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Hugo Boss Watches Review – Are They Any Good?

I’ve put together today’s Hugo Boss watches review so you can get a clearer idea of the brand and whether or not they really offer value for money. We’ll be taking a look at the history of the brand, where the watches are made, how much they cost, and as always finish off taking a look at some of their most popular watches.

Hugo Boss are a well known designer fashion brand and they have an extensive collection of highly stylish watches available. They’re often a go to brand for those who want a timepiece that’s going to get noticed on their wrist, made by a recognisable brand.


The History Of Hugo Boss Watches

Hugo Boss are a huge, well known luxury designer brand from Germany with global sales totalling above €2.9 billion in 2019. Hugo Boss AG was founded by Hugo Boss in 1924 with the original purpose of manufacturing and selling clothing. The brand does have a questionable past surrounding the war that I won’t go into much here. If you’d like to know more about the Hugo Boss brand and WWII check out the wiki page linked.

With the death of Hugo Boss in 1948 the company started to focus on men’s suits, they later went public in 1988 and expanded into fragrance lines. By the year 2000 Hugo Boss also had an established women’s collection, with a children’s clothing line introduced between 2006 – 2007.

These days Hugo Boss has over 6,102 points of sales across 124 countries. These range from shops they directly own, monobrand shops and franchise owned shops.

For a full break down on the growth of the company over the years you can learn all about the history of Hugo Boss watches here.


Where Are Hugo Boss Watches Made?

Like many designer watch brands Hugo Boss has the majority of their timepieces produced in Asia, most commonly China. This is similar to brands like Emporio Armani and Michael Kors.

Some people would argue that if you’re paying this sort of price you should opt for a Japanese brand like Citizen or Seiko as they typically produce higher quality watches for the price – giving you better value for money. That’s a fair statement in my opinion. It really just comes down to the style you’re after though.

There’s a small selection of Hugo Boss watches that are actually Swiss made or feature a Swiss movement. These should clearly say on them if they are Swiss made. Albeit, it really is only a small collection of them.


Hugo Boss Watches Quality

But “what’s the quality of Hugo Boss watches like?” I hear you asking. Speaking from experience with my own Hugo Boss in my collection I have to say I’ve always been thoroughly impressed with them. You are of course paying somewhat towards the brand name. As mentioned before, if you’re after value for money in terms of what’s inside the watch movement wise – go for a Seiko (It’s hard to beat for value for money).


How Much Are Hugo Boss Watches?

Speaking of paying towards the brand name – how much do Hugo Boss watches cost anyway? I purchased my own Hugo Boss watch a few years ago now for just shy of £500. This is sort of the higher end price point for their watches. You can pick up one of their stylish watches from around £150+ with the bulk of their watches sitting in the £200 – £300 price point.


Where To Buy Hugo Boss Watches

As always I’m going to stick to recommending places I’ve actually purchased watches from in the past. This means I’m often advising people to check out either Amazon or Watch Shop.

Watch shop – I purchased my own Hugo Boss watch from this company a few years back. They’re a large specialist retailer in the industry that offer great customer service and will be able to help you out with any queries you might have.

Amazon – as I’m sure many of you know, Amazon can be great for value for money and the sheer size of what’s available. As always it’s best to check out the reviews for the seller on any item you look at buying on this marketplace.


Is Hugo Boss A Good Brand?

Within the watch industry Hugo Boss has a pretty good brand reputation. Their watches are built to a high end finish with a real focus on the style and look of the timepiece. If you’re looking for a watch from a recognisable designer brand that will wow people, then Hugo Boss is worth considering.


Are Hugo Boss Watches Any Good?

As always, this comes down to what it is you’re looking for in a watch. I loved my Hugo Boss chronograph watch as it was everything I was personally looking for. I wanted an oversized designer watch and I was very happy with it. I enjoyed it for what it was, the inner workings of the watch aren’t anything special of course. But that’s not what I was looking for.

So if you want a designer watch and you’re quite happy with a standard quartz movement then sure – go for it.


Best Hugo Boss Watches

Below I’ve put together a list of some of the best Hugo Boss watches currently available. These are many of their most popular brands on sale right now. It’s designed to give you a bit of an idea of what’s available from the brand. I’ve included a little bit of information about each model but haven’t gone into too much depth.

As always, don’t forget to comment below with your favourite and share on social media to help us out.


1. Hugo Boss Gents Watch Chronograph XL Leather 1513093 Quartz

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I think this watch from Hugo Boss looks stunning, I love the rose gold casing mixed in with the dark tan leather strap. The whole design blends very well and looks like a great expensive watch. The casing diameter size is 43mm which is pretty much the standard these days for men’s watches, it’s actually classed as large though.

They’ve gone for a hardened mineral glass front which will protect your watch from most scratches and others can sometimes be buffed out which is helpful. It uses a quartz movement with a standard chronograph feature.


2. Hugo Boss Chronograph Watch 1512965 

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This is a very smart looking silver with black edition to the list. It features a mineral glass and a slightly larger than normal casing diameter of 44mm. Overall I have to say this is a stunning looking watch with a bit more of a low key feel than the previous watch. This Hugo Boss 1512965 also features a push button deployment clasp that I think are much better than your standard fold over clasp.


