It is tough to find a watch that looks fantastic, ages well, and is cheap all at the same time. Sometimes, you would be lucky enough to find a watch that satisfies just two out of the three conditions. We know how tough it is just to find the perfect watch so here are some recommendations:
Mustafa is one of the rare malls in Singapore that open for all 24 hours. Apart from that, they also have a wide range of watches available, especially authentic Seiko watches. As a result, they are frequently mentioned on watch forums where both locals and foreigners alike are on the hunt for an affordable, yet respectable watch.
But there is a catch. It is said that Mustafa staff tend to handle their watches poorly, resulting in scratches being made on the face of their products.
Bras Basah Complex
When you are at Bras Basah Complex, search for a watch shop called Prestige and you would find yourself in cheap-but-good-watches paradise. The lady boss will help you search for a suitable watch for you that is also within your budget and if nothing catches your fancy in her store, you can head on over to the back where there is another watch shop also owned by the family for a wider selection.
This building is opposite the OG at Bugis and is near Sim Lim Square. Like Mustafa, there are many shops selling low to mid-range watches at affordable prices. However, the range available is quite limited.
Think of Lazada as a lower-end version of Zalora. It sells pretty much the same things as Zalora and Qoo10 but at much lower prices due to the constant sales and discounts that are happening every now and then. Some brands include the well-loved Daniel Wellington, Fossil, and Orient.
As mentioned, Qoo10 is slighty similar to Lazada, except that the watches sold here are mainly fashion watches without a brand. If you are looking for decently priced mid-range watches, Qoo10 is probably not the place for you to start your hunt. But if you are just looking for a cheap timepiece to decorate your wrist with then yes, head on to Qoo10 to look through the thousands of watches there.
For watch collectors, Skywatches probably requires no introduction. They are, after all, one of Singapore’s major online watch sellers. If you are looking for branded watches at affordable prices, Skywatches is the first place you should go to. Think Orient, Citizen, and Seiko watches at almost half of its original retail price! Plus, you can shop in the comfort of your own room – it cannot possibly get any better than that.