In a day and age where most people are trading in their watches for the convenience of a smart screen, we are still in the camp of thought where you can never truly replace the look and function of a classic timepiece.
The great part about a watch is you don’t always have to break the bank to acquire a new one. Part of the fun about collecting is having watches to choose from when styling your outfit for the day.
So here is a curated roundup of our favorite watches under $50 right now. Buy one, buy two, heck, buy three, they’re so affordable your wallet will barely feel a nudge.
Best Men’s Watches Under $50
This minimalist watch from FIZILI is made with a stainless steel case and stainless steel mesh band, adding durability to its clean modern look. You can find them in multiple colors, although we like the all-black the most. Wear it out on your next date night or with your business casual attire.
You’ll find several Casio picks in this roundup. Why? Because they make an incredible number of dang good affordable watches. This 42mm reader has a three-hand analog and is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
For the outdoors person and adventurer, the Mud Resist is made with heavy-duty features in mind. We’re talking 100 meters of water resistance, 10-year battery life, a super illuminator for the LED display, a vibrational alarm, a stopwatch, and a timer. And we don’t want to forget to mention the price point here—under $50!
A classic military-inspired field watch, we like this watch from MDC because of its stainless steel case and scratch-resistant dial window, as well as its striped nylon strap. This will pair great with your travel outfits.
If you’re looking for a quality sport watch, the Sleek 30 is one we’d point you to. It’s got a lightweight resin band (orange is our favorite color out of the lineup) and it comes packed with features like a 30 lap memory, 100-meter water resistance, and a countdown timer and alarm.
This CKE is another sport watch option, but it’s still casual enough you can wear it out for an afternoon at the local brewery. Think about using it for outdoor activities such as fishing and climbing. It also comes with a stopwatch and is water resistance up to 50 meters.
Briarwood is made with a stainless steel case and extension band, perfect for throwing on quickly as you head out the door. Our favorite part about this watch is the blue dial. It’s a subtle detail bound to catch people’s attention as you reach out to shake their hand.
This is a simple, yet elegant beginner’s watch. Waterbury is water-resistant up to 99ft and its classic face and strap makes it pair easily with almost any outfit.
Consistently among the best men’s gifts under $50, Timex Weekender is an iconic and undemanding watch. With next to no upkeep required, this watch is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to obsessively worry over his watch.
Invicta’s Pro Diver is a watch that looks more expensive than it actually is. Water-resistant up to 660 feet, the 8932 is appropriate for a wide range of settings. You’re getting some serious bang for your buck here.
The Best Men’s Watches Under $50 is continually updated to reflect the latest trends and releases. Refer back to this roundup anytime you’re looking for fresh, affordable watch options.
John is the Style & Gear Editor at BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email firstname.lastname@example.org