Best Day Date Watches in 2020

Today’s watches do much more than tell the time of day. Horologists have honed the craft to include calendar watches that display a combination of the day, date, year, and even moon phases. You’ll find many timepieces that display the date usually at the 12, 3, or 6 o’clock position on the dial face. Our collection of best day-date watches goes a step further to display the day of the week. It’s no small feat for watchmakers to fit that much information on a tiny display.

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If you’re shopping for a day-date watch, features to look for include: an easy-to-read size and font at the position that suits you best. You’ll want one that doesn’t detract from the watch’s aesthetics and is of good quality. And since budget is a concern for many these days, we’ve listed them from least to most expensive. Find one as your daily go-to watch, or choose one for special occasions. And, of course, they make “timely” gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Timex Men's T2E561 Bank Street Black Leather Strap Watch
Timex Bank Street TZE501 Men's Watch
  • analog display
  • quartz movement
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BULOVA Silver Stainless Steel Watch-96C125
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Bulova 96C125 Stainless Steel Watch
  • analog dial
  • day/date display
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Victorinox Fieldforce Stainless Steel Analog Quartz Watch with Leather Strap, Black, 20 (Model: 241846)
Best Analog Watch
Victorinox Fieldforce Analog Watch
  • analog display
  • high-tech backlight
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Peugeot Stainless Steel Big Face Luxury Watch with Day Date Windows, Roman Numerals & Coin Edge Fluted Bezel Watch
Peugeot 1029G Luxury Watch
  • analog display
  • quartz movement
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SEIKO Men's SNK805 SEIKO 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas
Seiko 5 Automatic Men's Watch
  • analog display
  • automatic movement
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Skagen Men's Melbye Quartz Analog Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel Mesh Watch, Color: Gray & Blue Steel Mesh (Model: SKW6078)
Skagen Melbye Men's Watch
  • titanium case
  • mesh bracelet
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Timex Men's T20461 Easy Reader 35mm Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Expansion Band Watch
Timex Men's Easy Reader
  • analog dial
  • Arabic numerals
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NIXON Siren A1210 - Light Tangerine - 100m Water Resistant Women's Digital Sport Watch (38mm Watch Face, 18mm-16mm Pu/Rubber/Silicone Band)
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Nixon Siren Women's Sports Watch
  • digital display
  • time/month/date
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Seiko Mens Analogue Solar Powered Watch with Leather Strap SNE475P1
Seiko Men's Solar Powered Watch
  • analog display
  • full Arabic numerals
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Tissot Men's T0384301105700 T-One Day-Date Calendar Watch
Tissot T-One Men's Calendar Watch
  • Swiss-made
  • automatic movement
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Timex Bank Street TZE501 Men's Watch

Timex Men's T2E561 Bank Street Black Leather Strap Watch

With classic good looks, the Timex Bank Street has the day and date window at 3’oclock. The analog display with quartz movement features silver luminescent hands and seconds hand, silver Arabic numerals at the other quarter hours, and silver stick indices for the hours in between. See the display easily at night with Timex’s blue electroluminescent technology. The dial cover is mineral crystal.

The Bank Street’s silvertone brass 40-mm case is encircled by a highly polished flat brass bezel. With water resistance to 50 meters (165 feet), it’s safe for surface swimming and showering. It has a long battery life of up to 10 years.

The black genuine leather croc-embossed band and a textured center section on the dial give the Timex Bank Street a look that will complement business attire and formal wear.

Specifications

  • analog display
  • quartz movement
  • luminescent dial
  • brass case and bezel
  • mineral crystal
  • leather band
  • water-resistant to 50 meters
  • 10-year battery life
  • case size: 40 mm
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Bulova 96C125 Stainless Steel Watch

BULOVA Silver Stainless Steel Watch-96C125

Get the luxe look and feel of a Rolex with the Bulova 96C125 at a fraction of the cost. The day of the week is displayed on the Pacific blue analog dial in full spelling under 12 o’clock above the company logo. A date window is at the 3 o’clock position. The luminous hands include a sweeping seconds hand. The time, day, and date are easy to see under a classic domed scratch-resistant crystal.

Featuring quartz movement, the Bulova has a stainless steel case with dimensions of 39 mm. It’s thin at only 10 mm to fit nicely under the cuff of business or formal wear. It has a fixed stainless steel bezel, and the handsome triple-link silvertone bracelet has a push-button deployment clasp.

The Bulova is water-resistant to splashes at 3 bars (30 meters). It’s a high-quality timepiece that looks great for any occasion or for everyday wear.

