(Updated Janaury 2017)
Today we’re taking a look at some of the best watches available under £200 for men. There’s plenty of popular brands I’m sure you’d heard of. As well as a mix of dress watches, sports watches, automatic or quartz. I can assure you the selection is pretty extensive, so I hope you enjoy having a read through and find it somewhat useful.
Every month we’ll be looking to update this post with the latest best watches under £200. As older styles become unavailable or go out of popularity we’ll replace them with other impressive watches within the same budget.
There’s a large selection to look through today, whether you’re looking for a watch for your boyfriend, dad, brother, any family member or friend really, then there’s something here for everyone. The great thing about watches under £200 is that they’re affordable and great for people looking to increase their watch collections without breaking the bank.
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Best minimalist watches under 200
- Stuhrling Original Symphony Ascot Agent Men’s Quartz Watch
Stuhrling 768.03 review. The Stuhrling Original Ascot is a very good value for money watch. It has a relatively clean and simple design with its minimalist dial with long white batons as hour markers that actually give it an easy to read finish. The watch uses a genuine leather strap that’s comfortable and easy to operate.
The watch is powered by a Swiss quartz movement that’s often desired in watches but isn’t often available under 200. At the 6 o’clock position is a small date display window that I really like the look of, it’s there, but isn’t too intruding on the overall design.
Extra features of this Stuhrling watch include a protective Krysterna crystal that’s on a par with mineral crystal in my opinion. As for water resistance it has a 50m rating, that’s not bad at all considering.
This watch ranks among the best minimalist watches under 200.
Best Cool watches under 200
2. Daniel Wellington Bristol Rose Men’s Quartz Watch
Daniel Wellington 0109DW review. Daniel Wellington are another fan favourite for people seeking minimalist watches for men. The has this clean dial design with a nice hint of rose gold that makes them stand out somewhat. There’s also a comfortable leather strap that fastens with a typical buckle clasp.
The watch uses a standard quartz movement that’s accurate and reliable, these are found on many of the Daniel Wellington range and are common for watches in this price range. Extra features of this watch include a mineral crystal glass and a water resistance rating of 30 meters.
Daniel Wellington often rank among the best cool watches under 200.
Top men’s watches under 200
3. Casio G-Shock Men’s Watch
Casio G-Shock AW-591MS-1AER review. Casio’s range of G-Shock are an obvious pick for this list due to their excellent durability and affordable pricing that offers great value for money. The watch is built to last with its sturdy casing design and tough nylon strap.
The watch runs with a Japanese quartz movement that’s known for reliability and accuracy. Extra features of this watch include a stop watch, multi time zone display, countdown timer, and alarm. It uses a mineral glass, again found on many G-Shock watches. In this price range it’s also pretty impressive to find a 200m water resistance rating like this watch has.
The durability and value for money that the watch provides makes this one of the top men’s watches under 200.
Best designer men’s watch brands under 200
4. Hugo Boss Orange Quartz Watch
Hugo Boss Orange 1513004 review. Going up a little in price now we have this Boss Hugo Orange timepiece that’s an awesome primarily black timepiece with orange ascents. The watch is rather large with a 50mm casing diameter making this an oversized timepiece. I love the dial design though, the hints of orange give the dial a stunning burst of colour. There’s a comfortable silicone strap on this watch that uses a buckle clasp.
The watch functions using a quartz movement that’s found in most watches in this price range. As for the glass, it’s a specially hardened mineral crystal. The water resistance rating of this timepiece stands at 30m.
Hugo Boss are one of the best designer men’s watch brands under 200.
Top nice watches under 200
5. Fossil Dark Grey Stainless Steel Watch
Fossil FS4662 review. Fossil are another of one of my favourite brands when it comes to quality affordable watches. They’re an absolutely huge company that are one of the top selling brands in the country. On the dial we have 3 chronograph sub dials as well as a small date display hidden away between the 4 and 5 hour markers. I think the black and white dial design looks quite cool too. As for the strap, it’s made of stainless steel with a brushed effect and fastens with a push release style clasp.
