Best Black Watches From Cheap to Expensive

The color black never seems to get out of fashion. It’s very versatile and it can be easily paired with any kind of fashion.

Why Get a Black Watch?

Black watches for men can be worn with either casual or formal attire. It presents both elegance and simplicity that no other color can offer. In addition to that, there’s a certain appeal to an all-black men’s watch that other timepieces can’t give. It’s probably the masculine, tough-guy, no-nonsense vibe it sends that makes people want it. Military watches are often colored black to match stealth operations, so this may also play a factor in why black watches are sought after.

If you’re looking for a watch you can wear on any occasion or you just want something cool that will add character to your profile, then a black watch will fit the bill.

Black Watches for Men

Here are the best black watches for men you should consider adding to your wardrobe.

Timex Acadia Military Grograin Watch

Timex’ Acadia model is a reissue of the military watch they released 20 years ago. It features a retro look reminiscent of the old watch models.

The 40mm Acadia Military is a matte black watch with a resin case, a nylon strap, large Arabic numeral hour markers, a 24-hour marker, a date aperture, hands and markers with INDIGLO® Night-Light coating, and a quartz movement.

Timex Men's TW4B01900 Expedition Scout Black Leather Strap Watch
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Pros:

  • Tough and lightweight
  • Affordable price for its features and quality
  • Water-resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Colors look overdone which made the watch feel cheap
  • Doesn’t keep time that well
  • Date window is too small to read

Price: $85

 

Larsson & Jennings LJXII Norse

Square-shaped watches are fashionable again and Larsson & Jennings isn’t one to be left behind. They’ve designed the LJXII Norse with a nostalgic, seventies classic look and combines it with a modern twist by giving it a dark hue.

The 40mm LJXII Norse is a rectangular black watch that has a black-plated, stainless steel case, a matte black dial, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a hand-stitched leather strap, a date display, and a Swiss quartz movement.

Pros:

  • Sleek and stylish design best used as a dress watch
  • Slim, subtle profile that adds elegance to whatever you’re wearing
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No lume on hands
  • Date window is barely visible
  • Time can be hard to tell at times

Price: $150

 

Emporio Armani AR1732

The Emporio Armani AR1732 can be your everyday watch, despite the luxurious brand name. It wasn’t made to be a dress watch but more of a casual timepiece. It’s simple but elegant design make it one of the best black watches for men.

The 41mm AR1732 has a stainless steel case, a mineral crystal, a calfskin leather strap, a matte black dial, a date window, luminescent hands, and a Japanese quartz movement.

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Emporio Armani Men's AR1737 Dress Black Leather Watch
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  • Analog-quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 41mm
  • Water Resistant To 165 Feet

Pros:

  • Elegant and classy design
  • Offers just the right size and weight
  • Affordable price for an expensive brand name
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Date window is barely visible
  • Weak lume brightness
  • Crystal gets scratched easily

Price: $155

 

Mondaine Helvetica No1 Bold

Watches from Switzerland are usually expensive. But with this model from Mondaine, you now have an option to purchase an affordable Swiss watch. You know that it’s made by a Swiss manufacturer because its design looks similar to that of clocks found in the country’s national railways.

The 43mm Helvetica has an ion-plated case, a textile strap, a mineral crystal, a gasket crown, a plain black dial, large Arabic numeral hour markers, and a Ronda 515 quartz movement.

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Mondaine Men's Helvetica Stainless Steel Quartz Watch with Rubber Strap, Black, 20 (Model: MH1B2S20RB)
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Pros:

  • Durable build
  • Minimalistic design makes the watch face easy to read
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Date window is so tiny it’s hard to read at times
  • No lume on hands
  • Strap is unconventional and bulky to wear

Price: $365

 

Braun BN0171

Ceramic cases are often found on luxury timepieces but Braun seems to be the exception to the trend. This all-black watch from Braun is priced below $500, despite its ceramic casing.

The 38mm BN0171 has a ceramic case, a black-colored strap, a scratch-resistant mineral crystal, and a quartz movement. It has an iconic, yellow-colored seconds hand which make reading the time easier.

