25 Best Big Watches to Suit Your Big Personality
Bigger is better… well, not all the time. But sometimes, it is. And in the world of fashion, big has become trendy again. We’ve gone from skinny jeans to oversized sweatshirts and we’re definitely here for it. If you’re looking for some big and bold accessories to complete your outfit, we’ve got you covered! From Casio to Panerai, take a look at these big watches and find the one that best fits you and your big personality.
Watch Size Guide
Before we take a look at the best big watches available for you, let’s talk about watch sizes. Now, we know that when people are searching for a watch, they mostly look at the design or the quality of the build. And those are all good things to consider when purchasing a timepiece. But what a lot of people don’t really look at — especially when purchasing online — is the dimension of the watch.
A lot of people have found themselves searching the Internet for a good watch, falling in love with a particular design, and ordering it only to be faced with utter disappointment when it turns out to be too large or small for them. It sucks. But it can be avoided. We’ll briefly go through some tips to help you know what your size is and which watches are best suited for that size.
Measure Your Wrist
The first thing you need to do is to take out that tape measure. You can’t go around buying an item of clothing (yes, a watch counts) without knowing your size. So, go ahead and measure your wrist according to the fit you most prefer for your watches. Make sure to use inches since that is the unit of measurement we’ll be using for this guide. This will be your basis from here on out.
Watch Case Sizes
One of the best ways to determine the fit of the watch is through its case. Now, you might think it’s the strap, but here’s the thing. You could find that the strap technically fits your wrist but then the proportions are all wrong because the watch case could be either too big or too small on your wrist. To avoid this, we’ll look at the case diameters first.
For men’s watches, the typical range is from 38mm to 46mm. Those below 38mm are for thinner wrists and lean towards women’s sizes. And those above 46mm are, well, the really big watches. For our list, this is the range we’ll be looking at. The watches listed below start from around 47-48mm and go as high as 57mm. So, to find out whether these watches would even fit you, continue reading.
Let’s break it down further, but now, we’ll consider the wrist circumference. If you measured around 6 inches, go for a 38mm watch. For 6.5 inches, that would mean a 40mm watch suits you. If your wrist is around 7 inches in circumference, 4mm is the best fit for you. For 7.5 inches, choose watches that are 44mm in size. And for wrists 8 inches in size, your best bet is a 46mm watch. If your wrists measure above 8 inches, then this list is exactly for you. But what about the specific sizes? Well, you’ve probably noticed a pattern as we listed down the sizes. Go by this rule: for every half-inch increment, add 2mm to the watch size. For example, we stopped at 8 inches and 46mm. So, 8.5 inches would mean 48mm, 9 inches is 50mm, and so on. That’s pretty much it.
What Else to Take Note Of
Now, there are other factors to consider, but we’ll just run through these quickly. The reason we won’t go deeper into these is that these factors usually also depend on the case size. For example, the thickness of the case would often affect the fit of the watch. However, watches are produced with certain proportions in mind. Basically, if the diameter increases, the thickness will as well. It is important to note, though, this won’t always be the case as some watch designers might want to create a large dial that is also thin. So, it’s best to double-check the thickness even if you’ve got the right case size.
Another factor is the strap. Now, we’re talking about the width of the strap and not the length. Straps are typically adjustable so length doesn’t really matter. For leather straps, you just choose which hole to insert the pin through. And for metal straps, you can typically add or remove links to adjust the size. So, when we say the straps may factor in, we mean the proportions. Some straps may be too thin for your wrists, while others may be too thick that they dig into your skin. Now, again, there is typically a ratio between the case and strap that manufacturers follow. However, some may veer away from that for design purposes, so keep that in mind.
Best Big Watches to Consider
1. Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400
When you’re looking for some big watches, the ever-reliable Casio G-Shock is a great place to start. The Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400 has a 53mm stainless steel case with a resin bezel. True to the G-Shock guarantee, this watch has amazing shock-resistance and water-resistance of 200 metres. This type of water-resistance will not only let you swim with the watch, but also dive with it.
This big watch runs on solar energy and has multiple displays and textured pushers. It’s got a black resin bezel, a plastic strap, and a dial with that iconic gray digital display. This amazing sports watch is packed with a ton of cool features, including a calendar, five daily alarms, a countdown timer, and a 1/10-second stopwatch. It also boasts a digital compass, barometer, altimeter, thermometer, timestamp, auto LED, atomic timekeeping, and a sunrise and sunset indicator.
