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The best men’s watch up to 200 euros – high-quality watches in comparison

Some time ago I was researching wristwatches. I wanted a stylish and discreet watch that was as durable and robust as possible. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Most manufacturers often skimped exactly on the longevity: Glasses scratched or broke, batteries lasted only one to two years or the workmanship was completely subterranean. A few friends felt the same way – and that was the beginning of MNMA . This guide shows the current state of watches under 200 euros including my own creation.
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In this guide you will find the best watches for under 200 euros.
We have compared various modern watches from different brands, which have been praised by style bloggers and lifestyle magazines, and briefly summarized the most important features of the watches.

High-quality & modern men’s watches up to 200 euros – What you should look for in a new purchase

In the following section you will see which components are really important for a watch in the price range up to 200 Euros. Because only if the whole package is right can you avoid expensive bad purchases and enjoy your watch all the longer.

The clockwork

NoName watch movements are not recommended, as these usually have a poorer durability. Swiss movements like Ronda or brands like Miyota and Seiko are recommended manufacturers that can dramatically increase the life of your watch. These movements tick so accurately that they only need to be adjusted once every few months.

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The watch glass

Here the choice is clear, sapphire glass is simply the best glass currently available and has the best properties. With sapphire crystal, scratches on your watch are almost impossible, plus it’s much more shatterproof than the other types of glass.
Behind it with some distance comes the hybrid version made of hardened mineral glass with sapphire coating.
Normal hardened mineral glass, which is also called hardlex glass by some manufacturers like Seiko, follows on rank 3. Mineral glass can also be considered as harder window glass. Through special treatments with an oxide & various chemical processes, it is possible to increase the susceptibility to scratches and breakage resistance, but even through these processes it does not come close to sapphire glass in any case.
With some distance acrylic and Plexiglas follow on the rear places, which are indeed inexpensive in the production, however, cannot keep up with the characteristics of the more expensive glasses in relation to scratch resistance etc. or let miss however from the haptics the quality.

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The quality of the watch strap

With leather, the most important thing is the stitching of the strap, there should be a double stitching on the crucial stressed areas to guarantee a long durability and to avoid quick wear and tear. With metal it depends rather on the varnish, no one would like to see silver metal spots shortly after the purchase with his black Meshband.

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The water resistance (ATM) of the watch

The higher the ATM rating, the more resistant the watch is to water. “1ATM” stands for 1 bar water pressure.
3 ATM/bar is the minimum a watch should have and means that it is at least protected against water splashes.
5 ATM are already good and should be installed in the range up to 200 euros, unfortunately, this is not always the case. With 5 ATM it is possible to shower without taking off the watch.
If a watch has 10 ATM, it is possible to wear the watch while swimming or snorkeling without any problems. Watches with 10 ATM are usually reserved for more expensive price ranges.
20 ATM is the top class, it withstands a water pressure of 20 bar and the watch is also suitable for excessive diving.

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The maximum watch height

A matter of taste, but the flatter a watch, the more comfortable it is to wear on the wrist. If the flat watch is worn with a shirt this is also more comfortable as it can be covered more easily.

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Now you know which components are important when buying a watch. Now let’s take a look at what watches under 200 euros have to offer.
In our list, we have for you the trend watches of the well-known lifestyle watch providers for men briefly listed and described the respective features, if you are looking for a business watch, you will find more in this article.
In this article, we have referred exclusively to slim watches with quartz movements. Cheap (beginner) watches with automatic movement are of course also available in this price range. In contrast to quartz watches, which are quite slim, watches with automatic movements, however, have a higher construction height of at least. 10 – 12 mm.

Top12 – high quality watches up to 200 Euro with short description

Below you will find the selection of the best wristwatches for less than 200 euros. We give you an assessment of the quality and features of each one, so that you can quickly get an overview. For this purpose, we let our own experiences flow in and also refer to customer reviews on the net.

