* Retro cool watches in a variety of styles
* From simple classics and novelty options
* Time-pieces whose time has come again
Is it time to get a new watch? These classic, time-telling styles may have adorned wrists thirty years ago or more, but their retro cool-factor has stood the test of time. From ‘80s digital to the Timex that truly keeps on ticking, these watches have enjoyed a re-wind of their heyday lately among women and men alike. You don’t have to spend a king’s ransom to sport one of these classic watches either. Here are our picks for the eight best classic watches under $30.
1. Casio Men’s A168WA-1 Watch
This is the classic multifunction digital Casio watch that’s been loved for decades. A design that was futuristic in the 80s, it now has just the right amount of retro appeal without looking dated. Plus, while these Casio watches may be “timeless” in style, their legendary reliability means they’ll keep time for a long time to come.
2. Casio Gold LA670WGA Watch
This iconic unisex model, originally marketed as a women’s watch, looks great with any outfit, and still works as an alarm. It will go perfect with your Joy Division tank top or your classic Nike windbreaker.
3. Casio Calculator Watch
No nerd-chic look is complete without the Casio Calculator Watch. It turns out, this geek-approved model has an enduring appeal, just like Elvis Costello and The Talking Heads.
4. Timex Expedition Watch
The Timex Expedition Watch is just about the epitome of the multifunction retro design school. Long before iPhones, this rugged adventure watch featured a 100-hour chronograph, three split timers, a lap timer and up to three different daily alarms.
5. Timex Weekender
The Timex Weekender Watch is the classic, un-fussy timepiece that adds a pop of color to your wrist without looking over the top.
6. Lancardo Vintage Crocodile Pattern Leather Watch
This vintage-style square watch by Lancardo features elegant roman numerals and a crocodile-skin pattern wristband for a touch of 1920s sophistication.