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6 OF THE BEST WATCHES UNDER £250
QUALITY, STYLISH WATCHES TO SUIT ANY TASTE
So, you’re looking for a new watch, but like so many of us, you haven’t exactly got the dough to be dropping notes on a Rolex or a Breitling. Life’s unfair sometimes, isn’t it? Yes, life IS unfair sometimes but it also has its own little ways of making up for things. For example, if you thought you’d have to drop several grand to get a high quality timepiece then you were mistaken because in fact you don’t even have to spend anywhere close to that. If you know where to look you can pick up a quality, stylish watch to suit any taste for shy of £250. To save you the hassle, we’ve done the legwork for you and put together a list of our favourites.
Timex Weekender Chronograph
It’s hard to go wrong with Timex, but the Weekender Chrono is definitely one of their better-looking designs. What’s more is that it’s an absolute steal. The build quality is phenomenal for this price point and it even features Timex’s Indiglo lighting system. You’d be extremely hard pushed to find a better watch for under £100.
MWC Auto Submariner
MWC are one of the leading suppliers of watches to the military and police forces, so you can bet that their products are pretty robust. The Auto Submariner is a diving inspired timepiece that gives a nod to one of Rolex’s most iconic designs. It’s nicely finished off with the modern addition of a tricolour NATO strap.
Larsson & Jennings Chain Classic
The Larsson & Jennings Chain Classic is admittedly at the upper end of this price bracket, but there’s no denying that it’s a pretty handsome looking watch. If you’re a fan of the classic round-faced timepiece but prefer a bracelet to a strap then this is exactly what you’re looking for.
Briston Clubmaster Sport
A square bezel and a body made from polished Italian acetate really set the Briston Clubmaster Sport apart from the crowd. All of this paired with a canvas sports strap allows this watch to bridge the gap between classic and modern seamlessly.
Simple Watch Company Kent Watch
Australia’s Simple Watch Co. does exactly what it says on the tin. The company is devoted to producing sophisticated, minimalist timepieces that are as much about style as they are about function. This particular Kent model encapsulates Simple Watch Co’s philosophy perfectly.
Mondaine Quartz Evo
The Mondaine Quartz Evo is a great Swiss Made watch that can be easily paired with any smart or casual outfit. The design features a mesh bracelet strap, a round white face with mineral glass and a contrasting red second hand.