Telling time is one of the life skills we all have to learn and practice at a young age. If you’re still trying to teach your child how to tell time, see this post for watches that will help train your kid learning how to tell time.
For boys that already know how to tell time and are ready for their first “real” watch, we’ve rounded up different watches available and selected some of the best watches for boys and listed them here for you. We made sure that you have different styles to choose from – simple and minimalist, bright and playful, for movie fans, and even a smartwatch. With the list we prepared here, you’d surely find one (or more) that will fit your boy’s personality and style.
However, to manage your expectations, we want to reiterate that these are for young boys who can already read time in an analog display, not for those in toddler years nor your teenagers. For older kids and teenagers, we listed some great teen G-shock watches here.
Or, if you’re looking for a more dressy and sophisticated watch particularly for high school graduates, we’ve also prepared such a list for you here.
Now that we’ve laid that out, here are the best watches for your young son, brother, godson, nephew, etc.:
Best Watches for Boys
Casio Kids Classic Digital Watch
Casio Kids W-214HC-1AVCF is a black sporty-looking watch with a digital display that’s powered by a quartz movement. It comes with a 45mm case made of resin and mineral crystal window. The band, on the other hand, measures 8in in length and 22mm in width is also made of resin and comes with a buckle clasp.
Despite its simple look, it is equipped already with a daily alarm, a 1/100-second stopwatch, and a countdown timer. Its battery is said to be functional for seven years, and this watch is water resistant for 50m.
Given that its design is not playful and its band is is quite long, this watch is mainly designed quite older boys, say around eight years or older.
LEGO Watches and Clocks Boy’s
Star Wars Kylo Ren from LEGO Watches and Clocks features a buildable bracelet that shows a Kylo Ren mini figure. It comes with multi-colored, with red, white and black, and interchangeable watch links and 12 additional to create an expandable watch band.
It has an analog display, with Kylo Ren, Arabic numerals, and the hour, minute, and second hands on the watch face. It uses Japanese Seiko Quartz movement and is rated 5 ATM in terms of water resistance. More so, it is covered by a two-year warranty.
This particular watch not only encourages your kid to read the time but also stimulates creative learning as well. It’s a perfect gift for those 6-year-olds and up!
Timex Expedition Mid-Size Watch
This next one comes from an already popular watch brand collection.
The Timex Expedition Mid-Size Watch is a unisex watch that’s specifically designed for kids. This particular piece is in black and red, making it appealing, especially for boys. It features a gray dial with large digital display, a black and red 32mm case, and black 18mm nylon with the velcro strap. It’s also equipped with the Indiglo Backlight so your child can still read the time even in the dark.
More so, it has the chronograph function, so you have the stopwatch, countdown, and alarm. And, just like other Timex Expedition timepieces, it’s designed to withstand various elements in the outdoors. It is also water resistant up to 100m.
Nike Kids’ Triax Blaze Watch
The Nike Kids’ Triax Blaze Watch is a rather unique looking watch because of its oval watch face and S-shaped polyurethane strap. This watch was designed in such a way to accommodate a large and easy to read dial and to fit the watch comfortably on the wrist.
More so, the materials used and its build took into consideration the blows and hits that the watch may receive due to the kids’ playful nature. As such, it has a bezel that’s made of aluminum, a dial window made of scratch-resistant mineral crystal, and a stainless steel buckle and back plate. It is also water resistant for 50 meters.
For an easier time reading, the watch face comes with Arabic numerals that have larger font size at quarter hours and small minute indices. There are also baton-style hour and minute hands that are luminous and a stick second hand. Their movement is powered by Japanese quartz.
Casio Men’s G-Shock Blue
Casio G-Shock is one of the popular choices among teenagers. If you want one for your kid, then good news!
This Casio G-Shock DW9052-2 is specifically designed for the young ones. It is a blue watch with digital display, and in the size that’s just right for your kid. The case measures 45.5mm while the band measures 10mm; both of these are made of rubber so it’s comfortable, durable and lightweight.
It is also shock-resistant and water-resistant to 660 feet, which are perfect for your kid’s activities. It also has date display and the glow-in-the-dark backlight feature.
