Best Men’s Watch Gift Ideas for Under $200

If you are struggling to find the perfect gift for your husband, son or brother, then maybe you should consider buying them a nice watch. Watches are both stylish and practical. A timepiece keeps track of time while also being an on-trend fashion accessory. These men’s watch gift ideas are sure to please that guy in your life.

We’ve looked at 5 different watch brands; Timex, Swatch, Casio, Citizen, and Nixon and chose our favorite 5 from each and listed the best features to help you pick the best watch for your man.

Check out the best men’s watch gift ideas for under $200:

 


Timex

 

timex mens watch gift guide

Timex has been making quality timekeeping since 1854, creating timepieces for men, women, boys and girls. In 1950, Timex produced the first high-quality, mass-produced watch called the V-Conic. By the end of the decade, every third watch sold was a Timex. The brand is still going strong today with their collection of elegantly designed watches.

Here are our 5 best men’s watch gift ideas from Timex.

Mod44

mod44 timex makes a great mens watch gift idea

Timex

This watch will definitely make a statement with its oversized 44mm mat black case. It sports an elegant design to suit the sophisticated man with the added comfort of a brown leather strap.

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Day and date window
  • Water resistant up to 30 meters
  • 1-year warranty
$60 at Timex

Fairfield

mens watch gift ideas the timex fairfield

Timex

They say that less is more, and it is certainly so for this timepiece. An uncomplicated, minimalist watch for everyday use.

“Timex is a brand you will have heard of, they have plenty of history when it comes to watches, and as for minimal design at an entry-level price, they have plenty on offer. The Fairfield is a watch which I really like the look of, and it has everything covered when you’re looking for a watch with no fuss.”

Michael Adams / Micheal 84 

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Indiglo light-up watch dial
  • Water resistant up to 30 meters
  • 1-year warranty
$89 at Timex

Waterbury

waterbury timex mens watch gift ideas for the holidays

Timex

The Waterbury collection was created in celebration of 160+ years of the Timex brand. The classic design incorporates carefully stitched leather and stainless steel. With enough light exposure, the watch hands will glow in the dark allowing the wearer to keep track of time even at night.

“Timex watches have been an iconic part of our American history.  The same Timex brand that got you to birthday parties and baseball games on time as a kid, can get you to the boardroom or beach with just as much precision.  The Waterbury Series from Timex offer classic, elegant looks that work great in any situation.”

– Aron Dunlap / OFD

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Indiglo light up watch dial
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • Date window
  • Stainless steel watch case
  • 1-year warranty
$129 at Timex

Waterbury Traditional Stainless Steel

mens watch gift guide includes waterbury traditional timex

Timex

This Waterbury Traditional stainless steel model is a modern twist on a classic design. It’s a fantastic gift for your husband, father or son.

“Great modern watch with a traditional look. Mixing a look of vintage fighter pilot watches with a modern watch aesthetic. I really like the look of this “clean” dial and sword style hands.  38mm is a good size for men with small to mid-sized wrists.”

– Oleg / 24 Hours Time

Features

  • Adjustable stainless steel bracelet
  • Indiglo light up watch dial
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • Date window
  • Stainless steel watch case
  • 1-year warranty
$149 at Timex

Waterbury Linear Chronograph

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Timex

Timex has truly outdone themselves with this high-quality timekeeper. The intelligent quartz linear chronograph movement adds a beautiful yet practical element to the watch. This men’s watch gift idea would make a wonderful addition to any watch collection.

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Chronograph watch
  • Intelligent quartz linear chronograph movement
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • Date window
  • Stainless steel watch case
  • 1-year warranty
$199 at Timex

 

 


Swatch

 

swatch mens watch gift ideas for the holidays

Swatch is a Swedish brand and was found in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek. A Swatch watch is instantly recognizable as their design and style are unique to their brand. There’s a Swatch made for every person of all ages and to suit all occasions. And the great thing is there’s a Swatch to suit every budget.

These are our 5 best Swatch watches for under $200:

Naitbayang

 mens watch gift guide under $200

Swatch

A dark-blue stylish watch for the man about town. The price is great and the design is simple yet sleek. The Naitbayang is the perfect affordable gift choice for the holidays.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 3 bar water resistance
  • Glowing function
  • 2-year warranty
$50.44 at Amazon

Sistem Damier

affordable mens watch gift ideas

Swatch

The textured checkerboard patterned strap and dial of this Swatch adds a decorative detail to an already smart watch. And if you turn the watch over you will reveal a little peek of the inner workings.

