Seven Great Watches That Won't Break The Bank

A great watch should be part of every man's wardrobe. We recommend a watch that is sleek, functional and durable. There are many quality timepieces at different price points, but they don't need to be expensive to look good. Finding them on your own can be difficult, so we rounded up some of the greatest watches that won’t break the bank.

Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical
This is simplicity at its best. The Khaki Field Officer Handwinding offers basic functions and components for the no-nonsense, rugged watch wearer. Available with a choice of leather or canvas strap it is a timepiece not to be overlooked.

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Swatch Sir Blue
This timepiece sports a sun-brushed blue dial with Arabic numerals, green superluminova indexes and a date window for easy timekeeping. It simply blends timeless details with a modern touch. A deep blue strap with a debossed pattern adds a welcome splash of texture.

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Stowa Antea Creme
Since 1937, STOWA produces watches in the style of Bauhaus. Antea Creme plain and timeless design is well established today. 2005, Antea Creme won the Goldene Unruh, presented by German watch magazine UHREN-MAGAZIN. Since then, this model is produced almost unchanged.

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Longines Ultra-Chron
Debuting in 1967, the Ultra-Chron was built to celebrate Longines’ centenary. With Girard-Perregaux’s Gyromatic debuting a year before and Seiko’s Lord Marvel around the same time, the Ultra-Chron was one of the earliest watches to operate at 36,000 bph at a time when the standard was just half that.

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Seiko Prospex Alpinist SPB121

Seiko’s Alpinist is one classy field watch. Aside from the deep forest green dial, it also comes packing an automatic movement and an inner rotating bezel that can be used as a compass when synched with the position of the sun. Based on the brand’s first sport watch made in 1959, Seiko has released an updated version now residing in the Prospex family.

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Bulova 96B290 Ambassador Watch
The Bulova 96B290 Ambassador has a simple yet purposeful design. This sleek Ambassador style with tonneau-shape has a rose gold-tone stainless steel case, vertical brushed silver-white dial with Roman markers and three-hand calendar feature, domed mineral glass. It comes with croco-embossed brown leather strap with double-press deployment buckle closure, and water resistance to 30 meters.

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Corniche Heritage Chronograph Rose Gold
Inspired by the early days of racing, the new Heritage Chronograph is powered by an impressive engine of its own. In fact, the renowned VK64 Meca Quartz from Seiko is a so-called “hybrid movement” combining quartz technology with mechanical movements to form an engine that balances the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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