Best Dress Watches for Men Under $500


Best Dress Watches for Men under $500

Every good watch collection needs a piece that fits in perfectly at a dressy occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, or a company function, what you wear on your wrist can say a lot about you.

Gracious Watch has featured lists that include the most affordable high-end watches, but this list includes watches that will look great without breaking the bank.

 


Citizen Men’s BM7100-59E Corso Eco Drive

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Citizen Men's BM7100-59E Corso Eco Drive

  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Band: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 41 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Window: Anti-reflective Sapphire
  • Price: $200

Since 1930, Citizen has been a leading brand in watch making and never was that more apparent than the release of it’s Citizen Eco Drive technology in 1995. Utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, this extraordinary innovation changed forever the way watches could be powered.

Not having to worry about ever changing a battery is great, but doesn’t make a difference if the watch doesn’t look great as well.

With it’s stainless steel design and black face the Citizen Men’s BM7100-59E Corso Eco Drive offers a sleek look that is perfect for any dressy occasion.

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Seiko Men’s SNP065

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  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Band: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 41.5 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Window: Glass
  • Price: $322

As one of Amazon’s top rated watches, the Seiko Men’s SNP065 is a combination of class, practicality and affordability.

With the date window, kinetic perpetual calendar, and contrast cabochon crown, this piece has a white face with beautiful blue hands that are both easy to read and incredibly stylish. Overall the watch is beautifully conceived with classic lines that make it a watch that’s versatile for any dressy situation.

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Bulova Men’s Precisionist 96B158

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  • Movement: Precisionist Quartz
  • Band: Black Leather
  • Case Diameter: 42 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Window: Glass
  • Price: $168

In a sea of dress watches the Bulova Men’s Precisionist is one that stands out. The level of detail presented in this watch adds subtle hints of class. From the brushed and polished stainless steel to the swirling design of the face combining an array of colours to offset an otherwise conservative look.

Bulova has a knack for bringing customers in and making them fiercely loyal for life – and with good reason. For the price this is an exceptional watch for any dress occasion. The black leather strap offsets the stainless steel nicely, and while a recent redesign from Bulova has taken away the familiar tuning fork logo on the face, you won’t be disappointed with the overall look of this watch.

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JORD Dover Series

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Koa Wood
  • Case Diameter: 41 mm
  • Case Material: Koa Wood
  • Window: Synthetic Sapphire
  • Price: $295

If the traditional dress watch isn’t for you, then the JORD Dover Series is the statement piece you’ve been looking for.

Crafted from Koa wood sustainably sourced from the Hawaiian Islands, this handcrafted watch is sealed with tung oil making it durable for everyday wear. The see-through window shows the inner workings of the self-winding Sea-Gull movement, adding another layer of individuality to this already unique piece.

For more information on JORD watches check out our interview with Paul Saitta from JORD.

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Nixon Cannon Watch

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  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Band: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 40 mm
  • Case Material: Gunmetal Stainless Steel
  • Window: Hardened Mineral
  • Price: $89

For the price it’s hard to do much better than the Nixon Cannon Watch. The quiet simplicity of the watch creates a powerful and formal statement. The gunmetal stainless steel is unique and gives the watch a weight both physically and visually.

With a case diameter of 40 mm the Nixon Cannon Watch is not overly large, and the black face with simple stainless steel hands creates an easy to read watch that is visually impressive.

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