When it comes to men’s fashion, brown is an essential color most of us like to incorporate into our everyday looks. No wonder— the color brown reminds us of earthy warmth, it holds us grounded, exudes reliability and stability. When worn on the wrist (our favorite way of course), it provides the perfect amount of unexpectedness: the curiosity of a colored dial, yet understated and classy. Because it is such an earthy and elegant hue, a brown dial looks great on sporty as well as dress watches.
In this article, we searched far and wide and brought to you the best the market has to offer. Let’s take a look at our favorites, in no particular order:
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Spinnaker Hull Diver Cognac Brown
The Spinnaker Hull Diver does a beautiful job of fusing vintage elements with modern edge, resulting in this eye-catching dive watch that is sure to attract compliments. The deep brown color of the dial and bezel is cleverly contrasted with a brushed stainless steel case with softly rounded corners. The reliable NH35 automatic movement and the mesmerizing sweeping second hand will keep you punctual, while the watch itself is guaranteed to keep you stylish.
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Hamilton Jazzmaster Gent Quartz
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Gent is a modern interpretation of a conventional watch that is understated yet striking. This quartz watch is an elegant, sophisticated, and tastefully crafted option for the distinguished gentleman. This might be one of our favorites due to the great combination of the black leather strap and the brown dial. Due to these 2 main colors, you can wear almost any suit, as color mismatch won’t be an issue.
Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
The Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic watch is a classic timepiece with a vintage design. The 40 mm stainless steel case and durable canvas and leather combination strap give it a sturdy, durable feel, while the brown dial with light brown hour markers provide a clean look. The three-hand display and smaller case size give it a traditional feel, making it a great choice for fans of mechanical watches. Its military inspiration and heritage are kept alive.
Longines Legend Diver
The Longines Legend Diver is a modern interpretation of a classic 1960’s diver watch that is a part of the brand’s Heritage collection. It maintains the same design elements as the original timepiece, but has been updated with current technological features. This vintage-inspired timepiece with the brown dial and leather strap is perfect as an everyday watch, and would be an excellent addition to any collection.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Brown
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a retro-inspired watch that pays tribute to Oris’s first dive watches, particularly a model from 1965. Our favorite detail from the vintage-inspired design is the old-school crown that provides a timeless and elegant look, and makes this timepiece a great go-to watch for your everyday needs.
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze
The Rado Captain Cook is a perfect option for modern adventurers, charting new ground in antique timepieces. The classic design and modern elements are both perfectly embodied in the bronze case that represents antique and timeless at the same time. The 42 mm case width is perfect for most wrist sizes, and who isn’t intrigued by the 80-hour power reserve?
Tissot Gentleman Powermatic
The Tissot Gentleman is a versatile watch that is always stylish and practical. It is appropriate to wear both during the workweek, when formal dress requirements apply, and on the weekend, when leisure activities may be readily accommodated. The Tissot Gentleman becomes the ideal companion for every day, every event, and every style as it becomes a part of the life of a contemporary, busy man.
Seiko Presage Automatic Brown
A watch from Seiko usually makes most “best of” articles, and for obvious reasons: reliable brand with precise movements, impressive design at a very reasonable price point. The Seiko Presage Automatic Brown is a great dress watch option. A classy design with reliable automatic movement that gives you 70 hours power reserve. The case has a subtle brown undertone, which makes it a perfect timepiece for almost all suit color combination.The coolly elegant dial in polished silver-gray is a very classy look for almost any occasion!
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
Ready for something special? A warm-toned masterpiece. Oris came out with a brown dial version of the iconic Big Crown Pointer Date timepiece, which pairs beautifully with the bronze case. Not something you see every day, be ready for compliments when wearing this eye-catcher. This classic is sure to withstand the test of time.