When you're passionate about something, it's totally natural to hope that your kid inherits the same passion. The best way to get your child to like something is to start them young.
No matter if you or a relative just had a baby boy, you probably want him to develop the same enthusiasm about watches that you have.
Sadly, most watchmakers don't give much attention to their kids watches, so you barely get any details before buying them.
For this reason, we've built a list of the 7 Best watches for a Baby Boy, based on our own expertise.
What size should you get?
Wrist Size (Inches)
Wrist size (cm)
3½'' to 4''
8.89cm to 10.16cm
4'' to 4½''
10.16cm to 11.43cm
4½'' to 5''
11.43cm to 12.7cm
5'' to 5½''
12.7cm to 13,97cm
From this data, we can extrapolate measurements from the Slender Wrist's Ultimate Watch Size Guide to get the following watch sizes:
18mm to 25mm
22mm to 32mm
20.5mm to 28.5mm
25.5mm to 36mm
23mm to 32mm
28.5mm to 40mm
25mm to 35mm
32mm to 44mm
As you can see above, some case diameters overlap in multiple age ranges. For instance, a watch with a 25mm case should technically always fit, from baby boy to child.
The reason for this is simple: a small watch on a big wrist will always look better than a big watch on a small wrist. I recommend you try to stay close to a 25mm-28mm diameter, and go up for bigger children or down for small babies or preemies.
The lug-to-lug length is just as important as the case diameter for sizing a watch, but most watchmakers omit to mention this measurement on their website. For this reason, it's always better to try a watch on in person before buying it (especially for a baby boy).
What are the best watches for a baby boy?
1. Timex Easy Reader 25mm
0 - 7 Years old
Shopping for a baby boy's watch is pretty hard for one main reason: you're not looking in the right place. By browsing different retailer websites, you will quickly notice something; women's watches are actually smaller than kids' watches.
For instance, the Timex Easy Reader 25mm above is marketed towards women, but its small size makes it perfect for a young boy. As you can see, there's nothing feminine about the white dial and silver case of this Easy Reader.
It's also sold with a leather band
With its 25mm case diameter, the Timex Easy Reader's size is perfectly suited for boys of all ages, even 0-6 months old. Additionally, this timepiece is equipped with Timex's expansion band, which means you can take out as many links as you want to fit any wrist size.
This type of bracelet is super comfortable because of its stretch, so it's the perfect way to introduce your kid to the watch world. Also, the large numerals that come with Easy Reader watches will make learning to read the time much easier than other models.
The last feature that makes the Easy Reader 25mm the perfect watch for your baby boy is the Indiglo function. At the press of a button, your child will be able to light up the dial brightly, which always seems to captivate their attention.
2. Swatch Sorange
0 - 7 Years old
Here's another watch that's marketed towards women, but will do perfectly fine for your baby boy.
On this Swatch, the bright orange case and colorful hands make for a very playful watch that your boy will certainly love. Also, the case & band are made of plastic, which can be thrown around quite a bit and remain intact.
Although this watch is gorgeous, there are two things you should keep in mind before buying it. First, the dial will be hard to read for a small child, so it's what I consider a fashion piece more than an actual time-reading device.
Secondly, the bracelet might be a bit long for your baby boy if he has small wrists. Fortunately, it's super easy to poke new holes or cut some length off a plastic band like the one on the Swatch Sorange.
All in all, this is a great beginner's watch with a reasonable price, a reliable quartz movement, and a full two-year warranty from a reputable watchmaker. What more can you ask for?
3. Timex Boys Analog
2 - 7+ Years old
Finally, here's the first actual boys watch on the list. Watches directly marketed towards children have one great benefit: dirt cheap prices. Indeed, the Timex Boys Analog can be picked up for only 20$, and it packs a lot of punch for this price range.
First, you get Timex's extremely easy to read dial, with large Arabic numerals on a white dial. Additionally, you get their comfortable stretch-fabric strap that's offered in several color schemes with different designs.
This also goes for the watch itself, which is available in over 15 different color/design variations.
The crystal of the Timex Boys Analog is made of acrylic. This is a plastic material that's easy to scratch, but almost unbreakable.
Finally, one of the best selling points of this watch is Timex's worry-free replacement plan. Every Timex kids' watch can be replaced for free (12 months after purchase) no questions asked (even if it's lost or broken).
4. Lorus R2357MX9
2 - 7+ Years old
100m Water Resistance
Sometimes, your boy doesn't want any kids' watch, he wants the same one as dad. If he always sees you walking around with dive watches, chances are he will be gleeful when you get him a watch that looks just like that.
The Lorus R2357MX9 has everything you need: a 60-minute bezel that replicates dive watches, a small 28mm case, and an actual 100m water resistance rating. This means that your boy can take this Lorus for a swim without a problem.
If you're not familiar with Lorus, it's a sub-brand owned by Seiko. Consequently, you get the same Japanese reliability and high level of attention-to-detail that you would get from a Seiko watch.
Furthermore, every Lorus watch comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. In my opinion, this is the perfect timepiece to start your baby boy's dive watch addiction as early as possible.
5. Flik Flak
4 - 12+ Years old
Flik Flak is bound to have its place on any "best boys watches" list. If you're not familiar with Flik Flak, it's a subsidiary of the Swatch Group, which is very reputable.
While all their kids' watches are known for great quality, the company only sells watches with 32mm+ cases. This is a bit disappointing for those of us who want to give a Flik Flak watch to our toddler.
For this reason, I only recommend getting a Flik Flak for your boy if he's at least 4-year-old (or has large wrists for his age).
Filled with hundreds of gorgeous timepieces, the Flik Flak collection can even make us adults feel a bit jealous.
Additionally, there are many reasons why Flik Flak watches are so popular for kids; they are Swiss-made, come with a 2-year warranty, and are machine-washable. Indeed, you can put the watch in a sock and throw it in the laundry and it will come out sparkling clean.
6. Vtech KidiZoom Smartwatch
4 - 12+ Years old
Tons of functions
Since I'm a fan of analog watches, I must admit that I'm a bit biased in this list. However, I decided to include one smartwatch, and it's the only one your boy needs.
For $50, the amount of features you get with the Vtech Kidizoom is astounding. For instance, your boy will be able to take pictures from two different cameras, play augmented reality games, count his steps, and of course, read the time.
With over 55 digital and analog layouts, the KidiZoom is perfect to help your kid learn to read the time in his preferred manner. Additionally, the watch has a motion sensor for active play challenges, which makes exercising a whole lot of fun for your boy.
The Vtech KidiZoom is offered in 4 different color schemes, all equipped with a rubber strap that's rugged and comfortable.
7. Timex Tween Digital Clip
0 - 12+ Years old
No wrist size requirement
If your baby boy is still young or simply has small wrists, a clip watch is an excellent idea. The Timex Tween Digital will accustom your boy to the idea of watches, help him learn to read time, all that with absolutely no wrist size requirement.
The Timex Tween I chose for this article has a digital display, but that's totally up to you. In fact, there are tons of analog clip watches out there that will also achieve the same purpose.
The main reason why I chose a clip watch is the convenience factor. Indeed, you can clip the Timex Tween to your boy's backpack, belt, pants, stroller, etc..
Also, the Tween is ISO-Certified, which means you can swim and shower with it, and it is extremely shock-resistant (perfect for a toddler).
Finally, the Timex Tween is also equipped with a backlight and stopwatch/countdown timer functions. This is great if you have a sporty boy who likes to measure lap times, games duration, etc..