Let’s face it, some men don’t have a romantic bone in their body. Either that or they just suck at showing it. Women, on the other hand, are all about expressing their love. Hence, matching outfits and couple watches are becoming a trend.
From showing affection to showering gifts, women have mastered the art of expressing love. And sometimes, these are not enough for them that some women want something more visible and tangible to show people that they are ‘happily with someone’.
One way of showing this is by wearing matching outfits and couple watches. This seems like a cute idea in general. But it is something that can be hard to pull off without being cheesy and looking tacky. It doesn’t help that most men are not really sold on the idea of being matchy-matchy with their partners.
We know it’s not easy to convince your man to wear something that remotely says ‘romantic’. But with this guide, you’ll be wearing matching couple watches in no time.
1. Explain to Him What Couple Watches Are
We won’t blame you if your man doesn’t even know what couple watches are. Simply put, these are matching his and hers watches that partners and couples can wear to show their affection for each other. These are usually bought during a special occasion, such as anniversaries, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day.
Most women would agree that wearing couple watches is one way of showing others that you and your partner have a strong and solid love for each other. Not to mention, these couple watches show you have style.
Some watchmakers deliberately produce matching timepieces for men and women simply for this trend.
2. Show Him What Couple Watches Look Like
Men are visual creatures. They need to see something and like it before they are convinced to have or wear it.
Ideally, couple watches come from the same brand and collection, with the men’s version looking more masculine and bigger, while women’s are typically smaller and sometimes gem-studded.
These couple watches don’t need to match entirely. Some couples opt for different colours or materials. The only prerequisite is for the couple to agree on the watches that have some matching features, and that they would both enjoy wearing them.
3. Tell Him He Can Pick His Favourite Brand and Style
No matter how different your style preferences are, there must be something you can compromise on.
Most often, for couple watches to work, the style should be classic and not over-the-top. You cannot force your guy to wear something that borders on being feminine just because you like the style.
So in this case, you will need to make sure that the style and brand are both to your liking so both of you will enjoy wearing the watches.
From his favourite brand, start checking out the different collections and see if they have ladies’ versions. From there, you zero in on which design and collection you like, too. Then you start your pitch.
4. Show Him that Even Swiss Luxury Watch Brands Offer Couple Watches
Depending on your budget, of course, you can always convince him to wear his and hers watches by dangling some Swiss watch brands in front of him.
If money is not the issue, then you can splurge and get yourself some of the best Swiss watches. Luxury watch brands have their own take on the couple watches trend, including Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.
The Rolex Datejust is probably the most popular collection from this Swiss brand. It offers different models that appeal to both men and women. With Datejust 41mm for men and ladies versions from 26mm to 36mm diameter range, it’s easy to find matching couple watches that you and your partner will like.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak collection is one of the most iconic Swiss watches of all time. If you decide to get couple watches from this collection, you can opt for the Royal Oak frosted case in rose gold for his and hers. Or go for the classic stainless steel version.
Who would say no to a Patek Philippe? Not your partner for sure. The Patek Philippe Nautilus is a well-loved, sought-after watch that caters to both men and women. Get yours with diamonds to match with your guy’s classic version.
5. Give Him the Classic Compromise
As mentioned above, it’s easier to convince your man to wear couple watches with you if you can compromise on a classic design. It can be a bit difficult if your styles are vastly different. Therefore a classic, more conservative design is the way to go. Think dress watches.
Because classic watches tend to be minimalist, it is also easy to dress them up or down depending on the occasion.
Of course, it is necessary that you talk about the brand and design. But if it is a surprise gift, make sure that you got everything covered. Get to know not only his design preferences, but also the occasions he normally wears a watch.
For example, is he a fitness buff? Then get him a sports watch. Does he go diving? Get him a dive watch. Is he a businessman who is often in a suit? A dress watch will be appreciated.
However, as mentioned above, it is important to compromise. If he’s a sporty person and you’re not, all the more that you should go for a classic design that both you and your partner will enjoy.
6. Do Your Research Well and Provide Options
Okay, here’s the fun part — giving him options. There’s nothing more important about convincing someone to get something than providing choices that cover everything. From design to style, colour and prices, you need to give your man all this vital information.
We know this takes time and a lot of effort. That’s why we have already done the legwork for you and rounded up 15 of the best couple watches out there to help you convince your man to wear one.
15 Best His & Hers Watches
From classic to sporty — from affordable to luxury — with matching designs that are subtly romantic, these couple watches below are nothing but great style and pure sophistication.
