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Buy Side from WSJ, “Stylish Watches That Only Look Expensive, Chosen by Experts”

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“Whether you’re headed to the office or on vacation, a classic analog watch can be an easy way to elevate your look (and a useful tool for ensuring you get out the door on time). Although it’s possible to spend thousands on a status timepiece from a revered Swiss brand, you don’t need to drain your savings to put something reliable and refined on your wrist. We asked a group of watch-loving stylists, writers and image consultants to suggest their favorite pieces that combine top-shelf looks with everyday affordability.

“If you’re looking for a gift or more of a splurge, see these recommendations of watches for men and for women.”

Touch of gold

3H Leather Strap Watch, 40mm

3H Leather Strap Watch, 40mm

Nothing says old-school refinement like a gold watch (even if it’s goldtone, rather than 18k). For anyone in search of a luxurious vibe on a budget, Washington, D.C.-based stylist Lani Inlander appreciates the Timex 3H Watch, which blends a gold sunray dial with a sober black leather strap. “It’s elegant, unisex and appropriate for all occasions,” she says. “I always have a Timex watch in my collection.”


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