Black watches are versatile and stylish—an easy choice for those looking for a timepiece that can easily match any outfit, from casual everyday clothes to formal attire, from sportswear to tactical gear. They’re practical yet stylish, and look excellent whether they’re made with high-quality PVD and ceramic or a simple brass model.
Black is a common color theme in men’s watches, and for this list, we’re listing some of our favorites, starting from the affordable casual ones, as well as luxury models that you can invest in to add to your watch collection.
Best Black Watches For Men
Timex Men’s Mod 44
The Timex Mod 44 collection is composed of oversized watches with a modern design. There are a number of straps (leather, nylon) and dial colors (white, blue, gray) available, including this all-black model.
This watch is for those looking for a casual, legible everyday timepiece. The 44mm dial with a scratch-resistant mineral glass has a combination of large Arabic numeral and index markers, and a date window at 3 o’clock.
The case material is brass, and the strap is made of stitched genuine leather. The water resistance is up to 30m. This model has up to 10 years of battery life.
If you’d like a pop of color, there’s also another Mod 44 model with a nylon strap with the exact dial design, except this one has yellow highlights on the Arabic numeral markers and the seconds hand.
Timex Camper MK1
This watch is a reissue of the first Timex Camper watch, which was first released in the 80s. This model, according to Timex, is a convenient and functional “civilian” version of the watch that was adopted by the United States Army.
The Timex MK1 36mm watch is a 36mm resign with a black dial, bezel, and a military-style grosgrain fabric strap. On the dial is a combination of Arabic numerals and military-style time display with index markers. The water resistance is up to 30m.
There’s also a slightly larger version of this—the Timex MK1 40mm, which has an aluminum case and acrylic lens, and the same 24-hour military-style dial.
Fossil Machine Black Stainless Steel
This simple analog watch by American brand Fossil is a large 42mm model with a black case, dial, as well as a black stainless steel strap.
The Fossil Machine Black watch (model FS4775) has index markers, three hands, and a date window at 6 o’clock.
The watch also has a 22mm strap that’s interchangeable with other Fossil straps, so you can give the watch a different look every time. The water resistance is up to 50m.
Timex Easy Reader T2N794 Black
The Timex Easy Reader line is a collection of watches that have a classic, legible display. Released in 1977, this line is composed of some of the brand’s most popular watches.
The collection has a wide range of models, but we’re highlighting the Timex Easy Reader 40mm watch, a modern timepiece with a simple yet stylish design: a black dial with white Arabic numeral markers, three hands, a silver-tone brass case, and a genuine 20mm leather strap.
This is powered by Timex Indiglo light-up feature and has a scratch-resistant mineral glass. The water resistance is up to 30m.
Skagen Jorn Stainless Steel Mesh Black
This is an excellent minimalist watch for those who want something low-key but stylish. The Jorn watch by Danish brand Skagen is an all-black model with and a black mesh strap.
The 41mm sandblasted dial of the watch has thin, silver index markers and black hands. The case is black-plated stainless steel. The mesh band, which makes it a great casual and dress watch, has a safety mesh buckle closure. This one’s water-resistant to 50m.
Skagen also has a line of smartwatches and hybrid smartwatches, which combines features of a traditional analog model and smartwatch capabilities. One of them is the Jorn hybrid smartwatch with a black leather strap. Alternatively, there is also the Skagen Falster 2 black silicone smartwatch if you want to go full-digital.
Casio GA100MB-1A Analog-Digital
Casio G-Shock has a wide range of large, multifunction black watches excellent for those who want a tough timepiece that can withstand harsh environments,
The Casio GA100MB-1A one has a combination of analog and digital features. There are a lot of features but it does not make the dial look crowded, as the watch is large (51mm). This model shock and magnetic-resistant, and is water-resistant to 200m.
The watch has an all-matte black theme, with many features on the dial, including 1/1000 second stopwatch, World Time with 29 time zones (48 cities + UTC), four daily alarms and one snooze alarm,12/24 hour formats, day/date screen, and a full auto-calendar.