Did we mention they’re subtly romantic, too?
Price for both: $249.00
Fossil presents this His & Hers watches set featuring the 42mm Andy for him and the 30mm Addison for her. The Andy watch boasts a white satin dial, thin rose-gold-tone hands and hour markers, and a seconds sub-dial. Meanwhile, the Addison watch features a mother of pearl dial, gem-studded bezel, and rose-gold-tone hands and hour markers.
Both watches run on a quartz movement and feature matching brown leather straps. What’s more, these watches are waterproof up to 30 metres.
2. Michael Kors
Price for Ladies: $349.00
Price for Men: $499.00
Pair your Michael Kors Extra Petite Runway watch in gold-tone with the Michael Kors Oversized Lexington Gold-Tone watch for him. The slim 19mm gold-tone stainless steel case of the Extra Petite features a minimalist dial and a matching bracelet. Meanwhile, the Oversized Lexington has a chronograph function and a date window, perfect for the jet-set lifestyle of your loved one.
Powered by a quartz movement, both watches are water-resistant up to 50 metres and enjoy a two-year warranty.
Price: Upon Request
With your 21mm Gucci G-Frame watch, you can give your man this matching 45mm Gucci Dive watch. Both feature the iconic Gucci green and red colour theme that everybody adores.
The ladies’ G-Frame comes with a mother of pearl dial and the iconic Gucci bees as indexes. The hands, crown and bezel are all in stainless steel. The watch is driven by a Ronda quartz movement and boasts a 50 water-resistance.
The men’s Gucci Dive watch, on the other hand, comes in a steel case, black matte dial, green and red Web nylon strap. Powered by an ETA quartz movement, it can go underwater as deep as 200 metres.
Price for Men: $595.00
Price for Ladies: $595.00
These Movado Museum Classic couple watches come from the same collection. Hence, they look the same — with the men’s version in 40mm and the ladies’ in 28mm.
Both watches come in yellow gold PVD-finished stainless steel case with black Museum dial, featuring yellow gold-toned hands and a dot at 12 o’clock. Both the bezel and the lugs are also in yellow gold-tone. Running on a Swiss quartz movement, both watches are waterproof up to 30 metres. Matching elegant black calfskin straps finish these elegant his and hers watches.
5. Emporio Armani
Price for Men: $175
Price for Women: $545
Although these couple watches come from different collections, they both feature minimalist dials, rose-gold stainless steel cases, and elegant brown leather straps.
This Emporio Armani 43mm leather watch for men is a classic dress watch with a sophisticated analogue face. The white dial features rose gold-tone hands and hour markers, with a date window at 3 o’clock. A sophisticated crocodile-effect leather strap and a 50m water-resistance finish its sophisticated style.
Meanwhile, the Emporio Armani Esedra for ladies is encased in a 26mm polished rose gold-tone stainless steel case. The white mother-of-pearl dial showcases rose gold-tone indexes. Finally, just like the watch for him, this ladies’ watch comes with a brown leather strap and a 30m water-resistance.
Prices: Upon Request
These totally matching couple watches from Citizen are elegant in their two-tone motif. The 40mm Mechanical NY4056-58P watch for him runs on the automatic Calibre 8200 movement. It boasts various features including signal reception, day and date display at 3 o’clock, and water resistance of up to 50 metres.
For her is the Citizen Mechanical PD7156-58P watch with a 29mm gold-plated stainless steel case. The two-tone gold dial also features gold hands and indexes, as well as a day and date window at 3 o’clock. It runs on the automatic Caliber 6651 movement.
Both watches have a three-year warranty.
Price: Upon Request
The ladies’ version comes in a 36mm silver-tone case with a gem-studded white dial and white leather strap. Meanwhile, the men’s version is equally striking in a 44mm black case, black strap and gem-studded black dial. Both run on a quartz movement.
8. Daniel Wellington
Price for both: $334
From Daniel Wellington comes this matching Iconic Link couple watches set in 36mm for him and 32mm for her.
Classic and understated, these matching couple watches feature stainless steel cases and minimalist eggshell white dials. The dials display stainless steel hands and hour markers, with the DW logo at 12 o’clock. Both run on a Japanese quartz movement and have matching stainless steel bracelets.
Price: Upon Request
The 98A185 Men’s Curv Chronograph watch and the 98R239 Ladies’ Curv watch, both from Bulova, are powered by the brand’s high-performance quartz Curv chronograph movement.
The men’s chronograph watch comes in a 44mm rose gold-tone stainless steel case and a black bezel. The black dial displays rose gold-tone hands and markers, with anti-reflective curved sapphire glass. It has a matching black EPDM rubber strap.
