The Boyfriend Watch, Revisited

Boyfriend jeans, boyfriend sweaters… we get it, his threads are worth stealing. But beyond the fact that an article of clothing might be extra-comfortable and cozy, its ability to go back and forth from sleepwear for you and business-casual for him is a big part of the appeal.

In that spirit of versatility — one of the driving forces behind boyfriend jeans, boyfriend sweaters and beyond — we’ve put together a handful of great watches you can wear just as well as he can. Technically we designed and crafted these timepieces with men in mind, but thanks to their medium sizes and easy-going good looks, you’ll have no trouble making these your own.

Marlin®️ Hand-Wound
When does a watch become a wrinkle in time? At a period-correct 34mm in diameter our reissue of this iconic mid-century dress watch transports us right back to a 1960s cocktail party. The Marlin®️ Hand-Wound falls on the small side for a men’s timepiece by today’s standards (most modern watches are 40mm or larger), and the reduced case size combined with a metallic dial finish, mechanical movement, slim leather strap and archival dial fonts come together to create something eminently wearable, no matter if you’re going out in a party dress or heading into the boardroom.

Available with a case in lightweight resin or aluminum, our military-inspired MK1™ was originally designed as a disposable plastic tool watch for the US military to use. Our fully-updated new version features a wide variety of color options and sizes, an upgraded quartz movement (the original was hand-winding) and case sizes from 36mm up to 40mm to keep within the range many outdoor enthusiasts prefer in a field watch. With options like these, you’d be hard-pressed not to find an MK1™ to perfectly suit your look, from office-friendly chic to adventure-ready comfort.

Waterbury United 38mm
This little number comes in at 38mm, a truly perfect in-between size for a man’s wrist or a woman’s, with a stonewashed fabric strap that lends itself to casual pairings and all-day comfort. The watch features a clean dial design and retro-inspired domed mineral glass crystal, which stands out confidently from the stainless steel case, giving it a welcome dose of sporty appeal.

Fairfield 37mm
Thanks to our Fairfield Collection’s understated elegance and clean, minimal designs, they make great in-between watches that suit wrists both thick and thin. This particular Fairfield watch in a 37mm case diameter lands on the formal end of the spectrum, so its powers of versatility might end at blue jeans and boots, but it’s your best friend for business casual and beyond.

Waterbury Classic Chrono 40mm
This casual easy-to-use chronograph can help you keep track of anything from parking meters to laundry loads, making it practical for the modern professional who knows time is of the essence. Whether you make use of the stopwatch functions every day or not, the Waterbury Classic Chrono 40 is sized appropriately for its multifunction dial to be easily readable, and the mesh strap makes it extremely comfortable for a wide range of wrist sizes.

Timex Standard
Don’t just steal your boyfriend’s watch; you can also borrow his watchmakers’ style. Our Timex Standard collection is known as “the watchmaker’s casual watch”—and for good reason. We took a vintage-inspired oversized crown and paired it with modern case and strap materials for a watch well-suited for any of your everyday pursuits. And the interchangeable straps allow you to change your look in seconds, which means you can go from casual to dressy and back again as easily as changing your shoes.

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