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In ancient times, men’s gold watches were part of a uniform that included three-piece suits, shiny leather-soled shoes, and a hairstyle known simply as “The Executive.” Fortunately, while dress codes have loosened considerably since your grandfather’s days, the appeal of the gold watch still remains as strong. Not only does the rich, shiny sparkle of a gold watch carry a ton of old-fashioned gravity, there is almost endless variety in every style and price you can imagine. That means you can go for a funky ’80s digital watch in gold-tone stainless steel, a Swiss-made masterpiece in solid 18k rose, or elite options worth in both.
Men’s gold watches are surprisingly versatile, but in general, a thinner, more refined watch works best with a slim, button-down look, while larger ones work best with relaxed fits. Other than that, there is really only one rule that matters: As with perfumes and animal prints, a little gold goes a long way.
Whether you’re looking for a $ 70 Timex or a $ 10,000 Rolex, love the sparkle of classic yellow gold, or prefer something more subtle on a leather strap, these are the best gold watches. for men for all tastes, all budgets and all occasions.
The best gold watches under $ 200
The best gold watches under $ 500
Less than $ 1,000
The best gold watches under $ 5,000
The best gold watches when price isn’t an issue
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