Father Son Activities – 40 Surefire Ways to Bond With Your Son
It’s been said that the kind of man a young boy becomes, depends on what his father taught him during moments spent together.
Often ones where fathers aren’t trying to teach their boys anything at all.
Rather, it’s those little pieces of odd wisdom that make a lifelong impression on us.
Time spent bonding teaches us positive principles, instills honest values and virtues, and presents countless life lessons along the way.
It doesn’t mean we must always talk face to face with our sons and share our feelings.
Instead, we must simply help our sons cultivate their own interests and encourage their wandering spirit.
To do so, I’ve put together a list of 40 father son activities that are sure to build a better bond. They’re manly activities and fun too, for both dads and sons. Plus, chances are you might learn a thing or two in the process..
Like the importance of giving back! With that said, let’s get started.
1. Spend a day fishing
Water isn’t the only thing that flows when you’re out on a boat fishing.. So does conversation! It’s the perfect time for a one-on-one experience with your boy to talk about anything that comes to mind. No matter if you’re out on the dock or in the middle of nowhere deep sea fishing. Go fishing and you’ll find out it always seems to spark up some chatter.
Plus when to comes to fishing, what better way to teach the principle of having patience. Put some bait on the hook, cast your line and wait for the catch of the day. Watch your sons eyes glow as he gets a kibble and reels to see the reward of his hard work.
Go a step further and teach your son how fillet a fish the right way. Cook your catch of the day and enjoy a good meal together.
Good places to fish:
- Glenwood Spring, Colorado
- Mountain Home, Arkansas
- Traverse City, Michigan
- Bozeman, Montana
- Minocqua, Wisconsin
- Apalachicola, Florida
- Nantucket, Massachusetts
- Bend, Oregon
- Guntersville, Alabama
- Morehead City, North Carolina
- Missoula, Montan
- Ely, Minnesota
- Page, Arizona
- Driggs, Idaho
- Jasper, Texas
- Tahlequah, Oklahoma
- Beaufort, South Carolina
- Eufaula, Alabama
- Redding, California
- Montauk, New York
- Venice, Louisiana
2. Go on a camping trip
Not much else is more manly than adventuring the great outdoors and spending time in nature. Take this time to teach your son how to start a fire, setup a tent, use a compass, and countless survival skills. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery, and show your son there is more to the world that an just the modern city life. Rough it in the outdoors for a day, and spend the night studying the patterns of stars in the sky.
Good places to camp:
- Acadia National Park, Maine
- White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
- Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont
- Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania
- Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland
- Yosemite National Park, California
- Joshua Tree National Park, California
- Olympic National Park, Washington
- Zion National Park, Utah
- Glacier National Park, Montana
- Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
- Arches National Park, Utah
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
3. Play a game of catch
As cliché as it might be considering it’s American’s pastime, there’s nothing quite like the time spent bonding playing catch. It does more than just teach young boys not to be afraid of the ball. Because somehow how fathers and sons find themselves trying to balance coordination and communication. With each toss of the ball it, we find ourselves talking about anything and everything with our sons.
4. Build a pinewood derby car
The number one rule of the pinewood derby car races: Have fun. Most fathers will find themselves needing to balance both wanting to win and wanting their sons to have fun. But truth be told, what it’s really about is enjoying the process of teaching your son things like: Cutting sand wood, painting, how aerodynamics and friction works, and much more. These are the types of skills will last a lifetime. Knowing who won or lost the race will be long forgotten down the road.
Below are a few tips on how to ensure a greater chance at victory. Yet keep in mind, I’m mentioning them for a good reason. Use them as an opportunity to teach your son about things like friction and aerodynamics. Encourage them to ask questions and guide them through the process. Never let the thought of winning determine who’s right and who’s right. Let your son be the mastermind and visionary behind this fun project.
How to build the fastest pinewood derby car:
- Make it the maximum weight
- Bake the wood block at 250 degrees to remove moisture and make it lighter.
- Go with an aerodynamic design.
