Dress Watches Under 200

For some people, a watch is more than an instrument for telling time. It’s also a fashion accessory, and a statement. While smartwatches are favored by some, others like to have a nice dress watch, especially for special occasions.

However, some people also associate stylish and classic dress watches with high prices, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

You can find nice watches under $200, ones that are good quality, nice looking and serve as a fashion accessory for the wearer while still accurately telling time. The best affordable dress watches will fit the bill for those who want their watch to match the occasion, their wardrobe or their personal style.

Choosing a lower priced watch also lets you figure out what you like in a timepiece, allowing you to invest in a smartwatch if you really want one, but also letting you have that stylish dress watch for special occasions, for the office, for a job interview or important meeting, or for a romantic dinner engagement or family gathering.

So what should you look for in an affordable dress watch? Let’s take a look.

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Orient Bambino Version 2 Men's Dress Watch

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Orient Bambino Version 2 Men's Dress Watch


This classic looking watch has a light colored, pale beige watchface (described as a “sunburst” color) and blue hands that display the hour, minute and second. It has Roman numerals and second markers around the dial. There’s also a date display at 3 o’clock.

It features Japanese-automatic movement and is hand-winding, with a power reserve of 40 hours. It’s water resistant to 100 feet (30 meters) which makes it OK for a brief splash of water but isn’t good for swimming or wearing in the shower.


Material:Stainless Steel Case, Brown Leather Band
Size:1.57 inches in diameter x 0.47 inches thick
Weight:8 ounces



  • A basic watch with a classic style, would look great going to work or out for dinner.
  • Has what you need in a dress watch, with 3-hand display and a date display.
  • Automatic movement with 40-hour power reserve.


  • Orient is not as well-known as other watch brands.
  • Limited water resistance.

Why We Chose This

This is just your basic dress watch that fulfills your basic needs: nice looking case, watch face and leather band; hour, minute and second hands; and automatic movement with a power reserve that should last 40 hours between windings.

Dress Watches Under 200

Design & Style

If you’re looking for cheap dress watches, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Even an affordable dress watch usually has a very classic style: an analog display; a watch face with minimal markings, maybe even marks instead of numbers; and occasionally a date display but not much else. A clean, elegant look is what sets apart many dress watches. The design is also usually classic, with a thin case and often a leather band, although sometimes a stainless steel band can be found on nice watches under $200. A stainless steel case will ensure long life and durability, while still looking good. You can wear most of these affordable dress watches for more than a special occasion. They’re usually tough enough to take you on an outdoor adventure, although most are not water resistant enough for any extreme sports.

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