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Best Affordable Luxury, Designer and Cheap Watches Guide

With more than over 1 Billion watches being sold annually from over 500 top watch brands it can often be annoyingly difficult to find the best watches under your budget. With so many different styles and types of watches in the marketplace, it is quite often very difficult to differentiate and choose the right one to buy. Not any more with our Watch-i-Watches (WiW™) best affordable luxury, designer and cheap watches guide.

Complete with reviews you will be able to now easily find hassle free, the lowest watch price online and most suitable selection of watches and smartwatches well within your budget.

Although women have more choices available then men when it comes to adorning themselves with jewelry, that is not the same for men.  A man could wear a wedding ring, a pair of cufflinks and also a watch, of course. We are definately not experts on the first two, so we will stick to our passion of watches.

Many a time you think WoW! that’s the perfect watch! Then when you see the next one you say OMG this one’s even better. The more brands you see the more that you realise there are so many watches out there. Ultimately this is of no practical use to you unless you are able to actually decide on buying one and are satisfied with it.

With so many watches being bought each year, tens of millions of people regret their choice shortly afterwards. Through our research and analysis we have concluded that one of the main reasons why so many people regret their purchase is down to the lack of proper research.

To avoid regretting your watch buying decision we would like to suggest that when purchasing a watch you research the product thoroughly ensuring that it offers value for money and also that it is the best watch available for its price. However, doing all that research can take many hours. Not anymore thanks to the remarkable efforts of WatchiWatches. This is the main reason we are here offering our services. We are going to discuss the main styles and types of timepieces. We are also going to take a look at display types, types of watch movements types and price levels for the whole family, friends, business associates and loved ones alike.

Watch Display Type

There are basically three types of watch display types in use today known as Analog watches with an analog display, Digital watches with a digital display and Combined watches with a combined analog and digital display.

Analog watches

Analog watches have the oldest and most traditional watch display style. Watches with analog display normally have two watch “hands”, one denoting hours and the other minutes. Most analog watches have a third hand which points at the current second in time measurement. Analog watches are the most widely used type of watch display. A good example of a best selling contempory analog watch would be something like the example we have taken from our Timex Watch Review as follows.

Our overall Best Value for Money Affordable Analog Watches

Under $100
Skagen Men's Jorn Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch,...
Under $100
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black...
Under $100
Relic Men's Jake Quartz Stainless Steel and Silicone Casual Watch,...
Under $50
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
Under $50
Mens Quartz Watch, Roman Numeral Business Casual Fashion Analog Wrist...
Under $50
Casio Men's MQ24-7B2 Analog Watch with Black Resin Band
Skagen Men's Jorn Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch,...
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black...
Relic Men's Jake Quartz Stainless Steel and Silicone Casual Watch,...
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
Mens Quartz Watch, Roman Numeral Business Casual Fashion Analog Wrist...
Casio Men's MQ24-7B2 Analog Watch with Black Resin Band
53 Amazon Reviews
3,763 Amazon Reviews
68 Amazon Reviews
6,672 Amazon Reviews
1,721 Amazon Reviews
1,626 Amazon Reviews
from $104.99
$64.98
$48.69
$30.55
$15.10
$10.19
Under $100
Skagen Men's Jorn Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch,...
Skagen Men's Jorn Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch,...
53 Amazon Reviews
from $104.99
Under $100
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black...
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black...
3,763 Amazon Reviews
$64.98
Under $100
Relic Men's Jake Quartz Stainless Steel and Silicone Casual Watch,...
Relic Men's Jake Quartz Stainless Steel and Silicone Casual Watch,...
68 Amazon Reviews
$48.69
Under $50
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
6,672 Amazon Reviews
$30.55
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Under $50
Mens Quartz Watch, Roman Numeral Business Casual Fashion Analog Wrist...
Mens Quartz Watch, Roman Numeral Business Casual Fashion Analog Wrist...
1,721 Amazon Reviews
$15.10
-
Under $50
Casio Men's MQ24-7B2 Analog Watch with Black Resin Band
Casio Men's MQ24-7B2 Analog Watch with Black Resin Band
1,626 Amazon Reviews
$10.19

Digital Watches

Digital watches started to come out in the eighties and were for many years taken as for gimmicky gadgets. There are two main types:

LED (light emitting diode) Digital Watches

Commonly used in sport, military and ABC watches. A new type of LED technology common in smartwatches is the OLED (organic light emitting Diode).

