Top Dress Watch Picks

the torso of a man in a suit. A dress watch is on the wrist of the man

A dress watch is a formal timepiece for the kind of occasion where you need to look your best. For some people, a dress watch is de rigueur at the office, but for those of us with more casual work environments, they are perhaps better suited for weddings, parties, or a night out on the town.

A dress watch tends to be slimmer than other watch types, largely so that it can easily slip under a shirt cuff when not in use. The design of a dress watch is typically more minimal with less complications or adornments when compared to that of a field watch or a dive watch. It should be elegant and refined, but it need not cost as much as you think. Here are some of our top dress watch picks for your collection.

Timex American Documents Watch

Timex American Documents

This is not your typical, run of the mill Timex. The American Documents is a watch for enthusiasts, patriots, and collectors. Our review reveals why.
Seiko SRPE55 Watch on a steel bracelet

Seiko SRPE55

The 40mm Seiko SRPE55 is a versatile, modern watch with bags of style and practicality, but is it right for your collection? Let’s find out.
seiko snkp27 dress watch with a brown leather strap

Seiko SNKP27

The Seiko SNKP27 is a dapper dress watch with retro styling and an intoxicating dial, but does it deserve a place in your collection? Of course
Tissot PRX watch with a blue dial and steel bracelet

Tissot PRX

The new Tissot PRX is a dressy sports watch with bags of vintage flair. This 70s-inspired watch is one of the hottest watches you can buy today, and rightly so!
Timex Marlin automatic watch with a california dial

Timex Marlin Automatic

The Timex Marlin Automatic is a vintage inspired dress watch that is easy on the eye and your wallet. It’s also a fine alternative to the Orient Bambino.
blue dial tissot gentleman dress watch on a stainless steel bracelet

Tissot Gentleman

The Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 is a great entry-level Swiss watch that might just be the perfect everyday dress watch.
Tissot Visodate Automatic Watch with a black dial and a black leather strap

Tissot Heritage Visodate

The Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic is nostalgic and refined. If you only have one dress watch in your collection, this one is a top pick.
seiko srpe15 cocktail time watch

Seiko Cocktail Time

The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time has a dial that few watches can compete with, so if you need a new dress watch, this should be on your list.
Junghans Max Bill Watch

Junghans Max Bill

There are few watches that are as recognizable as the Junghans Max Bill. The clean and modern Bauhaus design is an icon in the watch world, and admired by all.
A blue dialed Orient Bambino dress watch with a black strap

Orient Bambino

With it’s sub-$200 price, the Orient Bambino punches well above it’s weight. It is both refined and elegant, with a modern automatic movement you can rely on.