18 Best Leather Watches for Men – timeless classics
No matter how advanced some watches have become, the leather watch with its round clock face and adjustable leather strap still holds a place on many peoples’ wrist given its timeless appeal, and in some cases, vintage and classic design.
Modern leather watches with minimalist look to sophisticated chronograph crowded design cater to people of all age and taste. From watch makers such as Nixon, Skagen, Citizen, Timex, Stuhrling, Lucien Piccard and Invicta to designers like Michael Kors, Fossil and Tommy Hilfiger come some of the best men’s watches in the market right now.
Top Men’s Watches with Leather Band
- Nixon Men’s A3631625 48-20 Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch with Leather Band
- Michael Kors Men’s MK8362 Gage Stainless Steel Watch With Brown Leather Band
- Fossil Men’s FS5068 Grant Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band
- Skagen Men’s SKW6086 “Holst” Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band
- Fossil Men’s FS4735 Grant Brown Leather Watch
- Michael Kors Men’s MK8333 Gage Brown Watch
- Fossil Men’s FS4865 Townsman Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band
- Citizen Men’s AO9003-08E Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band
- Timex Men’s T2N932DH Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Band
- Citizen Men’s BM8475-26E “Eco-Drive” Stainless Steel Watch with Faux-Leather Strap
- Tommy Hilfiger Men’s 1790874 Gold-Tone Watch with Brown Leather Band
- Tommy Hilfiger Men’s 1791208 Casual Sport Watch with Brown Band
- Invicta Men’s 3328 Force Collection Stainless Steel Left-Handed Watch with Leather Band
- Nautica Men’s N16695G NCT 17 Brushed Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Band
- Vestal Men’s PLE034 Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Band
- Timex Men’s T2N700 Intelligent Quartz SL Series Fly-Back Chronograph Brown Leather Strap Watch
- Stuhrling Prestige Men’s 307L Prestige 16k Rose Gold-Layered Watch with Brown Leather Band
- Lucien Piccard Men’s 40006M-RG-02S Morgana Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Black Watch
BONUS: GUESS Men’s U0380G5 Iconic Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch With Blue Leather Band
Let’s take a closer look at these watches:
1. Nixon Men’s A3631625 48-20 Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch with Leather Band – CHRONO, DATE
The Nixon Stainless Steel Chronograph is available in 9 different colour combinations, 7 of which are shown here. The 48-20 (48mm clock face is the more common men’s size from Nixon, while there is a bigger 51-30 chrono with leather band (51mm clock face) and smaller 44mm and 42mm chrono with leather band.
The stainless steel watch features textured chronograph subdials, unidirectional engraved bezel, and pushers and crown on reverse side of dial. The design is inspired by speed and torque measuring instruments, with heavy duty construction which is iconic of Nixon’s lineage. The fully loaded 6-hand chrono has a concave dial ring, rotational bezel, printed seconds track and date window located on the 6 o’clock position.
Subdials are used to track minute (3 o’clock), seconds (12 o’clock) and 1/20th of a second (9 o’clock). The leather band is available in 7 colours with stainless steel buckle and screw pins that matches the case. It uses Miyota Japanese quartz 7 hand wide eye 1/20th second chronograph movement with date and 9 hour crown and pusher placement.
Finally, the Nixon 48-20 Chrono Leather is water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, this is suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving.
2. Michael Kors Men’s MK8362 Gage Stainless Steel Watch With Brown Leather Band – CHRONO, DATE
Michael Kors Gage series include leather and metal band options. The Gage with leather band comes in 4 different tones; black, tan, brown and red brown all 100% calfskin leather. The case is silver tone and the clock face is available in blue, black or beige.
The MK8362 has a blue clock face (sunray dial) with white-filled hands, date window, and three subdials in a 44mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window with a thickness of 13mm. The crown and pushers are on the right side. The middle crown bears the signature MK logo, all finished in stainless steel silver.
The chronograph is aviation-inspired with the classic chronograph sub dial layout at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock with a Michael Kors modern design twist. The a navy dial showcases a three-hand display and sub dials with distinctive red accents. This signature style works just as well with a structured blazer as it does with a cashmere sweater and jeans.
Finally, the oversized watch has a push clasp engraved with the name Michael Kors and the time piece is Water Resistant up to 10 ATM.
3. Fossil Men’s FS5068 Grant Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band – CHRONO
Fossil FS5068 Grant Stainless Steel Watch features round blue dial, Roman numeral hour markers, brown leather band and trio of chronograph subdials. The clock face measures 44 mm while the rose gold-tone stainless steel case is 13 mm thick with mineral dial window. It is driven by Quartz movement with analog display. The 22 mm leather band is made from calfskin with buckle closure. The watch is water resistant to 50 m (165 ft).
