Best Watches Under 100 Dollars
This entire article started when looking for a watch for my 12, going on 13, year-olds birthday. He’s become interested in watches after I took a heavy interest myself. At school, kids come up to him and ask what watch he’s wearing, whether he got a new one recently, and his favorite question, “Do you have a Rolex?” Needless to say, he doesn’t have a Rolex and my wife probably wouldn’t approve of me buying one for him anyway.
He already has some pretty “cool” watches that I’ve purchased from Wish and Amazon. They are not high-quality timepieces, but they are unique. He has a knock-off Hublot MP-05, not a replica, a very poor-quality knock-off. He also has a knock-off Richard Mille RM-052, again, a knock-off, not a replica. The glass on that one broke a couple of weeks in. Other than that, he has a bunch of no-name watches with cool features or cool designs. The single brand name watch he does have is the first watch I bought him, a Casio G-Shock I paid under $40 for on Amazon. So, as his birthday approaches, I decided to find him the best watch for under 100 dollars.
Where did I start?
Amazon of course… I started by simply searching watches and filtering out everything over $100. There was a lot to choose from and many of them were like the design and style he had already. I suspect the quality was also similar. So, I went to Reddit and Facebook to ask for a few opinions.
People are passionate about their watches
I got dozens of responses across the platforms, sparked arguments, and when it was all said and done, I got some great recommendations. I also learned about new brands and a lot about some of the brands’ history, which plays a role in why people are so passionate. It took a long time to sort through the responses and investigate the recommendations. I based my choices on looks, movement, customer ratings, and perceived value.
Although my intent was to find a watch for my son, I value this list for myself – a 37-year-old man. I made a purchase for myself and my son based on the results. So, without further ado here are the best watches for under $100, in no particular order.