Today I’ve put together a Ben Sherman watches review for you. Ben Sherman are a well known affordable fashion brand in the United Kingdom – most notably known for their shirts. They’re known for producing a wide range of clothing and accessories at reasonable prices.
In today’s watch review you’ll learn about the history of the Ben Sherman brand, where their watches are made, how much they cost and what the quality of the watches are like. As always, I’ll finish things off with a look at some of the best Ben Sherman watches.
The History Of Ben Sherman Watches
Arthur Benjamin Sugarman founded Ben Sherman in 1963. The son of a saleman, he was born in Brighton (just down the road from our headquarters) and emigrated to the United States in 1946. He went on to change his nationality to American and later married the daughter of a Californian clothes producer. By 1963 he had moved back to his roots in Brighton and established his shirt factory at 21 Bedford Square.
The Ben Sherman brand was a hit and over the years has continued to grow, moving with the current culture and adapting to the relevant styles to stay on top.
Where Are Ben Sherman Watches Made?
As an affordable watch brand the majority of Ben Sherman watches are manufactured in Asia, normally China. Like many other affordable and even some designer watch brands – this helps them to keep the costs down.
Ben Sherman Watch Quality
As a larger fashion brand Ben Sherman do keep a good eye on their quality control. Their watches are well build for the price but do tend to involve cheaper components. When you’re paying under £50 for a watch you can’t really expect the inner workings of a £500 Swiss made Hamilton watch sadly.
How Much Are Ben Sherman Watches?
Ben Sherman are a very affordable fashion brand when it comes to watches. You can typically find the majority of their range available for under £50. They’re an excellent brand of watches for teenagers as they look stylish and are relatively inexpensive.
Where To Buy Ben Sherman Watches
I like to stick to recommending places I’ve purchased watches from in the past. Ben Sherman watches are a brand that can be picked up from many places over the internet. Here’s two of my favourite places to buy from though.
Amazon – You’ll often find the best prices here and they have a huge selection available. Always be sure to check the reviews of any watch and note that you could be buying through a third-party over the marketplace.
Watch Shop – a dedicated watch retailer in the UK that offers excellent service and is an authorised dealer of Ben Sherman timepieces. You can also expect great deals and excellent service here.
Is Ben Sherman A Good Brand?
Ben Sherman have an excellent reputation having survived as a household name brand since the 60s. They’re best known for the affordable, well made shirts which were the foundation of the company they are today. Their watches are respected enough, for an affordable brand you’re getting a fairly good deal with them. For under £50 you’re getting good value for money in my opinion.
Are Ben Sherman Watches Any Good?
If you’re looking for a stylish yet inexpensive watch then Ben Sherman should be considered. They’re well built with a rather huge selection of styles available so there’s a good chance you’ll find something you like.
If you’re wondering if Ben Sherman watches are good value for money then I’d have to say yes. I think they’re well suited for a younger audience that’s more concerned with the look of a timepiece rather than the inner workings. Another option for value for money would be the Seiko 5 collection – they might not be considered as stylish but the builds and inner workings are certainly higher quality.
Best Ben Sherman Watches
To finish things off I put together a selection of 12 of the most popular Ben Sherman watches currently on the market. This is intended to provide a bit of a glimpse of what’s available from the brand.
As always, I’d love to know what your favourite model is so don’t forget to comment at the end and let me know.
1. Ben Sherman Men’s BS131 Quartz Watch
First up we have this simple and affordable men’s dress watch from Ben Sherman. It’s best suited for medium to large sized wrist with a 40mm casing diameter. The dial itself has a nice simple design to it with it’s slim batton style markers and hands. It’s powered by a quartz movement and has a 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full Ben Sherman BS131 review here soon.
2. Ben Sherman BS034 Men’s Quartz Leather Strap Watch
Next up we have this smart looking rectangular watch from Ben Sherman. The watch features this interesting blue dial design with high contrast hands and hour markers for easy reading. It uses a reliable quartz movement and has a 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full Ben Sherman BS034 review here soon.
3. Ben Sherman BS117 Quartz Smart Watch
In at number 3 we have another popular Ben Sherman watch with a nice contemporary style. Overall it’s a nice simple yet elegant watch with a reliable quartz movement and a 30m water resistance rating. For the price it’s a pretty good deal to be fair.
You can read my full Ben Sherman BS117 review here soon.
4. Ben Sherman BS118 Quartz Watch
For number 4 we simply have a colour variation of the previous watch. It features the same simple dial design with a quartz movement and 30m water resistance rating. Between the two I’d personally go for the previous watch, that’s just more my style though.
