A top timepiece has become a holiday must-have in recent years – right up there with a decent pair of sunnies and shorts.

Moneybags footballers have set the trend wearing chunky expensive watches on beaches around the globe during their time off ‘work’ – if you can even call it that.

But you don’t need to earn £100k a week to wear something stylish on the sand. There are plenty of options on the market.

Below we’ve listed 9 of the best out there for summer 2018 which won’t break the bank.

They include the best affordable brands such as Ted Baker, Paul Smith and Emporio Armani.