PLACE ONE: MNMA WATCHES SERIES 1 MILA SUPERSTAR

 

Quite freshly arrived on the market, the “
MILA SUPERSTAR
” version of the German startup brand
MNMA
.
The watch impresses above all with its unobtrusive yet refreshingly minimalist design .

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Conclusion:
The Series 1 wristwatches are available from 139 (leather) and 149 euros. For the price you get a wristwatch with great design, high quality components and a long durability.

What we like:

☑ Sapphire crystal
☑ minimalist design
☑ 7.6 mm overall height
☑ Swiss movement from Ronda
☑ flourescent hands

Where do we still see potential:

– Brand still relatively unknown

4.6 Stars

PLACE 2:
PAUL HEWITT – Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea

 

The up-and-coming brand with the characteristic anchor also has a product on offer with the “
Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea*
” watch, which knows how to convince with its simplicity.

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Conclusion:
Another solid lifestyle wristwatch, which can score points especially due to the installed sapphire crystal and the corresponding water resistance. The price at Amazon is currently well below 200 euros. With luck you get the watch in various sales even cheaper.

What we like:

☑ Sapphire crystal
☑ Lifestyle Design
☑ 5 ATM water resistance
☑ Japanese Miyota movement
☑ 7.mm headroom

Where do we still see potential:

– price
– no flourescent hands

4.1 Stars

PLACE 3:
LILIENTHAL BERLIN L1 ALLBLACK

 

Actually, slightly above the limit of 200 euros mentioned in the article but if you’re lucky, you can catch the Lilienthal Berlin L1 ALLBLACK*even now and then for 199 euros in the sale instead of the ancestral229 euros.

The minimalist look of the watch is, of course, very much to the fore in terms of design.

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Conclusion:
The
L1 ALLBLACK*
is a watch which definitely combines a nice design with good components like the swiss movement. Due to the large selection of matching ribbons and the two sizes Lilienthal Berlin is very well adjusted to the special needs of the target group.

What we like:

☑beautiful design
☑ 7.5 mm overall height
☑ Swiss movement from Ronda
☑ flourescent hands

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral crystal with sapphire coating
– price

4.5 Stars

PLACE FOUR:
DANIEL WELLINGTON CLASSIC BLACK SHEFFIELD 40mm

 

The CLASSIC BLACK SHEFFIELD* from the Daniel Wellington brand is a watch that suits almost any occasion.

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Conclusion:
Overall, the Daniel Wellington CLASSIC BLACK SHEFFIELD* timepiece is above all visually outstanding. The installed components correspond to the general average, which you can also expect at this price point of about 110 euro. (As of:04.04.2020)

What we like:

☑ beautiful design
☑ Ultra-flat 6mm overall height
☑ Italian leather bracelet

Where do we still see potential:

– mineral glass
– Unspecified quartz movement
– 3 ATM water resistance

3.3 Stars

PLACE 5:
SKAGEN HAGEN SKW6471

 

The renowned manufacturer Skagen with its model Hagen in the
SKW6471*
version has developed a watch that stands out from other modern watches, especially with its very pretty blue shimmering dial and titanium case.

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Conclusion:
At the average price of about 84.00 euros (as of 04.04.2020), you certainly do not do much wrong with the men’s watch.
Skagen SKW6471
Men’s watch certainly not much wrong, it expects a chic, flat watch with mineral glass and 3 bar water resistance.

What we like:

☑ Noble design
☑ Japanese movement from Miyota
☑ Processing quality
☑ Only 5.0 mm overall height

Where do we still see potential:

– mineral glass
– 3 ATM

4.7 Stars

PLACE 6:
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Wristwatch Kane

 

This
Chronograph*
from Tommy Hilfiger comes in a very modern, hip design. The silver mesh strap combined with the silver stainless steel case harmonizes magnificently with each other.

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Conclusion:
We think a chic best-selling chronograph designer watch* from Tommy Hilfiger with good build quality & standard components for approx 155,74 EUR*.

