Top 60 Watch Quotes That Will Inspire You

The watch industry is a multi-billion dollar business. It’s no surprise then that there are many famous quotes about watches.

This blog post will explore some of the best quotes about watches. With 60 of the best watch quotes ready to inspire.

From funny watch quotes, to kinda sad watch quotes, while some of these quotes will make you even a little bit mad. But of course we’ve included some beautiful quotes about watches too.

Now find out which timepiece quote is your favorite down below.

Watch quote from Ian Fleming "A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit."

Watch Quotes

Here are 60 of the best quotes about watches that we could find.

When it comes to watches, it’s ironic that you can spend thousands on an exquisitely made mechanical watch, and yet it will be less accurate than a five-quid digital bought from a petrol station.

– James May

I always judge a man by his shoes and his watch.

Tamer Hassan

A man’s got two shots for jewelry: a wedding ring and a watch. The watch is a lot easier to get on and off than a wedding ring.

John Mayer

I have some wonderful suits in my closet, a lovely car, some refined watches.

Pierce Brosnan

I love watches, the mechanism.

Gael Monfils

I am fascinated by Omega’s history. Particularly the First World War stuff, when they made watches for the flying corps, and the NASA side of it.

Eddie Redmayn

A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.

Ian Fleming

Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.

Kobe Bryant

Time does not end when your watch stops.

Dr. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

One time, I had a guy, when I was performing at Caesar’s Palace, and during the course of the show, I offered him an anniversary gift for him and his wife, and it was her watch wrapped in a little package.

Apollo Robbins

I have nice watches. I don’t set them.

Lisa Murkowski

We’re all so digital, but the ’50s was the era of watches you had to wind. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest in 1953, Hillary was equipped with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

Sara Sheridan

I got players with bad watches – they can’t tell midnight from noon.

Casey Stengel

For the most part, someone who is in love with mechanical watches is not going to decide to wear a smartwatch over a mechanical watch.

J. J. Redick

She touches her wrist where her watch used to be, her fingers lost without time to hold on to.

Jenny Hubbard

Every man needs a good, solid watch. My favorite watch is the Presidential Rolex. I own many watches, but this one is usually the one on my wrist. I buy mine in the Diamond District in New York City. Classic.

French Montana

Look, he’s winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.

William Shakespeare

I never look at my watch when I’m sketching.

Karl Lagerfeld

I had always wanted a watch. Unlike diamonds, watches were practical. They were for people on the run, people with appointments to keep and schedules to meet. That was the kind of person I wanted to be.

Jeannette Walls

As a realist, you must give me the watch and not the time.

Mwanandeke Kindembo

I do like watches. I like the sophistication of it all. Like the whole thing behind collecting watches is very grown man-esque, so it makes me feel more an adult.

Austin Rivers

I’m always buying nice watches for my husband – Bentley Breitlings.

Bonnie Tyler

I’ve always been interested in science. I used to take watches apart and clocks apart, and there’s little screws, and a little this and that, and I found out if I dropped one of them, that thing ain’t gonna work.

Herbie Hancock

Some watches I bought, I think now, ‘Why the hell did I pay that much for a watch?’

Amir Khan

I want people who see my watches to go, ‘Wow!’ And the more they look at them, the more they go into it, the more I want them to say, ‘Wow!’ I work on a razor blade between gimmickry and amazement.

Richard Mille

The key to wealth is that it doesn’t matter. Once you’ve had it, you don’t think anything of it; you can wear cheap watches.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Jewelry isn’t really my thing, but I’ve always got my eye on people’s watches.

Clive Owen

I like a few vintage Rolexes, and Panerais are good. I’m not into sports watches – I like chronometers.

Jason Statham

It’s sad that the cell phone is replacing the watch as a time-telling device. I wear a vintage watch that’s really skinny.

Thom Browne

For our teams that do great work, we have a tradition of giving Rolex watches. If you see all the key guys with their Rolexes, that’s sort of our Medal of Honor if you do something big.

– Ross Perot, Jr.

A Rolex watch or an expensive car are the things guys often use to show status, wealth, and basic desirability.

Helen Fisher

The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.


I’ve spent as much as 30 grand on a watch but it’s not about flaunting my wealth. I don’t have many extravagances but watches are my biggest one. I must have 30 of them now. I’ve been collecting since the age of nine, when I won a black TAG in a karting event.

Jenson Button

Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.

Mariah Carey

Like most guys, I’ve always liked watches. I can always check the time on my phone, but having a watch is so much better.

Andy Murray

I think Apple Watch might be a tougher sell to current watch wearers than non-watch wearers. Non-watch wearers have an open wrist, and if they cared about the glance-able convenience of an always-visible watch dial, they would be wearing a traditional watch already.

John Gruber

You don’t want to work on a job where you’re looking at your watch.

Stephen Hillenburg

My wrists, which are tattooed with my daughters’ names, are always occupied by a watch.

Debi Mazar

The key to getting work done on time is to stop wearing a watch.

Ricardo Semler

You can have your own watch and always doubt it. If I had a watch I’d probably always be doubting it or the batteries would be dying. I just know that people always have trouble with their watches, and that’s why I like public clocks

Ben Katchor

I don’t know how we can compare the old watches we know with the functionality and the capability of the Apple Watch.

Jonathan Ive

Guys only really have watches and cars as show pieces, and that’s why so many men love their watches – it’s our show piece, it’s our style. And what I like especially about Hublot is the variety.

Michael Clarke

Everything is customised, from my watches to my phone. I like my things to be different.

Grigor Dimitrov

I’m very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.

Woody Allen

When I started to get all that money, I started to buy a lot of watches. I bought 6 to 7 watches, the rainbow Rolex… In a year, I had spent $3.3 million just on the watches.

Anuel AA

I have a weakness for watches. I have to stop myself buying more.

Tom Jones

Watches are the only jewelry men can wear, unless you’re Mr. T.

Gordon Bethune

Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.

Samuel Johnson

The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labor almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.

Charles Babbage

Music is art, and making watches is art, too.

J Balvin

People think a watch must weigh a lot to be a luxury. But there’s no reason why we should add weight to create value. People have to overcome these notions.

Richard Mille

Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped.

Groucho Marx

The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.

Kobe Bryant

I would much rather invest in stocks, bonds, private equity and hedge funds than watches.

J. J. Redick

I am very, very conscious of time. I always wear two watches. People ask me, ‘Why do you do that?’ Because I was late once,and it cost me a huge opportunity.

Chris Gardner

I’ve always loved watches my whole life. When I was growing up, I always thought of having a great watch as that next step – of making it, of a rite of passage.

James Marsden

I am always wearing a bracelet, necklace, and watch. I don’t even care if they don’t match.

Grigor Dimitrov

I’m not one of those crazy collectors – I don’t have a hundred watches. Only five or six. But I do like to wear a nice watch, especially if we’re on the road and I’m wearing a nice suit.

Mark Teixeira

I’ve always loved watches. It’s been the one thing that I’ve asked for, whether it was every Christmas or a birthday.

Yara Shahidi

I collect watches because I’m always late, and I need to know exactly how late I’m going to be – in order to come up with a good excuse.

– Colin Hanks


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