Need a great timepiece but don’t have thousands of dollars to shell out for a Rolex, Cartier or Omega watch? Sure, having a luxury watch on your wrist may be a status symbol, but for most people, it’s just not an option.
Fortunately, there are lots of watches out there that are incredibly affordable. From sporty looks to classic designs, here are the best watches for men and women under $100.
Our 6 Favorite Men’s Watches Under $100
Even men that don’t typically wear jewelry often wear a watch. Whether your style is rugged, classic, or contemporary, here are six best men's watches that cost a Benjamin (or less).
MVMT Element Watch, $95
The Element Watch from MVMT offers a cool, minimalistic look that’s perfect for everyday wear. This watch features an adjustable leather strap, a brushed silver steel case, and a clean, simple face with a small MVMT logo and a date display.
A blue second hand adds an unexpected pop of color and ups its cool factor.
This watch comes in a variety of neutral colors and finishes, and MVMT also makes a version with a metal bracelet (though that one will set you back $115).
The tonal black design of the BREDA x Poketo Spectra Watch makes it a must-have for the guy with a bold, yet understated, sense of style. Made from calfskin leather, this adjustable watch features a stainless steel case and a smooth black face with stick hour markers.
A blue hour hand and a yellow minute hand add just a hint of color and give it a fun, youthful look.
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We love the Skagen Aaeren Kulor Watch for its classic look and sporty edge. This versatile watch features an adjustable silicone band, making it super comfortable to wear all day long. It’s constructed with a round aluminum case and a sandblasted dial that’s ultra-easy to read.
If you’re the kind of guy who wears a watch every single day, this one has an interchangeable strap design. Just attach a different strap to the watch face and you can create endless looks!
Nixon Time Teller Watch, $100
If you’re into the classic, gentlemanly look, the Nixon Time Teller Watch is the one for you. With a stainless steel link bracelet with a sliding buckle closure, this watch pairs effortlessly with any outfit for day or night.
The face is clean and modern, with stick hour markers and a small Nixon logo. It comes in gold, silver, black, and a range of funky pop colors, but it looks especially chic in dark steel.
Prefer the rugged look? The Timex Expedition Field Watch offers a military-inspired style with a cool chronograph dial. This men's watch design features an adjustable leather strap and a tactical watch face with a date display and pop color accents.
Wear it hiking your favorite trail or traversing the city streets – it’s a versatile look that’s perfect for pairing with any casual outfit.
This Casio analog watch is by far the cheapest men's watch on this list. With its stainless steel case and resin band, this watch was inspired by the water and is water-resistant up to 200 meters.
This wristwatch from Amazon gives a classic look without breaking the bank and Casio is a brand you can trust.
Our 6 Favorite Women’s Watches Under $100
Some women wear a watch to tell the time. Some wear them as more of a bracelet. Whatever your method is, these six best designs are perfect for the woman looking for an affordable watch brand that doesn’t skimp on style.
Skagen Signature Leather Strap Watch, $75 undefined
With a slender leather band, the Skagen Signature Leather Strap Watch is simple, elegant, and chic. This feminine design features an adjustable strap with a buckle closure, a stainless steel case, quartz movement and a modern dial with stick indices.
The face is white and detailed with a small logo accent for added distinction.
Available in a variety of neutral colors, this watch is perfect for pairing with jeans, casual dresses, and all sorts of daytime looks.
Baby G-Shock, $79
The Baby G-Shock is a love it or hate it type of design. If you’re looking for something sleek and sophisticated, this one’s not for you, but if you want a fun, sporty look, you’ll love it!
Detailed with a digital display, this watch is water-resistant, shock-resistant, and perfect for wearing during workouts and outdoor activities. It comes in a variety of colors, and it includes lots of cool features, such as a stopwatch, a countdown timer, and a pre-programmed calendar.
Made with a chic stainless steel bracelet, the Nixon Small Time Teller Watch is a pared-down version of the classic men’s watch. Elegant and sophisticated with a smooth case and a minimalistic dial, this watch will never go out of style.
It’s available in a variety of metallic finishes that you can pair with anything. Nixon also makes a polyurethane version in a range of fun, vibrant colors that retail for just $60.
GUESS Bracelet Watch, $85
Dainty and feminine, the GUESS Bracelet Watch offers a glitzy look in a vintage-inspired design. This slender watch is made from mixed metals and features a petite dial with Roman numerals and crystal accents that add a touch of glamour.
This watch looks great on the wrist, whether you wear it with jeans or wear it with a chic cocktail dress!
Looking for a watch that you don't have to replace the battery? This Japanese Seiko 5 Women's SYMD87 watch is powered by "21-jewel Japanese automatic movement" so you just have to move your arm and it will charge.
This sleek stainless steel watch from Seiko will remain water-resistant up to 99 feet and has a date window in English and Spanish. It can be used as a dress watch, an everyday watch and makes a great gift.
If you love a bit of glitz, check out the Armitron Two-Tone Watch and Bracelet Set. Available in silver with gold or rose gold accents, this dress watch features a petite bracelet with Swarovski crystal stones.
With a pretty pearl dial and crystals, this watch comes with an added bonus:
It’s part of a set that includes a matching two-tone bracelet! You can wear the bracelet alone or layer it with the watch. Both offer a dainty, feminine, and elegant look that you can wear from day to night. This watch is a best seller and we understand why.
What Are the Best Watches Under $100?
There are a lot of great watches that retail for less than $100. But if you have your heart set on a designer watch or a timepiece from a big brand name, you might still be able to score one for less than a hundred bucks.
Whether you are looking for a new wristwatch with some water resistance, a stainless steel case or a new sports watch we've got you covered.
Maybe you are looking for a new automatic watch, a fashion watch or a new retro watch; that can also be found for under $100!
Online watch retailers and department stores are always running sales on watches, and sometimes the discounts are steep. You just might be able to find an expensive nice watch for cheap or one of the already affordable watches on this list in a cheaper price range during some seasonal sales.
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