Diesel is a large Italian fashion brand that got its start in clothing and eventually expanded into accessories such as watches. Diesel simply licenses its brand to large watch producer Fossil which designs and creates their watches, just a they do for a number of different fashion brands.
As with most other fashion brands watches, especially those produced by Fossil, the exterior quality is mediocre at best and the internal movement is basic quartz. This means you are paying a pretty penny for just a brand name and a design. If look is all that matters to you then Diesel watches can still be a great option.
The main selling point of these watches are both their wide selection of self declared “XXL” watch models (meaning the watch case is large in diameter) and their unique, detailed designs that really stand out.
Diesel is primarily focused on mens watches with 4 primary types, SBA (their especially unique pieces), Chronograph, Analog and Digital. But they do offer both Chronograph and Analog models for women.
The retail pricing for these watches averages out to about $350 for their SBA collection, $200 for their chronographs and $120 for their analog and digital models.
Most Diesel watches would go great with a wide variety of casual or classy casual fashion styles making those the ideal use cases. Some models however could work with business wear if you would like a splash of trendiness instead of the typical simple and clean business style. These watches are definitely not recommended for active wear as the risk of irreparably damaging the piece greatly increases.
These watches do come with a two year warranty but a very weak one that doesn’t cover defects in material or workmanship of the battery, case, crystal, strap or bracelet. Only the pieces most likely to break down.
These are great looking pieces with from a world renown brand but do not expect the watches to last very long. By being very careful with them, you have a better chance of extending their life.
Diesel Watches Review Summary
What makes these watches perfect for you?
1. You prefer very large, detailed watch faces that grab attention
2. You don’t mind sacrificing quality for a cool design and style
3. You are looking for a watch to compliment your casual style
Diesel Watch Buying Guide
We have researched all the available Diesel watches to bring you our top recommendations for both mens and womens watches.
We have selected the following based on a combination of popularity, ratings and uniqueness in style.