While men’s fashion has traditionally been rather Spartan when it comes to accessories, watches have been one of the hallmarks of style and affluence since their invention in the late 15th century as a pendant with counterweights similar to a clock. In 1868, adapting the gentleman’s pocket watch by attaching it to a wrist strap helped to spread this stylish chronometer in ever-broadening social circles and locations. The convenience of a wristband and streamlining of watch technology meant that it was available to more people and could be manufactured in a huge array of styles. In the last 50 years, the watch has assumed an enormously important role in the sports and training lifestyle. The ability of a men’s watch to function both on and off the field, track or other training medium is vital. Below are ten of our favorite watches for men.
1. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch in Black and Silver
Take your personal fitness to a whole new level with this sleek, new-generation fitness watch. Not only can you track your steps or flights of stairs climbed, distance, and burned calories, you’ll be able to connect to your SmartTrack program to catalogue every workout with ease. You can monitor your heartrate, to ensure you’re staying within your target zone, and even track new activities like cross-training or biking with accuracy. All this and more comes in a sleek black and chrome case that you can customize with a high-resolution touchscreen that can be customized to suit any activity or outing.
2. Cassio Classic Sport Watch for Men
This is one of the classic watches of the Digital Age. With a remarkably consistent appearance, you’ll also receive the most refined digital technology from Cassio. A battery with a ten year lifespan and a calendar pre-programmed until 2099 ensure that you’ll never be caught up short. Plus, a 1/100 second digital stop watch function makes this an excellent training watch. It’s water resistant to a depth of 100 meters and comes with a sweat-friendly rubberized wrist band.
3. Cassio Digital Sports Watch
If you’re seeking a simple digital watch for training, this is the timepiece for you. It tracks both your net time and split time, plus records your two best records. The 33 mm case attaches firmly to your wrist with a ribbed resin band and buckle closure, and is made to take a beating. While it’s not advertised as water resistant, train for any sport on land, from walking to rugby with this reliable, durable digital classic.
4. Men’s Gear-Edge Bezel Watch
This watch, manufactured and imported by Casio, is crafted with a 60-second gear-edge bezel around its dial, and a day/date window. The 43 mm resin case is equipped with a mineral dial window, and is water resistant to a depth of approximately 330 feet. If you’re a man with a passion for multiple sports, this watch is ideal for training—both in and out of the water. The analog display is always clear and a Japanese quartz movement means your time is always accurate.
5. The Cassio G-Shock
With the same wonderful features brought to consumers by Casio, the G-Shock offers water resistance up to 200 meters, a backlit display with afterglow function, alarm and calendar features, and a stopwatch with tracking capabilities to 1/100 of a second. The battery lasts for as long as two years and the default crystal display offers date, day, and a 12 or 24 hour format. It’s the perfect watch for the guy who takes training seriously.
6. LED Military Men’s Sport Watch
A simple, durable watch case and wrist band showcase the bright and easy to read display on this digital LED casual watch for men. Never miss a beat to check your watch again. The bright, large numbers on a black background make it simple to tell time at a glance. While this is an excellent timepiece for those who take their sports training seriously, it’s also sleek enough to be worn with casual attire.
7. Pebble Time Men’s Smartwatch in Black
With a sleek design and functional, easy to read displays, the Pebble Time Smartwatch offers men a great way to multitask. Its default display will notify you of incoming calls, texts, emails, and approaching calendar events. A built-in microphone also allows you to make quick replies and voice notes. Choose your watch face from a plethora of options, and utilize the fitness tracking technology to stay in shape.
8. Apple Sport Watch in Space Gray Aluminum
This compact 43 mm case holds 8 GB of storage, runs a patented OS designed specifically for smartwatch users, and offers all the great features you’ve come to expect from Apple. You can track your fitness and sleeping patterns, make calls or reply to texts and emails, and perform many of the other functions that fill your busy days. Plus, it looks attractive with business, casual, and sport attire, making it the ultimate multitasking timepiece.
9. Timex Expedition Field Chronograph for Men
If you’re an explorer at heart, this watch is ideal. It offers a three sub-dial watch face with multiple measurement capabilities and a date window at the 4 o’clock position. The durable 20 mm brass case and mineral dial are black with pale numerals and skeleton hands for easy reading in good light conditions. In darkness, the indigo backlight makes it easy to tell time. The Field Chronograph is water resistant up to 330 feet, in case your travels call for impromptu swims or navigating river rapids.
10. The Perfect First Impression
A perfectly machined stainless steel black watch case makes a striking first impression. While this watch isn’t a Rolex, its appearance is tasteful and understated, with striking gold tone hands and hour markings that stand out against the black stainless steel watch face. Quartz movement ensures that this lightweight and affordable timepiece always keeps perfect time, wherever your day takes you.