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Best Affordable Watches in 2024

Affordable watches are an increasingly sought-after category these days. The reason for this is that not all people need a fashion watch. For some people, the use of a watch is extremely important for business reasons and other similar reasons. Watch enthusiasts also browse this category in hopes of finding a new model for their collection.

Our mission in this guide is to find a relevant model for each section, at the right price of course. Compensating with quality is out of the question. Nowadays there are a lot of manufacturers and with the advent of smart watches it is really difficult to make the right choice

We will do our best, according to our market analysis, to single out only the best products in the various areas that are popular. 

So on this list you can find various verified manufacturers, who have nurtured their business for decades, and it's up to you to judge which model is right for you

QUICK LIST OF PRODUCTS

BEST OVERALLMen's SNK805 SEIKO 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas

Seiko 5
★★★★★
A model that has been one of the best sellers for many years

BEST MECHANICAL

★★★★
In gold tone with extremely good features

BEST FOR
DAILY WEAR

★★★★☆
Indestructible Casio model

BEST DIVE

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Black Polyurethane Strap Watch BN0155-08E

★★★★☆
For lovers of water sports, the right solution is coming

BEST FOR MENORIENT Bambino Version 4, Blue

★★★★☆
Classic design with black leather straps

BEST SMARTWATCH

★★★★
A model that has most of the modern functions as well as much more expensive models

BEST LUXURYTissot Men's Le Locle Stainless Steel Dress Watch Black T0064071605300

★★★★★
A real luxury watch that has a classic style

BEST DIGITALCasio F91W-1 Classic Resin Strap Digital Sport Watch

★★★★
Casio's legendary digital model
 

BEST FOR WOMEN

Timex Women's TW2R59900 Weekender 31mm Pink/Rose Gold-Tone Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch

★★★★☆
A classic feminine model 

BEST FITNESSFitbit Inspire 2 Health & Fitness Tracker with a Free 1-Year Fitbit Premium Trial, 24/7 Heart Rate, Black/Black, One Size (S & L Bands Included)

★★★★☆
A reliable model for fitness enthusiasts

BEST APPLEApple Watch SE (2nd Gen) [GPS 40mm] Smartwatch with Midnight Aluminum Case with Midnight Sport Band S/M. Fitness & Sleep Tracker, Crash Detection, Heart Rate Monitor

★★★★★
Quality and design in one place

BEST DRESS

Skagen Aaren Kulør Analog Blue Dial Unisex's Watch-SKW6509

★★★★
The series available in multiple colors is the last one on this list

Best Affordable Watch in 2024

Our mission is not to sacrifice quality and design in the search for affordable models. We will try to highlight relevant models in each of our sections

BEST OVERALL AFFORDABLE WATCH

Case diameter - 37 millimeters
Case Thickness - 11 millimeters
Band Material - Nylon
Bezel function - Stationary
Band width - 18 mm
Special features - Calendar, Luminous Hands
Movement - Automatic

1. Seiko 5 ★★★★

This time we present this model in the military edition, although
its variants are endless

PROS +Durability and Quality
+Brand Heritage
   
CONS -Limited Water Resistance
   
SIMILAR MODELS View At Amazon (Black dial)
View At Amazon (Blue dial) 
View At Amazon (Grey dial)      

Short review

Seiko 5 is a long-known collection, which is recognized on the market for its design and quality. What absolutely sets them apart from some of the other manufacturers is that you won't have to pay a lot of money for those two qualities. We singled out this military model, although we have already mentioned that there are many variants on the market. This model is in green color, whose case is made of stainless steel, diameter 37mm and thickness 11mm. By no means bulky, on the contrary very light, this model can be considered suitable for every individual. What it lacks in our opinion is better water resistance. Because apart from splashing and short immersion, this model is not suitable for any water sports. However, it is this model, some other models have better water resistance, and you can see the similar models section

MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

✅ You're Seeking Value - In this matter, the right choice. Quality, design and price all in one.
Casual, Military-Inspired Style Appeals to You - If you like green in general and are also a fan of military watches, this model offers it all together. From the case design to the strap design, the real model

DON'T MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

❌ You Favor Bold, Large Watches - For people who have a larger wrist, this model may not come as adequate. Because its dimensions are more suitable for people with smaller wrists

❌ You Want Advanced Features - It is a classic watch and for some advanced features you will have to search other sections

BEST AFFORDABLE WATCH FOR MEN

Display Type - Analog
Clasp - Buckle
Case material - Stainless Steel
Case diameter - 41 millimeters
Case Thickness - 11.8 millimeters
Band Material - Leather
Band width - 20 millimeters