- Raise one wheel 1/16 inch higher than the others. Less friction equals more speed.
- Make the front and rear wheels as far apart as possible.
- Lubricate the wheel well.
- Polish your axles and wheels.
5. Build a model rocket
Let’s face it, if it goes boom, bang or catches on fire, it’s fun for boys. The same is true for adults too! Add in combustion that propels a rocket into space at a modest max of 670 feet per second and things get really interesting. But model rockets are about more than just lighting the fuse and launching off. There’s the process of building the spacecraft, understanding how the engines work, and determining the launch pad angle. All said and done, it’s amazing how much you can learn while having a blast of fun.
A good launching kit: 4M Water Rocket Kit
6. Go to a sporting event
Turn off the T.V and cheer on your favorite team and players in person. Give your son the chance to catch a foul ball, plus score the opportunity to get an autograph from the team after the game. It’s incredible how a simple ballgame hot dog and team jersey can really brighten a boy’s day. This combined with the roar of the crowd from a homerun or touchdown, makes for one exciting moment they won’t ever forget.
- Traditional sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, football, tennis, hockey.
- The X games for skateboarding, BMX, snowboarding, etc.
- NASCAR, Formula 1, Demolition Derby, Monster Car Shows.
7. Work on the car
When it comes to working on a car, believe it not, some men still don’t know how to change a tire. Now, you don’t have to teach your son to be Henry Ford himself, but a general understanding of the basics is great. Let your son watch as you change the oil or brakes, or even, restore a vintage car back to its glory. Even simple things like detailing a car, and teaching the wash, wax and polish routine can go a long way.
8. Go hunting for dinner
Hunting isn’t just about hitting your target. The privilege of shooting a gun alone, teaches a greater understanding for respect, responsibility and safety. Just by spending time in the woods it makes for great humor and laughter. Like when red squirrels and chipmunks roaming across dry leaves and sound like deer. These moments give both sons and fathers a chance to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature for what it is. Hunting also builds character and teaches the art of patience, endurance and toughness.
9. Take a road trip or vacation
Here are some ideas for a father-son vacation:
- New York City (State of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square)
- The Grand Canyon
- Las Vegas Strip
- Niagara Falls
- Waikiki Beach (Hawaii)
10. Head down to the barber shop
When it’s hard to find quality time with your son, the barbershop can be a great place to turn to. A trip down to the barber on the weekend makes for some great time spent with the fellas plus a good haircut. And with all kinds of topics being talked about and debated among the gentlemen, it really opens the door to discussions with your son after heading out the door. When uncomfortable subjects like women, relationships, and sex are brought up, fathers get the chance to talk about them early and explain real man situations. Plus, if their lucky, they might get stick of gum from the barber too!
Teach compassion, humbleness, and a better appreciation for what your family has. Volunteering and community service is all about showing our sons how to give back and serve others. From soup kitchens to building homes through Habit for Humanity, they come in contact will all sorts of people, from all walks of life. To a young boy, it is a look into the real world, and how doing the right thing can build a great sense of accomplishment.
12. Hit the golf course or driving range
Imagine if Tiger Woods’ father Earl, never took him out for a round of golf.. Imagination aside, golf is great for teaching patience, the art of practicing, and responsibility. From putting in the hard work to master your drive at the tee, to taking the time to replace divots on the course. Sons learn not only to respect the course, but to also respect themselves. Knowing how to handle frustration and stress while playing the game can go a long way into the other areas of life like relationships, the office, and more.
13. Ski down the slopes
Skiing can be troublesome at first, but with every inch down the slope it puts us closer to the feeling of freedom. As boys learn the ropes and start to travel down tougher courses, it tests more than just their ability, it tests their courage too. Going down the steep snowy mountain shows us what glimpse of what bravery looks like, and what we must do in order to trust ourselves. It’s about self-confidence. And even though sons will fall down on the slopes, fathers can be there to pick them up, brush the snow off, and encourage them to keep going forward. It’s that bit of motivation and encouragement that sticks with us later on in life no matter the obstacle ahead of us, or how many time we fail.