G-Shock Digital DW5600BB-1 Black
The Casio DW5600BB-1 is a smaller model, with a classic octagonal case. This still has a tactical look but is smaller (48.9 x 42.8 x 13.4mm) than the previous model.
This is an all-black, scratch and water-resistant (200m) watch with an LCD display and an EL backlight with afterglow. Some of the main functions include 1 1/100 second stopwatch, countdown timer, multifunction alarm, flash alert, hourly time signal, and 12/24 hour formats, It also has a full auto-calendar pre-programmed until 2099.
This model required a CR2016 battery, which lasts up to two years.
Suunto Core All Black
For those who are looking for a relatively affordable outdoor watch, there’s this Suunto Core model. The Suunto Core All Black is an outdoor watch that has the essential ABCs–altimeter, barometer, and compass.
The composite case is 49.1mm, with a mineral crystal glass, aluminum bezel, and an elastomer strap. It’s an all-black model with a few yellow and white highlights on the screen and bezel.
This model also has temperature, weather functions, sunrise and sunset, time and date, depth meter for snorkeling, and a multi-lingual menu (namely EN, FR, DE, and ES). It also has an intelligent storm alarm featured that alerts the wearer if there are drops in air pressure, or if a storm is approaching. The water resistance is up to 100m.
Mondaine Helvetica No1
Mondaine is the Swiss watch company that is famous for creating watches inspired by the Swiss Railways station clock. Three decades after releasing these models, the brand released another Swiss design invention that continues to be popular today: the typeface Helvetica.
One of these Helvetica watches is the Mondaine Helvetica No1 watch, a casual watch that shows a good design does not have to be elaborate. The black dial has a stainless steel case with a combination of white Arabic numeral and index markers. The design is showcased at 6 o’clock with the Mondaine brand and a date window.
Learn more about the Mondaine Helvetica collection here.
Seiko 5 SRPD79K1
Off the Seiko 5 series is this 42mm sports watch, with a sleek all-black design. The Seiko SRPD79K1 has a black stainless steel dial with a hard coating, a black bezel, and a black nylon strap. On the dial are round markers, a stop second-hand function, and a white day/date window at 3 o’clock.
The watch has a see-through case back, a unidirectional rotating bezel, and hardlex crystal. The water resistance is up to 100m.
This automatic model with manual winding capacity runs on caliber 4R36, with a power reserve of up to 41 hours.
Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Black Axiom
A minimalist timepiece by Citizen, the Men’s Eco-Drive Black ion-plated Axiom watch has a black dial, bezel, and bracelet strap.
This sleek 40mm model is made of stainless steel with black ion plating, an edge to edge glass, and a mineral crystal. The watch dial is almost bare, providing just the Citizen branding and one marker at 12 o’clock, and a date window with a white text at 3 o’clock.
The watch, which runs on a Japanese quartz movement, also has Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, which means that it does not need a battery. It’s also splash-resistant.
Victorinox Maverick Black Edition
The Victorinox Maverick Black Edition watch has what the brand calls “rebel spirit,” with durable and reliable features that can be used in outdoor activities like diving and sailing, as well as in extreme sports.
This is a 43mm analog model that has a case and bracelet made of black stainless steel, a unidirectional rotating bezel, and a crystal that is scratch-resistant, triple-coated, and anti-reflective. The dial has a combination of Arabic and index markers, with a military time feature and a date window at 6 o’clock.
Other features include an end-of-life indicator, a water resistance of up to 100m, and a screw-in case back.
Hamilton Khaki Field Quartz
Off Hamilton’s Khaki Field Series is this stylish and functional black model with a reliable quartz movement.
The Hamilton Khaki Field watch is a 40mm model with a stainless steel case, PVD black coating, sapphire crystal, and a durable leather-lined rubber band with a pin buckle. On the dial is a combination of Arabic numeral and index markers and military 12/24 hour formats.
