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15 Cool Watches Under $200

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September 4, 2018

There is a plethora of important causes to get behind today, but one crucial thing you can do right now to make a difference is: Wear a god dang watch. Because you can’t manage your own life, let alone save the world, if you don’t know what time it is. As adamant endorsers of the endangered accessory, we picked out a stylish selection for you to double tap, from oversized and sporty to dapper and bold gold. The added bonus? These 21st-century time tellers are modestly priced, so you don’t have to deplete your lunch money to look cool. And hey, if nothing else, a watch will give you a place to rest your eyes other than looking at your phone screen. Browse our options ahead to find a favorite now, and get down with your punctual self.

 

BAD SPORT


We see your ugly sneakers, and raise you their statement-making accessory cousin. Piggy-backing off of the nineties trend, these oversized watches feel heavy enough to work with boxy, streetwear shapes -- and their military-inspired color palette lends a versatile edge that breaks up a business casual vibe (in a good way). Shoutout to G-Shock for spearheading the look.

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Casio G-Shock ‘Utility Colour’ Watch

From the frontrunner of the chunky-sport style comes this cadet-cool option in modern sand with a black display.

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Nixon Regulus Watch

This covert watch proves beige is the new black with a rectangular face, a patented looper strap, and plenty of bells and whistles to boot.

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Rip Curl Drifter Tide Watch

Get deep in this diver’s dream that is waterproof tested up to 330ft.

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Casio Tough Solar Illuminator Analog/Digital Sport Watch

Fashion meets innovation via Casio’s sleek take, which is solar powered, so you never need to worry about replacing the battery.

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Ironman Shock 30 Resin Strap Watch in Gray/Black/Green

You’ll be shook over this shock style featuring neon-green accents and a light-up dial that come in handy on land or at sea.

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MILITARY FORMAL

 

Casual undergoes a classy update in these juxtaposed time tellers, which feature classic canvas straps teamed with current black watch faces. A little bit rugged, a little bit elegant, they are like the Matthew McConaughey of watches. That is, you can rock them with jeans or a suit. Alright, alright, alright!

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Timex Whitney Village Stainless Steel and Striped Grosgrain Watch

Paying tribute to the Timex archives, which date back to 1854, this preppy model boasts a reversible strap so you get even more bang for your buck.

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Kapten & Son Canvas Watch

We love the nautical feel of this handsome watch, which looks dope with blue jeans.

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Daniel Wellington Roselyn Watch

From her ruby red strap to a rose gold hardware, she’s the kind of watch you want to take home to mom.

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Breda Valor Canvas Strap Watch

Pull off a smooth operation in Breda’s no-fuss black-and-green add-on.

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Simple Watch Co. Dixon Watch

Oh, you fancy huh? This black beauty is built with sapphire crystal, crack-resistant glass, a concave shape, and Swiss quartz movement yielding perfection in a timepiece.

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NEW MONEY


Not your father’s watch... Or is it? This timeless crop is popping off, calling to mind after-school sitcoms, power suits and TV dinners, while still benefiting from 2018 technology. Whether you prefer a classic or more kitschy model, you’ll ace the trend in one of these styles that all share a common link bracelet design. Stay gold (and on time), Ponyboy.

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Nixon Time Teller Watch

This gold-on-gold gem feels like something the Fresh Prince and Will Smith would wear, and that’s why we love it.

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Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch

Turn the dials back, and party like it’s 1999 in this classic gold number.

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Armani Exchange A|X Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

Black-and-gold never looked better. Take this for a spin on your next date night, and you’ll look extra.

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Bulova Diamond Gold Watch

Because dudes want to sparkle sometimes, too. Yas, king.

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Casio Vintage Digital Watch

Make Ryan Adams proud in this old-school watch, which will come in handy whether you’re playing pinball or running laps.

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