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Dress Watches Explained

Let’s say you’re invited to a gala dinner; you go to the hairdresser, you pick out your most fancy tuxedo and put on some shoes that look amazing…but the moment you grab your cufflinks and prepare to leave you realize; “Which watch should I wear tonight?” Then a dress watch could be a good choice.

Dress Watches

Dress watches are the most elegant of watches. Most dress watches have no complications at all, or have at most a second hand and a date window. The watch has just one purpose: to tell you what time it is.

A dress watch has to be minimalistic, simple and elegant. It doesn’t have to be a timepiece with extravagant features. A dress watch has to be subtle and charming. They normally aren’t worn with jeans and a t-shirt when going to the gym or bowling on a Friday night.

A nice dress watch should be properly proportioned to the wearer’s wrist. The one thing a dress watch should never do is drawing attention to itself. If combined with a suit, a dress watch must be thin enough to slip in and out of a dress shirt cuff easily.
Other conditions are matching watch straps (metal/leather) with shoes and belts.

What to look for in a dress watch?

  • Can be made out of a precious metal.
  • The watch is simple and elegant. It has a timeless style.
  • It has a thin case.
  • A dress watch has a leather strap most of the time.

With that said, we proudly present our list of top dress watches for the modern man.