Braun Men's BN0171BKBKG Ceramic Analog Display Japanese Quartz Black Watch
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  • All ceramic construction
  • 39mm ceramic case
  • Japanese-quartz movement
  • Case diameter: 39mm
  • Water resistant to 99 feet

Pros:

  • Simple design that makes reading the time very easy
  • Old school look with an elegant finish
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Seconds hand doesn’t align with the minute markers
  • No date window
  • No lume on hands

Price: $450

 

Seiko Prospex SRPB55 “Samurai”

The color combination of the Samurai makes it one of the best-looking black watches for men on our list. The gold accents on the bezel and on the dial create a more luxurious and manly appeal for the watch.

The 44mm Samurai has a stainless steel case with black ion plating, a rotating bezel, a Hardlex crystal, a black silicone strap, a date window, hands and markers laced with LumiBrite, and a caliber 4R35 automatic movement.

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Seiko SRPB55 Mens Black Ion Prospex Automatic Dive Watch
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Pros:

  • Very affordable for its quality and features
  • Power reserve of up to 41 hours
  • Water resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • Strap is of poor quality
  • Inaccurate timekeeping mechanism
  • Some misalignments in the watch face

Price: $525

 

Shinola Runwell

The 41mm Runwell has a polished stainless steel case, a solid case back with a laser-etched serial number, a matte black dial, a leather strap, a screw-down crown, a double-domed sapphire crystal, a seconds subdial, large Arabic numeral hour markers, luminescent hands and markers, and an Argonite 1069 movement.

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Shinola The Runwell Black Dial Leather Strap Men's Watch S0100051
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  • Movement: Quartz
  • Band Width: 24 mm
  • Case Size: 47 mm
  • Water Resistance: 100 Meters
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel

Pros:

  • Stylish mid-range watch
  • Durable build
  • Water-resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • Strap feels cheap
  • Seconds hand doesn’t exactly align with the markers

Price: $550

 

Squale 50 Atmos

Squale is a company that used to supply watch cases to Heuer and Blancpain. The company relaunched later as a watchmaker that manufactures dive watches with a retro look.

The 42mm Squale 50 Atmos has a black PVD stainless steel case, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-in case back, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a rubber strap, a date window at the 3 o’clock position, luminescent hands and markers, and an ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement.

Pros:

  • Heavy-duty build that can withstand any kind of pressure
  • Watch face is very legible
  • Water-resistant up to 500m

Cons:

  • You can barely see the glow of pip on the bezel
  • Quality of the buckle isn’t that great
  • Some users might find the color combination too audacious

Price: $580 to $900

 

Gucci G-Timeless

One of the iconic creations of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci is the G-Timeless watch. It’s now available in a matte black watch variant that men would surely love.

The 40mm G-Timeless has a black PVD case, a matte alligator strap, a fixed bezel, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a transparent case back, a date aperture, and an ETA calibre 2895 automatic movement. The dial has bees, stars, and hearts which serve as hour markers. A colored snake functions as the hand for the second time zone of the G-Timeless.

Pros:

  • It has uniquely designed hour markers
  • Second time zone makes the watch not only stylish but also multi-functional
  • Power reserve of up to 42 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • No lume on hands
  • It’s hard to read the time
  • The date aperture looks like it’s almost part of the 2nd time zone function

Price: $1,400

 

Sinn 856 UTC Black

The 40mm 856 UTC has a stainless steel case that has been hardened through the process Sinn calls ‘Tegiment’. It is then coated with matte black PVD to give it a military-like look.

The 856 UTC also has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, anti-magnetic properties, a date aperture, large Arabic numeral hour markers, luminescent hands and markers, and an ETA 2893-2 automatic movement. It also has a second time zone with a 24-hour scale.

Sinn Pilot Mechanical (Automatic) Black Dial Mens Watch 857.020 (Certified Pre-Owned)
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Pros:

  • Very durable build
  • Accurate timekeeping function
  • Water-resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • Design may look too utilitarian for some users
  • The date is a bit hard to see
  • Crown extends a bit too much

Price: $2,050

 

Mühle-Glashütte Sea-Timer BlackMotion

The Mühle-Glashütte Sea-Timer BlackMotion is an example of what an all-black men’s watch should be. Its sleek look and subtle color combination give it a feel that it’s made for tactical operations.

