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11 Stunning Watches Under P14K

There's never been a better time to start widening your watch collection.
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It used to be nigh on impossible to get a decent man's watch for around P14,000. But things have changed, and right now a buyer in this price range has never had it so good. Here are some of our favorites.

1| Thomas Sabo

 

Gray watches are everywhere right now, and at entry level, none are slicker than this—the eternal rebel—from German jewelry brand Thomas Sabo. We're particularly taken with the tonal sunray dial. £179 (P11,993)

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2| Swatch 

This newly-launched Destination NYC model in the Gran Turismo range is a sleek option for a work and play all-rounder. £149.50 (P10,016.50)

3| Skagen 

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This model from Danish accessories brand Skagen is a classy watch that works as well for work or weekend. Also available in a very different brown strap/ black face combination. £118 (P7,906)

4| Nixon

 

Don't let the skate-heavy image put you off. Nixon has added a range of grown-up styles, including our pick: The Sentry. £130 (P8,710)

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5| Mondaine

 

The same clean and classic design that originated on Swiss railway clocks now looks fresher than ever on your wrist. The black strap is hard to resist but we're going with this stainless steel strap for a contemporary edge. £199 (P13,333)

6| Braun 

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Yes, that Braun. The electric shaver company has quietly produced a side collection of watches that's as big as it is impressive, combining monochrome straps and faces with statement yellow and red detailing. This simple, entry-level model remains one of the most wearable. £171 (P11,457)

7| Daniel Wellington 

In 2006, while backpacking in Australia, a Swedish entrepreneur met an English chap, who wore his Rolex on a battered nylon NATO strap. Three years later, Daniel Wellington watches, named after that very Brit, was launched to instant fandom and made the easily switchable, highly sartorial fabric strap a sensation among hipsters and fashionistas alike. £90 (P6,030)

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8| Bering 

Joining  fellow Dane Skagen in a smorsgasbord of Scandi watch brands in 2010, Bering was an instant hit, inspired not by Denmark's famed minimalist design sensibility, but by the icy cool of the Arctic. Here, a positively glacial dial is set off by an ion-plated titanium case. £169 (P11,323)

9| Casio G-Shock 

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Launched the same year as the Swatch in 1983, Casio's G-Shock has become just as much of a plastic-fantastic cult collectible, moving with the times yet retaining its original revolutionary feature. In this case, Bluetooth communication with your phone and LED backlighting, yet still built around the shock-resistant structure that protects the inner electronics from a 10m drop. £91 (P6,097)

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10| Seiko 

Seiko may make very affordable watches, but they do so in a totally autonomous manner—i.e. everything from the crystal dome to the bracelet to the quartz movement is engineerred and manufactured in total coherence under on roof. The quartz crystals themselves? Grown from seed in towering autoclaves, like aliens in an incubator. £149 (P9,983)

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11| Timex 

Perfect for casual everyday wear, the Waterbury comes in stainless steel and has a clean, simple, retro-inspired dial that even glows blue when you press the crown. £120 (P8,040)

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