Having a massive wrist is hardly a disadvantage – especially if you’re a man. In fact, a big wrist may give you a trump card in life.
However, if you’re a proud member of the massive wrist club, you need to be more alert and conscious when trying to pick the right watch.
Gone are the days when watches were mere time-telling devices. Nowadays, they are also fashion and status statements. It’s no surprise then that you should aim for one that will fit in perfectly with your wrist type and style..
So, which size should you aim for? And, if there are so many different watches on the market, each with its own set of features and benefits, how do you know which one is right for you?
In this blog post, we will discuss the best watches for men with big wrists and provide a few recommendations to get you started.
At a Glance: TOP 3
Best Big Wrist Men’s Watches (Top 3)
We open up today’s list of the best men’s watches for large wrists with by far the most durable timepiece. The Casio G-Shock model you see above is also the second biggest of all discussed in the article. If your wrist is gigantic or you simply love a timepiece that wears really big, look no further!
Even if you’re just starting your journey as a watch enthusiast, chances are you have come across the G-Shock line. The popular Casio collection is considered one of the toughest around.
The G-Shock GG1000-1A5 model is not an exception to the rule.
Starting with the size, it’s leading the pack of XXL watches. The timepiece boasts a 56.2mm case, making it one of the biggest released by the Japanese watchmaker thus far. The case is also relatively thick, measuring 15mm. Certainly, a match made in heaven for men with big wrists!
Like all G-Shocks, it’s built to take a beating (literally!). This particular model includes a stainless steel case with a tough resin strap with standard buckle closure. In case of more adventurous use, the watch is really a breeze to clean.
The watch belongs to the Mud Master line, meaning it’s mud-resistant. That’s naturally on top of being shock- and water-resistant (up to 200m).
Since it’s a G-Shock, it’s pretty jam-packed with useful functions. Amongst many, it offers:
- World Time feature (different time zones with a single click of a button)
- Countdown timer
- Daily Alarms
The model is a hybrid of an analog and digital watch. The three analog hands pointing to hour markers glow in the dark, ensuring excellent legibility. On top of that, the watch uses the Casio-patented Super Illuminator technology that helps light up the digital screens as well. Excellent protection against cracks and scratches is guaranteed thanks to the mineral crystal window.
Last but not least, this beast offers unbeatable accuracy. Thanks to the Japanese quartz movement, it’s accurate to 15-20 seconds/month.
Fossil Nate JR1401
The Casio watch above is a true giant but it’s not the cheapest G-Shock around. If you’re shopping on a budget, the Fossil model pictured above is an excellent alternative.
There are not many watches that can compete with G-Shocks in terms of size and robustness. However, some models have an upper hand in terms of their stylishness. It all depends on what you’re looking for personally.
It’s hard to argue that Fossil Nate JR1401 definitely has a more toned and elegant appearance. With that said, the inclusion of chronograph timers makes it both a sporty and elegant piece suitable for different types of occasions.
- Read also: Fossil Brand Review
The watch comes with a 50mm stainless steel case that is 13mm thick. The 3-link bracelet is made from the same material and uses a deployment clasp. Fossil watches in the Nate collection boast a military-inspired design and it’s easy to see with this all-black, masculine piece.
Despite the analog face, it’s pretty busily arranged. As already mentioned, the watch includes chronograph timers. There are three sub-dials responsible for the chronograph function positioned at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. They measure 24 hours, 60 minutes and 30 seconds, respectively. Additionally, between 4 and 5 o’clock, there’s a date display window. For easy time-telling after dusk, the hand and markers are luminescent.
On the durability front, the watch comes with mineral crystal glass and is water resistant up to 100m.
Like all battery-powered Fossil watches, this one also utilizes Japanese quartz movement. It shouldn’t lose or gain more than 30 seconds per month.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more to get a timepiece that will turn as many heads as possible, there are not many better options than a JBW watch.
Despite not being as mainstream a brand as any of the two aforementioned watchmakers (yet!), JBW watches continue to enjoy year-on-year growth both in terms of sales and global popularity.
- Read also: JBW Brand Review
What makes JBW an even more tempting choice for men with big wrists is that a huge portion of their watches is quite massive.
However, their biggest selling point is without a doubt the inclusion of genuine diamonds. Depending on the model, these timepieces are decorated with anywhere between 12 and 570 hand-selected, genuine stones.
The JBW JB-6213-A model you see above, commonly known as the Jet Setter, is decorated with 234 round-cut diamonds installed in the face, case, bezel and bracelet. Talk about shining bright like a diamond!
If that wasn’t enough in terms of the luxury look, both the case and the 3-link stainless steel bracelet are 18K gold-plated. The bracelet has a deployment clasp closure.
As already mentioned, JBW watches wear quite big. This one has a 50mm case that is 14mm thick. The lugs are also quite huge, ensuring it looks just perfect on a large wrist.
