Nixon’s playful stainless steel wristwatch combines retro design with geeky functionality. Aside from its LCD display, it has a speaker that lets it dictate the time at the push of a button. It charges via a microUSB-to-USB cable. Comes in four metaltone colors.
THE BEST Watches
Diesel’s mammoth men’s timepiece features a gigantic 59mm x 51mm black-plated stainless steel case, a colorful multichromatic crystal, and a matching link bracelet. Three sub-dials provide chronograph functionality, and the watch is water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft).
With designs inspired by the minimalist work of the great Dieter Rams, Roue’s watch offers a sandblasted 41.5mm stainless steel case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and comes with interchangeable straps in sporty silicone, as well as a reversible nylon/leather band.
Limited to just 3000 pieces, this retro-modern LCD watch is a reproduction of the classic Seiko Speedmaster, created by famed automotive designer Giugiaro, and worn by racer Ayrton Senna. It features a curved Hardex crystal, tachymeter, stopwatch, alarm, and timer.
The latest model of Ressence’s unique floating face watch. The Type 2 is a mechanical watch that can always adjust itself to the right time after only one calibration, no matter how long since you’ve last used it. You can also calibrate it via its app. Drops 4/2019 for $49,000.
There have been several officially licensed Nintendo Game Boy watches, but we think this one is among the best. Not least because it’s still available for purchase. The watch uses the Super Mario Land theme as its alarm sound and its buttons are used to set the time and date.
From luxury goods maker Montblanc and watchmaker Firstbeat, the Summit 2 packs an advanced digital running coach that makes recommendations to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, and much more. Features a unisex 42mm case, water resistance, and GPS tracking.
Garmin’s Instinct is for people looking for a durable and long-lasting smartwatch. It is resistant to shock, heat, and water. It lasts up to 16 hours while using the GPS, or up to 14 days in standby per charge. It also has preloaded activity profiles for exercising.
In celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, accessory maker Nixon has teamed up with Disney for a series of unique and playful wristwatches. We love the motion in Look Out Below, but our favorite is the brawler known as Dust Up. In a variety of sizes and designs.
A bold chronograph inspired by the instrument gauges on Ferrari’s famed thoroughbred sports cars. The 46mm watch features three inner dials, and a tachymeter bezel for calculating speed based on time. In Cherry Red or Electric Yellow. Save for a limited time at Massdrop.
While a watch face is an important part of its design, its strap is often just as critical in its look. Our friends at Everyday Carry offer up a selection of fabric, rubber, and metal straps to freshen up your favorite watch, or to update that one you left sitting in the drawer.
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