Best Office Watches For Formal And Dress Wear

Watches for office use don’t need to have a lot of features that military or sports watches have. What they need is to be able to clearly tell the time and date so you won’t arrive late to your meeting or miss a crucial deadline. Additionally, men’s office watches have to look classy too and add value to your professional getup.

With these things in mind, it’s not really that hard to hunt for the best office watches online. But to make things easier for you, we’ve listed the finest timepieces from different brands that we think will do well as part of your office apparel.

The Formal Dress Watches For The Office

Here are the best office watches you can find in the market.

Timex Metropolitan Watch

The 40mm Metropolitan has a polished brass case, a mineral crystal, a silver-toned dial, a leather strap, luminous hands, and a quartz analog movement. This is the most affordable men’s office watch on our list.

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Timex Unisex TWC027600 Weekender Cream/Black Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
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Timex Unisex TWC027600 Weekender Cream/Black Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
  • Nylon Slip-Thru Strap
  • 24 Hour Military Time
  • Analog-quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 38mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • Available in different dial and strap colors
  • Lightweight and ultra-thin case
  • Clean and elegant-looking design
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Hands are thin and are almost the same color as that of the dial
  • No date window
  • No seconds hand

Mondaine Men’s Swiss Railways Evo Watch

The 35mm Swiss Railways Evo features a synthetic sapphire crystal, a stainless steel case, a synthetic leather strap, large hands and markers, an iconic red-colored second hand, and a Swiss quartz movement.

Mondaine EVO Big Date 40mm White Dial, Black Leather Strap A627.30303.11SBB
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Mondaine EVO Big Date 40mm White Dial, Black Leather Strap A627.30303.11SBB
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • Durable mineral crystal
  • Case diameter:40mm
  • Stainless steel case
  • Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M):...

Pros:

  • Affordable men’s office watch
  • Simple design makes its face easily visible
  • Size is too small
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Strap looks cheap and of low quality
  • No date window
  • No lume

Seiko 5 SNKK71 Automatic

The 32mm SNKK71 has a stainless steel case and band, a Hardlex crystal, a black dial with silver-toned hands, luminescent hands and markers, a day-date window, and an automatic self-winding movement.

Seiko Men's '5' Automatic Stainless Steel Sport Watch, Color:Silver-Toned (Model: SNKK71)
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Seiko Men's '5' Automatic Stainless Steel Sport Watch, Color:Silver-Toned (Model: SNKK71)
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Black dial; Luminescent hands
  • Automatic movement
  • Scratch-resistant hardlex crystal
  • Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M):...

Pros:

  • Very attractive and classic-looking design
  • Clean look makes it easy to read the time
  • Budget-friendly for an automatic watch
  • Lume shines brightly
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Too small for a men’s office watch
  • Loses/gains a number of seconds every day
  • Low power reserve

MVMT White Caramel Chrono Series

The 40mm (also available in 45mm) White Caramel has a mineral crystal, a stainless steel case, a leather strap, 3 subdials, a date window, unique hand designs, and a battery-powered movement.

MVMT Chrono Watches | 45 MM Men's Analog Watch Chronograph | White Caramel
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MVMT Chrono Watches | 45 MM Men's Analog Watch Chronograph | White Caramel
  • MINIMALIST CHRONOGRAPH- 45 MM case,...
  • FINELY CRAFTED MOVEMENT- Battery...
  • DURABLE AND WATER RESISTANT-...
  • DESIGNED IN THE USA- Premium...
  • TWO YEAR GUARANTEE- We're so...

Pros:

  • Available in different strap styles
  • Clean watch face that’s elegant to look at
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Transparent hands may make it hard to read the time
  • No markers on the subdials to identify each one’s function
  • Watch strap has poor quality

Orient Bambino 2nd Generation Version 3

The 40.5mm Bambino has a domed mineral crystal, a stainless steel case, a leather strap, a date window, and a Japanese automatic movement. In terms of design and price, this is one of the best office watches out there.

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Orient Men's FAC0000DD0 2nd Generation Bambino Version 3 Japanese Automatic Band Color:Black Watch
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Orient Men's FAC0000DD0 2nd Generation Bambino Version 3 Japanese Automatic Band Color:Black Watch
  • Domed mineral crystal
  • Modern, minimalist style
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • Seconds hacking and hand winding is possible
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Accurate hand movements
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Band easily wrinkles
  • No lume on hands and markers
  • Reflective glass makes it hard to see the dial in certain angles

Seiko 5 Black Dial

The 42mm Seiko 5 has a stainless steel case and band, a unidirectional bezel, a Hardlex crystal, a day and date calendar, luminescent hands and markers, and an automatic movement.