The stone-adorned watch face is quite unique, to say the least. Living up to its name, the Jet Setter shows time in as many as five time zones at once. The main analog hands tell you the time in your current location while there are 4 additional sub-dials at 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock that show time in New York, L.A., Paris and Tokyo, respectively. The hands, as well as the 3 and 9 o’clock hour markers are luminescent, ensuring easy reading in the dark.
Another fact that speaks well for JBW watches is that many of them, including this one, use Swiss-made quartz movements. Finally, yet importantly, the diamond-rich watch is water-resistant up to 50m.
Big Size Wristwatches for Men: Alternatives
Are you still looking for a huge wristwatch befitting your hand? Worry not. If none of the top 3 picks above cater to your taste, below you will find 5 additional large-dial men’s wristwatches.
Without further ado, let’s go.
If you’re looking for a modern, not to say futuristic watch design, this Diesel timepiece provides further food for thought.
Just like the aforementioned Fossil, Diesel is more of a fashion brand than a watchmaker, with timepieces like the one above just a small portion of their whole product offer.
While the level of craftsmanship might not be as brilliant as in the case of regular watch brands, the design approach offered by fashion moguls certainly grabs the eye. The Diesel DZ7305 model included here is a prime example of that.
The watch belongs to Diesel’s Mr. Daddy 2.0 collection which, as the brand states, is created for “bold men looking for an aggressive design with uber-intricate dial and oversized silhouette”.
To say that the watch is oversized is not an overstatement at all. With a 57mm case diameter and 15mm thickness, it’s in fact the biggest model on today’s list of the best watches for men with large wrists. Both the case and the bracelet are made from stainless steel. The bracelet consists of 3 links and uses a deployment clasp closure.
With as many as 4 separate dials fitted onto the watch face, it’s fair to say the timepiece uses its large sizing really efficiently. The main dial on the right side is the one responsible for telling time but it also includes as many as three additional sub-dials that function as a chronograph. The busily arranged face is protected by scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass.
Despite the sporty look, the watch isn’t the best suited for use in the water as it’s merely splashproof (water-resistant up to 100 feet/30m).
Like most fashion watch brands, a lion’s share of Diesel watches is powered by Japanese quartz mechanisms. This one isn’t any different.
Timex Grid Shock
Timex is another affordable American watchmaker that produces durable and stylish watches befitting men with larger wrists.
The collection of Timex watches for large wrists might not be as huge as, let’s say, Casio’s. However, the choice is still relatively rich and the Grid Shock model, pictured above, is probably one of the most rugged models available in the current offer.
If you’re looking for a sturdy timepiece but prefer a rectangular casing over G-Shock’s standard round shape, the Timex watch is an excellent alternative that’s also in the lower budget category.
The watch belongs to Timex’s Expedition collection known for its manly design. Hence, it’s no surprise the watch wears pretty big. The rectangular case measures 50mm in diameter and is also 15mm thick. The case is made from resin but includes a scratch-resistant stainless steel bezel. The watch includes a polyurethane strap with standard buckle closure.
One of the standout features of this timepiece is the negative digital display. Some people say it can be a bit more difficult to read in bright light. However, we really like it as it’s quite unique! The hour display is really huge and legible, as is the day and date calendar positioned above. And, in case you need to check the time in darker conditions, Timex’s Indiglo Light-Up technology comes to the rescue.
As you’d expect from a big digital wristwatch, it offers quite a few additional functions. These include:
- 100-hour chronograph
- 24-hour countdown timer
- 24-hour military mode
- 3 time zones
- Hydration timer
Furthermore, the watch comes with a vibrating alarm function. If you’re a heavy sleeper, this can be an excellent aid.
Timex Grid Shock is shock- and water-resistant up to 100m. However, like most Timex watches, it comes with acrylic glass which isn’t as damage-resistant as mineral or sapphire.
The timepiece’s accuracy is ensured thanks to a Japanese quartz movement.
When it comes to watches for men with big wrists, there’s also something to pick from for those of you who love to dive. Or simply love the unique design offered by professional dive watches.
Citizen is one of the go-to brands when it comes to affordable yet highly capable timepieces for diving enthusiasts. The BJ8050-08E model pictured above is one of the best-sellers in Citizen’s dive collection, the Promaster.
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Size-wise, the model is an excellent choice for men with larger-than-average wrists. With a case diameter of 48mm that includes a bold, eye-grabbing bezel, the timepiece should fit in perfectly with a bigger-sized wrist. The case is also fairly thick, measuring 19mm in this aspect. Since it’s a dive watch, it uses a unidirectional bezel that can help you measure elapsed time underwater. For maximum ruggedness and cleaning comfort, the watch has a rubber band with buckle closure.
