Psychologically speaking, we tend to gravitate toward the color orange when in need of an energy boost, a dose of positivity, a fresh squeeze of creativity. In the world of watches, that quality pairs beautifully with watches that are sporty, adventurous, pieces that you put on and feel ready to conquer the world. As a bonus, the color orange is very fresh and visually an absolute stand-out, which makes it a perfect pop of color to brighten the greyest of days. Let’s take a look at our favorite orange dial watches, spanning all different styles and budgets.
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Spinnaker Dumas Tangerine
The Spinnaker Dumas Tangerina watch features a bold, vintage 1970s-inspired octagonal case that is sturdy and provides the perfect frame for the bezel and dial. The stainless steel case and bracelet make the orange dial pop, and to make the look of the watch even more dynamic, the hour markers and the minute hand are further highlighted with a secondary vibrant light blue color. A classy and sporty option with a reliable Japanese automatic movement (NH35) provided by Seiko.
Vaer A3 Atlas Orange
As most orange dial watches are dial watches, we are delighted to present a field watch with orange dial: the Vaer A3 Atlas. Vaer watches are assembled in the USA, and the Vaer A3 blends class-leading durability with a combination of a rugged look and classic elements to display an evergreen field watch design. The 36 mm case width is on the smaller side (like the classic field watches), therefore it’s a great fit for smaller wrists as well.
Spinnaker Boettger Coral Orange
The Spinnaker Boettger comes with an integrated strap, which is a light solution for serious divers, but the stainless steel bracelet is also included so this timepiece can be an everyday go-to choice. The crown located at the 4 o’clock position gives this watch a dynamic and sporty design. The reliable Miyota 9015 automatic movement provides a 42 hour power reserve. A gret choice!
Bulova Devil Diver
Bulova’s eye-catching Oceanographer watch is a great blend of function and style. It features a bright orange dial with a black supple rubber strap. The brushed steel case combined with the matte black strap gives it a nice vintage look, and the fact that it is rated water resistant to exactly 666 feet is a testament to the brand’s playful sense of humor when it comes to the Devil Diver. The Miyota 821D automatic movement provides a 42 hours power reserve time.
Dan Henry 1975 Skin Diver
The Dan Henry 1975 is a ’70s inspired skin diving watch that can be your everyday go-to timepiece. The vintage elements of the dial are made a bit more dynamic with the bright orange second hand. The reliable Miyota 9015 automatic movement provides 42 hours of power reserve, and the case at 39 mm width makes this a perfect fit for all wrist sizes.
Seiko watches are always a popular choice, and rightly so. A Seiko watch is usually reasonably priced, and comes with a reliable movement – and the Seiko SRPD59K1 is no exception. The 4R36 automatic movement provides a 41-hour power reserve. The 43 mm case width is perfect for most wrist sizes, and the vivid orange dial makes this watch a very unique statement piece. Additionally, we love the positioning of the crown: having it at the 4 o’clock position makes it an excellent tool watch, where practicality is balanced with aesthetics.
Certina DS Super PH500M
The eye-catching Certina DS Super PH500M is guaranteed to draw attention with its nostalgic design and cutting-edge technology. A variety of features, including its magnetic field-resistant NivachronTM balancing spring and water resistance of up to 500 m (yes, you read that right, that is five hundred meters!), make this diver’s watch a perfect companion on any voyage – underwater, in the office, as your daily go-to watch. It also comes with an impressive 80-hour power reserve, thanks to the Powermatic 80 automatic movement.
Breitling Superocean Automatic 36
The Breitling Superocean watch is inspired by the 1960s dive watch design, Don’t let the high-contrast dial ring with the playful orange color mislead you: this serious watch is water resistant up to 300 meters, shockproof, sandproof, and saltwater resistant. The Superocean watch is versatile, suitable for diving, surfing, swimming and going out for dinner – however, the vibrant color brings an element of casualness in our opinion. It is a perfect blend of nostalgia and a fresh new look.
Nomos Tetra Goldelse 491
Technically, the Nomos Tetra Goldelse 491 watch boasts an almost glowing rose gold and brushed finish, not orange, but it’s such a unique timepiece, we had to include this in our list. The design of the watch was inspired by the golden statue on Berlin’s Victory Column. The Tetra Goldelse always looks classy on its wearer, as the 29.5 x 29.5 mm case size with the 6.3 millimeters in height gives the watch an unmistakable air of elegance.
Nomos Club Campus 38 Future Orange 729
The Nomos Club Campus is a perfect watch to celebrate the milestones in our lives. Elegant and simple dial design, where both Arabic and Roman numerals can be found in a perfect balance, the vibrant orange color brings an exciting dynamic to the overall look of the timepiece. Our favorite detail might be the light blue color that outlines the hour and minute marks!