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Explore Top 10 Square Face Watches for Men

Watch trends come and go – but some silhouettes remain in style for generations. Square face watches for men are best sellers for brands across every segment, from luxury timepiece brands to budget-friendly labels like Casio and Fossil. Although the shape has been popular since the 1920s, square face watches look stylish and contemporary with a versatile silhouette. 

It’s not just heritage brands that have made square face watches famous. The versatility of the shape makes it just as popular as a sports watch as a classic timepiece. We’re rounding up the 10 best square face watches for men with something for every budget, from $20 to $200+. 

1.    WWOR 36A Square Watch

Square watches for men can make a bold statement – especially in gold. WWOR blends East and West with its Japanese-quartz movement and Nordic design with clean lines that create a contemporary but classic silhouette. It is water-resistant to 100 feet with a scratch-resistant mineral lens. 

This WWOR watch is available in sixteen color options, giving you a mixture of straps and face styles.

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Pros of the WWOR 36A:

  • Mineral glass prevents scratches
  • Water-resistant
  • Quartz movement

Cons of the WWOR 36A:

  • 1-year battery life
  • Large wristband

2.   SEIKO SWR049 Watch


SEIKO is one of the most popular mid-level watch brands for men, with most styles costing less than $200. The SWR049 has a traditional white dial with Roman numerals for an elevated and modern look. Its stainless steel case adds to its durability, with a black leather strap that adds to its versatility.

The SWR049 features SEIKO’s Caliber 4N30 movement that is handcrafted to ensure reliability. 

Pros of the SWR049:

  • Popular ‘tank’ silhouette
  • 30 m water resistance 
  • Self-winding quartz design

Cons of the SWR049:

  • Thin leather straps
  • Large watch face

3.   Casio Unisex AQ-230A Watch

CASIO’s AQ-230A is a casual everyday style with ultimate functionality, ideal for those with an active lifestyle. It features a daily alarm setting with an automatic calendar display. This square watch for men has a vintage-inspired style, synonymous with Casio.

Pros of the AQ-23OA:

  • Lightweight feel
  • Stopwatch with 1/100-sec accuracy
  • 12 and 24-hour format

Cons of the AQ-23OA:

  • Digital screen is not backlit
  • Unisex style, so smaller face

4.  SEIKO SNKP23 Recraft Series Watch

Elevate your style with a square face watch for men that makes a statement. This SEIKO watch has an intricate face design with a blue dial, making it business casual and appropriate for everyday wear. The stainless steel bracelet gives it a sleek design as a modern take on a classic 1970s retro design. 

Pros of the SNKP23:

  • Day/date display
  • 50m water resistant
  • Smooth automatic movement

Cons of the SNKP23

  • Large watch face
  • Heavy bracelet design

5.   Fossil Carraway FS6008 Watch

Fossil is one of the most popular American watch brands, creating high-quality square face watches for men since 1984. The FS6008 is comparable in style to the classic Cartier tank watch with a 7-link stainless steel bracelet.

This watch comes in five metal and color options with a three-hand analog display. It is interchangeable with any of Fossil’s 22mm straps for even more versatility.

Pros of the FS6008:

  • 50m water resistance 
  • Quartz movement
  • Interchangeable straps available

Cons of the FS6008:

  • 2-3 year battery life

6.  Casio W-800H-1BVCF Watch

 Square face watches for men aren’t all designed for evening wear. This CASIO watch is a casual everyday style with a black resin strap, ideal for wearing during workouts. The face is LED backlit with a dual-time function and 100-meter water resistance. It retails for less than $30, making it one of the most affordable options on our style guide. 

Pros of the A15WA-1DF:

  • 10-year battery life
  • Choose between 31 time zones
  • LED-backlit display

Cons of the A15WA-1DF:

  • Display can be difficult to read
  • Lightweight band
  • Small watch face

7.   Fossil FS5932 Watch

Another Fossil watch worth considering is the FS5932, available with steel, silicone, and leather bands. The 42mm watch face makes it one of the larger styles on this list. You can customize your watch with complimentary engraving at participating Fossil stores in the US and Canada.

Pros of the A15WA-1DF:

  • 50m water resistance
  • Three-hand analogue display
  • Scratch-resistant mineral lens

Cons of the A15WA-1DF:

  • Larger watch face
  • 2-3 year battery life

8.  SEIKO SNKP27 Recraft Watch

The SNKP27 watch by SEIKO is ideal for workwear as a more affordable alternative to heritage brands with its leather strap and day/date calendar. It features an elevated dark green watch face with contrasting cold and white time markers. The self-winding automatic movement and luminous hands make it easy to read the time, even in low-light conditions. 

Pros of the SNKP27:

  • Day/date calendar
  • 50m water resistance
  • Luminous hands and markers

Cons of the SNKP27:

  • Heavy design with a large face
  • No reserve power from the internal battery

9.  MEGIR Chronograph Luminous Watch

 This MEGIR watch is one you won’t believe retails for less than $40. It’s a best-selling square face watch for men with three chronograph small dials and a date display, making it ideal for sportswear. The luminous features glow-in-the-dark technology to make it easy to read the time in any situation. 

Pros of the MEGIR watch:

  • 3 functional sub-dials
  • Quartz movement 
  • Luminous display

Cons of the MEGIR watch:

  • Not water-resistant 
  • Stiff band
  • Bulky design

10. CASIO A168WA-1 Digital Watch

One of the most affordable square face watches for men is the CASIO A168WA-1, retailing at under $30. The design is synonymous with CASIO and is part of the brand’s vintage retro collection with its sporty silhouette. This multi-functional watch has a digital display, daily alarm, stopwatch, and illuminator. 

Pros of the A16WA-1:

  • Stainless steel band 
  • Backlit display screen

Cons of the A168WA-1:

  • Only resistant to minor splashing
  • No date display

Why are Square Face Watches for Men Popular?

Square watches first became popular during the Art Deco era before making a comeback in the 1960s as a classic ‘preppy’ style made famous by men like President Kennedy. It’s a silhouette recognized for its elegance and simplicity, making it a versatile style that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. 

Use our guide above to find your next watch purchase and the model that works best for your lifestyle.

Sarah Salimah

Sarah has been interested in watches for as long as she can remember. She loves watches and writing about them and enjoys experiencing the feeling of high-end models. She was born in Ohio, went to school for art history, and has a genuine enthusiasm for reading literature, walking, and sometimes playing padel.

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