The Timex Marlin is not only one of the most affordable automatic dress watches you'd actually want to wear, it's also available in a range of tasteful color iterations. The newest sees its 40mm case and domed acrylic crystal decked out with a dark, navy-blue dial and paired to a light brown leather strap. (Editor's Note: Trust us, it's actually blue — we checked with Timex.) Even watch snobs will have to admit that Timex's Marlin is fun to wear, and the navy dial is a solid addition.
Powered by the inexpensive Miyota 8215 offering the date and day-of-the-week displays, it has a power reserve of around 40 hours. The Marlin has a conservative look but with retro touches that keep it versatile and perfect for casual wear. With a steel case on a natural leather strap, this new version of the Marlin Automatic is priced in line with previous models at $259, and it's available now directly from the brand online.