A high-quality watch and a high-quality pair of shoes are two of the things everyone should look to invest in. Watches are practical and functional and with good care will last you for years so it pays off to spend a little more on a timepiece in the first place than to have to replace it often when it gets damaged. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should completely ignore your budget and spend beyond your means. Luxury doesn’t need to be expensive and it’s perfectly attainable if you know what to search for. The sophisticated and elegant high-end look can definitely be achieved without costing you an arm and a leg. The key is to pick out a timeless or minimalistic piece that you know you’ll be able to wear for years to come. To get you started on your search, below we have curated a guide on shopping for men’s luxury watches on a budget.
The DS Caimano model by Certina is elegant and classy. The dual-coloured earth tone design will add a touch of warmth to your wardrobe while still allowing you to maintain a high-end sophisticated look. The round case measures at 39mm in diameter. It’s made of rose gold PVD plated stainless steel. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial. Matching the brown leather strap is a brown sunray dial. Completing the design of the model are a set of rose-gold plated luminescent indices, Arabic Numeral hour markers and hands. Features on the model include an hour aperture. The watch is water-resistant up to 100 metres.
Tissot offers stylish designs at affordable prices and is a great brand to start your luxury collection with. This Tissot Everytime model is minimalistic. The design is perfect for both everyday wear and formal events due to the simple matt white dial with no complications. The wearer’s comfort is guaranteed by a light brown leather strap. Its large case measuring at 42mm is made of stainless steel and its size gives the design a more contemporary tone. The white dial is contrasted by thin black hands and simplistic Arabic Numeral hour markers.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance budget watch that will be with you for a long time, this Junghans model is for you. The timepiece features a solar quartz movement. Powered by sunlight, the model has a power reserve of 4 months. Its case and bracelet are made of stainless steel. The Milanese bracelet gives the watch a distinctly retro look. Silver luminescent applied indices and baton hands contrast the black dial. The dial is made of mineral crystal and is encased by a sapphire crystal. The model features a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position.
This minimalist futuristic model maintains a high-end aesthetic and is incredibly affordable. The model is part of Bering’s True Aurora collection. The all-black monochrome design makes the watch stand out and gives it a sophisticated look. The textured strap is made of silicone and complements the aluminium case. To ensure extra durability, the dial is protected by a flat sapphire crystal. Adding interest to the design are the white indices and hands.
If you’re after a more functional sporty model, the Certina DS Rookie is the watch you’re looking for. With a stainless steel case and bracelet, the durability of this racing watch is guaranteed. The dial is in a vibrant blue and features a host of complications. Its hands and indices are luminescent for ease of reading. Features on this quartz model include a chronograph and a date aperture.
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