What a man wears as a watch can reveal about him. It’s crucial to wear a watch that expresses your ambition, maturity, and potential for success as a professional working man. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that watch designs and ambition go hand in hand. Successful men decorate themselves with traditional and classic watches that highlight their objectives but discourage pretension. In accordance with the needs of working men, the timepieces discussed in this article have been thoroughly and thoughtfully chosen. So, here are the 25 Best Business Watches for Men!
The watches in the list below have the traditional, conservative, and businesslike characteristics that make them ideal for a working man’s watch. You’ll see that the chosen timepieces are stylish while without being unduly complicated. I like to think that the top 25 watch list is also very neutral. So most professional men in any industry may wear these looks (so for anyone shopping for a gift, you should be safe with these options).
Breitling Premier Automatic 40mm Watch
The first Premier watch from Breitling had a significant influence on fashion. And was the perfect accompaniment to the dramatic changes taking place in the world in the 1940s. The Breitling Premier watch is obviously conservative despite having a nice overall appearance and a few interesting touches.
It will adhere to the brand’s objective of developing an attractive timekeeper that is simple to wear rather than sound an alarm or make you sweat.
Ophion 786 Velos 39mm Watch
Ophion has built a reputation for itself since its inception in 2015 by offering superb quality items at competitive prices. The Ophion 786 Velos, their most recent release, continues this pattern. A clock that is exceptional in the best way possible is when the dial, finishing, and movement all function together.
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin 37mm Watch
The end of the Cold War and the fall of communist governments brought about a number of both good and bad changes to the world. A.’s resurrection. One of the positive outcomes of the fall of the Berlin Wall was Lange & Sohne. However, not everyone should wear this watch.
Although its practical size and understated style let it blend into the backdrop and sit beneath the shirt cuff, they also limit its appeal to a broad audience. We’re the first to acknowledge that Instagram won’t be considering it.
Timex spent many years specializing in low-cost, mass-produced quartz watches. But more recently, the Marlin Collection allowed the business to enter the mechanical watch market. The 34mm case of the Gentleman’s Hand-Wound features just one silver dial design that substantially borrows from Timex’s early 1960s catalog. There is also a larger 40mm automatic movement variant that offers a greater selection of dial variations. Including striking “Cali Dials.” Timex doesn’t reveal many details on the mechanical movement specifications aside from the fact that they are from China. This isn’t surprising given the watch’s accessible price range of $199 and $249. Making it one of the most affordable mechanical alternatives on the market.
The value-packed selection from Orient, one of the genuine gateway brands, goes beyond simple tool watches. The Bambino is a cheap mechanical dress watch with good specifications and case dimensions that are both current and sensible. The internal, house-made caliber F6724, which runs at 3 Hz and has a 40-hour power reserve, allows the wearer to use a hacking second. The white dial is protected by a domed mineral crystal; while a sapphire crystal would have been lovely, at this price point, the trade-off for an in-house movement is worthwhile.
Bulova Commodore Limited Edition
The release of Bulova’s commemorative John Bulova limited edition collection has resulted in some surprisingly good dress watches. With vintage inspiration that are Swiss-made and powered by premium Sellita SW200-1 movements. Even while each model has its own distinctive style, the Commodore with the glossy black dial may be the coolest of them. The wire lugs highlight a noticeably well-proportioned and well-finished case, making this stand out from the other commemorative models in this collection. Sapphire crystals are judiciously provided for the back’s partial exhibition as well as the dial side. Just 350 pieces will ever be produced worldwide.
Seiko Presage SRPB43
Few companies provide timepieces under $500 with the kind of quality and affordability that Seiko does. The Presage SRPB43 is the pinnacle of affordability and quality thanks to its eye-catching dial, superior finishing, and reliable automatic 4R35 movement with hand-winding and hacking second capabilities. This movement is visible through the exhibition case back. And has a power reserve of about 40 hours when fully wound, and is in use. The 50m water resistance rating here emphasizes Seiko’s commitment to creating a dress watch in this price range with outside-the-office capabilities.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Automatic
The Hamilton Jazzmaster collection features a wide selection of mechanical and quartz dress watches. The Jazzmaster Automatic provides a contemporary interpretation of the traditional three-handed appearance in a variety of beautiful dials. From the formal tuxedo black design to a more business casual blue, beige, or silver alternatives with either baton hour markers or Roman numerals. The Powermatic 80-based H-10 movement used in this collection offers 80 hours of power reserve, a hacking second, a date, and beats at 3 Hz. It is one of the greatest dress watch bargains on the market thanks to additional high-end features like sapphire crystals on the front and back and 50m water resistance.
