The Stocking Stuffer’s Guide to Affordable Watches

Watches for a man of any era

By The Editors
November 22, 2015 9:00 am

At its most basic, men’s style can be boiled down to two camps: those who side with tradition, and those who side with trend.

The traditionalists stick to the tried-and-true, know what they like and value timeless style. The trendsetting crowd crave novelty, put their faith in progress and keep an eye on the latest trends and gadgets.

Timex has watches for both.

So before you draw up your various and sundry holiday lists this season, we put together a little cheat sheet to their offerings. No matter which you choose, you can count on two things: exceptional craftsmanship and unbeatable value.

For the Traditionalist

The Weekender Chrono (left)
A handsome workhorse whose utility knows no bounds.

The Waterbury Chronograph (center)
A throwback number with a stitched leather strap that gets better with age.

The Originals (right)
This one’s for your favorite lady: monochromatic minimalism at its bold but refined best. Available in an array of different strap and dial combinations.

For the Trendsetter

The Run X50 (left)
A smartwatch built for self-optimization that connects to smartphone fitness tracking apps and receives text, phone, email and Facebook notifications.

Expedition Grid Shock (center)
A rugged, shockproof outdoor watch with water resistance to 100m. Your go bag is incomplete without one.

The Metropolitan+ (right)
For the man who wants the best of both worlds, this ticker combines smartwatch activity tracking functionality with analog tradition. Because the truly modern man has an eye toward both the future and the past.

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