8 Best Cross Watches For Men Reviewed
Hello everyone, today I’m going to be putting together an Cross watches review and following it up by taking a look at some of their most popular timepieces.
To start things off I’ll be introducing the Cross brand and giving you some information on the history of the brand. After that I’ll take you through some of the best Cross watches available.
Brief Cross Watches History
Cross watches are owned and produces by the A.T. Cross Company that was founded back in 1846 by Richard Cross in Providence, Rhode Island. They initially started out manufacturing gold and silver casings for pencils which reflected the Cross family’s history as jewellers.
Richard Cross passed over the company to his son Alonzo T. Cross who led the company to produce many new innovative writing instruments including forerunners of the modern mechanical pencils.
These days, as well as writing instruments the Cross company also manufactures a large range of wristwatches, cufflinks, desk accessories, and leather goods.
for more on the history of Cross watches check out their wiki here.
Are Cross Watches Any Good?
The A.T. Cross company have always been proud to produce quality items from their pens all the way through to their wide range of watches. They are primarilly focused on the affordable watch market offering a huge selection of styles and designs for both men and women.
All in all it’s fair to say the watches are well built with quality parts that offer value for money in my opinion.
8 Best Cross Watches For Men
Now we’re finally going to be taking a look at some of the most popular Cross watches for men. These are some of the brands best selling watches. You’ll notice many of the Cross watches here have leather straps, but the brand does have many with stainless steel ones available too.
1. Cross Watches CR80255-01 Leather Strap Watch
First up in today’s look at the top Cross watches for men is this rather smart looking dress watch. This Cross watch is made with a stainless steel rounded casing with a diameter of 40mm and an 8mm thickness making it quite a thin watch. The strap is made of a black genuine leather and fastens with a buckle style clasp. Note that this is quite a thing strap at just 16mm.
I like the dial design on this Cross watch with the partially blacked out date ring which allows you to see one date fully at a time at the 6 o’clock position on the dial. They’ve used slim silver coloured baton style hour markers as well as thin long hands to give the watch that luxury look too.
This affordable Cross watch is powered by a quartz movement which gives you accurate and reliable timekeeping without costing the world. They’ve used a mineral crystal glass to protect from scratches and shattering, a common choice for watches in this price range.
You’ll be able to read my full CR80255-01 Cross watches review here soon.
2. Cross Arial CR8005-02 Men’s Quartz Watch
Next up on our list of the most popular Cross watches for men is this rectangular timepiece. This is another smart dress watch where the image doesn’t really do the timepiece justice.
It’s built with a stainless steel casing with a 32.5mm diameter and a thickness of 9.5mm. Again it’s another leather strap Cross watch that fastens with a buckle style clasp.
At the heart of the watch is a quartz movement, can’t say im surprised at all. This is an affordable movement that gives you reliable and accurate timekeeping. Again we have a minieral crystal glass protecting the front of the watch from scratches and shattering. This Cross watch also has a basic 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full Cross watch review once it’s ready.
3. Cross Watch Cambria Men’s Quartz Timepiece
Here we have another superb example of what Cross is really all abouyt, impressive design and functionality combined with great value for money. The Cambria Cross watch is constructed with a PVD gold plated stainless steel casing that has a nice large 42.5mm diameter with a thickness of 10mm. The strap is made of genuine leather and fastens with a buckle clasp.
This Cross watch has a similar dial design to the first watch we featured, obviously a larger version though. The slim style hands and hour markers give the watch a bit of a minimalistic feel which is something I’m personally quite a fan of.
Powering this Cross timepiece is a quartz movement, these are reliable and accurate as well as being helpful for keeping the watch fairly affordable. Just like the previous watches featured so far, this model used a mineral crystal glass for both scratch and shatter resistance.
If you’re someone who often gets their watch a bit wet, you’ll be happy to hear this model has a 50m water resistance rating.
You can read my full CR8006-04 Cross watches review here soon.
