I am looking for a good all around watch. Something that I can wear every day but will still look good dressed up. Something under $200. It’s hard to find anything cool that will match anything. Metal or leather band doesn’t really matter.
Thanks for writing, Adam. The $200 price point is both a blessing and curse in that you can find many great timepieces in that price range but it’s usually just over that limit where the watches get truly spectacular. Luckily, I love a challenge and have found what I think are three extremely versatile watches all priced at $200 or below.
1. Nixon The Sentry ($125) Nixon is a great company to check out for awesome watches at affordable prices. There were actually too many to select just one, but The Sentry is a fine choice because it’s both rugged and refined. Paired easily with either jeans or khakis, this watch shows you care about your wrist game, but just enough not to make a big deal out of things.
2. Seiko SNZF15 ($150) Seiko is another one of those companies that offer many a fine timepiece, but the great ones are usually above the $200 mark. If you don’t mind some color, this preppy staple of a timepiece is going anywhere from $120-$185 depending on where you shop. This is one of those classic watches that looks great as is, but also works fantastically with a nato strap which only further expands the watches possibilities.
3. Citizen Eco-Drive AO9000-06B ($175) Now this is a man’s watch! Citizen is a favorite of mine because they offer exceptional timepieces for a great price. The leather band and blue dials show you mean business and take pride in the details. Pair it with a suit or dark jeans and a blazer… this watch is all business.
Now all these watches are pretty awesome, but if you’re looking for something a little more basic, here are three honorable mentions.
Thanks for writing, Andrew. Keep reading and the inquiries coming. As always, stay Dandy.