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15 Cool Watches Under $200

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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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$99 / Courtesy of Casio

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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$165 / Courtesy of Nixon

Nixon Regulus Watch

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

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$150 / Courtesy of Rip Curl

Rip Curl Rifles Tide Watch

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

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$55 / Courtesy of Casio

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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$67 / Courtesy of Timex

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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$125 / Courtesy of Timex

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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$170 / Courtesy of Kapten & Son

Kapten & Son Campus Grey Vintage Leather

Kapten and Son's beautiful campus face pairs nicely with a vintage grey leather strap. This is a great timepiece to dress up or dress down, and can be the right fit for a wide array of occasions. 

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$199 / Courtesy of Daniel Wellington

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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$80 / Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Breda Valor Canvas Strap Watch

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

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$179 / Courtesy of Simple Watch Co.

Simple Watch Co. Kent Watch

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

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$60 / Courtesy of Timex

The Timex Weekender

The Weekender is one of the most legendary low-cost watches of all time. It’s timeless. Whether you want to dress it up or dress it down, the weekender and its vast array of possible customizations is an extremely versatile piece of relatively cheap wrist wear for those entering the game. 

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$109 / Courtesy of Timex

Timex Standard Chronograph

For those looking for something a bit more refined than the weekender, but a piece that still won’t break the bank, look no further than the standard chronograph. As with a lot of Timex pieces, you can swap out whatever leather strap you want, and the face (which comes in multiple colors) has all the information you need.

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$195 / Courtesy of Seiko

Seiko Essentials

Seiko’s collection of solar powered watches features a lot of really beautiful pieces. The watches are powered by solar energy, so you’ll never need to change the battery. The series comes in lots of shapes and sizes, but we love this blue nylon strap with the deep navy face.  

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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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$115 / Courtesy of Nixon

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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$195 / Courtesy of Michael Kors

Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch

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

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$180 / Courtesy of Macy's

Armani Exchange A|X Men's Fitz Gold-Tone 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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$178 / Courtesy of Bulova

Bulova Classic

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

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$65 / Courtesy of Casio

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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$60 / Courtesy of Casio

Casio Calculator Watch

The Casio calculator watch is an iconic piece of nerd-inspired wrist wear. Although the calculator itself can be a little clunky to use (and you’ve got a calculator on your phone anyway), there’s something so appealing about the watch’s goofy visual style. The water resistant time piece is a great addition to anyone’s rotation.

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$149 / Courtesy of Fossil

Fossil Forrester

Fossil is well known for their leather goods, but they also really know their way around a timepiece. This stainless steel watch is a great choice for those looking for a medium sized watch with just the right amount of flash. The Fossil won’t exactly turn heads, but watch-lovers will absolutely recognize it for its minimalist but beautiful aesthetic.

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