First published: 27-11-2015

Are there any good quality cheap kids' watches?

Article date: Tue 27th January 2015 03:32 PM
Are there any good quality cheap kids' watches?

You might not want to spend a lot on a kids' watch, because let's be honest here, it might succumb to a few scrapes in the playground or a handful of mud splashes from your average five-year-old's game of football at the local park.

Alternatively, you might just have a small budget to spend on a children's watch and, either way, it's perfectly acceptable not to break the bank on a timepiece until they reach adulthood. So with that in mind, are there any decent children's watches which are available for a just a few bob?

For girls

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Starting off at the low end of the scale, the smallest budget you'll need to buy a decent kids' watch is about £6.00. You'd pay more than that for a sandwich and a cup of tea in a lot of cafés in this day and age! This Tikkers model comes with a beautiful analogue face, featuring details in a range of purples and lilacs.

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If you're looking to spend just a little more, there are also other options which come in at a smidgeon under £10. Take this Little Miss Princess watch for example, with a well-known name behind the piece in Mr Men, and beautiful detailing on both the face and the strap.

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Whilst the watches at the very low end of the price scale will be made of plastic and rubber – which are still two sturdy, light and reliable materials - you can still get a metal and leather watch without spending your life savings. This Hello Kitty model features a case made from stainless steel and fastens with a crisp white leather strap.

If you're in the market for a digital watch however, then there are still a few cost-effective options. With Anna and Elsa adorned on the strap along with a lot of gorgeous detailing, this Frozen-themed timepiece from Character still comes in below the £10 mark.

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At a slightly higher price is this Lorus digital children's watch, which comes in a bold red colour – for those who want to wear a real statement on their wrist. As it's a tad more expensive, it does come with extra features such as an alarm and a date counter, whilst it's also splashproof to guard against your standard rainy downpour.

For boys

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There are also a variety of options when it comes to picking out a cost-effective watch for a young boy too, such as this kids' model from Cannibal. Although it's priced at under a tenner, the casing is made from shiny stainless steel, while the strap is rubber and contains a couple of awesome embossed car designs.

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Passing though the £10 mark (but only just!), is this striking black, red and yellow Moshi Monsters kids' watch. With a rubber strap that's comfy to wear in the classroom and outdoors, its bold and contrasting colour scheme will make the wearer the envy of the playground.

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Still in the midst of prices that are situated at just over a tenner, this Peppa Pig time teacher watch acts as an aid to kids who are just starting to learn about the ins and outs of time, whilst still managing to look great with its blue leather strap and stainless steel casing. With Peppa herself adorned on the face, learning about the big and little hands just got 10 times more interesting!

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Just shy of £19 is this sleek black model from Sekonda. As it's from a trusted watchmaker, this timepiece is in no danger of falling apart at the first sign of a bit of rough and tumble. What's more, it's also splashproof, which means that you don't have to hide it away at the first sign of a bit of drizzle, whilst it can also handle a few muddy splashes from the playground too.

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Heading up towards the dizzying heights of £20 is this children's model from Limit. Whilst still not expensive in the world of watches, for a few more pounds, you do get rewarded with a sturdy rubber strap and a large, bold face. What's more, this timepiece is swimproof, meaning that you don't have to leave it in the locker when dipping into the pool for a few lengths of breaststroke.

To answer the original question – yes, there is a wide variety of options available if you're in the market to buy a quality children's watch at a decent price. With all styles, tastes and ages represented on a selection of watch faces, you really don't have to break the bank when going children's timepiece shopping – save buying an expensive watch for when they can afford it themselves!

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