There is a date window at 3 o’clock, and the seconds hand has a pop of red color on the tip. The water resistance is up to 50m.
Shinola Canfield Sport 45mm
The Shinola Canfield is a sports watch by the Detroit-based watchmaker. This chronograph watch has a fixed top ring with a ceramic insert, and a 45mm polished stainless steel case, and a domed sapphire crystal. This has the Shinola signature of a coin edge detailing around the case, and a US-made black leather strap which is a customizable and interchangeable Shinola strap.
The hands-on the dial are powered by SuperLuminova. It has hours, minutes, and small seconds, as well as a stopwatch function with two subdials.
Luminox F-117 Nighthawk 6402-BO
The F11 Nighthawk 6402 watch by Luminox is a model requested by USAF pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth jets.
One of the best features of this Swiss-made model is the Luminox light technology that ensures a constant glow—this 45mm watch will do so for up to 25 years under any light. The black dial has luminous hands and markers, as well as the Luminox illumination featured, and there is a date window at 3 o’clock.
The case and bezel are black stainless steel (316L), and the bracelet is a PVD black solid stainless steel with a folded signature buckle. The water resistance is up to 200.
There’s also this similar Luminox model—the Luminox Men’s 3051.BO Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series—if the Nighthawk is out of your price range.
Garmin Marq Commander
The Commander watch is off Garmin’s Marq Collection, a line of precise, durable, and reliable modern tool watches. This model has smart features like dual-format GPS coordinates, built-in topographical maps, and a Jumpmaster mode that can calculate high-altitude release points by military guidelines.
The Garmin Marq Commander is also compatible with night-vision goggles, which is an excellent feature for those who need a tactical watch that can be used in darkness.
The 46mm case is made of durable matte titanium with a sapphire crystal. Because it’s a Garmin watch, it also has smartwatch features such as alerts for texts and emails, music streaming and storage, and Garmin Pay, which is the brand’s app for contactless payments.
Bell & Ross BR03-92
The Bell & Ross BR03-92 watch is a luxury timepiece with a black and gray camouflage dial, black strap with a black PVD-coated steel buckle, and the iconic Bell & Ross square-shaped case.
This watch has the original military-type tricolor coating. The strap is matte black, allowing the watch to be undetectable at night and avoid reflections. The crystal is a sapphire with an anti-reflective coating.
The movement is a caliber BR-CAL 302, with hours, minutes, seconds, and date (at 3 o’clock) functions. The hour and index markers, as well as the hands, are powered by Superluminova. The water resistance is up to 100m.
For more watches that have a similar camouflage design, check out our Best Camo watches.
TAG Heuer Carrera Black Skeleton Watch
This luxury sports watch by Swiss brand TAG Heuer has a skeleton dial and a 45mm polished ceramic case, running on caliber Heuer 01 Automatic movement and up to 50 hours of power reserve.
The concept of this watch, according to this review by Monochrome Watches, is to create a model under TAG’s Carrera range. What came out is a bold, chronograph timepiece with an all-black and gray theme.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Black Skeleton watch with chronograph functions has a rubber band with a folding clasp push-buttons. The dial has luminescent hands and hour markers, with a sapphire crystal exhibition case back. The water resistance is up to 100m.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
The Speedmaster is one of Omega’s most popular and most iconic watch collections. This is one of the more recent releases (2013) that shows the brand continues to produce high-quality luxury timepieces.
Created from a single block of black zirconium oxide and undergoes intense processes, the Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” watch is a luxury sports watch ta with a 44mm ceramic case and a brushed polished ceramic case body.
The watch, which was inspired by the Apollo 8 mission astronauts, also has other versions available: the Black Black, which has a matt black dial and nylon fabric strap, the Sedna Black, which has a gold bezel and gold applied index markers and leather strap, and the Pitch Black, which has index markers coated with Super-Luminova and leather strap. See the Omega website for more information.