We've come a long way from the sundial. In fact, it's not so much about telling the time anymore as it is simply reading the time on our digital clocks. And though you probably just glance at your iPhone to see how many minutes late you're running (because you just had to get that cold brew on the way), that definitely doesn't mean old-school wrist watches serve zero purpose.
A minimalist watch you love is the cherry on top of any outfit. It can take your look from sporty to sporty spice and from professional to total boss. Plus, the fact that you can literally have it on hand—well, wrist—at all times (perhaps even more so than your phone), makes an old school watch as convenient as it is cool. Whether you gravitate towards luxe gold styles (the Breda Jane watch, $195, is a crowd favorite) or sleek silvers (like this Timex mesh band watch, $99), you're guaranteed to find a timepiece worthy of your wardrobe—and befitting of your budget—in this list.