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20 Best Wedding Watches They'll Cherish

Time for him to ditch that old-school Casio? Browse 20 of the best wedding watches for men, from engraved watches to pocket watches, for the groom, father of the bride, and more

Groom wearing a suit adjusting his cuffs with a wedding watch visible on his wrist

Groom wearing a suit adjusting his cuffs with a wedding watch visible on his wrist

With so much on your to-do list, deciding on a wedding gift for your groom – or any member of your wedding party, for that matter – can easily turn into a last-minute panic. So, why not take the stress out of your shopping by gifting him a men’s wedding watch?

A watch is a classic gift choice for grooms. Not only will it serve as a lasting, personal reminder of your wedding day, it’s also a great way to add a touch of style and personality to his big-day look. After all, once his suit is sorted, his wedding day outfit journey is far from over – now it’s on to those finishing touches.

There’s so much to think about when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding watch for your groom, which is why we’ve compiled our edit of stylish timepieces below. From dress watches to sporty options, smart watches to pocket watches, and even engraved timepieces, there’s something for every groom, father of the bride, groomsmen, or best man to ensure he’s suitably adorned on the big day and beyond.

Men's Wedding Watches

Looking for a straightforward, more contemporary men's wedding watch? These wedding watches would make a perfect wedding gift for the groom.

1. Tissot PRX Stainless Steel Quartz Watch – Selfridges

Groom's wedding watch with a stainless steel bracelet, blue dial and silver hands

The PRX quartz watch from Tissot is a bestseller for good reason; the classic brushed stainless-steel bracelet combined with the striking blue dial and integrated case blends a traditional aesthetic with modern design – not to mention, of course, that this is a brand known for its exceptionally high quality.

Expert take: A classic timepiece like this never goes out of style. Since this is a design that’ll go with everything from his groom’s outfit to boardroom suit – and even low-key weekend 'fits – we’re pretty sure this watch will get plenty of wear (which means more bang for your buck).

£335 | Shop Now

2. Nomos Glashütte Club Campus 38 Sapphire Crystal 737 – Jura Watches

Groom's wedding watch with black leather strap, large white dial with a modern mix of roman numerals and modern numbers.

Just like your wedding vows, the watch that you gift your groom should last a lifetime – and this grad-spec design from German timepiece experts Nomos Glashütte will absolutely do just that. Crafted from indestructible sapphire crystal glass and with an extra-robust stainless-steel case, it’s pricey, but an investment piece in every sense.

Expert take: We love how this wedding watch blends both dressy and sporty design elements. This model also has a case back with minimal text and plenty of room for engraving, in case you want to get it personalised.

£1,600 | Shop Now

3. Marlin Moon Phase Multifunction Watch – Timex

Groom's wedding watch with brown leather croc strap, dark green dial with silver numerals and hands and three sub dials

It's easy to see why Timex is one of the biggest names in affordable watches out there. The brand offers everything from leather-strap dress watches to sporty styles – it even has an iconic collab with Peanuts if he’s a big kid at heart. We especially love this Marlin timepiece and think the imitation crocodile strap and rich-coloured dial will look especially smart peeking out from the sleeve of his suit.

Expert take: The ‘moon phase’ element of this wedding watch is the subtle sub-dial that mirrors the lunar cycle. There are also sub-dials that indicate the day of the week, month, and date.

£130 | Shop Now

4. Emporio Armani Chronograph Watch – Beaverbrooks

Groom's wedding watch with stainless steel bracelet, dark blue dial and silver hands and sub dials

Sporty types will love a classic chronograph design, and this stainless-steel watch from Emporio Armani is smart enough to work for both professional and casual wear. It’s also available with a black dial, but there’s something about the dark blue that we love.

Expert take: Think about the metal colour your groom likes to wear as part of his wardrobe – for example, on belts or cufflinks – as well as what he'll wear on the big day. This will help you decide whether or not a silver wedding watch is right for him.

£329 | Shop Now

5. Presage Style 60s 'Elegant Yet Rugged' Watch – Seiko

Groom's wedding watch with stainless steel bracelet, dark brown dial and silver numerals and hands

Seiko is another label known for its robust watch styles, combining stellar design and excellent Japanese craftsmanship. This new retro-inspired timepiece from the brand is giving Mad Men vibes, and we can’t get enough, quite frankly.

