Best Mechanical Watches For Men

Best Mechanical Watches For Men

Mechanical, or automatic, watches are a curiosity. The more tech leads watch making into a future of connected apps and gadgets, the more designers still clamor to create traditional timepieces. Why? Aesthetically they’re beautifully rendered. Functionally, they tick perfectly without a shred of slowing down years into their lifespan. And classics never get old. So with our glasses raised to the longevity of mechanical watches, here are four of the best affordable mechanical watches on the market now.


Bulova Men’s 160 Series

Bulova Mens 160 Series. Photo courtesy of Bulova.

Bulova has long kept dual postcodes in both the luxury upmarket and affordable markets for timepieces. And nowhere along that vast trajectory has the brand faltered in rendering quality watches no matter their price tag. While any number of Bulova mechanical watches could be featured here, we’d like to suggest the 160 series. Its rose gold indices marry nicely with a black dial and leather band. Clocking in at 45mm, the dial also features a chronograph subdial. It oozes style. You can buy it on Amazon for $199.


Frederique Constant “Runabout”

Frederique Constant Runabout. Photo courtesy of Frederique Constant.

Frederique Constant clocks in with a 43mm timepiece that is subdued class. It boasts a convex stainless steel case and sapphire crystal with a transparent back. Silver and gray are the color palette here. The dial benefits from a silver touch of elegance while the strap is a dark gray. The indices are a nuanced hand polished black pearl. It has everything we need in a mechanical watch. You can buy it on Amazon for $1114.31.


EDOX Les Vauberts Watch

Edox Les Vauberts. Photo courtesy of Edox.

Edox goes for simple earth tones that actually give a generous touch of style to its Les Vauberts line. Here rose gold indices marry effortlessly with an earthen brown dial. And the brown leather strap is only a natural sidekick to a leading look that goes for substance over spectacle. A date window sits at the 3 o’clock position. Minimalist design at its understated best. You can buy it for $315.92 on Amazon.


Seiko Prospex Automatic Dive

Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver. Photo courtesy o Seiko.

Seiko continues to impress with its sturdy line of dive watches. They’ve rendered a constellation of watches that fall under the $700 bracket and still hold up to any underwater challenge we throw at them. The Prospex line is something of a warrior. The stainless steel case matches with a stainless steel band and a sapphire crystal. At 47mm it ranks up there in terms of size. Illuminated indices, 200m water resistance and a black dial round out the style curve on this entry. You can buy it on Amazon for $309.

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