14. Grill out
From sweet BBQ baby back pork ribs to plump juicy steaks hot off the grill, not much tops a good home cooked meal. And when it comes to grilling, there’s a lot for sons to learn from their fathers. Like flipping and keeping the juices in, how to get that smoky flavor with wood chips, the proper way to season with herbs and spices, and quite a bit more.
15. Build a workbench, then start his first tool kit
Chances are your father had a workbench and tool chest, and so did their father and so on. Every boy should have the opportunity to be acquainted with different types of tools. From a vice grip to pliers, screw drivers, sockets, Allen keys, hammers and more. The number of tools out there is almost endless, but knowing the basic ones is priceless. Things like how to saw wood, hammer nails, and use a wrench to undue a bolt, are skills that last for a lifetime. And by having a workbench, it opens the door to experiment, build, and craft with these tools at hand.
If you don’t already have a workbench, check out the Seville Classics UHD20247B on Amazon.
16. Go to a car show
An appreciation for hard work. No matter if fresh from the factory with hundreds of hours in precise engineering or restored with hundreds of hours in labor. There is a beauty to cars that virtually all males can respect and admire.
17. Go mountain biking
When a father teaches their son how to ride a bike, it opens to road to new friendships and adventures. Boys will travel far from home learning the rules of responsibility and the road. Race around the neighborhood with friends and develop a sense of compassion for when someone falls down. From the first scraped knee, it teaches us to be self-reliant, independent, and get right back up and push forwards. A few encouraging words from dad, and it’s like that scraped knee never even happened.
If it’s raining, snowing, or just extremely hot outside consider this.. Spend a day at bowling alley knocking over some pins with your son. It makes for great father son bonding time that’s both fun and challenging. Teach them about the different bowling ball sizes, ways to throw the ball, and how the game works. From our younger years to when we’re elders, the sound of a strike can be soothing.
Gardening isn’t just a good activity for letting sons play in the dirt, it’s also good for the soul. Believe it or not, but it can actually boost your mental and physical health, plus your mood too. Plant vegetables, fruits, bushes, trees, or anything alongside your son. You’ll both witness how hard work and patience can be rewarding. Plus, it’s a great primer for teaching how to landscape, nature living things, and take care of the yard. You might start with planting grass seed and one day find yourself teaching your son how to operate the lawnmower.
20. Woodworking or leatherworking
Create a leather wallet, coasters, or carve out a wooden sling shot. Leather and wood working will give any son a chance to understand what craftsmanship really about.
Some things to craft:
- Wood birdhouse
- Wood storage box or treasure chest
- Wood tool box
- Leather belt
- Leather wallet
A good starter woodworking kit: Xacto X5175 Deluxe Woodcarving Set
A good starter leatherworking kit: BAGERLA 273 Pieces Leather Working Kit
21. Take a mixed martial arts class together
Burn some calories and take a mixed martial arts class together. Show your son the ropes of self-defense, responsibility, and confidence. Teach them to be strong, use their noggin to outsmart bigger competitors, and how to release stress in a positive manner.
22. Build and race Gopeds
Both fathers and sons alike will learn a lot from their first Goped. From understanding how two-stroke motors work, to the interesting methods of maximizing their power with expansion pipes, air filters, reed-intakes, sprockets, compression head kits, porting, and more.
And with tons of accessories from decks to tires, engines, brakes and more, it opens the door to using tools. Spend time working on them together and collecting parts.
After building, take a cruise down the road together and enjoy one of life’s best-kept secrets. Have races around the neighborhood. In terms of fun, they are absolutely addicting.
23. Cook something
Introduce your son to the healthy wonders of home cooked meals. Because chances are he’ll find himself cooking for a special lady in the future.
As an indoor and outdoor sport, archery serves a good foundation for teaching sportsmanship, respect and self-discipline. Plus with 40 arrows drawn at 25 pounds each, that’s around 1,000 pounds of force towards promoting a better physical health. In fact, outdoor courses often will have you and your son roaming around a 5-mile adventure through the woods. But just like hitting the target, archery really is about learning how to set small goals and accomplish them one by one.
