mens dress watches

Mens Dress Watches: Our Favourite Must-Have Styles

Mens dress watches are the epitome of elegance, with their slim appearance and charming minimalist qualities.

If you’re aiming to dress to impress this summer, the following list of the best mens dress watches on the market will be your lifesaver.

8. Sekonda, Gunmetal Plated Case With Grey Multifunction Dial & Light Grey Leather Strap Gents Watch, £71.99

Mens Dress Watches

Firstly, to kick off our list, we have selected none other than a gorgeous grey dress watch from Sekonda.

Our eyes were immediately drawn to the distinct dark grey dial, which boasts a chronograph and a day date display. Having said that, it’s difficult to skim past the light grey watch strap.

Leather straps are typical of mens dress watches, yet the subtle tone of this one ties the elegant look together in a unique way.

7. Fossil, Slater Digital Smoke Stainless Steel Watch, £70

Fossil Mens Dress Watches

If you’re after a practical watch, you can’t go wrong with this mens black dress watch.

Fossil has succeeded in championing style and function, making this product one of our favourite mens digital dress watches.

To start with, we have a large black dial on a 40mm rectangular case, measuring great for older or visually impaired customers. 

In terms of style, we adore the smoke-coloured case; it would be a sophisticated addition to any formal outfit. Additionally, this digital watch has a retro aesthetic, and we all know retro is all-the-rage this year.

6. Tommy Hilfiger, Mens/Gents Black Chronograph Tommy Hilfiger Designer Watch 1791415, £99

tommy Hilfiger Mens Dress Watches

It can be tricky to find mens dress watches under 100 pounds, but Tommy Hilfiger has pulled through with this endearing quartz watch.

You can’t go wrong with a mesh watch bracelet in the warmer months; mesh is an extremely breathable material. Even better, this watch boasts 50m water resistance, making it perfect for any shallow-water swimming you’re planning on doing later in the year.

If that appeals to you, we definitely recommend planning ahead and purchasing this prestigious watch in time for the summer. 

5. Larsson & Jennings, Vivid Link 38mm Gold Gold, £189

Mens Dress Watches

Yes, that’s right, the luxurious Larsson & Jennings has made its way to 5th place on our list, and it’s all thanks to this enchanting timepiece.

This is the kind of watch that keeps up with the grandeur of an expensive tuxedo. Moreover, with its 38mm gold plated case and a matching metal link bracelet, it was made to be flaunted at a black-tie event.

What’s more, its quality goes deeper than the surface; this gold dress watch (mens) was made with mineral glass, ensuring excellent shock protection.

4. Bulova, Bulova Men’s American Clipper Automatic Watch, £194.65


It’s near impossible to compete with a Bulova men’s dress watch. They never fail to leave an impression thanks to their bold features.

Speaking of bold, the colour palette of this automatic watch is dauntless in the best way. The powerful 42mm ebony dial is surrounded by classic stainless steel, and secured with a matching dark leather strap.

Overall, Bulova has made a strong statement with this timepiece, all while using neutral colours that will effortlessly match any formal outfit.

3. Citizen, Mens Bracelet Dress Stainless Steel Gold Watch BV1112-56E, £183.20


We’ve seen gold watches, we’ve seen black dials, we’ve seen mesh bracelets. What better than a combination of all three?

Citizen doesn’t shy away from incorporating many bold features into its timepieces, something that is evident in this premium men’s dress watch.

Additionally, in terms of style, we can see a sleek gold case and matching mesh bracelet, surrounding a strong black dial. Together, these colours produce an elegant aesthetic. 

As for quality, we’re well and truly spoilt. The 40mm case is made up of the ever-reliable stainless steel, while the dial is encased in mineral crystal glass. Moreover, when choosing between mens dress watches for under 200 pounds, quality is key, which is why this Citizen model has made it to our top three.

2. Seiko, Men’s Sharp Edge Series Automatic Watch | Aitestu Blue, £860

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For our second favourite men’s dress watch, there has been a significant jump in price, and for good reason.

This Seiko mens dress watch is packed full of charming features in the dial alone, including a traditional date display and lumibrite coated hands and markers. Furthermore, in terms of quality, sapphire glass has been selected to sufficiently protect the distinct blue dial. 

We can already picture this gorgeous automatic timepiece on the wrist of a successful businessman in a fancy bar. The question is: can you picture it on yours?

1. Uniform Wares, C40 Men’s Day-Date Watch In PVD Rose Gold, £425-575

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For our number one favourite men’s dress watch, we set out to challenge stereotypes and celebrate uniqueness. 

Unquestionably, the C40 men’s day-date watch from Uniform Wares achieves all of the above!

Initially, you may have thought this watch belonged on a list of best women’s watches, owing to the lovely rose gold tone. However, we love to see a men’s watch that subverts the norm in such a charming way.

While we’d love to dwell on the magnificent aesthetics, this Swiss made masterpiece is more than its appearance. It offers enviable features including diamond cut hands, hand applied appliqués, and traditional pad printed dial indexing. 

As for the materials, it only gets better. This PVD rose gold beauty is composed of Italian caoutchouc rubber and Milanese nappa leather/laser fused titanium mesh. 

Only the best for our watch aficionados!

Our Final Thoughts On Mens Dress Watches

As you can see, mens dress watches bring an irreplicable level of elegance to formalwear. 

The market is booming with mens dress watches for under £500, as well as high-end versions for the spendthrifts out there.

The greatest benefit of mens dress watches is perhaps their minimalism—as we all know, less is sometimes more.

Lastly, if you’ve been enchanted by the subtlety of these timepieces, don’t forget to explore the rest of our website for more watches for sale. You’ll be spoilt for choice! 

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