Anyone who’s been observant enough will notice that watches for men have grown in size through the years. When we say size, we pertain to the diameter of the timepiece. In the 90s, a typical men’s watch was in the range of 37 to 39 millimeters. Today, it is common to find men’s watches with a diameter of 45mm and up.
Here is our list of the 15 best big watches for men.
Hugo Boss is a well-known brand that manufactures and sells men’s shoes, shirts, and even watches. This stainless steel and silicone watch has a simplistic color scheme. It is ideal for casual wear.
This watch has a case diameter of 50mm, which makes it a big watch by any definition. A water-resistant timepiece up to a depth of 99 feet, it features an orange second hand and logo lettering. Those details make the watch stand out from the rest in the field. Also, the hour markers are slightly raised and thus give the watch a beveled look.
With a 60mm square face, this watch is huge! But you will be surprised to learn that it is comfortable to wear despite its size. This watch won’t get in the way of your regular activities. Simply put, it offers a nice mix of eye-catching design and unparalleled comfort.
The case is square with a circular face on the inside. The face is black with orange numbers, which makes reading the time quick and easy. The golden hands with green tips stand out against the dark background. It also offers night time viewing with its blue electroluminescent clearview backlighting system. This can be activated by pushing in the crown, and it stays on for 3 seconds.
The watch features a stainless steel bracket that matches its exquisite detailing. It gives the entire timepiece a mechanical look, making it appear like it is something straight from a sci-fi flick.
This powerhouse of a timepiece looks intimidating on the surface but is packed with numerous features that can make even the most discriminating buyer appreciate it.
G-Shock watches are considered one of the most durable timepieces in the world. It is not surprising that it is widely popular among military personnel, surfers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This solar atomic watch model has the robustness of G-Shock watches. It also has plenty of features, including a timer, a stopwatch, a thermometer, a barometer, a compass, and more. Let’s just say that it has everything you need from a timepiece.
With a case diameter of 55mm, this G-Shock is definitely big, thick, and heavy. It’s designed for outdoor use such as swimming, snowboarding, and offboarding. Its case is thick and made of heavy duty steel. It is sealed, too, so that mud and other debris won’t be able to get inside. It is also water resistant up to a depth of 200 meters, although it should be noted that it is not designed for deepater activities.
Casio watches have been around for many years, and so it is not surprising that the brand makes two entries in a row on our list. The inclusion of this sports watch on our list only goes to show how popular and reputable the brand has become.
This is a solar-powered sports watch that is water resistant up to 200 meters. It can show the temperature with its thermometer display. It can also serve the multiple functions of a compass, barometer, altimeter, and alarm.
This Casio watch is huge with a 55mm resin case. With a mineral dial window, it looks very classy. Its thick, stainless steel band should be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. While it looks ideal for casual wear, it can be a good companion while outdoors. It is rugged enough for activities such as camping and swimming. And because it is solar powered, you won’t need to change batteries.
Like Boss, Diesel is a popular brand that produces clothes, shoes, bags, and watches. Diesel timepieces are known for being bold and rebellious. This leather watch is a good example.
The Diesel Mega Chief watch is a good choice if you want a watch to match your casual outfit. It is also versatile enough to dress up your business attire. It has a gunmetal case designed to accent the piece with a nice contrast against the faceplate. The face has a diameter of 54mm. You will also be impressed with the custom crown guard, which is inspired by fighter jets.
This watch is water resistant up to 330 feet or 100 meters. This means that you can use it while taking a shower or swimming.
This big watch has a case diameter of 57mm while the band has a size of 28mm. Water-resistant up to 100 feet, it features a stainless steel bracelet that is wrapped in red silicone. It has a very masculine look with a big face and multiple dials.
Its case has an industrial look with its background and hands both colored gray. The bright red strap gives it a very distinct appearance. Suited for daily wear and even for camping, it features multiple dials that can let you track date, time, and other time zones. But don’t swim with this watch on your wrist, as it’s not ver water resistant.
Fossil is another good brand of watches, and this oversized wristwatch is a good example of why. The watch has a military-inspired look with oversized lugs and a dial colored gray. The case measures 50mm, while the thick leather band measures 24mm. It features quartz movement and a three-hand analog display.
It has a black color palette with its analog hands and hour markings colored dark gray to slightly contrast against the background. The leather stitching further enhances the craftsmanship of the timepiece. It is of genuine calfskin, and you’ll love how it feels against your wrist. It is water resistant up to a depth of 50 meters. Sturdy and classy, this watch is versatile for casual and daily wear.
This timepiece appeals to sophisticated men with its stunning design and multi-functional aesthetics. Its sleek shark grey steel case perfectly contrasts with its jet black face. The metal band is easily adjustable for superior comfort even for guys with large wrists. It also features an analog/digital display, stopwatch, alarm, and 12/24 hour time format.
