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On Amazon, watches for men come in various stylish dials and straps. Image Credit: Pexels/Chris F

Nothing completes your outfit of the day like a classic timepiece strapped to your wrist. It gets even better when you come across a prized find that doesn't cost a small fortune. Whether you have a knack for adventure, a penchant for cool automatic watches or are simply here to look for the perfect gift, find the best men's wrist watches on Amazon, under Dh500. Also, check out our pickings of the best all-black men's watches.

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1. Best Overall: Fossil Men's Quartz Watch, Chronograph Display and Leather Strap

Pros

  • Chronograph display
  • Water resistant in 50m of depth and wearable in shallow pools
  • Complements everyday casual wear well
  • Tells date

Cons

  • Might run small for some wrists

Chronograph analogue display, matte bezel and a sturdy leather strap make this Fossil watch a head turner. There is a rugged feel to this black and brown timepiece, making it ideal for everyday wear. Dive into a 50-metre pool and leave it on for the entire swim. The day of the month is also always on display on your wrist.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh29 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh41.

2. Best Gift: MVMT Men's Analog Quartz Watch

Pros

  • Vintage design
  • Chronograph display
  • Tells the date
  • Water resistant in 100 metres of depth

Cons

  • Wears heavy

Surprise your loved ones with something unique to go around their wrist. The MVMT watch is the perfect present for its oversized 47mm green dial, black details and matte stainless steel strap. Bonus points if the recipient is a motorhead because the watch is modelled after the 1960s automobile culture. Part vintage, part contemporary, this audacious timepiece can withstand water pressure of up to 100 metres, which means it can survive most water activities like swimming and snorkeling.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh29 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh41.

3. Best for Formal Wear: Tommy Hilfiger Daniel Men's Multi Dial Quartz Watch 

Pros

  • Golden accents on bezel, dial and buckle
  • Water resistant in 50 metres of depth
  • Tells the day and the date
  • Textured leather strap

Cons

  • Fits broader wrists better

An all-black body accented with golden bezel and dial details, Tommy Hilfiger's Daniel is your go-to accessory on formal evenings. Its black leather band and classic tongue buckle are sure to elevate a well-cut suit. The chronograph dials keep you informed with the day of the week and the date of the month at all times. Splashes of water and rain will not damage the watch since it's water resistant in up to 50 metres of depth.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh23 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh33.

4. Best Budget and Sports Watch: Casio Sport Watch 

Pros

  • Useful features - alarm, stopwatch, timer, world time, calendar
  • LED backlight for night readability
  • Shock resistant, and water resistant in 200 metres of depth
  • Comes in a range of colours - white, black, blue and green

Cons

  • Doesn't have a hand for seconds

Swim, surf, go jet skiing or even shower with Casio's G-SHOCK sports watch on. With an impressive 200 metres of water resistance, the watch also cushions against impact in its resin construction, allowing you to play rough worry-free. Designed for the athletic, the watch tells the time in both analogue and digital, but its best feature is its ability to set five daily alarms. Activate the super illuminator LED light to tell the day and time in the dark.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh23 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh33.

5. Best Moonphase Watch: Citizen Men's Quartz Moonphase Watch

Pros

  • Affordable moonphase calibration
  • Plush calf leather band
  • Water resistant in 50 metres of depth and 100 metres of pressure

Cons

  • No chronograph display
  • Moonphase in watches tends to go out of sync after three years

Take it a step further with Citizen's moonphase watch. Track the moon's phases all through the month on the metallic silver dial, contrasting beautifully with the blue calf leather straps and the equally blue hour, minute and second hands. The watch is elegant enough to be paired with a dress shirt but also fits right into a casual wardrobe for its bright colours.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh18 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh25.

6. Best Smartwatch: Amazfit T-Rex Pro Smartwatch

Pros

  • Passed military grade tests for surviving natural elements
  • Reviews say GPS is very accurate
  • Has over 100 sports modes
  • Water resistant in 100 metres of depth
  • Over two weeks of battery life

Cons

  • Shows incoming calls and texts but cannot answer these

Are you a thrill seeker but can't find the right watch to make the trip with you? Consider Amazfit T-Rex Pro's heavy-duty smartwatch, which weighs only 60 grams and is military standard certified for withstanding harsh climates. It's fixed with a 1.3-inch HD AMOLED colour screen that reports on blood oxygen levels, heart rate, sleep health, the weather, directions, current altitude and so much more. The best part? Never fuss about the battery when you're out on a new adventure for at least 18 days. However, do note that having the navigation on, nonstop, will deplete the battery faster.

7. Best Self-Winding Watch: Invicta Men's Automatic Watch

Pros

  • Water resistant in 200 metres of depth
  • Keeps accurate time for an automatic watch
  • Unidirectional bezel ring for diving
  • Looks luxurious

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bracelet band might not be comfortable, but it is swappable

While quartz watches run on batteries, an automatic watch powers up with a little shake instead. Your everyday natural wrist movements will keep the hands ticking for as long as forever, if it's looked after well. Invicta's automatic timepiece has a titanium construction and a deep black dial circled by a unidirectional bezel - this is a minute-marker ring designed specially for divers to keep time underwater. Some reviewers who had their Invicta for over five years are still impressed by the quality and function.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh29 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh41.

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