15 stylish men's watches under $250 to give as graduation gifts
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- Every young professional needs a nice watch, but may not have deep enough pockets for high-end luxury brands.
- With a $250 budget, there are a variety of quality watches from brands like MVMT, Fossil, Filippo Loreti, and Timex that make great gifts.
- We rounded up the 15 best watches under $250 to give as graduation gifts - or to buy for yourself.
While first-apartment essentials, tech items, and gift cards are all solid presents to give a recent graduate, a watch is an often-overlooked but much-appreciated gift idea they probably couldn't otherwise afford themselves.
College years are usually when young men begin building out their professional wardrobe with essentials for their internships, but shelling out hundreds of dollars for a watch isn't always in the budget. As such, a nice timepiece is likely one hole in their wardrobe that needs filling.
If you're looking to gift them a watch they'll feel proud to wear to their first job, now is the time to do it. With a $250 budget, you can find plenty of watches that are perfect for casual days, formal functions, first-job interviews, and everything in between.
Whether you're shopping for a graduate, or you're a recent graduate yourself looking to spend some of your gift money, you'll find a hand-picked selection of affordable yet stylish watches here.
Check them out, below:
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MVMT 40mm Rose Gold Brown
Timex Marlin Automatic 40mm
Filippo Loreti Rome Silver Blue
Daniel Wellington Classic Durham
Todd Synder x Timex Beekman
Seiko Diver's Automatic
Hamilton Khaki Field
Skagen Holst Hybrid Smartwatch
Tissot V8 Automatic
Invicta Pro Diver Automatic
Seiko Day Date Two-Tone
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