3 Watches You Can Wear With Any Outfit

Everyday timepieces for every day.

Picking a watch that complements the majority of your wardrobe is an essential style move, but it's also a surprisingly difficult one. A timepiece should stand out, but not like a sore thumb, and cost-per-wear should be at the forefront of your mind with any big investment (unless you're playing the long game, that is.)

That's why Esquire U.K. style director Charlie Teasdale has dedicated the sixth installment of our 'Get Dressed' series to three varied and versatile everyday models that will effortlessly elevate your outfits. Take a look at our guide below to learn about the styles and models that will see you right for decades to come:

Everyday Steel Watches

There's a reason steel watches are the most popular in the world. They're built to last and pass on, even when they're on the smaller side. The 36mm case on Tudor's Black Bay sets it apart from its chunkier cohorts, reflecting the sleekness of its stripped-back watch face.

Tudor Black Bay 36,

Photo by Tudor.

Breitling SuperOcean Automatic 44,


Photo by Breitling.

Everyday Dive Watches

Created in the early 20th century to aid aquatic explorers and military forces, it's safe to say the most modern dive watches aren't embarking on deep-sea adventures. But that's not to say they aren't still equipped with tools that will guide you out of a bind and, thanks to their classically masculine casings, they're still hugely popular amongst watch collectors.

Gucci Dive,

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IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Expedition,

Everyday Dress Watches

True dress watches are the timepieces that you'd normally wear with a tuxedo, but since menswear's in a relaxed mood these days, your watch can be too. An everyday dress watch is one that simplifies things a little (think fewer complications, muted faces) but doesn't have to be so minimalist that it loses all personality. We're big fans of what NOMOS Glashütte, a Bauhaus-inspired brand from Saxony, is doing right now with its understated line-up, but there are plenty of brands offering versatile dress watches at every price point.

Nomos Glashütte Club Campus 38,


Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope Automatic,

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