Best Watches under $100

Best Watches under $100 - Watches on a Budget

There are some great watches that can be purchased for less than a Benjamin Franklin bill. We have highlighted the features that we consider most important below. Click through for more information. Looking for a more high end watch on a budget? Check out what we consider the best watches under $200.

Timex Weekender Sale
Quartz Movement
Quartz Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
99 Feet Resistance
Timex Weekender
Plain and simple - you can't go wrong with the classic weekender. Go for the preppy blue and red look, or customize with another easy to find 20 mm NATO strap. As a bonus, the indiglo button function lets you see in the dark. The ticking is loud, but in my experience this is over exaggerated in online reviews. There's a reason why the weekender has been a staple in the watch world for so many years - it's hard to find a quality piece like this at such a low price.
US $47.00 | $47.00
Timex B0083XFHIG Sale
Quartz Movement
Quartz Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
330 Feet Resistance
Timex Expedition Field Chronograph
This is a great watch for adventurers. It can be worn while swimming (water resistant to 100m), worn at night (indiglo), and it is very lightweight (2.72 ounces). Unlike most Timex watches this one is quiet - which is essential when you want to be one with nature. The chronograph and date features will also come in handy when out in the wild. The common 20mm watch band means that replacements are easy to find. Habitual watch wearers often feel naked when they take off their watch for physical tasks, the Expedition Chrono is a great option for this since it is built to be durable.
US $45.96 | $45.96
Seiko B000LTAY1U Sale
movement-automatic
Automatic Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
99 Feet Resistance
Seiko 5 Automatic
Known as one of the best affordable watches since the 1960's for its automatic movement, day and date complication as well as shock and water resistance (to 30m). The design is based on the Pilot style 'B-Uhr' watches that were used in the first and second World Wars. Unlike most aviators, it is only 38mm which makes it great for wearers with smaller wrists. The canvas bands come in blue, green, beige, black or can easily be replaced with a leather band. This is likely the cheapest automatic watches on the market, and it doesn't need batteries so it is maintenance free.
US $58.99 | $58.99
Stuhrling B00ZI3R9GW 300x300
Quartz Movement
Quartz Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
660 Feet Resistance
Stuhrling Aquadiver Regatta
The Aquadiver is an homage watch to the Seamaster and comes equipped with a quartz movement, unidirectinal ratcheting bezel, date and durable mineral crystal face. The 40mm case size and 200m water resistance make this a practical choice for boating or water sports. This sturdy Stainless steel case and band show the quality that Max Stuhrling has become known for. Despite the hefty materials, at 8.8 ounces the watch is not too heavy. Given the quality workmanship and features, the watch is much less expensive than you would expect. The luxurious packaging also makes it a great gift idea or display item. It even comes with cleaning materials to keep the piece gleaming and in tip top shape.
US $595.00 | $595.00
Komono B00G00ALBM 300x300
Quartz Movement
Japanese Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
33 Feet Resistance
Komono Winston KOM-W2000
Sleek, slim and modern Belgian design with a Japanese Quartz movement. The fashion forward look doesn't take away from the quality, it has a stainless steel case with a brushed finish and scratch resistant mineral crystal dial window. Extremely lightweight (1.44 ounces) so it is perfect for everyday wear. The 19mm watch band is easily replaceable to customize the look. Komono is a company out of Belgium known for it's passion for engineering and design - and this watch demonstrates that perfectly - at an affordable cost. This brand goes on sale periodically so check back often.
US $57.32 | $57.32
Burei B01288NBHU 300x300
Quartz Movement
Japanese Quartz
dial-material
Sapphire Crystal Dial
water-resistance
165 Feet Resistance
Burei 7006-54EG
Here is an excellent low cost stainless steel chronograph with 3 sub dials (including a stop watch). Burei is a new comer brand with distinctive designs and quality materials. This model boasts features such as a scratch resistant sapphire crystal window, shock resistance, as well as a Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement which are normally found in much more expensive brands. At under $100, this is one of the best watch deals on the market. Comes with a link adjuster to easily change the size of the band to fit your wrist perfectly. If you're looking for a unique watch suited to formal occasions, this Burei model would be a great choice. The company offers a 2 year warranty which should provide piece of mind to the buyer.
US $85.99 | $85.99
Invicta B0041L6KIA 300x300
Quartz Movement
Swiss Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
330 Feet Resistance
Invicta 379
This is a watch for bosses. At a solid 7.2 ounces and 48mm in diameter, this piece isn't for those with faint wrists!  The unique carbon fiber black and stainless steel case look very slick together. It also features a Mineral Crystal face and reliable Swiss Quartz Movement. The quality of this watch is evident when you see it in person, and that durability makes this a watch a bargain. It is a nice piece to add to the collection when you are looking to stand out. Invicta gets a bad wrap with some watch snobs, but you can't deny the quality materials that the company uses while still keeping their selling price low.
US $67.73 | $67.73
MVMT B00IAVVC4E 300x300
Quartz Movement
Japanese Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
