Today, narrowing our focus once again and listing the 15 best men’s watches under $300 on the market right now. We’d like to think that we know a thing or two about watches. More specifically, men’s watches. After all, we’re men and we have been wearing watches our entire lives. We know how much of a pain it is to find a great watch. With so many options to choose from, it can be a real pain. So we want to help you out.
Every guy would love a $5,000 timepiece that lives on our wrist, but that’s not always realistic. We have other bills to pay and last I checked, a fancy watch doesn’t pay the bills. With all the options and brands on the market today, you don’t have to spend a lot to have a watch that looks expensive. And while we can’t guarantee prices will stay the same, at the time of publication, every single one of these watches came in or exactly on our $300 price point.
[Note: This list focuses on watches that are mostly between $100-$300. If you are looking for watches below the $50 price point, check out this handy guide!]
Here are the 15 Best Men’s Watches Under $300
Citizen Eco-Drive Avion
Citizen men’s watches offer a sophisticated look that can dress up any outfit. This chronograph timepiece is inspired by aviation. The 45mm case is an ideal size for an everyday watch and the aviator dial features luminous markings for easy reading during the day or night.
Seiko Sport Solar Black Stainless Steel Watch
It’s hard to not be satisfied with your purchase when you buy a Seiko watch and from what we’ve seen from owning this handsome and rugged field watch, you won’t be sorry you bought it. With a 43 mm case, this watch fits perfectly on all wrist sizes.
VAER Heritage Watch
There’s a lot to like when it comes to the VAER Heritage Watch. Based on the standard military issued watches of the 1940s, this classically styled timepiece comes with both a Horween leather strap and a khaki nylon strap. Each of these watches is assembled by hand in Los Angeles.
Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Sport Watch
This Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Sport Watch captures your eye and it is sure to grab the attention of anyone else looking in your general direction. This watch is equipped with chronograph features, 12- and 24-hour time, dual time and alarm. The watch is also water-resistant to 330 feet but is not recommended for diving.
Avi-8 Lancaster Bomber Cockpit Edition
If you’re not familiar with AVI-8 watches, they are a premium, aviation-inspired watch brand that comes at an affordable price. The second hand even looks like an airplane. The bottom line is that AVI-8 is a great brand to consider if you’re looking for the best men’s watches under $300.
We’re not a generation that has to dress up a lot, but if you ever find yourself in need of a classic-looking watch that is perfect for a suit or tux, this Bulova is a really fine choice. Understated sophistication is the best kind of sophistication.
Nixon Men’s A3561 Sentry Stainless Steel Watch
One of the smaller watches in the Nixon universe, the men’s Sentry Stainless Steel watch comes with a 42 mm case and is available in 13 different color combinations. If you like the look of this watch (and what’t not to like?) you should have no problem finding the right combination for you. Buy Here
Casio G-SHOCK MUDMASTER Mens Watch GG-1000-1ADR
This shock-resistant, mud-resistant watch has glow-in-the-dark hands and a built-in compass to keep you on the right path. Buy Here
MVMT Chronograph White
With several styles to choose from, MVMT watches have made a gigantic splash over the last year or so. They perform as good as they look and they won’t leave your bank account empty. This particular MVMT watch features chronograph hands that include a 24 hour clock, 30 minute timer and 60 second time. It also have a band that is interchangeable with other MVMT compatible bands. Buy Here
Horween Leather Timex Fairfield
The Fairfield offers a modern take on the Timex’s Weekender, and it does it using a minimalist face and slim hands. Like the chronograph above, this Timex is from Huckberry and offers a unique, and very adjustable, leather band. Buy Here
Szanto Military Field Watch
Szanto’s military field watch, which is available in three band colors, offers a vintage look with a modern feel. This field watch has a 42 mm case diameter, which should fit great on any wrist size. Buy Here
The Classic By Linjer
Linjer. Ahhh Linjer. The watch that almost raised $1,000,000 on Kickstarter. Linjer’s line of minimalist watches are all about the small details. These watches come with a 38 mm case and a 18 mm strap. Buy Here
Jack Mason Racing Chronograph
The Jack Mason racing chronograph is modeled after the design of contemporary race cars. Featuring an onboard tachymetric bezel and chronograph function, this watch can measure speed as well as time. Buy Here
Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph Field Watch
This Citizen Eco-Drive field watch is a staple in the company’s lineup. The chronograph face has almost everything you need in a casual everyday watch and the durable green canvas band features metal accents. Buy Here
Bulova Marine Star Analog Display Quartz Silver Watch
This Bulova features chronograph functions with 60 second, 60 minute and 12 hour sundials. It also has a day of the week display window for anyone waking up from hibernation. The case diameter of his handsome watch is 46m and its water resistant to 660 feet. Buy Here