Why spend good money on a watch? After all, it could get scratched, or easily go missing.

A watch is an investment. It represents your individuality and is a sign that you value your appearance.

Spend a bit more on a good timepiece and you’re likely to be rewarded with years of reliable and stylish use.

Ranging from £85 to £299, we’ve selected our favourite, affordable, timepieces under £300.

C7 Rapide Chronograph MKII – V390 by Christopher Ward

From Christopher Ward’s Motorsport collection, this is an elegant watch with the feel of something far more expensive. Available with leather, rubber or bracelet straps.

£299

Classic Oxford by Daniel Wellington

A simple watch face, complemented with rose gold casing and dials. If you’re not a fan of the preppy look, the watch is available in more conservative leather straps.

£149

The Time Teller by Nixon

The Time Teller is a bold statement watch. Available in gold, rose gold, silver and six other colours – what’s most amazing about this watch, is the price.

£85

Black Läder Oxford by Larsson & Jennings

 Subtle sophistication. Enough said.

£205

 

Classic Tortoise Watch by AÃRK Collective

The AÃRK collective are specialists at creating minimalist products. With a blank watch face, the Tortoise watch demonstrates these qualities.

£115