World The 8 Most Affordable Luxury Men's Watches
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We've all heard it before: Luxury watches are a valuable investment. But let's be honest, nice watches are seriously expensive. Not just like hundreds of dollars expensive—like, thousands of dollars expensive. However, if you're looking to dip your toe into investing in high-quality watches, there are some affordable men's options out there. You just have to know what to look for and where to go.
From splurges to preloved budget-friendly options, keep reading for eight affordable luxury watches that—thankfully!—don't break the bank.
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- Raymond Weil Toccata Classic Men's Blue Dial Quartz Watch, $680
- Tag Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Chronograph Special Edition Men's Watch, $1,700
- Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch, $3,525
- Omega Speedmaster 38 Orbis Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch, $3,825
- Breitling Chronomat Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch, $5,450
- Girard-Perregaux 1966 40 mm Automatic Men's Watch, $6,250
- Piaget Polo S Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch, $7,995
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, $8,950
8 Affordable Luxury Watches
Raymond Weil Toccata Classic Men's Blue Dial Quartz Watch
When it comes to budget-friendly luxury watches, Raymond Weil is just expensive enough to make it into the luxury market, but it's also just inexpensive enough not to drain your savings account entirely. At $680, the Toccata Classic Men's Blue Dial Quartz Watch is 42 millimeters, made of stainless steel and also features silver indexes. That price comes with a three-year warranty and free shipping—making it all the more cost-effective.
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Buy at Raymond Weil.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Chronograph Special Edition Men's Watch
Looking for a sportier option? Live life in the fast lane with the special edition Formula 1 Gulf Chronograph by Tag Heuer. With a bold and unique orange-and-blue color scheme, it's designed to emit the sleek vibes reminiscent of a classic race car. This watch is less than $2,000, water resistant up to 200 meters and features a scratch-resistant crystal glass face, as well.
Buy at Watches of Switzerland.
Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch
If you're a bit of a luxury-jewelry nerd, then you certainly know the brand Cartier. But what you may not know is that apart from their most iconic pieces for women—the Love Bracelet and Trinity de Cartier rings—Cartier also makes some pretty fabulous watches for men. The Cartier Tank Solo XL Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch comes with a stainless steel case, a fixed stainless steel bezel, a black calfskin leather strap, and a silver opaline dial with blue hands and Roman numeral hour markers. This Swiss-made watch features a sapphire crystal that is scratch resistant and has garnered a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Jomashop.com.
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Buy at Jomashop.
Omega Speedmaster 38 Orbis Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch
Omega is undoubtedly one of the top brands in the space, but some of their watches can cost more than $5,000. However, at Jomashop, you can snag the Omega Speedmaster 38 Orbis Chronograph for $3,825. Swiss made and featuring brushed blue detailing and index hour markers with minute markers around the outer rim, this watch also features rhodium-plated hands that look luxe. This watch also just so happens to give back, too—according to one Jomashop.com reviewer, as part of Omega's partnership with Orbis International and the Flying Eye hospital, each Omega watch purchase helps put an Orbis Teddy Bear in the arms of a child preparing for surgery.
Buy at Jomashop.
Breitling Chronomat Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch
Another highly coveted luxury watch brand is Breitling. While the Breitling Chronomat Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch is definitely not cheap—it still costs $5,450—most Breitlings retail for anywhere between $8,750 to $11,000. So, why is this model from ShopWorn so marked down? That's because ShopWorn works with brands and authorized retailers to "resell" products that have been showcased in store displays and windows but never sold to consumers. So while you can't exactly call this Swiss-made watch preloved, you still get a price comparable to a preworn watch—all because it was previously displayed in a store. Here's what else you'll love about it: It's 44 millimeters in diameter, 17 millimeters thick, a limited edition, and water resistant.
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Buy at ShopWorn.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 40 mm Automatic Men's Watch
Can a men's watch style be gorgeous? If it's a Girard-Perregaux, then yes, it can! The 1966 Automatic usually retails for upward of $8,000, but with that ShopWorn price, you can pocket that extra $2,000 for a rainy day. With a silver dial, a stainless steel bracelet and strap, and automatic movement, wearers of this watch will feel like a $100,000.
Buy at ShopWorn.
Piaget Polo S Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch
Most Piaget watches are the equivalent of most peoples' annual salaries. (We're talking like, $40,000!) But the Piaget Polo S Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch is marked down to $7,995 on Jomashop. And it's pretty flashy! It has a stainless steel case and bracelet and features a blue guilloché dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers. It looks and feels luxe, and is marked-down enough to qualify as "affordable."
Buy at Jomashop.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King
Rolexes are luxury watch royalty, which means they usually range upward of $10,000. But surprisingly, you can actually find Rolexes (and other big-name watches) on, of all places! Featuring a black dial with green accents, a self-winding automatic chronometer movement and a stainless steel case and oyster bracelet, the 40 millimeter Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King is beloved among Rolex fans, who have given it a 4-star rating out of 5 on Amazon.
Buy at Amazon.
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