If you think about it, you’ll realize that watches have been the first ever wearable gadgets. They were also the first ones to become multifunctional, so we can call even regular watches gadgets. Today we’ll talk about time-proven classic mechanic watches. Although even the funkiest smart watches are sold quite well (we’ll leave them for the geeks), they can’t overthrow classic watches, which remain the most popular and the best sold ones.
Nowadays there are three clear trends in watch fashion:
- “I’m the athlete”,
- “I’m the cool dude”
- “Nope, I’m a serious and respectable guy”.
Best Selling Sports Men’s Watches under $100: Casio
What do you think a bestselling watch should look like? Do you think it should have a massive clock face and a golden band? It’s nothing like that! These are sports Casio watches that rock these days! The products range from Casio Men's MRW200H-1BV Black Resin for ~$15.96 to the solar-powered Casio Men's GWM5610-1 G-Shock for ~$90.60. They are considered to be the most popular and best sold watches today.
Look what Casio Men's GWM5610-1 G-Shock Solar Watch can do! Its battery stays up to 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light), it is 200M Water Resistant, and it can show world time of 29 time zones (you can choose one of 48 cities + UTC)! I wouldn’t even mind paying ~$90 for this watch!
We won’t describe every single model launched by Casio, as there are too many of those. You can pick your own perfect watch on Amazon in the Casio Watches category. However, we couldn’t resist covering one legendary Casio watch!
G-Shock Men's G100-1BV
G-Shock is a mixture of technological and sports design, it’s got a futuristic flair. This futuristic style will cost you about 100 bucks, although G-Shock can be found on sale for ~$56.
What do you get for this money? You’ll get a rubber screen and a rubber band (which contribute to the durability of the watch), a built-in compass, a calendar, a timer, illumination, magnetic resistance, and the biggest perk is that the watch is waterproof. This watch will suit even the swimmers and the divers. According to the description, they can be plunged as deep as 200 meters! This is why we nominate G-Shock as the sportiest watch of all that we will cover today.
Another interesting fact is that this is the old model in our rating. Unlike other models, G-Shock was launched on the market back in 2011. Remaining popular for 4 consecutive years truly means something.
Price: ~$56 Check the current price
U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men's US9061 Watch with Black Rubber Strap Watch
This U.S. Polo watch has an unusual design: the icons and the background are white, and it’s only the strap that is black. That’s why it’s not easy to focus your eyesight and figure out the actual time. Despite this, U.S. Polo US9061 Watch is incredibly popular with the youth. How come? Perhaps, they like its functionality. The watch has a built-in alarm clock, illumination, a timer, a calendar and is waterproof at 30 meters’ depth. You can also take a post-workout shower or dive a bit while wearing it. In addition it looks expensive and sporty.
Military Men’s Watches
Any guy wants to be cool, he wants to be a military man, a pilot or an aviator, that’s why military-style watches are trendy now. 2 really cool watches are available on Amazon and are sold very well there.
Russian Skeleton Automatic Watches for Men Silver Stainless Steel Wrist Watch which was obviously made in China used to be in the Amazon top not so long ago. Its open mechanism and aggressive design (the watch looks more like brass knuckles than a skeleton) are really impressive. Nevertheless, it is not said to be waterproof, a slightest shock leads to a complete breakdown, and it shows nothing but the time. Even their competitive price of ~$15.45 couldn’t save them from being ousted from Amazon best sellers.
Today they are replaced by similar models of better quality. They may not be as durable as Casio ones, but they are incredibly popular this year.
Cool Men's Racer Military Pilot Aviator Army Silicone Sports Watch
The manufacturer gives an honest warning that the three circles inside are not functional and are just decoration. This doesn’t stop anyone from buying the watch for them or as a gift, since anyone wants to feel like a real cool guy, a brave military pilot. The price of only ~$4.43 makes it possible.
New Russian Aviator Pilot Army Military Sports Quartz Men’s Wrist Watch Dual Time Black Leather Band
This watch has a really unique and extraordinary design and is available for only ~$9.48. You won’t see it on every single person you know. This model looks brutal; it’s made of steel and leather, like the watches in retro movies. Perhaps we shouldn’t expect things like durability or extreme accuracy or water resistance. Maybe they’re made so that we can admire them and impress our friends? As for the time, your cell phone will do:)
Price: $9.48 Check the current price
Best Unisex Watches
Timex Unisex "Weekender"
Timex Unisex T2P1429J Weekender is an accessible model in our review, something between a daredevil-style one and a respectable one. It costs ~$23. Despite its low price, it is made in the USA, and not in China.