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • day/date display
  • stainless case
  • stainless steel bracelet
  • fixed bezel
  • quartz movement
  • 30 meter-water resistant
  • case size: 39 mm
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Best Analog Watch

Victorinox Fieldforce Analog Watch

Victorinox Fieldforce Stainless Steel Analog Quartz Watch with Leather Strap, Black, 20 (Model: 241846)

The Victorinox Fieldforce is an opulent Swiss-made masterpiece. The polished yet practical 42-mm solid stainless steel case houses a black analog dial with bold monobloc Arabic numerals, white luminous hands, and a red seconds hand. The day/date window at 3 o’clock displays the abbreviated day and numerical date, and the Swiss-cross logo is at 12 o’clock. It’s encircled by a black stainless steel stationary bezel marked with white numerals. The sapphire crystal dial cover aligns with the overall quality.

The Fieldforce is powered by precise Swiss analog quartz movement. Victorinox’s special superluminova technology diffuses light to give the analog display excellent readability in sunlight or darkness and gives the black dial a midnight blue glow. The black leather band is stitched in white for contrast and pairs beautifully with the case and dial.

The Fieldforce is water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and safe for your pool and ocean adventures. Makers of the ubiquitous Swiss Army knife, Victorinox creates quality timepieces at a much lower price than most Swiss luxury watches. Wear the Fieldforce as an affordable status symbol.

Specifications

  • analog display
  • high-tech backlight
  • luminous hands
  • stainless steel case
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • stainless steel bezel
  • stitched leather band
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
  • case size: 42 mm
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Peugeot 1029G Luxury Watch

Peugeot Stainless Steel Big Face Luxury Watch with Day Date Windows, Roman Numerals & Coin Edge Fluted Bezel Watch

Inspired by luxury, yet modestly priced, the Peugeot 1029G manages to display the day of each week at 12 o’clock spelled out rather than using abbreviations. A bubble-style indicator displays the date at 3 o’clock. Powered by the precision of quartz movement, the analog display features a silver-on-silver dial with Roman numerals and delicate hour, minute, and seconds hands.

The 40-mm stainless steel case is sturdy and the dial case is a hard scratch-resistant mineral crystal. It’s surrounded by a stainless steel stationary coin-edge fluted bezel. It lends no thickness to the 9-mm thin case so that the watch fits nicely under the cuff for dress wear.

The Peugeot’s matching 3-link bracelet is stainless steel and will never rust. Get the perfect fit with an adjustable foldover-style clasp. It has 5 ATM water-resistant and can survive for short periods of time underwater but isn’t suitable for swimming.

To sweeten the pot of this affordable watch, the manufacturer offers free lifetime battery replacement and a limited lifetime warranty.

Specifications

  • analog display
  • quartz movement
  • stainless steel case
  • fluted stationary bezel
  • 3-link bracelet
  • mineral crystal
  • free battery replacement
  • limited lifetime warranty
  • 5 ATM water-resistant
  • case size: 40 mm
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Seiko 5 Automatic Men's Watch

SEIKO Men's SNK805 SEIKO 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas

The military-inspired Seiko 5 Automatic Watch has an army-green dial that displays the day and date at 3 o’clock. The analog display features an inner ring for hours in Arabic numerals and an outer ring counts the minutes in 5-minute increments. The hour and minute hands are luminous, and the seconds hand is tipped in red. The dial cover is Hardex mineral crystal and the stationary bezel is stainless steel.

The Seiko 5’s automatic movement is powered by the movement of your arm, so batteries are never needed. Wear it at least 8 hours a day for accurate timing. Otherwise, turn the crown to wind the main spring. The stainless steel case is 37 mm in diameter, and its surrounded by a stationary stainless steel bezel.

The comfortable matching green made is made of nylon with a traditional buckle closure. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters to withstand splashes and brief immersion but not swimming. Wear the Seiko 5 for casual affairs and outdoor adventures.

Specifications

  • analog display
  • automatic movement
  • day/date at 3 o'clock
  • Hardex mineral crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • stationary bezel
  • water-resistant to 30 meters
  • case size: 37 mm
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Skagen Melbye Men's Watch

Skagen Men's Melbye Quartz Analog Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel Mesh Watch, Color: Gray & Blue Steel Mesh (Model: SKW6078)

The Skagen Melbye Men’s Watch has a minimalist yet elegant look with the day and date display at the 3 o’clock position. The case is made of strong, durable titanium and has dimensions of 40 mm. The black dial features an analog display with accurate quartz movement. Silver Arabic numerals mark 12 and 6 o’clock while silver stick indices mark the other hours. A thin, blue inner dial marks the seconds with white numerals and markings. The dial cover is scratch-resistant mineral crystal.

