THE BEST Watches

The Best Everyday Quartz Watches

The Best Everyday Quartz Watches

We’ve always been big fans of the Timex Expedition Scout as our go-to knockaround everyday wristwatch, but the guys over at Everyday Carry have picked out a few other value-priced, battery-powered watches which are well worth consideration too.

Making Wooden Watches

Making Wooden Watches

A look inside the studio at OVi Watch, where they use a combination of CNC carving and hand finishing to create sculpted timepieces from blocks of elm, cherry-tree, walnut, or teak wood. With a sapphire glass crystal and Swiss movement, they’re a steal, at under $200 each.

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Seiko Baby Tuna SRP641 Watch

Seiko Baby Tuna SRP641 Watch

Seiko’s SRP aka Baby Tuna watches are “babies” only in the sense that they’re a tier below the SBN Tuna diver’s watch. But it’s still an imposing pro-grade 50mm watch. The SRP641 is on Massdrop for a limited time for just $230, but Amazon is just a few bucks more.

Klokers KLOK-08 Watch

Klokers KLOK-08 Watch

Klokers unisex analog wristwatch was inspired by 1960s style, and packs their unique spinning disk mechanism, which aligns the current time with a marker at the top of the face. Features easily interchangeable straps, and options like a pocket watch clip and desk stand.

5 Great Mechanical Watches

5 Great Mechanical Watches

Looking for a great everyday wristwatch? Look no further than Everyday Carry’s latest list, which selects five great analog automatic watches which don’t have astronomical prices. We’ve always been suckers for a Hamilton.

Casio Edifice EQB501XDB-1A

Casio Edifice EQB501XDB-1A

Combining the style of a sportsman’s watch with modern tech, the solar-powered Edifice EQB501 connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and auto-syncs the precise time and the desired time zone. Features dual time zone dials, alarm, stopwatch, and phone finder functions.

Original Grain Alterra Chronograph

Original Grain Alterra Chronograph

The Marc is perhaps Original Grain’s most stunning watch design, packing chrono features in a brushed stainless steel case with elegant burled wood around on its face, bezel, and wristband links. It also comes in rosewood or ebony with espresso stainless.

EDC Trending Gear: 8/17

EDC Trending Gear: 8/17

Our pals at Everyday Carry gathered up the best gear they spotted last month, from useful and beautifully-designed knives, to tools that stow in an iPhone case, to compact and easy to carry wallets. But what we want most is that stunning bronze Helberg CH6 wristwatch.

ICON The Duesey Watch

ICON The Duesey Watch

ICON founder Jonathan Ward is combining his love for cars and watches by designing limited edition automotive-inspired timepieces. His first watch, The Duesey, was inspired by the drum-style tachometer on the Duesenberg SJ. Limited to just 50 pieces.

Vacheron Constantin Celestia

Vacheron Constantin Celestia

There is nothing subtle or simple about Vacheron Constantin’s masterpiece. The Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 is a double-sided watch with 23 complications, including ones for the season, sunset and zodiac. It costs a cool $1 million.

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

Fitbit’s first full-featured smartwatch may not be a looker, but it’s packed with practical features. Its battery lasts up to four days per charge and it’s water-resistant down to 164ft. It also has NFC and space for over 300 songs for its music player.

Minus 8 Layer Watch Collection

Minus 8 Layer Watch Collection

We’re loving the dimensionality of the stacked faces on Minus-8’s bold series of wristwatches. Each one features 6 layers of bonded steel to create a stadium-like effect behind its hands, and a precision Miyota or Seiko movement.

The Promise of Happiness Watch

The Promise of Happiness Watch

Mr. Jones Watches‘ wonderful analog timepiece features an fanciful image of a happy tiger, based on a handpainted design by artist Fanny Shorter. The hours are displayed in the moon floating overhead, while the minutes are camouflaged in the tiger’s stripes.

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Dual-Axis Tourbillon Watch

Dual-Axis Tourbillon Watch

Sped-up footage of the insanely complex Hautlence Moebius, a $250,000 timepiece that has a tourbillon movement that spins on a second axis as it moves. Hours are displayed on a turning chain, while minutes appear on the gauge at center. Here it is at normal speed.

Automatically Slow Watch

Automatically Slow Watch

An automatic version of the Slow Jo 24-hour watch. The limited edition Automatically Slow runs on the ETA 2893, and has a transparent case back so you can see the movement. It normally goes for over $1,100, but you can get it on Massdrop until 8/19/17 for $800.

Timex MK1 Aluminum Watch

Timex MK1 Aluminum Watch

The Timex MK1 was a US military watch that was designed for short term use, hence its lightweight plastic case and irreplaceable battery. Timex is bringing back the sought after model with a more durable aluminum case.

DELTAt SoRa Automatic Watches

DELTAt SoRa Automatic Watches

Powered by an accurate Seiko 24-jewel movement, DELTAt’s bold and easy to read pilot’s watches are designed to withstand pressure and weather extremes. Each of the three designs has a 44mm stainless case and a sapphire crystal, and comes with three straps.

Caliper Slide Rule Wristwatch

Caliper Slide Rule Wristwatch

Caliper’s wristwatch has a circular slide rule around the dial. Turn the slide rule using the crown to multiply or divide. The watch has a self-winding movement, a stainless steel case and a sapphire glass crystal. It’s water-resistant up to 328ft.

Ticwatch S & E Smartwatches

Ticwatch S & E Smartwatches

The Ticwatch S (Sport) and E (Express) are the newest smartwatches from Mobvoi. The S has an integrated watchband with the GPS receiver inside the band for better reception, while the E has swappable straps. They both run Android Wear 2.0 and are water- and dust-resistant.

AMOT Modular Watch

AMOT Modular Watch

A Matter of Time’s eponymous wristwatch has four swappable parts that you can mix and match to suit your style. There are two dial models (both 39mm, water resistant and powered by Seiko movements), four bases, four bezels, and ten straps to choose from.

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Desert Issue 1 Rolex Milsub

Desert Issue 1 Rolex Milsub

Special Forces Issue modifies Rolex Submariners using the legendary Military Submariner as their main inspiration. Their latest custom is the Desert Issue 01, so named for its beautiful desert sand coating and matching desert camo NATO strap.

CJR Commander Watch

CJR Commander Watch

A stunning, yet reasonably priced timepiece, the Commander features a double-domed mineral glass crystal, and a visible Miyota Skeleton movement. It’s got a 40-hour power reserve, and Super-LumiNova glow-in-the-dark hands and dial markers.

Sequent Smartwatch

Sequent Smartwatch

Sequent claims that its eponymous product will be the first kinetic smartwatch – able to continuously recharge itself by turning your movement into electrical energy. It has the usual smartwatch features, such as a fitness app, GPS and notifications.

Mr Porter x Ressence Type 1

Mr Porter x Ressence Type 1

Ressence created arguably the best looking versions of its beautifully bizarre bezel- and crown-less watch for luxury men’s shop Mr. Porter. The Ressence Type 1 MRP is available in either ivory and brown or navy and silver.

Making an Equus Watch Strap

Making an Equus Watch Strap

Leather goods maker Equus is back with another soothing and intimidating making-of video. This time their craftsman makes an elegant alligator skin watch strap from start to finish. We like to think he makes goods out of the skins of his fallen enemies.

EDC Trending Gear: 5/2017

EDC Trending Gear: 5/2017

May might have come and gone, but there were some great products which surfaced during the month over at Everyday Carry that we thought were well worth sharing. Whether you’re looking for a watch, a wallet, a knife, or a fidget spinner, they’ll help you get kitted out.

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