2. Invicta Pro Diver Scuba Quartz Watch (Model: 6981)
Invicta offers a lot of cool, big watches, and this Invicta Pro Diver Scuba Quartz Watch is just the first of many that we’ll feature. It comes in a 48mm gold-tone stainless steel case with a cool unidirectional stainless steel bezel in black and gold. Continuing the black and gold theme, the watch has a two-tone silicone strap in those colors. The watch has a black dial with luminous indexes and watch hands for easy readability in the dark. Its dial is pretty interesting due to its cool layout. It features a calendar and three sub-dials for the 24-hour, 60-second, and 60-minute features. The watch runs on a Japanese quartz movement and has a great water-resistance of 100 metres.
3. Seiko Prospex Land Fieldmaster
When searching for big watches, you don’t always have to go for the typical chunky look. You can still aim for a watch that is large but doesn’t give off a bulky vibe. The Seiko Land Fieldmaster from the Seiko Prospex collection offers just that. This cool, black watch has a 49.5mm round case with gold-tone push buttons. The rest of the watch, such as the comfortable strap and the bezel, also don a clean black look. It features a luminous round digital display for its dial which shows the normal 12-hour time and even the date and day of the week. The watch also has dual time and other available modes. Lastly, it comes with an amazing water-resistance of 200 metres, which makes it suitable for diving.
4. Panerai Radiomir Composite Manual-winding Brown Dial Men’s Watch
Up next, we have this stylish minimalistic watch from Panerai. The Panerai Radiomir Composite Manual-winding Watch has a 47mm black composite case in a cool, cushion shape. It has a transparent caseback and a manual-winding movement with a 72-hour power reserve. Complementing the watch is a textured brown leather strap with clean stitching. Its black dial is pretty simple with just two thick luminous watch hands and a small sub-dial for the seconds located at the 9 o’clock position. The watch has a mix of large Arabic numerals and golden brown indexes. Lastly, like most watches from the Panerai Radiomir collection, the watch is water-resistant up to 100 metres, making it a suitable companion for swimming.
5. Invicta Aviator Quartz Watch (Model: 22523, 22525)
Big watches can both be rugged-looking and stylish at the same time. Case in point: the Invicta Aviator Stainless Steel Quartz Watch with a beautiful combination of blue, silver, and rose gold colour scheme. It comes in a 49mm stainless steel case with a rose gold-tone stainless steel unidirectional bezel. This is paired with a blue silicone band that gives a comfortable fit for its wearer. Matching the blue band, it has a beautiful dial in a striking sapphire hue. The numberless dial has silver hour markers and luminous watch hands in rose gold. It also features three functional sub-dials and a date window. Lastly, this watch runs on a Japanese quartz movement and has a 100m water-resistance.
6. Casio G-Shock XL Series Quartz Watch (GA-700UC-5ACR)
Perhaps you prefer the military-looking big watches? Well, fret not because we have just the thing for you. The Casio G-Shock XL Series Quartz Watch has a 53mm resin case and a matching resin strap. This watch was built to resist mechanical shock and vibrations. So, if durability is a priority for you, this watch checks the box. Not only is it shock-resistant, but it’s water-resistant as well. In fact, it has an impressive 200m water-resistance, perfect for diving.
This watch has a black dial with a mix of analogue and digital displays. It also has a Super Illuminator LED light with afterglow to make it much easier for you to read the time in the dark. Now, let’s run through some of its features; it’s got world time, 31 time zones, home city/world time swapping, daylight saving time, four daily alarms, and an hourly signal.
7. Fossil Nate Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch
Big watches tend to have that bulky or rugged feel. But the Fossil Nate Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch puts a stylish twist to the oversized watch. It offers a cleaner version of the typical rugged military watch despite its huge 50mm black-plated stainless steel case. The watch also has a handsome matte black bezel and a matching black-plated stainless steel bracelet. The beautiful textured black dial displays a mix of large Arabic numerals and thin hour markers. Like the rest of the watch, the three watch hands are also in black. Furthermore, this watch also features three sub-dials and a date window in between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
8. Invicta I-Force Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch (Model: 16974)
Big watches are cool as is, but an all-black one is even cooler. The Invicta I-Force Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch has a Japanese quartz movement and a 100m water-resistance. This big watch has a 52mm black stainless steel case, black silicone strap, and a black dial featuring a date window and three chronograph sub-dials. Indeed, this watch has the vibe of a cool action movie protagonist with its sleek design and all-black look.
