Watches are a significant element of our wardrobe. Choosing a watch requires as much research and precision as selecting any other personal device we carry for convenience. Some people relate watch to time telling only and prefer cell phones over wristwatches. Even though cell phones get a built-in digital clock, it is not a suitable alternative to an elegant timepiece that completes your look. Watches add an extra element to your styling and personality, which can’t be replaced by any device. There is much more to a timepiece than just numbers or hands, let us quickly go through different varieties of watches available.
Watches can be categorised based on the following aspects.
- Watch Style
- Power Source
Watches for men and women have also taken different routes over the years. Women watches generally have a small dial area and a slim band, mostly made of leather, plastic or metal. These are meant to be worn alternatively as jewelry items, which is why some of them are even embossed with precious stones. Watch aficionados would know of the advancements in watchmaking in the last few decades. The new cutting -edge technology has taken the bar up by many folds, taking it to a new height. While we have broadly divided watches into five categories, there are sub-categories which are essential to know.
Different varieties of watches based on category
- Analog, digital, hybrid, tactile and touchscreen watches.
- Casual, Dress, Fashion and Luxury
- Quartz, Mechanical Automatic, Chronometer, Spring Drive, Solar and Kinetic.
- Solar, Smartwatch and Quartz
- Chronograph, GMT, Moonphase, Day and Night, Calendar, Pilot, Field and Smartwatch
There is a perfect watch for people across age that you need to pick. While going through all varieties is not possible, we have listed 30 different types of watches for you, read to know more.
1. Apple Watch Series 5 (Touch Screen)
Smartwatches are an epitome of new-age timekeeping which lets you do much more than time reading. It is as good as a mini-computer wrapped around your wrist, collating all the information and functionalities of your smartphone in a small watch. Apple’s Watch Series 5 is an exemplary smartwatch that brings to the table much more than smart notifications and other GPS enabled functions. Featuring 30 per cent larger screen, it is easy reading messages on the watch. The swim-proof model also gets an ECG app, electrical and optical heart sensors, fall detection, etc.
2. Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch (Smart Watch)
Samsung is known for its smartphones, and akin to rival Apple, it too dived into the smartwatch segment with its range of models featuring the company’s cutting-edge technology. Claimed to endure better battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 features enhanced sleep tracking analysis so can keep a tab of your sleep patterns and quality. The simplistic design complements both casual and formal looks. Put it around your wrist and work carefree without even realising there is something around. Customize this smart timepiece with bands and cases of your choice.
3. Seiko Self Winding Watch
Seiko is a renowned name in the world of watchmaking with hundreds of timeless designs, elegant styling elements making its watches stand out among the plethora of other options. The PRESAGE model with self-winding movement doesn’t require a battery for functioning and comes with a manual winding feature. Finished in a classic silver-tone, the stainless steel case pairs to a black dial face with sharp hour and minute hands, stick hour markers and a date display at the 3.0’Clock position. A highly scratch-resistant sapphire window protects the dial and gives a clear view of the analog display.
4. Tissot Swiss Quartz Men’s Watch
Swiss watches are one of the most expensive and desirable watches worn by the who’s who among the filthy rich. Switzerland has a long history of watchmaking with some of the globally acclaimed watch brands coming from the land of Alpes. This classic Tissot men’s stainless steel watch is a chic option to spice-up the routine look. The three-prong analog display features a date window at the 3.0’Clock position and a rigid sapphire crystal overlay to block scratches from ruining the view. The embossed cow leather brown band with a butterfly clasp comes with a push-button for closure.
5. Seiko Japanese Quartz Men’s Watch
Seiko’s silver-tone stainless steel watch blends elegance with functionality. The solar-powered watch is an environment-friendly timepiece which sources energy from the natural or artificial light and has a power reserve of twelve month. Featuring a three-prong analog display, the silver-tone hands and stick markers look striking on the dark blue face. There is also a date window at the 3.0’clock position that allows planning the day better. Also, the stainless steel expandable bracelet uses a push button foldover clasp for closure.
