Back in Black: Return to the Dark Side of Watches

These days, the majority of watch faces are silver or some crazy color. No matter what you heard, black is always the new black, so keep it classy and add a black faced watch to your collection.

Black watchesIf there is anything that movies and video games have taught us, it's that the light side always wins in the end, but the dark side gets to have more fun losing. What's the point in winning while looking like a nerd in a white tunic when you can go down in flames as a bad ass in black? When selecting a watch, you're likely to be bombarded by silvers and golds, a lot of blues and even the occasional red – but what about black? If you're looking for a timeless time piece, why argue with years of fashion law? Black is always in.

These dark watches will go with everything you own, from jeans to suits, and add class to your wrist. Eloquent in it's simplicity, the black face isn't flashy, but still stands out on the wrist, drawing just the right amount of attention. This is not to say your watch must be a black hole, devoid of color or accent. Skagen offers this classic Italian leather banded watch with just the right amount of silver. The black leather is soft and smooth on the wrist while the platinum case and mechanics provide enough contrast to make the watch pop on your arm.

If you're not feeling particularly international (Skagen is a Danish company) and want a little something closer to home with a bit of attitude behind it, Nixon is a Southern California company offering quality watches across the entire band of styles. However, we're most infatuated with their black on black watch for all the reasons mentioned above. At $100 it's easy to add to your collection.

If you're looking to add some edge to your wrist without pulling out the studded punk wrist cuff, ditch the silver lining and go for something in black.

Nixon black watch

Robert Fure

Robert Fure is a fitness, lifestyle, and entertainment writer living in Los Angeles. He is also a certified Personal Trainer and the Creator/Editor of Fit and Furious, an online outlet dedicated to the pursuit of a fit lifestyle. His entertainment work can be viewed at Film School Rejects.