Seiko Divers Black Dial Stainless Steel Band Men's Watch SKX007P8
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Seiko Divers Black Dial Stainless Steel Band Men's Watch SKX007P8
  • Silver Stainless Steel Band with...
  • Automatic Movement
  • Black Analog Dial
  • Water Resistant up to 200 M

Pros:

  • Excellent lume brightness
  • Easy to read the time
  • Durable and stylish
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • Low power reserve
  • Band is cheaply made
  • Gains time every day

Orient Ray II

The 41.5mm Ray II has a stainless steel case and band, a mineral crystal, a unidirectional bezel, a day-date window, luminescent hands and markers, and a caliber F6922 22j movement.

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Orient Men's FAA02004B9 Ray II Analog Display Japanese Automatic Silver Watch
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Orient Men's FAA02004B9 Ray II Analog Display Japanese Automatic Silver Watch
  • 41mm Case Diameter
  • Mineral crystal.The diving bezel...
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Water Resistant 200m (660ft): in...

Pros:

  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Seconds hacking is enabled
  • Accurate timekeeping
  • Water resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • Lume brightness is weaker than the first version
  • Bezel gets easily scratched
  • Flimsy steel bracelet
  • Crystal doesn’t have anti-reflective properties

Crownarch Chrono-R1

The 43mm Chrono-R1 has a stainless steel case, a meshed stainless steel band, a mineral crystal, 2 chronograph subdials, a date window, and a Japanese VD51 movement.

Pros:

  • Subjected to anti-fade treatment to improve resistance to fading and scratches
  • Available in various vibrant dial colors
  • Classy and expensive-looking vibe
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No lume
  • Hands may be too thin for the size of the watch
  • Subdials are of the same color as the main dial, making it hard to see the readings in them

Braun BN0021 Classic

The 38mm BN0021 has a stainless steel case, a leather strap, a black dial, a scratch-resistant mineral crystal, and a quartz movement. Its minimalist design and color combination makes it a perfect men’s office watch.

Braun Unisex BN0021 Classic Watch BN0021BKG
  • Black calfskin strap
  • Stainless-steel case, white dial
  • Quartz movement
  • Case diameter: 38mm
  • Water resistant: 50m

Pros:

  • Clean face makes it easy to read the time
  • Lightweight and thin for improved wearability
  • Easy to read the time
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • No lume on hands or markers
  • Band is not really high quality

Rossling & Co. Classic Midnight Mesh

The 40mm Midnight Mesh is one of the best office watches in our list for its minimalistic design and affordable price. It has a stainless steel case, a mesh strap, a seconds subdial, and a Swiss quartz movement.

Pros:

  • Ultra-thin case that’s lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • Available in different colors and strap styles
  • Classy and timeless design
  • Very affordable and doesn’t skimp on durability
  • Contrasting color of hands and dial make it easy to read the time
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • No lume
  • Crystal is not anti-reflective

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster

The 43mm Promaster is a solar-powered watch that has a unidirectional bezel, a stainless steel case, a polyurethane strap, a mineral crystal, luminescent markers and hands, a date window, and a Japanese quartz movement.

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Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch With Date, BN0151-09L
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Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch With Date, BN0151-09L
  • Round watch featuring...
  • Eco-Drive technology is fueled by...
  • 48 mm stainless steel case with...
  • Japanese quartz movement with...
  • Molded polyurethane band with...

Pros:

  • The 60-click bezel is solid and has no play
  • Good lume brightness
  • Sturdy build and excellent overall quality
  • Looks sporty but can also be used as an office watch
  • Water resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • Band is a bit stiff and may be uncomfortable to wear
  • Date window is small and hard to set
  • Low-quality band

LTHR Supply T3 Rose Gold Watch

The 38mm T3 from LTHR Supply is the most unique among our list of watches for office use. Instead of having rotating hands, it has rotating dials for telling the hours and the minutes. The watch features a premium leather strap, a mineral crystal, a stainless steel case, and a Citizen Miyota movement.