4. Men’s Cross Arial Watch CR8005-33
In at number four we have another Cross watch from the Arial collection. This rectangular watch features this beautilful blue display that stands out on your wrist. The casing of this timepiece is made from stainless steel with a diameter of 31mm and a thickness of 10mm. The strap is also made of stainless steel and is actually quite wide at 28mm in my opinion. This fastens with a simple fold over style clasp.
As I mentioned before, this dial features this impressive blue colouring with a slightly textured finish. The silver hands and hour markers stand out brilliantly against it making it an easy to read watch.
Powering this Arial Cross watch is a quartz movement that’s both accurate and reliable requiring very little maintenance. The mineral crystal glass on the front of the watch also gives you protection from scratches and shattering.
You’ll be able to read my full Cross CR8005-33 watch review here soon.
5. Simplistic Cross Watch Franklin Classic
Here we have a rather simplistic looking Cross watch that would be ideal for day to day wear. This affordable Cross timepiece is made from a 40mm stainless steel casing that has a thickness of just 7mm making it a nice and slim watch. The strap on this model is made from genuine leather and fastens with a buckle clasp.
The dial has a simple white finish to it with the logo under the 12 o’clock position and baton shape hands and hour markers to continue that minimalistic design.
A Japanese made quartz movement powers the watch to give you reliable and accurate timekeeping. The mineral crystal dial window protects from scratches and shattering which is a useful feature to have. This model also has a 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full affordable Cross watch review here soon.
6. Cross Cambria Men’s Quartz Watch
I love the design of this next men’s Cross watch. Watches that feature this hint of blue in their design have always been a favourite of mine. The casing of this Cross timepiece is made from stainless steel witrh a diameter of 45mm and a thickness of just 10mm (head here if you like big face watches). The strap on this Cambria model is made from genuine leather with a width of 22mm and fastens with a easy to use buckle clasp.
The blue detailings used for the hands and hour markers really stands out on this men’s Cross watch. We also have the date feature with the partially hidden design that I liked on the previous models too.
This is an accurate timepiece with a quartz movement powering it, these are known to be reliable and often fairly affordable which is always handy. A protective mineral lens helps to prevent scratches and shattering as well. You’ll be please to hear this Cross timepiece also has a 50m water resistance rating.
You can read my full CR8006-02 Cross watches review here soon.
7. Cross watches CR8001-02 Men’s Gotham Quartz Timepiece
The Cross Gotham quartz dress watch is the final rectangular model I’m featuring today. This is an easy to read watch with a 32mm rectangular stainless steel casing that has a thickness of 10mm. The strap on this edition is made of a genuine leather and fastens with a buckle clasp.
As I mentioned before, this is quite a nice simple and easy to read display with the added benefit of a date indicator at the 3 o’clock position on the dial. They’ve used slim baton style hour markers and hands too.
This rectangular Cross watch is powered by a quartz movement to give it reliable and accurate timekeeping. The mineral crystal glass protecting the dial gives you a good level of scratch and shatter resistance also. This Cross watch also has a 30m water resistance rating.
You’ll be able to read my full CR8001-02 Cross quartz watches review here soon.
8. Cross Watches Helvetica Quartz CR8009-04
The final watch I wanted to feature from Cross today is this rather impressive looking Helvetica quartz model. I’ve always been a fan of these watches that make use of a separate subdial to display the seconds hand.
This Cross watch is made from a rose gold PVD plated stainless steel casing with a diameter of 42mm and a thickness of just 10mm. The dial is finished in a matte bronze colour with the detailings finished in PVD rose gold to give the watch a luxury style.
Powering this final men’s Cross watch is quartz movement to ensure constant reliable and accurate timekeeping. The mineral crystal glass on the front of the timepiece also helps to protect from scratches and shattering. With this watch you also get a 50m water resistance rating.
You’ll be able to read my full CR8009-04 Cross watches reviews here soon.
Thanks for taking the time to read through today’s article. I hope you enjoyed this brief Cross watches review. What was your favourite model featured in our top 8? Comment below and let me know which one you’d go for in the comments section below.