Timex Boys Time Machines
For younger boys, this Timex Boys Time Machines is one good option. Its case is smaller, measuring only 29mm, the band is made of fabric and comes in bright colors. Also, to match the kids’ needs, the case is made of durable resin while the fabric strap is easily adjustable and washable. The watch can also withstand splashes and minor immersion in water but it’s not intended for swimming.
The dial is also easy to read – with large Arabic numerals and their minute equivalent on the side at smaller font size. There are also minute indices, thick hour and minute hands, and thin second hand.
Marvel The Avengers Kids’ Watch
If your kid is more of a superhero fan, especially the Avengers, then this watch would be a wonderful gift for him.
The round watch dial features The Avengers while the black rubber band is designed with the icons of the Avengers. For time reading, the dial also has Arabic numerals at quarter hours and three hands powered by a quartz movement.
Also, the bezel is coin-edged with numbered topring. At the 2 o’clock position, you would see a flash dial button. This button triggers the flashing of assorted colors on the dial.
However, this may not be as tough as the other watches since its case and dial window are made of plastic. It is also not resistant to water. Good thing is, Marvel’s one-year warranty covers it.
Swatch Originals Back to School Watch
The Swatch Originals Back to School watch, on the other hand, is another simple looking watch accentuated by bright colors. It comes with a 34mm transparent blue plastic case and a black with an orange rubber band.
Its dial is milky white with Arabic numeral hour markers. The hour and minute hands are both in bold orange color while the second hand is blue. These are powered by Japanese Quartz movement.
The watch is water resistant only to 30m so it’s suitable only for brief splashes and not for swimming, bathing, and other water activities.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
It’s equipped with fun activities for kids, games, and challenges, and even has a motion sensor. It is also has a built-in camera with photo effects, video camera, voice recorder with voice-changing effects. More so, it features an alarm, timer, stopwatch, calendar, and a calculator.
To tell time, it gives the kids a choice to select among more than 50 clock faces – including both analog and digital displays.
Just like most smartwatches, this one is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and comes with a micro USB cable that may be used to charge the battery and upload photos/videos to a computer.
It’s not great with water and can only withstand sweat and splashes. It is not suitable for bathing, swimming, and others.
If you’re taking your boy to a formal event or for some other reasons that you want a fancy timepiece for your kid, here are two wonderful watches for you.
Festina Junior Collection Dress Watch for boys
The Festina Junior Collection Watch For Boys is a stainless steel watch with blue dial. Because of the primary material used, it looks formal and elegant from afar. It could easily be mistaken as an old man’s watch.
It features an analog display with Arabic numerals and luminous hands on the blue dial. The bezel is also blue and shows five-minute markers still in Arabic numerals. This timepiece is built with 34mm stainless steel case and 16mm stainless steel bracelet with a deployment buckle clasp.
It weighs only 1.12 ounces and is water resistant to 50 meters.
Star Wars Darth Vader Collector’s Watch
This last watch is for the ultimate Star Wars fan. The Star Wars Darth Vader Collector’s watch is built with a black genuine leather strap, black stainless steel case, and a dark red watch face featuring Darth Vader’s helmet, Arabic numeral hour markers and luminous hands.
Its water resistance is rated 5 ATM, meaning it’s suitable for 50 meters deep. The watch weighs 4.9 ounces. It is packaged in a padded black and silver box and comes with a collector’s certificate with serial number. Overall, it’s an excellent gift for any Star Wars fanboy – your son, brother, godson, or nephew.
For a kid, time reading may not seem as significant and exciting. As we have felt in our childhood years, kids think that they have all the time in the world and that they can do anything they want, whenever they want to. So, to capture the attention and interest of your child to develop in him the habit of reading the time, you might want to get him his own watch.
With these great, beautiful watches readily available on your boy’s wrist, he would surely develop the habit of reading and telling the time. These watches are the type that your boy wouldn’t want to take off his wrist.
Because of the beauty and benefits of having his watch, it is undoubtedly one of the useful and practical non-toy gifts that you could give to your boy that he will also surely love!