The material and color of your shoes is a suitable reference for the choice of watchband. You should start by matching your belts and shoes.
A black watchband should be worn with black shoes and belt; a brown band with brown belt and shoes. A silver or gold band suits either color.
Leather belt compliments leather watch strapInterchangeable bands are an excellent option for men who own shoes in different colors. The watchbands don’t have to be the exact same color as your shoes, but a similar tone (light vs medium vs dark).
Don’t wear a black band watch with a brown tone shoe. Or a brown band with black shoes.
A watch with a rubber band is strictly for casual or sporting occasions.
A chronometer is made for sport and styled for sport. It should generally be worn for sport.
Plastic bands are used for more casual digital watches.
In analog timepieces, the watchband is either made of leather or the same kind of metal used on the case.
Rough, worn-in leather straps work better with jeans. Such a watch would not be appropriate at a fine-dining event.
A good leather strap is the classic choice, but gold or silver bands are appropriate when they complement the rest of your outfit.
Metal Complements Metal
The metal case of the watch (the frame around the face) should complement the metal accents of your other accessories. The case can be square, rectangular, round, and polygonal. The finish on the case can be matte, shiny, matte, patterned, or inlaid with crystals or other jewels.
The metals used to make the case include steel, gold, silver, platinum and titanium.
A rose gold watch can be worn with a gold belt buckle – it’s close enough.
What if the metal casing on the watch is blacked out? Then you can go with either gold or silver.
You want to coordinate the metal color with your watch and ring, so that all your accessories, for example, are gold.
The other accessories you will need to pay attention to include cuff links, shoe buckles, buckles on the side adjusters of trousers or on the back of your waistcoats and any other piece of jewelry on your outfit.
A gold-plated watch is best-suited to clothes and shoes in earthy tones, while silver goes with grey, blue and black.