Our overall Best Value for Money Affordable LED Digital Watches

Under $100
Casio Men's G8900A-1CR G-Shock Black and Blue Resin Digital Sport...
Under $30
FunkyTop Men's Stainless Steel Binary Matrix LED Digital Waterproof...
Under $20
PALADA Men's Sports Digital Wrist Watch All Black Electronic...
Under $20
Men's Digital Sports Watch LED Screen Large Face Military Watches and...
Under $20
Aposon Men's Digital Sports Wrist Watch LED Screen Large Face...
Under $20
Fanmis Mens Multi Function Alarm Stopwatch 7 Color LED Backlight...
Casio Men's G8900A-1CR G-Shock Black and Blue Resin Digital Sport...
FunkyTop Men's Stainless Steel Binary Matrix LED Digital Waterproof...
PALADA Men's Sports Digital Wrist Watch All Black Electronic...
Men's Digital Sports Watch LED Screen Large Face Military Watches and...
Aposon Men's Digital Sports Wrist Watch LED Screen Large Face...
Fanmis Mens Multi Function Alarm Stopwatch 7 Color LED Backlight...
369 Amazon Reviews
56 Amazon Reviews
1,043 Amazon Reviews
2,753 Amazon Reviews
2,813 Amazon Reviews
208 Amazon Reviews
$74.69
$21.99
$16.99
$12.99
$12.99
$12.79
Under $100
Casio Men's G8900A-1CR G-Shock Black and Blue Resin Digital Sport...
Casio Men's G8900A-1CR G-Shock Black and Blue Resin Digital Sport...
369 Amazon Reviews
$74.69
Under $30
FunkyTop Men's Stainless Steel Binary Matrix LED Digital Waterproof...
FunkyTop Men's Stainless Steel Binary Matrix LED Digital Waterproof...
56 Amazon Reviews
$21.99
-
Under $20
PALADA Men's Sports Digital Wrist Watch All Black Electronic...
PALADA Men's Sports Digital Wrist Watch All Black Electronic...
1,043 Amazon Reviews
$16.99
-
Under $20
Men's Digital Sports Watch LED Screen Large Face Military Watches and...
Men's Digital Sports Watch LED Screen Large Face Military Watches and...
2,753 Amazon Reviews
$12.99
-
Under $20
Aposon Men's Digital Sports Wrist Watch LED Screen Large Face...
Aposon Men's Digital Sports Wrist Watch LED Screen Large Face...
2,813 Amazon Reviews
$12.99
-
Under $20
Fanmis Mens Multi Function Alarm Stopwatch 7 Color LED Backlight...
Fanmis Mens Multi Function Alarm Stopwatch 7 Color LED Backlight...
208 Amazon Reviews
$12.79
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LCD (liquid crystal display) Digital Watches

LCD displays are common in smartwatches. In recent times digital watches have become more popular due to the almost unlimited functionailty of such watches especially with the advent of various smartwatch apps. A good example of a typical best selling and good value for money LCD digital watch from the early days which continues to sell well would probably come from the Best Casio Watch Reviews as follows:

Our overall Best Value for Money Affordable LCD Digital Watches 

Under $150
Nixon Base Black/Silver Men’s Retro Style Smart Watch (38mm. Digital...
Under $50
LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR, Heart Rate Monitor Watch, IP67 Waterproof...
Under $50
Casio Men's G-shock DW5600E-1V Shock Resistant Black Resin Sport Watch
Under $30
TEKMAGIC 10 ATM Digital Submersible Diving Watch 100m Water Resistant...
Under $50
Armitron Sport Men's 408231RDGY Digital Watch
Under $20
AMPM24 LCD Digital Alarm Lady Men Block Constructor Stopwatch Sport...
Nixon Base Black/Silver Men’s Retro Style Smart Watch (38mm. Digital...
LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR, Heart Rate Monitor Watch, IP67 Waterproof...
Casio Men's G-shock DW5600E-1V Shock Resistant Black Resin Sport Watch
TEKMAGIC 10 ATM Digital Submersible Diving Watch 100m Water Resistant...
Armitron Sport Men's 408231RDGY Digital Watch
AMPM24 LCD Digital Alarm Lady Men Block Constructor Stopwatch Sport...
10 Amazon Reviews
3,021 Amazon Reviews
2,837 Amazon Reviews
2 Amazon Reviews
697 Amazon Reviews
163 Amazon Reviews
$124.93
$29.98
$45.47
$24.99
$22.49
$6.99
Under $150
Nixon Base Black/Silver Men’s Retro Style Smart Watch (38mm. Digital...
Nixon Base Black/Silver Men’s Retro Style Smart Watch (38mm. Digital...
10 Amazon Reviews
$124.93
-
Under $50
LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR, Heart Rate Monitor Watch, IP67 Waterproof...
LETSCOM Fitness Tracker HR, Heart Rate Monitor Watch, IP67 Waterproof...
3,021 Amazon Reviews
$29.98
-
Under $50
Casio Men's G-shock DW5600E-1V Shock Resistant Black Resin Sport Watch
Casio Men's G-shock DW5600E-1V Shock Resistant Black Resin Sport Watch
2,837 Amazon Reviews
$45.47
Under $30
TEKMAGIC 10 ATM Digital Submersible Diving Watch 100m Water Resistant...
TEKMAGIC 10 ATM Digital Submersible Diving Watch 100m Water Resistant...
2 Amazon Reviews
$24.99
-
Under $50
Armitron Sport Men's 408231RDGY Digital Watch
Armitron Sport Men's 408231RDGY Digital Watch
697 Amazon Reviews
$22.49
-
Under $20
AMPM24 LCD Digital Alarm Lady Men Block Constructor Stopwatch Sport...
AMPM24 LCD Digital Alarm Lady Men Block Constructor Stopwatch Sport...
163 Amazon Reviews
$6.99
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Digital watches have become popular since the 1980s thanks to the great efforts of the likes of Casio and Seiko. More recently with the advent of smart watches and the need to maximize information available at your fingertips at anytime and at any place, the mainstream demand for digital watches has become exponential.