If you want to learn at home, a good bow is the Adventure Awaits! Handmade Wooden Bow. It’s designed for kids but can be used by adults too, so it would be great for getting your son interested in this hobby.
25. Skateboard or rollerskate
Skateboards and rollerblades are a great activity to boost your son’s independent nature. And with a little cheering on from dad nearby, you’ll give your son a major confidence boost. (Yes, even just by watching) It’s easy to spend some time bonding down at the local skate park or even in the driveway too. Take a weekend to build ramps and rails together out of plywood and metal bars from the local home improvement store. You can even go to the X-games to watch the pros, or play a skateboard video game at home together.
27. Go to the library and read books
No matter if your son enjoys reading or not, just about every boy loves to roam around the library. Even as an adult I’m still fascinated by the endless number of books to choose from.. Let them wander around and gather a collection of their own books. Sit down in a private area together and enjoy a good read of a book, local newspaper or magazine.
28. Play video games
Turn on the gaming console and hop on the couch for hours of fun! You don’t have to play violent games like grand theft auto to have fun, instead even simple games like virtual bowling can be a blast. And chances are, your son will teach you a thing to two.
29. Tour a museum or art gallery
Museums and art galleries can be a great way to bond and expand your son’s mind. Taking insights from around the world will both you and them a new perspective on the world.
- The Walters Art Museum – Baltimore, Maryland
- National Museum of the United States Air Force – Dayton, Ohio
- Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, New York
- Los Angles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, California
- Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, Massachusetts
- Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Texas
- Smithsonian American Art Museum – Washington, D.C.
- Neue Gallerie – New York, New York
- New Bedford Whaling Museum – New Bedford, Massachusetts
- Louisville Slugger Museum – Louisville, Kentucky
30. Play board games
You don’t have to be bored to play board games. While watching T.V. or a movie grab a deck of cards and play a round with your son. From UNO to Monopoly, the number of one-on-one games are endless.
Good board games to play:
- The Game of Life
- Settlers of Catan
31. Play outdoor sports
- Rock climbing
32. Go to a concert
Adventure on a real-world treasure hunt navigating the great outdoors with your son. Use teamwork to follow the coordinates from your GPS, uncover clues, and reach the final destination.
34. Rope Knots
Understanding how to tie different knots is a useful skill and a good way to bond with your son. Check out this knot tying kit, which includes two practice cords and cards explaining 20 essential knots.
Rope knots to learn together:
- Overhand Knot
- Figure-Eight Knot
- Square (Reef) Knot
- Sheet (Becket) Bend
- Clove Hitch
- Timber Hitch
- Taut-Line Hitch
35. Astronomy and telescopes
For the best astronomy experience:
- Your own backyard — an inexpensive telescope such as the Celestron Travel Scope 70 can get good results if you live in an area with little light pollution.
- Mauna Kea Observatory — Hawaii, USA
- Very Large Array — Socorro, New Mexico, USA
- Cerro Paranal — Atacama Desert, Chile
- Kitt Peak National Observatory — Arizona, USA
- Griffith Observatory — Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory — Florence, Italy
- Teide National Park — Island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
- Hayden Planetarium — New York City, USA
36. Collect things
- Baseball cards
- Coins and currency
- Sports figures
- Rocks, fossils and minerals
- Ticket stubs
- Model cars, planes and boats
- Bottle caps
37. Go swimming
38. Race RC cars around the track
39. Home-brew root beer
40. Tour an aquarium or zoo
Good aquariums and zoos to tour:
- Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA
- Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
- Aquarium of the Pacific, Longbeach, CA
- New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, CA
- Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati, OH
- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, LA
- Downtown Aquarium, Houston, TX
- Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee
- St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri
- Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Illinois
- Houston Zoo, Houston, Texas
- Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, Ohio
- San Deigo Zoo, San Diego, California
- Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida
- Denver Zoo, Denver Colorado
Top 29 Best Watches Under $500 For Men
With cellphones so ubiquitous, your watch choice can be less about telling time and more about personal style. However, a watch is not ‘just’ a watch. For example, the vast majority are made for right-handed people, but a select few cater to the lefties among us. There is a wide range in functionality and size.
