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Reader List: Your Top Affordable Watches for Men

WatchTime is frequently asked to list Affordable Watches for Men. Here are 10 that come to mind (this list is not exhaustive). We realize that "affordability" is a relative term, so we have included a range of timepieces priced below $5,000. Feel free to add your own selections by clicking on the "add to list" button below.
Swiss-Mechanical Swatch Sistem51
One highlight of Baselworld 2013 was the introduction of Sistem51, a new mechanical watch from the Swatch brand. Now the first four Sistem51 models, which first launched in Switzerland, are finally available at U.S. retailers. In this article from WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, we explore what makes these watches fascinating.
Longines-HydroConquest
Longines represents an excellent entry point into the world of fine Swiss-made watches. During the brand's 182-year history, it has served as an official Olympic timer, supplied timepieces to multiple expeditions and to the International Aviation Federation, won numerous Grand Prix competitions, and of course created the famous Lindberg Hour Angle pilots' watch.
Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue
These two chronographs have their roots in the '70s. TAG Heuer's Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition, which debuted in April 2013, uses a 1970s-inspired design in which the chronograph pushers sit at the top of the case. Tudor's Heritage Chrono Blue is an updated version of the distinctive Montecarlo chronograph, launched in 1973.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton
With the fall arriving, and Halloween on the horizon, what better time to showcase a new skeleton watch? In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at Hamilton's Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton - available in men's and ladies' versions, and both containing the same new proprietary movement, Caliber H-20-S.
Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" when it comes to watch brands. For me, it means watches under $5,000, with mechanical movements, from the best watch brands.
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Frederique Constant World Timer

Frederique Constant World Timer
An in house calibre, elegant dial, and a fully functional World Timer. Extremely affordable. This watch is a show stopper!
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Baume et Mercier Hampton

Baume et Mercier Hampton
This classic watch, available in a variety of colors and strap options, lies perfectly on a man's wrist. The Breguet style numbers add an elegant look to the dial.
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Deep Blue dive watch

Deep Blue dive watch
These divers are utilitarian tool watches, yet are attractive and fun to wear. Very affordable, they have dozens of different combinations allowing different looks. Great for the beach and the pool
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Hamilton Jazzmaster chrono

Hamilton Jazzmaster chrono
This simple yet very attractive watch is understated and under appreciated. It has a classic look which will never go out of style. The placement of the registers at 12 and 6 balance the dial perfectly. The seconds at 9 is very subtle, and keeps the watch dial proportional. Powered by an ETA 7750, it is reliable and classy.
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Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian

Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian
Limited edition of 500 pieces, hand engraved movement. $2835
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Hysek

Hysek
To please sportive mechanical watch enthusiasts, Hysek Manufacture launched a new version of the famous Abyss Discoverer and highlights its unique artistic creativity as well as its investment in technical innovation.

Adorned with swivelling horns allowing the bracelet to perfectly embrace the wrist, the Abyss 44mm Chronograph bears a black sapphire bezel set on an ultra-light titanium case. Its modern design blends with racy shapes, as well as the practicality of its chronograph functions will seduce today’s active men.
Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown
At the Baselworld watch fair, held in Spring each year, many of the biggest watch brands unveil their new watches and in some cases you will find great products for watch fans who look for budget-friendly timepieces and affordable watches. We present a selection of affordable Baselworld watches.
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, has achieved a watch-world milestone with its latest, the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. The watch, introduced at this year's Baselworld, is the first divers' watch that measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece - a feature that would normally be a serious divers' watch no-no.
Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter is a new wristwatch is equipped with a mechanical barometric altimeter-and-barometer movement. In fact, it is the world's first automatic mechanical altimeter watch at an affordable price. Learn more about it in this in-depth review, excerpted from my blog, Watch-Insider.com.
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Longines Conquest GMT

Longines Conquest GMT
The blue sunburst dial is an eyecatcher! It reflects the light in a variety of ways. The dial is clean and uncluttered and the addition of the red GMT hand gives just the right amount of color.
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Hamilton Jazzmaster Traveller GMT 2

Hamilton Jazzmaster Traveller GMT 2
Independent second time zone, 200 m water resistant, 42 mm diameter case.
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Frédérique Constant - Slimline Moonphase 705V4S4

Frédérique Constant - Slimline Moonphase 705V4S4
Nomos Ahoi
The Baselworld coverage continues at Watch Insider, as Alexander Linz shares his look at the new watches Nomos Glashütte showcased at the watch fair. For a look at the Nomos Ahoi, head to watch-insider.com by clicking here. Jason Francisco is the Junior Administrative Assistant of WatchTime.
Tissot T-Complication Squelette
In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the technical "openwork" artistry that goes into skeleton watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch's inner workings.
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Hamiton Mount Vernon

Hamiton Mount Vernon
This tonneau style watch has an art-deco look. It does not follow the fashion trends, but makes a classy "retro" statement.
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Credor

Credor
Credor is a lesser known sub brand of Seiko and can come in at a lower price bracket than Seiko's premium Grand Seiko range.

This model comes with a 8L movement which is basically an unregulated version of the 9S movement found in Grand Seikos. It comes with a date complication and GMT hand. The most intriguing part of this watch is its engraved grey dial face. Paired with its highly polished hands and blue crocodile strap, it is a steal at JPY 350,000 (approx USD 3,000).
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Perrelet A1049/1

Perrelet A1049/1
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T0064081103700 Tissot - Le Locle COSC

T0064081103700 Tissot - Le Locle COSC
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L27504762 Longines - Column Whell-Chronograph

L27504762 Longines - Column Whell-Chronograph
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Maurice Lacroix - Pontos S Diver PT6248-SS002-330

Maurice Lacroix - Pontos S Diver PT6248-SS002-330