Pros:

  • Retro style that’s unique and eye-catching
  • Clean watch face makes it easy to read the time
  • Slim case that’s lightweight and comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • No lume
  • No date window
  • Low-quality strap

Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow Watch

The 40mm Glasgow has a white dial, a NATO strap, a stainless steel case, and a Japanese quartz movement. It is one of the best dress watches in our list for its minimalistic design, price, and overall quality.

Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow 40mm
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Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow 40mm
  • Round watch in slim silver-tone...
  • 40 mm stainless steel case with...
  • Quartz movement with analog display
  • Striped nylon band with buckle...
  • Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In...

Pros:

  • Straps are easily interchangeable
  • Available in different sizes and colors
  • Clean design makes it easy to read the time
  • Good quality strap included in the package
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No lume
  • No date window
  • Crown is too small to handle

Timex Marlin

The 34mm Marlin is a reissue of the classic men’s office watch from the 1960s. It has a stainless steel case, a leather strap with lizard skin pattern, an acrylic crystal, and a hand-wound movement.

Timex Men's Marlin Automatic Black/Silver One Size
  • A sleek and sophisticated classic!...
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Leather strap with adjustable...
  • Round face.
  • Three-hand analog display with...

Pros:

  • Available in different dial colors and strap styles
  • Elegant-looking design suitable for formal and office attire
  • Clean dial face makes it easy to read the time
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • No lume
  • Low-quality strap

Seiko SKX007

The 40mm SKX007 features a stainless steel case, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a Hardlex crystal, luminescent hands and markers, a day-date window, and a Japanese automatic 7S26 movement. You can choose to have either the rubber strap or the stainless steel band variant.

Seiko Men's Automatic Analogue Watch with Rubber Strap SKX007K
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Seiko Men's Automatic Analogue Watch with Rubber Strap SKX007K
  • Quality Japanese Automatic...
  • Hardlex crystal
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Stainless-steel case; Black dial;...
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200...

Pros:

  • Accurate timekeeping feature
  • Excellent lume brightness
  • Large hands make it easy to read time
  • Water resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • Both the leather strap and stainless steel band are mediocre in quality
  • A bit heavy to wear
  • The watch is a shinier than usual which makes it look cheap

Citizen Eco-Drive EcoZilla

The 48mm EcoZilla is a solar-powered men’s office watch that has a stainless steel case, a mineral crystal, luminescent hands and markers, a unidirectional bezel with large numbers, a date window, a rubber band, and a Japanese quartz movement.

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Citizen Men's 'Eco-Drive' Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch, Color:Brown (Model: BU2070-12L)
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Citizen Men's 'Eco-Drive' Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch, Color:Brown (Model: BU2070-12L)
  • Stainless Steel with Leather Strap...
  • Powered by Light. Never Needs a...
  • Japanese-quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 44mm
  • Water resistant to 100m (330ft): in...

Pros:

  • Strong lume brightness
  • Durable build for rugged use
  • Water resistant up to 300m

Cons:

  • Bold look may not be that appealing to everyone
  • Looks heavy and cumbersome
  • Bezel looks larger than the dial

Helgray Hornet Fighter

The 45mm features a stainless steel case, a domed sapphire crystal, a leather strap, a rotating inner bezel, a seconds subdial, luminescent hands, and a Miyota 1L45 quartz movement. For its overall design, functionality, and versatility, we consider this as one of the best office watches in our list.

Pros:

  • Iconic and unique design that’s clean and eye-catching
  • Great lume brightness
  • Time is easy to read even in various angles
  • Available in different strap styles and inner bezel colors
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • Color combination may be too loud for some users
  • Leather strap is of poor quality

Tsovet SVT-RM40

The 44mm SVT-RM40 has a military-style design but it will also do as a men’s office watch. It has a stainless steel case, a leather strap, a mineral crystal, a date window, and a Swiss movement.

Tsovet Men's SVT-RM40 40MM Watch, Black/Black, One Size
  • Adjustable Band
  • Band Width 0.75in / 2cm
  • Water resistant to 50 meters.
  • Width 6.75-8.75in / 17-22cm

Pros:

  • Available in different dial and strap colors
  • Clear face design makes it easy to read the time
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Small date window
  • No lume on markers and hands
  • Strap is low quality

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic

The 38mm Khaki Field has a stainless steel case, a leather strap, luminescent markers and hands, a date window, a chronograph dial, a GMT scale, a sapphire crystal, and an H-10 self-winding automatic movement.

