Wearing a small simple watch is comparable to driving around in a rusted station wagon. You aren’t exactly going to give off the “boss” vibe at first glance. Luckily, there is really no excuse for those of us with a semblance of self respect to needlessly accept such a fate. Unlike upgrading your wagon to a rolls, sporting an impressive extra large faced watch is not nearly as expensive. Here are five options that won’t break the bank, and feature the type of extra large dials that turn heads.
Diesel DZ7125 Stainless Steel Men’s Watch
This handsome round timepiece puts the “B” in big with a commanding case diameter of 51mm. For reference, a typical case diameter would be anywhere between 34mm and 42mm, and 51mm is about the diameter of a beer bottle. To populate the large screen, the Diesel features a total of four time telling dials. Two are standard analog, one is digital, and one is chronograph. The Diesel comes with a standard-length black calfskin band with a buckle clasp, an accessory that is both comfortable and light. The watch’s distinctive features are enhanced by quartz movement and a water-resistance depth of 165 feet. Powered automatically by the movement of the owner’s wrist, a trip to replace batteries will never occur in this watch’s future.
If a sharp attention-getting accessory is your goal, the Diesel is a winner.
Its size, however, is a compelling caveat. It may be too large even for those who prefer an extra large face.
Nixon Men’s Corporal SS Large Faced Watch
This model foregoes bells and whistles for pure function. It’s attractive with subtle sophistication. A three-link stainless steel tapered band with a raised bezel design quietly voices distinction. The band is secured by a fold-over clasp plus a push-button safety and Micro Adjust closure.
An analog display features three-hand Japanese quartz movement joined by stick and double-digit Arabic numeric indices in a solid-tone black dial. A case diameter of 48mm provides legitimate standing in the extra large face category. This watch is safe for swimming or snorkeling with a water-resistance depth of 330 feet. The Nixon Corporal wears well in both casual and formal settings, and features a variety of color options to match one’s personal flavor.
Invicta Corduba Collection Oversized Men’s Watch
Classic and contemporary stylings combine in this silver stainless steel 52mm case. Black angular minute indexes mixed with Arabic numerals are featured in the textured off-white dial face. This wristwatch is sharp and smart.
White contrast stitching enhances the supple, black pigskin leather band. A standard clasp buckle secures it. Two chronograph sub dials in the dial’s center are outlined in black. Positioned at 3 o’clock is a unique date window that shows a range of three dates. The three luminous hands are sharpened by black outlining. Additional features include a scratch-resistant mineral crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Scuba diving is a cinch with the Corduba’s water resistance depth of 660 feet.
The Corduba is a beautiful and sharp oversized watch with a simple and appealing design.
Invicta 6620 II Stainless Steel Silver Large Face Watch
Classy masculinity comes to mind with the first impression of this model from Invicta’s chronograph collection II. Measuring a respectable 45mm in diameter, the watch presents an analog display geared by legendary Swiss quartz movement. A coin-edged, unidirectional hatched bezel surrounds a protective Flame Fusion dial window and showcases individual eye-catchers. You can’t miss those engraved numbers in five-minute increments that are skillfully fitted together with the subtly placed silver tachymeter. The dial gleams from its superb craftsmanship.
There is a date window sitting at 4 o’clock. The Arabic hour numerals are raised and the minute/second ones are presented in fine black hatches. The subdial functions include 60-minute, 30-second and day of the week. Increasing this timepiece’s sophisticated appeal is the polished stainless steel fabrication, luminosity and water resistance depth of 330 feet. Invicta is well known for crafting great large faced watches and this piece is no exception.
G-Shock GA110-1B Military Series Watch with Large Face
It’s gritty, yet alluring. It stands ready in the field, farm or front office. There’s nothing shocking about this G-Shock’s versatility. Though included in the Military Series, it’s adaptable in style and function to numerous environments.
Another model from the extra large face watches category with a diameter of 51mm, the GA110-1B sports enough features to live in a class of its own. With constructed resistances to shock, magnetic force and water to a depth of 656 feet, additional hot tech highlights include automatic LED light and afterglow with an automatic factory-programmed calendar until the year 2099.
Time is yours for the asking with this watch. World time with 29 time zones, daylight saving switch, an hourly time signal, four daily alarms and one snooze alarm keep you ready for any situation. A 1/1000 second stopwatch and countdown timer, international time formats and an overall time accuracy of +/- 15 seconds per month further this watch’s sharp appeal. The display is analog and digital with a black dial and attractive blue highlights. A clasp buckle secures the resin band and time movement is Japanese quartz.