Searching for the best men’s watches on Amazon (like searching for most things on the Byzantine online retailer) can involve sifting through pages of unfamiliar brands with too many consonants in their names and highly dubious specs. Fortunately for anyone in search of a stylish new timepiece, Amazon’s watch selection also includes a huge variety of slick tickers from some of the choicest brands on the planet, including Timex, Seiko, and Casio.
The Prime-Shipping Hit List
- The Impossibly Cheap Everyday Beater: Casio Classic Watch, $
- The Unimpeachable Starter Watch: Seiko 5 Sports Watch, $250, $
- The All-American Chronograph: Spinnaker Hull Watch, $242
- The Red-Hot Swiss Grail: Tissot Visodate Watch, $
- The No-Frills Icon: Timex Sub Seconds Watch, $99
- The IYKYK Ticker: Orient RA-AK00 Watch, $285
- The Pared-Down Scandi Masterpiece: Skagen Aaren Watch, $
- The Gallery-Ready Upgrade: Movado Museum Watch, $595, $
To make your search a little easier, and help you find the perfect timepiece for less, we’ve compiled a list of the best of ‘em, from stylish Seiko 5s to colorful Swatches to a whole range of office-ready watches, any of which would make an elite addition to your wrist. These are the absolue best men’s watches on Amazon right now, and with the help of express shipping, they can be by your door in no time flat.
This Japanese electronics brand changed the game when it launched the G-Shock in the early 1980s and has remained at the forefront of digital timekeeping ever since. In addition to countless variations of the G-Shock, Casio has a huge range of other essential designs, including the original Databank calculator watch and the MQ24-9B (a.k.a. Tyler, the Creator’s favorite pre-Cartier flex).
There’s a good reason pretty much everyone who’s into watches has a Seiko in their collection: they just make great watches. It also doesn’t hurt that they offer elite style (and good quality mechanical movements) for far less than anyone else. Get in now while the gettin’s good.
No designers on earth have as much fun as the ones at this Swiss brand, who put out dozens of new timepiece styles in a rainbow of cheerful colors every season, including recent collabs with NASA, Peanuts, and, oh yeah, a lil’ operation named Omega.
Pretty much every watch brand makes a diver—or at least something that looks like one. This American startup, however, is dedicated to making watches that don’t just look the part. Every one of Spinnaker’s nautical-inspired pieces is designed and tested for water resistance and durability, whether you’re swimming with whale sharks or floating in the shallow end.
Based in Le Locle, Switzerland, at the watchmaking equivalent of Santa’s North Pole workshop, Tissot has been quietly crushing it for more than a century. This year’s top models each bring their own flavor to the table—from 1960s sports watches to modern smartwatches—united by Tissot’s reputation for all-over quality.
After more than 150 years in the biz you might think Timex would be struggling to come up with anything new in the sophisticated-yet-inexpensive watch category. You’d be wrong, though. In fact, they seem to be getting better at it all the time.
Battery-powered quartz watches are both cheaper to produce and more reliable than mechanical ones, with one key exception: batteries eventually run out of juice. Citizen solved that problem with its solar-powered Eco-Drive movement, resulting in the greatest combination of style and tech since Gundam.
Unlike Seiko, Casio, and Citizen, which make up the starting lineup of Japanese watchmaking’s All-Star Team, this brand tends to fly under the radar. As you can see from the pieces below—which more than measure up in quality and price—it’s only a matter of time before Orient gets tapped for the big leagues.
This American watchmaker has been holding it down in style since 1975, with a wide range of affordable tickers and a following of devoted fans. One of the few legacy watch brands still headquartered in NYC, Armitron remains devoted to offerings the best possible product at the lowest possible price.
Scandinavian design is known for being beautiful, minimalist, and (unless you’re at IKEA) frequently eye-wateringly expensive. This Danish-influenced watchmaker captures the essence of low-key Nordic style at a price pretty much anyone can get behind.
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Bulova made some of the most advanced watches in the world. They’ve had some hits since then, but their best releases of the 2020s—including the NASA-approved Lunar Pilot chronograph—are the ones that pay tribute to that golden era.
“Discovering” a watchmaker that’s been around for 130 years isn’t a huge accomplishment, but in the case of Swiss sports watch specialist Alpina, it’s better late than never. Yes, they’re great. And now you know too.
Victorinox makes watches the same way it makes its famous knives: expertly, and with the utmost attention to detail. And unlike those multi-tools, they’re also TSA-approved.
Anyone who came of age in the US in the 1990s will remember this Texas-based brand, whose fun, affordable watches were among the most popular accessories of the decade. Fossil still specializes in stylish and budget-friendly timepieces, and a string of recent bangers suggests that the American watchmaker is primed for a comeback.
Still saving up for your own Dieter Rams x Vitsoe collection? Keep the dream alive with a Braun watch inspired by Rams’ superbly minimal clock designs.
Military-grade toughness and an eye-popping variety of colors, materials, and functions make the G-Shock not just the most durable watch on the planet, but one of the coolest looking, too.
Movado ushered in the era of modern watch design with the original Museum Watch in 1947. Nearly 75 years later its designers still haven’t run out of ways to riff on that iconic dial.
This brand’s reputation for durability and its bright, luminous markings (the result of tiny glass capsules full of glowing Tritium gas) made it the choice of U.S. Navy SEALs and US Air Force stealth pilots, but their watches will look just good with your off-duty wardrobe as they do with a pilot’s jumpsuit.