You can read my full Ben Sherman BS118 review here.
5. Ben Sherman Leather Strap R920 Watch
For number 5 we have this minimalist timepiece with these long slim baton style hour markers. The rounded casing measures 43mm with a case thickness of 11mm. The band is made of a soft genuine leather that fastens with a standard buckle style clasp. I love this fantastic blue colouring of the dial. A nice and simple, easy to read watch with a quartz movement and 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full Ben Sherman R920 review here soon.
6. Ben Sherman BS136 Mesh Style Stainless Steel Strap
I love these mesh style straps, I find them to be really comfortable and pretty easy to operate and change the length of. This is another Ben Sherman watch with a rectangular style casing, maybe not for everyone but I rather like it myself. Overall a very classy looking timepiece that’s idea for those who want a smarter looking finish. It has a quartz movement and 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full BS136 review here soon.
7. Ben Sherman R927 Leather Cuff Style Watch
In number 7 we having something a little bit different with this oversized cuff style leather strap watch. These have proved quite popular and actually come in a selection of colours. There’s a colour alternative to this model with a brown leather strap that a lot of people also seem to like. It features a quartz movement and a 30m water resistance rating. Overall I love the sturdiness you get with this style of watch.
You can read my full Ben Sherman R927 review here soon.
8. Ben Sherman Men’s Watch BS151
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Here we have the Ben Sherman BS151. This men’s watch is built with a stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 38mm with a thickness of just 10mm. It features a PU strap with a width of 20mm and fastens with a buckle style clasp. This is your classic choice when searching for cheap Ben Sherman watches for men.
The dial has a nice and simple easy to read design with silver tone hands and hour markers that stand out against the black background. Powering this Ben Sherman watch is a quartz movement for accurate and reliable timekeeping. The watch also has a water resistance rating of 10m
9. Ben Sherman BS148 Men’s Watch
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Up next in today’s list of the best Ben Sherman watches is this stunning affordable quartz timepiece. This Ben Sherman watch is built with a stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 38mm with a thickness of just 8mm. The strap is made of PU with a width of 20mm, this fastens with a standard buckle style clasp.
I love the textured dial and the rose gold tone hands and hour markers, they really make this watch look high end. A protective mineral crystal glass lens provides scratch and shatter resistance. The watch is powered by an accurate and reliable quartz movement. It also has a basic 10m water resistance rating.
10. Ben Sherman Carnaby Military Pilot Style Watch WB074BSM
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If you love military watches with that pilot style dial design then this Ben Sherman affordable watch could be just what you’re after. It’s built with a gunmetal coloured stainless steel casing that has a diameter of 38mm with a thickness of just 10mm. The strap is also made of stainless steel and fastens with a standard fold over clasp.
The dial features these large bold hands that stand out against the grey coloured background. Powering this affordable Ben Sherman watch is a reliable and accurate quartz movement. A mineral crystal glass lens protects the front of the watch. It also comes with a basic 30m water resistance rating.
11. Ben Sherman Rectangular Watch For Men BS027
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In at number 11 for our best affordable Ben Sherman watches is the BS027. This is a men’s rectangular watch that’s proven very popular with lots of highly rated reviews. It’s built with a stainless steel casing and comes with a PU strap that fastens with a buckle clasp.
A quartz movement provides this watch with accurate and reliable timekeeping. Like the previous Ben Sherman watches, this model also features mineral crystal glass for added resistance against scratches and shattering. The water resistance rating of this model is 30m.
12. Ben Sherman Chronograph Men’s Watch WB073BSM
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Last up in today’s list of the Best Ben Sherman watches under £50 is this awesome Ben Sherman chronograph watch. This is a large stainless steel watch with a diameter of 42mm and a thickness of 10mm. The strap is also made of stainless steel and fastens with a fold-over push-button clasp.
I really like the large clear display on this timepiece, the hands stand out very well against the black background of the dial. There’s also a 3 chronograph subdials on display as well as a tachymeter around the outer ring of the dial.
Powering this Ben Sherman watch is a reliable and accurate quartz chronograph movement. A mineral crystal glass lens helps to protect the front of the watch from scratches and shattering. This Ben Sherman chronograph watch also has the added benefit of a 50m water resistance rating.
Thanks for reading
As always, thank you for taking the time to read through today’s Ben Sherman watches review. What was your favourite model from our list of their best watches? Be sure to comment below and let me know.
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