Stylish Men's Watches to Surprise Dad This Father's Day

Man wearing white button down with a gold watch

When it comes to Father's Day gifts, a watch is a—pardon the pun—timeless idea. We rounded up some of our favorites from dependable brands (as well as some unique pieces) that will make Dad smile. From chronograph to smartwatches, he will get plenty of use out of these accessories.

All-black Movado watch with mesh strap photo

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Classic Black

This Movado watch features a minimal, all-black design with the brand's signature Museum dot on the face. Its streamlined look pairs well with practically any of Dad's outfits. He can rock it with a suit for work or formal events, or keep it casual with jeans and a t-shirt. Regardless of how (or where) he wears it, it's a classy addition to his ensemble. ($476, usually $595;

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Men's Fossil watch with navy and rose gold detail photo

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Chic Chronograph

Like a standard chronograph, this Fossil watch doubles as a stopwatch thanks to three faces that track hours, minutes, and seconds. However, it comes in a sleek navy and rose gold combination to up the style factor. Its genuine leather band can be switched with other straps, and its buckle closure means Dad won't have to head to the jeweler to adjust it. ($83, usually $145;

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Wooden Wonder

This men's watch is crafted of Hawaiian Koa-wood and stainless steel. It's perfect if your father has more of a rugged style, as its textured finish gives off a fashionable, worn-in look. A gift that gives back, Original Grain collaborates with a nonprofit to plant a tree for every watch sold. ($279;

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Navy watch with star charting technology photo

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Special Features

For the dad who collects watches, this unique find will make a great addition to his collection. Not only does it tell time, but it features a star chart for mapping the sky. Plus, its Swiss dial actually glows for up to three hours so he can keep an eye on the time while stargazing. ($64;

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Stylish Smartwatch

Help Dad stay on time and on track with this Garmin smartwatch. Compatible with Android and iPhones, it's a stress monitor, fitness tracker, and calendar all wrapped into a stylish package. It also displays reminders on screen so he will never miss a lunch date or text message again. ($350;

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Travel Case

Regardless of which watch you pick, this traveling case will help protect Dad's gift. The vegan leather roll holds up to three watches and features a velvet interior to avoid scratches. Its magnetic closure opens easily so he can use it to organize his timepieces at home or while traveling. Tip: Place his new watch inside for a two-in-one surprise on Father's Day. ($38;

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