When it comes to a classic and timeless look, subtlety and understated are key components to consider when choosing a dress watch. Your investment should last for years to come, as many of us plan to only buy a dress watch a once or twice in our lifetimes. A dress watch should work with all smart styles, from work and weddings, to interviews and black tie events.
First impressions count, and the details matter. To make a great first impression, invest in a dress watch for special occasions. Here are our top tips for choosing a men’s dress watch this year…
Choose a reputable brand
As it’s likely you’ll be looking for a dress watch to last you some time, so it’s important to buy from a brand that is well known. At Lord Timepieces, our watches are built to last, and we have a variety of dress watch styles that won’t date quickly.
Opt for conservative design
In order to ensure that you can wear your watch for years to come, it’s important to choose a fairly simple style that doesn’t use any ‘fast fashion’ trends. Avoid anything too flashy when it comes to your dress watch, simple and sophisticated styles are ideal. This is particularly key when it comes to choosing a watch for work or to wear at job interviews and meetings. Avoid choosing something that takes the focus off of you and your credentials. Instead choose a style that enhances your look, but doesn’t take over.
Choose a classic sized case
There are loads of case size options available today, with a larger and chunky case currently being on trend. Choose something more classic in style, mostly because it will last longer, but also because it will fit easily under the cuff of a long sleeved dress shirt.
Aim for watches that are less than 37 to 42mm in diameter, and less than 15mm thick.
Before you invest in a watch here are a few recommended rules that may help you choose the best colour for you:
If you choose a brown watch strap you should choose to wear brown shoes and a brown belt
A black strap or a silver strap will work with a black belt and black shoes
For watches that have gold tones try and pair with a gold belt buckle
If you wear a blue suit, consider choosing a watch that has a blue watch face
With these styling tips in mind, here are a few of our favourite dress watch styles…
If you’re looking at choosing a watch that features gold, an ideal style for a dress watch is our classic date black. With a simple black leather strap, the gold casing and hands add interest while keeping the style classic and simple. Alternatively, our Solitude Black Gold watch is also a great dress watch option. In similar tones to the date watch, the solitude style has a lightly more modern feel.
If you prefer silver and tend to choose silver accessories over gold, our Solitude Black Silver Watch is ideal. The simple design features a black leather strap and silver roman numerals, as well as silver clock hands, making this watch a perfect dress watch option.
For a watch to team with a blue suit, our White Blue Watch adds that subtle pop of colour, without being too bold or bright. The blue watch hands contrast against a stark white watch face with silver roman numerals.
A perfect option to match with brown shoes is the Nobel Rose Gold Tan watch. In classic shape and style, this is the perfect dress watch. It will sit comfortably under the cuff of a dress shirt sleeve, and is ideal when teamed with a pair of brown brogues or similar. The rose gold case provides a modern update to this otherwise very classic piece.
If you’re looking for a watch with a black strap to match with a black belt and shoes, we have a few options that work brilliantly. For a classic shape with a modern twist, try the Classic Black on Black watch. This all black watch features a traditional shape and size, but is updated with it’s matching black finish.
Choosing a dress watch is made simple, when you have the right knowledge and tools. We make selecting your perfect dress watch easy, with our online store and simple ordering process. Browse now.