96 Feet Resistance
MVMT L2131L331
You can tell that this is a modern company by their vowel-less name. This online start up has been able to sell high quality watches at low prices by cutting out retail markup at physical stores. The Japanese Quartz movement, Mineral glass and extra soft leather band make this one a winner. Of course the tan leather band is easily swappable, so if you prefer a different color you can switch it with another 24mm strap. Not only is delivery free, but MVMT watches come in cool gift-worthy packaging. Check out other MVMT models if you are in the market for a cool cheap watch.
US $95.00 | $95.00
Kenneth Cole B0054U4PXY 300x300
Quartz Movement
Japanese Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
99 Feet Resistance
Kenneth Cole KC1781
A unique watch with transparent face. Ideal for formal occasions but also looks good casually. This model is also available as a chronograph, but I prefer the minimalist look of the non-complicated face. Kenneth Cole may not come to mind when you think of watch brands, but I can vouch for the quality of this watch after wearing it for several years. The calf skin band is one of the best I have seen on a watch at this low price. It also looks great with the black or grey color scheme. This inexpensive yet luxurious looking piece is a great choice to diversify your collection.
US $72.05 | $72.05
Skagen B01EVJUD48
Quartz Movement
Quartz Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
99 Feet Resistance
Skagen Ancher
The Skagen Ancher is the most popular line from the Denmark company, which is loved for it's undeniable style and solid yet lightweight engineering. The Ancher comes in several different variations with different material bands and styles of faces. The integrated strap is aesthetically pleasing, but may be more difficult to change and doesn't cater to non-Skagen straps. Skagen watches have a hardened mineral crystal face and the Ancher has a brushed stainless steel case. Most models have a date display which is adjustable with the crown, and some models are even chronograph. The Skagen Ancher is a great choice, with models that fit almost any style or watch budget.
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Scinex B013Q2Y2AM 300x300
Quartz Movement
Quartz Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
99 Feet Resistance
Scinex SW20 Smartwatch
This inexpensive smartwatch does everything that you will expect at a fraction of the price of its competitors. This includes reading and replying to texts and receiving notifications, stream your music and photos / videos, sync your calendar, etc. Great for use working out to count your steps with a built in pedometer. It has 16GB of built in memory which is expandable to 32GB. Available in 4 different colors including Black/Gold and Black/Silver. With over 100 five star reviews on Amazon, Scinex has proven itself to be an excellent choice in the smartwatch market.
US $78.99 | $78.99
Stuhrling B006ZMTQYS 300x300
Quartz Movement
Swiss Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
165 Feet Resistance
Fairmount Classic Ascot Fairmount
This super slim watch with intriguing colors and finishes make it the perfect choice as an accent to your wardrobe. Stuhrling didn't cut any corners - equipping the Fairmount with a swiss quartz movement and 26mm genuine leather strap. Like senior citizens meeting for an early bird dinner, the date is at 6 o'clock. The stainless steel case and polished bevel have a matte finish. This is one to seriously consider if you're looking for a cool inexpensive watch.
US $72.00 | $72.00
Stuhrling B00PLLCAVK 300x300
Quartz Movement
Japanese Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
330 Feet Resistance
Stuhrling 699.02 Aviator
This is a great choice for those looking for an aviation style watch. It is inspired by the B-Uhr watches of yesteryear, and according to the hundreds of reviews online it is of much better quality than the homages from other brands. This one comes equipped with a 22mm alligator Genuine Leather Strap with rivets that give it a rugged look. It has a Japanese Quartz movement and is water resistant to 100 metres. I appreciate the look of the date and time complications since they aren't overly busy. This is an affordable watch with a timeless design that commands respect.
US $525.00 | $525.00
Nautica B0014JID14 300x300
Quartz Movement
Japanese Quartz
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
330 Feet Resistance
Nautica NST
Like the brand name states, this water resistant (100m) watch is perfect for your water filled activities such as swimming or snorkeling. The unidirectional bezel with silver finish can be used for timing yourself underwater. The Japanese Quartz movement ensures accurate time keeping around the clock. The functionality and design of this watch make it a bargain for the price. With a sporty matching blue face and rubber band, it is also available in other vibrant colors such as red and orange. The pictures don't do this watch justice, it is a real beauty to look at in person.
US $112.81 | $112.81
Daniel Wellington B00BKQT5X6 300x300
Quartz Movement
Quartz Movement
dial-material
Mineral Crystal Dial
water-resistance
99 Feet Resistance
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield
Over the years this model has been a staple in the watch industry. The renowned British design appeals to watch enthusiasts and casual collectors as well. The minimalist face is framed with rose gold accents and case. The strap is also available in brown leather or nato style (which also looks superb). The band is only 20mm wide so it is easy to swap out. Although it uses quality materials the watch is quite lightweight at only 1.6 ounces. This makes It practical for everyday use as well as dress up occasions.
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