Powering the watch is a accurate and reliable quartz movement. Extra features include a mineral crystal glass, and a 50m water resistance rating that’s perfectly acceptable for this style of watch.
If you’re looking for nice watches under 200 than a Fossil watch is well worth considering.
Best dual display watches under 200
6. Casio G-Shock Dual Digital Analogue Display
G-Shock GA-100-1A2ER review. Here we have another sturdy watch from G-Shock. Again, known for their durability and value for money this is another one of their best selling models. It has a military style design with a good use of awesome blue highlighting throughout. Dual display watches are popular so it’s good to see a analogue/digital watch in our list today.
The watch is classed as oversized with a large face at 51mm. It uses a quartz movement for reliable accurate timekeeping. Protecting the watch is this thick resin surround that gives you that shock and drop resistance. Other features include a mineral crystal glass, and a 200m water resistance rating, again very impressive in this price range.
This watch ranks among the best dual display watches under 200.
Best all black watches under 200
7. Citizen Eco-Drive Nighthawk Watch
Citizen Nighthawk CA0295-58E review. This is the first watch in our list to feature the extremely popular Eco-Drive technology from Citizen. These Eco-Drive watches don’t require any batteries as they are fuelled by the power of light, any light, be it natural or artificial. The technology is so popular it’s now found in the majority of Citizen watches.
The all black watch design is demand at the moment, I think this model from Citizen has a good take on this style. They’ve used a matte blue colour for some of the detailing which keeps to the darker theme whilst managing to make the numbers legible.
The watch uses a Japanese quartz movement and features a mineral crystal glass, and a 200m water resistance rating.
This has to be one of the best all black watches under 200 in my opinion.
Best leather watches under 200
8. Fossil Chronograph Watch
Fossil FS4735 review. It’s another watch from Fossil that was bound to happen when you’re looking for the best men’s watches under 200 to be fair. The dial has a really clean design, in my opinion, it’s light and easy to read. There’s 3 chronograph sub dials that can also come in handy. There’s a comfortable leather strap that fastens with a standard buckle clasp as well.
The watch itself is powered by a quartz movement, I’m sure you’re well aware what they’re like by now. Other features of the watch include a mineral crystal glass, lume, and a 50m water resistance rating.
I’d rate this as one of the best leather watches under 200.
Best dress watches under 200
9. Bulova Chronograph Dress Watch
Bulova 96B247 review. This is our first model featured from Bulova which happen to be one of my favourite affordable watch brands. It’s made of a hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant stainless steel and features a nice chronograph display. Between the 4 and 5 o’clock batons is a small date display.
It’s powered by a quartz movement which gives you accurate reliable timekeeping. Extra features of the watch include a mineral crystal glass and a 30m water resistance rating.
This has to be one of the best dress watches under 200 for men.
Best watch under 200
10. Bulova Marine Star Quartz Watch
Bulova 98B203 review. Here we have another one of my favourite affordable Bulova watches. This is from their Marine Star collection that’s been pretty popular for the brand overall. The dial is clean and easy to read with a good use of lume of the hands and hour markers. There’s also a small date display at the 3 o’clock position.
Powering the watch is a standard quartz movement for reliability and general accuracy. Extra features include the lume, mineral glass, and a 100m water resistance rating.
Definitely one of the best watch under 200.
Top men’s watches under 200
11. Casio Edifice Sporty Watch
Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF review. Another popular series for Casio is their Edifice collection. These are serious sports watches that are full of useful features and are great value for money.
The watch is quite large with a 49mm casing diameter and a 13mm thickness. So it’s oversized but not overly chunky, which is great. It uses a quartz chronograph movement and includes a small date display. There’s a handy stopwatch, good use of luminous hands and numerals, a mineral glass, and a 100m water resistance rating.
Another one of the top men’s watches under 200.
