Best watches are not necessarily the costliest ones. Here’re the Top 10 Bestseller watches to buy – with reviews, comparison, buying guide & deals!

If you are looking for a) a watch that is good-looking, b) a watch model to have some meaning, c) a robust timepiece that will outlast any trends, d) a wristwatch that have excellent residual value, and e) a classy timepiece that add a touch of sophistication and personality to your everyday wardrobe;

We have compiled a list of highly admired top 10 best watch brands and the best affordable watches for you.

The affordable yet bestseller watches reviewed below are from the top watch brands in the world. After all, knowing what people are buying would help you decide which watch to buy. So, what are the best watches to buy in 2017? Look at the watch comparison and reviews below to know what is selling well and why.

Best Watches for Men

The watches discussed here are known for reliability, accuracy, elegance, craftsmanship, and precise movement — everything that needs to be a quality watch.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Affordable Men’s Watches of All Time

1) Citizen Men’s BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Watch

Citizen Mens BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Canvas Strap Watch

This affordable watch has been recognized as a perfect Every Day Carry (EDC) watch. Designed and made by a trusted brand, the Citizen Men’s BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Watch will never need a battery replacement to run.

If we talk about details, the batteries inside this watch stores energy from the sun that keeps your watch running smoothly for a really long time.

Pros

  • Eco-drive, do not require battery replacement
  • High quality Japanese quartz movement
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Stainless steel case is decent, but budgeted.

Verdict

Editor’s Rating: 4.0/5

Overall, it is a stylish and performance-oriented watch. The only problem is its budgeted looks. The company seems to have cut some corners in terms of appearance, but this is compensated with the high-end technical elements. A must have if you wish to buy an affordable men’s watch for everyday use.

Citizen BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Watch: Key Features

  • Stainless steel with round black dial
  • Separate date window
  • Stitched canvas band
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Dial window: Mineral crystal
  • Luminosity
  • Analog display
  • Buckle closure
  • Water resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet)

The Review

A watch is something that we like to wear every day. It not just defines our style, but also compliments the attire that we wear. One of the problems of collecting too many models to suit different purposes is that you have to keep a track of their batteries and get them replaced from time to time.

This is the reason most of the watch aficionados prefer investing in eco-drive watches, which enable them to use the power of light. These are no -brainer and the best part is that they last a very long time. Citizen Men’s BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Watch is one of the leading watches in this segment.

Dial and Date Window

The dial is round in shape, and features high contrast white markings on a matte black background. The color combination makes it easy for people with low vision to read the time, without their reading glasses.

On the other hand, the tick marks for seconds hand may not attract a lot of people, but with a closer look you’ll see that this element really makes the hour hands stand out giving a clear visibility even from afar. Day and date window is placed at 3 O’ clock.

Movement

The model uses high-quality Japanese Quartz movement with a twist of solar cell. These cells come with small internal battery that does not require any replacement. The only thing that will take getting used to is the abnormally short hands, as the markers for hour are inset. In our opinion, this subdues the benefit of high-contrast marker.

The seconds hand is red in color, sporting a bit of luminous appearance. This makes the numbers glow in the dark. The date window shows the date and day of the week, with Sunday marked in bright Red.

Watch Case

This is a decently priced watch sporting high quality movement. This means that the company had to cut corners somewhere and they chose the “case” in this regard. The stainless steel case may seem decent in the first glance, but we doubt if the build can stand up over time. In short, the case appears totally adequate, if not superbly crafted.

Watch Band

The only reason that the Citizen Mens BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Watch faced immense criticism in the beginning was its canvas band. The band looks awful. It is stiff, uncomfortable and not even waterproof. However, you can always replace it with a good one. Leaving aside the band quality, the watch seems to be a great deal given all the other factors.

Conclusion

The Citizen BM8180-03E Eco-Drive watch for men is basically designed to cater to your daily needs. It does boast a lot of great features that make the whole experience smooth and convenient for the wearer. On the other hand, the excellent Eco-Drive quartz movement compensates for a few negatives, especially the band.

It is a sharp looking casual watch with clean lines and good performance. The canvas band may not be your best friend if you are water-friendly, but you always have the option to replace it with a better material.

Overall, if you are looking for a decent, eco-drive and waterproof watch, the Citizen BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Watch can just be the one. It lies under the category of $100, which makes it a good deal — one of the best watches in the range.