Five of the best watches under $500

Five of the best watches

Finding a good quality watch for a cheap price these days is always a difficult task. We’re not talking about the cheap Bali specials you picked up last year for $15, because lets face it nothing cheap is ever great – especially in the world of watches. We’ve compiled a short list of the best watches under $500 , All of which have style, elegance and quality.


Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 6.25.10 pmAs simple as they come, the Uniform Wares branded watches will definitely catch the eyes of friends. This 203 series has a  Swiss-Made movement, and a beautiful Italian leather strap that will only improve with age. Sometimes less is more. ($430 Buy @ Mr Porter)

Michael Kors – Gage Silver


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Michael Kors are usually well known for their women’s bags and jewellery, but they seem to be onto a winner with this mens edition. Recently featured in the November issue of GQ described as Wall Street polish meets maritime cool. Certainly a fine watch for under $500 ($400 buy at ASOS)

Mondaine EVO Chronograph

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 6.29.37 pmThe Mondaine EVO can be recognised from the old swiss railway clocks. The design then moved its way to the wrist and can be seen here in a soft black leather strap and brushed-steel case. ($419 Buy @ Mr PORTER)

Daniel Wellington Classic Cambridge

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Daniel Wellington have one of the most versatile timepieces on the market that will suit any occasion from dog walks to dinner parties. The watches are designed to fit a whole range of straps including leather and Nato styles, which fit elegantly on this beautiful minimalistic face ($229 BUY from The Iconic)

Melbourne Watch Company – Hawthorn

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 9.43.29 pmLocal Melbourne based watchmaker opened its doors last year and are still fairly new when it comes to watch heritage, but this doesn’t stop them from producing quality watches. Melbourne watch company aim to crate original timepieces that can appeal to everyone from watch snob to casual wearer, and they have done so brilliantly with this “Hawthorn” model. ($395 Buy Here)


Kevin Garcia

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