Watches, being as much accessories as they are time telling instruments, are subject to all of the same criteria in a guy’s wardrobe as his shirt, pants, or shoes. Sure, a watch may tell time – but how does it look? That’s a question we all consider when perusing watch shops online or in person.
Sometimes we’re hunting for a specific metal – maybe a bronze watch, or possibly a gold timepiece. Other times, all we’re looking for a is a specific color. One of our favorites? Green. A green dial goes well with earthier tones like you’d find on your khakis, or a field jacket – but they also go well with the blue and indigo you’d find on your denim jeans. Green is a versatile, and underrated color – and one not always found on watches. To help our readers more easily find the best green dial watches, we pulled together a list of about a dozen to scroll through. Whether you’re going for a high-end luxury watch or just looking for a reliable, durable timepiece for everyday wear we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Timex Easy Reader 40th Anniversary Edition
A little over 40 years ago Timex released what would become one of their most famous watches; the Easy Reader. It featured a simple, clean dial with Arabic numerals, a trio of hands driven by a noisy ticking Quartz movement, 30-meters of water resistance, and the famous INDIGLO night light. All things said, not much has changed with this special 40th edition from the brand, save for the high-end Horween leather strap.
The first model from the jump-started Detroit brand, this watch boasts a simple, stand out look. A hand-assembled Aragonite 1069 movement drives two Super-LumiNova painted hands around the green dial with white Arabic numerals while a third hand tracks the seconds in a subdial located right above 6 o’clock. The watch case measures in at 41mm, features a double curved sapphire glass designed to resist scratches, and an attractive Aniline Latino leather strap.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five
One of the most iconic dive watches ever made, the Sixty-Five comes in a wide number of configurations. This is in part due to the fact that it has been around for a little over half a century, and in part because the team at Oris likes to give the vintage looking watch their own twist. This one may look like its 1960s counterpart – but it is fitted with more modern components and materials. The case, for instance, is made from an anti-corrosive stainless steel, while the bubble curved glass is made from an anti-reflective and anti-scratch crystal that helps maintain legibility under water.
Weiss American Issue Field Watch
There are a lot of things that make Weiss’ Field Watch remarkable. For instance, it features an incredibly handsome green dial marked with Arabic numerals, a double domed sapphire glass, buckle fastening Horween leather strap, and a display case back. The most compelling part of the timepiece – its American-made caliber 1003 movement. Assembled by hand in Los Angeles, the watch’s movement is among the very few that can rightly claim the American-made label.
Oris Big Crown D.26 Limited Edition
Save for some dress and minimalist watches, most all timepieces have a date function on them. Few, however, feature one that looks quite like the one on Oris’ Big Crown. Along with having a series of Arabic numerals stamped on the green dial, this watch from the Swiss watch brand features 31 smaller indices around the outside of the dial. Each one of these marks a day of the month. Rather than having the day being displayed in a window, the watch’s unique Automatic winding pointer drives a fourth date hand that indicates the day of the month.
Nomos Glashutte Tetra Clarchen
Nomos Glashutte is among the most premium of German watch brands for a reason. Take this timepiece from the brand for instance. Along with featuring the brand’s characteristically sleek bauhaus design, it boasts a stern, square case that measure in a 29.5mm. The two hands at the center of that square case are driven around the green dial by a Nomos Caliber Alpha movement that is viewable through a display caseback on the backside of the watch.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic
This Swiss watch company has been making timepieces that don’t crack under pressure since the 1890s, so it stands to reason that they know a thing or two about about what a rugged watch looks like. Their Aquaracer, for instance, features a tough look and an even tougher build. With a case made from titanium and a sea-green dial and bezel, the watch can dive up to 1,000 feet under water without failing while keeping incredibly accurate time thanks to its Calibre 5 movement.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Military Type
No one has been able to pair radically new designs with a tough military aesthetic as well as Bell & Ross. The brand’s calling card has come to be a square case (in this instance, one made from a light, and incredibly tough ceramic) with a round dial. This particular reference from the brand has a green dial with three hands and four Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova for legibility even at night. For a comfortable fit on the wrist – no matter what you’re doing – the watch comes with a soft and smooth rubber strap.
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special
Featuring a more subtly green dial than others on this list, this 40mm watch from Zenith is ideal for those on the hunt for something with a more ornate look to it. Featuring distinctive Arabic numerals and Super-LumiNova coated hands driven by an Elite 679 automatic movement, the watch keeps accurate time in a stylish manner.
For those looking for something a little on the classier side without going full dress watch, this chronograph from Bremont is worth considering. Featuring a handsome green dial with a date window located at 6 and a pair of sub dials at 3 and 9, the watch boasts a whole lot of functionality to it. All of these functions, including the main dial, are driven by the Swiss made 7750 calibre movement set in the 43mm hardened stainless steel case.
Rolex Submariner Date
If you’re just as interested in making others green with envy as you are in finding a green dial watch, this may be your grab. The iconic dive watch from Rolex is given the green treatment both on its dial and the uni-directional bezel. The trio of hands and date window are all driven by Rolex’s own 3135 movement which is capable of ticking away in the 40mm steel case up to 1,000 feet under water. As if you needed any concrete reason to go for a submariner.
Officine Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio
Green dials are nothing new for Italian watch maker Officine Panerai. The brand has been producing green-faced dive watches since before the second world war. This watch from the luxury brand features Arabic numerals similarly styled to those worn by Italian frogmen, along with a date window and small seconds hand located at 9. The entire contraption is run by an old school hand-wound mechanical Panera P.3000 caliber that boasts a 3-day power reserve. The 47mm green-dial watch is just about as handsome as they come.
20 Best Rose Gold Watches For Men
Looking for a watch that’s maybe a bit more fit for formal occasions? One type to consider are rose gold watches. These bold picks are ideal for those who want to stick to a more classic look while still standing out.