The Grant Collection from Fossil is their classic series with a lasting blend of traditional styling and contemporary construction making it truly timelsss. Modeled after vintage clocks, the Roman numerals are uniquely designed to provide artistic balance to the dial. There is an extra layer over the numerals for added cut off effect. Each Fossil watch comes with it a complementary watch tin, with images and colours inspired by the 1940s and 1950s great as keep sake or for presentation.
4. Skagen Men’s SKW6086 “Holst” Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band – CHRONO, DATE & DAY, SLIM
The Holst collection for men from Skagen is a round watch featuring logoed gray dial with luminous hands/stick indices and two textured subdials. The multifunction leather watch includes subdials that show date and day. The stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter while the windows is made from mineral crystal. The hands and subdials are driven by quartz movement. The leather band is made from calfskin with buckle closure. The watch is water resistant to 50 m (165 ft). A feature that stands out for this Skagen is how slim the case is. At 6.5mm thick, its a classic dress watch that is tastefully low-profile.
Tailored design and slim case body, the men’s Holst has a timeless silhouette. The minimalist dial is available in a variety of finishes, including white, black, deep and light blues. Different band materials include 100% Merino wool felt, soft Skagen leather and our signature stainless steel in silver and gold tones.
5. Fossil Men’s FS4735 Grant Brown Leather Watch – CHRONO
Inspired by the simplicity of vintage timepieces, the Fossil’s Grant watch has a classic appeal. Roman numerals set against a cream dial make this an irresistibly stylish piece. This Grant watch also features a chronograph movement.
Modeled after vintage clocks, the Roman numerals are uniquely designed to provide artistic balance to the dial. In order to create a sense of depth, the numerals are layered with sub-eyes to give them the effect of being cut off. Other designs are also available.
The clock case measures 43mm in diameter and is 10mm thin. Other colours
6. Michael Kors Men’s MK8333 Gage Brown Watch – CHRONO, DATE
The Gage collection from Michael Kors features chronograph watches with crisp numerals on the dial, 3 subdials and a date window. The dial markers on this classic Michael Kors sport watch make a standout statement, with second markers displayed rather than hours. A black chronograph dial and a luggage-inspired leather strap complete the look.
It has a stainless steel body measuring 44 mm in diameter with mineral dial window. The black dial, three subdials and date window between four the five o’clock are driven by Quartz movement. The band is made from genuine calfskin leather with buckle closure. The watch is water resistant to 100 m (330 ft)
Blue or White Dials with Brown Leather Bands are also available as shown below.
7. Fossil Men’s FS4865 Townsman Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band – CHRONO
Combining chronograph functionality with effortless style, the Townsman watch features a distinctive, minimalist dial encased in striking steel and handsome leather. Taking its cues from 1960s-era architectural and automotive design, the watch has a clean, symmetrical style and elevated construction. The elegant vaulted hands, beveled indexing and a shapely case make the collection a classic for decades to come.
Whether dressing for the office or weekend, this timepiece has the mark of distinction. Stainless steel watch case measuring 48mm in diameter with white dial featuring stick markers, two subdials, and outer minute track, all covered by mineral dial window. Driven by Quartz movement with analog display with leather calfskin band. The watch is water resistant to 50m (165 ft).
8. Citizen Men’s AO9003-08E Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band – CRONO, DATE & DAY, SOLAR POWERED
The Citizen AO9003 is a round watch featuring logoed black dial with Arabic numeral indices and two textured subdials. It has a gold tone stainless stell case measuring 42mm in diameter with mineral dial window. Powered by Japanese quartz movement with analog display, the watch is finished with croco-embossed leather band with buckle closure. The watch is water resistant to 30m (99ft). Other colour options are also available as shown below.
9. Timex Men’s T2N932DH Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Band – DATE, DUAL TIME, LIGHT
The Timex T2N932DH is a round watch featuring indiglo nightlight, date window, fly-back chronograph with four-hour auto shut off, and Arabic numeral indices. The stainless steel case with mineral dial window measures 43mm in diameter. Driven by Quartz movement with analog display, the watch is finished with calfskin leather band and buckle closure.
Crafted from a solid casting of steel, this not-quite-traditional chronograph pleases your senses–from the curves of its anatomy to the tactile experience of its pushers. But the dial is the most striking feature. Independent bi-directional hands measure time and fly back like the dashboard gauge of a sports car.
