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

In 2017, I was researching wristwatches. I wanted a stylish and discreet watch that is as durable and robust as possible. Unfortunately I was disappointed. Most manufacturers often saved precisely on longevity: glasses were scratched or broken, batteries only lasted one to two years or the processing was completely underground. A couple of friends were no different – and that was the beginning of MNMA. This guide shows the current status of watches under 200 euros including our own creation.
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In this guide you will find the best watches for less than 200 euros.
We compared various modern watches from different brands,which were praised by style blogger and lifestyle magazines, and briefly summarized the most important features of the watches.

High-quality & modern men’s watches up to 200 Euro – This is what you should value when buying a new

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

The movement

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

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The watch glass

Here the choice is clear, sapphire crystal is simply the best crystal available today and has the best properties. With sapphire crystal, scratches on your watch are almost impossible, and it is much more shatterproof than the other glasses.
Behind it comes the hybrid version made of hardened mineral glass with a sapphire coating.
Normally hardened mineral glass, which is also referred to as Hardlex glass by some manufacturers such as Seiko, comes in 3rd place. Mineral glass can also be regarded as harder window glass. Through special treatments with an oxide and various chemical processes, it is possible to increase the susceptibility to scratches and break resistance, but this process does not even come close to sapphire crystal.
Mit einigen Abstand folgen auf den hinteren PlĂ€tzen Acryl und Plexiglas, welche zwar kostengĂŒnstig in der Herstellung sind, allerdings nicht mit den Eigenschaften der teureren GlĂ€ser in Bezug auf Kratzfestigkeit etc. mithalten können oder aber von der Haptik die Wertigkeit vermissen lassen.

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The quality of the watch strap

In the case of leather, the seams of the belt are particularly important; a double seam should be applied to the areas that are heavily used in order to guarantee long durability and to avoid rapid wear and tear. In the case of metal, on the other hand, the paintwork is more important, no one wants to see silver metal stains on their black mesh ribbon shortly after buying them.

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The water resistance (ATM) of the watch

The higher the ATM specification, the more robust the watch is against 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 ATMs are 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 having to take off the watch.
If a watch has 10 ATM, it is easily possible to wear the watch while swimming or snorkeling. Watches with 10 ATM are usually reserved for more expensive price ranges.
20 ATM is the premier class, a water pressure of 20 bar can be withstood and the watch is also suitable for excessive dives.

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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 below 200 euros have to offer.
In our list we have briefly listed the trend watches of the well-known lifestyle watch providers for men and described the respective features, but if you are looking for a business watch you will find it more easily with this article.
In this article we have only referred to narrow watches with quartz movements. Inexpensive (entry-level) watches with automatic movements are of course also available in this price range. In contrast to quartz watches, which are quite narrow, watches with automatic movements have a higher overall height of at least 10 – 12 mm.

Top12 – high quality watches up to 200 euros with a 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 equipment for each, so that you can quickly get an overview. To do this, we incorporate our own experiences and also refer to customer reviews on the Internet.

1ST PLACE: MNMA WATCHES SERIES 1 MILA SUPERSTAR

 

The “MILA SUPERSTAR” version of the German startup brand MNMAhas just arrived on the market.
Above all, the watch impresses with its unobtrusive yet refreshingly minimalist design.

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Conclusion:
The Series 1 wristwatches are availablefrom 139 (leather)or 149 euros. At the price you get a watch with a great design, high-quality components and a long durability.

What we like:

– sapphire crystal
– minimalist design
– 7.6 mm height
– Swiss movement from Ronda
– fluorescent 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 has with the watch ” Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea * “Another product on offer that knows how to impress with its simplicity.

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Conclusion:
Another solid lifestyle wristwatch, which just built by that Sapphire crystal and the corresponding Water resistance can score. The price at Amazon was included on 06/10/2019 219 euros . With luck, you can get the watch in various sales for less than 200 euros.

What we like:

– sapphire crystal
– Lifestyle design
– 5 ATM water resistance
– Japanese Miyota movement
– 7. mm overall height

Where do we still see potential:

– price
– no fluorescent hands

3.9 Stars

place 3: LILIENTHAL BERLIN L1 ALLBLACK

 

Actually slightly over the one mentioned in the article Limit of 200 euros but if you’re lucky, you’ll catch it Lilienthal Berlin L1 ALLBLACK * now and then for 199 euros in the sale instead of the traditional 229 euros.

The minimalist look of the watch is of course very important in terms of design.

