Mens Watches: How to Match Your Watch to Your Outfit

by Friday, March 18, 2022

There’s an art to matching your watch with your clothing, and it’s something you should make sure you’re doing. This post focuses on how to choose the right watch for your outfit.

The watch is one of the most worn accessories by men. The watch you are wearing speaks a lot about your personality and taste. Nowadays, everyone has a mobile phone they can check to see what time it is, so wearing a watch is a deliberate choice and style statement.

Below is a guide on perfectly matching your watch to your outfit:

Your Watch and The Occasion

You need to make sure that both your outfit and watch are appropriate for the occasion for which you are wearing them.

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1. Black Tie / White Tie

For formal occasions, simplicity is key. A simple dress watch in a classic style and black leather band will mute any objections from conservative observers.

2. Business Dress

Wear a simple and classic styled gold or silver watch with a thin dial with limited or no complications. A dark conservative suit is best matched with a classic dress watch or a diver watch with a leather strap.

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3. Business Casual

A light-colored suit with no tie looks polished when worn with a high-end Chrono,  a pilot or even a smart field watch.

4. Sports

Avoid a dress watch when you’re around activities that involve unpredictable physical movements. A sports watch has a strap, case and watch dial all protected by materials that allow you to focus on the activity.

These tend to have a lot of buttons and switches and work well even if they have a digital display.

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5. Casual

A watch is considered less formal if it has a metal band. A metal band is generally suitable for casual wear while a leather band is suitable for any purpose.

Digital watches should only be worn with casual clothes or workout attire.


  • Black – Black watches are the most formal.
  • Brown, Gray, Khaki are more casual.
  • Bright colored watches should be used for casual occasions only. They’re usually the right choice when it comes to sport watches.


Your Body Frame

Remember to pick your watch according to your body frame. Watches should be proportionate to your body:

  • Thin men

Thin men wear slim watches.

  • Bigger guys

Bigger guys can wear boxier and more robust watches.

Choose your watch wisely! Remember, a wristwatch can either break or build an outfit!

Before we end this post, here’s a video of the world’s 10 most expensive watches by Scirocco ThePunisher. Enjoy!

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Originally posted on January 13, 2016 @ 3:19 PM



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