7 Best Watches to Wear On a Job Interview

Make a Great First Impression with the Right Watch

You’ve got the shirt, the tie, and the shoes ready to go for that big interview. So don’t forget about the watch! The type of watch you wear to an interview says a lot about you so you need to pay attention to the type you pick out. Even if you happen to own a Rolex, it’s a little too showy for a professional setting. A sports watch can give off the impression you aren’t taking the interview seriously. 

When it’s time to look polished and sharp, these are the five watches we recommend wearing to that job interview:

The Basics

  • Avoid generic or cheap-looking brands
  • Stick with dress watches, not sporty or digital styles
  • Keep things conservative and polished, no bling
  • Choose something that’s 37 to 42mm in diameter
  • Avoid bulky watches: 15mm thick max so it fits under your shirt cuff
  • Match the watch strap color to your belt and shoes

Job Interview-Approved Watches

#1: Fortuna

Inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s era watch styles, the Fortuna Senator is a simple but stylish watch with a stainless steel case and Milanese band. It’s a solid watch to complement your business attire. We sent out this Fortuna watch to Platinum Tier members in March 2018.


#2: Citizen Eco-Drive

Citizen Eco-Drive watches are powered by light making for a lightweight and versatile watch. The Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom watch is a refined and sleek witch with a stainless steel bracelet and black dial. It's an understated but stylish watch you can wear with virtually any type of suit or business attire.

#3: Stewart Dawson

Quintessentially British, the classic design of this Swiss made timepiece from the Belgravia Collection exudes quality and luxury. It's a heavier and thicker watch than many other styles but still works well with a full sleeve shirt and suit jacket. You'll want to wear it with brown shoes and a brown belt to match the Kudu leather band. Watch Gang Platinum Tier members received this luxury watch in February 2018. 

#4: Tuw Ruhla

This German watch brand relaunched in 2016 and now has a wide range of classic styles with luxury components. The 1892 Automatik International watch was sent to Watch Gang Black members in February 2018 and is the perfect watch for a job interview. It features a stainless steel case, Milanese and German Leather band, and Sapphire crystal glass, making it a solid watch for meetings and professional events.

#5: William Gregor

Timeless style is the best way to describe William Gregor watches. The BWG3093-213 is the company's debut automatic watch and was available to Watch Gang Black members in March 2018. It's a clean design and complements almost any type of suit.

#6: Bulova Classic 96B104

You can never really go wrong with a Bulova in a professional setting and the 96B104 Classic Men's Watch fits the bill for job interview attire. It features a silver patterned dial and a gleaming stainless steel case. It's a quartz watch with a 37mm case and is also water resistant up to 30m. 

#7: D1 Milano

Make a great first impression with an ultra thin and sleek watch from D1 Milano. This 40mm watch in classic black features a solid brushed stainless steel case and a stainless steel band. This one was also released to Watch Gang Black members in March 2018.

Have a recommendation for someone going on a job interview? Or maybe you had a successful interview and people noticed your watch. Share your tips in the comments below!

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