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Hamilton Men's HML-H70455533 Khaki Field Black Dial Watch
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Hamilton Men's HML-H70455533 Khaki Field Black Dial Watch
  • Round stainless steel watch with...
  • 38 mm stainless steel case with...
  • Automatic self-wind movement with...
  • Leather band with contrast...
  • Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft):...

Pros:

  • Impressive craftsmanship and finish
  • Durable enough to withstand accidental drops to the floor
  • Great lume brightness
  • Impressive power reserve
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • Strap is quite short
  • Cheap strap quality
  • You can hear the watch ticking in a quiet room

Bulova Lunar Pilot’s Chronograph

The 45mm Lunar Pilot is a more sophisticated men’s office watch with its sapphire glass, stainless steel case and band, date window, 3 chronograph subdials, luminescent hands and markers, and an analog quartz movement.

Bulova Men's Lunar Pilot Chronograph Watch 96B258
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Bulova Men's Lunar Pilot Chronograph Watch 96B258
  • Special Edition
  • Moon Watch
  • Analog-quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 45mm
  • Water resistant to 50m (165ft: in...

Pros:

  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Sturdy build
  • Hand movements are precise
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Small date window
  • Heavy to wear
  • Bracelet is a little small for the watch size

Laco Augsburg 42

The 42mm Augsburg 42 features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a stainless steel case with a matte finish, a calfskin leather strap, luminescent hands and markers, and a Miyota 821-A automatic movement. Its simple modern look makes it one of the best watches for your formal attire.

Pros:

  • Great lume brightness
  • Clean watch face makes it easy to read time in just a glance
  • Keeps time accurately
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • Warranty issues because their only office is in Germany
  • Strap can get uncomfortable to wear after some time

Seiko SSC017 Prospex

The 43mm SSC017 Prospex is a solar-powered watch for office use. It features a stainless steel case and band, a Hardlex crystal, a unidirectional rotating bezel, 3 chronograph subdials, luminescent hands and markers, and a V175 quartz movement.

Seiko Men's SSC017 Prospex Analog Japanese Quartz Solar Stainless Steel Dive Watch
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Seiko Men's SSC017 Prospex Analog Japanese Quartz Solar Stainless Steel Dive Watch
  • Solar-power bracelet watch with...
  • 43 mm stainless steel case with...
  • Stainless steel bracelet with...
  • Recharge by light satisfactory(i.e....
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft):...

Pros:

  • Lume shines brightly in low-light conditions
  • Color combination on the bezel highlights the sporty but elegant look of the watch
  • Solid and durable
  • Water resistant up to 200m

Cons:

  • Seconds hand movement doesn’t line up with the dial markers
  • Rotating bezel produces a clicking sound when used
  • Low-quality bracelet

Martenero Kerrison

The 42mm (also available in 38mm variant) Kerrison has a stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal, an exhibition case back, a date window, and a Miyota 9015 movement. Its eye-catching color combination is not overbearing but makes it a standout among other watches, making it one of the best office watches for men.

Pros:

  • Seconds hacking is possible
  • Available in different face colors
  • Contrasting hand and dial colors make it easy to read the time
  • Power reserve of up to 42 hours
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • No lume on hands and markers
  • Low-quality strap
  • Strap design looks cheap

Defakto Vektor Standard

The 39mm Vektor Standard has a stainless steel case, a domed Plexiglas crystal, a see-through case back, a leather strap, and a Miyota 9015 movement.

Pros:

  • Minimalistic design makes it easy to read the time
  • Anti-reflective surface makes the watch readable in various angles
  • Power reserve of up to 42 hours
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No lume
  • No date window
  • Cheap-looking strap

Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba

The 41mm Khaki Navy Scuba has a stainless steel case and bezel, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a sapphire crystal, luminescent hands and markers, a day window at the 12 o’clock position, a date window at the 6 o’clock position, and an ETA 2834 movement.

Hamilton Men Khaki Navy Scuba Auto watch
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Hamilton Men Khaki Navy Scuba Auto watch
  • Screw Down Crown, Open Case Back,...
  • Lug Width 20MM, Sapphire Crysta
  • Water Resistance 10 bar (100 m)...
  • Each of the watches in Scuba line...

