best watches under 500

If you are reading this then chances are excellent that you are interested in the best watches under 500 dollars. Gone are the days when wrist watches were primarily used for telling time. These days, their function extend far beyond time telling to serve as an icon of style, fashion and affluent. For all men of style and fashion out there, we have found and published below 20 top watches priced below $500 that we think you will be delighted to checkout.

REVIEWS OF TOP RATED AND BEST WATCHES FOR MEN UNDER $500

Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L

CITIZEN MEN’S BL8000-54L ECO-DRIVE CALIBRE 8700

BRAND: Citizen  | MODEL: BL8000-54L

Movement: Swiss Quartz
Crystal: Mineral
Band: Calfskin
Case Diameter: 44 Millimeters
Dial: White
Functions: Classic and clean dial, date display window, Imported
Water Resistance: 30 Feet

MEN’S CITIZEN BL8000-54L REVIEW

As would be expected from a watch of this caliber (which is not a good starting point for those with tight budget looking for best watches under 200 dollars) the entire case including the push buttons and crown of Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L are designed with stainless steel material. While the case side boast of impeccable mirror finishing, the back/case cover boast of brushed steel finishing that are appealing to the eye.

Its blue multi-function dial with date window, perpetual calendar, and dual time functionality are all housed within a hardened mineral glass crystal to ensure that the main dial window doesn’t ugly scratches or crack easily when accidentally dropped.

The Material

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The Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L has a five link stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished finishing. To minimize hair snagging while putting on and taking of the watch, the bracelet links are roundly designed with superior lock deployment clasp fastening which ensures that the watch stays securely and comfortably fastened round the wrist. The five link bracelet has a combination of mirror and brushed finishes.

The Weight

The weight of the watch is a little on the heavy side (giving off a feeling and sense of superiority) and this we think is primarily because both the band and casing are all designed and fabricated with superior stainless steel material. If you rather prefer lightweight timepieces then you should peruse others in the same family (men’s Citizen Calibre 8700) but with leather strap band and gold or two tone finishes.

You should know that this particular model has a water resistant depth of 100 meter which implies that the crystal window is much stronger and durable thus minimizing ugly scratches plus the extra seal inside the watch case makes it even more water and dust proof.

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Functionality

In the aspect of functionality and features, the Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L is not found lacking as it offers a whole arrays of cutting edge features and functionality some which are exclusive to Citizen timepieces only.

First off, it is powered by light (Eco Drive Technology) meaning you are totally free of the hassles and complications associated with having to get the battery changed periodically say every 2-3 years. How does it work? As the rays of light beaming from the sun hits the main dial window, it passes through and in the process is converted into energy and is stored for utilization by the watch. It usually will take anywhere between 11 – 120 hour for full and complete charge and of course this will largely be dependent upon the quality light charging the watch.

All Citizen watches within the Calibre 8700 family are radio controlled meaning that when you first unbox and bring out the watch for the very first time, both the time, date and day will automatically be adjusted based upon your current location not forgetting that it has a perpetual calendar. Since there are different arrays of atomic watches stationed round the world, it thus becomes possible and actionable for these watches to talk and communicated to the closest one and in the process grabbing time, day and date information that are application to your current and present location (a pretty fancy and handy feature for global tourist I do say).

Features

Some of the core features that this particular Citizen 8700 model offer includes; chronograph, day and date display, alarm, 12/24 hour time display and perpetual calendar.

Setting

The video walk you through a step by step process of setting the watch time, calendar, secondary (local) time, alarm, checking the zero positions including all reset and zero position.

Usage

The Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L you will agree is a very nifty and flexible timepiece owing to the exciting and cool features it brings to the wrist of the wearer. It can be used for just about any occasion and outings. It definitely will not look odd or out of place at the gym or office complementing a casual or smart outfit attires. Better still you can take a swim in the pool wearing it because with a solid 100 meter water resistance depth it is absolutely safe from moisture penetration.

Conclusion

It is without doubt that we state that this is one of those rare watches that will arouse the interest of many. It is one of the top selling watches at Amazon with 4.5 star ratings from over 270 customers. As already hinted above, it looks good and blend well with just about any attire (smart, official or casual). It is extremely functional and elegantly finished with stunning design. As with other citizen watches, this particular model is protected by Citizen’s 5 year guarantee.


Movement: Swiss Quartz Crystal: Mineral Band: Calfskin Case Diameter: 44 Millimeters Dial: White Functions: Classic and clean dial, date display window, Imported Water Resistance: 30 Feet

TISSOT T-CLASSIC TISSOT TRADITION

BRAND: Tissot | MODEL: T0636101603700

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Movement: Swiss Quartz
Crystal: Mineral
Band: Calfskin
Case Diameter: 44 Millimeters
Dial: White
Functions: Classic and clean dial, date display window, Imported
Water Resistance: 30 Feet
CITIZEN MEN’S AT0200-05E ECO-DRIVE

CITIZEN MEN’S AT0200-05E ECO-DRIVE

BRAND: Citizen | MODEL: AT0200-05E

Movement: Japanese Quartz
Crystal: Mineral
Band: Canvas
Case Diameter: 40 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Charges in natural sunlight or indoor light, date window, buckle closure, three subdials, luminous hands
Water Resistance: 330 Feet

NIXON MEN’S A3561 SENTRY

NIXON MEN’S A3561 SENTRY

BRAND: Nixon | MODEL: A3561

Movement: Japanese Quartz
Crystal: Mineral
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 42 Millimeters
Dial: Grey
Functions: 3 hand with day/date Japanese quartz Dial, Applied indices with luminous and custom molded hands Case, Custom tapered solid stainless steel 3 links band with double locking clasp A356 etc.
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Good for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving
TISSOT MEN’S COUTURIER T035.617.16.051.00

