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The Unfolding Power of the Dark Side Watches of 2023

6 min read January 26, 2023

The Unfolding Power of the Dark Side Watches of 2023

The term "dark side" can refer to a number of different things, depending on the context. It could refer to the negative or evil aspects of a person or situation, or it could refer to the lesser-known or hidden aspects of something. In popular culture, the term "dark side" is often used to refer to the evil or malevolent side of a person, as depicted in the Star Wars franchise, where it is used to describe the power and influence of the Sith, a group of villains who seek to overthrow the Jedi and rule the galaxy.

There has been a trend towards creating TV shows that are darker and more mysterious in tone. This trend has been particularly popular in the genres of drama, horror, and suspense, and has been reflected in the popularity of shows such as "Wednesday", "Stranger Things", and "Game of Thrones". Overall, the trend towards the dark side reflects a desire on the part of both creators and audiences for more complex and challenging storytelling.

 

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The Dark side trend widely spread through the TV series and movies, a scene from the "Game of Thrones" on HBO

In recent years, the term "dark side" has also been used to describe a trend or aesthetic that is characterized by a darker, moodier, or more Gothic style. This can include fashion, art, music, and other forms of popular culture that are influenced by dark or supernatural themes. This trend has been particularly popular in certain subcultures, and has been reflected in the popularity of certain fashion trends, such as black clothing and makeup, and the use of dark or moody imagery in music and art.

It is often associated with power, elegance, and formality. It is also often used to convey a sense of mystery or exclusivity. In fashion, black is often used to create a slimming effect and is considered a timeless and classic color. It is also often used in formal wear, such as tuxedos and evening gowns. In art, black is often used to create contrast and add depth to a composition.

Therefore, if you are looking for a “dark-side-watch”, dark in color, yet exudes elegance and power; look no further. Since the DARK side is a trend, we have picked 8 cool BLACK watches paired with our watch bands and created 7 images listed below.

 

8 Black case watches:

  • TAG Heuer Monaco "Dark Lord"
  • TAG Heuer CAW211M.FC6324 Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph
  • Bell & Ross Heritage BR123-95-SC
  • Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS satellite-synchronized movement F990
  • Seiko Prospex King Samurai Black Series Limited SRPH97K1
  • Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Black Series Limited SRPH99K1
  • Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited Edition New Turtle SRPC49K1
  • Seiko Prospex Sumo Automatic SPB125J1

 


TAG Heuer Monaco "Dark Lord"

The TAG Heuer Monaco Dark Lord is a limited edition watch that was released in 2021 as part of TAG Heuer's Monaco collection. It features a black and red color scheme, with a black dial, red hands, and red accents on the case and strap. The watch is powered by a Calibre Heuer 02 automatic movement, which is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. It also features a chronograph function, which allows the wearer to measure elapsed time, and a date display at the 6 o'clock position.

Black ZULU Watch Strap paired with TAG Heuer Monaco Dark Lord, by StrapcodeTAG Heuer Monaco "Dark Lord" pair with an all Black ZULU Watch Strap

This is a bold and distinctive watch that is sure to make a statement on the wrist, especially when coupled with MiLTAT Waffle Zulu 3 rings Bullet Tail military watch strap.

 

TAG Heuer CAW211M.FC6324 Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph

The TAG Heuer CAW211M.FC6324 Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph Watch is a classic and stylish timepiece that is part of the Monaco collection from TAG Heuer. It features a square-shaped case with a black dial and a stainless steel bracelet. The watch is powered by a Calibre 12 automatic movement, which is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. It also features a chronograph function, which allows the wearer to measure elapsed time, and a date display at the 6 o'clock position.

TAG Heuer CAW211M.FC6324 Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph and a racing leather watch strap by Strapcode

TAG Heuer CAW211M.FC6324 Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph and a racing leather watch strap is a perfect match

The Rally racing watch strap is a perfect watch band for this high-quality watch, and it is sure to be a reliable and fashionable addition to any collection.

 

Bell & Ross Heritage BR123-95-SC

The Bell & Ross Heritage BR123-95-SC is a vintage-inspired watch that is part of the Heritage collection from Bell & Ross. It features a round case with a black dial and a original black leather strap. The watch is powered by a caliber BR-CAL.302 automatic movement and has a water resistance of up to 100 meters. It also features a date display at the 6 o'clock position and a small second’s sub dial position.

