Finding a truly polished-looking watch at an affordable price can be a real challenge—most affordable options lack heft or seem less than sophisticated.
Imagine our shock, then, at discovering a unbelievably chic watch that costs—wait for it—$45. That’s right, you can actually own a great-looking watch for about the price of a fancy shampoo and conditioner.
The watch is by a Dallas-based company called Breda, which has made affordable watches their specialty, founded by Amir and Shabeena Meghani. The brother and sister duo decided to start Breda after joining their family’s watch business (which can be traced back to their grandfather, who sold leather watch brands in India in the 1950s!). The third-generation watch makers wanted to take their own business in a different direction, making pieces that only look super-expensive. “We believe you should have access to accessorize your style with multiple pieces not just one high-priced fashion watch,” Amir Meghani told us. “Our audience is creative and always evolving their style. Breda watches are meant to complement their creative expression.”
The wildest part of this story is that our $45 favorite—a gold-face watch featuring a real leather strap (pictured top left)—isn’t even the cheapest option on offer. Breda’s latest collection, retails between $39 and $69, which is basically the best thing ever. Try styling it with a few gold bangles for a chic, goes-with-everything look.