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.
THE BEST Watches
For lovers of G-SHOCK watches who want even more substance, the G-STEEL GSTB100XA-1A is the one to wear. The solar-powered watch features a steel case, sapphire crystal, carbon fiber bezel, bright LED lighting, and Bluetooth connectivity for internet synchronized time.
These automatic wristwatches feature an array of 61 tritium micro gas tubes around their perimeter which makes them glow brightly in the dark. Each timepiece is designed for durability and everyday wear, with a sapphire crystal and water resistance to 100m/330ft.
EVO’s chunky men’s wristwatch has slick looks, with its 12-hour and 24-hour analog displays and small LCD screen. While it’s not likely to be the most premium timepiece you’ve ever worn, it’s definitely one of the coolest designs we’ve seen at this crazy low price point.
G-SHOCK’s GA110CR-7A preserves its sturdy shock-resistance and practicality, while lightening its look with a lucite-inspired see-through case. Its semi-transparent materials were inspired by the ocean, and G-SHOCK’s support of coral reef non-profit Aqua Planet.
The Nixoid and Glower watches use nixie tubes found in military warehouses in Ukraine. They have silicon straps and cases for an eye-catching casual look. The Nixoid has a 55mm diameter while the Glower has a 49mm diameter. Both last up to 20 days per charge.
While there’s something to be said for pricey limited-edition watches, Timex has a reputation for producing high quality time pieces that are still affordable. Go inside the Timex factory in Cebu, Philippines for a look at how they make so many watches, while still making them well.
A well-priced alternative to pricey single-hand wristwatches, its looks are an exercise in modern minimalism, but its dial has enough detail to tell time in 5-minute intervals. It has a black stainless 46mm case, a black calfskin strap, and a Japanese quartz movement.
Ivory & Horn already have an official Dick Tracy replica wristwatch. But they’re also working on an improved version that actually works as a two-way speakerphone. It connects to smartphones via Bluetooth. It’s also water-resistant to 3atm. Only 1,000 units will be sold.
A unique modern timepiece inspired by the dot-matrix sign boards that appear on train platforms around Tokyo. It features a backlit LCD panel which displays the time and simulated train arrival information. Choose from Shinjuku, Fujisawa, or Machida stations.
The latest edition of Mondaine’s Helvetica 1 smartwatch has an incredible 2-year battery life. It has the functions you’d expect, such as activity tracking, mobile notifications, sleep tracking and automatic time updates. Works with both iOS and Android devices.
Gauge Instruments makes minimal analog watches inspired by precision instruments and vehicles. Their Classic Black and Classic White are prime examples of their approach. The watches have 42mm metal cases, a butterfly buckle and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
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