Gifting a Minister? Buy a watch for under £140

Phillip Hammond Watch

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, came under fire when it emerged that he had been gifted a £2,000 watch. This was allegedly in breach of rules dictating that government ministers can only accept gifts up to the value of £140. If you are thinking of giving a gift to a minister, then here are some watches that won’t see them falling foul of parliamentary ethics guidelines. Buy a watch for less than £140 courtesy of Amazon.co.uk’s watch sale

Citizen Watch Men's Solar Powered with Black Dial Analogue Display and Brown Leather Strap CA4346-06H
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Citizen Watch Men’s Solar Powered with Black Dial Analogue Display and Brown Leather Strap CA4346-06H

This beauty is on sale at Amazon.co.uk for £111.90. Citizen make solid, reliable quartz watches and this one is in an attractive rose gold colour. If you worry about gold being a bit “bling” then worry not, as the leather strap offsets it nicely.

  • Citizen eco-drive is fuelled by light, any light so it’s a watch that never needs a battery.
  • chronograph function
  • Padded leather strap with contrast stitch
  • 100m Water resistant 
  • Black ion plated bezel
  • 24 hour time display

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Accurist Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Chronograph Display and Black Leather Strap 7049.01
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Accurist Men’s Quartz Watch with Black Dial Chronograph Display and Black Leather Strap 7049.01

If the minister in your life wants something a little sportier, then Accurist have just the watch for you Another rose gold watch on a strap – this time a sporty racing strap – and the price is less than £30!

  • stainless steel case, rose gold plated 
  • Black leather strap
  • Date display and chronograph function
  • Two years manufacturer warranty

Click here to view the watch at Amazon.co.uk

 

SEKONDA Men's Quartz Watch with Blue Dial Analogue Display and Black PU Strap
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SEKONDA Men’s Quartz Watch with Blue Dial Analogue Display and Black PU Strap

Sekonda make a range of affordable but good-looking timepieces. This blue-dialled watch is perfect for both the boardroom and the House of Commons. Best of all, it costs just over £25!

  • Mineral glass crystal
  • Blue dial
  • Alloy case
  • Polyurethane strap with buckle clasp

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Buy a watch for under £140

As you can see, you don’t necessarily need to spend thousands to seek the influence of government officials. Amazon have plenty more watches on sale: which is your favourite?

Author: Mike Richmond

Usually found skulking around eBay or the International Watch League forum, Mike writes for a living and spends what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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