Fossil Watches Review: Best Fossil Watches in 2020

So, you’re looking to buy a new Fossil watch?

Not sure which model would fit you the most because there are just too many?

Then I hope that my quick comparison table above would be helpful to you.

But if you’re still unsure, then I highly suggest you continue with the following short reviews.

They will highlight for you the pros and cons of the top 10 best-rated Fossil wristwatches right now that people love to pick up.

And I’m sure that after reading through them, you will be able to pinpoint the most suitable option for you.

Now, let’s begin.

Top (10) Best Fossil Watches Chosen by Customers

Product imagesProduct namesMovementWater resistanceEditor's ratingPrice
FS4735IE Grant Quartz Leather Dress WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.9 out of 5 starscta
CH2891 Coachman Quartz Leather Cuff WatchJapanese Quartz330 feet4.9 out of 5 starscta
FS5164 Machine Silicone Chronograph Quartz WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
FS4774 42mm Machine Smoke IP Dress WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
JR1437 Nate Quartz Metal Casual WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
FS4931 Machine Stainless Steel Chronograph Quartz WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
FS5304 The Minimalist FS5304 WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
FS4795 Dean Chronograph Dress Quartz WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.6 out of 5 starscta
CH2573 Decker Chronograph Watch With Black Silicon BandJapanese Quartz330 feet4.6 out of 5 starscta
JR1354 Nate Quartz Leather Casual WatchJapanese Quartz165 feet4.5 out of 5 starscta


1. FS4735IE

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There’s always been something about watches with leather straps that spoke to me.

They seem to always add class to any outfit, be it formal or casual.

This Fossil piece has a classic dress watch design, with its black Roman Numeral markers, its cream-colored dial, and its brown leather strap.

While this watch has a classic, old-school look, it also has some functions that make it a modern men’s watch.

For example, on the dial, you’ll find three sub-dials, two for the chronograph function, and one to display 24-hour time.

The watch uses the famed Japanese quartz movement, known for being incredibly accurate and practical, so not only does the dial look absolutely stunning, but the time being displayed on it will surely be accurate.

For those looking for a classic watch with modern functions, there aren’t a lot of better pieces in this price range.


-Classic design

-Quality leather strap

-Multiple functions


-No date window

2. CH2891

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In the watch world, finding a watch that merges classic and modern design in a tasteful way, can be a difficult, sometimes impossible, task.

But Fossil is known for being one of the rare companies that can actually do this, and that’s exactly what happened with this Coachman watch.

The dial has a black background, while the markers, hands, and other details are a nice tan color which makes an almost perfect contrast.

It also has a tachymeter, which I don’t usually use but it always adds functionality and aesthetic to a watch.

There are three sub-dials you see on the watch are for the chronograph and 24-hour time display function, and, a personal favorite detail of mine: the date window in between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions.

This watch is also water-resistant up to 100m, so there’s no problem bringing this into the shower or even for a light swim, truly a very functional watch in a beautiful package.


-Classy design

-Multiple Functions

-Water Resistant up to 100m


-The leather strap could be better

3. FS5164

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It’s no secret that Fossil knows how to blend the colors in their watch design, and this piece is a testament to that.

The blue and rose-gold details on this watch bring out the best in each other, especially since they’re resting on a black background.

The watch’s case measures 45mm and is made of black stainless steel and has a knurled bezel (a great detail, and one of my favorite parts of the watch).

Aside from that, there’s a chronograph function and 24-hour time display, which is manifested in the three rose-gold sub-dials on the watch, which matches the perfectly placed date window in between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions.

To bring everything together is a black stainless steel band with a line of blue running through the middle, making this watch a modern piece, for the modern wearer.


-Exquisite color choices

-Multiple functions

-Premium materials


-Only 50m of water resistance

4. FS4774

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This watch is tangible proof that minimalist designs can be as classy as their extravagant counterparts.

Fossil decided to keep everything as simple as possible with this piece, and it resulted in a beautiful design and incredibly easy reading of the time.

The case of the watch and the bracelet share a gun-metal tone, which pairs perfectly with the black and white dial.

The dial itself has white stick markers, and black hands with white tips, all of this pops out really beautifully in the dial, giving off a sense of prestige, and giving all of us easy time reads regardless of the hour of the day.


