Black Dial vs White Dial on Your Watch – Which do you choose?

We had an interesting question this past week about what color dial to choose on your watch. Is there a specific color you should go for during different times of the day or with different types of clothes?

Check out the following Rolex Daytona Watches to see a visual difference between the two dial colors:


The truth of the matter is that there are no specific fashion rules on which color dial to wear. A Rolex in itself is an attention grabber – regardless of the color of it’s dial.

In general, though, we tend to like contrast. The color of the dial you wear (if you happened to own two watches with two different dial colors) can be decided based on what you’re wearing. For example, if you were wearing very light colored clothing, then a black dial would provide some nice contrast and would stand out. Similarly, if you were wearing a dark tuxedo, the white dial would also stand out.

At the end of the day, though, you could really wear either dial color – it does just come down to preference.

1 Comment

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    March 2, 2011

    2:46 pm


    i want to buy Mido commander chronograph, automatic, with meshed band, but i cant decide what color to buy. A white dial or black dial?

    my dressing style is casual with blue jean and a gray button shirt.

    Another problem to consider is how small or big is your wrist? if your wrist is small buy a black dial. if your wrist is big wear a white dial.

    any ideas??? what do u think?

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