15 Best Watches Under $100 (2020) | Great Affordable Men’s Watches


15 Best Watches Under $100 (2020) | Great Affordable Men’s Watches

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what’s up guys my name is Brock you’re watching the modest man and today we’re talking about 15 great watches under $100 I get it you want a nice watch but you don’t want to spend a lot of money or maybe you can’t spend a lot of money right now the good news is there are a ton of great watches that don’t cost more than $100 and I’m not talking about fashion watches or luxury counterfeits I’m talking about well-made timepieces from respectable brands all the watches on today’s lists look great and they’re gonna keep on ticking for a long time speaking of saving money huge thank you to today’s sponsor a shop tagger shop tagger is a free app that you can download on your computer and phone I’ll let you save products from any store and organize them into wish lists then you’ll get notifications if you push notifications or email when these products either are back in stock or when they go on sale for example you could create a wish list of all of your favorite watches watches that you might want to buy eventually even if you’re not ready to buy them now and then you’ll get notified when they’re either back in stock or when the price drops hey maybe even some of the watches from today’s video will end up on your list when you are ready to buy shop tagger will automatically search the entire internet for any active coupon codes that you can apply to your cart

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but this is also available in red and blue cream and an olive green I owned this watch for a few years and really loved it it’s an excellent choice for your first watch or if you’re giving a watch as a gift to somebody else if you want more details about this watch check out my SNK 805 video review next up we have the Timex weekender chrono this is a 40 millimeter watch it’s got a quartz battery-powered movement and it’s priced at just $49 a chronograph is like an analogue a stopwatch and the Timex weekender chrono might just be the best affordable chronograph on the market right now it’s 40 millimeter size silver hardware and date window make it very wearable and very practical for the vast majority of men this watch comes with a variety of dial and strap combinations and remember you can always swap out that strap for something else and the last watch in this category is the Bertucci a 1r field of comfort this is a 36 millimeter watch quartz powered and it cost just fifty-five dollars if you really like the field watch aesthetic

but you don’t want to spend a ton of money I think that you should check out Bertucci it’s a brand that specializes in field watches built for comfort the a1 r is a lightweight 36 millimeter watch so it will just disappear on your wrist it’s small but packed with features it’s got a reinforced polycarbonate case a smooth comfort web band and Swiss super luminous hands and markers if you love the way this watch looks but you need something a little bigger check out the DX 3 instead alright our next category is sport and dive watches first up the Seiko SN e o9 three solar watch this is another 37 millimeter watch it’s also quartz powered and it’s priced at just $99 just under our $100 price point as with a lot of Seiko watches your getting a ton of value here for the price this 37 millimeter watch is extremely practical it’s gonna go with pretty much any outfit no matter how casual or formal and since it’s a solar-powered quartz movement it’s as low maintenance as a watch can be it’s another excellent choice for someone’s first watch or for a gift next up we have the Casio MDV 106 dive watch this is a 44 millimeter watch it’s a court watch and it’s priced at just $45 there’s a reason this Casio dive watch has four and a half five stars with over 5,000 reviews on Amazon it might be the best dive watch under $50 that you can find right now like so many divers this one is modeled after the Rolex Submariner so it has that look it also might remind you of something like the Seiko skx double-oh-seven

but it’s a fraction of the price with 200 meters of water resistance you can definitely take this swimming you can take it underwater snorkeling even some light diving although I wouldn’t take it on any extreme scuba diving expeditions keep in mind it’s a big watch at 44 millimeters so it’s not a great choice for guys with smaller wrists next up we have the Orient Tristar automatic this is a 39 a millimeter watch it’s got an automatic movement and its price of just $80 this is an affordable stunning automatic watch from Japanese watchmaker orient and in my opinion the Tristar or the three star is super underrated you just don’t see it very often the dial is 39 millimeters it’s 11 millimeters thick so it’s very wearable for almost anybody it’s a stainless steel watch powered by an in-house Japanese automatic movement