6. Casio Analog Sport Watch
The diver-look watch with a bi-directional bezel featuring Arabic minute markers is a sporty choice for enthusiasts who indulge in water activities including recreational surfing, swimming, sailing and snorkeling. Thick Arabic indices in white are paired to three-prong hands and date, day window at the 3.0’Clock position. A mineral glass window covers the display and prevents dust from clogging inside. Also, the comfortable molded resin band is gentle to the skin and fits comfortably around the wrist for long hours.
7. Casio Digital Sports Watch
While most of the watches today feature an analog display with conventional hands for hour, minute and second movement, many watches get a digital display for glance reading. This simplistic timepiece from Casio gets a classic ribbed resin strap with buckle closure and rectangle case featuring mineral dial window. Powered by the quartz movement, the digital watch also gets alarm function along with night light for easy time reading at night or places with little or no access to natural light.
8. Timex Digital Watch
The marathon watch from the house of Timex features a 24-hour stopwatch to track your sports activities with precision. It comes with an adjustable 15mm resin strap which can fit comfortably up to 8.0-inch wrist circumference. The easy to read digital display comes with 2 time zones, day & date calendar, along with an optional hourly chime. Making time reading posible at night, the marathon watch gets an Indiglo light-up feature. This affordable timepiece is suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, though diving and snorkeling should be avoided.
9. Fossil Casual Men’s Watch
Fossil’s men’s townsman watch combines a stainless steel case to a premium brown leather strap with a traditional buckle clasp for closure. The dark blue dial face looks vivid with the silver-tone case with gold-tone hour, minute and second hands. Luminous fillings in the hour/minute hands enable time reading in the dark or places with dim natural light. Also, the interchangeable bands allow customizing everyday look by getting a matching band with the outfit. With a water resistance of 50 meters, it is suitable for short periods of recreational swimming and showering.
10. Seiko Dress Watch
The black dress watch from Seiko combines to subtle silver-tone finishing around the round case and lugs. The blue patterned dial face comes with the traditional three-prong analog display with luminous fillings in the hour and minute hands for enabling time viewing at night. It also gets chronograph functions with three sub-dials for assisting users better with other details, and the date window between four and five 0’clock positions reminds of the upcoming events. There is a premium black leather strap with tang buckle clasp for closure.
11. Tissot Unisex Swissmatic One Size Watch
Tissot’s unisex Swissmatic timepiece combines elegance with utility. A simplistic design with classic styling elements, the black watch features a hint of silver around the stainless steel case and lugs. On the black dial face, it gets conventional analog display with stick hands and three-prong set-up finished in silver. The date window is placed at the 3.0’Clock position and ‘Tissot’ etching under 12.0’Clock position. Covering the black dial face is the highly rigid sapphire crystal window which prevents scratches from blocking the view.
12. Casio Men’s Solar Watch
The tough solar-powered wristwatch from Casio is a value-priced model with a solar rechargeable battery good for ten months on one full charge. Loaded with features, the all-black sporty timepiece features neo-brite luminous hands and markers along with a LED light with afterglow for easy time-reading at night or places with little or no access to natural light. Set-up time wherever you are across the globe using the world time function and adjust date window in your preferred language for easy glance timekeeping.
13. Nautica Men’s Solar Watch
A refreshing change from the conventional silver, gold-tone and black watches, this blue timepiece with Nautica style flags as indices ace the sporty casual look. The brass case pairs to a metal bezel and soft silicone strap with buckle closure. It can fit comfortably around wrists with the 8.0-inch circumference. Other than flag indices, the blue face features traditional three-prong hands with luminous fillings for night vision and a date window at the 3.0’Clock position. Arabic minute markings on bezel look sporty and allow hassle-free time reading.
14. Grand Seiko Spring Drive Men’s Watch
A silver timepiece with a classic white snowflake dial is a must in your watch collection. The high-intensity titanium case helps keep weight in check and feels light around the wrist, letting you wear it for hours without any discomfort. Sapphire crystal window overlays the delicate face and helps keep scratches at bay for a clear view of the display. The date display features traditional three-hand set-up with contrast blue second hand and simplistic stick hour markers. It also features ‘Grand Seiko’ engraving at the 12.0’Clock position.
