Best List of Classic Men’s Watches Under $500 [2013 Edition]

It’s hard to find that simple, classic watch that works for dress or play.  It’s even harder to find that watch at a reasonable price for those of us who are not considered “watch snobs”.  I gathered the coolest men’s watches for under five hundred dollars and threw them into a list so you can get that elegant look without spending thousands of dollars.  Of course, expensive watches are great too. If you have a bigger budget, we have a great list of Classic Bell & Ross watches for you as well.

Top Mens Watches Under $500

Timex Easy Reader Watch – Indiglo WR 30M

This Timex easy reader watch has that classic look and is super cheap [Price: $45]

Daniel Wellington Classic Cardiff

This Daniel Wellington classic cardiff jumped out at me with it’s simplicity and thinness. [grab it for $229]

Mondaine Men’s Official Swiss Railways Stainless Watch

This watch features an original design from 1944 where the face was made for swiss railways. It’s signature design is known across the world for it’s unique second hand and clean lines. [Grab it for $175]

  Barcelona 666 UNDER PRESSURE

This unique watch from spain features a cool design that has just a second hand and a digital section for the hour and minutes reading. What a cool design. [Grab this for $129.99]

ESQ Movado Watch, Men’s Swiss Leather Strap 42mm

When I walked into Macy’s the other day and saw these two watches I was shocked their price point was under $400. These Movado ESQ watches are $350 each. You can grab them at Macy’s. I’m not sure if I like the silver/black or the gold/brown. Either way, both are a good choice, especially with the alligator leather straps. [$350]

  Alessi Men’s AL18000 Tanto X Cambiare Watch

This watch was designed by Franco Sargiani who modeled it after the clocks of great European monasteries. If you can handle the 24hour time format on this watch you’ll get some frequent comments on the watch. Check out how cool this dial is. You can also get this watch with a white face and roman numerals which adds another twist to the design. [$240]

  Uniform Wares 203 Series Watch

I kept seeing pictures pop up of this watch all over the place, but it was VERY difficult to find out who made it or where to buy it. After running it through a Google image search I unveiled that it was the Uniform Wares 203 Series watch. This watch goes for about $434.