Best automatic watches under 200
12. Invicta Pro Diver Men’s Automatic Watch
Invicta Automatic 8926OB review. One of Invicta’s most popular watches has to be this Invicta 8926OB that’s part of their Pro Diver series. There’s a similar model that doesn’t have the OB, the key difference between the two is the style of the bezel. You can check the non OB version here – Invicta 8926.
The watch features a self-winding automatic movement, these are an eco-friendly option and never require a battery as they power themselves from the movement of the wearer’s wrist. A great part of this watch is the exhibition casback where you can actually take a peek at the movement of the watch.
The dial is relatively clean and simplistic with a good use of lume on the hands and hour markers. There’s a small useful date display at the 3 o’clock position as well. Extra features include the uni-directional bezel, specially hardened mineral glass, and a 200m water resistance rating.
One of the best automatic watches under 200.
Best Swiss made watches under 200
13. Mondaine Quartz Swiss Watch
Mondaine A658.30300.11SBB review. This is the first watch we’ve featured from the Swiss brand Mondaine. These are inspired by the Swiss train station clocks, anyone who’s seen one of these will instantly recognize that popular style.
The watch has a rounded, polished case with a domed hardened mineral crystal glass that has a magnifying effect for the dial. It uses a Swiss quartz movement for extremely accurate and reliable timekeeping all year round. As for water resistance it has a 30m rating.
This is one of the best Swiss made watches under 200.
Best mechanical watches under 200
14. Seiko SNK809 Automatic Mechanical Watch
Seiko SNK809 review. Also known as the SNK809k2 this Seiko watch is one of the most popular mechanical timepieces available in this price range. If you’re looking for value for money, an automatic Seiko like this is well worth considering.
The watch uses a 21 jewel automatic movement that can ve viewed through the exhibition caseback that’s a great feature of this watch. The dial is easy to read with a pilot watch style display. There’s a day and date display that comes in handy, don’t worry that the image shown says ‘DOM’ you can switch between English and French day displays. The fabric strap is very durable and uses a buckle style clasp to fasten.
Extra features of the watch include a mineral crystal glass for good scratch resistance and a 30m water resistance rating.
This is by far one of the best mechanical watches under 200.
Best titanium watches under 200
15. Casio Wave Ceptor Tough Solar Watch
Casio WVA-M640TD-1AER review. The Casio Wave Ceptor might not look like much, but this watch is packed with brilliant technology. The Wave Ceptor technology gives you accurate timekeeping as it syncs with an atomic clock. It uses multi band 6 radio signals to automatically switch between UK and world wide transmitters depending where you are. Another key tech this watch has is Tough Solar meaning the watch is fuelled by sunlight, so you never require a battery. When you consider you get both of these in a watch under 200, you’re getting some decent value for money.
The watch casing and strap are made of titanium, this is stronger and lighter than traditional stainless steel making it the ideal material for watches. This is one of the best titanium watches under 200 that you can get.
Extra features of the watch include a daily alarm, stop watch, multi time zone, countdown time, and a 100m water resistance rating.
One of the best men’s watches under 200, full of impressive tech with a titanium build.
Best skeleton watches under 200
16. Rotary Automatic Skeleton Watch
Rotary GS00653/21 review. Lastly, we have this epic watch from Rotary, it’s one of the more expensive watches in our list but damn does it look amazing. This casing is rose gold PVD plated and the blue hands and numbers with the skeleton dial really give the watch that luxury look.
The watch features an automatic mechanical movement that can be viewed with the skeleton dial design, there’s also an exhibition caseback so you can view it from the other side if you like. Extra features of this watch include the high quality genuine leather strap, mineral crystal glass, and a 50m water resistance rating.
If you like this model you should check our more of Rotary’s best skeleton watches.
In my opinion, this ranks as one of the best skeleton watches under 200
Thanks for reading.
I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to read through our list of the best men’s watches under £200. It was enjoyable putting it together, lots of research went into finding something for everyone that offers value for money, as well as a selection of different styles.
think there’s a watch that should have made it in that could be added in our next update? Let us know in the comments section below.