Smart Dressing

The 12 best watches under £500

Twelve timepieces that prove that you don't need to spend over four figures to get a seriously stylish watch

Let’s face it – for most of us, spending four figures or more on a wristwatch is a big outlay. It might be something you get to do once in your life, perhaps to mark a big birthday (I can recommend one of these new chronographs if it’s that time) or a handsome promotion. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t still hanker after a wristwatch wardrobe full of stylish, well-built timepieces. You wouldn’t make do with one pair of shoes now, would you? Here are 12 gateway watches that fit the bill.