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Once again, we’ve reached that familiar part of the year: Memorial Day sales. And while, admittedly, we’ve been enticed by a good deal in the past, stocking up on stuff we don’t actually need, in 2023, we’re shopping smarter by investing in items we’ve been eyeing for a while, with watches being at the top of that list.
Ahead of the three-day weekend, Amazon already has a bunch of options on sale, whether your style is sleek, simple timepieces that work for everyday wear or fitness options that can track your sleep, steps, and so much more.
It can be hard to justify dropping some hard-earned cash on an accessory, but there are plenty of reasons that a watch is worth it. Aside from the obvious benefit — being able to tell time simply by glancing at your wrist — this one item can quickly enhance your outfit and add a little flair.
Ahead, we’re rounding up our picks for the best men’s watches on Amazon that are discounted ahead of Memorial Day 2023. And if your collection is already stacked? Well, Father’s Day is coming up, too.
1. Invicta Men’s Pro Diver 43mm Stainless Steel Quartz Watch, Silver
This watch has a near-5-star rating on Amazon and, with a price tag that’s under $50 thanks to a 53% discount, it’s practically a steal. In addition to tracking the time, this Invicta model also tells you the date. Plus, this baby is water resistant, so if you happen to accidentally wear it in the shower — or, better yet, the pool — you won’t have to stress about wrecking your newest purchase.
2. Citizen Men’s BI5012-53E Quartz Gold Tone Stainless Steel Watch Case and Bracelet
A gold watch might not be everyone’s preference, but if you’re someone who enjoys getting dressed up and are hoping to make a statement this summer, Citizen’s option is flashy in the best way. The style nails the “quiet luxury” trend taking over the fashion world and, even better, it does it for under $100. Now, you’ll now have an accessory to pair with those knit polos or to punch up a plain white T-shirt.
3. Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Health & Fitness Tracker
If you’ve been dragging your feet on the fitness watch front, this Memorial Day deal is your cue to get in on it. While simple to look at, Fitbit’s Charge 5 can track it all, whether you’re wondering how many steps you’re getting in on a daily basis (the answer might surprise you) or are trying to improve your sleep schedule (a solid 6 hours still isn’t cutting it). On a normal day, this helpful tool is $150, but right now, the price has been slashed by $26. This feels like an especially good deal once you scroll through the thousands of reviews, most of which rate this watch a full 5 stars.
4. Garmin 010-02427-00 Venu Sq, GPS Smartwatch
Perhaps you’re a touch-screen kind of guy. Well, we’ve got you covered there, too, since Garmin’s smartwatch is marked down by $80 to just $120. While this one still tracks all the health-related metrics, you’ll also be able answer calls and load your cards onto it, making contactless pay a breeze. The main draw, though, is that it offers six days of battery life with up to 14 hours in GPS mode. So, if you’re someone who forgets to charge your devices, this one’s for you.
5. Fossil Men’s Minimalist Stainless Steel Slim Casual Watch
There’s something to be said for timeless timepieces (there’s a joke in there somewhere…), and by purchasing a sleek, simple design, you know you won’t have to worry about your watch looking dated. Despite having “minimalist” in its name, Fossil’s casual watch feels like anything but, especially if you opt for the eye-catching brown and dark blue color combo, which surprisingly costs under $100 this Memorial Day Weekend.
6. Casio Men’s GA-100 XL Series G-Shock Quartz 200M WR Shock Resistant Watch, Foam White
This one might feel like a throwback for ‘90s and Y2K kids, but here’s the thing about Casio’s G-Shock watches: They’re essentially indestructible. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the gym or has an athletic sense of style, this budget-friendly option also won’t look out of place when paired with basketball shorts or sweats but, at the same time, is the perfect accessory to rock with jeans and tee.
7. Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm GPS
If you’ve had your eye on an Apple Watch for a while, Memorial Day Weekend is your time to strike. The Series 8, Apple’s latest model, is packed with all the bells and whistles you could ask for, from a bevy of health tracking capabilities to all-day battery life with a bright, vibrant display. Apple’s Watch Series 8 has it all, and it’s down to the lowest price ever on Amazon for the holiday weekend at just $329.
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