Finding the perfect watch can be a daunting task, especially when looking for one that perfectly complements your style. With so many options out there, it’s important to narrow down the search by choosing the right color. For those in search of timepieces with a classic and timeless look, black watches are an optimal choice. In this article, we will explore 30 of the best black watches for men currently on the market.
Black watches have become increasingly popular, with a wide range of styles available to choose from. Dive watches, sports watches, and dress watches which feature the classic black-on-black look are just some of the options available. With so many great choices now available, it can be hard to decide on the perfect watch. This list of 30 of the best black watches for men brings together superior craftsmanship, brilliant design, and a sophisticated attitude to make sure that you can find something to suit your tastes. Whether buying a gift or treating yourself, one of these matt black watches is sure to be a hit.
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Our Top Picks
1. Fossil Men's Nate Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch
Fossil has the legacy of making smart-looking elegant watches that match everyone’s choice. Their design is counted as one of the most preferred ones. The Fossil Men’s Nate stainless steel chronograph watch is a killer looking watch. It has a round dial with rugged matt dial with gunmetal colour needles. This watch is military-inspired and a perfect mate for a weekend outing or even a casual meet. The oversized structure is noticeable and the big and bold details on the dial are easy to see and need just a flick of your sight to check the time. It is water-resistant and its straps can be swapped anytime without any technician.
2. Fossil Men's Minimalist Stainless Steel Slim Casual Quartz Watch
Elegance comes from the fit and finishes that a product possesses. The Fossil Men’s minimalist slim casual watch explains that very well. It has a shining yet a matte surface on the dial and a similarly shaded strap. The dial is plain and simple with markings instead of numbers. The hands of the watch look simply classic with grey and black shades. Also, the second’s hand isn’t imbibed in the main dial and has a chronograph alike single separate dial. While all these features have been so elegant, the key on the side is also minimalist and offer decent grip while being tiny.
3. Fossil Men's Grant Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch
Steel and black form a brilliant combination, especially when a metal is involved. This watch isn’t rugged as the first one here in the list but has its own character. The big and bold roman numbers made out of steel metal along with watch hands made out of steel and coloured in white looks more than just great. The chronograph is usable in a lot of conditions and visible on the black background. The main body looks solid and has a weight to it which makes it authoritative and comfortable.
4. Fizili Mens Watches Ultra-Thin Minimalist Waterproof - Fashion Wrist Watch for Men Unisex Dress with Stainless Steel Mesh Band
Bright colours glow when put over dark shades. This watch has a super dark dial with grey-ish watch hands that look like a shadow that shines in the dark. The matte black shade on the watch feels sturdy and classy to suit an ideal adult as well as school goer. The strap is made out of metal and has a knitted texture to it. This strap is a popular one and can be witnessed in a number of different styled watches. However, it looks perfectly balanced with this watch in the dark black shade.
5. Casio Men's 'G-Shock' Quartz Resin Sport Watch
Adventure without G-shock is like living without enthusiasm. G-Shock from Casio is among the most received sports watch series and this watch has got a lot of confidence inside its rugged appeal. It is one of the simplest G-shock watches with a simple looking digital dial that shows information like time, date, day, and shock resist graph. It has 5 buttons with two buttons on either side and one below the dial. The left ones are for mode and adjustments while the right ones are for Split reset and start/stop. The one below the dial is for the illumination.
6. Men's Digital Sports Watch Military Electronic Waterproof Wrist Watches for Men with Stopwatch Alarm LED Backlight
This watch is surprisingly minimalistic with efficient features. The men’s digital sports watch is a military-inspired watch with an LCD panel. This panel displays a lot of necessary information that you may require on an adventure trip. It displays time, date, alarm, etc. If required, it can be doubled up as a stopwatch which is very useful while doing sports and outdoor activities. The black dial base has a lighter shade of seven-segment LCD panel which is illuminated and can be triggered with the provided button. On the sides, there are 4 buttons which can be toggled for various modes.
7. Nixon Time Teller
Steel watches with the smoke shade of grey makes out a premium combination. The Nixon time teller watch is so graceful that you won’t be able to move your sight out of it. You may see a lot of other gizmos rich black in the same shade, but it has its own charm that will keep your eyes on it. The main body of the watch is painted in brushed metallic dark black, making it look rugged and sophisticated at the same time. The minimalist branding of Nixon lies at the right aligned part of the dial.
