Saturday, January 23, 2016

The 5 Best Men's Watches for under 200 dollars

We are going back to the original style list today.  Today we are going to be covering the 5 best mens watches for under 200 dollars.  The best men's watches under blog loves these style lists.  It give me a chance to look for new watches, and watch companies.  It expands my knowledge and it gives me a chance to make my own wish list.

Starting now, with 200 dollar watches, we should hopefully start to see some real quality in these timepieces.

That's not to say that the 5 best men's watches under 50 dollars or 100 dollars were junk watches.  Not at all.  I think the Vostok watch, or the HMT watch might be some of the best valued watches I have ever seen.  but with spending 200 dollars on a watch, you will be expecting better quality materials and more attention to quality and detail.  And I think you should see that on the list to come.

The 5 Best Men's Watches for under 200 Dollars


Model: BM7251-53L
Case: 41 mm, Stainless Steel
Band Width:
Movement: Eco-Drive E111
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 333 ft

Best men's watches under 200
I have talked about Citizen before, in the Best Men's watches for under 100 dollars.  They are one of the big Japanese Watchmakers, with a great reputation for making quality time pieces.  The Eco-drive line are nice, they offer solar powered watches with battery reserve.  And they have a lineup that goes on for miles, you are almost certain to find a watch that fits your needs and wants.

The Eco-drive has a classic look with 41mm stainless steel case, the size is not too big.  It has a crown located at the 3 o'clock position, and a stainless steel link band with a folding style clasp.  It has a blue dial face, with polished hour minute and second hands, and even includes a sapphire crystal lens.  It also has a date window at the 3 o'clock position.

The Eco-Drive is a lot of quality watch for under $200.  Under 170 dollars, actually.  Amazon sells it for around 170 dollars, which is about the cheapest I was able to find it, but there are a lot of sites it is available on though.

I don't think you will be disappointed with a Citizen watch.  They are continuously improving their line, and have been making quality time pieces for a very long time.

Best men's watches under 200
Classic Series
Model: 96B203
Case: 40 mm, Stainless steel
Band Width: 22 mm, Stainless steel
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Chronograph
Water resistance: 30M

I'm sure you know by now, I have a soft spot for Bulova.  I will almost always look at Bulova watches before any other brand.  And even though I don't think Bulova is the same company they used to be, I think they still release quality product.  With Citizen steering the wheel now, you can be pretty confident that any Bulova watch will be made with quality in mind.

The Classic series Chronograph here, is no different.  The 40mm stainless steel case is what I would call a modern classic watch size.  It has the crown located at the 3 o'clock position, and the chronograph buttons are located at the 2 & 4 o'clock positions.  The chronograph sub dials are located at the 3, 6 & 9 o'clock positions, and the Bulova also has a date window located at the 4:30 position.  The band is stainless steel, and has a folding style clasp.

I love the combination of black face and stainless case.  It makes for a great combination.  If you are in the market for a high quality dress watch, I don't think you could go wrong with this one.  It sells for around 190 dollars, online.  So, it falls just a bit under the 200 dollar price limit of this list.


Model: SNKN47
Case: 44 mm, Stainless steel
Band Width: 22 mm, Stainless steel
Movement: Automatic movement 7S26
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Day
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50 M/ 165 ft

This Seiko Recraft follows the theme of these men's watches for under 200 dollars.  The stainless steel case is a fairly large, 44mm size, with the crown at the 3 o'clock position.  The black face has Arabic numerals at the 6 & 12 o'clock positions and a day and date window at the 3 o'clock position.  The stainless steel band has a folding style clasp.  The watch also features a see through back.

On top of that, you also get the Seiko 7S26 automatic, 24 jewel movement with kinematic self winding.  It has a 41 hour power reserve and runs at 21,600 bph,  making the watch a piece that can be cherished for a lifetime and beyond, with a repairable movement.

At just a hair under 200 dollars, it may be stretching your budget, but it is an awful lot of watch for that price.  It would definitely be on my short list of watches for under the 200 dollar range.

Model: TWG012600ZA
Case: 42 mm, Brass
Band Width: 20 mm
Movement: Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Pedometer
Battery: Lithium Ion Battery
Water resistance: 50 M/160 ft.

Best men's watches under 200
Seriously, this watch could not be overlooked in this day and age.  Everything is better with Bluetooth, right?  This watch is not only a watch, but it is also and activity tracker.  It will sync to your phone.  It has a fourth hand that tracks your steps, along with a daily percentage reached,

And you get this in a package that looks nothing like a Fitbit, or smart watch, which, personally, I find to be a positive.  I don't really love the looks of a ambiguous electronic devise sitting on my wrist, But this has a classic look.

I love this watch, and I have seen it for as low as 140 dollars.

The watch has a bug, 42mm brass case with a crown at the 3 o'clock position.  It also includes a pedometer button located at the 2 o'clock position.  The case is flat black and the face is a matching flat black with gray numerals and hour markers.  It has a sub dial for blue tooth status at the 8:30 position, and a step progress sub dial at the 4:30 position.  The hour and minute hands are white, and the second hand is gray.  It has easy to change bands and a quartz movement.  It has a nice look, Similar to a chronograph.  and it offers lots of unique features.  I love this watch, and would love to add it to my personal collection.


Model: FER24005W0/ER24005W
Case: 40.5 mm, Stainless steel
Band: Leather
Movement: Orient 48743 Automatic movement
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 30M/160 ft

Orient is another long lived Japanese watchmaker.  Founded, in Japan in 1950.  They have been producing time pieces ever since.  It has been a subsidiary of Seiko since 2001, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko since 2009.  Their main product is mechanical hand wind or self wound watches.  Making their own, in house movements.

The Bambino is a classic looking dress watch.  It has a 40.5mm stainless steel case with its crown located at the 3 o'clock position, and a matte finish.  The white dial face has silver hour markers and a date window at the 3 o'clock position.  The hour and minute hands are polished steel, and the brown leather band has a buckle style clasp.

The Orient 48743 automatic movement is a 21 jewel movement, which has a 41 hour power reserve, and runs at 21,600 bph.

Orient makes quality watches.  The Bambino is a fine looking watch and should be a quality purchase.  I have found the watch for as low as 118 dollars, which to me, is a great buy for a mechanical watch.  And one that has a movement in it that is the same that I have found in watches that cost twice as much. 

Wrap up

The 5 best men's watches for under 200 dollars ended up being what I had expected.  It is a list of quality timepieces from companies that have been making watches for 100 years, and more in many cases.  I believe that most people would be fairly satisfied with any of these watches.

I personally think, that the more I see of them, I might have to purchase a Orient at some point.  I really like the value.

The best men's watches under hopes you find this list useful.  I have enjoyed pulling it together, and cannot wait to do the 5 best men's watches under 500 dollars.  If this one is any indication, I suspect it will be full of wonderful men's watches.


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