The gray case is strong, durable titanium and the stylish mesh band is gray stainless steel with a hook buckle closure. Interchangeable bands (sold separately) let you change up the look. The stationary bezel is stainless steel. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet) and can survive brief immersion and splashes.

The Skagen Melbye has a modern, playful look. Be aware that it has no illumination, so it’s not easy to read in the dark.

Specifications

  • titanium case
  • mesh bracelet
  • analog display
  • day/date at 3 o'clock
  • quartz movement
  • mineral crystal
  • water-resistant to 50 meters
  • stationary bezel
  • case size: 40 mm
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Timex Men's Easy Reader

Timex Men's T20461 Easy Reader 35mm Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Expansion Band Watch

The Timex Easy Reader Watch for men is a handsome, polished silvertone watch with an easy-to-read day and date window at the 3’oclock position. The round, white analog dial features full black Arabic numerals, black baton minute and second hands, and a needle-thin silver seconds hand. Military time is displayed in red numerals around the inner dial.

See the time and day, date display easily in the dark with Timex’s Indiglo night light under a scratch-resistant hard mineral dial cover. It has a stationary brass bezel and is complemented by a brushed silver expansion band. Powered by quartz movement, the Easy Reader is water-resistant to 30 meters (100 feet).

It’s obvious that Timex pays close attention to detail, and the Easy Reader is easy to read quickly under stressful situations. You get quality workmanship at a great price.

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • Arabic numerals
  • military time
  • stationary bezel
  • Indiglo night light
  • quartz movement
  • silvertone case and band
  • water-resistant to 30 meters
  • case size: 35 mm
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Best Digital Watch

Nixon Siren Women's Sports Watch

NIXON Siren A1210 - Light Tangerine - 100m Water Resistant Women's Digital Sport Watch (38mm Watch Face, 18mm-16mm Pu/Rubber/Silicone Band)

Face it, we live in a digital world and many prefer digital display for their timepieces. The Nixon Siren for women is a versatile watch for your sports and casual wear. The abbreviated month and date are displayed in a playful dot font underneath the solid hour, minute, and seconds and are easy to read on the negative LCD screen. It’s protected by a mineral crystal.

The sturdy 38 mm case is constructed using stainless steel gasketed pushes. The silicone band is cushy and comfortable and has a looper buckle closure. Powered by quartz movement, the Siren’s functions include a chronograph, customizable countdown timer, basic and future tide, and EL backlight.

The street-smart style of the Nixon Siren is fashionable and timeless. It’s also water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) for your carefree lifestyle. It comes in several fun colors like tangerine and aqua.

 

Specifications

  • digital display
  • time/month/date
  • quartz movement
  • mineral crystal
  • multifunctional
  • EL backlight
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
  • case size: 38 mm
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Seiko Men's Solar Powered Watch

Seiko Mens Analogue Solar Powered Watch with Leather Strap SNE475P1

Recognized for innovation and precision, Seiko’s Solar Powered Men’s Watch has a day and date display at 3 o’clock. The traditional analog round black dial has bright, white easy-to-read Arabic numbers, increment markings. Three luminous hands make it easy to read at night. The strong stainless steel case has a diameter of 42 mm. The dial cover is a durable Hardex mineral crystal.

The basic Seiko Solar Watch has a vintage look that is complemented by a brown genuine leather band with a tang buckle. It’s powered by Seiko’s reliable Japanese quartz movement. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), and of course, no worries about batteries.

The Seiko Solar Watch is a quality timepiece. Its classic look goes with anything for any occasion and can be dressed up or down.

Specifications

  • analog display
  • full Arabic numerals
  • Hardex mineral crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • leather band
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
  • luminous hand
  • case size: 42 mm
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Tissot T-One Men's Calendar Watch

Tissot Men's T0384301105700 T-One Day-Date Calendar Watch

The Tissot T-One is a top-quality Swiss-made watch with automatic movement. The day of the week is displayed in an easy-to-read all-caps font with full spelling under the 12 o’clock position. The date is displayed at 6 o’clock, all under an antireflective sapphire crystal.

The black analog dial features 3 luminous hands and Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, and 9 hours. Stick indices mark the other hours. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 38 mm, and the stainless steel bezel is stationary. It’s water-resistant up to 50 meters (165 feet) and safe for surface swimming and showering.

The Tissot T-One comes with a classic multilink silvertone bracelet. It’s the ultimate dress watch that never needs batteries.

Specifications

  • Swiss-made
  • automatic movement
  • analog display
  • stainless steel case
  • stationary bezel
  • silvertone bracelet
  • lume hands
  • 50-meter water-resistant
  • case size: 38 mm
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