The wristwatch is also one of the few socially acceptable accessories for men, so why not have a small selection? If you’re not cashing a CEO’s paycheck just yet, here are the top 28 most handsome watches for men that retail for under $500.
Got a bigger budget? Then check out our guide to the best men’s watches under $1000 instead.
Top 29 Best Watches Under $500 For Men
1. Tommy Hilfiger Stainless Steel Men’s Watch
If you like the feel of a pliable, non-metal band but aren’t comfortable with genuine leather, this watch comes equipped with a handsome synthetic band. At 46mm in diameter, this watch is perfect for men of smaller stature, as it will not overpower your hand or make it look like you’re wearing your father’s watch. With bold Arabic numerals, a stainless steel case, and classic styling, this watch is an outstanding choice for an everyday watch and the man on a budget.
2. Nordgreen Pioneer – Black Dial
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Not everyone has an endless amount of cash to drop on a luxury timepiece. If you’re money-conscious but want something high-end, then why not consider the Nordgreen Pioneer.
An inspired take on a classic Chronograph, Nordgreen celebrates the Danish with what they call a timepiece “that captures the sustainable future.” Available in various dial colors from blue, black, and white. There’s even the choice of three case colors – gunmetal, silver, and rose gold. A perfect addition to the collection of any watch enthusiast.
3. Fossil Grant Brown Leather WatchCheck Price
This lovely offering by Fossil features slim Roman numeral hour markers and delicate cut-out hands. The casing is stainless steel and is water-resistant to 165 feet, making it a great dive watch. The band is made of supple, soft calfskin leather and uses a buckle closure.
Of course, this timepiece also comes with the generous 11-year warranty and it’s own fun tin. This watch oozes class and is great for nearly every occasion in your life.
4. Citizen Sport Stainless Steel Men’s Watch With Brown Leather Band
If you don’t want to deal with changing out a battery in a digital watch, this watch is powered by either natural or indoor lighting. The mineral crystal face and stainless steel case make this watch water-resistant to 330 feet, making it a great choice for swimmers and snorkelers.
Handsome and utilitarian, this is a great watch for everyday wear. It’s one of the best watches for men who are always on the go.
5. Fossil Men’s Machine Chronograph Silicone Watch
This watch was designed with the active man in mind. The knurled silicone band stands up to sweat and oils without issue, and the timepiece itself is water-resistant to 165 feet.
The patterned bezel and quality craftsmanship of the black dial is excellent, as is to be expected from a Fossil watch. It even comes in the iconic and collectible tin!
6. Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Watch
This men’s watch features Japanese quartz movement that charges itself indoors or out when exposed to light, making it a great choice for those who don’t want to change out the battery too often. The stitched canvas strap is soft against your skin and will wick away moisture, while the mineral crystal face stands up to the rigors of your everyday life.
Water-resistant to 330 feet, this dive watch is a classic and simple design you’ll be proud of for years to come.
7. Invicta Pro Diver Chronograph Men’s Watch
Another gorgeous offering by Invicta, this watch features a bold design with a slightly nautical feel to it. It will look at home whether you’re wearing a business suit or are going for a dive of less than 660 feet. This piece is also covered by a one-year warranty as a matter of course. The luminosity feature and magnified date window make it a great choice if you work or play in low light.
If you want something that looks like a Tag Heuer but without the luxury watch brand price tag, this is a good option!
8. Casio Edifice Multi-Function Men’s Watch
This watch has three sub-dials for 12 hour, 60 minute and 60-second displays, in addition to the standard time. It also features a fold-over, push-down clasp on the stainless strap, keeping it secure throughout your activities. If you’re looking for a classy timepiece that shrieks sophistication, this is a great choice.
