15 of the Best Wedding Watches for Grooms: A Watch for Every Price Point
15 of the Best Wedding Watches for Grooms
Giving your soon-to-be husband an engagement gift has become a trend in the past few years. There’s something special about picking out a gift for your loved one as a way to celebrate the next step in your relationship.
Perfect for celebrating a momentous occasion, a watch is a gift that your husband can wear on the wedding day and every day after. A watch is special because whenever he looks down at his wrist, he’ll think of you.
We’ve gathered our top 15 watches for grooms, and we made sure to give you a variety. No matter your budget, you’ll be able to find the perfect watch for your soon-to-be husband.
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Watches Under 500
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good quality watch. This Bulova watch from their Classic Collection is a sophisticated watch with a stainless steel case, a silver-tone finish, a black dial, and a brown leather strap. This Bulova watch is powered by a quartz movement. This watch is affordable, so it’s great for couples who are sticking to a budget.
Tissot Classic Dream
With its clean dial and sophisticated appearance, the Tissot Classic Dream is a watch that will never go out of style. This watch can be worn for a more casual wedding, but this watch isn’t limited to a one-time occasion. The groom can easily make this stainless steel Tissot watch his everyday watch.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Quartz
This Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Quartz would be perfect for the big day. Because this watch features a thin case, the groom would easily be able to fit the watch under his jacket sleeve. The sunburst blue dial, silver indices, and black leather strap make this a classic watch that can easily be dressed up or down.
Watches Between 500 and 1,000
Shinola Bedrock 42 mm
Shinola, an American watch company based in Detroit, creates a rather impressive everyday watch. The Shinola Bedrock 42 mm may be too casual for a formal wedding, but it would be perfect for a more casual occasion. Plus, I’m sure the groom will appreciate a watch that he can easily wear every day. Some guys don’t need a fancy dress watch!
Junghans Max Bill Automatic
The Junghans Max Bill Automatic watch is a sleek timepiece with a clean dial, classic colors, and easy-to-read Arabic numerals. Although this is an everyday watch, it can easily be dressed up for your wedding day. The minimalist dial makes this watch incredibly versatile. This watch is powered by a mechanical ETA movement.
Frederique Constant Classics Index
Frederique Constant is known for creating luxury watches at affordable prices, and this Frederique Constant Classics Index is no different. This elegant watch features a clean dial, classic colors, and a professional leather strap. This watch will not look out of place at the rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony, or the reception. But this watch isn’t just for one day. It can be worn to business meetings, formal dinners, or as a casual everyday watch.
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Watches Between 1,000 and 5,000
Nomos Glashutte Tangente
Nomos is an up-and-coming watch brand that takes the minimalist design and gives it a modern twist. Although Nomos offers a wide variety of colorful watches, we recommend a more classic color combination for your wedding. That’s why we chose this black, blue, and white color scheme. Plus, the slim case will fit easily under your jacket sleeve. This watch would be the perfect accessory, especially if your wedding is more casual.
TAG Heuer Carrera
Not every groom has to wear a dress watch on his wedding day. The TAG Heuer Carrera is the perfect example of a sports watch that can be worn on the Big Day without looking out of place. This watch features clean lines, a classic black dial, and a streamlined stainless steel case. It is powered by TAG Heuer’s automatic Caliber 5.
Panerai Luminor Base Logo
Panerai may seem like an odd choice for a wedding-day watch, but trust us. This watch would work well for the wedding, especially with its black leather strap, black dial, and stainless steel case. Grooms that wear a Panerai watch want their watch to be seen on their wedding day. This is a statement piece that we support 100 percent. Plus, the luminescent hands and indices on this Panerai Luminor Base Logo will help you read the time even on the dark dance floor.
Watches Between 5,000 and 10,000
No groom would be upset if you were to gift him a Rolex Datejust. Rolex is an iconic brand that everyone knows and loves, and a Rolex Datejust is one of the brand's most sophisticated collections. A Rolex Datejust is a timeless watch that is incredibly versatile. It’s dressy enough to work under a suit cuff and casual enough to fit in low-key settings. You can bet that the groom would wear this watch on the wedding and every day after.
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph is perfect for men with modern tastes. This is a watch that looks great with a tux, a suit, or a dress shirt. This watch would even work with a polo; however, we don’t recommend you wear a polo to your wedding. For the perfect wedding-day watch, we chose this stainless steel model with a blue alligator leather strap, blue hands and indices, and a white dial. If blue doesn’t match your suit, don’t worry. This IWC Portugieser Chronograph comes in a wide variety of dial colors, case materials, and straps.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic is a traditional watch with a square case. This watch is thinner than most, so it will easily fit under the groom’s suit cuff. Perhaps the best part of this Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is that it can be personalized. A simple, loving message can be engraved on the reverse side of the dial, making this watch the perfect wedding-day memento.
Watches Above 10,000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
We recommend the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, a luxury sports watch, for guys who aren’t a fan of dress watches. Although the Royal Oak is a sports watch, it can easily pass for a dress watch. So, this luxury watch can be worn on your wedding day and any day after. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak features the brand’s signature case shape and Tapisserie dial pattern, making this watch recognizable by all watch enthusiasts.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Manual Winding
Released in 2017, the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Manual Winding watch is a classic dress watch. This watch focuses on the design and finishings rather than the bells and whistles. The watch has two hands, no extra features, and an ultra-thin 7.26 mm case. The slate grey dial and pink gold case provide a warm appearance that you don’t get with a stainless steel watch. This Vacheron Constantin watch is powered by the brand’s iconic hand-wound caliber 1120.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5227
If you’re not worried about a budget, then we recommend buying a watch from Patek Philipppe, a watch brand with an incredible status among watch collectors. With its minimalist white dial, gold case, and leather strap, the Patek Philippe Calatrava is an iconic dress watch that will never go out of style. This is a watch that can be passed down through the generations, and who knows, perhaps it’ll be worn for multiple family weddings.
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