Updated April 11, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Fossil Watches For Men

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in July of 2018. The right accessories can complement any outfit, whether you're going for a casual vibe or attending a formal event. So we've rounded up a list of the best Fossil watches for men in a variety of styles, colors, and materials, so there's something to suit anyone's taste and any occasion. We've even included a few smartwatches for all you technophiles and fitness enthusiasts. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Townsman Automatic

2. Neutra Hybrid Smartwatch

3. Gen 5 Carlyle

Editor's Notes

April 09, 2020:

Fossil updates their watch lineups a lot. A quick look at their website reveals a litany of models, many of which take design elements from some of the most iconic luxury watches on the market. Our last iteration of this list included a lot of offerings that are still available, but that aren't part of the company's current lineup, and we wanted to bring the list as up to date as possible, so we got rid of everything but the Grant Hybrid Stainless and the Casual Commuter, with an upgrade to the company's highest level smartwatch in the capable Gen 5 Carlyle.

Ultimately, Fossil is a fashion brand, so you probably aren't buying one for the sake of its fine mechanical engineering. But there are some options with automatic movements in them that can scratch that itch if you're more into that than quartz. The Townsman Automatic is likely the finest example of this from among their current offerings, with a little open work on its dial that lets you see behind the curtain and announce to anyone who takes the time to look at it that you're wearing a mechanical timepiece. It's not going to be as accurate as their quarts models (no mechanical watch is as accurate as a quartz watch), but it will survive a electromagnetic pulse attack.

Special Honors

Townsman 48 Amber Automatic If you like mechanical timepieces, few things compare to being able to watch all their gears, springs, and levers in action, which is why the back of this model offers a window for you to peer inside. They even went so far as to skeletonize the rotor weight, so it won't obstruct your view. On the face, it's an elegant option that can accompany you to a formal dinner or dress up an otherwise casual outfit, but it is among their more expensive selections. fossil.com

Forrester Chronograph If black is your favorite color, you'll appreciate this model's fully blacked out design, deep grey hands and markers to help you tell the time if you absolutely have to. It's also available in smoke and stainless, but this is clearly where the design elements all come together, including its small date window at the four-thirty position. fossil.com

Dillinger Chronograph This is a sporty model in what the company calls its smoke stainless finish, which isn't as reflective as normal steel, but also doesn't cause it to disappear like so many PVD finishes can do. It does have a functioning stopwatch, but rather than the traditional tachymeter bezel, this has a 12-hour scale, which doesn't seem to serve much of a purpose unless you're not particularly adept at telling time. fossil.com

4. FB-02 Quartz

5. Garrett Hybrid

6. Grant Hybrid Stainless

7. Neale Quartz

8. Townsman Chronograph

9. Forrester FS5612

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10. Casual Commuter

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 11, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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