15. Tissot Chronograph Men’s Watch
Made with a stainless steel case and expandable bracelet, the silver-tone timepiece combines to a vivid blue dial face featuring a conventional three-hand analog display. Arabic minute markings on blue bezel look striking, and chronograph functions add to the visual appeal as well as ensure you, don’t miss, out even on the smallest detail. Luminous fillings on hands and hour markers mean easy time reading at night. Also, the stainless steel bracelet band gets a deployment clasp for closure.
16. Seiko Chronograph Men’s Watch
The multi-functional chronograph watches look aesthetically appealing and make sure the user is well informed when it comes to timekeeping. Made with a stainless steel case and lugs featuring silver finishing it combines to a classic white dial face with chronograph sub-dials and a date window at the 3.0’Clock position. The sword hands for hours and minutes along with markers get luminous fillings which glow in the dark for a clear vision at night. Also, the croc-embossed rich brown strap combines to traditional buckle calps for closure.
17. Citizen Fashion Men’s Watch
It is inevitable to miss out on embellished timepieces when discussing different types of watches. The glitzy model from the house of Citizen is a visual treat for enthusiasts with a penchant for black. Embellishments around the bezel and a hint of gold inside the dial face brighten ups the mundane black watch. The individually hand-set diamonds in place of hour markers add the additional bling on the blackface and the sub-dials in gold-tone compliment with the hour, minute and second hands. Powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive, it features a date window at the 3.0’clock position.
18. Longines Moonphase Men’s Watch
Longines is one of the most desirable Swiss luxury watch brands worldwide. All good things cost little more, and timepieces from Longines carry a heavy price. Akin to other watches from the watch brand, it pairs a stainless steel case with a silver textured dial and a dark brown leather strap with a tang clasp for closure. Powered by the automatic movement, the textured face features with three sub-dials for day, date and other functions. The blue leaf-style shape hands look vivid on the face featuring Arabic hour markers and minute markers.
19. Stuhrling Moonphase Men’s Watch
Powered by the excellence of the Swiss Quartz Ronda movement, the classically stylish Sturhling Originals men’s watch features an animated moon phase dial at the 6.0’Clock position. The analog display with sub-dials for the day of the week and minutes is enclosed in a rose-gold tone case. A hint of rose-gold on the hour, minute, second hands and hour markers complement the black face with ‘Sturhling Original’ engraving at the twelve 0’clock position. The croc-embossed brown leather strap fits comfortably around the wrist.
20. G-Shock Aviation Unisex Watch
The sporty watch from G-Shock is a chic timepiece which combines black with vibrant orange. Paired to a black case and orange accented bezel, it features a black dial face with Arabic numeral finished in orange at the twelve, three and nine positions. The analog-digital display gets sword hour and minute hands with luminous fillings which glow in the dark for a clear vision at night. There is also a date window between one and two 0’Clock positions. Featuring a twin sensor, this unisex watch comes with a vibrant orange dial.
21. AVI-8 Aviator Men’s Watch
Featuring classic aviation style, the rugged AVI-8 men’s ‘Hawker Harrier II’ quartz watch with a stainless steel case combines to a leather strap with tang buckle closure. The textured black dial face with precision Japanese made chronograph retrograde movement reads off date, day, minute, seconds and 30m readout. Also, the chronograph dial face features sword-shaped hands with luminous fillings for a clear vision at night. Arabic numerals at twelve and six 0’Clock positions. The green nylon fabric looks dapper on the gentle leather strap which fits comfortably around the wrist.
22. Timex Ironman Sports Watch
An incredibly affordable watch from the house of Timex, this classic Ironman timepiece pairs a black resin case to a resin strap which uses a traditional tang buckle for closure. Also, the 16mm resin strap can comfortably fit up to 8-inch wrist circumference for long hours without any discomfort. The grey and black case comes with the acrylic lens for protection from dust and scratches. This water-resistant timepiece with Indiglo Light-Up watch dial enables easy time reading at night or places with no access to light. Also, it comes with 30-lap memory, 24-hour countdown timer and 3 time zones among others.
