If you are looking for a new knock-around watch that is as affordable as it is good-looking, then look no further than MVMT Watches ($85 – $100). With Miyota Japanese quartz and stainless steel, you can have all the luxury you need in a weekender watch. At at less than a c-note, MVMT watches should definitely be on your need-to-purchase list.
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.
Nixon has teamed up with Barneys to introduce these S.A.M. Nautical Watches ($250), available with either a white or navy face and a stainless steel case. Named after surface-to-air missiles, these military inspired watches have a 3-hand Japanese quartz movement with date function and a ribbon strap that will be sure to keep you looking sharp this Summer. (via)
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).
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.
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.
Need an everyday watch that looks as tough as you feel? The Mil-Tec MKII Chronograph ($330) from the Military Watch Co. fits the bill. Designed for fast jet pilots, this watch is water resistance to 150ft (50m), it has SuperLuminova for improved low light performance, and the facility to quickly recalibrate the chronograph facilities if required. Make sure to grab one before your next flight, Maverick.