2nd Time Zone: When the Chronograph is not in operation, the upper sub-dial displays ‘hours’ for a 2nd time zone.
Indigo Night Light: Press the crown or button to activate. Electroluminescent technology used in the INDIGLO night-light illuminates the entire watch face at night or in low light conditions.
Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving
10. Citizen Men’s BM8475-26E “Eco-Drive” Stainless Steel Watch with Faux-Leather Strap – DATE & DAY, SOLAR POWERED
A sporty functional watch with big numbers, the Citizen Men’s BM Eco-Drive watch is eye catching. While the numbers are orange in the day, the luminescence is green at night, but very bright, with the 12, 3, 6, and 9 fully luminescent. The minute and hour hands as well as the indices are also luminescent. You may not notice in the pictures, but there are also 24 hour markings on the outside of the dial, so you can easily convert to 24 hour time.
Embrace the effortless style that comes with a Citizen Eco-Drive watch. Imaging never having to worry about winding a watch or making sure it has a functional battery. The perfect everyday timepiece that rarely requires your attention, wearing an Eco-Drive allows you to turn your attention to the more important things in life.
The Secret, utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, a technology known as Eco-Drive eliminates the need to ever replace batteries, which made it especially beneficial to areas where such specialist batteries were not obtainable. The technological breakthrough pioneered by Citizen is well ahead of other watch manufacturers as early as 1976. This led to the launch of the highly acclaimed Eco-Drive in 1995.
The round watch has a 42mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window, Japanese quartz movement and finished with Faux-leather band with contrast stitching and buckle closure. The watch is water resistant (WR100) to 100m (330 ft).
11. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s 1790874 Gold-Tone Watch with Brown Leather Band – CHRONO, DATE & DAY
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s 1790874 watch featuring round silver-tone dial with logo at 12 o’clock, black Arabic hour markers, and trio of subdials. The Gold Tone 44mm case (13mm thin) and mineral dial window complements the brown croco-embossed calfskin leather band with matching buckle closure. The Quartz powered movement is water resistant up to 50 m (165ft)
12. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s 1791208 Casual Sport Watch with Brown Band – CHRONO, DATE & DAY
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s 1791208 is a round stainless steel watch with beige dial featuring textured inner dial with chronograph subdials. Subdials shows 24 hours, day and date. The case is 44 mm in diameter, 11mm thin is made of stainless steel and topped with mineral crystal dial window that is scratch resistant. The band is 22mm wide.
It has a fixed stainless steel bezel, beige dial with luminous silver-tone hands and alternating index and Arabic numerals hour markers, 24 hour markers on the inner circle and minute markers around the outer rim. The hands are luminescent. Water resistant at 50 meters / 165 feet.
13. Invicta Men’s 3328 Force Collection Stainless Steel Left-Handed Watch with Leather Band – CHRONO, LEFTY
Lefties will appreciate this retro-styled silver-tone Invicta stainless steel chronograph for men, which features the push button controls on the left side of the case.
This large, round silver stainless steel watch case measures 45.6 in diameter features a thin bezel that frames a blue dial face with interior tachymeter markings covered by durable mineral crystal dial window. It also offers three chronograph subdials; small seconds, 60-minute timer, and 24-hour register.
Full Arabic numeral display with large Tritnite luminous hands (with red seconds hand), and a date window at 4 o’clock, the chronograph watch is completed by a supple brown leather strap with white contrast stitching.
Other features include a scratch-resistant mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating, precise Japanese-quartz movement, and water resistance to 300 feet (100 meters). Other Invicta watches in the Force collection are shown below.
14. Nautica Men’s NCT 17 Brushed Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Band – CHRONO, DATE
A casual watch, with Japanese quartz movement, the Nautica Men’s chronograph NCT17 features 24-hour, 60-minute and chronograph seconds subdials, The 44mm case is finished in matte silver-tone with complementing hands with luminous accents, glossy yellow sweep seconds, glossy blue hands mark subdials, applied luminescent matte silver-tone markers, black Arabic numbers and indices mark subdials.
White indices form the minute track, and Analog date aperture located between four and five o’clock. The clock face is finished with double-layer brushed blue dial with silver-tone subdials and polished silver-tone logo applique.
