Watches are an aspect of fashion and technology that has long been an important but often overlooked aspect of men’s wardrobes. In today’s all-in-one world, it can be easy to justify forgoing the watch in favor of an easily accessible cell phone, but where is the fun in that!
Nothing compares to choosing the right watch for your mood or suit. Do you go classic or high tech? An orange band or the perennial classic leather? The watch is certainly an increasingly rare accessory, so here are 10 watches that you can never go wrong with:
1. Jorg Gray JG6500-44
Any watch that is worn by the commander in chief is definitely going to get some looks! If it is good enough to be worn by the President, it is sure good enough to use in everyday fashion! President Obama can be seen wearing versions of this watch over the years, and Jorg Gray has leaned into that by offering a commemorative edition. A reflection of American sophistication at an affordable price, the Jorg Gray JG6500-44 is a perfect choice for the sophisticated man.
Brand: Jorg Gray
2. Citizen Watch Eco-Drive
This watch is unique in the fact that it never needs a battery; a convenience that we all have likely wished for at one time or another. That’s right, the Eco-Drive watch uses the power of light to power this affordable watch. Now you can feel good about your fashion sense and your impact on the environment at the same time!
Brand: Citizen Watch
3. Tag Heuer Monaco
For the perfectionist, the Tag Heuer Monaco boasts an accuracy down to 1/8th of a second. A great fashion piece for the car lover, the face of this watch looks more like a speedometer than a timepiece. Perfect for keeping track of laps, this watch features counters for seconds and minutes in a rather uniquely designed manner.
Brand: Tag Heuer
4. Breitling Navitmer 01
For those times you want a watch that does even more than your cell phone. The Breitling Navitmer 01 is an oddity, but an oddity in the best way possible. While some watch designs set out for the most streamlined look possible, the Navitmer 01 is all about function. Oh, and it can be used to calculate how much to tip for a meal. This might as well be an Apple Watch that you would actually wear.
5. Fossil Townsman
Every wardrobe needs a go-to business casual watch, and a brown leather Townsman fits the bill perfectly. One of the more affordable options on this list, this Townsman brings an antique look, complete with roman numerals and visible clock workings. A good start to any watch collection.
6. Rolex Submariner Date
For the watch lover on the go, and that going just might lead underwater. Look, it is a list of watches, you all know a Rolex would show up here, and the Submariner Date is a fantastic watch, and can stand up to water at almost 1,000 feet deep. You might recognize this particular model as the one sported by everyone’s favorite British womanizing super spy, James Bond in the film franchise.
7. A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual
Continuing on with the trend of function, we have the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual. As you can see, just looking at the face almost gives you an information overload. There is an honest to goodness moon phase indicator on display here. Plus the perpetual calendar built into this watch is so accurate and precise that no adjustments need to be made until the year 2100, as boasted by the manufacturer. That combined with the precision of calculating down to 1/5th of a second, means you have one hell of a fashion statement and function statement here. The price range is a bit out of the average watch fan’s budget, but there is no denying the craftsmanship on display here.
Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
8. Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch Model W6900651
This watch is a bit of a departure from our previous few: it is absolutely style over function and is it ever stylish. The Cartier Ballon Bleu is composed of 18K gold and combined with the extremely streamlined face makes for an extremely apparent luxurious image from just one glance.
There you have it, 8 watches that any man can feel proud to have part of their wardrobe. Though, the good thing about watches is that as long as it still ticks, and you like wearing it, any watch can be stylish. It is all about self-expression, and a watch is a fantastic way to express your style.