Analog-Digital Dual Display Watches

Analog-digital dual displays can be really useful to exhibit maximum information available with a passing glance as well as having the ability to present further information  by pressing buttons. Also great if one type of display should fail for whatever reason. We have many good models reviewed from top watch brands available with a best selling example taken from the Best Casio Watches Reviews as follows:

Our overall Best Value for Money Affordable Analog-Digital Dual Display Watches

Under $50
Casio Men's G-Shock G100-1BV Black Resin Sport Watch
Under $50
New Casio AQ230GA-9D Digital Analog Dual Time Metal Watch Multi Alarm...
Under $50
Astarsport Mens Unique Fashion Classic Casual Retro vintage Wooden...
Under $50
SINOBI Mens Analog Digital Sport Watches Electronic Wrist Watch with...
Under $50
Men's Digital Quartz Analog Sport Watches Stainless Steel Waterproof...
Under $50
Fanmis Military Analog Digital Display Multifunction Dual Time Alarm...
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2,423 Amazon Reviews
113 Amazon Reviews
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223 Amazon Reviews
255 Amazon Reviews
254 Amazon Reviews
Casio Men's G-Shock G100-1BV Black Resin Sport Watch
New Casio AQ230GA-9D Digital Analog Dual Time Metal Watch Multi Alarm...
Astarsport Mens Unique Fashion Classic Casual Retro vintage Wooden...
SINOBI Mens Analog Digital Sport Watches Electronic Wrist Watch with...
Men's Digital Quartz Analog Sport Watches Stainless Steel Waterproof...
Fanmis Military Analog Digital Display Multifunction Dual Time Alarm...
$54.46
$37.00
$36.99
$25.99
$24.99
$13.69
Under $50
Casio Men's G-Shock G100-1BV Black Resin Sport Watch
2,423 Amazon Reviews
Casio Men's G-Shock G100-1BV Black Resin Sport Watch
$54.46
Under $50
New Casio AQ230GA-9D Digital Analog Dual Time Metal Watch Multi Alarm...
113 Amazon Reviews
New Casio AQ230GA-9D Digital Analog Dual Time Metal Watch Multi Alarm...
$37.00
Under $50
Astarsport Mens Unique Fashion Classic Casual Retro vintage Wooden...
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Astarsport Mens Unique Fashion Classic Casual Retro vintage Wooden...
$36.99
-
Under $50
SINOBI Mens Analog Digital Sport Watches Electronic Wrist Watch with...
223 Amazon Reviews
SINOBI Mens Analog Digital Sport Watches Electronic Wrist Watch with...
$25.99
-
Under $50
Men's Digital Quartz Analog Sport Watches Stainless Steel Waterproof...
255 Amazon Reviews
Men's Digital Quartz Analog Sport Watches Stainless Steel Waterproof...
$24.99
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Under $50
Fanmis Military Analog Digital Display Multifunction Dual Time Alarm...
254 Amazon Reviews
Fanmis Military Analog Digital Display Multifunction Dual Time Alarm...
$13.69
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Watch Movement

There are 5/6 types of watch movement available including mechanical (hand-wound) and Automatic (self-wound) as well as for Quartz and Kinetic movement watches. More recently Solar and Atomic powered watches have become more widely available thanks to the efforts of top watch brands like Casio.

Mechanical Movement Watches (hand wound)

The traditional hand wound mechanical watch continues to fascinate watch enthusiasts and lovers of engineering alike. It is as if a working universe was recreated within a watch case. A mechanical watch which is neither self-winding nor electrically driven is called a manual winding watch. Nowadays the mechanical is less popular than quartz movement watches. However if you want to know how to start a watch collection then it would be better to buy mechanical watches. We also have a post for a nice investment watches review for expensive watch buyers.