The watch for her boasts 26 diamonds on its 40.5mm rose gold-tone stainless steel case. The black dial showcases rose gold-tone hands and diamond markers, protected by an anti-reflective curved sapphire glass. It also has the matching black EPDM rubber strap.
Both watches have a three-year warranty and water resistance of 30 metres.
Price: Upon Request
For sure your man wouldn’t mind wearing orange couple watches with you if it’s a Casio G-Shock GravityMaster. The Casio G-Shock GA-1000-4A for him is equipped with digital compass capabilities, perfect for your adventurous guy. Additional features include 1/100-second stopwatch, world time (48 cities), five daily alarms, thermometer, low battery warning, and full auto-calendar until year 2099, among others. What’s more, it boasts a water-resistance of up to 200 metres.
The ladies’ version, Casio Baby-G BGA-230-4B model, on the other hand, features a dual dial world time, displaying 31 time zones, perfect for the woman on the go. Just like the men’s version, it also features 1-second stopwatch, countdown timer, daily alarm, and full auto-calendar (up to year 2099), among others. It is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Price for Men’s: $95.00
Price for Ladies’: $95.00
Get both you and your man the Skagen Aaren Kulor in Light Blue Silicone watches. His would be a bigger 41mm watch, while hers come in 36mm. Both features sophisticated and clean dials, a Skagen signature.
Both watches come in an aluminum case with a sandblasted dial that displays numerical indexes, slim hands, and a seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock. The straps are interchangeable with a quick-release pin construction. Both watches are also available with a two-year warranty.
Price for Men’s: $99.95
Price for Ladies’: $99.95
Perfect for the sporty couple, these matching watches from Timex are handy when you’re both working out. These Ironman GPS watch in black for him and the white version for her are not only useful fitness buddy. They look trendy and stylish, too!
Both watches come with an easy to use and simple interface. Slim and lightweight, these watches are available in 38mm resin case with black (for men) and white (for women) digital dials. Both watches are water-resistant up to 50 metres and feature a 12-hour GPS battery life.
13. Patek Philippe
Price for Men: $65,166 (approximate)
Price for Ladies: $52,162 (approximate)
Now we come to the Swiss luxury couple watches. And, of course, one of our first choices is the iconic Patek Philippe Nautilus.
The 7118/1A Nautilus ladies’ automatic watch is striking in its understated elegance. The 35.2mm stainless steel case features a silvery opaline dial with embossed decor. The applied numerals and hands are luminous for optimised legibility. It runs on the self-winding mechanical movement calibre 324 SC movement, and features a date display at 3 o’clock and sweep seconds hand.
The Patek Philippe 5711/1A men’s version also has a date and sweep seconds functions. It showcases the iconic rounded octagonal bezel and the porthole-inspired case. Powered by the self-winding mechanical calibre 26‑330 S C movement, the 40mm watch is complemented by a matching stainless steel strap.
14. Audemars Piguet
Price for Men: S18,284 (approximate)
Price for Ladies: $16,962 (approximate)
Up next is another iconic timepiece, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
The Ref. 15400ST.OO.1220ST.04 Royal Oak for men comes in a 41mm stainless steel case with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal. Its grey ruthenium-toned dial showcases its signature Grande Tapisserie pattern, with white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands. The Manufacture self-winding calibre 3120 movement drives this watch.
A matching watch for her is the Royal Oak Ref. #15450ST.OO.1256ST.02 in 37mm stainless steel case. This watch has the same features as the men’s version. And both boast 60 hours of power reserve and feature matching stainless steel bracelets.
Price for Men: $12,543 (approximate)
Price for Ladies: $10,994 (approximate)
From its champagne coloured dials to the two-tone gold motif, these Rolex couple watches are all about opulence.
The Rolex Lady-Datejust in 28mm oystersteel and yellow gold case features a champagne-tone dial with diamond hour markers and 18K gold hands. It runs on the 3235 calibre movement, certified as a Swiss chronometer by COSC.
The men’s version, the Rolex Datejust 41, is a 41mm model with the two-tone oystersteel and yellow gold case and a matching bracelet. Powered by the perpetual mechanical self-winding calibre 3235 movement, it boasts a 70 hours power reserve.
There you have it. We hope that with this guide and watch options, you’ll be able to convince your loved one to wear ‘his & hers watches’ with you in no time. Interested in more affordable and minimalist watch options? Check out our feature on Skagen watches here.