Time does not have to equal a ton of money
There are plenty of affordable but high-quality watches that will help you track your trail progress or accessorize that new suit. To find the best ones, we scoured online reviews then put a handful to the test. Here are our five favorites under $150.
Timex Weekender Chrono ($50)
The Weekender is a classic chronograph watch, with a timeless design that’s water resistant to 30 meters. The leather band and colorful face make it look good with a flannel or an Oxford.
MVMT Voyager Rosewood ($145)
MVMT sells direct to consumer, which saves you money. We particularly like the Rosewood, which comes with a leather band and gold frame. It's a classy, but not overly expensive and great for the office.
Nokia Steel ($130)
The problem with activity trackers is they look like activity trackers. Not so with Nokia’s Steel, which tracks your steps, sleep, and a large selection of activities. It also syncs with your smartphone for an easy readout.
TomTom Spark 3 ($130)
The Spark 3 gives you an onboard GPS that lets you record and or preload routes, and also has a breadcrumb feature to help you find your way back to the trailhead. The battery life is decent—up to 11 hours in full GPS mode—and the price point can’t be beat.
Casio G-Shock GX56BB-1 ($130)
If you need an everyday watch that you can beat to hell, look here. There are a lot of choices within the line, but we like the new, stealthy Black Out Series. It’s backlit, solar-powered, shock-resistant, and waterproof to 200 meters.