The 44mm Sea-timer has a stainless steel case coated with PVD, a sapphire crystal double-coated with anti-glare material, a screw-in crown, a textile strap, a date window, luminescent hands and markers, and a Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement.

Pros:

  • Durable build
  • Clean watch face makes it easy to read the time
  • Power reserve of up to 38 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 300m

Cons:

  • Small date window
  • The crown is in an unusual position
  • Model name has a glaring white color that looks out of place

Price: $2,500

 

Longines Legend Diver Black

The Legend Diver originally came out in 2007 and has been one of the most popular models in the Longines lineup. It got a revamped in 2018, reintroducing its vintage-inspired feel but giving it an all-black treatment.

The 42mm Legend Diver has a stainless steel case with black PVD coating, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a screw-down case back, a bi-directional rotating bezel, a black rubber strap, Arabic numeral hour markers, luminescent hands and markers, and an ETA A31.L01 automatic movement.

Longines Men's L3.674.4.50.0 Sports Legends Black Dial Watch
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  • Automatic movement
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  • Case diameter: 42 mm
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  • Water resistant to 990 feet (300...

Pros:

  • Durable build
  • Comfortable rubber strap
  • Power reserve of up to 68 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 300m

Cons:

  • It’s a bit pricey
  • Some may not like the PVD coating because it might not last long when used frequently underwater
  • Crowns are a bit large

Price: $2,700

 

Fendi Selleria Automatic

The 42mm Selleria Automatic has a stainless steel case, an exhibition case back, a date window, luminescent hands and markers, and an ETA 2824 movement. It has detachable lugs for easier swapping of straps.

Pros:

  • Detachable lugs make it easy to change the straps
  • Power reserve of up to 42 hours
  • Matte black watch with a sporty feel

Cons:

  • Very expensive for a watch with basic features
  • Watch feels like it’s made of cheap plastic
  • Date can be hard to read

Price: $2,800

 

Montblanc 4810 Automatic

You’ll rarely see Haute Horlogerie in black watches for men. But with the Montblanc 4810 Automatic, you can now enjoy an elite black watch with a modern palette.

The 42mm 4810 Automatic has a stainless steel case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a transparent case back, silver-toned hands, a black dial with Roman numeral hour markers, a date window on the 6 o’clock position, luminescent hands and markers, and an MB 24.17 automatic movement.

Pros:

  • Stylish and elegant
  • Beautiful case back design
  • Excellent timekeeping function
  • Power reserve of up to 38 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Font on the date window is a bit thin
  • It’s quite pricey
  • A bit heavy

Price: $3,300

 

Tudor Black Bay Dark

Tudor has released numerous models in their Black Bay collection but the Black Bay Dark seems to be a standout among them. The addition of a red accent on the minimalistic design of this matte black watch made the timepiece more stylish for divers.

The 41mm Black Bay Dark has a stainless steel case with black PVD coating, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a matte black dial, a domed sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown, a steel bracelet, luminescent hands and markers, and an MT5602 automatic movement.

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Pros:

  • Excellent craftsmanship and durable build
  • Power reserve of up to 70 hours
  • Water resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • It’s heavy to wear
  • Bezel is hard to turn when you’re wearing gloves

Price: $3,650 to $4,500

 

TAG Heuer Monza

The Monza was released in 1976 as a gift to the winner of the F1 World Championship, Niki Lauda of Ferrari. It had a stainless steel case covered with PVD coating and was one of the first all-black watches for men.

The limited reissue of the 42mm Monza features a titanium case with PVD carbide coating, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, a black perforated leather strap, a date window, a pulsometer and tachymeter scale on the outer dial, luminescent hands and indices, and a calibre 17 automatic movement. It has 2 chronograph subdials with ¼ second and 30-minute counters.