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Conclusion:
The L1 ALLBLACK * is a watch which is definitely one combines beautiful design with good components such as the Swiss clockwork . Thanks 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 height
– Swiss movement from Ronda
– fluorescent hands

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral crystal with sapphire coating
– price

4.5 Stars

PLACE 4: DANIEL WELLINGTON CLASSIC BLACK SHEFFIELD 40mm

 

The CLASSIC BLACK SHEFFIELD * from Daniel Wellington is a watch that fits almost every occasion.

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Conclusion:
Overall, the Daniel Wellington CLASSIC BLACK SHEFFIELD * timepiece is especially visually outstanding. The built-in components correspond to that general average, which one can expect at this price point of around 110 euros. (Status: 04/04/2020)

What we like:

– beautiful design
– Ultra-flat 6mm height
– Italian leather strap

Where do we still see potential:

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

2.9 Stars

5th place: SKAGEN HAGEN SKW6471

 

The renowned manufacturer Skagen with its model Hagen in the SKW6471 * Version has developed a watch that stands out for its very pretty blue shimmering dial and the titanium case stand out from other modern clocks.

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Conclusion:
To the called average price from approx. 84.00 euros (Status: 04/04/2020) is done at Skagen SKW6471 A men’s watch is certainly not wrong, you can expect a chic, flat watch with mineral glass and 3 bar water resistance.

What we like:

– Noble design
– Japanese movement from Miyota
– Build quality
– only 5.0 mm height

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral glass
– 3 ATM

4.7 Stars

RANK 6: Tommy Hilfiger men’s wristwatch Kane

 

This Chronograph * by Tommy Hilfiger comes in a very modern, trendy design. The silver mesh band combined with the silver stainless steel case harmonize perfectly with each other.

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Conclusion:
We mean one chic bestsellers Chronograph designer watch from Tommy Hilfiger with good workmanship & standard components for about 150 euros . (Status: 04/04/2020)

What we like:

– very good reviews on amazon
– chic design
– Chronograph
– Build 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 ADULTSANALOG QUARZ UHR MINIMALISTISCH

 

The Meller Astar Collection 1ON-2GOLD * in gold-black is a watch that impresses above all with its color choice. 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 is in Gold-black * von Meller one chic watch ,Which especially suitable for small wrists is. With the built-in components, the price of around 68 euros is justified. (Status: 04/04/2020)

What we like:

– beautiful design
– 7.5 mm height
– Japanese movement from Miyota
– good price

Where do we still see potential:

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

4.3 Stars

PLACE 8: Junkers men’s watch analogue quartz with leather strap 60462

 

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

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Conclusion:
For the Junkers 60462 is currently at Amazon a price of 198.80 euros called. (Statuts 20/09/2019) For that you get one Bauhaus style clock with acrylic glass.

What we like:

– Bauhaus design
– Ronda clockwork
– Strap quality

Where do we still see potential:

– only 3 ATM water resistance
– Acrylic glass

4.3 Stars

PLACE 9: Alienwork IK wristwatch for men, women, slim watch Ø40mm with mesh strap

 

“Alienwork” with hers SLIM watch * , is a brand among watch brands that has existed since 2010 and scores with competitive prices for the favor of customers.

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Conclusion:
The Alienwork clock * offers for the very low price of 25 euros (as of 06.06.2019) a very beautiful design , both built-in components, such as glass or clockwork you have to Trade-offs accept.

What we like:

– modern design at a very affordable price
– 40 and 36 mm diameter
– at least 3 ATM water resistance
– 7mm height

Where do we still see potential:

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

4.5 Stars

Platz 10: BERING Herren-Armbanduhr Analog Quarz Titan 11739-772

Wie aus einem Guss wirkt die Herrenuhr “11739-772*” von Bering. Die Uhr kommt in edlen Titan daher und durch das matt silbern gebĂŒrstete GehĂ€use und dem dunklen Ziffernblatt gelingt Bering hier ein weiteres Mal eine wunderbare Symbiose.

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Fazit:
Die Bering Herrenuhr “11739-772*ĂŒberzeugt uns im Test durch das Design und das verbaute Glas bei gleichzeitiger Leichtigkeit, auch die Bewertungen sind bisher durchweg positiv. Einzig das nicht nĂ€her auszumachende Uhrwerk und der normale Preis von 199 Euro haben noch Potenzial, allerdings gibt es die Uhr auch oftmals im Sale fĂŒr ca 86 Euro. (Stand: 24.12.2020)

Was uns gefĂ€llt: 

– Saphirglas
– Titanium
– 5 ATM Wasserdichte
– 7 mm Höhe

Wo sehen wir noch Potenzial:

– unbekannter Uhrwerkhersteller
– Preis
– keine floureszierenden Zeiger

4.4 Stars

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

Another clock with a dark design is the “ Seiko SUR271P1 * “By the Japanese watch company founded in 1881 Seikƍ Holdings KK. Especially in the area of water resistance, this watch sets an exclamation point and is the only watch to achieve 10 ATM water resistance up to 200 euros, so nothing should stand in the way of undisturbed diving in the pool.

