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
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
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
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
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?