I love guitars but (with two lads at university) I can't afford the ones I really want. So, I've gone for really good cheap brands and my favourites (as many will know) are Vintage and Sigma - both delivering 95% of what I want.
Similarly my favourite cheap watch brand is Orient - the Orient Ray for rugged, the Orient Bambino for dress.
Now I recommend to you a seriously good bit of home exercise equipment.
Since a young age I've always done a daily jog and a light/rapid weights routine several times a week. After moving out West my running involves a lot of hill running - I consider myself pretty fit for a mid fifties chap.
I needed something pretty capable for winter exercise as the hills can get dark and slippy. I researched and came up with this:https://www.amazon.co.uk/GYM-MASTER-Vertical-Climber-Machine/dp/B074399DGH
A Gym Master vertical climbing machine at £120 (+ delivery - can be had cheaper.)
Having taken delivery a month ago I can confirm that this is seriously good exercise, a robust machine which stows away almost as small as an ironing board. I don't know how long it will last (a couple of years, I hope) but even if you only get six months out of it you'll get good value for money compared to a gym you pay for but don't go to. Set it up - get the ipod on and go climbing (the electronic timer that comes with it is a waste of space.)
(I've had several Nordic Track machines which cost hundreds but which I was continually taking to the welders to re-set the uprights on.)
I highly recommended this for anyone wanting to lose weight and improve strength and cardio vascular fitness without hours of gym time (an eventual target of 20 minutes hard effort should do you fine.) Start off easy though - let the endorphine addiction carry you on.