What we like:

☑ very good reviews on Amazon
☑ chic design
☑ Chronograph
☑ Processing quality

Where do we still see potential:

– 11 mm Height
– 3 ATM water resistance
– mineral glass
– unspecified movement

4.5 Stars

PLACE 7:
MELLER ASTAR COLLECTION 1ON-2GOLD – UNISEX ADULT ANALOG QUARTZ WATCH MINIMALIST

 

The
Meller Astar Collection 1ON-2GOLD*
in gold-black is a watch which captivates above all by its choice of colour. Meller manages to combine the golden case with the dark dial and the golden hands very well.

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Conclusion:
All in all, the Astar Collection in Gold-Black* by Meller is a chic watch, which is especially suitable for small wrists. With the installed components, the price of about 68 euros is justified. (as of 04.04.2020)

What we like:

☑ beautiful design
☑ 7.5 mm overall height
☑ Japanese movement from Miyota
☑ good price

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral crystal with sapphire coating
– 38 mm width might be too small for some

3.5 Stars

PLACE 8:
Junkers Men’s Watch Analogue Quartz with Leather Strap 60462

 

The German traditional brand “Junkers” has created a chic watch in the trendy Bauhaus style with its watch, which was christened “
Junkers Men’s Watch Analog Quartz with Leather Strap*
“, a chic watch in the trendy Bauhaus style.

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Conclusion:
For the
Junkers 60462
is currently priced at 198,80 Euro at Amazon. (as of 09/20/2019) For this you get a Bauhaus style clock with acrylic glass.

What we like:

Bauhaus design
☑ Ronda movement
☑ Belt quality

Where do we still see potential:

– only 3 ATM waterproof
– acrylic glass

4.3 Stars

PLACE 9:
Alienwork IK Mens Ladies Slim Watch Ø40mm with Milanaise Strap

 

“Alienwork” with its
SLIM watch*
Alienwork” is a brand among the watch brands that has been in existence since 2010, which scores points with fighting prices for the favour of the clientele.

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Conclusion:
The
Alienwork Clock*
offers a very nice design for the very reasonable price of 25 euros (as of 06.06.2019), but with the installed components, such as the glass or the movement, you have to accept sacrifices.

What we like:

☑ modern design at a very reasonable price
☑ 40 and 36 mm diameter
☑ after all 3 ATM water resistance
☑ 7mm height

Where do we still see potential:

– Reviews on Amazon regarding general quality
– poor readability
– Noname movement

4.5 Stars

Rank 10:
BERING men’s wristwatch analog quartz titanium 11739-772

The men’s watch “
11739-772*
” from Bering. The watch comes in noble titanium and by the matt silver brushed case and the dark dial Bering succeeds here once again a wonderful symbiosis.

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Conclusion:
The Bering men’s watch “11739-772*convinces us in the test by the design and the installed glass with simultaneous lightness, also the reviewsare consistently positive so far. Only the not closer to identify movement and the normal price of 199 euros still have potential, but there is the clock often in the sale for about 86 euros. (as of 12/24/2020)

What we like:

☑ Sapphire crystal
☑ Titanium
☑ 5 ATM water resistance
☑ 7 mm height

Where do we still see potential:

– unknown movement maker
– price
– no flourescent hands

4.6 Stars

Rank 11:
Seiko Men’s Analog Quartz Watch with Leather Strap SUR271P1

Another watch with a dark design, is the “
Seiko SUR271P1*
” from the 1881 founded Japanese watch company Seikō Holdings K.K.. Especially in the area of water resistance, this watch sets an exclamation mark and is the only watch up to 200 euros 10 ATM water resistance, so undisturbed diving in the pool should be nothing in the way.