8. CRRJU Men's Fashion Chronograph Sport Wristwatches, Casual Business Stainsteel Steel Band Waterproof Watch
Fitting a lot of things on a small plate and looking beautiful is an art. The CRRJU men’s fashion chronograph watch is a pure delight for watch enthusiasts. This watch has a glaze finish on the strap and outer dial. A similar shade is there on the inner dial with distinctly black coloured chronograph dials. The inner dial also houses a rotary mechanism for the date which is coloured in contrast white. There are mode buttons on the right side along with a time adjustment key.
9. Casio Men's 'G Shock' Quartz Resin Casual Watch
The G-shock series of Casio is a masterpiece in the sports watch category. It has a lot of features which make it an all in one proposition for various outdoor activities. Talking about the strap, G-shocks usually have a zigzag pattern around the dial which straightens up as it reaches the buckle. This strap is made up of heavy-duty material and withstands a variety of natural tortures quite easily. The dial of this watch is very exciting to see. It has a digital clock along with the analog one. The minute and hour hands are designed with perfection for a sporty appeal. The digital dial displays time, date, stopwatch, shock resist and alarm.
10. Suunto Core All Black Military Men's Outdoor Sports Watch - SS014279010
Suunto core all-black military watch is quite rugged in its design and offers features similar to its character. It has an LED panel which displays a lot of features. It included time, temperature, alarm, compass, altitude, pressure or barometer, and a lot of other features. It has a rubberised outer shell which is rugged and feels robust in hand. It has 5 buttons across the circumference for different purposes and modes. It can precisely measure your vertical movement through the altimeter and reveal the pressure due to any condition using a barometer.
11. Fossil Men's Machine Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
Although this watch is for men, it can be considered a unisex watch that looks amazing on his or her hand. The rugged mesh styled pattern on the watch bezel looks sturdy and isn’t rotatable. It leaves a good cessation of effective ruggedness. The inner dial is also black with the timer hands being coloured white on the tips. It also has an analog date display with white numbers in it. The adjustment key on the right is simple and functional. The strap is made up of metal and is painted in brushed black shade for optimum elegance.
12. Men's Digital Sports Watch Large Face Waterproof Wrist Watches for Men with Stopwatch Alarm LED Back Light
Earlier, the watches used to be analog and digital watches were considered too luxurious. Even today, though analog watches have gained popularity, digital watches have maintained their position of being stylish and dust friendly. The CKE imported men’s digital sports watch has a lot of features for your outdoor activities along with rugged texture. This watch has a black dial and LCD panel with a lighter shade of grey to display the information. It shows you date, time, alarm, 12/24 hr clock, etc. the dial is round-shaped and possesses 5 switches for different modes. Its strap is a detachable unit and can be swapped as per one’s personal liking.
13. Timex Men's Expedition Acadia Full Size Watch
If you already have a rugged watch and want a more sophisticated unit with big and bold details, the Timex men’s expedition Acadia full-size watch could be an ideal pick for you. The rugged and brushed colour of the watch makes it an instant pick for your adventure and casual activities. The details in the watch are written in white colour in 12 and 24-hour formats. It also has an analog rotary date function. The strap is made up of leather and the binding is done using fabric, making it extremely sturdy.
14. Fossil Men's Machine Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch
If you are a fitness freak and often inside a gym shaping your muscles, definitely you would be seeking a companion as muscular as you are. Presenting the Fossil Men’s Machine stainless steel watch with a chronograph. This watch is a mix of style, attitude and elegance, and hence forms the perfect balance between all three. All the details mentioned inside the watch are prepared with a lighter shade and hence clearly visible. The chronograph hands are blue coloured for a unique attitude and beer visibility. With a rugged bezel around the glass, the whole watch is finished in matte black shade.
15. Fossil Men's Copeland Stainless Steel Quartz Watch with Leather Strap
Ever noticed, how mysterious things appear? They start evolving slowly from a dark background and show just a glimpse of it. The Fossil Men’s Copeland stainless steel quartz watch with leather strap has a similar mysterious face which seems to be evolving. The roman numbers written on the dial are matte black and have enough attitude to it. Also, the dial has an illusion design behind numbers with a plain background for watch hands. The strap is made up of pure leather while the hinge is attached to an interestingly designed and shaped section.
16. Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band
This watch is one of the most popular and beloved watches ever. It has the most simple design packed in a sturdy and rugged casing. The major advantage of this watch over others is the highly efficient battery life of 10 years. This watch has various features including time, date, and alarm. It has 4 buttons for different modes, functions and illumination. It has a sturdy strap made out of rubber which is great at build. Although the design of this watch is not new, its design is timeless.
17. Casio Men's Quartz Resin Casual Watch, Color: Black (Model: MQ24-7B)
The old-school designs don’t match up with the thoughts of the 21st century, but here for some, the old-school design is a timeless design which doesn’t ever need a revival. The Casio’s men’s quartz resin watch is a classic style watch with a round white dial and black numbers and markings. The watch hands are black in colour. The strap of the watch is rubberised. It is soft enough for your skin and doesn’t collect sweat. The whole appearance of the watch is straight forward, and you can present it to maybe someone elderly in your knowns.
18. Armitron Sport Men's 40/8284 Digital Chronograph Watch
Though Casio has its own brand image, if you aren’t willing to spend a big sum of money on your watch and need something for quick-wear, Armitron Sport men’s watch is an unbeatable surprise. It’s a digital sports watch with chronograph features. It has got a lot of rugged attitude which amplifies with the black colour of the watch. It has dedicated slots for minutes, hour, second, and date. It also has a stopwatch and timer which can be accessed through the modes in the watch. Though it has markings for directions, it doesn’t have a compass.
19. Casio Men's G-Shock Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: DW5600E-1V)
We covered the simplest and one of the most popular watches from Casio and this one is a sweet update to the same from the G-shock series. The Casio Men’s G-Shock quartz watch is a minimalistic design watch which looks like an updated version of the last Casio watch that we covered. It has a better-looking LCD panel with chronograph function. It displays date, time, day, alarm, stopwatch and time. The LCD panel is illuminated and the watch has multiple modes. These modes can be toggled through the buttons provided on the sides of the watch. The strap is rugged and looks tough.
20. Michael Kors Lexington Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch
Michael Kors is a luxurious brand that sells one of the most precise products. The Lexington chronograph watch from Michael Kors is among the most sophisticated watches. While the matte black outfit of the watch looks dope, the golden details inside the watch add the touch of premiumness to the watch. The golden details are very minimalistic and cover the number marking along with chronograph dials and watch hands. The watch is made up of stainless steel and boasts chronograph functions of the stopwatch, timer, and date. The rugged bezel is well contained and follows the formal styling.
21. Citizen Axiom Eco-Drive Men's Watch
Talk about a timeless design and immediately a metallic object pops up in our mind. The natural brushed silver is a favourite among all age groups. It immediately catches attention due to its simplicity. The brushed metal has a touch of gunmetal shade which makes it even better to look at. Citizen as a brand is known for its no-nonsense designs and the Axiom Eco-drive men’s watch is no different. The glossy black dial produces a rainbow effect in the light. The watch hands are very simple and suit the formal design of the watch.
22. Timex Unisex Weekender 38mm Watch
While formal watches are like a 9 to 5 job, casual watches find a huge application for itself. These are wearable in the gym, during sports, while attending someone outside, and even while having an outing with your mates. The Timex Unisex Weekender watch is an ideal watch for all these purposes. It has a black strap and black dial with a silver unit for dial housing. The combination looks absolutely stunning and the watch feels extremely comfortable. The synthetic material of the strap is strong and doesn’t itch with sweat.
23. Fossil Men's FB-01 Stainless Steel Casual Quartz Watch
Fossil watches are few of those brands which make high-quality affordable watches which suits everyone’s taste. Their chronograph watches are everyone’s delight though, people who aren’t a fan of chronograph watches also have a lot of options. The Fossil men’s Stainless steel watch FB-01 is a great piece to look for. This watch is made up of stainless steel with matte black texture. The numbers, details and watch hands in this watch are neatly put up in white colour. It has a date movement function which is elegantly placed inside a frame.
24. Black Military Analog Wrist Watch for Men, Men’s Army Field Tactical Sport Watches Work Watch, Waterproof Outdoor Casual Quartz Wristwatch - Imported Japanese Movement, 5ATM Waterproof
The variety in casual apparels is endless and if you also want one to suit your attitude and style, the black military analog wrist watch for men is an awesome selection. It has a black round dial with gunmetal metallic housing. The dial also has 24 hours marking for easy readout. The white coloured watch hands have better visibility while the red coloured second’s hand looks aggressive. The strap is a heavy-duty unit and is able to withstand stretch and other such tortures. This watch is water-resistant and hence you can wear them in any weather condition.