Frederique Constant Classic Index Automatic
A straightforward dress watch made in Switzerland. The Frederique Constant Classic Index Automatic is available with a range of dial designs and hues. One of its more formal designs features a formal black dial with stick markers and sword-style hands that are fitted with a respectable quantity of lume. Which is a feature that is frequently puzzlingly missing from dress watches. The Sellita SW200-1-based FC-303 caliber powers it. And it has all the bells and whistles you’d expect, including hand-winding, date, and hacking seconds. Sapphire glass is a given, and the leather strap is of a higher caliber than most others in this price category.
Tissot Le Locle Powermatic 80
Given that they both use the same basic movement, the Tissot Le Locle Powermatic 80 has many of the same specifications as the Hamilton Jazzmaster Automatic. However, Tissot’s design is even more traditional and understated. With a footprint somewhat smaller than Hamilton’s and a thickness of just 9.8 mm, it has a more streamlined appearance. Currently, there is only one dial choice available: the silver dial with stamped pyramid texture and Roman numerals. With a $575 price tag, you still receive a sapphire crystal, a 30m water resistance, and a butterfly folding clasp—features that are absent from Hamilton’s higher price tag.
Junghans Max Bill Automatic
Dress watches are by their very nature formal, but that doesn’t imply that, in the right circumstance, a minimalist execution can’t be just as suitable. With the Max Bill Automatic, Junghans, are famous for their Bauhaus-inspired simplicity. Offers a stunning, though not quite novel, perspective on the dress watch. The compact 40mm lug-to-lug distance and the case’s ideal 38mm diameter allow this watch to fit many smaller wrist sizes and use the acclaimed Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. There are certain trade-offs with the ETA movement, primarily the plexiglass crystal and the restricted water resistance, in order to accept the price.
Nomos Orion 38
The Nomos Orion blurs the boundary between dressy and casual in a way that makes it one of the more adaptable dress watch alternatives on this list by continuing with the minimalist motif. The Orion is a straightforward three-hander with a hand-winding, in-house Alpha movement housed in a thin 7.9mm casing. The rhodium-plated bridges and classic Glashutte ribbing on the Alpha movement’s good-looking bridges complement its 43-hour power reserve and hacking second. Despite having a 30m water resistance, the Orion is best used in the office however it can still function well in more challenging environments.
Ball Trainmaster Moon Phase
What if you require a dress watch but are more of a tool watch person than a dress watch guy? There is, however, something for you as well. The Ball Watch Company is famous for its impressively over-engineered tool watches, and with the Trainmaster Moon Phase, they combine hardiness with a surprisingly sharp dial that features an elaborate moon phase aperture with a fully lumed yellow moon powered by Ball Watch’s exclusive micro-gas filled tubes. Although it isn’t huge at 40mm wide, it is 14.5mm thick, and you may choose between a crocodile leather strap or a steel band.
Cartier Tank Louis
Dress watches may be made in a variety of shapes, and no manufacturer has arguably embraced this idea more than Cartier with its iconic Tank Louis model. Even though it’s only available in precious metals, the case’s simple dimensions make it both classic and understated. With dimensions of 33.7 x 25.5 mm and thinness of only 6.6 mm, it is a simple piece to wear on a variety of wrist sizes. The Tank Louis’ manual winding Caliber 8971 MC has a power reserve of up to 36 hours, but eventually, the dial’s iconic design and name will win out over the movement.
Zenith Elite Moonphase
Over the years, the Zenith Elite Collection has undergone a number of adjustments and modifications that have elevated it to the status of a serious dress watch alternative. The 40mm case’s overall shape and the colorful sunburst dial work are examples of how the design language gives some conventional components a modern twist. The Elite Caliber 692, an incredibly thin self-winding movement with a gold skeleton rotor, exquisite packaging, and surfaces embellished with Geneva striping, drives this Elite Moonphase. You may admire all of this when not concentrating on the magnificent moon phase on the dial because it is all visible through the case back.
Longines Silver Arrow
The Longines Silver Arrow is a good alternative if you’re looking for a Swiss dress watch. With traditional vintage features from one of the most well-known mass luxury brands in the world. With the al, hour markers, and handset that perfectly reflect the spirit of a bygone age. Longines really leans into the art deco design of the 1950s. By eliminating the date window, you can maintain the dial’s symmetry using only the three hands. The Longines L888.5 movement is within and keeps the watch running with a full three days of power reserve. It is also a reasonable size at 38.5mm and only 9.9mm thick.