The watch face, although relatively small due to the oversized bezel, is extremely legible. The three hands and hour markers beam a strong glow, guaranteeing hassle-free use in any conditions. The watch also features minute markers on the outer rim, as well as an inconspicuous date window placed at three o’clock.
As you’d expect from a dive watch, the protection against water-related damage is on point. Citizen BJ8050-08E is water-resistant up to 300m (984 feet) and is ISO-certified, meaning it’s suitable for professional diving activities that include saturation diving.
A standout feature of this Citizen watch, as well as many others, is the Eco-Drive quartz movement. The Citizen-patented movement technology means the watch is powered by any light and can provide hassle-free performance for 20 years or even longer.
There’s also something in store for car enthusiasts and fans of motorsports.
Tissot, one of the highest-rated Swiss watchmakers in the mid-price sector, has a whole line of timepieces called T-Race that’s inspired by the most powerful engines on the planet.
- Read also: Affordable Watches for Car Enthusiasts
The watch model that we are going to take a closer look at is the Tissot T-Race T1154173706104 (yes, we wish Tissot’s model names were shorter and easier to remember as well).
- Read also: Tissot Brand Review
The said timepiece is paying homage to MotoGP (Grand Prix motorcycle racing). Befitting a proper racing watch, it includes three chronograph sub-dials as well as a tachymeter scale on the outer rim. The chronograph is responsible for measuring elapsed time while a tachymeter helps you track your speed and performance. The chronograph timers are positioned at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock. The central chronograph at 6 o’clock tracks 60 seconds while the other function as 30-minute and 1/10 of second counters, respectively.
Another two functions worth mentioning are the battery end-of-life indicator and a date display window at three o’clock.
The sporty face is easily readable in the dark thanks to luminescent hands and hour markers. It has also the best protection against damage in the form of a sapphire crystal window. The glass has an anti-reflective coating that makes reading in any light a smooth sail. In fact, at times you might forget the crystal is even there!
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Size-wise, the watch isn’t a giant but nor is it a dwarf. The stainless steel case measures 47mm in diameter and 12mm in thickness. The watch comes with a synthetic strap with a standard buckle clasp.
Tissot T-Race is the sole model on the list powered by a Swiss movement. The movement is battery-powered (quartz) and ensures excellent accuracy of 10-15 seconds per month.
Last but not least, the watch is water-resistant up to 100m.
As good as the Tissot T-Race watch is, it’s not the cheapest. You can explore more bigger-sized Tissot models by clicking here.
The honor of being the penultimate timepiece on the list of best watches for men with big wrists falls to Invicta. Next to Timex, it’s another American watchmaker in the low-price sector whose excellent value is loved by millions globally.
- Read also: Invicta Brand Review
When it comes to the number of new releases annually, there are not many that can compete with Invicta. While some enthusiasts criticize the brand for it, others see it as bigger freedom of choice when it comes to style, functionality, and… size! Yes, the number of Invicta watches created with big-wristed men in mind is hard to measure.
The Invicta model listed above belongs to the Aviator collection known for its head-turning design and larger size. The watch’s case measures 49mm in diameter and 1mm in thickness. The gold-tone casing, made from stainless steel, features a unidirectional blue bezel. The strap, on the other hand, is silicone.
Characteristically for Invicta, the watch’s face is attention-grabbing and busily arranged. The blue dial features three glowing-in-the-dark hands and baton hour indices that are also luminescent. The model is a chronograph, hence the inclusion of three additional timers. The central one tracks 60 minutes while the remaining two are 24 hours and 60 seconds. Furthermore, sandwiched between four and five o’clock is a date window.
On the durability front, the watch’s face is protected by Flame Fusion crystal – Invicta’s proprietary glass type which, in terms of sturdiness, is on par with mineral crystal. The timepiece is water-resistant up to 100m.
Like most Invicta watches in this price range, Aviator uses Japanese quartz movement.
Finally, something for the fans of leather strap watches. It has taken us some time to get to one but it was certainly worth the wait.
Since timepieces with leather straps usually oscillate in the dressy spectrum, finding one that’s relatively big is a challenge. With a 46mm case diameter, this Guess model is certainly bigger than your average dress watch. The case is also relatively thick (16mm).
As you’d expect from an elegant timepiece, its design is leaning toward minimalism. The gold-tone stainless steel case combines neatly with the black leather strap that has a standard buckle closure. At the same time, the black dial and gold-tone Roman numerals combo give it a bit of a vintage feel as well. There are also minute markers on the outer rim of the face, as well as a date window at three o’clock.
Like most watches in the collection, Guess U0972G2 is powered by a Japanese quartz movement, guaranteeing an accuracy of ± 30 seconds/month.
As far as durability is concerned, the timepiece offers solid protection against face damage thanks to the mineral crystal glass. However, the water resistance rating is just 3ATM/30m, meaning it’s merely splashproof.