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Small Watches for Men

In the present day, a successful man is likely to have a large watch on his wrist. Maintaining their thriving lifestyle is important to many, so a watch that complements this is necessary. A small watch is deemed too feminine, so men tend to purchase timepieces with cases measuring over 40mm. However, with celebrities like Tyler, The Creator and Timothée Chalamet wearing more petite watches on the red carpet, we believe it will be a trend to keep a close eye on throughout 2024. If you are keen to see what watches fall under this category, keep reading for our selection of small watches for men.

Our Favourite Small Watches for Men

Duckworth Prestex Centenary (24mm) Cream Dial / Brown Leather Strap D803-06-B

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the first Prestex pocket watch, this Centenary watch oozes Art Deco flair. The cream dial is adorned with gold-coloured hands and applied Bolton-font indices which feature on the original 1935 model. In addition, a rectangular small seconds sub-dial is located at the 6 o’clock position. What makes this model fall into the small watch category is its 24mm case. Crafted from solid stainless steel, it exhibits an elegant rectangular shape. Within this is the Ronda quartz 1069 SM movement which powers the watch. A brown leather strap with cream topstitching concludes the design of this Centenary model. With a water resistance of 50 metres, this ‘throwback’ watch is both practical and suitable for daily wear. Hence it is one of our favorite small watches for men.

Hamilton Ventura Quartz (32.3mm) Blue Dial / Stainless Steel Bracelet H24411142

Upholding the legacy of being the Elvis watch, the Ventura collection contains some of Hamilton’s smaller timepieces. With a 32.3mm triangular stainless steel case, and matching flex bracelet, this Ventura Quartz falls into the small watches for men category perfectly. Inspired by Elvis Presley’s first single ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, it showcases a deep blue dial with nickeled hands and indices. The centre of the dial features a zig-zag design which has become synonymous with the Ventura line. A mineral crystal protects the dial, so it is able to withstand daily wear relatively well. Alongside this, the watch is water-resistant up to 50 metres. Providing both great accuracy and reliability a trusted 3-jewel quartz movement powers the watch. Although small in size, the watch is bold in design. It is a great piece to wear if you want to make a statement.

RADO DiaStar “The Original Automatic” (35mm) Black Dial / HardMetal R12408613

A small diamond-set watch may appear as too feminine for most men, however, if Jacob Elordi can rock one so can you! The black dial is contrasted by a set of baton-shaped luminescent hands and 11 fine white Top Wesselton diamonds that act as indices. For added functionality, a date and day display sits at the 6 o’clock position. The dial is encased by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Measuring 35mm in diameter, the oval case of this DiaStar is made of Rado’s signature hardmetal. Its durable properties make it a robust materials capable of withstanding the stresses of daily life. A stainless steel bracelet completes the look and highlights the bold silhouette of the watch. Moreover, the watch features a reliable automatic movement which boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve.

Rotary Men’s Windsor Gold PVD Plated GB05308/03

With an entirely gold colour scheme, this Rotary Men’s model is the perfect small watch for any big occasion. Keeping true to the luxury appearance of the brand’s Windsor Collection, the champagne dial is adorned with gold-applied indices. For added functionality, there is a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. Sapphire crystal glass protects the dial, so the watch’s durability levels are high. Within the 32mm gold PVD stainless steel case is the Miyota quartz movement that powers the timepiece. Providing both reliability and accuracy it showcases the high standards that are expected in a Rotary watch. Completing the design of the watch is a gold PVD stainless steel bracelet that fastens with a deployment clasp. A timepiece that not only looks good but also feels good, this Rotary is a brilliant small watch for men.

Mondaine Essence 32mm | Park Green Strap | Green Dial MS1.32160.LF

Inspired by Mother Nature, this Essence watch places sustainability at its centre. Although reinterpreted in strong park green shades, the watch still follows the classic design of the Official Swiss Railways Watch. Shaped to resemble a train dispatcher’s baton, the iconic red seconds hand provides a playful contrast to the green dial. As well as this, white rectangular indices and hands adorn the dial. Made from a castor oil compound, the watch’s park green case measures 32mm in diameter. This case houses the Ronda 763E quartz movement which powers the watch. Mondaine prides themselves on producing sustainable timepieces, so the tone-on-tone textile strap is made from recycled material. As well as this, it has a skin-friendly natural cork lining. If you’re looking for a sustainable yet small watch, this Essence model is a great option!

What did you think of our collection of small watches for men? Would you consider swapping your large timepiece for a smaller one? Let us know in the comments!

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