In addition to telling time, men’s watches are all about making a personal statement. An analog watch in a digital world is a quick way of telling everyone you’re old-fashioned, but in a way that’s decidedly cool. And few things are cooler than rocking an all-black watch.
Black watches are timeless, elegant timepieces that make a bold statement right away. Wearing one evokes feelings of a secret agent, as the jet-black design makes you look cool as hell. While not as bold as wearing a blue face watch, there’s something, dare we say, sexy about an all-black watch, as its atypical appearance will certainly make you stand out.
Whether it’s a leather or steel band, minimalist or maximalist, gold or silver, you’ll want to make sure you’re reaching for one of these 10 black face watches for men next time you want to really draw some attention to your wrist — our selects, below.
1. Timex Marlin Blackout 34MM Black Watch
This modern reissue of a classic vintage Timex stands out due to its unique face, which pulls from its 1960s origins. The slightly rounded numbers feel atypical and make the watch feel unlike a lot of other timepieces on the market. Plus, the all-black watch is polished off with a striking, lizard-inspired watch strap that makes it a perfect watch to wear for both formal and non-formal occasions.
Timex Marlin Blackout 34MM Black Watch
2. FIZILI Black Watch
Under $50, this FIZILI watch is all black sans its electric blue interior accents. This touch of color helps to add a brilliant touch to an already elegant-looking timepiece. Plus, with other features like an interior second dial and waterproofing up to 30 meters, there’s plenty of style in this value offering, making it a great option as an all-around, day-to-day option.
FIZILI Black Watch
3. Lacoste TR90 Black Watch
For those who want a timepiece that’s good to wear during more active moments, this Lacoste TR90 black watch is a great option thanks to its rubber strap. Easy to clean the sweat off of when you’re done and comfortable enough to not chafe you when you’re in the groove, it’s a great option for tennis or golf if you’d rather not wear a smartwatch. However, it’s also elegant enough to wear to work too.
Lacoste TR90 Black Watch
4. Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom Black Watch
If you’re unfamiliar with the Citizen Eco-Drive line of watches, you’re about to have your mind blown. The watch is entirely solar-powered, capable of ticking based on light alone. In that regard, it’s the most sustainable all-black watch around. Additionally, the super minimalist face provides only what you need in the form of a number-less dial and date functionality. Oh, and the black chain-strap polishes off an extremely elegant-looking piece.
Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom Black Watch
5. Skagen Signatur Black Watch
BEST UNDER $100
With a price just under $100, the Skagen Signatur black watch is a great option for those who are willing to spend a little more dough on their all-black watch. With just a touch of contrasting white color to the face, the result is a timepiece that really pops for a cost that won’t cause your wallet to burst. Plus, we love the look and feel of the steel mesh strap and how it all comes together to create a really sharp watch.
Skagen Signatur Black Watch
6. Marathon Watch Company x J. Crew Navigator Black Watch
The first steps of J. Crew’s come back start not with clothes but a watch. Originally developed for pilots and parachuters in the late 1980s, the Marathon Watch Company developed the Navigator watch with clarity and function in mind. Now, it’s coming to your local mall in a decidedly handsome, all-black package. The incredibly sharp design will stand out on your wrist to make a bold statement that’s just as good at the office as it is with a suit.
Marathon Watch Company x J. Crew Navigator Black Watch
7. MVMT Blacktop Analog Black Watch
Much like a Transformer, there’s more than meets the eye to this MVMT Blacktop Watch. The interior face includes a second, minute, and hour hand in addition to a 60-minute timer and running seconds subdial. That gives this all-black number some extra functionality in a sleek package. Additionally, the all-black watch is durable and waterproof to ensure you can wear it pretty consistently without worry or concern about scrapes or water damage.
MVMT Blacktop Analog Black Watch
8. Timex Navi XL Black Watch
Inspired by dive watches and complete with Rolex-style date bubble, the Timex Navi XL black watch is an extremely traditional-looking watch. That’s not a bad thing, far from it; in fact, as there’s a reason these styles have persisted for so long. The resulting timepiece is a sophisticated watch that will instantly elevate any look. Plus, thanks to its jewel automatic movement, your walking keeps the watch powered and even banks up to 40 extra hours of battery life.
Timex Navi XL Black Watch
9. Shinola Detrola Silicone Strap Black Watch
Shinola’s watches are known for their dedication to craft and high-end parts, resulting in a piece that’s extremely quality. That’s certainly the case with this Detrola watch, which is assembled in the USA (with imported materials). The combination of the flashy face and the silicone strap results in an all-black watch that’s like a souped-up muscle car — sleek and strong in equal measure. Plus, the date functionality adds a nice touch to an already elegant watch.
Shinola Detrola Silicone Strap Black Watch
10. Timex Ironman Black Watch
Sometimes you don’t want a full smartwatch, but you don’t want a traditional watch either. The Ironman-branded all-black watch from Timex is a great intersection of both, with its digital date and day display providing you essential info at a glance while also giving you the information you need to get the most out of your workout, including a 30-lap memory, 24-hour countdown timer, alarms, and even 100-meter water resistance. Oh, and it’s under $50. What more could you want?