7 Watch Styles to Wear with a Business Suit

Look Polished and Professional with the Right Timepiece

Whether you’re heading to a board meeting or going to a sales conference, looking polished and pulled together is high on the agenda. One of the best ways to make a great first impression is by wearing a high quality watch. When you’re wearing a business suit for the day, you’ll want to make sure the watch you wear doesn’t overpower the suit itself. Here are some tips and seven watches you'll want to be wearing with a business suit:

The Basics

  • Look for ultra slim styles for a formal and polished look
  • Leather straps or stainless steel bracelets are perfect for business events
  • Think discreet and timeless — no statement watches
  • A Rolex Submariner is one of the few diver watches that work with a business suit
  • Slimmer styles easily slide under your shirt and blazer cuff 

Watches to Wear with a Business Suit

We found several great watches we’ve sent to members in the past few months that work well with a business suit. Use these as inspiration or pick up your own in the WGE to create your business-friendly looks!

#1: Milano Ultra Thin 40mm

One of the sleekest watches out there is the Milano Ultra Thin 40mm. The black and silver combination keeps it understated but elegant. It’s a beautiful stainless steel watch that works with virtually any type of suit and can easily become a timeless addition to your watch collection.


#2: Bulova Men's Classic Automatic Watch

Stainless steel bracelets never go out of style and this Bulova 96A199 from the Men's Classic Automatic Watch collection will be one of the most versatile watches you own. It's designed with an open aperture black dial with silver tones which gives it a more distinguished look. 

#3: Fortuna SN724A01

Even though this watch has a retro design, it still has classic sensibilities and works well with a black blazer and long-sleeve shirt. The Fortuna SN724A01 watch features a Swiss automatic movement and Sapphire crystal. It’s all pulled together with a rich black leather band with red trim for a stylish touch.

#4: Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom

Another business suit-friendly watch with distinct features is the Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom AT2240-51E. This watch also has a stainless steel case and bracelet and includes a 1-second chronograph. Bonus: Eco-Drive watches are all powered by light sources so you'll never have to worry about changing the battery. 

#5: Fortuna Chronomaster CM72461

If you want to keep things simple and elegant, the combination of stainless steel and black leather band on the Fortuna Chronomaster CM72461 could be the perfect match for business events. This is definitely an understated watch and designed with a few retro touches. It features a Japanese quartz movement and sapphire crystal, making it a great luxury timepiece to add to your collection.

#6: Puredial Spacecompass Leather

If you’re wearing a brown or tan colored suit, you can get away with a timepiece that has a rose gold or gold dial instead of stainless steel. The Puredial Spacecompass with a leather band is an elegant dress watch and features an open caseback design. It also has a domed sapphire coated crystal and has multi-level subdials so the watch could easily become a talking point. 

Puredial - Spacecompass Leather Watch

#7: Elevon The Hughes Collection

Pilot watches can also work well with a business suit and the Elevon The Hughes Collection is a great match with its contemporary design and timeless touches. It’s a solid stainless steel watch with Japanese quart movement and a real leather band. The brown leather band with the black dial make it easy to match with darker color suits.

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