Expert take: Pairing a dark brown dial with mirror-finished bezels and lugs which will catch the light as he moves, this watch is both elegant and eye-catching, and a handsome choice for his wedding day.

£510 | Shop Now

6. Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Master Chronometer Automatic Watch – Beaverbrooks

Groom's wedding watch with black leather strap, white and silver dial with silver roman numerals and hands

If your budget can stretch to something really special, iconic label Omega is a good place to start your search. De Ville Prestige is a collection of dress watches with elegantly upgraded dials and hands – our pick is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer.

Expert take: The Roman numeral markers and black leather alligator strap make this a classic and handsome choice – exactly what you want on your wedding day.

£4,300 | Shop Now

7. Gucci G-Chrono Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch – Ernest Jones

Men's wedding watch with a chunky metal strap and a black dial

This sleek Gucci timepiece doubles as a statement wedding-day accessory thanks to its sleek finish and bold black chronograph dial (complete with iconic brand label, of course).

Expert take: This would be our pick for designer-loving grooms or groomsmen with a penchant for high-fashion pieces.

£1,600 | Shop Now

8. Park Hill Day-Date II Watch – GANT

Men's wedding watch with stainless steel bracelet and midnight blue dial with rose gold numerals, hands and sub dials

Gant offers a great selection of stylish and affordable wedding watches. Much like the label’s clothing, the style is typically classic with a focus on quality craftsmanship – and the Park Hill Day Date II is our wedding day pick for grooms and fathers of the bride.

Expert take: The contrast of the midnight-blue dial and rose-gold hands and numerals make this a statement timepiece.

£190 | Shop Now 

9. Porter Leather Watch – Nixon 

Groom's wedding watch with black leather strap, black dial and yellow gold numerals and hands

When you’re thinking about the kind of watch that will complement his suit, a pared-down design with a sleek black leather strap and simple dial is a failsafe option. We can’t get enough of this modern wedding watch from Nixon, with its ultra-thin tapered case and slick gold numerals.

Expert take: Some reviews state that the watch face is smaller than they were used to – so think about what your groom might prefer. But in terms of quality and aesthetic, the five stars all round speak for themselves.

£120 | Shop Now

10. Grant Automatic Dark Brown Leather Watch – Fossil

Groom's wedding watch with an open face and brown leather strap

We love the detail and open-face design of this traditional-style automatic watch from Fossil. Pair the stainless-steel face with a leather strap of your choice. Personally, we think you can’t go wrong with the classic dark brown.

Expert take: Automatic watches are designed to self-wind using kinetic energy, utilised from the natural motion of your wrist – which means no batteries.

£239 | Shop Now

11. Apple Watch Series 9 – John Lewis

Men's Apple smart watch with midnight blue screen and black strap

Tech-loving grooms will undoubtedly appreciate the latest smartwatch from Apple – and the mighty Series 9 model has rave reviews. The stylish design not only works as a timepiece but will track his every move, give him directions (and therefore zero excuse to be late, ahem), receive calls, monitor health data and so much more.

Expert take: Choose from a wide range of colours, including red, pink, and silver. However, we think this midnight blue hue is a failsafe choice to pair with his big-day outfit.

£399 | Shop Now

Engraved Wedding Watches for Men

Want to make your wedding watch gift even more special? Get it engraved with a message they'll cherish forever.

12. Emporio Armani Classic Leather Strap Watch – Engravers Guild of London

Groom's wedding watch with rectangular face, black dial and leather strap and silver numerals.

Understated and refined, this classic dress watch from Armani features a textured black leather strap, black dial and steel-finished hands, plus a sub-dial second hand. Complimentary engraving is available in a choice of three fonts.

Expert take: Square- or rectangular-shaped watches are more associated with formal occasions and dress, making this a beautiful timepiece a perfect finishing touch to his wedding-day outfit.

£162.50 | Shop Now

13. Mondaine Evo 2 Black Dial Watch – Farrar & Tanner

Men's wedding watch with black leather strap, black dial and white numerals and hands. There is a bright red second hand iconic to the Mondaine brand.

With its easy-to-read face, distinctive hands and iconic red second hand, the Swiss Mondaine Evo 2 quartz watch is a modern classic and a great wedding watch for grooms who love the minimalist look. We love the stark black and white contrast.