so it’s gonna be very accurate and very reliable if you don’t like the black dial there’s a bunch of different dial colors and you can always swap out that strap or something else alright moving on to our next category let’s talk about great affordable dress watches [Music] first up no surprise here we have the Orient Bambino version – this is a dress watch it’s 40 and a half millimeters diameter it’s an automatic movement priced at $99 the Orient Bambino might be the most beloved entry-level dress watch among watch enthusiasts and for good reason with a universally pleasing 48 millimeter case domed crystal doffing hands somber style and that Japanese automatic movement made in-house there’s a lot to like about the Bambino and when it’s on sale you can find it for right around $100 that’s an absolute steal if this watch was made in Switzerland it would be five times as much so if you like the dress the aesthetic if you’re like business casual or even wearing a suit for a lot of the days of the week I think that the Orient Bambino is a great choice for a daily wear watch for you speaking of Orient our next watch is the Orient capital v2

so this is also a dressy watch it’s a little bigger at 43 millimeters it’s got a quartz movement and it’s just $85 so this is a less popular and a slightly more affordable watch from Orient this one has a quartz movement or battery powered that allows it to be a thinner watch just eight millimeters so it’s gonna slide under the cuff of any drescher very easily like the Bambino this one has a date-date complication so you can see what day of the week it is and what day of the month it is bottom line it’s another great choice from one of the most respectable entry-level watchmakers in the world and the last watch an hour dress watch category is the Bulova 96 B 104 this is a minimal dress watch it’s just 37 millimeters so it’s a more classically dressy size it’s got a quartz movement and it comes in at $95 this watch is manufactured by citizen owned Bulova a company that was founded almost 150 years ago which is pretty crazy and this is a very understated dress watch it’s an absolute classic the 96 b1 o4 has a pleasingly simple dial it’s complicated only by a small date window at 3 o’clock this watch is relatively small 37 millimeters at least by today’s standards and it’s ultra thin so it’s gonna disappear on your wrist in my opinion this is a great alternative to something like a Daniel Wellington Sheffield or something from movement because it has that minimal aesthetic

but it’s from a brand that has a lot of heritage and a lot of experience making watches speaking of minimal let’s look at some minimal watches first up we have the swatch once again this is a casual minimal watch 33 millimeters so very small by today’s standards almost a women’s or unisex size it’s a quartz movement and it’s just $38 this watch is instantly recognizable it’s a classic swatch it’s easy to wear it’s easy to read it’s perfect for anybody with smaller wrists like if your wrists are 6 inches or smaller in diameter I think this is a great choice for you if you love the way this watch looks but you want something a little bigger a little more contemporary check out the swatch twice again which comes in at 41 millimeters another great affordable minimal watch is the casio MQ 24 resin watch this one is 35 millimeters so it’s still small

but a little bit bigger than the swatch once again it’s also a coarse watch and this one is just $12 it’s available in black white or cream for a whopping 12 dollars on Amazon this is a classic Casio it’s kind of the analog version of the f91 W I personally think the 35 millimeter size just adds to its retro charm and I encourage you not to be afraid to wear a smaller watch even if you have average or bigger wrists remember Muhammad Ali wore a Cartier tank this watch is also just eight millimeters thick so it’s gonna sit very closely to your wrist which is kind of nice in my opinion our next minimal aesthetic watch is the Timex Fairfield so there’s a minimum watch it’s actually available in a 41 millimeter size or a 37 millimeter size so something for anybody it’s a quartz watch and it’s priced at just 46 dollars available with the wide variety of straps the Timex Fairfield is probably the best Daniel Wellington alternative that you can find right now it has the same clean lines and simple minimalist design aesthetic as the Daniel Wellington