We have taken a great value for money example of one of our best selling hand wound mechanical watches from the Orient watch review below

Our overall Best Value for Money Affordable Manual Winding Mechanical Watches

Under $5000
Omega Men's 31132403001001 Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Brown...
Under $500
SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding (with manual winding)...
Under $250
Orient Men's 'Monarch' Mechanical Hand Wind Stainless Steel and...
Under $250
Seiko Mechanical Self-Winding (with manual winding) 5Sports SARZ005...
Under $100
Parnis Classic St3600,44mm, Manual Winding, High Quality Leather Strap...
Under $20
AMPM24 Men's Hand-winding Mechanical Watch Black Leather Watchband...
3 Amazon Reviews
79 Amazon Reviews
69 Amazon Reviews
56 Amazon Reviews
58 Amazon Reviews
92 Amazon Reviews
Omega Men's 31132403001001 Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Brown...
SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding (with manual winding)...
Orient Men's 'Monarch' Mechanical Hand Wind Stainless Steel and...
Seiko Mechanical Self-Winding (with manual winding) 5Sports SARZ005...
Parnis Classic St3600,44mm, Manual Winding, High Quality Leather Strap...
AMPM24 Men's Hand-winding Mechanical Watch Black Leather Watchband...
$3,695.00
$294.15
$209.99
$203.99
$72.00
$18.99
Under $5000
Omega Men's 31132403001001 Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Brown...
3 Amazon Reviews
Omega Men's 31132403001001 Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Brown...
$3,695.00
Under $500
SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding (with manual winding)...
79 Amazon Reviews
SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding (with manual winding)...
$294.15
Under $250
Orient Men's 'Monarch' Mechanical Hand Wind Stainless Steel and...
69 Amazon Reviews
Orient Men's 'Monarch' Mechanical Hand Wind Stainless Steel and...
$209.99
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Under $250
Seiko Mechanical Self-Winding (with manual winding) 5Sports SARZ005...
56 Amazon Reviews
Seiko Mechanical Self-Winding (with manual winding) 5Sports SARZ005...
$203.99
Under $100
Parnis Classic St3600,44mm, Manual Winding, High Quality Leather Strap...
58 Amazon Reviews
Parnis Classic St3600,44mm, Manual Winding, High Quality Leather Strap...
$72.00
-
Under $20
AMPM24 Men's Hand-winding Mechanical Watch Black Leather Watchband...
92 Amazon Reviews
AMPM24 Men's Hand-winding Mechanical Watch Black Leather Watchband...
$18.99
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Mechanical watches are hand-wound so would have to do that manually on a daily basis. As you wind the watch up the mechanical movement coils up energy in the mainspring which is then released and regulated by a sophisticated system of gears. This is done with such precision that the change of hours, minutes and seconds are syncronized with the regulation of energy from the watch movement.

Mechanical watches on average lose around about an hour annually and are sensitive to amongst others, changes in temperature, position and magnetism. Good examples can be found with Skeleton watches which are popular and we have some helpful skeleton watch reviews to help you find a nice model.

Automatic Movement Watches (Self-wound)

The automatic self-winding automatic mechanism was invented in the 18th for pocket watches. A version suitable for wristwatches was first developed in the 1920s. Automatic watches are mechanical watches which have been “upgraded” with an automatic mechanism and can either be self-winding or electrically driven. Self-winding is achieved by utilizing the wearer’s natural hand movements to generate the wind-up energy. This is done by adding an eccentric weight to the watch movement, which being finely balanced on a pivot, turns with every movement of the hand. The movement of the weight used is able to rewind the mainspring thereby making the whole process automatic.

Our overall Best Value for Money Affordable Automatic Watches

Under $500
Hamilton Men's H64455533 Khaki King Series Stainless Steel Automatic...
Under $100
Relic Men's Brennan Automatic Self-Winding Stainless Steel Skeleton...
Under $100
Invicta Men's 8926OB Pro Diver Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with...
Under $75
Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial
Under $75
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black...
Under $75
Invicta Men's 8926 Pro Diver Collection Automatic Watch,...
200 Amazon Reviews
97 Amazon Reviews
2,514 Amazon Reviews
677 Amazon Reviews
3,763 Amazon Reviews
1,527 Amazon Reviews
Hamilton Men's H64455533 Khaki King Series Stainless Steel Automatic...
Relic Men's Brennan Automatic Self-Winding Stainless Steel Skeleton...
Invicta Men's 8926OB Pro Diver Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with...
Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black...
Invicta Men's 8926 Pro Diver Collection Automatic Watch,...
$358.64
$93.56