Features

  • Automatic movement
  • Date window
  • 3 bar water resistance
  • Glowing function
  • 2-year warranty
$109.99 at Amazon

PNW100

pnw100 mens watch gift for christmas

Amazon

The PNW100 is a watch for a man that wants to take his watch game to the next level. A dashing watch that will look great on the wrist of your husband, son or father.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 3 bar water resistance
  • 2-year warranty
$58.22 at Amazon

Chrono

swatch watch mens watch gift ideas for christmas

Amazon

The eye-catching yellow watch from Swatch is for the man that isn’t afraid of color. The Chrono is for a husband, son or father that likes to stand out in a crowd and isn’t afraid to make a statement.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • Date window
  • 30 meter water resistance
  • 2-year warranty
$159 at Amazon

Sistem Sand

sistem sand automatic mens watch gift idea

Amazon

The Sistem is a sophisticated watch that will last for years to come. The chic design makes this timepiece an ideal dress watch for that special man in your life.

Features

  • Automatic movement
  • Date window
  • 3 bar water resistance
  • Glowing function
  • 2-year warranty
$163.69 at Amazon

Sistem Fly

sistem fly mens watch gift idea

Amazon

A beautiful watch with a blue dial with luminos silver-tone hands and index. A perfect watch to gift that will be kept for years to come and remembered fondly.

“The Swatch “Sistem Fly” is a perfect gift for the refined and modern gentleman in your life. The beautiful “bottomless Blue” dial lays perfectly in a polished 42mm stainless-steel case and its sophisticated style and design is elevated by the perfectly paired brown leather strap. Flip the watch over only to be mesmerized by the open-exhibition case back that shows the inner workings of the famous “System 51” self-winding automatic movement that beats subtly beneath the dial powering the watch. Fun Fact: The System 51 “self-winding” movement is comprised of just 51 parts. It is also the first and only mechanical movement with fully automated assembly making this watch unique, sophisticated, and perfect for any watch enthusiast in your life.”

– James Joslin / The Charleston Watch Society 

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 30 meter water resistance
  • Leather strap
  • 2-year warranty
$123.60 at Amazon

 

 


Casio

 

casio mens watch gift guide

Casio manufactures and sells a range of innovative products including watches. The Casio brand of watches comes in a variety of styles including digital, analog and even an analog-digital combo!

Check out our favorite 5 Casio watches that will make a great gift for any man:

AE1200WH-1A

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Casio

This classic black Casio digital watch is perfect for a man that loves retro design and style.

“The really delicious feature of the watch is the world map display – this is found right above the main digital display of the time, and the current local time zone is in black.

…while the AE1200WH-1A doesn’t have the broad-shouldered tough-guy vibe of the G-Shock, it has another kind of retro-tech appeal that while not apparent at first glance, becomes more pronounced and more enjoyable the longer you wear the watch.”

– Jack Forster / Hodinkee

Features

  • World time
  • 100 meters water resistance
  • LED light with afterglow
  • 1-year warranty
$14.95 at Amazon

Mtp-v001gl-9b

mtp-v001gl-9b mens watch gift idea

Amazon

A timepiece with a vintage feel, this Casio watch is an instant classic. The brown leather strap and 3-hand analog style add to the simple yet beautiful elegance of the piece.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 30 meters water resistance
  • 3-hand analog
  • 1-year warranty
$19.97 at Amazon

AMW840D-1AV

casio edifice mens watch gift for the holidays

Amazon

A beautiful-looking watch for a man with style. The gold-colored hands and number markings add a touch of class to the piece.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • World time
  • 100 meter water resistance
  • 2-year battery
  • 1-year warranty
$63.34 at Amazon

MTD1080-7AV

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Casio

A stylish and functional watch with anti-reverse rotation bezel and chronograph design. Each Casio watch comes with a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.

Features

  • Day and date window
  • 100 meters water resistance
  • LED super illuminator
  • Anti-reverse rotation bezel
  • 3-hand analog
  • 1-year warranty
$219 at Amazon

WVAM640-1A

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Casio

A man’s watch that is perfect for both casual and dress wear. The world time, stopwatch and alarm features allow the wearer to keep on top of time wherever they may be.

Features

  • World time
  • 100 meters water resistance
  • Touch solar power
  • Multi-band atomic timekeeping
  • 1-year warranty
$122 at Amazon

 


Citizen

citizen mens watch gift guide

Citizen has been a pioneer in watchmaking for 100 years. Their innovative technology shows great craftsmanship and quality. Their brand statement “better starts now” helps them strive towards the future to produce groundbreaking timekeeping technology and design that customers love to wear.

These are 5 of the best Citizen men’s watch gift ideas:

Corso

mens watch gift guide corso citizen

Citizen

Crafted out of stainless steel the Citizen Corso is a beautifully designed watch and never needs a battery due to the Eco-drive technology.

