4 Most Affordable Watches In The Philippines

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What you wear makes you – style-wise. It’s all about aesthetics: do your clothes mesh well together? Do the textures complement each other? Lastly: do the cut of the clothes and color choices flatter your skin and body? However, the watch is one crucial accessory that can help improve your outfit.

Here are some affordable watches that put the bang for your buck.  

Seiko Prospex

A Seiko dive watch is a romantic choice for a timepiece. It is not the most aesthetically pleasing. It is not as sleek as other watches. However, it has snagged the hearts of watch enthusiasts worldwide. Once you put the Seiko Prospex on your wrist as a timepiece, it brings great comfort, distinctive character, high value, and endless charm with its design. Also known as the “Turtle,” the Seiko Prospex retails for under $500. 

Fans of the Prospex know that the “Turtle” is not the official name of the timepiece. They coined its nickname due to its curvaceous, chelonian shape. The original Turtle was launched in Japan under the name 6306 in 1976 – a product of its time and during an era where watches were perceived as critical tools as it was designed to be a dive watch. Its design is unpretentious; whenever you wear it, no baggage comes from wearing a watch with fancy diamonds or other crusted trinkets. You won’t have security concerns as well with this watch. 

The Turtle is not a watch you wear to flex. Rather, you wear the Prospex to look badass and get singled out by watch enthusiasts, especially those who know how to appreciate and value watches. Its design is also ergonomic and comfortable. It comes with a steel wrist strap – this style is usually associated with Seiko divers. 

In many ways, the Seiko Prospex embodies the ideal Seiko diver. With its high value and distinctive characteristics, its ergonomic design gives it more points. 

Seiko watch price Philippines are on the more affordable side. 

Swatch

Say Swatch, and any Filipino on the street will recognize the brand. They have a watch for any occasion and style. Among their watches, you can choose casual, analog, or even for sports. 

The iconic watch brand began in Japan when the Japanese invented the quartz movement for watches – as well as the ability to bring low-cost but incredibly accurate watches to the masses for the first time. Swiss matchmaker and businessman Nicholas Hayek saw the opportunity, and in the process, he established Swatch in 1983. Swatch then dedicated itself to producing analog and quartz-operated watches that were stylish, personable, and of course, fun. 

With its “anything goes” approach to watches, it’s no wonder it is a trusted brand among Filipinos. You can buy Swatch watches from Lazada and its physical stores in Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza, TriNoma, SM City North EDSA, Robinson’s Ermita, SM Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, SM Southmall, and SM City Cebu.

Timex

Timex is one of the most classic Filipino brands. The brand offers a collection of watches for men and women. Its value for money lies in its deep-rooted brand history with significant contributions to watch design. 

It has the premium Marlin collection and collaboration with the classic comic strip Peanuts. Its premiere AB Series 3-Hand 33mm Leather Band costs P2,195, from P4,390. These two samples from Timex are among the most affordable, stylish watches you can give your father as a gift. 

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch sure has lots of purposes. It also functions as a fitness tracker, a music player, a map, and an extension of Apple devices like the iPhone and Macbook. This line of affordable watches comes in three offerings:  Series 3, which is priced at P12,490, SE retailing for P16,990, and, lastly, Series 7, which starts at a price of P23,990. 

Author’s Bio:

Author bio

Luther Abrams is quite a jack of all trades type of guy. He loves exploring new things and cultivating his knowledge every now and then. Today, he grows more and more interested in jewelry and watches and even writes about such things in his free time.

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