The band is made from tan distressed polyurethane leather strap with white contrast stitching and brushed silver-tone stainless steel buckle, The watch has a polished silver-tone stainless steel bezel and brushed silver-tone stainless steel round case with textured steel screw-down crown. It has a stainless steel screw-down caseback and Mineral crystal dial window. The watch is water resistant to 10 ATM (100 meters/330 feet water resistant). Other colours in the collection are shown below:
15. Vestal Men’s PLE034 Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Band – CHRONO, DATE
A huge watch in 48mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window, the minimalist, numberless dial with luminous hands and cluster of three chronograph subdials that stay close to the watch completes the clean look. The circular date window is located close to 4 o’clock. The watch is based on Japanese quartz movement. A distinct feature of this huge wrist watch is the stainless steel plated band with deployment clasp with push button closure that is dress with leather. The watch is water resistant to 50m (165ft). Other colour options are also available.
16. Timex Men’s T2N700 Intelligent Quartz SL Series Fly-Back Chronograph Brown Leather Strap Watch – DUAL TIME, DATE, LIGHT
From the Intelligent Series comes the Timex SL, a black dial with beige white numerals and hands driven by fly-back movement. Crafted from a solid casting of steel, this not-quite-traditional chronograph pleases your senses, from the curves of its anatomy to the tactile experience of its pushers. But the dial is the most striking feature. Independent bi-directional hands measure time and fly back like the dashboard gauge of a sports car.
The movement accounts for the length of time it takes for the stop-reset-restart to take place and positions the chronograph second hand in the proper position for the current elapsed time for the current timing segment. When the Chronograph is not in operation, the upper sub-dial displays ‘hours’ for a 2nd time zone.
For Timex’s trademark Indiglo night light, press the crown or button to activate. Electroluminescent technology used in the INDIGLO night-light illuminates the entire watch face at night or in low light conditions. The watch is 100 m (330ft) water resistant.
17. Stuhrling Prestige Men’s 307L Prestige 16k Rose Gold-Layered Watch with Brown Leather Band – DATE
The Prestige Family is a special segment of Stuhrling Prestige which includes the highest quality timepieces that are manufactured in Switzerland using the finest equipment and materials. A minimalist watch with white dial and contrasting thin black roman numerals and indices, three hands including a logo on the second hand and a date window at 3 o’clock position, the Stuhrling Prestige Men’s watch has a 16K plated Rose Gold case with brown calfskin leather band in crocodile embossed design. The case measures 40mm in diameter and 8.5mm thin while the leather band is 20mm.
The dial window uses Krysterna Crystal, proprietary to Stührling Original. Used in the eyewear industry, Krysterna Crystal is said to have more strength over a spread surface area than sapphire making it more scratch resistant than mineral crystals and more shatter resistant than sapphire crystals. A distinct feature in the series is the Stainless Steel Knurl Edge Crown. The watch is water resistant to 30m (99ft).
Apart from the White Dial in Rose Gold Layered Watch with Brown Leather Band, other colour options include the Black Dial in Silver Case and Black Leather Band, The White Dial in Silver Case with Black Leather Band and the White Dial in Gold Case with Black Leather Band as shown below.
18. Lucien Piccard Men’s 40006M-RG-02S Morgana Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Black Watch
The Lucien Piccard Morgana collection features timeless traditional mechanical wrist watches that looks like prized heirloom with its open heart dial and exhibition case back that lets you see the intricate movement inside. The contoured round case comes in a choice of polished stainless steel rose or yellow gold tone steel. The elegant fluted crown and crocodile textured leather strap add to the classic character. The polished outlined hands on the dial are accented by polished indices.
Driven by precise 20 jewels mechanical Chinese movement with mechanical hand, it has a silver dial clock face with skeletonized see-thru window, rose gold tone and white hands and rose gold tone hour markers; luminous and exhibition case back. The 46mm case is made from rose gold tone ion-plated stainless steel with sapphitek crystal glass and black leather strap. The watch is water resistant to 99 feet. Apart from the Silver Tone Dial with Rose Gold Bezel, other colour options include the Black Dial with Rose Gold Bezel, Silver Tone Dial with Silver Bezel and Black Dial with Silver Bezel as shown below.
BONUS: GUESS Men’s U0380G5 Iconic Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch With Blue Leather Band – CHRONO
The Iconic Guess watch is a round watch featuring indigo blue sunray dial with chronograph subdials and rose gold-tone hands and Roman numeral indicies. A classically modern time piece, this blue and rose gold-tone watch is one you’ll wear for years to come. Crocodile-grain embossed leather calfskin band with buckle closure and a multifunctional design make it the perfect addition to both your work and weekend wardrobes. The stainless steel case measures 44.5 mm and is 12 mm thick with a mineral dial window. It is driven by Japanese quartz movement with analog display. The watch is water resistant to 50 m (165 ft).