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Conclusion:
The ” SEIKO SUR271P1 ” is a Watch with no great weaknesses, which is mainly characterized by the 10 ATM water depth and its sporty design stand out from the competition, at an average price of 169.15 euros on Amazon. (Status: 10.06.2019)

What we like:

– 10 ATM waterproof (!)
– SEIKO clockwork
– subtly sporty look
– fluorescent hands
– Build quality

Where do we still see potential:

– Hardlex glass
– quite high with 12mm height

4.4 Stars

12th place: Fossil FS5557 SET The Minimalist 3H Men’s Watch 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 and a maximum height of a pleasant 8mm.

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Conclusion:
The clock The minimalist “By Fossil is a beautiful watch in a successful brown and black mixture, For the most part with components that you would expect on Amazon for the price of about 135.05 euros. (Status: 10.06.2019)

What we like:

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

Where do we still see potential:

– built-in watch glass

 

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

 

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

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

Man who wears a dark men's watch with an elegant outftiDepending on income and circumstances, you have more or less extra money left over for accessories per month. If you are just starting your apprenticeship or are fresh out of your studies, a watch in the price range up to 200 euros is a good choice.

Important is that that Outfit to Clock fits , the color combination should be chosen not too colorful are and off maximum of four harmonizing colors consist.
Furthermore, the watch size should play a role when buying, depending on Wrist circumference, is for example a Watch diameter from 40-42mm a good all-round size, which usually fits perfectly. For very wide wrists, however, a case size of up to 45mm is recommended.
The trend in men’s watches is generally towards 42mm after 40mm was popular for years. (see various Rolex classics)

In the picture on the right you can see a perfectly coordinated outfit in which no more than 4 colors were combined. This looks elegant and subtle at the same time.

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

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Mann der eine dunkle Herrenuhr trÀgt zum eleganten Outfti

 

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Soeren, Founder MNMA

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

 

As always, this decision is not that easy to answer. A best men’s watch up to 200 euros cannot be clearly identified.

Depending on which properties you value the most, you get the most from watches that use the best components. These are usually a Swiss movement or a Japanese movement from a well-known manufacturer, real sapphire glass, high-quality leather or Milanese straps & a water resistance of at least 5 ATM.

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

 

The following watches are my favorites:

 

1. The all-round minimalist: MNMA MILA SUPERSTAR

Of course, you will now say “It’s logical, it’s his own watch that he chooses in first place.” Sounds completely plausible at first, but you can see the watches described above and if you take a closer look you will also see that the current manufacturers have installed some components in almost every watch that cannot keep up with the other components in terms of quality. If I had the choice, I would (also because of my bad experiences) attach importance to which manufacturer I get the best overall package from and since I like simple design and the Mila Superstar watch simply appeals to me the most of the overall package, without having any I have to accept compromises in terms of quality, there is 5 bar water resistance, sapphire crystal & a Swiss movement, if in doubt I would choose the MNMA.

2. The sporty one: SEIKO MEN’S ANALOG QUARTZ WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP SUR271P1 *

For all hobby divers among us. I also really like the Seiko with its sporty look. The real hit is the water resistance of 10 bar, which sets the watch apart from the rest of the competition.

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

Silver is always in vogue and so is anchors. If the trend colors silver or black come together, it really makes for a chic watch. Here, too, there is high-quality sapphire crystal and a water resistance of 5 bar.

Attention:

If none of the watches featured here appeal to you, it’s worth visiting our article on the latest pilot watches or  Watch Trends 2021. In this article we have briefly presented men’s and women’s watches that are currently in trend. There are more stylish watches for women and men here . There is also a post on the most beautiful men’s watches. You can access this by clicking on the link to the most beautiful men’s watches for men. Alternatively, our post about Business watches, Quartz watches or over silver watches or. black clocks for men to be something for you. If you want to spend a little less money, the contribution is the best cheap watches up to 50 euros Interesting. But of course we also offer the price range up to 100 Euro. Freshly available and for those still looking for Christmas gifts is our article “Christmas Gifts for Dad“.

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