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The Best Inexpensive Watches for Men

by VanityForbes
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If money weren’t an object, my wrist would be decorated with a Rolex, a Tag Heuer and another expensive watch brand that I can’t remember the name of. I can picture it now, as I wake up and casually walk to my walk-in wardrobe, and open my dedicated watch drawer to select one of my many watches to wear for the day. In reality, I have yet to see this wealth I am dreaming of, which means I have to make do with more affordable watch brands. The good news is that there is a wealth of cheap watch that has filled up a niche in the market with high-quality timepieces at an inexpensive price point.

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You can tell a lot about a person’s style by the watch they wear, and why not say to the world that you are broke with expensive taste and that the watch you are wearing is just a temporary step to your path to wealth.

If you are ready to say goodbye to watches from the high street, then you have come to the right place.

Here are the best inexpensive watches for men.


Triwa was founded in 2007 with the goal of transforming the watch industry. The brand has a wealth of modern and classic watch styles designed for in Stockholm for the contemporary man. 

Watches start from £159


Instrument is a multidisciplinary brand founded in 2014 with an emphasis on quality, simplicity and attainability. The everyday watch takes inspiration from the industrial design of the mid 20th century. 

The watch is Swiss made and quartz-powered and has a unique point of difference as the watch arrived in pieces and employs the owner to assemble to watch themselves.

Watches start from £180

Inexpensive watches for men


It’s hard to miss a Mondaine watch due to the distinctive red second hand. The brand has a strong heritage in watchmaking with each style expertly crafted in their factory in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Watches range from £169

Inexpensive watches for men


There was a time where I was obsessed with Nixon having owned a Nixon watch in my teenage years. Founded in 1998, Nixon pride themselves having a collaborative creation process with their design team and creatives. Nixon is great starting point if you want an affordable watch brand with great designs.

Watches start from £65

Inexpensive watches for men


Nordgreen’s name comes derived from their nordic heritage and love for the environment. This philosophy permeates through to their watches which are made with sustainable practices from manufacturing to packaging.

Watches start from £134

Inexpensive watches for men

What are some of your favourite inexpensive watches for men?

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