9. Casio G-Shock Carbon Core Guard Watch (GA2000-3A)
The big watches from G-Shock have definitely mastered the analogue/digital hybrid. The Casio G-Shock Analog-Digital Carbon Core Guard Olive Green Watch manages to look tough and clean at the same time. It’s got a carbon/resin mix for its 51mm case and bezel, while its strap is an olive green resin with a subtle pattern. As expected of the Casio G-Shock, this watch is incredibly shock-resistant. So, you can be assured that it’s got high durability. It also has an amazing water-resistance of 200 metres; you’ll be able to do more than swimming with this watch.
10. Invicta Reserve Venom Gen III Swiss Quartz Chronograph (25977)
Up next, we have another one of Invicta’s big watches. The Invicta Reserve Venom Gen III Swiss Quartz Chronograph has a Swiss quartz movement and a whopping 1000m water-resistance. Yeah, you definitely don’t need to worry about getting this watch wet. This big watch has a 52mm stainless steel case with a unidirectional stainless steel bezel. The bezel’s top ring is decorated with glossy black and gold accents. Its buttons and crown are also in gold to stick to the colour palette. The watch has a classic stainless steel bracelet and a flame-fusion dial window. Now, what’s really amazing about this watch is its dial. The watch has a beautiful mother-of-pearl dial in a blue and purple tone. It almost even looks like the galaxy with its stunning gradient. This dial is numberless, opting for some silver and gold indexes instead, as well as silver and gold watch hands. Lastly, the watch also features three sub-dials and a date window.
10. Casio Pro Trek Tough Solar Triple Sensor Digital Sports Watch (PRW-3500T-7CR)
Looking for some big watches with a tough metallic look? Well, this Casio Pro Trek Tough Solar Triple Sensor Digital Sports Watchdefinitely shows some personality with its rugged design. This watch is solar-powered, making it ideal for your outdoor adventures. It even has a 200m water-resistance for when you’re feeling like taking a dive.
This watch is huge, measuring 56mm in diameter, and comes in a gray-tone stainless steel case with a black rotating bezel. This big watch definitely checks off durability on the list with its titanium bracelet. Although stainless steel is more common for watches, titanium is actually a lot tougher and it’s even more lightweight than stainless steel.
Now, this watch has got a ton of features, so we’ll do our best to run through them all. The digital dial has a day/date display, backlight, and thermometer. This watch from Casio Pro Trek also has atomic timekeeping, a triple sensor, low-temperature resistance, a digital compass with bearing memory, a barometer, an altimeter, world time, and sunset and sunrise data. It also comes with a stopwatch, countdown timer, 12 and 24-hour formats, and a power-saving function.
12. Diesel Mega Chief Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Watch
All-black big watches definitely have that extra edge to them. The Diesel Mega Chief Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch has a 51mm black-tone stainless steel case paired with a comfortable black stainless steel mesh bracelet. This chronograph features a black and grey dial with a few accent colours for an added touch. It’s got a large Arabic numeral 12, while the rest of the hours are marked with gunmetal stick indexes. The watch also features three sub-dials for the chronograph and also includes a small date window at the 3 o’clock position. With its 100m water-resistance, this watch is suitable for swimming and even snorkeling.
13. Casio G-Shock XL Series Quartz Watch (Model GA-700UC-8ACR)
Chunky-big watches are even made better with a monochromatic palette. The Casio G-Shock XL Series Quartz Men’s Watch is an amazing model packed with lots of cool features. But before we get to that, let’s talk about the basic specifications of this watch. The big watch has a 53mm resin case and a large resin bezel. Its black plastic strap not only allows for a comfortable fit but also gives off a stylish vibe. What’s more, it has both an analogue and digital display featuring a Super Illuminator LED with afterglow for better night viewing. Of course, as a G-Shock watch, it’s got amazing shock-resistance and water-resistance, too!
For the world traveller, this watch has world time, 31 time zones, daylight savings time, and home city/world time swapping. Meanwhile, for regular users, it features a 60-minute countdown timer, an hourly time signal, and four daily alarms with snooze. This watch is also fairly accurate with just an average deviation of 15 seconds per month.
