An oversize version of Timex’s classic Weekender wristwatch. This model is set into a large 43mm case, and comes on a leather strap that’s big enough for an 8-inch wrist. It features bright Indiglo lighting, and is water-resistant to 30m. It’s a great value for everyday wear.
THE BEST Watches
Nixon’s bold-faced analog wristwatches feature easy-to-read high-contrast numerals and markers. They come in a variety of styles, from a showy goldtone with metal band to a sophisticated gunmetal with a leather strap. Each watch has a stainless steel 42mm case with a 100m waterproof rating.
Swiss watch maker Wrsyt offers a collection of boldly-styled timepieces for athletes, adventurers, and gearheads. Each one features a stainless steel case with a trademark curved and perforated bezel, and a high-contrast rubber sports strap. We particularly like the blue and white Sports Force chrono, which reminds us of R2-D2.
Casio’s classic calculator watch gets a new look at a bargain price. In addition to performing basic math, these retro-modern wristwatches feature an inverted LCD screen, dual time, alarm, and calendar functions. They come wrapped in a durable resin case with a color-matched strap. Available in beige, army green, or blue.
While Antiques Roadshow was visiting West Fargo, ND’s Bonanzaville, a U.S. Air Force veteran stopped by with a Rolex Oyster Cosmograph watch he purchased in the 1970s for about $350. While that was a lot of money back then, his investment truly paid off, especially since he never wore it, and saved all of the original paperwork.
Hublot’s bold red and black wristwatch is a mechanical marvel, with seven spinning barrels that give it an impressive 14-day power reserve. Its skeletonized 39-jewel movement provides just as much visual interest as its polished red ceramic case and bezel. Limited to just 100 pieces.
Unless you’re on perpetual vacation, everyone eventually needs to know the time. And you should have a reliable timepiece if you plan on showing up on time. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked the best self-powered men’s watches that never need batteries. We’re fans of the clean looking Maratac titanium field watch.
A sharp looking everyday timepiece with subdials for minutes, seconds, and a 30 min timer with 1/20th of a second measurements. Has a bright Indiglo night light, and is water resistant to 100 meters, making it perfect for swimming or snorkeling. We particularly like the black case with blue face.
Designed by Onorio D’Epiro for Mr. Jones Watches, this whimsical timepiece offers up an image of a big blue monster chomping down on the time. As he plucks each hour from the sky, his belly fills up with minutes. If features a stainless steel case and strap, and is waterproof to 5 ATM.
Citizen’s watch for adventurers packs an altimeter that can measure from 1,000 to 32,000 feet, along with an electronic compass. Thanks to Eco-Drive tech, it’s powered by everyday light sources. Comes in army green/black, black/black, and a particularly spiffy bronze/black colorway.
This analog watch features a truly unique mechanism for displaying time. As its central hub turns, two dials at the ends of its main hand rotate into position to display the hours and minutes. The resulting effect is like planets in orbit. The dials feature bright Super-LumiNova numerals.
Citizen’s big and bold 44mm watches feature a dial design that’s optimized for counting seconds. They include a 1/5-second chronograph, date display, and are powered by Eco-Drive tech, which captures light through the dial and eliminates the need for battery changes. Available in a variety of colorways.
Stührling’s military-style chronograph features a face that’s clearly inspired by analog aircraft gauges. It’s got a large 45mm stainless steel case, a face with bold, easy to read markers, and comes set onto a contrast-stitched leather strap that complements the color scheme of its dial.
Undone teamed up with artist Stephen Bliss to create two limited-edition Monopoly-themed watches. Each features Rich Uncle Pennybags spreading financial cheer with his moneyguns, and banknote-inspired UV details. The Benjamin features an off-white face and silver case, while The Godfather is appropriately black and gold.
TokyoFlash’s futuristic looking timepiece features real carbon fiber components, and a sculpted display that looks like turbine fan blades. Time is indicated via animated LED tubes, which operate in two different display modes. Available with red, blue, or green LEDs.
Limited to just 250 pieces, this special edition Bell & Ross timepiece shows off with an exceptionally bright all-over Super-Luminova C3 face, along with a matching luminescent rubber strap. There’s no chance you’ll miss this watch in the dark, and we can only imagine how radiant it would be under black light.
Like other Casio PRO TREK watches, the PRT-B50 is packed with useful features for outdoor adventures, like a step counter, compass, altitude, barometric, and temperature sensors. Now it adds Bluetooth connectivity to sync trip data with the PRO TREK Connected mobile app for Android or iOS.
Watchmaker Undone and artist Stephen Bliss created a duo of sweet Monopoly-themed watches, each featuring Uncle Pennybags doling out cash, and banknote-inspired UV details. To celebrate the 11/28/19 release, they’re giving away some great prizes, and the top three sharers will win one of these limited-edition watches.
The Timex T80 was a staple of 1980s design. Now it’s back, and updated for the 21st century. The new version is just a bit crisper looking all around, with an old-school black on grey LCD, Indiglo backlighting, alarm, date, and stopwatch functions. It’s available in a variety of metal finishes, and a special Pac-Man edition.
We love the deep blue color schemes on Casio’s duo of solar adventurer’s watches. They include a magnetic compass, altitude and barometric sensor, and a temperature sensor, along with chrono functions like stopwatch, countdown, world time, and alarms. The PRW6600Y-2 adds atomic clock time synchronization and a silicone band.
These beautiful watch bands are made from real wood which has been engineered for flexibility. They’re backed with leather for comfort, and are available for both Apple Watch or Fitbit Versa watches, in dark teak, light teak, maple, or rosewood. To complete the look, Bandly made a series of matching background screens.
This new member of the Edifice line packs all the tech we’ve come to expect, but this one is super slim. Measuring just 8.9mm thick, the stainless steel chronograph includes stopwatch, alarm, lap timer, and calendar functions. It automatically adjusts its time via a Bluetooth smartphone connection, and recharges via solar power.
Let’s face it. Black goes with everything. So you can’t go wrong with a watch with a black face and band. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked their favorites of the year, including both analog and digital models, along with our fave, the versatile and well-priced Timex Expedition Field Chronograph.
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