This buying guide features the best men’s watches under $500 that we can find. Watches in this category start to add some really great features. You can expect to get better movements and water-resistance, along with sapphire crystal domes.
Some watches will still have quartz movements, but you’ll start seeing excellent automatic movements at this price point. Let us know if you have any under $500 favorites on our Facebook page.
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Brathwait Classic Slim Men’s Watch
The Brathwait Classic Slim Men’s Watch ($249) has made the cut on a number of our buying guides and it’s made this one. The beautiful burgundy top grain Italian calf leather strap is just the beginning to this stylish watch! Featuring Swiss quartz precision movement, domed sapphire glass and a solid water resistant build of up to 100 meters in depth, this watch is perfect for today’s modern styles.
It’s elegant and sleek appearance make it perfect for business or professional wear while it’s also well suited for relaxed casual wear as well. The 40 mm wide watch face means you can easily tell the time at just a glance! The ideal gift for any occasion and for less than $500 this watch is a real bargain.
Hamilton Khaki Field Quartz Full Black Men’s Watch
With its full black coloring, the military inspired Hamilton Khaki Field Quartz Full Black Watch ($350) is perfect for the guy looking for something a little different. The black on black design is stealthy and it also comes with an array of impressive specs that show it’s really is as good as it looks.
These include a thick and comfortable black rubber strap, sapphire glass coating, quality quartz movement and a high-quality 40mm all black Stainless Steel PVD. Truly a watch that you can enjoy for years to come. Perfect for both business and casual wear.
Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military Men’s Watch
With a name like Steinhart you know you’re dealing with something extra-special! The stunning Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military watch ($400) features an impressive stainless steel construction that will catch anyone’s eye. But this watch is more than just a show piece it is the perfect watch for today’s modern man and full of impressive features and specs.
Weighing only 100 grams and with a 42mm diameter, you’ll feel comfortable at all times with this watch on your wrist. It also features stunning sapphire glass, double anti-reflecting coatings, and even a date magnifier. The 22mm strap with its own buckle fastening will snugly fit a variety of people making it the ideal gift for any guy.
Artic Spirit by Panzera Breuer Men’s Watch
The Artic Spirit by Panzera Breuer ($495) is a work of art for less than $500 and the perfect watch for the man who prefers simple and elegant pieces. Watchmaking is a real art form as this watch shows. Among its impressive specs and features comes everything you could need and much more as well.
Specs include a 40-hour power reserve, date function, a water resistant capability of up to 50 meters, a double domed diamond glass case and luminous hands. The black genuine leather 22 mm strap adds the perfect contrast to the stylish silver case.
Tissot Heritage Visodate Men’s Watch
Tissot is always a name you can rely on as the terrific Tissot Heritage Visodate Men’s Watch ($456) shows. Its smart design makes it a minimalist beauty that you’ll fall in love with and it’s all available for less than $500. The classic stainless steel construction harks back to the watches of days gone by and with a 40mm case telling the time at a glance is a piece of cake. It also includes Swiss automatic movement, an analog display, a 22 mm leather calfskin band and water resistant up to 30 meters.