9. Fossil Machine Three Hand Stainless Steel Men’s Watch
This quality watch is a chameleon piece. It looks at home as a dress watch riding below the cuff of your best suit, and it also looks great paired with jeans and a t-shirt. Backed by Fossil’s 11-year warranty as a matter of course and beautifully crafted, this smoke-colored piece is guaranteed to become the go-to accessory for nearly every occasion.
10. MVMT Watches Black Face Men’s Watch
If you like the look of a simple watch, this minimalist offering from MVMT is right up your alley. With just a plain black face, tick marks to denote the hours and a single date window, there is nothing overdone or extravagant about this design. The is understated and suited to the simple design. It’s definitely a classy, low-key piece for the budget-conscious.
11. Timex Weekender Watch
If you’re looking for a fun watch to pair with casual outfits, this is a great option. The band is blue and yellow woven nylon, and the face features both civilian and military timekeeping. An Indiglo night light is also included. This watch is water-resistant to 99 feet, meaning it can withstand splashes of water or exposure to rain but you won’t want to submerge it.
12. PUMA Ultrasize Black Sport Men’s Watch
Boasting a 50mm diameter, this piece is perfect for the large-framed man or one who likes to wear his accessories oversized. A true fashion statement, this sports watch comes in eight different colors schemes to match your favorite hues.
Do be aware, however, that the dial knob is configure for left-handed men!
13. Timex Easy Reader Men’s Watch
Another dress watch designed with the older gentleman in mind, this watch features a white dial with generously sized numerals that do not appear comical to the casual observer.
It’s also an excellent choice if you take your contacts out at night and still want to be able to check the time. With classic lines and a simple white face, the watch would not be out of place at any casual gathering. It comes with Timex’s one-year warranty at no additional charge.
14. Fossil Nate Men’s Chronograph Watch
For men who like a more gritty, industrial feel to their accessories, this Fossil watch is right on point. The bezel is gear-edged and the face is utilitarian black and gray. Water-resistant to 165 feet, this watch is a great choice if you like your adornments to be understated yet add visual interest.
It’s definitely a stand-out piece, for those who would take notice!
15. Timex Expedition Field Chronograph Men’s Watch
Featuring an indigo night light, tachymeter, a date window and a buckle closure, this watch is perfect for men who like to work or play outdoors. It is also water-resistant to 330 feet, making it a great choice for snorkeling or swimming.
You won’t want to wear it for diving, however. With classic, black styling and a genuine crystal face, this is a timepiece that will stand the test of time in both form and function.
16. Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Men’s Watch
This Seiko automatic watch has all the bells and whistles you need, but presents it all in a plain and strikingly attractive manner. It features a date window in either English or Spanish, sword-shaped hands, a sweeping second hand and a mineral dial window. This is a great option for the man on the go. The canvas strap can be removed and hand-washed if sweat or other odors become an issue.
This watch is not water-resistant, so you’ll only want to wear it when you won’t be popping by the pool for a swim!
17. Invicta Pro Diver Collection Silver-Tone Men’s Watch
For those who prefer an all-metal timepiece, the stainless steel Invicta fits the bill nicely. It has a similar aesthetic to a Tag Heuer watch, but at a more affordable price. Equipped with a unilateral bezel and removable links, the band can be customized to fit your wrist perfectly. The face is flame fusion crystal and features a magnifier to highlight the date window.
It’s also water-resistant to 660 feet. If you’re looking for a gorgeous watch that stands up to an active lifestyle, this is an excellent choice.
18. Seiko Men’s Adventure-Solar Classic Casual Watch
This Seiko watch derives its power from either natural or indoor light and can withstand water depths of up to 330 feet. The supple brown leather strap and timeless brushed steel give this piece an attractive look, and the alarm chronograph is easy to set.
If you’re looking for a watch that can serve as a backup for your wake-up call while traveling, stand up to the elements and look awesome, this casual wrist watch is a winner.
