In today’s market you can find a wide range of men’s watches ranging from a very cheap price (and a cheap quality) to a very high price range watch. This gets even worse if you are tight on budget and are unaware of the technical specifications. At some point in time you might even think that there is no way you can’t get a high quality wrist watch at a cheap price.
However the good news is that it’s 2019 and you can not only find a wrist watch under $100 but you can also find a super high quality watch for under $100.
But what if you have greater budget for a watch? Click this article to read about the best watch brands under $200.
Still have a greater budget? Head over to this article for the best watches under $500.
You shouldn’t feel shy and discouraged if you are on a budget. In order to help you we have complied a list of best men’s watches under $100 that will surprise you with its performance, style, uniqueness and elegance.
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Best cheap digital watch under $100
Still almost certainly a good bang for a buck on the market today is Tamlee Luxury Watch. For $25.99 you get a multi-functional, imported and a stainless steel design watch. Tamlee Luxury Watch is a versatile watch that is fully adjustable due to the adjusting tool that comes along with it.
It is a water resistant watch till 30M however it is not recommended to take along for swimming. Also it contains tons of features such as a chronograph, alarm, LED display, back-light and tech-meter etc.
This altogether means that you can get a perfect fit however one should note that it is a bit heavy weight or rather bulky in nature. So if you don’t like this feature of the watch, then consider buying some other watch.
Best classic budget watch under $100
Citizen Men’s Eco Drive is a true classic that will rock with your jeans and khakis.
The Citizen Men’s Eco Drive is grey in color, has about 45mm of case diameter and has a width of 50mm. This means that if you are looking for a rather small sized timepiece then you should look elsewhere.
I personally found this timepiece to be elegant and unique in nature. It is water resistant for up to 333ft which means that you can carry this watch in activities such as swimming, snorkeling, showering, washing your hands and other everyday activities.
Talking about the band of this watch, it comes in 3 different bands which includes leather, strap and a buckle band for you to choose from. However the downside to this is that the strap is too thick which means that it can be a bit irritable.
Moving on, this watch uses a silver-tone and a stainless steel case material which adds to its elegance. This timepiece requires a lithium ion battery in order to operate.
As long as you are comfortable in wearing a larger watch, the Citizen Men’s Eco Drive is a great pick for the price and the quality of the watch.
Best modern watch under $100
The Skagen Denmark Men’s Silvertone Watch is a high-style for a low-priced watch. It is modern and minimalist in design.
The watch contains 2 sub-dials at the six and the twelve o’clock which track the day and the date respectively. Not to mention this watch contains a stainless steel case, with a white dial containing silver-tone luminous hands, hour and minute marker.
Skagen Denmark Men’s Silvertone watch is obviously water-resistant for up to 50 meters of 165 feet. However this is suitable for shorter periods of swimming or snorkeling. It is not suitable for longer periods of swimming, snorkeling and other high intense water based activities.
Available in a different straps & dials combos, the genuine black textured leather band with buckle closure looks the most beautiful on this watch. The good news however is that the bands are interchangeable with 21mm Skagen bands. Lastly this timepiece is imported from Denmark.
The downside to this Skagen watch is that its delicate in nature. One needs to use this watch with great care. Specially the leather band is sensitive in nature. The leather stripe can literally break if you use this watch roughly.
Best shock resistant watch under $100
Casio Sport Watch is a black resin band digital watch with a neutral face.
Casio Sport Watch is made for heavy duty work and to stand regular solid work. If you dislike delicate watches then chances are that Casio Sport Watch will work for you.
Not only is it durable but it is also physically relaxing to wear. Also this watch will last a long time.
Some common features of this watch are that it contains a countdown timer, an input range from 1 minute to 24 hours. Casio Sport Watch also contains a repeat function. It has an auto calendar programmed till the year 2039. Not to mention it serves both the 12 hour format as well as the 24 hour format.
A downside to this watch is that you might find it difficult indoors to read the watch due to low contrast between the brown numbers and the black background. You might find yourself pressing the light multiple times through out the day just to see what time is it.
Best timeless classic design under $100
Timex Unisex Waterbury Chronograph has an expensive look but is still under $100 which makes it a great bargain.
This timepiece is robust and tough. It feels really great when you wear it on your wrist.
It is water resistant for up to 50 meters or 165 feet which makes it suitable for shorter periods of recreational activity but is not acceptable for longer periods of swimming, snorkeling or other high water intensive activities.
The case diameter of this timepiece is 42mm which might be a little bit larger then other watches available in the market. The chronograph is accurate to 1/20th of a second.
Timex Unisex comes at a range of colors such as black, gunmetal and brown etc however we found the best looking color to be brown.
However this watch is not a perfect timepiece as it comes with small deficiencies. We tested our model for about 7 months and after using and testing, this watch had some internal mechanical fault that cannot be fixed. Some people may find the dial movement to be crappy.
Best minimalist watch under $100
Next on our list is Fossial Mens The Minimalist version FS5304.
Fossil as a brand tends to create wrist watches that are simple, elegant and minimalist in design. The same rule applies to Fossil Mens The Minimalist.
