8 Watches to Wear Now
(Until You Reach
Submariner Status)


Facts: Standing out in menswear is all about executing the details. The belt. The styling. The socks. The textures. The bling. The watch. Most definitely the watch.

So if you're looking to cop a new wrist buddy to up your fit game—here is our edit of wardrobe-elevating watches to buy now … until it’s time to save up for that heirloom piece.


Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1990

True wristwatch enthusiasts and future collectors should know about and follow Hodinkee—their coverage is the online hub for nerding out on all things horology-adjacent.

We’re fans of their seasonal collaboration with Swiss watchmakers Swatch. This rich, forest green is devastatingly posh. Just add our Cannen blazer and go. 

Price: $170

Where to Buy: shop.hodinkee.com 

Casio MQ24-9B

This super-affordable classic analog with Arabic numerals has been seen on the likes of Tyler, the Creator. Talk about cred!

Price: $12.99 (Yes, we're serious!)

Where to Buy: amazon.com


Tissot Chrono XL

You can never go wrong with a handsome AF Chronograph—like this baddie by legendary watchmaker Tissot. The beige dial and distressed khaki fabric strap combo is military-inspired perfection.

Honorable mention Chronos: Check out Citizen and Skagen.

Price: $375

Where to Buy: tissot.com


Greats x Timex Navi

Check out Timex's blacked-out collaboration with Brooklyn-based sneakerheads, Greats. Slow clap for the subtle pops of aqua and orange accents.

Price: $149

Where to Buy: greats.com 


Timex Q Stainless Steel Bracelet

For a more classic Timex moment, we co-sign this stainless steel option that was inspired by the wildly-popular (and more $$) Rolex GMT-Master with a Pepsi red and blue bezel. #goals

Price: $179

Where to Buy: timex.com

Timex + Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS

Okay, last Timex (but there's soo many good ones). We stan for every watch that menswear designer Todd Snyder puts his design stamp on—including this diver-style hybrid and the more elegant Colorblock Milano (shown above).

Price: $158

Where to buy: toddsnyder.com


Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch

Kudos to Fossil for consistently making some of the most stylish Wear OS smartwatches on the market. Currently, we dig this black stainless steel bracelet option.

Tip: If you're an Android user, also consider their new Gen 5E LTE—the brand’s first LTE-equipped smartwatch. 

Price: $249

Where to Buy: fossil.com

Vaer D5 Tropic USA Diver

This modern diver by the more under-the-radar brand, Vaer, is equal parts rugged and sophisticated. Translated: It will look great with everything from tailoring to athleisure.

Bonus: Each Vaer watch comes with two easy change straps—a hyper-functional silicone one and either a nylon or more refined leather option of your choosing. Additional straps can be purchased later for even more styling options.

Price: $499

Where to Buy: vaer.com