Pilot watches have evolved over the years. Decades ago, they were designed merely for time-telling purposes. However, Pilot have lately been adding additional features into their stylish and sleek designs. These watches are purposely built for the pilot profession to make pilots’ jobs easier.

Buying a good pilot watch can be really expensive. But if you’re budget-conscious, you can still score the best ones on the market without breaking the bank.

Check out these top 5 affordable pilot watches under $500!

1. Seiko SSC007 Solar Aviation


Seiko Men's SSC007 Stainless Steel Watch with Link Bracelet
$895.00  in stock
as of May 15, 2022 5:14 am

The Seiko SSC007 Solar Aviation is a stainless steel and black dial watch that is perfect for any fashion of your choosing. Whether you’d like to wear your jeans and a polo, or your suit and tie, this watch is an excellent accessory to complete and polish your overall look.

The 43 mm stainless steel case is wide enough to view the details at a glance, the hands and markers are made luminous for easier time-telling in the dark. It also has a 100 meter water resistance, which makes it suitable for swimming and snorkeling without worrying about any damage to the interior.

2. Jack Mason A102 Aviator


Jack Mason Men's Chronograph Watch Nautical Brown Italian Leather Strap JM-N102-015
 out of stock
as of May 15, 2022 5:14 am

Feeling a bit vintage? The Jack Mason Men’s Chronograph Aviator Watch is one of the most iconic pilot watches with a classic look on the market. Its brown Italian leather strap gives the luxurious vibe you are looking for. The 42 mm steel case is neither too small nor too big, giving you the perfect fit and the right size to tell the time easily. The strap comes with quick release pins, which means you can wear this watch with any Jack Mason 22 mm strap, making this watch a perfect choice for formal, casual and sportswear. Truly a fashion statement!

3. Invicta Men’s 48mm Aviator Watch


Invicta Men's 17204 AVIATOR Stainless Steel Casual Watch
$87.00  in stock
11 new from $86.35
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as of May 15, 2022 5:14 am

Invicta Men’s 48mm Aviator Watch is a stainless steel quartz with a stainless steel strap and a sapphire-dial window. Designed with supple and modest accents, this watch gives you the functionality and the style you need to complete your polo shirt and khaki outfit on a fun night out with your family or friends.

This sleek wrist watch also comes with handy features such as a Chronograph, Tachymeter and Compass. The stainless steel case gives it a nice timeless touch, which means you can also wear this to a memorable night out and add a classic look to your denim and blazer.

4. Seiko Flightmaster Pilot


Seiko Men's SND255P1 Flightmaster Pilot Slide Rule Chronograph Watch
$330.34  in stock
3 new from $330.34
as of May 15, 2022 5:14 am

The Seiko Flightmaster Pilot watch is a must-have watch for pilots! It is complete with high-quality functionality and loaded with features. It has a Japanese quartz movement, and a hardlex crystal dial window for the best protection against scratches and dents, preserving the brand new look of your watch for years to come.

The 42 mm stainless steel case houses a deep blue dial with three subdials for its chronograph features. It also has a water resistance of 100 meters, which makes it adequate enough to be a dive watch. You can get this pilot watch for a great price too, offering you great quality and years of service.

5. Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T


Citizen Men's Promaster Skyhawk A-T Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Silver, 22 (Model: JY8070-54E)
 out of stock
as of May 15, 2022 5:14 am

Can’t decide between analog and digital? Get the best of both worlds by going for a hybrid wrist watch! The Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T quartz watch is the perfect definition of grace and precision. This watch gives you the look of confidence with its black dial, luminous silver-tone hands, and sharp clock face that gives you the most precise timekeeping.

As part of the Eco-Drive collection, this Citizen watch can turn natural and artificial light into energy that it can store into its battery! This way, there’s no more need for battery replacements. If you often go on outdoor trips, purchasing this watch is the most economical choice you’ll make.

Still need more info on the best features to look for in pilot watches? Watch the video below and take a look at our other pilot watches, as well as aviator watches!