This handsome watch will go well with any outfit. It has a big 51mm face with a contrast of jet black and white colors. This makes reading the time quick and easy even in bright light. The band, meanwhile, is made of heavy-duty stainless steel, which adds to the solid weight of the watch.
Invicta is a brand that may not be as popular as Diesel or Boss, but it doesn’t mean that its timepieces cannot match up with those coming from bigger brands. This men’s watch with a mechanical look and feel features a face that measures 52mm and a black silicone strap with cable wire inserts and stainless steel accents. Water resistant up to 200 meters, this is suitable for marine activities but not diving.
This watch is particularly ideal for everyday wear. Stylish and versatile to complement different outfits, the watch is also durable enough to withstand everyday wear and tear. It looks quite expensive, but its price tag is surprisingly affordable.
You will love the nice red detail around the exterior of the case. It hands are outlined in red for quick and easy reading of time. The thick wrist strap has a mechanical feel to it. You may feel it’s a bit bulky to wear, but it does add to the sturdiness of the watch.
Make no mistake about it– this aviator pilot watch is not cheap by any definition. But you will definitely get your money’s worth with this luxury timepiece.
Consider that every watch made by the Italian brand is limited edition. There is a serial number that is engraved on the watch. The brand produces only 300 pieces a month, so each watch is crafted to the highest standards.
The 47mm case has an elegant look with anti-reflective coating to keep glare at a minimal level. You will like the modern look of this watch with the numerals and dial markers in a glossy white finish. The dial is very appealing with a clean and uncluttered look.
If you like a watch that is sturdy, simple, easy to read, and inexpensive, then this could be the big watch you are looking for. Timex is a brand that has been around for decades, and you can be assured of the quality of its timepieces.
This casual watch has a masculine square face. It features a bright LED backlight that will let you see the time even when it is dark. The band is made of thick silicone and gives the watch an industrial look and feel. It also doesn’t feel heavy when it is wrapped around your wrist.
This watch has a face measuring 50mm. Built for guys who are always on the go, this watch is ideal for use outdoors.
Like Timex, Seiko is a brand that has been around for many years. This diver’s watch has an interesting look and highly functional features. The case has a diameter of 50mm with big numbers at key points so that its users can quickly tell the time. It also shows the day of the week. The blue-colored watch has nice contrasting silver and red accents on the inside for enhanced visibility.
If you like Ferraris and big watches, then this should be the timepiece for you.
This big and hefty watch has a sleek designer look that justifies being the namesake of the popular car. Its case measures 54mm wide. The face has three separate dials; two are analog while the third is digital. The familiar Ferrari brand logo is placed on top of the face, giving this luxury watch that impressive look.
While some guys would find the watch hefty, the silicone strap is comfortable for daily use. It can be worn while swimming or taking a shower as it is water resistant up to a depth of 165 feet.
This is a luxury watch that doesn’t come cheap. But the price is justified with the look and feel of this timepiece. It has a black titanium case that gives it a cool and sleek appearance. The titanium also lends longevity to the watch, and it can take a beating quite well.
The face has a great combination of various colors such as silver, bright blue, and black. Its band is made of heavy-duty rubber, which makes the watch even more durable and suited for everyday use. It also features automatic timekeeping, so there is no need for batteries. The lens, meanwhile, is scratch-resistant.
Last but not least is this stainless steel quartz watch from KYBOE. Designed for the active guy, it has a nice bright orange and red color scheme with a stainless steel case and textured face. The watch has luminous hands and an LED light that makes it the perfect companion for camping trips.
The watch is water resistant up to a depth of 100m. This is a good choice if you like to go snorkeling or swimming. The waterproof silicone strap doesn’t retain moisture, either.
Considerations when looking for Big Watches for Men
In buying a watch, there are several things that guys should consider:
- Band width
- Band material
- Details and components
One of the things that make buying a watch online tricky is that you really won’t know how a timepiece will look on you until you actually try it in real life. But is there any other way for you to have an inkling on how a big watch will look on you?
Here’s one tip: measure your wrist’s circumference. If your wrist is about 6-7 inches, then it is small to medium in size. You should consider getting watches with a case diameter of 38 to 40mm. If it is 7.5 inches and above, it will be more proportional with a large watch measuring 44mm and up.
The thickness of the watch is usually related to the diameter. As the diameter of the watch increases, so does the thickness of the timepiece.
The band width, meanwhile, is often half of the case diameter. So, if you wear a watch with a 46mm diameter, the width of the band should be around 23mm.
There are several materials to choose from in a band material. Leather is a popular choice, and it can give your timepiece a slimmer look. A band made of metal looks larger and naturally feels heavier. A watch with a metal band is a good choice if you have a large wrist.
Lastly, don’t overlook the components on the watch, such as the lug size, changer, and pusher; even the size of the numbers as all of these can have an impact on how a watch would look on you. For example, a wristwatch that has large hands and huge numbers will appear bigger than its actual size.