When the big day arrives, you want it to be as memorable for your groom as it is for you. There are lots of things you can do to make that happen from the moment he wakes up on the big day. What about a special gift of something that he can wear throughout the day? A timepiece is an excellent choice and we’ll guide you through how to choose a watch for your groom.

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How to choose a watch for your groom

A new timepiece gives your groom something to complement his wedding suit, something that can truly speak to his personality. However, it’s a gift that he will keep on using day after day, so choose wisely! How do you make a choice? Here are a few suggestions any bride-to-be can work with to make sure it’s a good one.

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Consider his personality

The point of this purchase- which is likely to be a costly one- is to find a watch that will suit your man and accurately reflects who he is. It needs to be something that speaks to his personality and his own personal style. Here are a few examples to give you an idea:

Modern sophistication

Let’s say your man is modern in every sense of the word, yet still sophisticated enough that he knows the difference between dressing up and just getting dressed. The Emporio Armani Chronograph Mesh watch is a great choice. Despite the large face and dials, the watch is far from chunky with the slimline mesh bracelet and round face.

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Bold game changer

Your groom may like something a little bolder, more of a statement piece. Consider the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph watch with a dual coloured strap and dark face. It looks smart with its brushed steel case and sporty design, it’s certainly an eye-catcher.

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Consider his interests

Men have varied interests outside of their work. If he’s the outdoorsy type or a technology lover, your choice of watch should consider these interests.

The Adventurer

Consider the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 watch for the groom who loves adventure. This is a premium, luxury watch is water resistant to 30 meters and features a rotating bezel and an automatic movement.

The Sportsman

If your man likes to stay active, or if he’s into his health and fitness, why not get him a watch he can really get some use out of? The Apple Watch 4 looks sleek and subtle, he won’t look like he’s carrying a small computer on his wrist. It has a load of fitness features to appease any sportsman.

The Intellectual

Some men find their interests to be more intellectual in nature. If your groom fits this description, we would recommend the Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart Automatic watch.

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Another option is the Frederique Constant. It is smart and sleek without being too flashy. You can rest assured it’s a quality watch without all the bells and whistles.

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Consider his budget

This last consideration may seem odd given the fact that you are the one buying the watch for him. Nevertheless, ask yourself how much would he be likely to spend if he was purchasing it for himself. This is important as you do not want your choice of watch to be out of character.

At the top end of your budget may be luxury brands such as Hublot, Rolex or Breitling. A more modest budget that still offers enough to choose something of very high quality allows you to consider brands such as Tag and Armani. A budget-minded groom might be more comfortable with something from Daniel Wellington or Hugo Boss.


The choice of a watch that reflects your groom’s personality, interests and budget will be a gift that will make your wedding day truly memorable. Moreover, every time he wears his watch in the future, he will remember the care and consideration that went into the purchase. Your gesture will still be important to him long after the cake and decorations are gone.


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