These models from Casio’s Edifice collection have an octagonal case and bezel design that’s really eye-catching. They feature a hybrid analog-digital face, stopwatch and countdown timers, five daily alarms, date/month display, automatic time-zone setting via smartphone, and bright dual-LED lighting.
THE BEST Watches
The Kisai Quasar has a deceptively easy to read display. Despite the geometric patterns covering its face, its digits are actually hiding in plain sight at the center of its hexagonal quadrants. It offers date, stopwatch, and alarm functions, along with electroluminescent backlighting, and 12-hour and 24-hour modes.
Diesel’s well-priced Rasp series features a face with just a single digit in the “9” position, giving it a bold and asymmetric look. The analog wristwatches come in a wide variety of styles from a cool blue with a stainless steel band, to a black with vibrant red accents and a silicone strap.
The DWISS RW1 has an unusual “wandering hour” mechanism which displays the current hour on a pair of odd/even spinning wheels, while its connecting bar points to the minutes on its outer edge. It features a real Swiss movement, a domed sapphire crystal, and bright Super-LumiNova markers for nighttime reading.
This unique watch has no hands or digital display. Instead, it tells time through haptic pulses when you put your finger on its glass face. It’s intentionally vague, telling time in 15 minute increments, each pulse representing one-quarter of the hour. LEDs around its face can be used when you need to know the exact minute.
There are lots of great casual men’s watches out there, but they tend to be on the bigger side. If you prefer something a little more subtle, then check out Everyday Carry’s selection of 15 wristwatches for guys, all in sub-40mm sizes. They’ve got some great analog and digital styles, including the classic Timex Weekender.
This unique analog wristwatch looks like something that you might find inside of a bomb you’re attempting to diffuse. It’s got a 45mm carbon composite wrapped stainless case, and to the left of its display is a bundle of colorful wiring. Now do we cut the blue wire with the white stripe, or the white wire with the blue stripe?
Offering athletes powerful fitness features at a reasonable price, the IRONMAN R300 has fast and accurate GPS tracking, wrist-based heart rate monitoring, a sunlight-readable display, guided coaching, and is water resistant to 30 meters. Plus its battery runs for up to 25 days in smart mode and 20 hours with the GPS active.
TUK’s sleek and sophisticated wristwatch has a stainless steel case with a shiny gold ion plating, and a deep blue leather strap. The skinny bezel, pointy hands, and minimal face give it a nice lightweight look. It’s got a sapphire glass front, a Swiss-made movement, and is waterproof to 5ATM too. Save 34% in The Awesomer Shop.
Featuring a chunky case inspired by the armored shell of a turtle, this bold wristwatch packs a Seiko automatic movement with a 41-hour power reserve, and luminescent markers. It looks great in either stainless steel or black PVD finishes, and is waterproof to 300m. Available for a limited time only from Drop.
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.
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.
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