And it’s never not in style.
If you’ve been paying attention to our What to Wear to Work series, then you know that your office look starts with enough great suits and shirts to get you through the work week. And we’ll bet you’ve mastered a few non-traditional shirt-and-tie swerves. But office style is about more than the staples, and the dress watch you wear to work, like your tie or your favorite pair of shoes, speaks volumes about the kind of dude you are. (We hope you are not the kind of guy who wears a bright-orange G-Shock to work.)
A slim, square-face dress watch (particularly with a black leather strap) will go seamlessly with any suit you throw at it and won’t look out of place with your off-duty threads, either. But if you’re still holding out for a raise, finding the perfect dress watch can feel daunting—or just flat-out depressing. But we’re firm believers that you shouldn’t have to choose between a watch and your rent. So we did the work for you and found three great watches for three income brackets. Here are our current favorite dress watches and where to buy them:
Emporio Armani, $195, buy now at watchstation.com
Larsson & Jennings, $315, buy now at nordstrom.com
Hermès, $6,200, buy now at hermes.com