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Conclusion:
The “SEIKO SUR271P1” is a watch without any great weaknesses that stands out from the competition, especially due to the 10 ATM water depth and its sporty design, at an average price of 169.15 euros on Amazon. (as of Jun 10, 2019)

What we like:

☑ 10 ATM waterproof (!)
☑ SEIKO movement
☑ discreet sporty look
☑ flourescent hands
☑ Processing quality

Where do we still see potential:

– hardlex glass
– quite high with 12mm height

4.4 Stars

Rank 12:
Fossil FS5557 SET The Minimalist 3H Watch Men’s Leather Strap Stainless Steel 5 Bar Analog Brown

 

The Fossil FS5557 “THE MINIMALIST* “, is one of the largest wristwatches in our comparison field with a diameter of approx. 44mm at a maximum height of pleasant 8mm.

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Conclusion:
The watch The Minimalist ” from Fossil is a beautiful watch in a successful brown-black mix, with mostly components that you would expect for the called price of approx.
107,24 EUR*
at Amazon.

What we like:

☑ 5 ATM water resistance
Miyota movement
☑ Height of 8mm

Where do we still see potential:

– obscured crystal

 

Comparison table high quality and modern men’s watches up to 200 euros

 

To better illustrate the components already partially mentioned above, I have once again summarized the interesting features of all compared wristwatches in a clear table. You can get more information about each watch by clicking on the picture or the link at the price of the watch.

 

schwarzes Meshand dunkles Ziffernblatt von MNMA
ModellMNMA Series 1- MILA SUPERSTARMeller Astar Collection - 1ON-2GOLD*Lilienthal L1 - All Black*Daniel Wellington Mens DW00100133*SKAGEN - SKW6481*Tommy Hilfiger Herren-Armbanduhr Kane*
Watch glassGenuine Sapphire GlassMineral glass Sapphire coatingMineral glass Sapphire coatingMineral GlassMineral GlassMineral Glass
MovementSwiss movement from RondaJapanese movement from MiyotaSwiss movement from RondaQuartz movement (manufacturer not known)Japanese movement from MiyotaQuartz movement (manufacturer not known)
Case width42 mm38 mm42,5 oder 37,5 mm40mm40 mm44 mm
Max case height7,6 mm7 mm7,5 mm6 mm5,0 mm11mm
StrapStainless steel Milanaise or leatherleatherleatherleatherleatherStainless steel Milanaise
HandsFluorescentNormalFluorescentNormalNormalNormal
Waterproof5 ATM3 ATM5 ATM3 ATM3 ATM3 ATM
ModellPAUL HEWITT wristwatch metall- Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea*JUNKERS Mens watch analog quarz with leatherstrap60702 - Bauhaus Ronda515*ALIENWORK IK wristwach for men and women SLIM UHR Ø40MM*BERING mens wristwatch Analog Quarz Titan 11739-772*SEIKO mens analog quarzwatch - SUR271P1*FOSSIL FS5557 SET THE MINIMALIST - FS5557SET*
Watch glassSapphire GlassHesalitglasMineral GlassSapphire GlassHardlex GlassMineral Glass
MovementJapanese movement from MiyotaSwiss movement from Ronda (515)Quartz movement (manufacturer not known)Japanese movement Japanese movement Japanese movement from Miyota
Case width42 mm40 mm40 mm39 mm41 mm44 mm
Max case height7,9 mm10 mm7 mm7 mm11 mm8 mm
StrapLeatherstrapLeather MilanaisestrapTitanLeather/ material combinationLeather
HandsNormalFluorescentNormalNormalFluorescent (Lumibrite)Normal
Waterproof5 ATM3 ATM3 ATM5 ATM10 ATM5 ATM

What is the right price range for me for a high-quality watch for men up to 200 euros?

Man who wears a dark men's watch to the elegant OutftiDepending on your income and circumstances, you may have more or less extra money to spend on accessories each month. If you are just starting your apprenticeship or are fresh out of university, a watch in the price range up to 200 euros is a good choice.

