A watch is one of the most important things a man will ever wear. It can last a lifetime, generations even. It speaks volumes about a man and creates an air of elegance and class, an attention to sartorial details. It’s the perfect complement to any outfit and a suit should never be worn without one. Unfortunately, a beautiful watch can set you back thousands, tens of thousands even. Fortunately, there are brands that create a spectacular timepiece at an affordable price. The affordable brand that stands out from the pack is Orient. A Japanese company, Orient has been producing precise mechanical timepieces since 1950. They stay abreast of the latest technologies in order to provide the best movement. While Orient does focus on the function of the watch they don’t let style fall by the wayside as their watches are stylish, elegant, and classy. In fact, few watch companies in any price range, are able to capture the classic feel that Orient does with its designs. Some of the collections include Orient Star (above), Diver, Sport, Executive, and Classic. Orient watches come with leather or metal bands, in several different face color options. They also come in the standard round face as well as the tank shape. Prices range from about $200-$700. Even a true horologist will praise the movement and design of Orient watches compared to watches in the ten thousand dollar range. Another benefit of the price tag is that you can own more than one piece and thus be ready for any occasion, from a day at the office to a black tie affair. Whether you’re a watch aficionado or straight out of college, an Orient is an excellent addition to any collection.