If you’re a watch fanatic, then you know that there’s simply no question of owning only one watch. With all the extraordinary variations, complications and striking styles out there, it’s virtually impossible to be satisfied with one style. We get it. In fact, we believe there are at least 5 types of watches that every man needs. Keep reading to find out which we recommend.
The Everyday Watch: Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s AW1450-89L Titanium Watch
Let’s start with the basics. Every man needs an casual, everyday watch that works in a range of settings, from the office to running errands on Saturday afternoon. But just because the watch is casual, doesn’t mean it can’t also be stylish. Your idea of stylish casual may vary, but we like this titanium “Eco-Drive” watch by Citizen. The silver-tone watch fits in almost every setting and the textured dark blue dial adds a subtle touch of style. Japanese quartz movement keeps it ticking with accuracy, but it is powered by both natural and artificial light.
Don’t think for one second that you can get away with sneaking a casual watch under your formal suit. Trust us, it’ll be noticeable… and not in a good way. Traditionally, a good dress watch should be elegant, discreet and – usually – secured by a leather strap. Consider this Swiss quartz watch by Movado for the ultimate in dressy understatement. Slim and minimalist, the watch with a jet-black dial only offers the signature museum dot at 12 o’clock and graceful dauphine-style, silver-tone hands. The thin black leather trap is all discretion. The perfect watch for any formal wear.
The Mechanical Watch: Bulova Men’s Brown Leather Self-Winding Mechanical Watch
For the watch purist, there’s something about the mechanical watch that’s hard to resist. Perhaps it’s the satisfaction of knowing that those springs, wheels and gears were painstakingly crafted to produce accurate time, as they have for some 500 years. Or perhaps it’s just the familiar ticking sound it makes. Whatever the reason, we believe every man should go “old-school” and own a mechanical watch.
This Bulova self-winding mechanical watch is a seriously handsome piece to add to any collection. Framed by a silver-tone stainless steel bezel, the chocolate brown textured dial offers two rose-gold sub-dials, which mark the date and the seconds. There’s also a peek-a-boo skeleton window so you can enjoy the movement. Rose-gold Roman numeral time markers are set on the outer ring and the dial is covered by a slightly domed crystal mineral crystal. The timepiece is secured by a patterned brown leather strap with a buckle closure.
The Sports Watch: Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Analog-Digital Watch
You don’t have to be a deep-sea diver or triathlete to want a good quality sport watch. Any guy who likes to hang out at the pool or goes for the occasional jog should have a sports watch that is durable, water-resistant, and has a basic stopwatch. While highly athletic guys dedicated might seek watches with advanced training features, we think that this excellent Casio watch will suit the average sportsmen very well. Rugged yet attractive, this G-shock watch offers both analog and digital display, stopwatch, daily alarm and automatic calendar. It’s also water-resistant up to 200 meters and magnetic-resistant.
The Heirloom Watch: Rolex Submariner Black Dial Bezel Men’s Watch 116610LN
We believe that every man should have an extraordinary watch, a true prized possession, worthy of being passed from generation to generation. Ideally, an heirloom watch (sometimes also called a “forever” watch) should come from a horological house with a long tradition of producing excellently-made timepieces with timeless aesthetics.
If you’re in the market for an heirloom watch, you can’t go wrong with this Rolex Submariner, a classic. Set in a 40mm stainless steel case, the striking automatic watch features a black unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, ink-black dial and date window at 3 o’clock. Baton-style hands and stick hour markers are luminous and minute markers surround the outer rim. The iconic Oyster bracelet has a deployment clasp. It’s a gorgeous timepiece that future generations will cherish.