but it’s from Timex a brand that’s been making watches for a long long time since 1854 actually and it’s actually more affordable fana Daniel Wellington so it’s kind of a win-win if you buy the Fairfield either the 41 or the 37 millimeter and a couple of extra straps you’ll pretty much have a watch that you can wear for any occasion all right in our last category for today let’s look at some affordable digital watches [Music] first up we have the Casio f91 w this is a 33 millimeter angular watch so it’s more of a square shape it’s battery-powered and it’s just $11 this small lightweight digital sports watch from Casio is arguably the ultimate affordable watch for under $15 it might be the best deal in watches right now and it has been for a long time you know at just 33 millimeters it is very small by today’s standards it’s also very light and very thin so it will vanish on your wrist it’s almost like wearing a bracelet

but it’s chock-full of features it’s got a nightlight a stopwatch an alarm a calendar date display and water resistance it’s a true beater for the price I’m actually wearing the f80 4w which is just a slightly different version of this watch made for the Japanese domestic market I like the way it looks a little better Plus everybody has the f91 W and this one’s just a little different either way it’s a great watch and I’ve actually taken this swimming a bunch of times it holds up in salt water and with some version so it’s just a great little beater watch especially if you just need something that you can take on vacation and that you don’t want to worry about next up we have another watch from Casio the Casio world timer it’s a thirty nine and a half millimeter watch battery powered obviously and it’s 20 bucks so this is another throwback this is an absolute classic it’s a must-have for anybody who collects digital watches again chock full of features it’s got Dale the alarms timer stopwatch a world time indicator obviously hence the name and a backlight for nighttime visibility with a thirty nine and a half millimeter case it’s not as big as something like the g-shock



but it is way bigger than the f91 w and with a hundred meters water resistance you can definitely take this swimming and last but certainly not least we have the casio g-shock 5600 be be a much bigger watch at 48 and a half millimeters this is also battery-powered and it comes in at just $40 this is a large watch at almost 49 millimeters so it’s not a great choice for guys with very thin wrists but it’s a classic nonetheless you know there’s a reason that g shocks are worn by law enforcement and military personnel and extreme athletes they our bulletproof I mean they can really take a beating and pretty much withstand anything you throw with them got shock resistance 200 meters water resistance it’s got a backlight you can take this almost anywhere except for two like a black-tie gala many watch collectors wouldn’t consider their collection complete without a g-shock and the 5600 BB is one of the best sellers if you love this watch if you love the G shock