17 available colors of this Unisex model launched by Timex support its accessible image. The color differs not only for the straps, but for the carcass, the face, the LED. You can buy it in yellow and green or in red, white and blue. Anyone can find a color fitting their taste!
Actually, I believe that this watch was designed for soccer fans, as you can easily come across the color scheme of your favorite team. Somehow watches of different colors are sold at different prices. Interesting features of this product include fortified glass, a certain level of water resistance and the phosphorescent night illumination of the face. It turns out that such illumination is still fashionable.
Price: from $22
Best Classic Men’s Watches
Casio Men's MQ24-1E Black Resin Watch
Casio MQ24-1E is a neat modest black watch with a rubber strap. It is made in the USA and is available in black or gold (with black being more popular). The inner mechanism is made of quartz, the screen is analogue and the carcass is made of stainless steel. On the outside you can find rubberized glass and an elastic strap. The segmentation and the scale are in gold, and so the contrast with black is pleasing to the eye. This model will perfectly suit both a tux and some trendy outfit. It is this watch at a reasonable price that tops US Amazon ratings!
Timex Men's T499059J Expedition Field Chronograph Watch
This is a versatile model for men for ~$54.99. Officially it is positioned as a sports watch, but we believe that the noble maroon face and strap will suit well some business attire.
By the way, Timex Men's T499059J Expedition Field is the first watch in our review which has a built-in tachometer. Just like many other models, it has phosphorescent LED illumination and a built-in calendar. You can also dive with it but only 100 meters deep. The brand Timex is trustworthy. This manufacturer is considered to be “An American Swiss company” for the precision and quality of its designs.
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap
Being cool Japanese dudes, who know to design properly both value-for-money goods and premium products for the connoisseurs, Seiko have never tried to imitate more expensive brands. This company has always been a brand famous for its well-recognized design and decent functionality.
You can’t ignore the overall design of this watch which is manufactured with a jeweler’s precision and sophistication. Even the illumination of the face looks incredibly stylish, and its contrast is as sharp at night as it is during the day. Those with wide wrists may not be comfortable with Seiko Men's SNK809 though, it is too small for large manly wrists. Other than that, this a great watch and it’s worth every penny you pay for it.
Price: ~$50 Check the current price
The next models look classic, but they are considered to be diving watches. Not only you can take a shower while wearing them, you can also dive as deep as 200 meters with them (at least, the manufacturers claim so).
Invicta Men's 8932 Pro Diver Collection Silver-Tone Watch
The nominal price of this diver collection watch made by Invicta is 195 bucks. We were able to find it on sale for only ~$63.99.
Invicta Men's 8932 Pro Diver watch looks like a typical men’s watch. It is massive, it’s got a metal strap and the face has a minimalistic style. At a first glance it can’t be called a sports model, it looks more like a business one. Looks are deceiving though. Just like a G-Shock product, Invicta Men's 8932 Pro Diver can withstand dives up to 200 meter. A combination of this and of solid respectable design can really twist your mind. In a good way, that is.
This watch is a synonym for durability. Its metal folding clasp, polished stainless steel strap, Japanese quartz, convex glass are all features of good expensive models
Invicta Men's 9212 Speedway Collection Chronograph S Watch
This is a real SWAG watch. It was rather pretentious of the manufacturer to mix gold and silver. but this watch sells well!
Most of Invicta Men's 9212’s characteristics match those of the Pro Diver model. The manufacturer claims though that the strap’s comfort was improved, and it can now be worn on either wrist (which should be appreciated by the left-handed customers. It is considered that a regular strap can chafe your skin when worn improperly. Moreover, few existing clock faces have a “left-handed” option.
We give approximate prices (~), because Amazon.com sales and discounts are common, or else the situation may occur when different sellers sell one and the same product. So, please, check the current price.
They say tastes differ. Check out the popular models and listen to your heart when choosing a watch for yourself!