Best Watches under $200

by Karl Swanepoel 6

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Best watches under $200

The $100-$200 price range is a sweet spot for a lot of entry level affordable watches, so here is our list of the top 5 watches that can be had under $200.

The watches in this list are the ones I think are the best you can get for under $200, but keep in mind that this is only my opinion. If you have more suggestions or ones you’d like to add please leave them in the comments below this article.

Some of these watches may cost more than $200 retail, but they can all be found for under $200.

1. Seiko SKX009

When talking value for money, the Seiko SKX009 is a superb option that can be had for under $200!

It features a highly robust Seiko 7s26 movement and a timeless design. Check out our Seiko SKX009 Review for more information.

Seiko SKX009 on Amazon.com
Seiko SKX009 on Amazon.co.uk

2. Seiko SRP Monster (2nd gen)

In second place is another hugely iconic diver’s watch by Seiko, the Monster 2nd Gen.

It comes with a hacking/hand winding Seiko movement, 200m water resistance and an iconic look. Check out our Seiko Monster Review for more information.

Seiko Monster on Amazon.com
Seiko Monster on Amazon.co.uk

3. Tissot PR100

The Tissot PR100 is a superb every day wear watch from a respected swiss watch maker with a lot of history and heritage.

It features a high quality construction, 100M water resistance, swiss quartz movement and a sapphire crystal. Check out our Tissot PR100 Review for more information on the watch.

Tissot PR100 on Amazon.com
Tissot PR100 on Amazon.co.uk

4. G-Shock GA-1000

This line of G-Shock watches is a superb option for the outdoorsman, featuring a lot of functions and features.

It comes with the basic G-Shock features and much more. It was originally designed for pilots, but as it is a G-Shock you can also dive with it.

G-Shock GA-1000 on Amazon.com
G-Shock GA-1000 on Amazon.co.uk

5. Orient Mako

One of the best dive watches for the money, the Orient Mako features a high quality in house movement and a classic design.

This watch can be worn with all kinds of attire, and is a classic icon of the swatch brand.

Orient Mako on Amazon.com
Orient Mako on Amazon.co.uk

Regardless of which one of these watches you pick up, you will get great value and quality for money for sure.

I have left Amazon links for each of them so you can know that you have good customer support and protection in case you wish to return one.

Wrapping up

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Comments (6)

  1. The rear but unique Citizen NY0040 series are great divers for under $200. Especially when considering its heritage with Italian Navy Frogmen. Its a great stylistic alternative to the more expensive “Marathon” brand military divers.

    1. Yeah I agree, the Citizen NY0040 is also superb for that price range!

      We actually did a review on it:
      http://thewatchface.com/citizen-ny0040-review/

  2. Really a nice comparison. As I am pretty much a fan of chinese watches I do want to add some watches where you really get a good value for low price. Seagull watches. They have a quite long history and are the oldest chinese watch manufacturing compang. The watches I reccommend all have a ST-2130 movement, which is a very similar design than the well known ETA 2824-2. That means 28.800 beats and a solid and accurate design. I think they want to get into several new markets and that is why prices are still low. Personally I own the 819.613 dress watch and I am still amazed about the outstanding quality you can see and feel at this nice timepiece.
    I think I should mention that I am not related to seagull company or get any advantage by showing these links, just a big fan.
    The last one in the list below is unfortunately a bit higher in price (315$), but I think it is one of the most interesting designs:

    819.613 dress watch
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagull-Business-Automatic-613-Sapphire/dp/B01C5LZGMS/ref=sr_1_35?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1461086227&sr=1-35&nodeID=6358540011&keywords=seagull

    black dial dress watch
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagull-Automatic-Reminiscence-Genuine-Leather/dp/B01CS3KZJ2/ref=sr_1_42?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1461086299&sr=1-42&nodeID=6358540011&keywords=seagull

    european style
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagull-European-Automatic-Mechanical-Second/dp/B012FII4YS/ref=sr_1_46?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1461086299&sr=1-46&nodeID=6358540011&keywords=seagull

    Sporty/military style
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagull-Fashion-Automatic-819-583-Luminous/dp/B01CCODGLQ/ref=sr_1_41?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1461086439&sr=1-41&nodeID=6358540011&keywords=seagull

    1. Thank you for the kind words, and thanks for all the links!

      I’ll be sure to check those out! :)

  3. Fact check… Is Orient part of the Swatch brand?

    1. Nope, however they are owned by Seiko.

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