These Watches Will Instantly Transform Any Outfit for Under $500

We write a lot here on Life, Tailored about how accessories make an outfit, but when it comes to a man’s watch the pieces become much more than just another accessory, they’re true statement pieces. A watch tells a lot about a man, not only about his personal style but also about his status and where he positions himself in the society.

A true gentleman will always go for classic and invest that extra buck into a watch that will show off his taste and assets. Just like a Rolex is a status symbol, there are other brands and designs that will tell much more than just time. Not everything is about money though.

These 34 watches we rounded up are all under $500, all stylish, and make for a necessary urban survival kit.

I have small wrists, and I can personally attest that these are also great watches for men with small wrists.

34. Daniel Wellington Canterbury Watch $195

Inspired by the colors of a the American flag, this red, white and blue NATO band celebrates timeless preppy fashion. The rose goal dial will perfectly match your well-earned tan.

This is one of my favorite watches, despite its diminutive price.

To me, this watch can be dressed up with cufflinks and a spring jacket or worn on a beach day to give an extra pop of color.

Add this watch to your collection for just $195.