Pros:

  • Sporty look is emphasized by the matte black finish with red-gold accent
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Power reserve of up to 42 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • Start-stop pusher has a delayed reaction
  • Pushers are stiff
  • Timekeeping mechanism is a bit inaccurate

Price: $5,500

 

Breitling Superocean Heritage B01

The Breitling Superocean Heritage B01 is a beauty that can withstand any storm. It has all the features needed on a diver watch and aesthetics that allow you to wear it on any occasion.

The 44mm Superocean Heritage has a stainless steel case, a unidirectional bezel, cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a screw-down crown, a date aperture, luminescent hands and markers, and a 47-jewel, Breitling 01 self-winding movement. This black watch for men has 3 chronograph subdials with 30-second, 60-second, and 12-hour scales.

Pros:

  • The color combination of the dial and subdials make it easy to see everything
  • Great lume brightness
  • Power reserve of up to 70 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • It’s expensive
  • Quite big and heavy
  • Crown pushers might be sticking out too much

Price: $7,500

 

IWC Pilot’s Chronograph “Top Gun”

This all-black men’s watch is one of the best models in the expansive Pilot collection of the brand. The 44mm Top Gun has a ceramic case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a matte black dial, a solid case back, a screw-down crown, a calfskin leather strap, a date window, large Arabic numeral hour markers, and an IWC Calibre 89361 automatic movement. It has two subdial chronographs: one displaying a 60-second scale, and the other a 12-hour and 60-minute scales combined.

Pros:

  • Has a flyback feature
  • Superb lume brightness
  • Readable chronographs
  • Power reserve of up to 68 hours

Cons:

  • Small date window
  • It’s quite pricey
  • Water-resistant up to 60m only

Price: $10,900

 

Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial “Black Black”

There’s no timepiece with a darker shade than the Speedmaster Black Black. This all-black men’s watch made everything black, including the lume wherein they used a black SuperLuminova to fit the theme.

The 44mm Black Black has a black ceramic case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a nylon fabric strap, a tachymeter bezel, a transparent case back, a date window, luminescent hands and markers, and an Omega caliber 9300 self-winding movement. It has a seconds chronograph subdial and a subdial for tracking a second time zone.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Black Dial Chronograph Automatic Mens Watch 31192445101006
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  • Case Diameter: 44.25 mm
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Pros:

  • Comes to life at night with its bright luminescent hands and markers
  • Power reserve of up to 60 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Everything is difficult to read
  • Mighty expensive
  • A bit thick to wear

Price: $12,000

 

Ulysse Nardin Freak Out

The Freak Out is an expertly crafted black watch for men that features an eccentric design unique to the model. You just have to ready your pocket, though, because it comes at a hefty price.

The 45mm Freak Out has a titanium case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a sailcloth strap, Arabic numeral hour markers, luminescent hands, and a caliber UN-205 manual winding movement. You can see the gears and the tourbillion on top of the dial as part of the moving hour and minute hands.

The Freak Out doesn’t have a crown for adjusting the time. Instead, you use the bezel underneath the watch to make the adjustments.

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Pros:

  • Incredible architecture you won’t see in any other watch
  • The large hands make it easy to read the time
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Mighty expensive even for a luxury timepiece
  • No date window
  • The time can be hard to read at times

Price: $48,250

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

The 41mm Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar features a black ceramic case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, an exhibition case back, a titanium bracelet, a slate grey dial, white gold hour markers, luminescent hands and indices, and an Audemars Piguet 5134 self-winding movement.

In addition to the moonphase subdial, the timepiece also has subdials for the date, month, and day. There’s also a week indicator circling the dial.

Pros:

  • Elegant and timeless
  • Multi-functional watch with a perpetual calendar complication
  • Ultra-thin and lightweight
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours

Cons:

  • Water-resistant up to 20m only
  • Extravagantly expensive
  • Watch face might be hard to read for some users

Price: $94,000

Conclusion

An all-black men’s watch is a must-have for any gentleman who doesn’t want to think about pairing a watch with their attire. The versatility that a matte black watch provides is unparalleled that you can forget about needing an alternative timepiece to match your outfit.

If you’re looking for an all-rounder timepiece you can wear on any occasion, consider purchasing any of the black watches for men we’ve listed above.

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