Best Affordable Style of 2013 – The Watch

Back to back w/ updated styling that went... back.

The end of the year means it’s time to hand out some awards.  No, there’s no little statues to pass along, but over the next few days we’ll still highlight some of the best in affordable men’s style from this past year.  And it was a good one. Feel free to send in additional nominations here.


Orient ‘Vintage’ Style Bambino – $182 w/ dappered30

Orient Bambino Vintage on Dappered.comThe White Dial w/ Rose Gold hands. Sold Out.

They can’t make enough of these things. Orient took the already well liked, modern Orient Bambino, and aged the styling to make these new options look like something from the early 20th century. The end result is a classic, domed crystal, 40.5 mm diameter dress automatic that won’t go out of style any time soon.

There are four different styles, but good luck getting your hands on one of the stainless steel (not gold-tone) case options. Especially the cream dial with blue hands. When they do get restocked, they move fast. And for good reason. Full review over here.

Orient Vintage Bambino Blue hands model on

The hard to find, blue hands w/ cream dial model. Also sold out.

Also Receiving Votes: The Seiko Solar Adventure Chrono, Christopher Ward’s C9 Harrison GMT (now with some “nearly new” models on sale… still expensive), Tissot’s Carson Chronograph,  and Citizen’s new white dial classic chrono.