While we'd all like a Rolex, Tag Heuer or Patek Philippe timepiece, sadly, they aren't very easy to come by. Luckily, that doesn't mean we have to go without a great statement watch: there are thousands of styles, shapes and sizes to suit all budgets.
We still wouldn't say no to a Patek Philippe, but while we're waiting for Santa to get his act together, here are 20 of our favourite and most affordable styles - and they're all £50 and under. Bargain.
Nixon Unisex The Time Teller Polycarbonate Silicone Strap Watch
The Time Teller is perfect for men who want to make a statement with their watch, but who don't want to go for Jacob and Co-esque bling. Set in a rugged matte polycarbonate case and with a durable rubber strap, this is ideal for a man on the go, with the orange hands providing a fun splash of personality.
MAREA MEN'S ALARM CHRONOGRAPH WATCH
Good-looking, practical and very functional, this Marea watch is fitted with a combination chronograph quartz movement, as well as an alarm and date function to help those of us who are always late.
Timex Original Men's Black Camper Strap Watch
Black is the new black, didn't you know? Especially when it comes to this monochrome timepiece, complete with canvas straps and a handy (if you'll pardon the pun) date function. Versatility at its finest.
Reclaimed Vintage Black Watch
Understated, different, and looking aeons more expensive than it really is, this Reclaimed Vintage timepiece is a classy and cheap way to update your wrist wardrobe.
Sekonda Leather Strap Watch Mechanical Detail 3426.27
For men who actually know what words like chronometer, bezel and tourbillon mean, it's a real treat to be able to see the cogs of your watch at work. You may even lose track of time.
SWATCH UNISEX BLACK REBEL WATCH
Subtle, stylish and sleek: sometimes all you need is a minimalist rubber watch to up your wrist game. This Swatch classic is perfect for when you need some simplicity in your life.
ICE-WATCH BIG SILI
If you're looking to make a statement - a lime-green statement, to be precise - with your watch, then look no further. Ice Watches come in many shapes and sizes, but this particular design happens to be one of our favourites.
Casio A168WA-1YES Digital Bracelet Watch
This Casio classic is as retro as they come, and will look as great with your work suit as it did with your school uniform all those years ago. Plus, it lights up, it's waterproof and you can set a timer - though these features may not be as much of a deal breaker as they once were in the school playground, many years ago.
DISNEY BY INGERSOLL UNISEX CLASSIC MICKEY MOUSE WATCH
You may not be able to justify spending a whole afternoon watching The Lion King and surreptitiously weeping into your T-shirt anymore, but you can demonstrate your love of Disney with your watch. This quirky stainless steel and charcoal grey leather piece features our favourite Disney character of all, Mickey Mouse, so it's a no brainer.
Breda Leather Strap Watch
If you've been wearing the same old watch for years, and aren't sure how to make an upgrade, sometimes it can be as simple as just adopting a brown strap. Cooler, fresher, and a little more risky, this leather strap will do the trick.
Lorus RXN51BX9 Men's Leather Strap Sports Watch
For the sportier men among us, a puny watch just won't do - we need a chunky timepiece that can resist all the rugby, football and swimming in our lives. This one definitely looks like it can withstand all weathers.
Accurist Men's Yellow Dial Sports Watch
When exercising, a cool sports watch should be as important as the right pair of trainers. The large yellow dial, modern features and durable strap on this Accurist watch won't let you down in the style stakes next time you hit the gym.
Ben Sherman Men's silver stainless steel bracelet watch
If leather straps are just too much work, this sleek stainless steel bracelet watch from Ben Sherman is a good, no-nonsense option.
Casio Black Leather Strap Watch MTP-1261PE-7AEF
Considering that the strap is real leather, it's water resistant and it also looks pretty damn stylish, the £22 price tag for this Casio watch sounds almost too good to be true.
Sekonda Brown Strap Watch 1010
This simple Sekonda wristwatch has a Baume et Mercier vibe about it - for a fraction of the price. Its mock croc strap and traditional face give this piece a timeless elegance.
Breda Stainless Steel Strap Watch
Not everyone likes a clunky, obtrusive watch on their wrist. If you're one of these people, opt for this slinky stainless steel option, which will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.
ASOS Digital Watch in Sleek Black
Incredibly minimalistic, this digital watch is perfect for the man who likes to make his life that bit easier, down to telling the time.
CARAVELLE NEW YORK MEN'S DRESS WATCH
This classy stainless steel watch is fitted with a quartz movement, black strap and silver dial - and even has a nifty date function for when you're lucky enough to lose track of the days.
ROYAL LONDON MEN'S WATCH
For the classic man who prefers traditional timepieces to riskier modern styles, this Royal London watch will set you in good stead. Complete with stainless steel, black leather and an elegant monochrome face, it has a touch of vintage elegance.