FKM and leather watch bands by Strapcode

Two Bell & Ross Heritage BR123-95-SC are awesomely presented by brown hybrid leather/FKM and leather watch bands

The hybrid watch strap with an all-weather FKM rubber base, and the Ammo style watch strap, is great pairs for this stylish and classic timepiece. With these pairs, the Bell & Ross Heritage BR123-95-SC is sure to be a timeless addition to any collection.

 

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS satellite-synchronized movement F990

The Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS is a high-tech watch that is powered by a satellite-synchronized movement called the F990. This movement allows the watch to accurately display the time in any location on Earth by syncing with GPS satellites. The watch also features an Eco-Drive system, which means it is powered by light and never needs a battery replacement. The watch has a stainless steel Black case and it is water resistant up to 100 meters. It also has a variety of functions, including a perpetual calendar, a dual time display, and a power reserve indicator.

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS F990 - FKM rubber watch strap by Strapcode

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS F990 paired with the Vented FKM rubber watch strap

The Vented FKM rubber watch strap compliments the Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS, making it a sophisticated and innovative timepiece that is perfect for travelers or anyone who values accurate timekeeping.

 

Seiko Prospex King Samurai Black Series Limited SRPH97K1 & Land Tortoise SRPH99K1

The Seiko Prospex King Samurai Black Series Limited SRPH97K1 and the Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Black Series Limited SRPH99K1 are limited edition watches part of Seiko's Prospex collection. They both feature a black stainless steel case and bracelet. But while the Samurai Series comes with a black dial and red accents, the Land Tortoise Series comes with a black dial and green accents.

These watches are powered by a Seiko Caliber 4R35 automatic movement, which is visible through the see-through caseback. They also have water resistance of up to 100 meters and a date display at the 3 o'clock position.

Crafter Blue UX05 Q.R. Performance FKM Rubber Strap

Two Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited edition watches,on the Left : King Samurai SRPH97K1 and right : Land Tortoise SRPH99K1

These Seiko Series Limited watches are bold and eye-catching, especially when paired with the Crafter Blue UX05 Q.R. Performance FKM rubber strap. Whether it is the black/white stripe or the black/red stripe, these rubber straps with these watches are excellent for use during harsh conditions.

Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Black SeriesSRPH99K1 with a black leather FKM watch strap by Strapcode

Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Black SeriesSRPH99K1 looks extremely cool here when pairing with a black leather/FKM hybrid watch strap

As mentioned above, the Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Black Series Limited SRPH99KI is a distinctive watch that is sure to be a standout addition to any collection. Paired with a black hybrid watch strap that has an all-weather FKM rubber base, the Land Tortoise watch is just the right Black Series you might want to have.

 

Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited Edition New Turtle SRPC49K1 & Seiko Prospex Sumo Automatic SPB125J1

The Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited Edition New Turtle SRPC49K1 and the Seiko Prospex Sumo Automatic SPB125J1 are limited edition watches, part of Seiko's Prospex collection. Featuring a black stainless steel case and bracelet, the New Turtle is with a black dial and orange accents; while the Sumo Automatic is with a black dial, white hands and markers.

They are both powered by a Seiko Caliber; but while the New Turtle is 4R36 automatic movement, the Sumo Automatic is 6R35, which is visible through the see-through case back. They have a water resistance of up to 200 meters and a date display at the 3 o'clock position.

Strapcode PVD Black Bracelet

Two all black Seiko Prospex watches : Sumo Automatic SPB125J1 and New Turtle SRPC49K1 complimented by fitted end link Black coating stainless steel watch bands.

The Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited Edition New Turtle SRPC49K1, when paired with a "Rollball" Rally Sports watch band, is a bold and stylish watch that is sure to be a striking addition to any collection.

The Seiko Prospex Sumo Automatic SPB125J1, paired with an Endmill watch band, is a classic and versatile watch that is suitable for everyday wear as well as more formal occasions.

Obviously, the latest clothing styles are marked by a dark and mysterious feel and homogeneous colors. It's becoming increasingly clear that fashion is turning dark, and the trend is crossing over to the dark. So it's time to find a nice black watch and start your ultimate "Dark Side" journey.

 

Written by Victor, images by Toni and others as noted

 


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