It isimportant that the outfit matches the watch, colour combinations should be chosen that are not too colourful and consist of a maximum of four harmonising colours.
Furthermore, the watch size should play a role in the purchase, depending on the wrist circumference, for example, a watch diameter of 40-42mm is a good all-round size, which usually fits perfectly. For very wide wrists, on the other hand, a case size of up to 45mm is recommended.
The trend in men’s watches is generally going towards 42mm after 40mm was the trend for years. (see various Rolex classics)

In the picture on the right you can see a very well coordinated outfit in which no more than 4 colors were combined. This looks noble and discreet at the same time.

Depending on your income and circumstances, you may have more or less extra money to spend on accessories each month. If you are just starting your apprenticeship or are fresh out of university, a watch in the price range up to 200 euros is a good choice.

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Man who wears a dark men's watch to the elegant Outfti

 

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Soeren, founder of MNMA

Conclusion – Which high-quality men’s watch is the best in the range up to 200 euros?

 

As always, this decision is not so easy to answer. A best men’s watch up to 200 euros is not clearly identifiable.

Depending on what features you value the most, you’ll get the most with watches that incorporate the best components. These are usually a Swiss movement or a Japanese movement from a well-known manufacturer, genuine sapphire crystal, high-quality leather or Milanaise straps & a water resistance of at least 5 ATM.

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These are my TOP3 men’s watches for under 200 euros in the test field

The following watches are my favorites:

Our insider tip. The all-round minimalist: MNMA MILA SUPERSTAR

Of course you will now say “It’s logical that he proclaims his own watch as an insider tip”. Sounds perfectly plausible at first, but you can see above the described watches and if you look more closely you will also see that the current manufacturers have installed in almost every watch some components that can not keep up with the other components in terms of quality. If I had the choice, I would (also because of my bad experiences) put value on which manufacturer I get the best overall package and because I like simple design and the Mila Superstar watch simply appeals to me the most from the overall package, without which you have to accept any compromises in terms of quality, here there is 5 bar water resistance, sapphire crystal & a Swiss movement, I would choose in doubt for the MNMA.

1.the titanium: BERING LORD’S ANALOG QUartz WATCH WITH TITANIUM ARMBAND 11739-772*

Similar to the MNMA, Bering’s model has no discernible weaknesses and shines with good design, sapphire crystal and titanium as the case material of choice. Recommendation

2. the sporty one:
SEIKO MENS ANALOG QUARTZ WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP SUR271P1*

For all hobby divers among us. I also like the Seiko very much with its sporty look. But the real highlight is the water resistance of 10 bar, which sets the watch apart from the rest of its competitors.

3. the styler:
PAUL HEWITT – GRAND ATLANTIC LINE BLACK SEA*

Silver is always trendy and so is anchor, but when the trendy colours of silver and black come together, the result is a really chic watch. Here, too, there is high-quality sapphire crystal and a water resistance of 5 bar.

Heads up:

If none of the watches presented here appeal to you, it is worth visiting our article on the current watch trends 2021. In this article we have briefly presented men’s and women’s watches that are currently in vogue. More stylish watches for men and women here. There is also a post on the most beautiful men’s watches. You can reach this by clicking on the link to the most beautiful men’s watches for men. Alternatively, our post on business watches, quartz watches or silver watches or black watches for men might be something for you. If you want to spend a little less money, the contribution of the best cheap watches up to 50 euros is interesting. But of course we also offer the price range up to 100 Euro. More is always possible, under the article of Men’s watches up to 500 euros you can find corresponding specimens.Freshly available and for all of you who are still looking for Christmas gifts is our article“Christmas Gifts for Dad“. If you are looking for a trendy ladies watch in rose gold or gold, this article is the right one for you. For automatic lovers, we have a comparison of the 10 most popular Bauhaus-style automatic watches. Popular Bauhaus style quartz watches for men can be found here. You can find all TOP-3 models of different price ranges under the article“The best men’s watches“.

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