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The Best Watches Under $150

Time does not have to equal a ton of money

For a watch you want to use, rather than collect, we've got you covered in style. (Photo: Courtesy MVMT Watches)
For a watch you want to use, rather than collect, we've got you covered in style.

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) 

Timex Weekender Chrono
Timex Weekender Chrono (Photo: Courtesy Timex)

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.

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MVMT Voyager Rosewood ($145) 

MVMT Voyager Rosewood
MVMT Voyager Rosewood (Photo: Courtesy MVMT Watches)

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. 

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Nokia Steel ($130)

Nokia Steel
Nokia Steel (Photo: Courtesy Nokia)

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. 

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TomTom Spark 3 ($130) 

TomTom Spark 3
TomTom Spark 3 (Photo: Courtesy TomTom)

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.

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Casio G-Shock GX56BB-1 ($130) 

Casio G-Shock GX56BB-1
Casio G-Shock GX56BB-1 (Photo: Courtesy Casio)

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. 

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