25. Timex Ironman Classic 30 Full-Size 38mm Watch
This is a simplistic digital watch from Timex which has a decent shape. The Timex Ironman classic full-size watch has a big LCD panel which displays digital chronological information. This information includes day, date, time, alarm, stopwatch and timer. This watch has a 30 lap timer to assist you with various sports activities. It has a unibody design and the watch’s strap and dial seems to be a single unit and the build quality seems to be quite sturdy. It has 4 mode buttons on either side of the watch to control different functions.
26. Timex Men's Expedition Scout 40 Watch
Timex always keeps their watches minimalistic and that’s where the simplicity of their watches lies in. The Timex men’s expedition scout is a uniquely designed watch and has a unisex layout. The watch body has a gunmetal shade along with a rugged surface to make it look youthful and sporty. The dial has a black background with a lighter shade for numbers and other details. The watch hands are also carrying a similar shade as the numbers and look rugged. It has a synthetic fabric strap which is hinged to the watch with leather and the stitch looks premium and sturdy for prolonged use.
27. Citizen Men's Stainless Steel Japanese Quartz Polyurethane Strap, Black, 22 Casual Watch (Model: BI1043-01E)
Citizen brand often manufacture simple and sophisticated watches, however, their fashionable series is also equally worthy to consider for your youthful demands. The Citizen men’s stainless steel japanese watch obeys the fashion demands very well. It has a golden brushed metal frame with 24 hr cloth printed on it. The dialis coloured black with golden and white inserts for placeholders. The Watch hands are also shadedin the same colour. The strap of this watch is made of polyurethane which is sturdy and soft on your skin. It has Japanese quartz movement and is able to withstand splashes and low pressure water.
28. Casio Men's Classic Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 20 (Model: MRW-210H-1AVCF)
Though Casio G-shocks often grab the favourite spot of people, there are a few who just want a strap like G-shock wrapped around an analog watch. If you are also looking for such a combination then Casio men’s classic quartz watch is a no brainer for you. This watch has a rugged strap which is identical to the one in G-shock series. It has a robust analog dial which is blacked out and has lighter shade of numbers,branding and markings. It also has a day and date rotary movement. The watch hands are contrast to the dial colour and hence easily visible.
29. Diesel Men's Mr. Daddy 2.0 Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch
Diesel watches are no ordinary watches; they house something ultra luxurious and techy that may look like some super sci-fi object on your wrist. If you want a watch which looks like a gadget from another planet, have a diesel watch on your wrist. The Diesel men’s Mr. Daddy 2.0 stainless steel watch is a pure gem. It has a carbon black on the dial. The dial is divided into various sections to display 4 different time zones, a chronograph and date. All this is decorated amazingly with brass strips which simply looks amazing.
30. Timex Men's Mod 44 Leather Strap Watch
Timex watches are durable and long lasting watches with incredible battery life. The Timex men’s mod 44 watch is a great buy if you want a carbon black dial and frame in your watch. This watch looks stunning with almost all types of upper outfit. The dial is amazingly well designed to suit the youthful taste. It also has a rotary day and date indicator which reads out pretty well. The dial is oversized and looks fab on men’s wrist. It has a leather strap with a rugged and matte finish.
Men's Watches - Most Asked Questions
Yes, black watches are very versatile and can be paired with a variety of different styles and colors, making them a popular choice among men. They can be worn with both casual and formal attire and can easily match with other black, grey or neutral-colored clothing.
When it comes to the longevity of a watch, materials used and craftsmanship are critical factors. Watches constructed from top-grade stainless steel or titanium will usually be more resilient than those made from other materials. Moreover, automatic watches with mechanical movements tend to hold up better in the long-run than quartz watches. Lastly, watches from reputable and trusted brands with a solid reputation for quality and durability will likely last longer.
The 5 biggest watch brands are:
We excluded Apple from the list, as it is not a typical watch company.
Here you go! With so many great styles available, the perfect black watch is out there just waiting to be found. Whether you’re looking for a gift or treating yourself, this list of 30 of the best black watches for men offers superior craftsmanship and sophisticated style that will never go out of fashion. So why not take a look and find the ideal matt black watch for your wrist?