TISSOT MEN’S COUTURIER T035.617.16.051.00

BRAND: Tissot | MODEL: T0356171605100

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Movement: Quartz
Crystal: Sapphire
Band: Black Leather Strap
Case Diameter: 40 Millimeters
Dial: Silver
Functions: Couturier Collection, Synthetic Sapphire Crystal, 10 ATM Water Resistant
Water Resistance: 100 Feet
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SEIKO MECHANICAL X SHINOBU ISHIGAKI SARB065

BRAND: Seiko | MODEL: SARB065

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Movement: Japanese Automatic
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Calfskin
Case Diameter: 40 Millimeters
Dial: Silver
Functions: Classic & Simple, Calendar, Date, 5 ATM water resistance, See-through back
Water Resistance: 50 Feet
MICHAEL KORS MEN’S GAGE BROWN WATCH MK8362

MICHAEL KORS MEN’S GAGE BROWN WATCH MK8362

BRAND: MICHAEL KORS | MODEL: MK8362

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Movement: Analog quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Leather-calfskin
Case Diameter: 45 Millimeters
Dial: Blue
Functions: Imported, Chronograph, Date, Luminous
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
SEIKO MEN’S SSC081 ADVENTURE-SOLAR CLASSIC

SEIKO MEN’S SSC081 ADVENTURE-SOLAR CLASSIC

BRAND: Seiko | MODEL: SSC081

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Movement: Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Genuine-leather
Case Diameter: 42 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: solar-powered, alarm chronograph, curved hardlex crystal with inner rotating ring, date window
Water Resistance: 330 Feet

Ideal for snorkeling including swimming but not diving

HAMILTON MEN’S H70555533 KHAKI FIELD

HAMILTON MEN’S H70555533 KHAKI FIELD

BRAND: Hamilton | MODEL: H70555533

Movement: Automatic self wind
Crystal: Anti reflective sapphire
Band: Calfskin
Case Diameter: 42 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Fixed stainless steel bezel, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers, GMT scale around an inner ring, Date displays, Automatic movement, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 330 Feet

Ideal for snorkeling including swimming but not diving

CITIZEN MEN’S AT9010-52E “WORLD TIME A-T”

CITIZEN MEN’S AT9010-52E “WORLD TIME A-T”

BRAND: Tissot | MODEL: T0636373603700

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Movement:  Japanese quartz
Crystal: Anti reflective sapphire
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 43 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: alternating numeral and stick markers, five-link bracelet, Fueled by light so it never needs a battery, protective anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window, radio-controlled world time etc.
Water Resistance: 660 Feet
TISSOT MEN’S T0636373603700 TRADITION

TISSOT MEN’S T0636373603700 TRADITION

BRAND: Tissot | MODEL: T0636373603700

Movement:  Swiss quartz
Crystal: Anti reflective sapphire
Band: Alligator leather
Case Diameter: 42 Millimeters
Dial: White
Functions: Perpetual calendar date display, Scratch resistant sapphire crystal, Date, Day, Month display
Water Resistance: 99 Feet
SEIKO MEN’S SKA366 STAINLESS STEEL TWO-TONE KINETIC

MICHAEL KORS MEN’S PENNANT BROWN WATCH MK8372

BRAND: Michael Kors | MODEL: MK8372

Movement:  Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 39 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Japanese movement with analog display, date window, gold-tone stripes on bracelet, exhibition case back
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Ideal for for swimming and snorkeling but not for scuba diving
SEIKO MEN’S SKA366 STAINLESS STEEL TWO-TONE KINETIC

MARC BY MARC JACOBS MEN’S MBM5094 DILLON

BRAND: MARC | MODEL: MBM5094

Movement:  Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 39 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Japanese movement with analog display, date window, gold-tone stripes on bracelet, exhibition case back
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Ideal for for swimming and snorkeling but not for scuba diving
Citizen-Mens-BL5250-02L

CITIZEN MEN’S BL5250-02L TITANIUM ECO-DRIVE

BRAND: Citizen | MODEL: BL5250-02L

Movement:  Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 39 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Japanese movement with analog display, date window, gold-tone stripes on bracelet, exhibition case back
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Ideal for for swimming and snorkeling but not for scuba diving
Mens Diesel DZ7125 Mr Daddy Watch

MENS DIESEL DZ7125 MR DADDY WATCH

BRAND: Diesel  | MODEL: DZ7125

Movement:  Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 39 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Japanese movement with analog display, date window, gold-tone stripes on bracelet, exhibition case back
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Ideal for for swimming and snorkeling but not for scuba diving
SEIKO MEN’S SKA366 STAINLESS STEEL TWO-TONE KINETIC

SEIKO MEN’S SNAA30 TWO-TONE WATCH

BRAND: Seiko | MODEL: SNAA30

Movement:  Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 39 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Japanese movement with analog display, date window, gold-tone stripes on bracelet, exhibition case back
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Ideal for for swimming and snorkeling but not for scuba diving
SEIKO MEN’S SKA366 STAINLESS STEEL TWO-TONE KINETIC

CITIZEN MEN’S BN0151-09L PROMASTER DIVER

BRAND: Citizen | MODEL: BN0151-09L

Movement: Japanese quartz
Crystal: Hardlex
Band: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 39 Millimeters
Dial: Black
Functions: Japanese movement with analog display, date window, gold-tone stripes on bracelet, exhibition case back
Water Resistance: 330 Feet
Ideal for for swimming and snorkeling but not for scuba diving