When it comes to functional fashion accessories, nothing quite beats a watch. And since we will be glancing at the dial nearly as often as our phone, we might as well find something pleasant to look at. A cool and unique watch can also be the perfect complement to your outfit, setting the tone for the effect your appearance will have on those around you. For this article, we have compiled a few bestselling watches under 100, each with their own unique twist.
Casio Classic Gold Digital Watch
Casio has become quite a name brand over the years, known for producing functional wrist watches with digital readouts. This somewhat basic reputation is what makes this brilliant gold model special – it is an unexpected flair to an otherwise ordinary watch. I have personally seen this model worn on the streets of New York City a few times, and I have to admit – it looks pretty sweet. For a cool cost effective watch, the Gold Casio is a great choice.
Daniel Wellington Men’s 0102DW Canterbury Round Watch
The Daniel Wellington brand is not as well known, and definitely comes across as more expensive than the price that these models sell for. A lot of this comes from the basic dial design – very clean, with no complicated functions and dials. This results in a very contemporary and modern appearance. The multi-colored Nylon strap is also a cool unique feature not present on most mainstream watches. There’s a lot to be said for Nylon straps- they are durable, weather resistant, light, and comfortable. For a unique every day watch one certainly couldn’t go wrong with the Daniel Wellington.
Treehut Mens Wooden Bamboo Watch
Wooden watches have cropped up over the past few years as a new take on an old craft. Tree Hut is one of the best quality brands in this new arena, a small company carefully making each model by hand. True to the watch’s “organic” nature, each piece is made from pure wood, without paint or chemicals of any sort. The watches are battery powered by Japanese Quartz, and the strap is made of a comfortable soft leather. Wood is a very light material, and combined with the leather strap, it weighs hardly anything on the wrist. For a comfortable watch that is sure to turn heads, the Treehut is a great fit.
Stuhrling Original Winchester Black Watch
It’s easy to tell at first glance what makes the Winchester special. The case is unlike any other, with a skeleton design that leaves the space between the Roman Numeral hour markers see through. Powerful Krysterna crystal protects the dial, a material more scratch resistant than mineral and more shatter resistant than sapphire. The leather calfskin band is very comfortable and light, a great match for the jet black case. The uncluttered dial design makes the time easy to read, and this model is a great for semi-formal events or as a dress watch.
Nixon Men’s A105 Sentry 42mm Watch
Nixon is a great choice for those looking for a basic and attractive every day watch. There are a remarkable amount of color options to choose from, though the general structure remains the same- leather band, stainless steel case, Japanese-quartz movement, and clean dial design. There is a helpful date window at the 3 O’clock, but otherwise your view will not be interrupted by any distracting meters and complications. It is worth noting that Nixon does feature somewhat large dials (42mm) though in my opinion it’s a very masculine size. Nixon is an excellent modern brand, and offer a large selection of unique styles to choose from.
Casio Men’s GA100-1A1 Black Watch
The G shock series is known for large case designs, durability, and a wide array of features. These qualities are certainly represented in the GA100. The dial size is the largest on this list, coming in at 55 x 51.2 mm. The watch is shock resistant, waterproof to 200 M, magnetic resistant, and pretty difficult to get banged up. The calendar is pre-programmed to 2099, and the watch is easy to set between 29 different time zones. When it comes to practical function, the Casio is hard to beat, and one will certainly be hard pressed to find a model that takes up more real estate on the wrist.