3. Hugo Boss Origin Chrono Men’s Watch 1513031

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Now if you’re after an all black watch, you can’t go far wrong with this Hugo Boss 1513031. It’s quite simply an absolute beauty. Again we have a slightly larger than average case diameter at 44mm with a thickness of 11mm. The glass is a hardened mineral crystal which will resist most scratches and some others can normally be buffed out.

It may be hard to notice from the image but the strap is actually a silicone rubber, not a metal. Thus the clasp is actually a buckle fitting rather than anything else.


4. Hugo Boss Men’s 44mm Multicolor Two Tone Steel Bracelet Steel Case Quartz White Dial Analog Watch 1512960

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This is one of those show stopper watches that you almost expect people to notice, and I wouldn’t blame you. The two tone design helps achieve this ‘look at me style’. I’ve said before I’m not a huge fan of two tone watches but for something reason I actually quite like this one, perhaps it can on occasion be done pretty well.

Again it’s another 44mm diameter casing with a thickness of 12mm and a hardened mineral glass front. It also has a tachymeter bezel because we all use those properly :).


5. Hugo Boss Men’s Driver Sport Watch 1513085

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Now I was actually pretty surprised not to see this one in position number one but I suspect that’s due to the massive increase in popularity of rose gold watches. But some people still love the standard Hugo Boss all black designs. This watch has the same dial design as watch number one it’s just in a different less popular colour scheme.

At the risk of repeating myself for you skim readers out there this watch has a casing diameter of 43mm with a thickness of 12mm and a hardened mineral glass. Hardened glass offers a good level of protection and it’s what you would expect from this brand around this price range.


6. Men’s Hugo Boss Chronograph Watch 1513080

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For the hawk eyed people here you may have spotted this is indeed another take on watches one and five. They’ve use the same clearly popular dial design but in this case gone for a stainless steel strap rather than the genuine leather. It’s always good to see brands do this of course as it means they are accompanying different peoples tastes. Some people love leather strap watches where as others would only go for metal straps.

Due to the same design all the features match up, the 43mm casing diameter and the hardened mineral glass are of course the same as the previous watches. Out of the three I still prefer watch number one myself, personal taste and all.


7. Hugo Boss Gents Watch Quartz Chronograph XL Neo 1513030 Silicone

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This is what is classed as an oversized style watch with a case diameter of 46mm, that’s rather larger than your standard 42mm case you get these days. I love the use of rose gold and black here of course but still have to say I prefer watch number one. This watch does have a more durable feel to it though with the silicone rubber strap.

The Hugo Boss 1513030 watch features a hardened mineral glass front with an easy to read large dial display. If you’re after a bit of a larger watch that will feel somewhat more chunky and noticeable on your wrist this one could well be the one for you.


8. Hugo Boss Men’s Steel Bracelet & Case Quartz Blue Dial Chronograph Watch 1513183

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So this is actually the first watch to be featured that actually has numerals on it. This does of course make it one of the easier to read editions for those who struggle with this sort of thing. I’m not too sure how well the numbers fit in with the design though, it’s a little bit too clear cut for me.

As for the watch features it’s a 44mm case with a thickness of 12.5mm which is actually pretty thick. You’ll definitely get a chunky feel with it on the wrist compared to some of the other watches featured. The glass is of course hardened mineral, I wouldn’t expect anything different from the Hugo Boss watches we’re featuring today.


9. Hugo Boss Watch 1512963 

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This Hugo Boss watch has a stunning deep blue dial, those of you regular readers will know I’m a sucker for watches that manage to use blue in their designs properly. I think overall it works really well and the whole style is pretty perfect. Again Hugo Boss make another great looking watch, something that they often excel at.

As for the watch features it’s got a casing diameter of 44mm with a thickness of 12mm, it’s another nice thick watch that you’ll be able to feel the weight of on your wrist with. As you probably guessed, yes it’s a hardened mineral glass, the standard for most Hugo Boss watches.


10. Hugo Boss Black Driver Sport Men’s Chronograph Watch 1513094

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Now this is definitely a noticeable oversized style watch from Hugo Boss. The casing diameter is 47.2mm, much larger than the standard 42mm you get these days. It’s highly likely to get compliments if you ask me, it will be hard for people to miss it to be honest. I do really love the design of the dial they’ve gone for here. It’s also a very subtle use of two tone design which I think looks great with the silver and rose gold.

For those of you wanting to know it’s a standard hardened mineral glass as we’ve come to expect from Hugo Boss and features a deployment buckle clasp that I’m also a fan of.


11. Hugo Boss Men’s Driver Sport Watch 1513087

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You can really see how they’ve gone all out with their racing inspiration for the design of this watch, and the detailing on that leather strap is superb, I always appreciate little details like this on a watch, going for this instead of the plain leather was a good choice. I’m also loving the use of the hints of read on the design of the dial. Again the dial has a similar effect around the edges as the previous watch, I think it looks great I just honestly cant remember the name of the style (yell it at me in the comments if you know it).

