The best watch for under $50 just got a huge upgrade

Timex WeekenderTimexThe new Timex Weekender Fairfield is one handsome watch.

For a guy just starting to wear watches, there’s no reason to break the bank.

I recommend the Timex Weekender: a reliable, classically styled watch that’s super easy to wear every day and the perfect size for every wrist. Best of all, it can be had reliably for under $40 (even though retail is $45).

Now, new for this year the Weekender just got a super-minimal older brother called the Weekender Fairfield.

There aren’t even any numerals, in a true nod to the minimal Bauhaus style of watchmaking.

In a word, it’s handsome.

Like the Weekender, they come in a variety of different colour cases. The Fairfield comes in silver, gold, copper, and a slate grey, with a variety of strap colours. Also like the Weekender, none of the designs below will go out of style.

The Fairfield’s case diamante is 41 mm wide, which is about 3 mm larger than the Weekender, so it may not fit the smallest of wrists.

Depending on your choice, the Fairfield retails from $48-$60, with the leather straps on the higher end of the price spectrum.

A watch is an easy upgrade to your spring wardrobe, and one of the few accessories a modern gentleman can get away with. As far as jewellery goes, for men, simple is better.

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