The sheer number of categories for watches can be dizzying. There are diving and aviation watches, racing and hiking watches, and even dress watches. You name it and most likely some swiss, Japanese or German watchmaker has created a timepiece specifically built for it. In fact, some of these subcategories of timepieces can be so popular that it is easy to forget that there are timepieces made simply for every day use. That is what this article is dedicated too, the best everyday watches for men.
These are the watches that you will slide on your wrist not on special occasions but for the every day daily grind. These are pieces that communicate not only style and poise but they also do not steal the show or garner to much attention. Of course, none of this is to say that these timepieces are not worth coveting, because they are. These watches are smart in their own right. Have a look, and browse through our list of what we consider the best everyday watches for men.
SEIKO 5 AUTOMATIC STAINLESS-STEEL WATCH
A sharp watch with a blue dial, a day and date window, and indices along its blue face that are marked with luminescent paint. The automatic timepiece from the Japanese watch company features a crystal see-through back and an attractive 37mm stainless steel case. In addition to its sharp looks, the watch has a water resistance rated up to 100ft making it ideal for wearing by the poolside or on the way to the office.
LEATHER TIMEX WEEKENDER CHRONOGRAPH
It is hard to beat Timex when it comes to solid watches for everyday wear. They boast classic designs with reliable movements that’ll keep you on time and on task year in and year out. For a bit of added flair, this Weekender Chronograph is paired with an adjustable Horween leather strap and silver button stud.
JACK MASON A101 AVIATOR WATCH
While this may be an aviator watch first, the sharp design and attention to detail make it just as easy to wear on a regular basis. The watch boasts a 42mm case with Arabic numerals and three Super-LumiNova hands driven by a Japanese Quartz movement. The watch comes with a 22mm navy NATO band and boasts a 3-year warranty.
TSOVET SVT-FW44 WATCH
Great design doesn’t fade. Just take this watch for instance. Inspired by WWI infantryman’s field watches, this 44mm 316L stainless steel case boasts a face with a simple, stark design to it and three oversized hands that are driven by a Swiss Quartz Ronda 513.1 movement. The watch comes with a leather band, features water resistance down to 100 meters, and an almost matte black finish.
HAMILTON INTRA-MATIC SILVER DIAL
If a minimalist look is more what you’re going for, Hamilton’s Intra-Matic silver dial watch is worth a second look. This 38mm case has a date window set in a sunburst silver dial along with two thin hands powered by an ETA Caliber 2892-A2 movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The watch also boasts a 2-year warranty and water resistance to 50 meters.
SHINOLA RUNWELL CHRONO 47MM
Shinola has a real knack for designing watches that manage to be both simple and attractive. This black chronograph from the Detroit-based brand is run by an Aragonite 5021 Quartz movement and features three main hands that rotate around the face and its luminescent Arabic numerals. Additionally, the watch comes with a black aniline strap sewn here in the states with American leather.
NOMOS GLASHUTTE CLUB CAMPUS
It is hard to overstate how damn good looking this watch is. It features a cream-white face with Roman and Arabic numerals painted in blue Super-LumiNova, and red outlining. All of those elements come together to create something exciting, but not excitable. The watch is run by the NOMOS caliber movement which has a power reserve of 43 hours and comes with a velour leather anthracite strap. An ideal timepiece for both everyday wear and special occasions.
TAG HEUER CARRERA
A simpler version of Tag Heuer’s popular Carrera watch. This day-date model features a blue stardust face with stainless steel indices and clean, simple hands. The 41mm timepiece has a waterproof rating of 100m and is powered by the brand’s Calibre 5 automatic movement. To ensure easy legibility no matter the context, the Swiss watchmakers gave the Carrera a scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with a stunning antireflective treatment.
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY 41
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41 is a different type of dive watch. It still has many of the markings of the classic style – large luminescent dots, angular snowflake hands, and the signature winding crown – but what sets it apart is its cleaner 41mm case. The exterior of the polished steel case is the same, but the middle case has been slimmed down and the sapphire crystal made flatter – making for an altogether more reserved watch.
Most folks know the Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster, but not as many are familiar with the more paired-down Railmaster. Released 1957 by Omega, the watch boasted a strong anti-magnetic design intended to keep accurate even while working in strong electrical fields. Early in 2017, this watch was given a re-release with a special ‘tropical’ faded black vintage dial and luminescent indices. The watch runs on an in-house Omega 8806 movement and has a power reserve of 55 hours.
OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST 41
Our favorite Rolex is probably the Submariner (original, we know), but even we can admit that the famous dive watch can be a little too aggressive for daily wear. For those looking for something a little more amenable to strapping on the wrist daily, we suggest the Oyster Perpetual DateJust 41. This 41mm 904L steel watch features a clean blue dial, three hands propelled by an in-house 3235 movement, and luminescent indices.
About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951. The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but also the entire state.
Whether you need watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (2) two-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”