19. Nautica Men’s Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Resin Band
Featuring a plethora of options and a smart, snappy style, this a great casual watch with a eye-catching blue dial. The hardy resin band is adjustable, and the face is protected by a mineral window. Whether for work or play, this bold blue design is handsome and substantial on the wrist. It comes with Nautica’s five-year warranty at no additional charge.
20. Citizen Sport Men’s Stainless Steel Watch with Black Leather Band
The black, red and white face of this piece eschews the traditional two-tone color scheme so often employed in other watches, and the contrasting stitching on the band adds creative flair. It comes backed by Citizen’s five-year warranty and will compliment any casual outfit.
21. Alessi Tic15 Analog Display Analog Quartz Black Men’s Watch
Another not-quite-round offering on our list, the curved square casing of this piece gives it instant visual appeal. Sleek and clean, this unfussy design will be a compliment to almost any occasion. It has quartz movement and is water-resistant to 99 feet, making it a great choice for everyday wear.
22. Invicta 1517 I Force Collection Watch
Another on our list designed for left-handed men, this watch is something special. Water-resistant to 330 feet and featuring oversize stenciled numbers and a sub dial, this watch is great for any casual outfit. The cloth band is extremely durable and stands up to dirt, sweat and grime.
If you lead an active lifestyle, this watch will be right at home in your collection.
23. TRIWA Blue Steel Nevil Canvas Watch
This watch comes in a whopping 14 color variations, all of them beautiful. You may decide to add more than one to your collection!
Designed in Sweden, this watch features Japanese quartz movement, a stainless steel casing and a strap made from Tärnsjö organic leather. TRIWA, which stands for Transforming the Industry of Watches, believes in the artistry of fine jewelry and it shows in their product.
24. Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Watch
Another fine dress watch from the makers of the Swiss Army knife, this watch is emblazoned with the internally recognized cross and shield emblem. It has no sub-dials, tachymeter or other add-ons to detract from its simple and appealing style.
This watch will be at home with all but the most formal of outfits and carries a two-year warranty.
25. Ingersoll Automatic Stainless Steel Bull Run Watch
Again, Ingersoll remakes the classics and brings them into the present day. With a highly polished stainless steel casing, two sub-dials, a date aperture and arrow-shaped hands, this quartz watch is beautiful.
The band features contrasting stitching on the fine-grain leather, adding depth and detail to the workmanship. This watch will compliment any casual occasion and can be relied upon for years to come.
26. Tissot Quickster Chronograph Black Leather Men’s Watch
Made with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and Swiss automatic movement, this watch is a smart and utilitarian choice. If you’re looking for a solid Swiss watch that isn’t flashy, this is an excellent option. It’s also guaranteed for two years.
27. Seiko Sport Solar Men’s Beige Watch
Are you getting tired of squinting down at your watch or holding it closer and closer to your face? Don’t worry, we all get a bit nearsighted with age, especially over the age of 40.
If you’re not quite ready for reading glasses or a comically huge watch, this is a great choice from Seiko. The numerals, indices and luminous hands stand out in stark white against a black background, and the numerals are generous in size. It’s a perfect casual watch for the older gentleman.
28. Seiko Men’s 5 Watch Blue Canvas Band
This simple and affordable watch has a clean, crisp aesthetic to it and doesn’t bog down its design with a ton of bells and whistles. It’s time and date, end of.
If you want a watch for casual wear, this Seiko is a shoo-in. The band is forgiving and comfortable against your wrist, and it’s blue color will likely compliment your existing wardrobe. The price is also extremely affordable.
29. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Stainless Steel Watch With Brown Leather Band
Featuring the Hilfiger logo at the three o’clock position, this wrist watch is a statement piece. It is a bright, shiny stainless steel work of art that you’ll be proud to wear at all but the most stuffy of workplaces. The calfskin leather band uses a buckle closure and the date window is beside the logo at three o’clock.
If you’re a fan of Tommy clothing, cologne or luggage, you can complete your look with this stunning accessory.