We’ve gone back to the Hugo Boss standard size of 44mm for the casing with a thickness of 12mm. Also the glass is a specially hardened mineral glass.


12. Hugo Boss 1513198 43mm Stainless Steel Case Brown Calfskin Mineral Men’s Watch

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Another rose gold stunner. I love these, truly are my favourite style. I think this works as a pretty smart looking suit watch. Again this is another one of those watches that I think people are bound to notice. Also it’s the third watch in a row now with that dial design I like.

The casing is 43mm with a thickness of 11mm, should fit perfectly with a shirt cuff. The glass is of course hardened mineral crystal as well, like the other watches featured.


13. Hugo Boss Watch 1512519

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Another great rose gold watch from Hugo Boss but this time with a lighter style dial. Personally I prefer the other rose gold watches myself but we do have to cater to everyone’s tastes. I like that the chronograph positioning is a little different on this design compared to the rest.

It’s a standard analogue quartz movement which is pretty accurate. The dial casing has a diameter of 44mm like many of the other Hugo Boss watches, and a thickness of 12mm. Not too oversized at all then so should sit pretty nicely on your wrist. Again, it’s a mineral glass crystal for this one as with the others.


14. Hugo Boss Ambassador Round Chrono Mens Watch 1513320

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When I first looked at this watch I thought ‘wow, I need this’ so I’m buying it, end of. I think it looks awesome, as I mentioned earlier I love blue watches and this blue and rose gold design I hadn’t seen done before. It is absolutely stunning. You’ll have to let me know what you think of this one in the comments.

The sizing is pretty similar to most the other Hugo Boss watches being 44mm with a thickness of 10mm. Slightly thinner than the others but that’s something I quite like in a watch.


15. Hugo Boss 1513004, Boss Orange Men’s Quartz Watch

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This large timepiece from the Hugo Boss Orange collection. It’s an oversized affordable Hugo Boss watch with a 50mm casing diameter and a thickness of 13mm. The casing is made of black ion-plated steel and is paired with a rubber silicone black strap. The watch is powered by a reliable Japanese movement and has a basic 30m water resistance rating.


16. Hugo Boss 1513440, Jet Chronograph Watch

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 Next up from our Hugo Boss watches review list we have this stunning mesh style strap model. I love the rose gold detailing on the dial too, absolutely stunning. The watch features a quartz movement, mineral glass, and a 50m water resistance rating.


17. Hugo Boss 1513041, Ambassador Watch

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This is another popular affordable Hugo Boss watch that this time features a more modest classic design. The Hugo Boss Ambassador watch has a 43mm stainless steel casing with a thickness of 11mm. I love the PVD rose gold detailing on the dial of this watch, and the effect they’ve used for the outer rings of the dial looks fantastic. This cheap Hugo Boss watch is powered by a quartz moverment and has a 30m water resistance rating.


18. Hugo Boss 1513223, Ambassador Special Edition Ceramic Watch

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 For those that love ceramic watches, this special edition Hugo Boss watch is well worth considering. This primarily all black design looks great, I love how the seconds hand is made to stand out as well. The watch functions with a quartz movement, mineral crystal glass, and a 30m water resistance rating.


19. Hugo Boss Aeroliner Men’s Quartz Chronograph Watch

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Next on our list of the best Hugo Boss watches for men is this popular larger chronograph. This model has a nice big 44mm casing with a thickness of 12mm. The dial features 3 chronograph sub dials as well as a small date display.

I like these high visibility bold numerals around the outer dial on this model. Like the previous affordable Hugo Boss watch, this model has a 50m water resistance rating and is powered by an accurate quartz movement.


20. Hugo Boss Orange Men’s Sao Paulo Watch

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This model features a large 46mm casing diameter with a thickness of 14mm. It features this large high visibility dial with a contrasting black and white design. The Hugo Boss Sao Paulo is powered by a Japanese quartz movement and has a decent 50m water resistance rating.


21. Hugo Boss Aeroliner Men’s Quartz Chronograph Watch

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 Last on our list of the best cheap Hugo Boss watches for men is this popular larger chronograph. This model has a nice big 44mm casing with a thickness of 12mm. The dial features 3 chronograph sub dials as well as a small date display. I like these high visibility bold numerals around the outer dial on this model. Like the previous affordable Hugo Boss watch, this model has a 50m water resistance rating and is powered by an accurate quartz movement.


22. Hugo Boss Orange Men’s OSLO Watch

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This next affordable Hugo Boss watch is also from the Orange collection. The Hugo Boss Olso watch is built with a large 39mm stainless steel casing and features a detailed genuine leather brown strap. The dial has a high visibility design with a mix or large numeral hour markers and a orange seconds hand for a dash of colour. Just like the previous affordable Hugo Boss watch, this model also runs on a Japanese quartz movement but has a higher 50m water resistance rating.



Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed taking a look through and having a read. What did you think of watch number 14? Let me know in the comments below and tell me what your favourite was.

After this why not have a read of my top 10 watch collector boxes. I’ve got a nice wooden one that holds 24, if you’ve got a lot of watches to store there are some great luxury options to show off your best with.