7 High-End Watches with Surprisingly Affordable Price Tags
Quality timepieces from well-known brands you can afford.
With their storied history, inherent masculinity and robust utility, military watches are some of the best timepieces a man can wear. They're built to last, from decidedly hearty materials and have a rugged appeal that's particularly suited to this time of year. Wear them with your textured sweaters or equally military-inspired jackets. And don't worry about banging them up—these all-American timepieces were built to survive tough climates and shock, along with plenty of water, dirt and grime.
An easy way to switch up the look of your watch with the seasons? Swap your bands. From various leather and suede bands to metal link bracelets, all you need is a simple pin remover to make the switch quick and easy.
These simple timepieces take inspiration from standard-issued wristwatches worn by American soldiers. They don't need to be actual military spec, but they should have the same chops like lumed hands and markers, hacking seconds, and be easily read any time, day or night.
$700 / $345
Before the introduction of electronics and GPS, an accurate mechanical watch was a very important piece of military equipment. The pilot's chronograph remains a highly useful and handsome timepiece with multiple functions that can come in handy (despite your GPS-enabled phone).
Originally engineered for exploring the open seas, today the dive watch has become a classic casual watch. But since it's built to withstand the ocean's harrowing depths, it can easily take whatever abuse you put it through.