Five Watches to Wear in 2023 - The Joseph Abboud Guide
- by Off The Cuff
- August 12, 2022
- 4 min read
For decades, stylish and sleek men’s watches have been a must-have accessory.
While they always pair well with a custom suit, the right watch is an oft-underrated accessory that can just as easily accent casual outfits. No matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong with an eye-catching timepiece on your wrist.
There were plenty of design decisions playing off of old favorites at this year’s Watches and Wonders in Geneva that caught our eye. Even so, we also saw some bold and unexpected choices that came with pricing to match. One piece in particular rocked the watch world this year: Grand Seiko’s reveal of the $350,000 Kodo Constant-Force Tourbillon.
As we begin moving towards 2023, we don’t see watches disappearing as a desirable men’s accessory any time soon. Nor are watches limited only to displays of technical prowess: if anything, the presence of watches as an investment piece and functional art form is a sign of their staying power.
That said, at Joseph Abboud, part of our mission has always been to make confidence accessible to men at any budget. To help you look and feel your best in the year to come, here are our top five affordable watch picks that are on-trend for 2023—while still remaining timeless.
The Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
In 2021, all eyes were on platinum: it seemed like every major watchmaker had some kind of design encased in this luxury metal.
This year, titanium was making a splash—especially when paired with stylish link bracelets. Now you can make your own statement in silver tones with our Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
While stainless steel isn’t as light as its sleek cousin titanium, it will keep your style on par without breaking the bank. We love the bold rose-gold case and textured navy watch face that lend character to crisp silver tones.
The Navy & Silver Strap Watch
Who says you can’t have fun with your watches? We certainly saw some daring watch designs showcased this year from some of the biggest names in watchmaking.
Our Navy & Silver Transparent Dial Strap Watch is the perfect example of a uniquely-designed watch that remains versatile enough to work with anything in your wardrobe.
See-through cases saw a strong showing at Watches and Wonders 2021, so we don’t see this design losing appeal any time soon. Louis Vuitton’s major contribution to the show was a transparent watch case carved entirely out of sapphire that went home with the coveted Poinçon de Genève.
Combined with an analog dial and smooth strap, this is an elegant option for those who want to stand out while still ticking off key style boxes.
Navy straps were a hit this year in the world of watch styling, and we see them continuing to be effortlessly on-trend through 2023. Your wrist will be thanking you for this one!
The Gold Bracelet Watch
You can’t go wrong with gold: there’s a reason this tone has been in style for decades. That said, this watch features plenty of modern design choices that are taking the luxury sport watch world by storm.
If you want to turn heads and receive endless questions about where you got your watch, this is the watch for you.
The Gold Bracelet Watch from Joseph Abboud features an organic case, a polished, adjustable link strap, and a silver-tone dial to provide contrast. This gold-tone watch is also made from durable stainless steel, and will resist water up to 100 feet. This is a watch that fears no adventure.
We love the bold styling of the raised markers that lend interest to the watch face without the cluttered feel of other designs on the market.
If there’s one thing that makes watches an instant classic, it’s the clean feel that collectors have come to cherish.
The Croco-Grain Strap Watch
Like navy and gold, watch strap detailing is a timeless design staple that never gets old. In fact, we saw more than one gator-themed watch strap turning heads in Geneva.
Our Grey Multi-Function Croco-Grain Strap Watch is the perfect example of a classic watch that you’ll never want to take off. It features a croco-grain strap, a metal case, and three subdials for date, day, and 24-hour time.
Despite the number of complications, we find this handsome watch to be tastefully balanced—with plenty of room to highlight its charms. The mix of stick markers with Roman numerals lends additional sophistication to the face.
This watch looks terrific paired with formal outfits if you set aside the convention concerning the number of complications on its face. However, we love it as a relaxed choice to instantly add style to anything from a polo and shorts to your favorite tweed. You won’t want to miss out on this versatile and timeless piece.
The Gold Date Bracelet Watch
Not to be outdone by cool tones, make a bold statement with our stainless steel Gold Date Mesh Bracelet Watch. This handsome timepiece features elegant styling to create a truly stand-out men’s watch.
We love that its look and feel are evocative of pieces priced far more prohibitively. For those looking to begin a collection on a budget, the desirable date window and dark face will make this watch one of your favorites.
There was an excellent showing of dark-toned watch faces at this year’s Watches and Wonders, which tells us this design choice will have staying power into 2023 and beyond.
Looking For More Amazing Watches?
Whether you’re headed to the office or out on the town, these men’s watches will keep you looking your best into 2023 and beyond. We’re confident we’ve chosen top picks that will stand the test of time.
If you’re looking for more amazing watches, look no further than the Joseph Abboud watch collection. We’ve got an excellent selection of watches for those looking to expand their collection or begin one for the first time.
Discover how watches can enhance your sense of style, and browse our collection today.