* Timepieces for watch-lovers on a budget
* Inspired by classic Rolex designs
* Well-made styles for men and women under $100
Who doesn’t want to own an authentic Rolex watch? The brand’s world-famous designs, time-tested reliability, and incredible resale value has made Rolex arguably the most renowned watch company of all time. However, there’s one barrier that stops most people from buying a Rolex: the price.
Rolexes retail anywhere from $5,000 to $30,00, and unlike clothing, vintage options are even more expensive.
But the good news is that Rolex style can be had for much less than five grand. In fact, we found a handful of well-made, highly-reviewed timepieces with Rolex-inspired designs for less than $100. Plus, you can order them on Amazon right now – just in time for summer travels.
1. Timex Ameritus
Timex is known for more rugged watches, but as this Ameritus proves, they can do elegant as well. The watch features a gold-tone stainless steel build and a statement-making 36mm case.
2. Bulova Duet
Another great alternative to a ladies Rolex is this two-tone Bulova. The watch’s slim design, color, and diamond hour markers give it a high-end feel that’s surprising for it’s price tag.
1. Casio Edifice
This Casio features a timeless silver, gold, and blue colorway that Rolex made famous. This style note, paired with the watches build quality, makes for a very impressive $50 timepiece.
2. Invicta Pro Diver
Invicta has become well-known for their affordable yet high-quality watches, with the Pro Diver being one of their best examples. It features the classic diver body that goes with everything from swim trunks to a three-piece suit.
3. Stuhrling Original Aquadiver
Another well-made, affordable diver watch is this silver toned Stuhrling Original. It features a blue dial and bezel (instead of black), and an impressive water-resistance capacity of up to 660 feet.
4. Citizen Dress Watch
Some low-priced watches try to overcompensate with flashy designs or big cases, which is why we love this simple, sleek dress watch from Citizen. It’ll look great with anything for years to come because it’s just a classic, well-made watch.