So you want to tell the time, albeit with a little more style. On you go to search the world wide web for that fine piece of hardware. What will you search? What will you find? You stumble upon a watch guide, right on the money. Not this watch guide by the way. You’ll be shocked to see $10,000 – $20,000 per piece of wrist wear listed as the middle price range. A house deposit (not in Sydney of course), a new car, a luxe holiday. You certainly aren’t going to drop that cash on a flashy status symbol.
As an alternative take a look at these 5 watch brands that offer quality, style and most importantly the time – for a reasonable price. So if you do have $20,000 to spare, go enjoy that holiday.
#1 The Horse
With prices starting at $149 this offering is a solid option. Leather straps, marbled faces and a variety of hardware finishes should tickle your fancy. The Horse is a minimalist offering, for a man who needs the time but not the hassle of watch shopping. Not oversized, not too small; just right.
#2 Daniel Wellington
Daniel Wellington is that next step up, a little more detail for a little more cash. But boy, is it worth it. From the colourful striped band or the worn in leather strap, there’s a little something for everyone. Prices start from $279 making this a little pricier without breaking the budget.
#3 The: 5TH
If you’re concerned about having the same watch as the guy in the next cubicle, this is the watch for you. Going on sale for only five days of the month, The:5th is an exclusive offering for a much more reasonable price. Slick black on black, slimline black face with a tan band, think executive style. Prices start at $129. Bargain.
#4 G Shock
For the more active man or a weekend timepiece, G-Shock nails the sport function. Stopwatch, alarm and a thousand other functions you don’t really need, what’s important is it looks good. All black and chunky or a sleeker black digital option, this is the watch for those who hate shopping and long for functionality. Thankfully it’s inherently stylish and priced from $100, so no stress.
A fine foreign watch, Triwa pairs unexpected colours with restraint. Something different, but not busy enough to distract from your perfectly tailored suit. Perhaps a navy face or ice blue, against the tan strap its particularly suave. For $329 you’ll be eager to convey the time upon request.
Image source: The Meadow, Elstarade, The Modest Man, Triwa, Joma Shop.