Tell-Tale Time: The Ultimate SPY Guide to Men’s Watches

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* Watches are a functional accessory every man should own
* Casual, smart, sport, and dress watches to suit your needs
* Find the right accessories for smartwatches and affordable alternatives

There’s never been a better time to invest in a new time-telling piece. With a variety of watches on the market, from smartwatches to classic wrist band styles, there are plenty of options to suit any need and accentuate your own unique sense of style. Not only are watches a functional accessory, but they add a professional finishing touch to any look. Here are the best ones to buy right now.



Stylish Smartwatches

Smartwatches let you stay connected, listen to music and perform many of the same functions as your Android or iPhone, all from around your wrist. Whether you’re at the gym, on a hike, or just want to keep your phone stashed in your bag while you travel, once you experience the convenience of a smartwatch, you won’t want to go back. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. Check them out and click through to learn more.

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Smartwatch Accessories

Looking for a few new ways to help keep your smartwatch secure? From elegant nightstands to powerful screen protectors, your wrist deserves the best. Make the most of your smartwatch with these awesome accessories. We rounded up the best accessories for your smartwatch below.

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Alexa-Enabled Smartwatches

Pick up any one of these smartwatches and not only check email or send a text message hands-free, but also add items to your Amazon cart thanks to Amazon Alexa.

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Apple Watch Replacement Bands Under $20

Give your Apple Watch a personalized update with one of these chic watch replacement bands. Best of all, each of the replacement bands are under $20, so you can afford to mix and match styles depending on your mood.

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Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Watch

Don’t let those big fitness resolutions go by the wayside — up your game with a little help from Garmin’s Forerunner 230 GPS sports watch. Created for runners, it has everything you’d expect from a typical running watch, with functions to clock distance, pace, time and heart rate.  What’s not typical is its dual status as a GPS/GLONASS running device, with smart features and an activity tracker.

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Moto 360 Smartwatch

Modern, sleek, and smart are just some of the adjectives to describe the Motorola 1.56-Inch Moto 360 Smartwatch. With a simple yet attractive design, the Moto 360 Smartwatch houses a plethora of high quality functions.

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Polar Sport Smartwatch

If you’re a fitness freak who loves taking your workout show on the road as much as pumping hard in the gym, then the Polar M600, is the perfect smartwatch for you. Featuring accurate heart rate tracking, GPS that reports pace, distance and altitude, long-lasting battery for music and apps, sleek appearance and Polar proprietary Smart Coaching, your wrist will be home to everything you need to push you harder, faster, smarter and more stylishly than ever before.

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Hybrid Smartwatch

Is it a watch or is it a fitness tracker? Well actually, it’s both. Combining the fashionable appearance of a designer watch with the functionality of a fitness tracker, this multi-purpose device provides plenty of bang for your buck. In addition to its smart design and function, you’ll enjoy full connectivity with your smartphone.

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Michael Kors Smartwatch

Michael Kors released their line of smartwatches, and they’re a little different than the smartwatches we’ve gotten used to. Instead of looking hyper-futuristic and super casual, the new MK watches incorporate elements from classic watchmaking, which creates a unique modern-classic look you won’t find from other brands. They’re as great for a workout as they are for date night or a big meeting.

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Dress Watches


70s-Style Wrist Watch

Todd Snyder, the renowned New York fashion designer, has teamed up with Timex, the casual timepiece king, on a new watch called “The Blackjack.” The Blackjack is heavily inspired by the allure and sporty glamour of Formula One racing and casinos in Monaco during the 70s, and brought together with classic Todd Snyder New York style.

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Dieter Rams-Inspired Watch

Meet the Dieter Rams-inspired Braun BN0024 with a black dial and brown strap. Its classic styling and simplicity make this particular wristwatch a great addition to your collection or a great first piece.

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Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch

The bold bracelet watch from Movado is exactly what you need for a night – and look – to remember. Although it looks and feels like a watch, the notched bezel, crystal face and stainless steel, gold-tone band make this a handsome piece of jewelry as well.

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Casual Watches

Watercolor Watches

Nixon’s Watercolor Acetate Time Teller watch utilizes the brand’s best-selling medium-sized style and updates it with a watercolor motif option imbued with a spring-appropriate color palette of blue, yellow, and purple. The minimalist design of the watch combined with the glossy, marble-like finish offsets the bold color palette, resulting in a sleek and slick wrist piece.

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Solar Watches

As an extension of your arm, your watch should be one of your most considered accessories. Ideally, an everyday watch is elegant but not too showy; adaptable but not too rugged, and classic but unique. We found this Casio Waveceptor that fulfills the criteria and features solar atomic technology for true reliability.


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Amazon Watches Under $10

Great watches don’t have to cost a whole paycheck (or two). With as little as $20, you can score a timepiece of any style – dressy, sporty, or casual – that looks just as good (or better) than a watch that’s ten times more expensive. Plus, if you’re traveling or prone to losing/damaging your watch, an affordable timepiece can put your mind at ease. We dug through the low-priced watches that Amazon has to offer, and came up with these ten as the most stylish and reliable.


Black Casio Sport Men's

Black Casio Sport Men's


Retro Watches

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.


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Spy Watches

Hidden Camera Watches

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. In the market for a new action cam? Instead of settling for a dashcam, capture more video at arm’s length with one of these handy (and economical) camera watches. With Bluetooth connectivity and tons of other cool features in each compact and discreet design, you can sync these watches to your smartphone and transfer images and video instantly. Check out our three current favorite models below.


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