You may have heard a few years back that wristwatches were on the outs, finished– 20th-century technology with no place in today’s world. After all, your smartphone will gladly tell you the time, and it’s linked to the atomic clock. So why the heck would any self-respecting, 21st-century man wear a watch?

Style. A watch is more than a timepiece. It’s a symbol of luxury, fashion, durability or just plain manliness. If you’re searching for the right watch for your wrist, check out these offerings that range from the luxurious to the practical, each with their own intelligent style.

Citizen World Chronograph A-T • Retail: $500 (approx.) – BUY NOW

Citizen watches are known worldwide for quality, and the World Chronograph A-T is no exception. It’s perfect for the globetrotting, adventure-seeking man, offering 26 different time zones and a perpetual calendar. This watch features beautiful styling and an unparalleled feel on the wrist. It appeals to men with sophisticated tastes as well as those seeking excellent durability. This watch boasts all stainless steel construction and Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, so no battery is ever required. This is a timepiece that will last.


Complete stainless steel construction

26-time-zone functionality

Eco-Drive movement

Brushed/polished case

Bracelet style band


Michael Kors Unisex Slim Runway • Retail: $195 (approx.) – BUY NOW

If you’re looking for an understated style with a moderate price tag, check out this beautiful all matte black timepiece from Michael Kors’ Runway collection. It’s both elegant and reliable, making it the perfect choice for a can’t miss board meeting or the black-tie social event of the season.


Black stainless steel construction

Beautiful matte black on black dial

Water resistant

Reliable quartz movement

Bracelet style band


Timex Expedition • Retail: $80 (approx.)  – BUY NOW

If you need a rugged men’s watch that won’t put a dent in your wallet look no further than the Timex Expedition. It offers a classic, easy to read dial with large, contrasting numbers against a cream-colored face. A day calendar, luminous hands, and a genuine leather band add to the Expedition’s adventurous styling. Whether you’re headed to the grocery store or the other side of the world, this is the watch you want with you on your next expedition.


Silver-toned brass case

High contrast, easy to read dial

Indiglo night-light

Genuine leather, padded band


As you can see, watches are far from over. These three offer styling and construction built to last and run the pricing gamut from expensive to budget conscious. This range of affordability proves that any man can own the perfect timepiece. Whether you’re looking for something for the boardroom or the living room, there’s a wristwatch out there that’s right for you.