If there were ever a watch for “mathletes”, the Cadence Radian Watch ($90) would be it. From a distance, it looks like any watch, but take a step closer and you will notice that this has radian dial measurements. The subtle Archimedean spiral in the backgraound and the high-quality jewelry-grade case make for a strong statement on your wrist. We will meet you at π.
We have seen a number of wooden innovations over the years, and MICA Watches ($99-$150) are certainly fitting of a mention. These wooden watches are crafted from 100% maple wood. Choose between four different watch styles and face colors. Water resistant to splashes only, so we suggest you take it off before jumping in the pool.
We like simple watches, especially the Swiss-made variety. But we love Swiss-made watches under $100. The L.L. Bean Vintage Field Watch ($99) is a rugged, military-style timepiece whose design was inspired by military issue World War II watches. Stainless steel case, illuminated hands and hour markers, water-resistent to 330 feet, and it comes with two nylon bands (black and olive).
Some men prefer to wear a sports watch, and it is difficult to find one that doesn’t look goofy when dressed up. Get rid of your G-Shock and get the Adidas Translucent Cambridge Chronograph ($95). It has a 47mm case diameter and its water resistant up to 50m (5ATM), which makes the transition from gym to office a little more convenient.
The Timex Camper Resin Watch ($50) isn’t going to turn many heads, but those who look closely will appreciate your pragmatic approach to style. This timeless timepiece sports a 42mm diameter resin case, 20mm band width, and it’s water-resistant to 50m. If you don’t like black, check out this watch’s stainless steel counterpart, the Timex Camper Nylon & Leather Strap Watch ($80).
We like military-style watches and we like social entrepreneurship. We especially like when the two come together in the Human Time Project. This incredible organization was founded to battle the tragedy that “thousands of people die each year in third world countries due to medical staff not having a working watch.” We know, that IS crazy, so the least you can do is buy an everyday wear worthy HTP 1 ($95) and the Human Time Project will donate an HTP 1 to a doctor who needs a watch. The strap comes in four different colors.
Your casual watch should say as much about you as your formal watch. The Bulova Men’s 96A102 Canvas Strap Watch (~$77) provides a great alternative to its leather or metal strapped casual counterparts. This timepiece has a 40 mm case diameter, a stainless-steel case, an acrylic crystal face, and is water-resistant to 30 M. Pair it with a James Bond Nato Watch Strap for a more refined look.
The watch a man chooses to wear says a lot about his character, and the watch strap says a whole lot more. Make sure your watch strap says the right thing with the Striped Watch Strap ($15-20) from J Crew. Also available on Amazon.com as the James Bond Nato Watch Strap ($11.95). These colorful nylon straps will complete your sophisticated look on your next espionage outing, just like Mr. Bond.
Where is it written that an obnoxiously large watch-face means more testosterone? There is something to be said for a man who sports a simple watch with a perfectly normal sized face, especially if the watch tells a story. By looking at the Il Bisonte Galileo ($374), we can see that the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte understand the elegance in simplicity. This watch has a Miyota (Citizen) 2115 mechanism and a cowhide leather strap that will only getter better with age.
Who thought the transition from grooming products to timepieces was an easy jump? Apparently Braun did, and the Braun BN0035 (~$259) shows us why. This military-style watch has a stainless steel case, a scratch resistant mineral glass lens, a leather strap, and its water resistant to 50m. Economies of scope at its best. (via)