When it comes to great watches, people often say that you are going to have to pay for quality. However, it is possible to purchase a quality watch at a reasonable price. The following seven brands are perfect examples of the fact that you do not have to break the bank in order to get a great watch. These are some of the more exciting brands for this year.
Casio continues to be one of the best watch brands in the world. They are market leaders in technology, style, and innovation. Because Casio has a large history of manufacturing a wide variety of goods, ranging from musical instruments, clocks, cameras, and calculators, their approach to watch development is innovative. They combine analogue and digital technologies with strong, durable designs. Casio’s styles range from colorful and sporty to classic, making different type of watches that are going to suit almost everyone. They have also introduced the “retro range,” a playful nod to the earliest digital Casio watches in existence.
Casio Watches at Amazon.com.
Even though Invicta started in Switzerland, it has been a United States company for a long time – but did manage to keep the Swiss attention to detail. When looking for Invicta, you will notice that they cater to even the most diverse and particular of tastes. Especially those who are looking for a divers watch are not going to do much better within a moderate budget than Invicta. Even though the majority of Invicta’s watches have a classic style with a modern feel, there are some sporty counterparts as well.
Invicta Watches at Amazon.com.
Even though it has been around since 1854, Timex did not change into the company it is today until 1942. Most people may remember Timex for its world famous slogan “takes a licking but keeps on ticking.” In order to enter new markets across the globe, Timex is putting on some bold, new designs that look very modern and cost very little. As the largest watch manufacturer in the United States, it has recently included some more expensive watches in its collection, but Timex’s focus remains their traditional unassuming, low-cost watches. When you buy a Timex watch, you can get a good watch, without having to spend too much money on it. While the colors may vary, the quality remains consistent.
Timex Watches at Amazon.com.
When looking at the many modern classics that Citizen has produced since its beginnings, many people are rather surprised to find that the company began as the Shokosha Watch Research Watch Institute. In the hopes of creating a watch that would appeal to ordinary citizens that they would be able to sell the world over, the company named its first watch “Citizen,” a name that proved so successful that it would eventually become the name of the watch manufacturer we know today. Citizen has been at the forefront of revolutionary technologies consistently and became the first Japanese manufacturer to introduce a shock resistant watch (in 1956) and the first to introduce a water resistant watch (1959). Most Citizen watches have a classic appeal to them.
Citizen Watches at Amazon.com.
Back in 1853, Tissot was the first company to mass produce pocket watches. While Tissot has since watches with countless different features with the T-Touch (compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer), the focus remains on the timeless Swiss design that the company became famous for in the first place. While there are some modern touches on the new, more affordable designs, including various different colors, the traditional design still dominates the Tissot watch collection.
Tissot Watches at Amazon.com.
6. Michael Kors
The goal behind this rapidly growing global luxury lifestyle brand was clear, produce award-winning designs while making the collection affordable enough for everyday users. The combination of a sporty attitude and stylish elegance makes Michael Kors watches stand out from many of the other options. Despite the luxury appeal and aesthetic, the prices remain affordable. This explains the recent surge in popularity that peaked during Christmas 2012 when social media sites were buzzing about the number of Michael Kors watches gifted during that time. The design used is the traditional, timeless classic with a few modern tweaks.
Michael Kors Watches at Amazon.com.
Nautica is known for its unique designs, bold colors, and distinctive styling. Unlike many of the earlier brands that we have mentioned here, most Nautica watches do have a sportier, colorful appearance that is more suited for a night out on the town than a boardroom meeting. These are certainly considered ‘fashion’ watches. Considering that Nautica falls under the Timex umbrella, you also know that you are getting a quality timepiece that is going to last for many years to come.
Nautica Watches at Amazon.com.
As you can see from our list of seven, there are countless of great watches available at a good price. Depending on your style and personal preference, you are going to have to narrow down your options between the manufacturers you see here. Regardless of your personal preference though, there is no going wrong with these great brands.