16 of the Most Popular Affordable Women’s Watches

Whether you are looking to buy for yourself or give as a gift, many beautiful, classic timepieces are so popular they remain on bestseller lists year after year. Most of these watches are very affordable, many being under $100, so it is easy to invest in a brand that will be of good quality and will work well.

The most loved styles range from simple, understated styles to crystal-encrusted or floral embellished designs. The majority of the watches on this list have either Swiss or Japanese quartz movement that is known for being accurate, and most are water-resistant.

If you are curious about what are some of the best selling watches for women that will help keep you on time, read on to find out more.

Michael Kors Women’s Parker

The Michael Kors Women’s Parker is a lovely rose gold-tone bracelet style that is a great option that can dress up any outfit. This timepiece has a 39 mm stainless steel case that is relatively oversized with a thickness of 12 mm. The case is also surrounded with Swarovski crystals to give it a little bit of a classy, luxurious touch. What is kind of different about this design is the inner part of the bracelet isn’t metal but rather a soft pink plastic. Women love the Parker for the decorative look as well as the excellent functionality of the design.

Available from Amazon 

Fossil Jacqueline

Fossil is a great place to find beautiful, good quality watches that aren’t overly expensive. One of Fossil’s most famous lines is the Jacqueline. The Jacqueline features simple Roman numeral and stick indices, as well as three-hand movement. It comes with either a leather, gold-toned, or rose-tone stainless steel mesh bracelet, and new versions even have an embellished floral dial, which is quite pretty. What is great about Fossil timepieces is that it is easy to get them engraved, so they make fantastic gifts. You can also get the Jacqueline as a Hybrid Smartwatch, which gives you access to all kinds of cool techy features. The regular Jacqueline is a classic, minimal design that goes well with everything, whether your look is casual or dressy.

Available from Fossil

Timex Women’s T2H331

One best selling, simple, practical option is the Timex Women’s T2H331. It has an easy to read face that uses attractive full Arabic numerals and has a date window. It also has the super useful feature of the Indiglo Light-Up Dial, which is perfect for those situations when you have to read the watch in the dark. This is a great style for everyday wear that comes in a few different color leather straps and different tones of the face, all for a fantastic price. The leather strap is durable and holds up well to rough treatment. The face is quite small at only 25 mm, but women still find it easy to read. Since it is on the smaller side is doesn’t get in the way that some of the larger case designs can. As with a lot of Timex designs, this has a very loud tick, and you have to adjust the date a fair amount as it has a bit of trouble keeping the date correctly.  One thing to note with this timepiece is that the band can be a little bit too short for some wrists, you may need to measure your wrist to ensure that it will fit you.

Available from Amazon

Michael Kors Darci

Another Michael Kors option that women love is the Darci Stainless Steel Ladies Watch. This is an elegant stainless steel bracelet style with a 39mm case and bezel that has been crystallized with Swarovski crystals. It is a little bit less ornate than the Parker listed above, but it is still a gorgeous timepiece. The face is large, so it is easy to read the time, but it isn’t so enormous that it is bulky on the wrist. The band is a little small, so this isn’t a great style for those with larger wrists.

Available from Walmart

Casio Women’s LRW200H-7BVCF

The Casio Women’s LRW200H-7BVCF is a popular and practical option, especially for nurses and those in medical professionals due to the bold dial numbers, the date function, and military time distinction. What you need to know about this design is that it has a  bi-directional bezel and round dial with pastel-tone 12-hour indices, small 24-hour indices, and a date window at 3 o’clock. Nurses love this design because you don’t have to worry about getting it wet; it is easy to clean, as well as being lightweight and durable. It is also straightforward to read as the large multi-colored numbers stand out clearly against the white background.

Available from Amazon

MVMT Hermosa

If you are looking for something elegant you can wear with everything you may want to have a look at the MVMT Hermosa, it is a much-loved style that comes in beautiful rose gold.  It has a  very classic and feminine look to it, despite the case being on the larger size (38mm). This is a moderately priced style that in-person looks a bit more expensive than it is. A lot of people like to give this timepiece as a gift since it is elegant and stylish yet very functional.

Available from Mvmtwatches.com

Anne Klein Women’s AK/1362 Diamond-Accented Bracelet Watch

Anne Klein has a lot of beautiful high-quality styles that are very budget-friendly; one of their best is the Women’s AK/1362 Diamond-Accented Bracelet Watch. It is a small rose gold style that is another piece that looks much more expensive than it is. It is known for working well in addition to being stylish and classy. If the sizing isn’t quite right, it is also easy to adjust straps with the removable clasps.

