Dork Too Smart Ass Watch

For the 42mm Dork Too timepiece, California watch brand Nixon looked to old-school answering machines for visual inspiration. Then they modeled the device’s time-telling features on this, as well. From the LCD screen to the USB charging port and the fact that the Dork Too shouts the time (among other things) with the push of a button, it’s a well-priced wristwatch basically unlike any else. …

Our Lady of Guadalupe Time Teller

Our Lady of Guadalupe has appeared everywhere from prayer candles to skate decks. Now, artist and professional skateboarder Jason Jessee has lent his rendition to Nixon watches for a new iteration of their 37mm Time Teller wristwatch. The art pops against the gold dial, case and five-link bracelet. Altogether it’s a fun but respectful play on the icon.

Eight New Watches Under $300

From sporty to minimal, retro to post-modern—our favorite affordable timepieces

Between the Swiss watch industry’s fashion-world-like calendar of annual releases and the awareness boost entrepreneurs receive from crowdfunding platforms, there have never been more options for the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful or interesting watch doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag. Many of the best known brands—Hamilton, Seiko, Citizen for example—all provide options under $300. The following eight selections, however, …