but you just can’t wear something that big check out the baby G line and that’s it those are 15 great watches that all cost $100 or less and they’re all from respectable brands their designs nicely so remember you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great watch you know any of the watches in this video are great choices for your first watch or a gift for a close friend or if you just want to add something to your collection without spending a lot of money also don’t overthink your first purchase too much if you are buying your first watch and remember it’s all about buying the watch that you love the watch that gets you looking down at your wrist more often and so if you do want to buy a so called fashion watch that’s fine too you know if you love the way a movement watch or a Daniel Wellington looks go ahead and buy that whatever you end up with I hope you wear it in good health if you have any questions for me let me know down in the comments thank you as always for watching and until next time stay stylish [Music] – What’s up, guys? My name is Brock, you’re watching The Modest Man, and today we’re talking about 15 great watches under $100.
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(lively music) I get it, you want a nice watch, but you don’t wanna spend a lot of money or maybe you can’t spend a lot of money right now. The good news is, there are a ton of great watches that don’t cost more than $100. And I’m not talking about fashion watches or luxury counterfeits. I’m talking about well-made time pieces from respectable brands. All of the watches on today’s list look great, and they’re gonna keep on ticking for a long time. Speaking of saving money, a huge thank you to today’s sponsor, Shoptagr. Shoptagr is a free app that you can download on your computer and phone that let’s you save products from any store, and organize them into wishlists. Then, you’ll get notifications via push notifications or email when these products either are back in stock, or when they go on sale. For example, you could create a wishlist of all of your favorite watches, watches that you might wanna buy eventually, even if you’re not ready to buy them now. And then you’ll get notified when they’re either back in stock or when the price drops. Hey, maybe even some of the watches from today’s video will end up on your list.
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When you are ready to buy, Shoptagr will automatically search the entire internet for any active coupon codes that you can apply to your cart so you get the best possible price. And did I mention that Shoptagr is free to use? I have it installed on Google Chrome and I personally use it whenever I’m buying something online, just to make sure I’m getting the best price. Click the link in the description down below to start using Shoptagr and start saving money today. All right, so we’re gonna talk about 15 great watches that cost less than $100. Rather than organizing these by price or brand, we’re gonna do it by style. So we’re gonna start with casual field watches. (gentle jazz music) First up and easily my number one affordable watch recommendation, we have the Seiko SNK. This is a casual or field watch. It’s 37 millimeters in diameter. It’s got an automatic mechanical movement, and it’s just $89.
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The SNK809 is possibly the best affordable automatic watch on the market right now, especially if you like the kind of field watch aesthetic. It looks great on any strap, its stock strap, leather, nato, canvas, really whatever you want.
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The 809 version is black but this is also available in red and blue, cream and an olive green. I owned this watch for a few years and really loved it. It’s an excellent choice for your first watch, or if you’re giving a watch as a gift to somebody else. If you want more details about this watch, check out my SNK805 video review. Next up, we have the Timex Weekender Chrono. This is 40 millimeter watch. It’s got a quartz battery-powered movement, and it’s priced at just $49. A chronograph is like an analog stopwatch. And the Timex Weekender Chrono might just be the best affordable chronograph on the market right now.
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It’s 40 millimeter size, silver hardware and date window make it very wearable and very practical for the vast majority of men. This watch comes with a variety of dial and strap combinations. And remember, you can always swap out that strap for something else. And the last watch in this category is the Bertucci A-1R Field Comfort.
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This is a 36 millimeter watch, quartz powered, and it costs just $55. If you really like the field watch aesthetic, but you don’t wanna spend a ton of money, I think that you should check out a Bertucci. It’s a brand that specializes in field watches. Built for comfort, the A-1R is a lightweight 36 millimeter watch, so it will just disappear on your wrist. It’s small but packed with features. It’s got a reinforced polycarbonate case, a smooth Comfort-Webb band, and Swiss Super Luminance hands and markers. If you love the way this watch looks, but you need something a little bigger, check out the DX3 instead.
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All right, our next category is sport and dive watches.
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(gentle jazz music) First up, the Seiko SNE093 Solar Watch. This is another 37 millimeter watch.
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It’s also quartz powered and it’s priced at just $99. Just under our $100 price point. As with a lot of Seiko watches, you’re getting a ton of value here for the price. This 37 millimeter watch is extremely practical. It’s gonna go with pretty much any outfit, no matter how casual or formal.