“Simply put, the Citizen AU1040-08E is a really nice watch for the money. It will provide you with a basic but reliable functionality cased in a stylish design. Due to its Japanese Quartz movement, the watch is incredibly thin, light, and most importantly – precise. In fact, if it wasn’t for the rigid mock leather strap, you would probably forget you’re wearing it.”

– Matthew Catellier / Watch Review

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Glow feature
  • Splash resistant
  • 5-year warranty
$82.64 at Amazon

The Drive

citizen mens watch gift ideas for the holidays

Citizen

A classically modern watch that every man should have. The rose gold tones against the gray face and leather strap adds an air of sophistication about it.

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Date window
  • 10 bar water resistance
  • 5-year warranty
$146.25 at Amazon

Eco-Drive BM8242-08E

citizen men's eco-drive stainless steel mens watch gift

Amazon

A striking timepiece with a beautiful brown leather strap, gold-tone stainless steal case and simple black dial.

“Well-proportioned, solar efficient and precise, but above all else gorgeous on the wrist. Citizen’s Eco-Drive line is time tested and amongst one of the best ‘Budget’ offerings on the market for those looking to gift an excellent watch that won’t break the bank, but will please the giftee. Do Santa proud and get your loved one one of these.”

– Patrick Marlett / Take Time

Features

  • Leather strap
  • Date window
  • 30 feet water resistance
  • 5-year warranty
$96.70 at Amazon

High Tech Machine

citizen high tech machine mens watch gift idea for the sporty man

Citizen

This sporty looking watch with blue dial is ideal for the sportsman in your life. The wearer will always be on time and doing it in style in this high-tech timepiece.

Features

  • Glow feature
  • Stainless steel bracket
  • Date window
  • 10 bar water resistance
  • 5-year warranty
$144.26 at Amazon

Axiom

citizen axiom mens watch gift ideas for the holidays

Citizen

For those men that aren’t a fan of the standard circular watch why not consider the Axiom? A stylish timekeeper that’s just a little bit different.

Features

  • Leather strap
  • 10 bar water resistance
  • 5-year warranty
$109 at Amazon

Chandler

citizen chandler is an ideal mens watch gift idea

Citizen

Designed for the man of today in a classic style this stainless steel watch would put a smile on any man’s face if received as a gift for the holidays.

Features

  • Glow feature
  • Stainless steel bracket
  • Date window
  • 10 bar water resistance
  • 5-year warranty
$89.93 at Amazon

 

 


Nixon

 

nixon mens watch gift guide

Nixon is an American brand of watch and accessory makers founded in 1997. Although fairly new to this watch-making game, Nixon can hold their own with their stylishly designed timepieces.

Find 5 great Nixon examples below:

Time Teller

mens watch gift ideas for the holidays

Nixon

An uncomplicated clean-cut watch with simple design that will complement any outfit and occasion.

Features

  • 3-hand analog
  • Stainless steel bracelet
  • 2-year warranty
$111.81 at Amazon

Time Tracker

Nixon watches are affordable mens watch gift ideas

Nixon

A modern, retro-styled watch from Nixon that will suit the contemporary man. Available in gold, black and white so there’s a color choice for all.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 3-hand analog
  • Stainless steel bracelet
  • Water resistant up to 100 meters
  • 2-year warranty
$125 at Amazon

Porter Leather

nixon porter leather mens watch gift for the man in your life

Nixon

A clean and considered watch that’s traditional but not old-fashioned. The boldly printed dial makes a statement and creates an impact.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 3-hand analog
  • Leather strap
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • 2-year warranty
$127.02 at Amazon

Sentry

nixon sentry is a great mens watch gift idea

Nixon

A remarkably good-looking watch that will bring joy to any wearer.

“The first thing that struck me about the A105 is its simplicity. There is a quiet confidence that emanates from this timepiece. It isn’t loud. It doesn’t consciously seek tograb eyeballs. But it still manages to do so due to its understated elegance. 

If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd as far as your timepiece selections are concerned, you might want to consider the Nixon Men’s A105 Sentry 42mm Leather Watch as your next casual watch purchase.”

– Matthew Catellier / Watch Review

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 3-hand analog
  • Leather strap
  • Water resistant up to 100 meters
  • 2-year warranty
$149.95 at Amazon

Cannon

nixon cannon gold mens watch gift

Nixon

A smooth and sleek watch that’s not too over-the-top and over-complicated. The Cannon is available in a variety of color options, so you’re bound to find your man’s favorite.

Features

  • Quartz movement
  • 3-hand analog
  • Stainless steel bracelet
  • Water resistant up to 100 meters
  • 2-year warranty
$150 at Amazon

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