23. Seiko Diver’s Men’s Watch
Seiko’s divers watch with a deep blue dial, and red accented bezel features a rigid Hardlex crystal window for preventing scratches from blocking the display view. The stainless steel case encloses the unidirectional red and blue ion-painted bezel with Arabic silver-tone minute markers. Inside the dark blue dial face, the traditional three-prong hand set-up combines to a date window at the 3.0’Clock position. Luminous fillings on the hands and hour markers glow in the dark, enabling time reading at night and paces with dim natural light.
24. Bobo Bird Eco- friendly Watch
With the world shifting towards eco-friendly products, the watch world too jumped on the bandwagon to support the cause. Wooden watches look traditional, simplistic, yet stylish. Made with natural wood, it is suitable for nickel allergy, preventing skin rashes in people allergic to nickel. The wood watch is light in weight and comfortable for wearing around the clock without showing any signs of discomfort. Also, the band combines to a bracelet clasp and contact with water should be avoided. Also, the analog display with luminous hands allows a clear vision at night.
25. Orient Multi Year Calender Men’s Watch
Coming from the house of Orient, the sports automatic watch features a multi-year calendar with intricate day, date and month windows. The silver-tone case pairs to dark green dial face with analog display, stick hour markers and a three-prong hand set-up. The luminous filled hour and minute hands glow in the dark for a clear vision of time at night. Also, the gold-tone accent around hands, minute markers and date window look classic against the dark green face. The silver-tone expandable stainless steel band comes with a deployment clasp with this water-resistant timepiece.
26. Tissot Women’s Lovely Swiss Quartz Watch
Every woman desires an elegant watch in her wardrobe, which matches perfectly with casual and formal looks. A luxury watch with Swiss movement is on the top of the bucket list when it comes to collecting watches. This sophisticated silver-tone watch with a blue dial face and the mesh-type band is a perfect choice for an elegant timepiece. Also, the two-hand set-up and traditional hour markers look classically stylish in a silver-tone. Resistant in water, this timepiece is suitable for short periods of recreational swimming.
27. Bulova Women’s 97L137 Stainless Steel Watch
The rose-gold tone stainless steel watch from Bulova combines elegance with sophistication. Powered by the Japanese quartz movement, it features an analog display with a traditional three-hand movement and a protective mineral crystal dial window. Also, the mother-of-pearl face looks classically stylish with rose-gold tone hands and Arabic numerals at twelve, three, six and nine 0’Clock positions. The delicate timepiece is resistant in water up to 30 meters and can withstand splashes of water and subtle rain, though, showering and submersion are not recommended.
28. Peugeot Diamond Fluted 14k Plated Watch
Based on the Swiss design, the delicate timepiece comes with a gold-tone case and a fluted bezel. The mineral glass crystal protects the blackface featuring a traditional three-hand analog movement. There is also a date window at the 3.0’Clock position, while classic Roman numerals are placed at twelve, six and nine 0’Clock positions. Also, the individually set crystals add glimmer to the matte gold watch. If you have a penchant for gold-tone watches with a vintage look, this is the perfect timepiece.
29. Tissot Unisex Adult Porto Dress Watch
Featuring a quirky design, the unisex Tissot watch gets the prowess of the Swiss quartz movement. A highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal overlays the classic silver dial face with traditional Arabic numerals in black finish. Also, the delicate silver-tone lugs connect the dial to a premium leather black strap with a push-button deployment clasp closure. The timepiece has resistance in water up to 30 meters, and is suitable for short periods of recreational swimming and showering, though diving and snorkeling are not recommended.
30. Chiyoda Luxury Automatic Jade Watch
Enveloped in a unique Jadeite green jade shade, the dual-tone watch gets gold-tone finish on the dial face and expandable bracelet. It has a round shape case with a glitz crystal bezel and hand-set individual crystals as hour markers. The face gets traditional gold-tone hands and a separate date window at 3.0’Clock position. A protective sapphire glass window prevents scratches from blocking the display view. Crafted with elegance, the sophisticated timepiece is a perfect accessory for your evening look. It shows off your unique style and elegant way of dressing. Nevertheless, women are often practical so any luxury watch they buy has to match their clothing.