Contrary to popular belief, investing in a high quality watch doesn't necessarily require forking out thousands. The men's watch market is becoming increasingly saturated with innovative watch brands producing impressive timepieces at affordable prices. From digital watches to automatic chronographs, leather strap styles to steel watches, these are some of the best men's watches under £200, £500 and £1000.
VOID Watches is a Swedish watch brand that's rooted in Scandinavian design ideals of functionality and minimalism. This ultra sleek leather timepiece features a pared-back silhouette and understated colour palette, making it an ultra-versatile dress watch.
Glaswegian design studio Instrmnt Applied Design has won over legions of fans with its Quartz-powered Everyday Watch. Fusing high-quality Swiss components with mid-century inspired industrial design, it makes for a timeless all-occasion watch that you'll reach for time and again.
Taking inspiration from the golden age of watchmaking, this vintage-style watch from Hong Kong-based watch brand UNDONE is classic in style but contemporary in construction. With Seiko movements and a sturdy crystal domed lens, it's guaranteed to stand the test of time. Plus, it's an absolute steal at under £300.
This clever analogue watch from VOID Watches is designed to make a statement rather than necessarily tell the time (although it can certainly do so). Its ultra contemporary yet unconventional design is guaranteed to strike up many a conversation.
Paris-based BALTIC Watches fuses classic style and modern components to create watches that stand the test of time — both functionally and aesthetically. This diver's watch is waterproof, scratch-resistant and shockproof — not to mention utterly stylish and perfect for everyday wear.
This classic yet contemporary self-winding watch from renowned German watchmakers Junghans will endure as a timeless go-to in your collection for decades to come. Boasting a clean, minimalist dial and sleek black leather strap, it's as versatile as they come. Wear it as an everyday watch or with more sophisticated attire on formal occasions.
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