Olive aside, green isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of neutral colors. So you’d be surprised at the range this verdant shade has when it comes to timepieces.
We’ve covered our favorite watches with white faces, as well as our recommended black dial watches. And today, we’re rounding up our favorite green dial watches, from field to dress and everything in between.
Of course, we all love a traditional green military piece. But there are also super versatile, classy ombrés and elegant-looking emerald shades on dress watches.
Plus, the Kermit Submariner is popular for its green bezel—we’ve got a similar-looking Swiss dive with an actual green dial for a fraction of the cost, so keep reading!
Watches with Green Dials: 7 of Our Favorites
Here they are in order of price, starting with the most affordable!
- Timex Weekender Chronograph
- Seiko Recraft SNKM97
- Hamilton Khaki Green Field Officer
- Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick
- Seiko Prospex Alpinist
- Oris Aquis Green Dial
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The shade on this chronograph’s dial is a cross between a classy castleton green (often associated with the Ivy League) and a British racing green, which makes it sophisticated and fun. It’s this balance that makes it go so well with a leather strap. As chronos do, the face has a lot going on, but it’s still legible, and Timex’s famous greenish-blue Indiglo looks beautifully tonal over the watch’s green face.
Thanks to its unique cushion case and refined accents, the vintage-inspired Seiko SNKM97 transcends the dress vs. casual categorization. The glistening green dial gets gradually darker at the edges, complementing the gold-toned aesthetics, and offering exquisite lightplay from every angle. It’s also equipped with a sturdy and reliable 7S26 movement, seen through the exhibition caseback.
The Khaki Field Officer is a back-to-basics military watch, upgraded to modern conveniences. The all-Arabic markers and syringe-like hands are timelessly cool, especially in its slightly textured, almost gunmetal 38mm case. It boasts a sapphire crystal and Hamilton’s 80-hour H-50 hand-winding movement, sure to satisfy those of you who love tactility in a watch.
The Maverick is like a Swiss Army knife in timepiece form, equipped with almost every tool watch offering. It’s a chronograph with tachymeter, with a diver look (and 100 meters of water resistance to back it up!). The dial is sophisticatedly multi-sectioned with flawless applications, all of which come together particularly handsomely in the olive metal tone. Also, the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is triple-coated with anti-reflective treatment, further adding to this watch’s robustness.
If you’re looking for a luxury sport watch, complete with an in-house automatic movement and a cool story behind it, go for the Alpinist. This original Alpinist was built for Japanese mountain explorers in the 1960s, and this update comes with a glossy green dial and stylishly retro gold indices. The dial’s protector is a scratch-resistant sapphire and it runs on Seiko’s high-performance 6R35 caliber.
With its classic diver aesthetic, this high-functioning Oris Aquis is an excellent Kermit Submariner alternative, as well as a respectable watch in its own right. The jewel-like indices and silky sunburst dial give it a touch of elegance. And with its 26-jewel Swiss automatic movement and 300 meters of water resistance, this is a true-blue tool watch that will last you decades.
No matter what the color, the Oyster Perpetual is the epitome of timeless class, easily worn casually and formally. The proprietary Oystersteel build and COSC-certified automatic movement ensure both good looks and long-lasting functionality. This shade of green does have a big-money look about it, but it isn’t gaudy, since it’s matte and tempered by the OP’s refined and simple design.
The Best Green Dial Watch for You
We hope our selection of green dial watches proves that even uniquely colored timepieces can be super versatile! Even green dial dress watches have been a popular choice at certain points in time.
Do you like green watches? Which of these are you eyeing? DM us on Instagram if you have questions on watches and jewelry, or have any ideas on what you’d like us to cover!