If you see a man, there are two most likely accessories you’ll see him wear: a watch and a wedding ring if he’s married.

Watches are a man’s game. And like cars, they never get tired of them. It’s understandable because it’s the most common piece of accessory they can wear, if not the only one.

Men wear watches for two reasons: functionality and style. All watches are functional. But not all watches are according to the style or feature you are looking for.

There exists an avalanche of wristwatches in the market. Finding one is a cakewalk. Finding the right one? Now that’s a challenge.

But if you break down the category into style, it can soften the blow.

Watches can complete a getup. You can see the difference yourself when you wear it with your outfit as opposed to when you don’t. It adds another dimension of style to what you’re wearing.

Finding the most stylish men’s watches can be tricky. But of course, we did the searching for you. Here are some of them that we think are worth investing in.

Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s F-80 FIJ060017

This is a Swiss watch. If that isn’t enough for you, we’ll tell you more.

I say this is better-looking than the other F-80 because of its blue calfskin band and embossed dial with their signature watch pattern. Pair that with a gold bezel with screws, lugs, and gold-outlined hands and markers and you got yourself a true male luxury watch.

Pros
  • Swiss-quartz movement
  • Water-resistant to 30 m or 100 ft
  • 6-screw bezel design
  • Anti-reflective sapphire window
Cons
  • None

Bulova Men’s Marine Star 98B301

If you want something unique as far as tones go, this one from Bulova is a great choice.

It looks classy and a little sporty. This beautiful stainless steel with blue dial has rose gold accents in both the band and the case. There are 3 subdials and a small date window.

Pros
  • Analog Quartz movement
  • Water-resistant to 200 m with ratcheted rotating bezel
  • Luminous markers and hands
  • Mineral Domed window
Cons
  • Can be heavy for some

Citizen AQ6021-51E Caliber 0100

A classic silver and black combo in a Super Titanium™ case and band. But how do you justify the price? It’s the most accurate watch in the world, that’s why.

Out of all the watches in the world, there’s only one? Yes, because it’s not an easy thing to do. And because of this, they sell like hot pancakes.

Pros
  • Only +-1 second accuracy difference per year
  • Solar-powered
  • Skeleton caseback
  • Extremely detail-focused
  • Super Titanium™
Cons
  • Easily sold out

Seiko Men’s SLQ021 Sportura Kinetic Limited Edition Watch

A stainless steel plated with titanium carbon nitride bezel. Sounds like a lot? That’s because it’s a lot.

This is a sports watch of which the main “watch” is in a subdial which makes the total subdials 4. There’s also a date window and everything is on a black dial.

Pros
  • Japanese Quartz with kinetic movement
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire window
  • Powers automatically
  • Works without a battery
Cons
  • None

Vincero Men’s Chrono S Wrist Watch

Elegant, sharp, and captivating.

The brown leather, black dial, and rose gold case, hour markers and hands look incredible. It oozes genuine luxury. If you want to stand out, this is the way to go.

Pros
  • Japanese Quartz Movement
  • Surgical-grade stainless steel case
  • Genuine Italian leather
  • Water-resistant up to 5 ATM
Cons
  • Not that water-resistant

Different Kinds of Watches According to Use

Casual

Simple, uncomplicated, and wise design – the kind you want to wear every day. Other watch styles can actually be considered casual because you can wear them every day too. But what sets a casual watch apart from others is its materials, same as other styles.

Casual watches are usually made of common materials like nylon, rubber, silicone, plastic, but also stainless steel and other metals. So if your every day is the outdoors, then it should be something you can wear to everything you do outdoors.

Sport

Sport watches are more of a running and hiking watch. What sets them apart from a regular watch is their features and inclusions: chronometer, GPS, elevation, compass, water-resistance to low depths, alarm, barometer, heart rate, and a lot more.

 Some watches have all of these, while others only have some of these features. You can tell a modern sports watch today because their case and/or bands are mostly made of plastic or rubber.

Dress Watch

This commonly referred to as the “formal” or “semi-formal” watch. You usually wear them to formal events like weddings, or important situations like business deals and meetings.

You can tell them apart because they are small, constructed with high-priced materials, and thin so they can easily slip under your suit.

Diving

If a watch has a water-resistance level of 100 m and below, that’s actually not considered as a dive watch. A dive watch has to be 300 m-500 m water-resistant. Internationally, the standard is at ISO 6425.

Military

Military watches are exactly how you hear them – military-grade. This means they are beyond durable for the most rugged use.

Metallic materials are used at a minimum. This is because military watches need to camouflage. Metals can shine.

They also need to be readable in low visibility. Which is why there shouldn’t be any colors except black and other dark for the dial, case, and band. The hands and hour markers have to be luminous.

Aviator

They’re similar to military watches in terms of readability in low visibilities. But unlike military watches, they can have metals and colors and shine.

You can tell if a watch is a pilot watch if it has a chronograph, two hour hands, and a “whiz wheel” which only they can understand.

Racing

A racing watch can look like any other watch except it has a chronograph and a tachymeter. The former is a stopwatch and the latter is a speed measuring tool.

Swiss

The first wristwatch is thought to be from Switzerland. Thus, any watch that says “Swiss” corresponds to the highest quality watch.

Luxury

These watches can go from small to big in terms of size. Material-wise, they can have the most expensive of things: precious metals, carbon fiber, precious gems, diamonds, platinum, etc. crafted by the finest and most meticulous of crafters.

Final Thoughts

You don’t need to own the most expensive watch your wallet can afford to be stylish. A simple casual watch, for example, can take you from day use to a dinner date. It did for me so no reason not to be the same for you.

All it takes is a simple mixing and matching. You can wear a military watch and still be stylish, given the event or situation you’re attending. But you can always wear it on a casual day out.

If you do want a luxury or expensive watch, of course it is still worth investing!