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4 Classy Watches Under $200 to Buy This Weekend

Gentlemen still look at our wrists and not our phones to keep ourselves on track. We do so because we believe that an attractive timepiece is still an essential part of the modern gentleman's style.

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Here are four of our top picks for the best men's affordable (if not downright cheap) and classy watches to add style to your wardrobe.

4 Classy Watches Under $200

From sporty chronographs to hit the gym to more elegant dress pieces ideal for a first date or work, we've rounded up a few of our favorite under $200:

Luxury on a Budget

Leather Strap Watch

ARMITRON - Brown Leather Strap Watch 38MM

Why we love it: Since 1956, Armitron has embodied and nurtured the spirit of individuality. It still does that with this classy and classic two-tone watch.

The round silver shape bezel coupled with gold-tone numerals and the handsome caramel strap adds a luxury look that not everybody will have.

Where to wear it: First date; quick check-in with your boss; rooftop dinner

Price tag: $

Sporty Casual

Classy Watch from Nixon

NIXON Siren SS 36 MM

Why we love it: The unisex Siren digital watch from Nixon features a yellow gold case finished with a white, super soft silicone band for ultimate comfort.

The water-resistance feature is very beach-appealing but it's blended with a clean style for a perfect casual or sporty timepiece too.

Where to wear it: BBQ with friends; surfing, hiking; pool party

Price tag: $$

The Classic

Man  on stripes shirt with a classy watch

ESQ Men's Black Strap Watch

Why we love it: This ESQ chronograph watch is an accessible luxury timepiece. It features a textured black dial, 45mm stainless steel case with a rose gold plated bezel and a fine black leather strap. 

Where to wear it: Airport lounge; Night at the opera; World Cup final

Price tag: $$$

Retro Modern 


TIMEX Watch WATERBURY Limited Edition Male Chronograph - TW2P64900

Why we love it: The Waterbury collection from Timex balances well retro with classic-styling elements. We love the carefully stitched natural grey leather strap and the solid stainless steel construction.

It complements well with more modern details like the subtle cream and pop-of-orange hands, which contrast well with the lighter-grey dial.

Where to wear it: Summer festival; Coffee with friends; Sunday Movie

Price tag: $$$


Julian Palma works in international development, with a passion for all things style-related.