Pros:

  • Lightweight but sturdy
  • Suitable as an everyday men’s office watch but also a great accessory for formal wear
  • Accurate hand movement
  • Day display is easily visible
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • Bezel gets easily scratched
  • Lume brightness is pretty dull
  • Date window can be hard to read

Junghans Max Bill Automatic

The 38mm Max Bill has a convex Plexiglas crystal, a stainless steel case, a leather strap, luminous hands and markers, and a self-winding caliber J800.1 movement. It’s available in different dial and strap colors.

Junghans Max Bill Automatic Mens Watch - 38mm Analog White Face Classic Watch with Luminous Hands - Stainless Steel Black Leather Band Luxury Watch for Men Made in Germany 027/3501.00
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Junghans Max Bill Automatic Mens Watch - 38mm Analog White Face Classic Watch with Luminous Hands - Stainless Steel Black Leather Band Luxury Watch for Men Made in Germany 027/3501.00
  • As one of the most extraordinary...
  • Polished stainless steel case (38...
  • White dial, Luminescent hands,...
  • Convex hard plexiglass with...
  • Water resistant to 3 ATM/30...

Pros:

  • Minimalistic look is perfect for a men’s office watch
  • Power reserve of up to 38 hours
  • Splash resistant

Cons:

  • Dial glass is not durable and can crack from sudden temperature changes
  • Cheap strap quality
  • No date window

Seiko Presage SPB047J1

The 41mm Seiko Presage features a stainless steel case, a day-date window, a crocodile leather strap, a sapphire crystal, an exhibition case back, and a caliber 4R36 automatic self-winding movement. It’s one of the most elegant watches for office use you can find in the market.

SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding (with manual winding) SARY055 Men
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SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding (with manual winding) SARY055 Men
  • MADE IN JAPAN
  • Japanese model
  • Accuracy: ±45~-35seconds / Day

Pros:

  • Seconds hacking is allowed
  • Strap is of good quality
  • Power reserve of up to 50 hours
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • No lume on hands and markers
  • Hands are too thin for the watch size
  • Gains or loses around a minute every day

Mido Multifort Datometer

The 40mm Datometer features a stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal, a transparent case back, a leather strap, a date hand, and a caliber 80 automatic movement.

Mido Men's MIDO-M0056141606100 Multifort Analog Display Swiss Automatic Black Watch
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Mido Men's MIDO-M0056141606100 Multifort Analog Display Swiss Automatic Black Watch
  • Luminescent hands and markers
  • Stainless steel case with a black...
  • Swiss-automatic movement
  • Case diameter: 44mm
  • Water resistant to 330 feet

Pros:

  • Available in different color and strap variants
  • Elegant design that will surely fit more than one fashion style
  • PVD-coated case and bezel for improved resistance to corrosion
  • Water resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • Date numbers are too small
  • Strap is not suitable for water submersion
  • No lume

Nomos Glashutte Club

The 36mm Club has a stainless steel case, a domed sapphire crystal, a silver-plated dial, a stitched leather strap, and a 17-jewel in-house movement.

Pros:

  • Outstanding materials used for enhanced durability
  • Classic and timeless design that goes well with any kind of fashion style
  • It has a 60-second subdial
  • Power reserve of up to 43 hours
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Cons:

  • Watch is a bit small
  • No lume on hands and markers
  • Leather strap looks cheap

Tudor Black Bay 36

The 36mm Black Bay has a sapphire crystal, a polished stainless steel case, large luminous hands and markers, a leather strap, and a caliber 2824 self-winding movement. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense watch for office use, this is the right pick for you.

Pros:

  • Easy to read time, thanks to its large hands and markers
  • Accurate hand movements
  • Power reserve of up to 38 hours
  • Water resistant up to 150m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • Strap is of cheap quality
  • Crown protrudes a bit from the case

Longines Avigation BigEye Chronograph

The 41mm BigEye has a stainless steel case, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a leather strap, luminous hands and markers, 3 chronograph subdials, and an automatic movement.

Longines AVIGATION BIGFYE
  • Screw-down case back

Pros:

  • Excellent lume brightness
  • Power reserve of up to 54 hours
  • Water resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Subdial readings can be hard to read
  • There’s no date window
  • Strap is not that durable

Conclusion

We’ve come up with a list of the best office watches you can find out there, with prices ranging from a budget-friendly below $100 value to luxury timepieces that cost more than a thousand dollars. We’ve also listed a few diver timepieces that will also work well as watches for office use.

These watches have different features but they all have a sturdy build good for everyday use. You’ll surely have a pick among our list and we’re confident that you’ll enjoy its company for a long time.