14. Panerai Radiomir Manual-Winding Men’s Watch (48mm)
When it comes to big watches, we often think of bulky sports watches with resin cases. And these are all good, but it might not be everyone’s style. Well, you don’t have to limit yourself to those designs. If you want something a little more classy that’s still versatile enough to be worn for both formal and casual wear, the Panerai Radiomir Manual-Winding Men’s Watch might just be what you’re looking for. This watch the Panerai Radiomir collection has a cool, cushion-shaped black ceramic case that is 48mm in diameter.
Matching this lovely case, we have a handsome dark-brown leather strap. What makes this watch quite elegant is its clean and minimalistic black dial, which is numberless and only features two simple watch hands, and dot and line indexes. All of these are, of course, luminous to make it easier for the user to read the time in dim light. Lastly, the watch has a 21-jewel manual-winding movement with a 72-hour power reserve and a 100m water-resistance.
15. Casio Pro Trek Quartz Men’s Watch (Model: PRG-600YB-3CR)
Often, big watches carry big personalities. And this next watch is a good example of that. The Casio Pro Trek Stainless Steel Quartz Men’s Watchis definitely a model that’ll catch anyone’s eye, and not just for its size. The 52-mm black-plated stainless steel case features a cool metallic bezel that has different time zones on it.
The watch has an adjustable military green fabric strap that fits quite comfortably on the wrist. Its black dial displays a mix of large Arabic numerals and indexes that are both in a soft cream colour. The dial features both analogue and digital display, and for easy readability, the watch also has a double LED light for the dial and backlight. It even has an afterglow and you can select the illumination duration. What’s more, this solar-powered watch is equipped with a digital compass, an altimeter, and even has low-temperature resistance.
16. Diesel Little Daddy Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch
This Diesel Little Daddy Chronograph Quartz Men’s Watch surely outdid itself in terms of design. It comes in a large 52mm case with a stunning dial. Both the case and the bracelet are made of stainless steel, which is plated in black. Its dial is in different shades of grey and has an offset design. This means that the watch hands are not at the centre where they would typically be. The dial features a few sub-dials for the watch’s chronograph function. Sadly, the watch isn’t that too big on water-resistance but is suitable enough for short exposure to water such as rain and splashing.
17. Seiko Marine Master Professional (SBDX013)
For our next big watch, we have the Seiko Marine Master Professional. This watch has a round black case that is roughly 53mm in size. The rest of the watch is also in a cool black tone, including the bezel and the strap. To provide better readability through contrast, this watch from Seiko also features white numerals and indexes. Its black dial is simple numberless with thick watch hands and indexes in white.
The watch runs on a 26-jewel automatic movement and has a maximum power reserve of 50 hours. As the name suggests, the Seiko Marine Master Professional has an incredible water-resistance of 1000 metres. For reference, a 100m water-resistance is already more than enough for recreational swimming. And that’s just a tenth of this watch’s water-resistance.
18. Casio G-Shock GMAS120SR-7A
For those who prefer lighter-coloured big watches, the Casio G-Shock GMAS120SR-7A might just be for you. This watch has a 49mm round case in a white transparent resin. This same transparent resin is used for the watch’s comfortable and secure strap. Complementing this transparent case is a vibrant rose gold dial. The dial has a mix of analogue and a digital display, featuring rose gold watch hands. As this is a G-Shock watch, you can be assured that this watch is incredibly durable and made to withstand great shock. What’s more, it comes with a 200m water-resistance, suitable for diving and other water sports.
Not only is this watch gorgeous and durable but it’s also incredibly functional. Yes, it comes with a lot of cool functions, including a countdown timer, a stopwatch, and five daily alarms. For the world traveller, you’d be glad to know that this watch also features world time. As if these features are not enough, this watch is also magnetic-resistant and has an auto LED light with afterglow to help you easily check the time even in the dark.
19. Timex Expedition Grid Shock Watch
Let’s take a break from the typical big round watches and take a look at this rectangular beauty. The Timex Expedition Grid Shock Watch has a 50mm black resin case with a large rectangular grey digital display. This watch is equipped with the iconic Timex Indiglo backlight for easier reading at night. It also comes in cool features, including the option to switch to 24-hour military time and set occasional reminders. In addition, it has three time zones, a calendar, a 100-hour chronograph, a 24-hour countdown timer, and three vibrating alarms. To top it all off, it is shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 100 metres.
