Our Picks: Entry-Level Sport Watches Under $200


Low-End Sport Watches Under $200

Whether you’re working out, swimming, running or playing your favourite sport you need a watch that can keep up with you. It needs to keep perfect time, while also being lightweight and durable.

Gracious Watch has showcased a number of dive watches over the years, but the below list of entry-level sport timepieces under $200, combine affordability with the ruggedness needed for not only water sports, but every other sport you can imagine.

 


Best Under $200 Sports Watches

Casio G-Shock Rescue Big Case Watch

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  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Band: Red Resin
  • Case Diameter: 50 mm
  • Case Material: Red Resin
  • Sport feature: Shock Resistant , Water Resistant to 200m, Multiple Timers
  • Price: $67

With 97 per cent of users rating this watch 4 stars or higher on Amazon, you know that you’re getting great value for your money. In fact one user noted that during his deployment as a search and rescue team member in Antarctica this was the best watch for the job.

It includes everything from 29 time zones and multiple stopwatches to lunar phases and tides. Whether you’re mountain biking through the mountains or participating in your next triathlon this watch offers the durability to take a beating and keep on ticking.

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Invicta Men’s 3047 Pro Diver Collection Grand Diver

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 47 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Sport feature: Shock Resistant, Water Resistant to 300m
  • Price: $111

Classically styled with a Swiss-made automatic movement, the Invicta Grand Diver is made for recreational scuba divers who are looking for a quality watch but don’t want to break the bank.

Water resistant to 30 m for up to 2 hours, this watch offers enough as a divers watch for those holiday scuba trips. The green bezel and black face make it both stylish and easy to read whether on land or underwater. Dive crowns molded to the case at the 12 and 6 position signify this as a dive watch and mark it’s durability.

Whether you’re a diver or just simply want a stylish, durable watch the Invicta Men’s 3047 Pro Diver Collection Grand Diver offers you everything you need at a great price.

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Orient Men’s FAA02004B9 Ray II

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  • Movement: Japanese Automatic
  • Band: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 41.5 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Sport feature: Water Resistant to 200m
  • Price: $184

Perhaps the biggest brand of watches that you’ve never heard of, Orient has been making watches since 1950 and is one of the top three biggest watch makers in Japan.

The Orient Men’s Ray II is an update to their hugely successful Ray I diver watch. The Ray II features an automatic movement for increased reliability, as well as a 120 click, unidirectional bezel.

In terms of diving watches the case size is small at 41.5 mm, offering a watch that is functional around water as well as in day-to-day use. Water resistant to 200 m means this watch isn’t suitable for the hardcore diver, but is the perfect match for someone into watersports, or snorkelling.

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Timex Ironman Classic 30

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  • Movement: Quartz
  • Band: Resin
  • Case Diameter: 43 mm
  • Case Material: Resin
  • Sport feature: Water Resistant to 100m, Lightweight
  • Price: $38

The Ironman competition is known as one of the most grueling triathlons on the planet. Competitors want a watch that is durable, water resistant and lightweight to track their times while competing and this is the watch that has been doing just that since 1986.

Ironman Classic 30 features a 100 hour chronograph with lap and split times, capable of counting up to 99 laps. Its distinctive 30 lap memory recall enables you to review your workout and you can even recall lap or split times.

Equipped with Indiglo night-light, a low-powered electroluminescence, providing easy readability in the dark, the night-mode feature enables to you activate Indiglo with any button simplifying operability in the dark. Constructed from durable and lightweight resin, you will barely notice it’s on your wrist, allowing you to solely concentrate on your performance.

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Nike Triax 3I

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  • Movement: Quartz
  • Band: Rubber
  • Case Diameter: NA
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Sport feature: Water Resistant to 100m, Lightweight
  • Price: $99

This unique design offers a lightweight timepiece perfect for running or swimming laps in the pool.

The Triax 3I has a quartz movement, and offers luminous hands, aluminum bezel, three subdials for day, date and 12/24 hour subdials. The stainless steel crown and caseback, offer a nice contrast against the black rubber band, and is water resistant to 100 m.

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Citizen Men’s BM8180-03E Eco-Drive

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  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Band: Stitched Canvas
  • Case Diameter: 37 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Sport feature: Water Resistant to 100 m
  • Price: $87

Citizen’s eco-drive brand has been a leader in light driven watches since 1995. Utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, there is never a need to change a battery.

This military inspired watch features a smaller 37 mm face, and a stylish stitched green canvas band with buckle clasp. The rugged look is topped off with a simple black face with easy to read white numbers and hands.

Getting the reliability of the Japanese quartz movement, combined with the longevity and history of the eco-drive name, this watch is a steal at this price. The lightweight face and canvas strap will offer you durability for any sport or workout.

 

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GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch

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  • Movement: NA
  • Band: Black Rubber
  • Case Diameter: 42 mm
  • Case Material: Rubber
  • Sport feature: Golf GPS, Water Resistant
  • Price: $149

This golf GPS watch is a slimmer model than previous versions, making it more comfortable for day-to-day wear. Featuring a rechargeable battery with 35 hours of life, when in watch mode, the GolfBuddy WT5 is the perfect watch for on and off the course. Pre-loaded with over 38,000 courses, the WT5 gives you yardages to the front, centre and back of greens as well as to hazards and bunkers, while also offering a pin placement yardage.

Additionally it’s easy to read face, water resistance and durable rubber band make it a great watch for playing by the pool, on holidays or any other sporting activity you can throw at it.

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