No, skeleton watches aren’t the official watch of the Cobra Kai (although it would make sense if they were); they’re simply a style of watch that give you a look at all of the moving parts while it’s on your wrist. Here are some of the best looking, most stylish (and affordable) skeleton watches for men …
#1. Stuhrling Legacy Skeleton ($ 164 @ Amazon.com)
With a Hardlex glass display and stainless steel bezel, this striking skeleton watch operates from automatic winding and provides a delicate balance of sophistication and edgy class while providing great wrist coverage for men at 44 millimeters in face size.
#2. Fossil Grant ($ 225 @ Amazon.com)
The chronograph display skeleton watch combines a more traditional facing with a limited, but still unique skeleton interior display, reflecting the fine craftsmanship of the watch’s mechanisms. The leather band is also a neutral brown which is perfect for matching various professional and leisurely outfits.
#3. Hamilton Jazzmaster ($ 888 @ Amazon.com)
This impeccably designed skeleton watch combines sleek gold tones with silver accents and a neutral brown leather band, which allows this piece to match just about anything in your wardrobe. (Well, sans that velvet sweatsuit you’re always wearing, obviously.) With a smaller 40 millimeter face, this watch’s appearance presents new style with a far more traditional foundation.
#4. James McCabe ($ 280 @ Amazon.com)
This progressively styled skeleton watch was designed in the United Kingdom and sports a modern 44 millimeter face with accents of rose gold and utilizes an automatic winding mechanism. With a purposefully designed distressed leather band, this piece is a perfect combination of fashion and timekeeping ready for the boardroom or dinner party.
#5. Akribos Conqueror ($ 96 @ Amazon.com)
With a 42 millimeter face size it’s slightly larger than older watches but is designed to remain smaller than many modern 44 millimeter watches. The design is modern and aggressively stylish (read: it might be good for fashion-forward guys) and utilizes multiple dials and a sleek black on silver display.
#6. Kenneth Cole Stainless Steel and Brown Leather ($ 71 @ Amazon.com)
An old-school look that gets a touch of extra class thanks to its gold accents, this Kenneth Cole skeleton watch combines traditional aspects of timekeeping such as the neutral brown leather band and aforementioned rose gold accents. Designed with a protective mineral crystal display window surrounded by a stainless steel bezel, this piece is a wardrobe constant.