-Sleek design

-Can be worn with many different styles

-Accurate quartz movement


-Reading time in the dark will take some getting used to

5. JR1437

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For those looking for sturdy, manly, and stylish timepiece, this may watch may turn into your favorite on the list.

The large 50mm case is fairly big, even compared to today’s large men’s watches.

This makes it look incredibly rugged and sturdy, especially since the case is plated with gun-metal.

The dial features a beautiful gradient of sepia tones, which makes the large markers on the outer ring pop out, while also shedding some light on the sub-dials for the chronograph and 24-hour display functions.

The date window is aligned with the 4 o’clock marker which isn’t where you’d normally find it, but after close inspection, I’d say there’s no better place on the dial to put it.


-Sturdy and masculine design

-Quality materials

-Multiple functions


-The case may seem too large for some people

6. FS4931

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This is yet another piece for the modern watch wearer.

The blue and black combination seen on the dial really gives this watch a youthful and light look, which makes this piece an incredible casual wear watch.

This watch has all the elements you’d expect from Fossil: a chronograph, 24-hour time display, and accurate timekeeping.

The chronograph and 24-hour time can be seen on the perfectly placed sub-dials, which share some of the blue tones seen on the markers.

These blue tones pair incredibly with the gun-metal plated case and bracelet.

If you’re looking for a functional casual watch, you won’t find much better in this price range than this Fossil piece.


-Casual design

-Multiple functions

-Easy reading of the time


-Only water resistant up to 50m

7. FS5304

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This watch is another brilliant piece from Fossil’s lauded minimalist collection.

The design on this piece is as straightforward as it gets: gold-colored stick markers and hands on a royal blue background, stainless steel case, and brown leather strap.

This is a timeless color combination that has been used all throughout history.

Not only does this watch look great, but the slim case allows the watch to comfortably sit under the cuff of your best dress shirt.

If you’re looking for a dress watch but want to keep things classy and simple, you won’t have to look much further than this Fossil timepiece.


-Classy, minimalist design

-Accurate Japanese quartz movement

-Works great with formal wear


-The leather strap could be better

8. FS4795

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One of the classiest combinations of all time by far is the combination of silver and gold colors.

This combination breathes a great air of prestige and makes this Fossil piece look like one of the classiest pieces you can get in this price range.

The silver-tone case and bracelet not only serve as a great protector for the watch but when mixed with the gold tones on the bracelet and outer ring, makes for a breathtaking watch.

On the dial is a classy combination of white and gold, with a couple of black details to make reading the time more practical.

To add to all that are three sub-dials for the chronograph and 24-hour time functions, making sure this watch has you covered for most of your everyday time needs.


-Classy design

-Practical functions

-Incredible color choices


-Only 50m of water resistance

9. CH2573

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This watch looks like it came straight out of a modern fashion catalog.

With its simple black and white tones, leather strap, and intricate dial design, this watch is as fashionable as it is modern.

For starters, the dial has a black background, white stick markers, and three sub-dials.

The black and white colorway really simplifies the entire design, making it very easy to point out which is which, allowing for easy time reading.

The bezel of the watch also has a tachymeter, that adds a great amount of aesthetic value and functionality, if used properly.

One of my favorite features, without a doubt, is the large textured crown.

This is pretty unorthodox in a watch like this, but Fossil gambled with it and surely won, as the crown fits perfectly with the watch.


-Modern design

-Practical functions

-Simple and beautiful colors


-Crown takes some getting used to

10. JR1354

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There have been many attempts at designing a watch with black tones that isn’t incredibly difficult to read.

However, Fossil really knows what they’re doing with the design of their watches, so this all-black piece is a thing of beauty.

The choice of tones perfectly blends together to allow you to read the time easily, all the way down to the sub-dials which display the chronograph and 24-hour time function.

The strap of the watch is genuine black leather, and while the quality could be better, you can’t really complain considering the price of the watch.

With the rise in popularity of all black clothing and fashion, this piece may be the perfect pairing for both casual and formal outfits.


-Great design

-Multiple functions

-Accurate movement


-The strap could be better


Now that you’ve finished reading through my Fossil watches review, have you been able to pick up one model for your own needs?

Which one is it?

Please feel free to tell me your choice, I can’t wait to hear about it!


My name is Rob, and I'm a watch enthusiast by heart. I love writing about impressive watches that could make people stand out. And I'm also an amateur collector who loves to share his collection with everyone. Feel free to connect with me whenever you want.