• June 20, 2024
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Omega’s history with the Olympics started in 1932. They created a precise stopwatch for the event and set an unforgettable milestone. At this point, an Olympics edition watch is a legacy for the brand. 

Cut to today, and the brand is celebrating this legacy with an early release of the Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 Olympic Games edition, and we’re in awe! With a luxurious color palette, the Omega Speedmaster white dial watches focus on the grandeur of the world’s fashion capital. The commemorative series radiates class worthy of history’s most popular gaming event. 

As a result of a historic watchmaking partnership, the series is made for athletes. With a strong impact-resistant build and a chronograph function, it’s the ideal sports watch with an elegant getup. The Paris 2024 edition houses a Co-Axial Caliber 9909, also known as the “Master Chronometer,” that’s precise from 0 to +5. All these premium features make the series one of the most sought-after luxurious timepieces in the world. 

But luxury comes at a hefty price. The Omega Speedmaster Paris 2024 Olympics edition starts with a heavy tag of $32,700 and goes up to $51,400. This is why, even though the watches are incredible, the price tag doesn’t allow them to be accessible to everyone. 

After a lot of scouting, we have discovered some affordable yet high-quality watches by various brands. These watches embody the style and elegance of The Omega Speedmaster Paris 2024 Olympics edition. All these watches have classy looks with a staple golden color and a fully functioning chronograph for added precision. With these models, you can enjoy a slice of the Olympic glory without breaking the bank. 

Maserati Traguardo R8873612011 Chronograph Tachymeter Quartz Men's Watch

A beautiful Maserati watch clad in a rose-gold case and mesh bracelet featuring a white dial. On closer inspection, the markers, arrows, and even the logo inside are rose-gold. We start this list with the Traguardo R8873612011. This watch probably looks closest to the Omega within this list.

This is a sturdy watch with a 100M bar and has luminous hands and markers. Additionally, equipped with features like a chronograph and a tachymeter scale, this is one of the best Maserati watches for men. 

The Maserati Traguardo impresses not only with its elegant looks but also with its sporty performance and style. Can this tachymeter watch be compared to a brand like Omega? Frankly, no. But for being priced around $300, this watch has great looks and good potential. 

Invicta Pro-Diver Chronograph Gold Tone 200M 0072 Men's Watch

Clad in a warm golden stainless steel body with an accented black dial, next on our list is the Invicta Pro Diver Gold Chronograph 0072. The watch is a part of the Pro-diver series featuring an anti-scratch flame fusion crystal, a pull-push crown, a deployment clasp, luminous markers and hands, and a 200M bar. Overall, it’s one of the best Invicta watches for men who love aquatic adventures and more. 

Featuring a chronograph function with three sub-dials (60 Sec, 30 Min, and 1/10th Second), you’ll always get the precise time. Plus, the quartz movement prevents any manual winding or power reserve hassle. 

We know you’re still wondering, “Are Invicta watches good?” The brand surely can’t be compared to brands like Rolex and Omega since they have different sets of buyers in the market. But for an affordable dive watch around $100, the Invicta watch pro diver performs seamlessly. It’s the perfect tool watch and can easily blend into dress-worthy occasions. 

Fossil Machine Chronograph FS4656 Men's Watch

You wouldn’t be wrong to think that we favor (subconsciously) darker accents when it comes to dress watches. Yes, the rest of the watches on this list are for all who love dark colors as much as we love them! We’re starting off with a great Fossil black watch.

In our opinion, this is one of the best budget chronograph watches for men in the market, here’s the Fossil Machine Chronograph. With a broad black dial and classy leather strap, you can wear this one with both suits and casual wear. The arrow and marker including the chronograph function is in a golden hue that screams elegance. 

It’s not much of a sports watch, but this Fossil Chronograph will be perfect for everyday use as well as partywear. The fully functioning chronograph includes three sub-dials that time keep accurately to seconds. 

Albeit the looks aren’t similar to the Omega Speedmaster Paris Olympics edition, the watch still exudes an overall classy look. And you’re getting it under $150. Budget-friendly and modern, what’s not to love?

Citizen Eco-Drive Radio Controlled Chronograph GMT CB5884-88H 200m Men's Watch

Citizen is no stranger when it comes to sleek and elegant timepieces with their strong line-up of eco drive watches. So, we’re bringing the Citizen Eco Drive Chronograph GMT CB5884-88H to the table, and what a beautiful piece it is! 

Compared to the Speedmaster, this Citizen eco drive men’s watch has an accent base with a golden case and bezel. Renowned for charging itself using any light source available, this Citizen eco-drive watch omits the need for manual winding or battery change. With a 200M bar and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, it’s perfect for both land and water sports. 

Plus, this watch features radio-controlled technology that automatically adjusts time based on atomic clock signals. The eco drive chronograph and GMT functions make it more precise and convenient for traveling and other adventures. You can get it for around $500, making it an affordable steal over the Speedmaster swatch.

Bulova Marine Star Chronograph Quartz Divers 98B302 200m Men's Watch

The Bulova marine star chronograph deserves to be on this list. The watch slightly resembles the Citizen eco drive watch we were talking about. The marine watch is made precisely for underwater activities with a 200M bar and features like a screwed crown and case back, a rotating bezel, and luminous hands and markers. 

Still wondering, “Are Bulova watches good?” trust us, they are. Coming to the looks, the dial and the bracelet look extremely classy. The accent color with golden tones is really elegant. Perfect for occasions where dressing up is mandatory, and if you happen to take a swim in your suit, the Bulova marine star can handle that, too. Talk about a win-win!

Moreover, the chronograph function is great for tracking precise time. Overall, the Bulova Chronograph is priced around $350, a much more affordable option if you’re not opting for Omega but still want something great on your wrist.  

Maserati Traguardo R8873612011 Chronograph Tachymeter Quartz Men’s Watch

Invicta Automatic Pro Diver 200M Blue Dial 8930OB Men’s Watch

Fossil Coachman Chronograph Black Dial Brown Leather CH2891 Men’s Watch

Bulova Marine Star 98B104 Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch