5 Summer Watches ($50 and Under)

I love watches! Sure they tell you what time it is, but watches are also stylish, fun and versatile. I searched high and low for five summer watches that celebrate the season — and all are priced $50 or less. How great is that?

Affordable Summer Watches: Top Picks

Pretty in Pink Watch

summer watches: rubberized bracelet watch


Pink Bracelet Watch, $49, Lord and Taylor

This watch is one of my favorites because the shy pink color is pretty uncommon for a watch face and watch band. Nine West watches feel like high-end watches — even the ones with the rubber band rather than metal. This is a fun choice if you’re looking for a statement piece that stands out yet isn’t too bold.

Modern Statement Maker

summer watches: urban outfitters watch on white background


Modern Watch, $19.99, Urban Outfitters

If you need a watch for daily wear, this option from Urban Outfitters is my pick. This is one case when brown does not mean boring! Simple and classy, this light brown is flattering on all skin types. Add in the leather band, bronze colored numbers and white background for a result that’s subtle style magic. 

Fabulous in Floral

product image of watch with colorful band

Weekender Watch with Reversible Nylon Strap, $49.95, JCPenney

You’ll get noticed wearing this watch, for sure. The eclectic pink and purple band will add wow to your most muted ensembles. You really get your money’s worth with the reversible band too — it’s like having two totally different watches.

Unique Unisex

colorful swatch watch on white background

Swatch Unisex Silicone Strap Watch, $50, Macys

Swatch is a popular choice because these watches are comfortable and affordable. I love the green, pink and purple combination on this model. It makes for a sporty-looking stunner, perfect for the gal who is thrifty and also ready for a workout. Wear this watch at the beach with your favorite bright-colored athleisure.

Gorgeous Gunmetal

summer watches: gunmetal gray bangle watch on white background

Women’s Gunmetal Stainless Steel Bangle, $50, Macys

A gunmetal gray band in a bangle style gives this watch an interesting blend of masculine and feminine style. I like this watch paired with a floral summer dress for daytime, or with an elegant evening outfit (I’m thinking black, wide legged trousers and low-cut top.)

Those are our top five picks for summer watches. And in case you need more time-spiration, see below for a gallery of more options all under $50!




Martha-Raye is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Environmental Studies. She loves fashion and music, especially eco-fashion. In her spare time, she sews, works out, and snuggles up with Netflix.

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