Expert take: If he's wearing a tux, we think this will add a sharp touch! Engraving on this item costs an extra £5.

£279 | Shop Now

14. Everett Three-Hand Stainless Steel Watch – Fossil

Men's wedding watch with stainless steel bracelet and bright green dial

If you’re looking to add a pop of colour his wedding-day outfit, the striking green malachite stone dial on this sporty Fossil watch is sure to turn heads alone – but teamed with a stainless-steel H-link bracelet and the brand’s iconic logo and you’ve got a very cool timepiece for the groom who likes something a little bit flashier.

Expert take: Fossil allows personalisation on this design, with up to three lines of engraving and a choice of five fonts. You can also choose from three other dial colours if green isn’t his bag.

£279 | Shop Now

15. Mr Beaumont Gun Metal Mesh Strap Watch – Engravers Guild of London

Men's wedding watch with gunmetal mesh strap and large white face

Need a wedding watch that costs less than £100, that doesn’t look like it costs less than £100? The personalised dress designs from Elie Beaumont London have you covered. This gunmetal watch features a mesh band for something different yet stylish, and a large 41mm face.

Expert take: Personalised engraving is included in the price, and the watch comes beautifully presented in a signature box wrapped in a brown leather cover.  A great affordable wedding watch choice, and it would also make a nice best man gift.

£69.95 | Shop Now

16. Men’s Moon Phase Watch – The Architect Watch Company

Men's metal watch with personalised handwriting engraved on the back

How’s this for a personalised watch? You can write your very own message in pen and the clever people at The Architect Watch Company will transfer your handwriting on to the watch as an engraving. It doesn’t get much more personal than that!

Expert take: If you simply love the style of this watch, it’s also available without the engraving. The three chronograph dials make this design a stylish choice in its own right.

£129 | Shop Now

Groom's Pocket Watches

Is the groom a dapper gent? If so, check out these pocket watches for the groom.

17. Personalised Map Pocket Watch – Ellie Ellie

Groom's pocket watch featuring a personalised map print and silver casing

From the place he proposed, to the street where you first lived together, or the location of your wedding venue – what better way to commemorate a special location than with this custom-designed map pocket watch from Ellie Ellie.

Expert take: Choose from rose gold or silver and add a heartfelt message with engraving for just £9 extra.

From £39 | Shop Now

18. Engraved Pocket Watch in Gun Metal Black – GiftsOnline4U

Gunmetal black pocket watch for a groom

The sleek matte black casing of this pocket watch from GiftsOnline4U makes this a modern choice compared to its more trad silver- or gold-plated counterparts. Yet the Roman numerals and intricate hands still offer a classic touch.

Add your own personalised message on the front (up to 18 characters per line) in a font of your choice. It also comes beautifully presented in a box to make wrapping extra easy.

Expert take: At such a brilliant price point, this would also make a budget-friendly gift for groomsmen and other members of the wedding party.

£38.99 | Shop Now

19. Jean Pierre Skeleton Half Hunter Gold-Plated Pocket Watch – Farrar & Tanner

Groom's pocket watch featuring gold-plated casing and roman numerals

For a classic yet decorative statement piece, this timeless wedding pocket watch from Swiss horological experts Jean Pierre is an investment piece they’ll treasure forever. The detail is exquisite – with intricate gold mechanism, elegant black numerals, and a clear window on the rear of the case that reveals a few of the jewels housed inside.

Expert take: The half hunter opening on this polished gold-plated pocket watch allows them to see the time without having to open up the case. It comes with a matching chain, and you can add engraving for just £5.

£215 | Shop Now

20. Personalised Heritage Dual Side Pocket Watch – Hello Lovely  

A silver plated pocket watch with gold feature detail and roman numerals on a silver chain

This stylish silver-plated pocket watch features a gold cut-out display and can be finished with personalised engraving on one side and his initials on the other. A super special piece that looks way more expensive than it is.

Expert take: Since it’s double-sided, this watch can be stood up when both sides are open, so he can keep it on display even when it’s not in use.

£59.95 | Shop Now

Now you've found the perfect wedding watch, why not find a romantic marriage quote to write alongside your gift?