20. Invicta Aviator Chronograph Men’s Watch (Model: 17204)
This next watch puts a contemporary twist to the classic stainless steel watch. The Invicta Aviator Stainless Steel Chronograph Men’s Watch comes in a 48mm stainless steel case with a cool, black-tone stainless steel bezel, and a matching stainless steel bracelet with a foldover clasp. Now, what makes this watch so interesting is its black dial with red and white accents. It features large white Arabic numerals and black and white watch hands. The watch has two inner bezels: a tachymeter and a compass. The busy dial also displays sub-dials for the chronograph function and a date window at 3 o’clock. Furthermore, the watch runs on a Japanese quartz movement, has a synthetic sapphire crystal, and is water-resistant up to 100 metres.
21. Diesel Master Chief Men’s Watch
The big watches from Diesel really go all out on their designs. And the Diesel Master Chief Men’s Watch is no exception. This elegant watch comes in a cool matte black case. This gives the big watch such a sleek, modern, and elegant vibe while still having a bit of an edgy feel to it. Its 49mm black IP-brushed stainless steel case is complemented with a matching black stainless steel for a nice cohesive look. Completing the look, we have a mostly black dial with some hints of grey, featuring different textures. This numberless dial has grey indexes and hands that resemble the traditional magician’s wand. Finally, the watch also includes three sub-dials and a date window at 3 o’clock.
22. Panerai Radiomir Manual-Winding Men’s Watch (47mm)
Every man needs a stylish and timeless dress watch in their wardrobe. The Panerai Radiomir Manual-Winding Men’s Watch offers this simple elegance that makes it versatile enough to wear with your casual everyday look and on days when you need to dress up more. It comes in a cushion-shaped stainless steel case that is 47mm in size. The watch has a transparent caseback and a handsome dark brown leather strap with clean white stitching. Its black dial is simple and elegant with rose gold-tone watch hands and Arabic numerals. Inside, the watch runs on a 21-jewel movement with a 72-hour power reserve and 100m water-resistance.
23. Casio Pro Trek Men’s Watch (PRW-7000-1AJF)
An important thing about producing big watches is knowing what to do with the extra space. Casio definitely hit the nail on the head when it comes to the dial design of this watch. The Casio Pro Trek Men’s Watchis 52mm in size and has a round black case and a matching black carbon fibre insert band. This watch has a beautiful black dial with a mix of textures and green accents, featuring thick white indexes and watch hands.
Its analogue and digital dial are packed with tons of helpful features. For the athletes out there, you’d be glad to know that this watch has a 1/100-second stopwatch with a measuring capacity of up to 24 hours. It also has three measuring modes: split time, elapsed time, and first and second place times. Furthermore, this watch is also equipped with a countdown timer that can measure a maximum of 60 minutes, as well as hourly signals and five independent daily alarms.
If you tend to travel a lot, this watch can also be of help to you, as it is equipped with world time, featuring 48 cities and 31 time zones. In addition, the watch has daylight savings time, home city/world time city swapping, auto-switching, and Coordinated Universal Time, among other functions.
24. Diesel Mr Daddy 2.0 Chronograph Men’s Watch
The Diesel Mr Daddy 2.0 Chronograph Men’s Watch is perhaps the largest among the big watches on the list, at a diameter of 57mm. The gold and black aesthetic plus the intricate dial design make this watch a truly stunning timepiece. Its bold design makes it an ideal watch for those who love to show a little flair. This big watch has a beautiful gold-tone stainless steel case with a matching gold-tone stainless steel link bracelet. This is complemented by the large black dial that has both smooth and textured elements. A lot is going on with the dial, but it is designed in a way that maintains harmony and cohesiveness. The black dial also contains gold accents, including the offset gold watch hands.
It’s got four different times scattered around the dial. There’s the main one with a three-hand analogue quartz movement, a date window, and three sub-dials. The second time is a digital display. Time three, on the other hand, has a three-hand analogue quartz movement with hour markers and a minute track. Lastly, Time four is a two-hand analogue quartz movement with hour markers.
25. Timex Expedition Shock Digital Compass Men’s Watch (T49612)
For our final watch, we have the Timex Expedition Shock Digital Compass Men’s Watch. This watch has a 48mm resin case and strap that are quite durable. It boasts a circular digital display that can be lit up with the Indiglo light-up technology for easy viewing even in the dark. Designed to withstand the harsh outdoors, the watch is shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 200 metres. To further aid the outdoor adventurer, this watch is also equipped with a digital compass.
Before you go purchasing a watch, make sure you know which size best fits you. And if you find yourself leaning towards a larger size, we hope we’ve done you justice with our suggestions on the best big watches available today.
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