Best Watches Under $200 That Are Simple Yet Elegant
A watch is one of the most essential accessory for men, yet at the same time the most confusing when it comes to deciding the style and budget. There are many options too, from simple quartz to mechanical watches that have an automatic winding mechanism… all the way to high end watches with several complications that are awesome to look at just for their craftsmanship. But this list is not about all that. In fact, it is a list of some of the best watches under $200 that are simple yet elegant and focus on minimal design. So here goes.
Armogan The Spirit of St. Louis Chronography
The Spirit of St. Louis takes inspiration from the custom built, single seater monoplane that was flown over the atlantic, non-stop between New York and Paris by Charles Lindbergh on May 1927. The dial features a beautiful retro typeface housed under a slightly domed glass and an Miyota OS00 chronograph movement. The watch perfectly balances retro styling with day-date chronography pilot design with a modern suede leather strap that can suit use for wide occasions. The Spirit is also the only watch in our list that features a mechanical watch movement making it one of the best watches under $200 and also incredible value for one’s money.
The Desu watch features a classy minimalist American design that boasts an Japanese movement inside. On the wrist, the minimal dial ensures a classy gentleman style that is only made better by the addition of the oversize pocket watch style crown. The watch is available in two dial colour options with 3 strap options in Italian leather.
The Nemo is another beautifully crafted piece created by TOKYObay. It features the same movement as the Desu above while featuring an even more, condensed typeface dial text that hits a bit towards the casual. That said, this watch too can be suitable to wear for various occasions.
Jack Mason Aviator 3-Hand
The Aviator 3-Hand takes inspiration from the instrument gauges of aircrafts. Its 42mm is of a classic size and features super luminova markings to easily tell the time, whether day or night. The watch features a Japanese quartz movement and is water resistant upto 100mts.
Techne Harrier 375
The Harrier 375 is another classic take on the aviator watch that features bold lettering and markings with a uncluttered approach that is easy to read under any situation. The 41mm watch features a Japanese quartz movement with an easy-to-read oversize date window.