The leather band (brown color) has a nice smell till a few days of purchase. The smell will however wear off after a few days of wearing this watch.
Moving on this watch is also water resistant to 165 feet/50 meters which makes it suitable for shorter periods of recreational activities such as swimming and snorkeling but not diving and other high water intensive activities.
The original version of this watch comes with a genuine brown leather band with polished edged and buckle closure. However if you are not suitable with the original brown band then one should note that the bands are interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands.
The blue dial with the gold-tone hands and the linear hour and minute marketers is the major reason for its minimalist design. Furthermore the watch contains a stainless steel case.
Some common features of this watch is that it has a case size of 42mm, band size of 22mm, has a mineral crystal face, and is imported.
However there are downsides to this watch too. For example the stem of this watch pops and stops the watch so you will never know what is the exact time. Another improvement we point out to is Fossil company can have a better packaging for this watch.
Nonetheless, the 2 year limited warranty gives its buyers a piece of mind.
Best formal wear watch under $100
If you are someone who wants their personality to reveal power with confidence then this men’s timepiece is a must have for any sharp-dressed gentleman.
The Citizen Men’s Stainless Steel watch features a bold black dial, stainless steel design with fold-over clasp and luminous hands and markers. It has a clean classic look which looks elegant on a dressy man.
It features a date windows at the 6 o’clock. Also like all of the watches mentioned above, the Citizen Men’s Stainless Steel Watch is also water resistant to up to 30 meters or 99 feet. It can withstand brief splashes of water but is not recommended for swimming, snorkeling or other high intense water activities. Personally, we expected this timepiece to offer greater than 30 meters of water resistance.
Nonetheless if you feel less satisfied with the performance than there isn’t much to worry because Citizen offers its consumers a 5 year warranty for this 2010 Citizen Men’s Stainless Steel dress watch.
Talking about its performance, we found it to be flawless. We were pleased with its performance. I have been using this watch since a year now and i am pleased with its high quality. There are no cracks and no scratches on the watch face.
The battery which is a standard one, offers a very long life. It dies out after at least 2.5 years.
However you might find adjustment problems for the first few days as your hand might get entangled with the band.
Best elegant and durable watch under $100
Invicta Pro Diver is made with skill and prowess. It is a stylish classic with internal working forged with variations with bold movements.
The “diver” in Invicta Men’s Pro Diver means that it is a high performing sports watch that can withstand land and sea adventures.
You can easily read the time from the black dial even in low light conditions.
This watch is led by the Japanese automatic movements which is visible through the see-through case back. Unlike all the other watches mentioned above, this timepiece is water resistant for up to 200 meters or 660 feet which makes it suitable to bear extreme high intense water activities such as diving.
That is to say, this imported timepiece is an automatic watch which means that this watch will use the kinetic energy of your arms to provide energy to the rotor to keep the watch ticking.
This elegant, stylish and durable wristwatch also offers a magnified date windows at 3 o’clock.
The downside of this watch is that it the watch will go off when you are not wearing it as there is no more kinetic energy left. Also according to some external reviews, the bezel might come out (as it has low quality).
Best smartwatch under $100
The REDGO Smart Braclet Watch is a perfect choice for fitness enthusiast who are on a budget and are looking for a smartwatch.
This smartwatch offers up to 11 functions such as sedantry alert, clock alert, call notification, message notification, distance counter, sleep monitor and much more.
This sport smartwatch comes in two colors which are blue (best for men) and pink (best for women).
The fitness tracker can be charged by connecting the strap with the USB port of your computer.
This fitness band is also compatible with both IOS and Android.
Like all the watches mentioned above, the REDGO Smartwatch is also waterproof for few water splashed. One should not use it for showering or swimming etc.
The downside to this timepiece is that you will find the instructions difficult to interpret as the features written on it contains small fonts.
Best sports smartwatch under $100
The EZON Bluetooth Smart sport watch is yet another watch for all the fitness and sports enthusiasts out there.
This watch serves functions such as the GPS tracker which will track both your exercise speed and exercise distance. It also includes a heart rate meter, a barometer and altimeter.
The paper box / packaging includes a label, watch, Bluetooth chest strap, charger, warranty card and a manual for users.
Ezon Sport Watch also features a backlight that will stay illuminated for 5 seconds.
Like all other watches, this watch is also waterproof for up to 50 meters or 164 feet which makes it suitable for water intensive activities and recreational activities.
The worst part about this watch however is that the digital design has poor graphics gives it a slightly poor feeling.
Best stylish watch under $100
Yet another Invicta watch on our list if the Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Gold Stainless Steel Automatic Watch. This watch calls out to all the dressy men out there looking for a stylish timepiece to elevate their style.
The dial is capped with a resilient mineral crystal and framed by a blue unidirectional rotating steel bezel with gold-tone marking and coin edged detailing.
It is water resistant to up to 200 meters or 660 feet which makes it suitable for professional recreational activities but not scuba diving.
Setting up the counter is fairly easy and there is no hard and fast rule to it.
The downside of this watch is that it contains a weak interior lume. But given the price range of this watch, its acceptable. The band is prone to get scratched specially when in contact with hard surfaces. So one should be careful in this regard.