2. Orient 'Bambino Version 4' ★★★☆

A real men's watch that has a simple design that has a Japanese automatic movement as the epitome of quality

PROS +Japanese Automatic Movement
+Classic Aesthetic
   
CONS -Lack of Luminosity
   
SIMILAR MODELS View At Amazon (Version 2)
View At Amazon (Version 6) 
View At Amazon (Version 3)      

Short review

The competition for this place was very high. We opted for this model because according to the design, it is a real male model, and by the way, the company is world-famous and recognized since 1950. The Orient model is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 41 mm and a thickness of 11.8 mm. It features a classically designed dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers, while the calendar is at the 3 o'clock position. The straps are made of leather in black color, the width of which is 22mm. It is suitable for everyday wear but not for those in difficult conditions. The reason for this is its mineral glass, but also its water resistance, which is up to 30 meters, which means that it is not suitable for some water activities.

MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

✅ You value mechanical movements - The precision Japanese movement is still at the top when it comes to movements.
You're on a budget - What we talked about in the brief overview, combining this watch can be a problem for some users who need a watch for everyday use in all conditions.

DON'T MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

❌ You prefer a smaller watch profile -As for this Bambino series, almost all models are much more robust, more precisely, they have larger dimensions

BEST AFFORDABLE WATCH FOR WOMEN

Shape - Round
Dial window material type - Mineral
Case diameter - 31 millimeters
Case Thickness - 8 millimeters
Band width - 16 millimeters
Movement - Quartz
Water resistant depth - 30m

3. Timex Women's Weekender ★★★★☆

Among the most popular affordable models for women is the
Timex Women's Weekender

PROS +Indiglo® Night-Light
+Easy-to-Read Dial
   
CONS -Durability of the Strap
   
SIMILAR MODELS View At Amazon (Light Blue)
View At Amazon (Blue/Silver-Tone) 
View At Amazon (Peanuts Blue Floral)      

Short review

The model TW2R59900 is from Timex's well-known Weekender collection, which has always been characterized by beautiful design and an affordable price. Nothing is different with this model, which is at the very top of demand as far as that collection is concerned. First of all, it is simple, its case is made of brass, the diameter of which is 31 mm, while the thickness is 8 mm. The dial is cream colored and has hands and Arabic numerals as hour markers. Although the watch is obviously suitable for everyday use, it is not that durable so avoid some rough activities with it. The Indiglo® technology is also present in this model so that by pressing the crown, the dial lights up, so Timex has thought of everything. As for the strap, it is pink, adjustable and made of nylon.

MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

✅ You're on a Budget - We also mentioned it in a short review. The watch has a nice design, but it is not suitable for everyday activities. If you can afford more watches, then this is the right opportunity for you

✅ You Want a Customizable Look - With the ability to easily change the straps, this model is extremely practical, as it allows adaptation to different styles

DON'T MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

❌ You Need Full Waterproofing - With most affordable watches, this is the biggest problem, because they don't have good water resistance

BEST AFFORDABLE MECHANICAL WATCH

Case diameter - 40 millimeters
Case Thickness - 14 millimeters
Case material - Stainless Steel
Band width - 20 millimeters
Bezel material - Stainless Steel
Bezel function - Unidirectional
Movement - Japanese Automatic

4. Invicta Pro Diver ★★★★

Very high-quality and durable model, suitable for everyday use
even in the most difficult conditions

PROS +Attractive Design
+Water Resistance
+Versatility
   
CONS -Size and Weight
   
SIMILAR MODELS View At Amazon (Classic)
View At Amazon (Iridescent) 
View At Amazon (Blue dial)      

Short review

The focus of the previous models was that their disadvantage was mainly low water resistance. This model is the exact opposite of the previous ones. Made of stainless steel, it is able to withstand up to a depth of 200 meters, so it is suitable not only for swimming but also for diving. It has a round gold-tone case and a black dial. A classic design with hands that are luminous which is suitable for diving, without any advanced functions, except for the calendar located at the 3 o'clock position. As for the bracelet, it is also made of stainless steel, also in gold tone, the width of which is 20mm while the length is 8.25". All in all, for the price that is current for it, a very good model, which compared to some previous ones much more durable

MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

✅ You're a fan of diving watches - True lovers of water sports, in the area of watches that are not expensive, will find this model a good choice
✅ You appreciate automatic movements - The model has a Japanese automatic movement that is known to watch lovers as reliable

DON'T MAKE A PURCHASE IF:

❌ You prefer a lightweight watch - This model is much more robust, as are most of the Invicta models we've listed as similar

❌ You're looking for an investment - This watch is definitely not from that category

BEST AFFORDABLE SMARTWATCH