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And since it’s a solar-powered quartz movement, it’s as low maintenance as a watch can be. It’s another excellent choice for someone’s first watch or for a gift.
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Next up, we have the Casio MDV106 Dive Watch. This is 44 millimeter watch.
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It’s a quartz watch and it’s priced at just $45. There’s a reason this Casio Dive Watch has 4 1/2 out of five stars with over 5,000 reviews on Amazon. It might be the best dive watch under $50 that you can find right now. Like so many divers, this one is modeled after the Rolex Submariner, so it has that look.
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It also might remind you of something like the Seiko SKX007, but it’s a fraction of the price. With 200 meters water resistance, you can definitely take this swimming, you can take it under water snorkeling, even some light diving, although I wouldn’t take it on any extreme scuba diving expeditions. Keep in mind, it’s a big watch at 44 millimeters, so it’s not a great choice for guys with smaller wrists.
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Next up, we have the Orient TriStar Automatic. This is a 39 millimeter watch.
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It’s got an automatic movement and it’s priced at just $80. This is an affordable, stunning automatic watch from a Japanese watchmaker, Orient. And in my opinion, the TriStar or the 3 Star is super underrated. You just don’t see it very often.
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The dial is 39 millimeters, it’s 11 millimeters thick, so it’s very wearable for almost anybody. It’s a stainless steel watch powered by an in-house Japanese automatic movement, so it’s gonna be very accurate and very reliable. If you don’t like the black dial, there’s a bunch of different dial colors, and you can always swap out that strap for something else. All right, moving on to our next category, let’s talk about great affordable dress watches. (gentle jazz music) First up, no surprise here, we have the Orient Bambino V2. This is a dress watch.
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It’s 40 1/2 millimeters diameter. It’s an automatic movement priced at $99. The Orient Bambino might be the most beloved entry level dress watch among watch enthusiasts and for good reason.
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With a universally pleasing 40 millimeter case, a domed crystal, dauphine hands, sunburst dial, and that Japanese automatic movement made in-house, there’s a lot to like about the Bambino. And when it’s on sale, you can find it for right around $100. That’s an absolute steal. If this watch was made in Switzerland, it would be five times as much. So if you like the dressy aesthetic, if you’re business casual or even wearing a suit for a lot of the days of the week, I think that the Orient Bambino is a great choice for a daily-wear watch for you.
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Speaking of Orient, our next watch is the Orient Capital V2. So this is also a dressy watch. It’s a little bigger at 43 millimeters.
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It’s got a quartz movement and it’s just $85. So this is a less popular, and a slightly more affordable watch from Orient. This one has a quartz movement or battery-powered, so that allows it to be a thinner watch at just eight millimeters. So it’s gonna slide under the cuff of any dress shirt very easily.
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Like the Bambino, this one has a day date complication, so you can see what day of the week it is and what day of the month it is. Bottom line, it’s another great choice from one of the most respectable entry-level watchmakers in the world. And the last watch in our dress watch category is the Bulova 96B104.
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This is a minimal dress watch, it’s just 37 millimeters, so it’s a more classically dressy size. It’s got a quartz movement and in comes in at $95.
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So this watch is manufactured by Citizen owned Bulova, a company that was founded almost 150 years ago, which is pretty crazy. And this is a very understated dress watch, it’s an absolute classic.
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The 96B104 has a pleasingly simple dial. It’s complicated only by a small date window at three o’clock. This watch is relatively small at 37 millimeters, at least by today’s standards and it’s ultra thin, so it’s gonna disappear on your wrist. In my opinion, this is a great alternative to something like a Daniel Wellington Sheffield, or something from MVMT because it has that minimal aesthetic, but it’s from a brand that has a lot of heritage and a lot of experience making watches. Speaking of minimal, let’s look at some minimal watches. (gentle jazz music) First up, we have the Swatch Once Again. This is a casual minimal watch, 33 millimeters, so very small by today’s standards, almost a women’s or unisex size. It’s a quart movement and it’s just $38. This watch is instantly recognizable, it’s a classic Swatch. It’s easy to wear, it’s easy to read. It’s perfect for anybody with smaller wrists.
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If your wrists are six inches or smaller in diameter, I think this is a great choice for you. If you love the way this watch looks, but you want something a little bigger, a little more contemporary, check out the Swatch Twice Again, which comes in at 41 millimeters. Another great affordable minimal watch is the Casio MQ24 Resin Watch. This one is 35 millimeters so it’s still small but a little bit bigger than the Swatch. Once again, it’s also a quartz watch. And this one is just $12. It’s available in black, white or cream for a whopping $12 on Amazon. This is a classic Casio.
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It’s kind of the analog version of the F91W. I personally think the 35 millimeter size just adds to its retro charm. And I encourage you not to be afraid to wear a smaller watch, even if you have average or bigger wrists. Remember, Muhammad Ali wore a Cartier Tank. This watch is also just eight millimeters thick, so it’s gonna sit very closely to your wrist, which is kinda nice in my opinion.
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Our next minimal aesthetic watch is the Timex Fairfield. So this is a minimal watch, it’s actually available in a 41 millimeter size or a 37 millimeter size, so something for anybody.
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It’s a quartz watch and it’s priced at just $46. Available with a wide variety of straps, the Timex Fairfield is probably the best Daniel Wellington alternative that you can find right now. It has the same clean lines and simple minimalist design aesthetic as the Daniel Wellington, but it’s from Timex, a brand that’s been making watches for a long long time, since 1854 actually. And it’s actually more affordable than a Daniel Wellington, so it’s kind of a win-win.
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If you buy the Fairfield, either the 41 or the 37 millimeter and a couple of extra straps, you’ll pretty much have a watch that you can wear for any occasion. All right, and our last category for today, let’s look at some affordable digital watches.
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(gentle jazz music) First up, we have the Casio F-91W.
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This is a 33 millimeter angular watch, so it’s more of a square shape. It’s battery-powered and it’s just $11.
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This small lightweight digital sports watch from Casio is arguably the ultimate affordable watch. For under $15, it might be the best deal in watches right now and it has been for a long time. At just 33 millimeters, it is very small by today’s standards. It’s also very light and very thin, so it will vanish on your wrist, it’s almost like wearing a bracelet. But it’s chock-full of features.
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It’s got a nightlight, a stopwatch, an alarm, a calendar, a date display and water resistance. It’s a true beater for the price. I’m actually wearing the F-84W, which is just a slightly different version of this watch made for the Japanese domestic market. I like the way it looks a little better, plus everybody has the F-91W, and this one’s just a little different. Either way, it’s a great watch. And I’ve actually taken this swimming a bunch of times.
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It holds up in salt water and with submersion. So it’s just a great little beater watch, especially if you just need something that you can take on vacation and that you don’t wanna worry about. Next up, we have another watch from Casio, the Casio World Timer.
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It’s a 39 1/2 millimeter watch, battery-powered obviously, and it’s 20 bucks. So this is another throwback. This is an absolute classic.
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It’s a must-have for anybody who collects digital watches. Again, chock-full of features.
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It’s got daily alarms, timer, a stopwatch, a world time indicator, obviously, hence the name, and a backlight for nighttime visibility. With a 39 1/2 millimeter case, it’s not as big as something like the G-Shock, but it is way bigger than the F-91W. And with 100 meters water resistance, you can definitely take this swimming. And last but certainly not least, we have the Casio G-Shock 5600BB. A much bigger watch at 48 1/2 millimeters. This is also battery-powered and it comes in at just $40. This is a large watch at almost 49 millimeters, so it’s not a great choice for guys with very thin wrists, but it’s a classic nonetheless.
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There’s a reason that G-Shocks are worn by law enforcement and military personnel and extreme athletes, they are bullet-proof. I mean, they can really take a beating, and pretty much withstand anything you throw at them.
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It’s got shock-resistance, 200 meters water resistance, it’s got a backlight. You can take this almost anywhere, except for to a black tie gala. Many watch collectors wouldn’t consider their collection complete without a G-Shock, and the 5600BB is one of the best sellers. If you love this watch, if you love the G-Shock, but you just can’t wear something that big, check out the Baby-G line. And that’s it.
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Those are 15 great watches that all cost $100 or less, and they’re all from respectable brands, they’re designed nicely. So remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great watch. Any of the watches in this video are great choices for your first watch or a gift for a close friend, or if you just wanna add something to your collection without spending a lot of money. Also, don’t overthink your first purchase too much if you are buying your first watch.
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And remember, it’s all about buying the watch that you love, the watch that gets you looking down at your wrist more often.
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And so if you do wanna buy a so-called fashion watch, that’s fine too. If you love the way a MVMT watch, or a Daniel Wellington looks, go ahead and buy that. Whatever you end up with, I hope you wear it in good health. If you have any questions for me, let me know down in the comments. Thank you as always for watching. And until next time, stay stylish. (gentle jazz music)

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