It is widely known that a good watch can make or break an outfit. However, a great watch does not necessarily have to come with a huge price tag. Many high-quality timepieces can be budget friendly and still perform just as well as those with a luxury price point. Watch companies that produce more affordable watches focus on using the highest possible quality materials and movements to create a product that is high performing, precise and reliable. Great watches look good on everyone, so if you are searching for your next budget-friendly timepiece, keep reading for our top 5 affordable watches for 2021.
This model from Hamilton is equipped with military design and strength whilst maintaining a budget-friendly price tag. The watch comes from Hamilton’s range of Khaki Field watches which can compete with even the best sports watches. They are designed to be rugged, resilient and robust, able to suit every need. The design of this watch is inspired by a 1960s Hamilton model, giving this watch a vintage feel. It is powered by a Hamilton exclusive H-50 movement that has a power reserve of up to 80 hours.
This watch has been built using the finest materials, including sapphire crystal and high-quality silver stainless steel. This model features a striking green and silver colour scheme. The green dial exhibits Arabic hour indices and a date aperture for optimal timekeeping. This watch is water-resistant up to 50 metres (5 bar), ensuring that it will be able to withstand the small amounts of water it may encounter with daily wear. A green canvas strap secures the watch, adding a final touch to the vintage military elegance of the timepiece.
This ladies’ model features a white mother-of-pearl dial that is sure to turn heads. The dial exhibits twelve Top Wesselton diamond indices and a date aperture at 6 o’clock, maintaining a clean and simple dial that places the mother-of-pearl at the forefront. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial, ensuring that the watch will maintain its brand-new look for years to come. The stainless steel case measures 30mm in diameter and only 6.4mm in thickness, so it will sit comfortably and elegantly on the wrist. A precise and reliable ETA F03.111 quartz movement powers this model. It uses three jewels and is of the calibre 7¾. The watch is finished with a stainless steel bracelet that fastens with a butterfly clasp with push-buttons for added security. This watch has an unbeatable elegance with the diamond set mother-of-pearl dial, whilst still remaining wallet friendly.
The Longines Conquest Sports Collection is sporty and elegant, designed with the wearer and their needs in mind. The watches are all inspired by the original Conquest line from 1954. This model is equipped with Longine’s ground-breaking Very High Precision Technology which guarantees it to be within ± 5 seconds per year. This technology comes with a five-year battery life and end of life warning systems. The watch also has Gear Position Detection systems that allows the watch to re-align its own hands if they have been affected by a knock, fall, or magnetic field.
The watch features a silver dial with large Arabic indices and sword shaped hands. The hands are filled with Super-LumiNova to ensure for optimal readability in all lighting conditions. Anti-reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial. This model features a perpetual calendar date aperture in the 3 o’clock position on the dial. The watch is powered by an L288 quartz movement. This model is water-resistant up to 5 bars, ensuring that it will be able to withstand some light swimming activities. The watch is secured with a traditional brown leather strap that features cream contrast stitching.
This eye-catching ladies model from RADO has a chic and simple gold and black colour scheme. The gold dial features pyramid shaped hour indices and a date aperture at the 6 o’clock point. The hour, minute and second hands are gold to perfectly match the colour scheme. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial to aid in resilience against scratches and bumps. The watch is named after the Italian city, Florence, for its enduring beauty. RADO are considered the Master of Materials due to their reputation for exclusively using and creating the highest quality materials possible to create long-lasting and luxury timepieces. The watch features a gold PVD plated stainless steel case and bracelet for an opulent and feminine finish. This model is powered by a reliable quartz movement and is splash resistant, making it practical for daily wear. This watch would be the perfect addition to any watch collection for those looking to add a touch of glamour to their daily accessorising.
Limited edition watches do not always have to come with an incredibly high price tag. This Tissot Heritage Memphis model is limited to only 1700 pieces, making it incredibly desirable and collectable. This model features an eye-catching dial that exhibits a range of black geometric shapes on a white background. The dial is framed by a gold PVD plated stainless steel bezel and a stainless steel case. It measures 34mm in diameter and 8.3mm in thickness. The dial is protected by domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to ensure the watch remains in excellent condition for years to come. This model is powered by a 3-jewel quartz ETA F04.412 movement of the calibre 8¾. The watch is finished with a red strap that fastens with a buckle. It also comes with a black strap that can easily be interchanged. The striking appearance of the dial and variety of straps make this model a great everyday accessory.
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