If you are looking to add a versatile timepiece to your collection, a chronograph could be exactly what you are looking for. A chronograph features a timer usually on two or three subdials. While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin helped popularize the chronograph when they took their Omega Speedmasters on the first walk on the moon, you don’t have to pay astronomical prices if you want one. Here are my picks for the 9 best affordable chronographs watches under $100 for 2018 plus a bonus best affordable Omega Speedmaster homage pick!
The Casio F-91W is legendary. For 25 years, this has been one of the world’s best selling watches year after year. It’s probably the most affordable watch on the planet starting around $10. It’s been ironically picture on both the wrists of Barack Obama and Osama Bin Ladin. As I am beginning to start the digital category of the blog, I knew that the F-91W had to be the first watch that I reviewed! I couldn’t resist anymore and ordered it over the weekend. Check out my Casio F-91W unboxing!
One of the big considerations you need to make while buying a watch is what movement you want inside your watch. In case you don’t know what a movement is, I will go over the basics and all of the pros and cons of the Automatic vs Quartz debate. My best advice is if you want to be a serious watch collector, you should own an automatic watch, but not every watch you own needs to be an automatic.
This is a very special review from me because not only is this the first affordable watch review for the site, but this is also the first watch in my collection and what got me to fall in love with affordable watches. My wife had let me choose a watch for my birthday and I selected a Timex Weekender 40 gift box. Enclosed was a Timex Weekender 40 with a blue dial, a blue nylon NATO strap, and a brown leather NATO strap for under $40. Subsequently, this watch has been a major part of my collection and is still on my wrist every week.
On Thursday night, I had a little fun teasing my first unboxing on Instagram. What was in the box? It was the first dive watch that I am adding to my affordable watch collection: the Casio MDV106! Before I give an in-depth review, let’s open up the box and see what’s inside my Casio MDV106 unboxing!