Prepare yourself for total honesty: Fossil makes a crap-ton of watches. Hundreds of different styles. And frankly, 75 – 85% of the time they miss the mark. Fossil seems to be targeting a demo that probably tops out at college-aged guys. Most of whom are still finding their own personal style, so they’re willing to try just about anything. The faces on Fossil Watches are usually HUGE, the overall look is sometimes nothing short of ridiculous… but the prices are always ever so cheap. And that’s why they can be so appealing.
Now there are diamonds in the Fossil rough, you just have to look hard for them. Here’s the three best looking Fossil watches currently in existence. All for under or around $100.
Is that some faux-wood grain detailing hiding behind the watch hands and grooved gray face? I hate to say it, but… that’s actually kinda cool looking. Not a dress watch, not really a pure casual watch either. Somewhere in the small expanse in-between. Dark and sleek links make this a watch for guys who don’t like stainless steel bands, but want one anyway.
Fossil Decker Chronograph – $80.75
A great looking casual watch with a nylon outdoors-inspired strap. The dial, hands, and case are all a subtle light gray. Subtle and Fossil Watches usually don’t go hand in hand. The strap is a plain medium gray nylon, but if you want to make it stand out a bit more you could always buy a striped nylon strap in a brighter color. The case diameter is an advertised medium 42.33 mm. Which is downright tiny for a lot of Fossil pieces, but overall quite normal in size.
Large but not ridiculous, the diameter on this brushed stainless chronograph is 46mm. Nice half hollow hands and a medium gray face backing the bright white numbers. The pushers on the chrono are perfect. Flattened out knobby ends to the regular sized buttons add just enough on the side. The black lettering on the brand name blends in a bit with the gray face, so if you’re a watch brand snob… maybe the one Fossil to get. And again. $100.