There are certain things that can immediately elevate an outfit from decently fashionable to absolute lady killer. Pocket squares, bracelets, tie clips, and cuff links all give off a certain “I care about the details” appeal to them. But the real head-turner–the one that will have ladies swoon and men wondering what that price tag looked like–is the perfect watch. Of course, you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like you did. That’s why we had our friends at Life, Tailored put together a list of the best watches you can get to make a statement, without spending every dollar in your wallet.
Danish Design by Franklin Weisz, $250
Here’s the perfect starter watch for anyone new to the fancy-wrist game. It’s simple, it’s stylish, and looks like you paid a lot more than you actually will. Plus the limited color scheme means you can wear it with just about anything, and that’s a great quality in a timepiece.
Seiko has well over 200 years of experience making extremely capable–yet remarkably affordable–watches. The Dive Watch is no exception, built for a life above or below the waves.
Paul Hewitt Nato Strap Watch, $185.50
This Paul Hewitt watch is for those gentlemen we mentioned in the intro. It has a very classic dial design, plus a navy blue & green strap that gives it a bit of youthfulness and edge.
Danish Design Watch, $249
This beauty from Danish Design is all about simplicity and style. It’s not your ordinary “bling, ” but really a declaration of one’s taste. It will fit in perfectly when worn by a contemporary man who doesn’t follow mainstream trends.
If you like to stand out for all the right reasons, then this watch is definitely a smart investment. With two dials and a very minimal look, this beauty will differentiate you from the crowd.
Braun Watch, $175.25
A typical Braun watch is characterized by a timeless design with no superfluous details. Every feature directly reflects a function. Rooted in over half a century of modern design at Braun, this piece truly reflects the company’s core values of functionality, quality, and aesthetics.
Breytenbach BB7740 Watch, $372.20
This classic piece will blend in with any form of personal style, while standing out with its refined details. Breytenbach is all about the best: best materials, best performance, and all for the best price.
Tissot Tradition Men’s Chrono Quartz Rose, $495
Here’s a contemporary statement with a whisper of vintage style. The Tissot Tradition watch is both ultramodern and includes a hint of nostalgia. The high-tech operation is perfectly balanced with classical details and subtle vintage-look finishes.