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10 Affordable Watches That Will Make Perfect Christmas Presents This Year

How to make the man in your life happy (even if that man is you).
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What better gift is there for the man in your life, especially if that man happens to be you, than a brand new watch? We can't think of any. Here, we round up great options from the likes of Tag Heuer and Longines that will make someone happy this year. 

1| Junghans 

German minimalism with a distinctly modern touch is the order of the day with this classic piece from Junghans, a label that takes its cue from the Bauhaus movement. Form Quartz, £395 (P26,338.13), bucherer.com 

2| Tissot 

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You don't need a Swiss banker's salary to own a proper Swiss watch. Tissot has long proven that affordability can factor into horology, and ensuring you stay classic, it'll last as long as any big ticket limited edition. T1184103627700, £280 (P18,670.07), watchshop.com 

3| Maurice Lacroix 

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Nineties nostalgia doesn't end at streetwear. Maurice Lacroix's Aikon is an archival re-release that puts steel front and centre where it belongs. Aikon Chronograph, £680 (P45,341.59), amazon.com 

4| Louis Erard

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Founded in 1931, Louis Erard is one of those 'in the know' brands, a good thing, if you want a Swiss watch to brag about. Heritage Quartz Day Date, £545 (P36,339.95), watches-of-switzerland.co.uk 

5| Uniform Wares 

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Uniform Wares has forged a name with meticulous minimalism. But they can do a little bit of over-engineering nicely, too. The C41, an impressive chornograph that doesn't deviate too far from the brand's signature style, is as complex (and as handsome) as it gets. C41 Chronograph, £650 (P43,341.23), mrporter.com 

6| Longines 

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Boasting a classic, clean dial on a versatile black leather strap, the Conquest Heritage from esteemed Swiss label Longines will easily take you from weekend to work drinks to top table and beyond. Conquest Heritage 35mm, £810 (P54,009.84), goldsmiths.co.uk 

7| Bell & Ross  

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Bell & Ross make watches that are different in a handsome way, winning over the old and new schools of watch lovers alike. See this square-dialed pilot's watch for further details. BR S Steel Heritage W, £1,600 (P106,686.09), bellross.com 

8| Hamilton

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You'd be a fool to take a quality dive watch off dry land, especially when it's as handsome as Hamilton's Khaki Navy Scuba. This robust piece offers all the usual hallmarks of a water-friendly watch (pressure resistance, ceramic bezel, and the like), but with an impressive automatic movement. Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic, £675 (P45,008.20), bucherer.com 

9| Gucci 

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Fashion was often seen as separate to haute horlogerie. Not as good, they'd say. But then Alessandro Michele's Gucci changed that assumption, melding signature Wes Anderson excess with mechanics that were as good as they looked, much like this gold PVD-coated piece  Gold PVD-Coated Watch, £650 (P43,341.23), mrporter.com 

10| Tag Heuer 

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Tag Heuer may sit at the top end of your budget, but that's because watches like the Monaco are enduring horological icons, kitting out the Steve McQueens of this world just as well as any non-Hollywood film star. Monaco 37mm, £1,400 (P93,350.33), tagheuer.com

*£1 = P66.68

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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