Watch Clicker Recommends: Watch Stuff for 20 Dollars

You’ve got $20 – what can you get? Find out what Watch Clicker Recommends

Most of the watches we look at and purchase costs hundreds of dollars, if not more. Sure, there are plenty of watches out there that cost less but most decent watches will still run you near $100. Let’s say that your Grandma put $20 in your Christmas card this year and you want to buy yourself something watch-related with it. In this episode of Watch Clicker Recommends we’re going to look at what watch stuff you can get for $20.

6. Barton Elite Silicone Watch Strap


Barton Bands makes some of the best affordable watch straps money can buy. The Barton Elite Silicone is the best strap they offer. It is soft, pliable and affordable. It comes in almost any color you might want and has a gentle curve near the spring bar end of the strap to help it conform to your wrist. They even include a longer length strap half at no extra cost. What more could you want?

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5. Casio A168

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While the Casio F-91 might have been the obvious choice here, we thought the lesser-known A168 would be a better choice to spend your $20. It isn’t all that different from the F-91 but looks slightly more grown up while still giving the 90s digital vibe. It is also a little more rounded than the F-91 which be appealing to those who don’t like the angular looks of the F-91

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4. Bergeon Spring Bar Tool 6767-F

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Everyone needs a proper spring bar tool. Lots of strap companies will send one along with a strap purchase and if you buy a bulk lot of spring bar tools on Amazon, you’re likely to get one. Those spring bar tools are not worth your time. The Bergeon 6767-F is the one you want. The tips are excellent, long-lasting and won’t destroy your lugs. You’ll never know how you dealt with other spring bar tools after using this one.

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3. WatchPod Single Travel Case

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At some point, you’re going to need to travel with your watch. Perhaps you plan on bringing one watch on your wrist and one backup. The WatchPod is what you want. It is small, light, inconspicuous and best of all, will keep your watch safe. It has a hard-shell exterior with a soft interior lining. If you only need to store one watch when you travel, this is the way to go.

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2. PolyWatch

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If you own any watches with an acrylic crystal, you’re going to need a tube of PolyWatch. The simple-to-use polish will remove most surface scratches (and even some deeper ones) from your acrylic crystal. I have a tube that I’ve had for 2 years and it is nowhere close to running out. I give my Speedmaster a polish at least once a year to keep it looking fresh

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1. Premium NATO Strap from Crown & Buckle

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Crown & Buckle makes our favorite NATO strap, the Supreme NATO. However, those cost around $30. Thankfully, Crown & Buckle offers another NATO called the Premium NATO. It is a different weave than the Supreme but is almost as comfortable and looks a little more tactical. If you need a great NATO strap that will last you years and don’t want to spend more than $20 on one, the Crown & Buckle Premium is the way to go.

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Honorable Mentions:

Basically any other Casio under $20. Casio is the king of extremely affordable watches. Everything from the under $10 F-91 to black case World Timer are great buys. Search around on Amazon and see what tickles your fancy, there are tons of choices.

There are plenty of other NATO straps under $20. The Crown & Buckle is our favorite but if you want to spend even less, there are great options from Cheapest NATO Straps.

Watch posters and prints are becoming more common from multiple retailers. If you do a quick Google search you should be able to find a poster of your favorite watch or movement for under $20. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, order a print yourself from a printing service. I use Mpix for all my prints.

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