Watches are a foolproof gift for both men and women. Watches tick every box on the perfect gift checklist: they're stylish, practical, and classic. Even those hard-to-buy-for people on your list will appreciate a new timepiece.
But, let’s face it: finding attractive, high quality watches within your budget can be a challenge. We’ve put together this list with plenty of suggestions for well-crafted watches at attainable prices. Read on and we’re certain you’ll find something for everyone on your list.
Our Picks for the Best Affordable Watch Brands
Citizen Watches is a shining example of a brand dedicated to both excellence and affordability. Renowned for their outstanding craftsmanship and innovation, Citizen offers remarkable value without compromising on quality. Their Eco-Drive technology uses both natural and artificial light as a power source. This ensures precise timekeeping and eliminates the need for battery replacement.
The brand's diverse range of styles, from elegant dress watches to rugged sports watches, caters to many tastes. With a heritage spanning decades, Citizen has earned its reputation as one of the best affordable watch brands. These timepieces deliver style, reliability, and environmental consciousness at attainable prices.
Bulova's status as one of the best affordable watch brands is well-earned. With a history dating back to 1875, the brand has consistently delivered craftsmanship, innovation, and style at accessible price points. Their commitment to quality is evident in their attention to detail. Bulova strives for unparalleled accuracy, a goal symbolized by their iconic tuning fork logo.
From classic dress watches to sporty chronographs, Bulova offers a wide range of designs to suit many tastes. Whether you're seeking a timeless look or a modern statement, Bulova is a top choice for those who appreciate both style and value.
Affordable Casual Watches for Men
You don’t need to shell out for luxury brand names to find attractive, well-engineered watches. Many modern brands offer everyday watches crafted for durability, style and precision without a hefty price tag. A few of our favorite brands in this category are Citizen and G-Shock.
Best Watches Under 1000
Citizen 43MM Super Titanium Brycen
This is an exceptional watch for men due to its blend of style, durability, and functionality. Crafted from Super Titanium, it's incredibly lightweight yet remarkably robust, making it comfortable for everyday wear. Its 43mm size offers a bold and contemporary look.
The dial features a perpetual calendar, tachymeter, date and alarm. With a sleek design, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and water resistance, the Citizen Brycen is both a fashionable accessory and a reliable timekeeping companion for any man.
Best Watches Under 500
Bulova Futuro Men’s Stainless Steel
The striking contrast between black ion plated and gold-tone stainless steel is just one of this bold watch’s many attractive features. The minimalistic face boasts a three-hand dial and date display for a sleek and simple design. With Bulova’s precision timekeeping technology, this watch will never let the wearer down.
Luxe enough to elevate formal attire but subtle enough to pair with an everyday look. This is the perfect gift for the man who needs accessories that seamlessly transition from work to play.
Bulova Sutton Men’s Stainless Steel
The Bulova Sutton Men's Stainless Steel watch combines timeless design, stainless steel construction, and meticulous craftsmanship. Blending style and practicality, this watch's elegant dial features luminous hands and markers to ensure readability at all times.
Its precise quartz movement guarantees reliable timekeeping, and the date function adds practicality. This versatile watch has a sophisticated yet low-profile design that suits both formal and daily wear. Giving this watch to a guy on your list is a gesture of taste and appreciation, and it will be cherished for years to come.
Affordable Casual Watches for Women
Best Watches Under 1000
Bulova Series L Ladies Stainless Steel
The Bulova Series L Ladies Stainless Steel watch encapsulates timeless glamor. It features 24 individually set diamonds around its gold-toned stainless steel case, and the dial is crafted from white sapphire and mother-of-pearl for an additional touch of class.
Not only is this watch beautiful to look at, it’s engineered for maximum functionality. With precise timekeeping and water resistance up to 100 meters, the wearer will appreciate its richly detailed style and everyday practicality.
Best Watches Under 500
Citizen Ladies 32MM Silver Dial Arezzo
This watch seamlessly combines style and functionality in a compact package. With its elegant and feminine design, it's a perfect accessory for women who appreciate timeless aesthetics. The 32mm case size and Roman numeral hour markers strike a balance between subtlety and presence.
The silver dial, adorned with delicate hour markers and luminous hands, ensures easy readability. Powered by Citizen's Eco-Drive technology, it harnesses natural and artificial light for sustainable and precise timekeeping. This watch offers a blend of elegance and reliable performance that any woman in your life is bound to appreciate.
Citizen Ladies 36MM Black Dial Drive
Refined and reliable, this watch boasts a rose tone stainless steel case and accents. A quilted black strap adds to its modern allure. Its precise quartz movement ensures highly accurate timekeeping. Plus, since it runs on Eco-Drive technology, the wearer will never need a battery to keep this gorgeous watch ticking.
For a high fashion look at an attainable price point, it’s hard to do better than this. This watch makes an ideal gift for a woman on the go who still strives to be stylish.
Ware Jewelers Has Affordable Watches and More to Make Your Holidays Shine!
Here at Ware Jewelers, we believe that everyone deserves a well-crafted timepiece, no matter their budget. Hopefully, this blog gave you plenty of options for this year’s holiday shopping.
Watches aren’t just fashionable and practical, they’re thoughtful, too. What’s better than a gift the recipient can use every single day? Now, whenever they check the time, they’ll think of you and the fond holiday memories you made together.
When you’re ready to shop, feel free to visit us in-store at any of our Alabama locations (Auburn, Opelika, Spanish Fort and Montgomery) or online to explore our collection of luxury and casual watches. We look forward to helping you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list!