather strap, and its water resistant to 50m. Economies of scope at its best. (via)
Need an everyday watch that looks as tough as you feel? The Mil-Tec MKII Chronograph ($330) from the Military Watch Co. fits the bill. Designed for fast jet pilots, this watch is water resistance to 150ft (50m), it has SuperLuminova for improved low light performance, and the facility to quickly recalibrate the chronograph facilities if required. Make sure to grab one before your next flight, Maverick.