Best Men’s Minimalist Watches Under $200

For some, a watch can serve as a central component of one’s individual style. While a substantial, ornate timepiece may represent the wearer’s tastes to some, those of us with more subtle preferences might prefer something a little less dramatic and attention-seeking.

With an emphasis on function, minimalist men’s watches aren’t without their own understated style. A simple but thoughtful design may just say more about you than those oversized anchor-bracelets ever could!

We found the best men’s minimalist watches under $200 available. Foremost in our picks are a reputation for quality. Luckily, there are a few fantastic options to choose from made by some of the most well-respected names in timekeeping:

Pick #1

Our top pick should come as little surprise. The Citizen Black Eco-Drive Axiom has a clean edge-to-edge design without hour markers other than a 12 o’clock dash, making the face nearly as simple as could be.

The main reason this watch is our top pick is that it represents the category perfectly. Low key and balanced in it’s design, this piece is a standout in the class.

Made by heavy-hitter Citizen and featuring the well-known Eco-Drive system which powers the watch with ambient light, you know this watch will not only last but is supported by a world-class watchmaker.

Pick #2

The second watch in our list is the Orient ‘2nd Gen Bambino Version III. This is a modern Japanese take on the minimalist style.

Often noted for its build quality at any price, many reviewers use this watch in a dress setting due to the sunburst dial and domed crystal. It also features in-house designed automatic hackable movement, and ability to hand-wind.

All movements are made in Japan and Orient has been manufacturing mechanical watches for 65 years now. There are 4 styles to choose from which should make finding the right look for you a snap.

Reviewers do mention that the case at 40.5mm is on the larger side, so keep this in mind if you have smaller wrists or just prefer watches in the 35-39mm range.

Pick #3

Although last on our list, this next pick may very well be first on yours. The Nixon A105 Sentry watch makes for a solid all-around choice at well under the $200 mark, with some styles even falling into the double-digits.

Stand-out features start with no less than 24 individual styles to choose from, along with Japanese quartz movement and 100m water resistance. Reviews are extremely solid at 4.3 with almost 500 reviews.

As long as the larger size (42mm) is compatible with your tastes, the ability to choose from so many styles makes this watch almost custom in nature.

Posted by Whichie Staff