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
Many of the truly fine dress watch that Jaeger LeCoultre makes may have made this list, but Reverso Tribute Small Seconds makes the most sense. Along with Cartier, it has a characteristic rectangular shape that essentially characterizes the non-round luxury dress watch industry. With its vibrantly colored clock and straightforward yet elegant dial layout, this model pays special attention to vintage nuances. The slim steel case is easy to wear even though it is larger than typical, measuring 45.6mm x 27.4mm and only 8.6mm thick. The well-finished manual winding power plant inside, which provides a 45-hour power reserve, is an in-house caliber 822/2.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Moon
Blancpain and Breguet, two of The Swatch Group’s most recognizable brands, cast a shadow on Jaquet Droz. However, there is no denying that Jaquet Droz. With its iconic Grande Seconde collection, is a statement brand that exudes elegance. The Grande Seconde Moon expands on these concepts by including a carefully crafted moon phase register to counterbalance the opaline dial’s negative space. A Caliber 2660QL3 automatic watch with a nearly 3-day power reserve and high level of finishing is chock full of interesting technology.
The thinness of a traditional dress watch is one of its distinguishing design elements. The majority of the timepieces on this list are between 7 and 10 millimeters thick. Making it simple for them to slide under a cuff. The Piaget Altiplano is one of the thinnest mechanical watches currently in production. Thanks to its 6.4mm case height and the incredibly thin 2.1mm 430P movement inside. It’s impressive that the single barrel mainspring in the Altiplano. Which can only be wound by hand, and provides a power reserve of 43 hours.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Center Seconds
Moser offers some of the most intriguing dress watch models at the ultra-luxury level. Making it a current favorite among high-end independent watchmakers (and for good reason). Early in 2020, the brand started to grow. And it is currently one of the brands with the most social media coverage. Their Endeavor Center Seconds embodies a fusion of classicism and modernism. And its exquisite, basic dials were the first of their kind in dress watch style, which has really characterized the brand. The HMS200 is in the 40mm case, which is from either 18kt white gold or rose gold.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 40mm Watch
Tonda is derived from the Venetian word Tondo, which refers to the watch’s rounded case, and Mr. Parmigiani was born in 1950. This watch is to serve as an example of a subset of watches that is still infinitesimally small: a white-collar worker’s regular dress watch.
Parmigiani successfully marries modern engineering and innovation with traditional Swiss watchmaking.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Automatic 40mm Watch
A Vacheron Constantin watch is an absolute godsend in terms of style, complexities, craftsmanship, and legacy. Whether it is modern or retro-styled. We made the decision to give it the blue ribbon for these and other reasons.
For more than 260 years, Vacheron Constantin has created unique, inventive watches. Showcasing some of the most exquisite timepieces in the world. The brand still lives up to its reputation today and is owned by the Richemont Group. People who purchase a Vacheron watch often have high standards for intricate and wonderfully constructed timepieces. But also value discretion when wearing one. One of those objects that seem to have traveled through time from the 1950s and arrived in 2022 is this Vacheron Constantin watch.
IWC Portofino Automatic 40mm Stainless Steel Watch
The best pilot watches in the world are made by the International Watch Company (IWC). The unique conical crown of the genuine Pilot Watch dates back to the incredibly inventive era of aviation. When pilots were compelled to combat the elements in unventilated cockpits. Even now, the company still places a strong emphasis on aviation wristwatches. But it also offers a wide range of other products.
The IWC Portofino, which has the name of an Italian hamlet, is the living expression of taste. It is not to be trendy; rather, it should have a timeless elegance that one can wear for a very long time. Additionally, you can wear it with almost any outfit without it being out of place.
Patek Philippe 6119R
Perhaps no company better defines the dress watch than Patek Philippe, and the hobnail “Clous de Paris” bezel is still one of their most recognizable creations. The newest hobnail Calatrava, Ref. 6119R, was introduced in 2021, giving the outgoing 5119R. Which was viewed as being too small at 36mm, a much-needed update. This updated model will have a 39mm case and a brand-new internal movement, the Caliber 30-255 PS, which also included various improvements. Most notably an increased power reserve of 65 hours thanks to a revamped twin-barrel system.
Grand Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition SLGA008
This rose-gold-cased watch commemorates the 140th anniversary of Grand Seiko’s parent company, Seiko, which was founded in 1881. It is powered by the most recent version of the Seiko Spring Drive caliber. The characteristic, multi-textured “tree rings” wood-grain motif that maintains the “Nature of Time” theme of the high-horology Japanese brand can be seen on its rich brown dial. The dial includes finely faceted applied indexes and the customary razor-shaped hands, as well as a date window with a golden frame at 3 o’clock. The case measures 40 mm in diameter and has the brand’s signature Zaratsu polished finish. The five-day power reserve is on the rear of the Spring Drive Caliber 9RA2, which is behind a sapphire case back. Its finishes include a frosted look on the bridges that evokes snow-covered Japanese forests.