5 Types of Watches Every Man Needs

Watch Styles Every Guy Should Know

There are many facets to every man and that’s what makes you unique. From the adventurous one wearing just a plaid shirt and cargo pants, to the metrosexual dressed in the European fit tailored suit, there are various styles and dynamics that encompasses every man and each style has their own accessory that speaks to them.

Pricing is of concern to you? Check out these helpful articles in the $200 – $500 range for a lengthy selection of fine timepieces. Maybe you want a geeky watch that’s not an Apple Watch? Well, GW reviewed the ASUS ZenWatch 3 that might pique your interest.

If none of those matter and you’re a true horological aficionado, check out the 5 types of watches you should have in your collection.

Types Of Watches To Have In Your Collection

The Everyday Watch: Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s AW1450-89L Titanium Watch

Let’s start with the basics. Every man needs an casual, everyday watch that works in a range of settings, from the office to running errands on Saturday afternoon.

But just because the watch is casual, doesn’t mean it can’t also be stylish.  Your idea of stylish casual may vary, but we like this titanium “Eco-Drive” watch by Citizen.

The silver-tone watch fits in almost every setting and the textured dark blue dial adds a subtle touch of style.

Japanese quartz movement keeps it ticking with accuracy, but it is powered by both natural and artificial light.

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The Dress Watch: Movado Men’s 0606502 Museum Stainless Steel Watch with Black Leather Band

Movado Men's 0606502 Museum

Don’t think for one second that you can get away with sneaking a casual watch under your formal suit.  Trust us, it’ll be noticeable… and not in a good way.

Traditionally, a good dress watch should be elegant, discreet and – usually – secured by a leather strap. Consider this Swiss quartz watch by Movado for the ultimate in dressy understatement.

Slim and minimalist, the watch with a jet-black dial only offers the signature museum dot at 12 o’clock and graceful dauphine-style, silver-tone hands.

The thin black leather trap is all discretion.  The perfect watch for any formal wear.

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The Mechanical Watch: Bulova Men’s Brown Leather Self-Winding Mechanical Watch

For the watch purist, there’s something about the mechanical watch that’s hard to resist. Perhaps it’s the satisfaction of knowing that those springs, wheels and gears were painstakingly crafted to produce accurate time, as they have for some 500 years.

Or perhaps it’s just the familiar ticking sound it makes. Whatever the reason, we believe every man should go “old-school” and own a mechanical watch. This Bulova self-winding mechanical watch is a seriously handsome piece to add to any collection.

Framed by a silver-tone stainless steel bezel, the chocolate brown textured dial offers two rose-gold sub-dials, which mark the date and the seconds. There’s also a peek-a-boo skeleton window so you can enjoy the movement.

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The Sports Watch: Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Analog-Digital Watch

You don’t have to be a deep-sea diver or triathlete to want a good quality sport watch.

Any guy who likes to hang out at the pool or goes for the occasional jog should have a sports watch that is durable, water-resistant, and has a basic stopwatch.

While highly athletic guys dedicated might seek watches with advanced training features, we think that this excellent Casio watch will suit the average sportsmen very well.

Rugged yet attractive, this G-shock watch offers both analog and digital display, stopwatch, daily alarm and automatic calendar. It’s also water-resistant up to 200 meters and magnetic-resistant.

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The Heirloom Watch: Rolex Submariner Black Dial Bezel  Men’s Watch 116610LN

We believe that every man should have an extraordinary watch, a true prized possession, worthy of being passed from generation to generation.

Ideally, an heirloom watch (sometimes also called a “forever” watch) should come from a horological house with a long tradition of producing excellently-made timepieces with timeless aesthetics.

If you’re in the market for an heirloom watch, you can’t go wrong with this Rolex Submariner, a classic. Set in a 40mm stainless steel case, the striking automatic watch features a black unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, ink-black dial and date window at 3 o’clock.

Baton-style hands and stick hour markers are luminous and minute markers surround the outer rim.  The iconic Oyster bracelet has a deployment clasp. It’s a gorgeous timepiece that future generations will cherish.

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