Watches for Men: The Best Fossil Timepieces for Every Occasion

At home? On a date? Working? There’s a Fossil watch for any occasion.

There’s a reason why Fossil watches are so popular. Since its inception in 1984, the American brand has been creating stylish and versatile watches for men, helping it become one of the world’s largest watchmakers today. Its watches are classic and contemporary and suited for different moods and, most important, provides the best value for your money. But with its array of models, where do you even begin? 

Below, we sort out Fossil’s watches for men and present the best pieces for every occasion.

For Every Day

In Steel: Everett Three-Hand Date Stainless Steel Watch

Photo by Fossil.

When it comes to watches suited for daily wear, look to the Everett stainless steel watch, whose timeless build is a menswear favorite (Hollywood legend Steve McQueen was particularly known for this style). Fossil’s take has a simple elegance with a navy dial that adds interest without looking ostentatious.


In Leather: The Minimalist Slim Three-Hand Light Brown Leather Watch

Photo by Fossil.

It may not seem like much, but that’s the beauty of this leather men’s watch from Fossil. This model is a pared-down approach to retro styles, but maintains personality. Its four colorways are suited to different moods and all share these core features: a simple three-hand face and a slim case.

As a Hybrid: Hybrid Smartwatch HR Collider Dark Brown Leather

Photo by Fossil.
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This next-gen watch is the embodiment of the Fossil brand: a mix of the classic and the cutting-edge. The Hybrid Smartwatch does away with the hardcore, “tech bro” vibe and instead leans toward classic men’s styles with an always-on digital dial that pays respect to analog aesthetics. Core smartwatch features, such as fitness and heart tracking, music control, calendar and app alerts, and weather information, are, of course, available.

For the First Date

In Steel: The Minimalist Three-Hand Smoke Stainless Steel Watch

Photo by Fossil.

Dressing up for a first date can be tricky: You must strike a balance between making an impact and keeping it low-key. Find both in this stainless steel watch. The charcoal tone on the dial and band adds sleekness, while a clean face makes it suitable for different moods. This watch won’t look out of place whether you’re meeting for coffee or going for dinner.


In Leather: Neutra Chronograph Brown Leather Watch

Photo by Fossil.

This leather chronograph from Fossil is a handsome piece with a quiet and rugged appeal. Best paired with a summer-ready button-down shirt and linen shorts, the watch can dress up a weekend drive or a stroll on the beach with your date. Its casual-meets-elegant look also makes it a fitting timepiece for the office.

For the Outdoors

In Steel: Retro Pilot Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch

Photo by Fossil.

Fossil’s take on the classic aviation watch is all about style and substance. The smoke finish is a modern touch, while the stopwatch function and legible dial make it easy for aviation enthusiasts to quickly tell the time as they fly through turbulent skies or relax in an airplane cabin. 

In Silicone: FB-01 Three-Hand Date Black Silicone Watch

Photo by Fossil.

Who says sports watches have to look garish? Thanks to its dark color scheme, this three-hand silicone timepiece, which can survive serious wear and tear, looks slick. The men’s watch from Fossil is water-resistant up to 10 ATM—perfect if you’re going for a swim.

For the Office

In Leather: Fossil Townsman Chronograph Amber Leather Watch

Photo by Fossil.

Dress codes for business meetings must toe the line between being dressy and accessible—sharp enough to show your respect for your meeting partner and the subject matter at hand, while still friendly to reflect your openness. Fossil’s Townsman line offers sophistication without being too stuffy. Its amber-brown leather strap and streamlined dial make it suited for office styles. Pair it with an oxford shirt and leather brogues or an unlined blazer, if the weather permits it.

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