If you’re looking for an everyday timepiece, watches with a white face are truly one of the most versatile choices you can make. It adds an unexpected, yet fully welcome, touch of elegance to tool watches, and is a classic choice for dress pieces.
We’ve rounded up seven watches with white dials, all at different price points.
Another cool thing about this simple look is that even though it’s neutral, it pops a little bit more than a black watch would, but in a non-flashy way. That being the case, you should definitely at least consider a white watch, if you haven’t already!
These Are Our 7 Favorite Watches With White Dials
Here they are, from most affordable to most luxurious!
- Timex Easy Reader Day-Date
- Seiko Open Heart SSA231
- Tissot V8
- Junghans Max Bill MB-3701
- Seiko Presage SARX055
- Longines Dolce Vita
- Rolex Explorer II Arctic
This timelessly cool watch is taken right from Timex’s design archives, which adds a level of street cred, even at this sub-40 price point. Based on a ‘60s field watch, the Easy Reader boasts durability, legibility, and the brand’s famous one-push Indiglo, which is bright and fun to use. The one-link snake bracelet adds distinctness without compromising the overall classic look.
This statement piece is a beautiful choice for those with whimsical tastes, as well as those who are horologically curious. Between its blue feuille hands and Roman indices, the design combines stately and traditional features with more playful qualities. Plus, you get to admire Seiko’s watchable 4R39A movement, which has 24 jewels and gold and silver-toned parts throughout.
Tissot serves up a watch-collector double whammy with the V8’s Swiss-made moniker and its 72-hour automatic movement (viewable through the caseback!). Though its design follows a classic tool watch template, it’s also adorned with dainty indices, the signature T-shaped second hand, and a unique face color. The dial is beautifully textured, giving it a heathered gray effect that goes well with the watch’s brushed steel body.
If you love that minimalist form-and-function aesthetic, Junghans is the go-to Bauhaus brand, with Max Bill being the ultimate representative in the watch world. The MB-3701 has a little more going on than the average Junghans, giving it more personality, while still sticking to the bare modernist look. With its manual winding movement, this watch also offers a fun tactileness.
Visually similar to the SARB035, which is now difficult to find, the automatic SARX055 actually has a few qualities going for it above its legendary relative. The heathered dial gives it a more distinguished look, while the railroad outer track adds grounding to the overall effervescent aesthetic. It's made out of titanium, making it stronger and lighter than stainless steel. Also check out the white-dialed SNKL41 as a budget alternative.
If you took a Cartier Tank and remixed it with Longines’ signature sportiness, you’d get this Dolce Vita. It’s still a stunning dress watch, but the all-steel build and bold small seconds subdial gives it a small yet robust look and feel. With its durable construction and versatile 32mm case, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of this timepiece.
An instant classic since it came out in the ‘70s, the Explorer II is the cave spelunking counterpart to the mountain-fairing original. So, the static bezel partnered with a GMT hand (so you’ll know whether it’s day or night while in a cave), is a unique and now-iconic combination. And since this is Rolex, you can count on precise and serviceable Swiss movements, and sound investment value.
Which White Face Watch Will You Get?
Whether you’re going for a tool watch or a dress watch, white is an effective everyday dial color. It adds a modern simplicity to the busiest dial faces, and looks sophisticated on formal watches.
Its aesthetic is calm and measured, making it a great option for you one-watch guys!
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