posted by The Prep Guy December 21, 2018 0 comments

Hey Prepsters,

Christmas is just a few days away, so the time to find the perfect gift for the gent in your life is running short! But have no fear, we have created the ultimate short-list of the best watches to gift under $500.

1 | The Bulova Wilton Automatic Watch

The Bulova Wilton Automatic watch is a stunning timepiece featuring 21 jewel components and a 60 hours automatic system. The clean style with the blue-croc embossed leather strap makes this the perfect new addition in every gents arsenal.

The Bulova Wilton retails for $650 CAD, but is currently available on sale at The Hudson’s Bay for $487.50!


2 | The Timex Fairfield 41mm Leather Strap Watch

The Fairfield by timex is a beautiful and simplistic timepiece, which is also extremely affordable. The watch features Timex’s INDIGLO light up technology, which is activated by pushing the crown dial. 

The Fairfield 41mm retails is available at Timex for $110 CAD


3 | Men’s Citizen Eco-Drive® Chandler Black IP Chronograph Watch

The Citizen Eco Drive Chandler watch in black is absolutely stunning. With a black stainless steel band and matte black dial, this watch is made for the gent who leans towards tonal looks. The chronograph layout adds a little more intrigue to the design versus a traditional simple face!

The Citizen Chandler Watch is available on sale at Peoples Jewellers for $371.25 CAD, compared to a regular price of $495.


4 | The Classic Slim Timepiece – BRATHWAIT

My Brathwait classic slim wrist watch is probably my most worn and versatile timepiece. It has a minimal design, however, features premium features like a top grain Italian leather band, a quick release strap, water resistance of up to 100 m, sapphire glass dome with anti-reflective coating. Another perk of Brathwait is that they’re completely transparent about the pricing of the watch. 

The Brathwait Classic Slim Wrist Watch is currently on sale at for $124 USD


5 | The Mod Watch – TIMEX x TODD SNYDER

The Todd Snyder x Timex collection is just an overall crowd pleaser. I had the pleasure to get to sit down with the CFDA award winning menswear designer to learn more about the inspiration behind the collection. The Mod watch was a complete standout to me! I love the vintage inspired face which draws references from Timex’s outstanding archives. 

The Mod Watch is currently available at The Hudson’s Bay & on


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