Available from Amazon

Movado Women’s Museum Classic

If you are looking to splurge a little bit, you may want to check out some of the Movado styles. Their most iconic design is the Women’s Museum Classic, which is a beautiful, simple, very classy option that will last a long time. The Museum Classic would make a wonderful gift for a grad, birthday, or anniversary. You may think it would be hard to tell the time with a face that doesn’t have the markers or numbers, but it is something you get used to very quickly.  The Museum Classic comes in several different colors and tones. The one pictured has a rose gold PVD-finished stainless steel case with a black background and black leather strap. The case looks big in the picture, but it is only 28 mm, so it’s on the smaller side and looks elegant and timeless, especially for slightly dressy events. This design has a Swiss Quartz movement, and you can get the Museum in other options like stainless steel mesh bracelet or different colors of the background.

Available from Movado.com

Citizen Women’s Silver and Gold Tone Eco-Drive Watch

The Citizen Eco-Drive line of watches is pretty cool since they are powered by light (any kind of light), so you never have to change the battery, which is a fantastic feature to have. One of the best selling styles in the Eco-Drive collection is the simple, yet super functional, Silver and Gold tone two-tone stainless steel bracelet. The case is on the smaller size at only 27 mm, but even though it is smallish, it is easy to read the time day and date. This Eco-Drive style is suitable for every day due to the simple design that blends well with dressy or casual. This timepiece works well for women with small wrists since it is on the smaller side and has an easy to secure chain.

Available from Amazon

Tory Burch The Reva Bangle Set

You can’t go wrong with any of the Tory Burch watches for women, especially if you are looking for a gift. One of Tory Burch’s bestseller styles is the Reva Bangle Set. Bangle styles with interchangeable top rings for added pops of color are so pretty and fun to have because they walk the line between jewelry and a timepiece. The Reva bangle definitely feels like a true cross between a beautiful piece of jewelry as well as a functional watch that works well with either semi-formal or casual attire.

Available from ToryBurch.com

Skagen Women’s Ancher Stainless Steel Mesh Dress Quartz Watch

The Skagen Women’s Ancher Stainless Steel Mesh Dress Quartz Watch is a lovely classic timepiece. The case is only 26mm, but it is easy to read with the sparkly round diamond-like chips instead of numbers and easy to adjust that works well for every day. The other notable features are that it is easy to adjust the band, and the catch is effortless to do up. It has a thinner low profile, so it is also comfortable to wear as it lay flat against the wrist.

Available from Amazon

Seiko SUP250 Solar Black Leather White Dial Women’s Quartz Watch

An interesting copy or hommage to the Cartier Tank collection is the Seiko SUP250 Solar Black Leather White Dial Women’s Quartz Watch. This is a popular style that goes for a fraction of the cost of a $5000 Cartier Tank, although the case is significantly smaller (The original smaller women’s “Tank”  by Cartier are 31mmx 24mm. The Seiko is 26 mm x 18 mm.).  If you are looking for a rectangular-shaped case, this Seiko style is worth a look. It has a gold-tone with textured white dial featuring black Roman numeral indices. One cool aspect of this piece is the solar power feature, so you don’t need to change batteries.

Some women find this the right size if you are very petite stature and find more prominent cases to look too bulky on your wrist, or if you are a woman with small wrists, who is looking for something charming to wear at a reasonable price.

Available from Jomashop.com

Olivia Burton Signature Mesh Bracelet Watch

The trend-setting brand Olivia Burton is well known in the UK and is building a strong following in the U.S with its beautiful, whimsical designs.  Olivia Burton watches make fantastic gifts as they are so unique with their nature-inspired designs (although many large brands seem to be coming out with designs that are pretty heavily influenced by the Olivia Burton styles).

One of the brand’s more eye-catching timepieces includes the Signature Mesh Bracelet that has a 38mm case and stainless steel with a rose-gold plate. It is easy to read, easy to adjust the straps and is a very unique and lovely design.

Available from Nordstrom

Timex Ironman Essential 10 Mid-Size Watch #3

If you want an inexpensive, sporty design try the Timex Ironman Essential 10 Mid-Size Watch #3. It is a simple to use, water-resistant style that features an Indiglo light. This is known to be super durable, for working well, and it has one deafening alarm that is easy to set.

Available from Amazon

Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Watch

If you pay attention to watches, you have probably seen Daniel Wellington’s designs on many people since they are a brand very much on the rise. One of their most ubiquitous styles for women is the Classic Petite Watch that is a lovely, minimalist style that comes in rose gold or silver options. The face is a perfect size for those opting for a more classic, simple look that is pretty enough to wear to a special occasion and simple enough to wear every day. The prices on most Daniel Wellington timepieces e is also reasonable for the quality and style you are getting.

Available from Nordstrom

Timex Unisex Weekender

You can find the Timex Unisex Weekender all over the place, as it is a hugely successful style for Timex. It comes in many different colors of the strap with Full Arabic Numerals and 24-Hour Military Time faces with the distinctive feature of the Indiglo light up. The Weekender is a great everyday style that is very durable, simple, and inexpensive. As with other Timex styles, the ticking is a little loud on this design. Since the Weekender is so durable, it is an excellent option for travel, so you don’t have to worry about damaging it or wearing something too flashy, it may attract unwanted attention.

Available from Amazon

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