Around this time last year, I put together our Summer Watch Guide 2014… So, I was thinking, might as well make it some sort of tradition and do it again. This year, the focus is on affordable beaters under $500… By beaters, I don’t mean watches one should abuse, but rather watches that you don’t have to be fussy about and can take a lick or two. Solid watches, with sporty/casual looks and at least 100m water resistance that will be good company whether you’re hanging out in your backyard or at a beer garden. Some are mechanical, others are quartz, all look good and wont do too much damage to your wallet.
As per usual, these are but a few of the many options out there that would fit the bill, and I tried not to duplicate last year’s guide, nor include some of my go-to watches (it pained me not to include Seiko 5 SNK’s, but I pulled through!), so if I left out something you think should be included, please post it in the comments. Enjoy!