Are you looking for a wristwatch that isn’t gigantic? Something you can wear any time, any place? Look no further than Everyday Carry’s selection of eight great analog watches that won’t break your wrist… or your bank account.
THE BEST Watches
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.
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.
Casio’s high-tech Rangeman GPS watch not only offers navigational assistance, but its can use solar power to extend GPS run time in a pinch. In addition to logging paths, it can help you backtrack where you came from too, and sync route data with a smartphone.
The everyday watchmaker offers a series which incorporates a pair of secondary displays for chronograph and 2nd time zone features. The resulting design gives the watches a super technical look. There’s also a sweet gunmetal edition with a dark red face on Timex’s website.
If you’re going to wear an analog watch, you might as well go for something that does more than just tell the time. Everyday Carry picked out some great wristwatches with stopwatch and other functions. The Timex Weekender Chrono is a great go-to in our opinion.
Named for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famed polar expedition and rescue mission, Bremont’s 42mm timepiece is built from durable titanium, is water-resistant to 500 meters, has bright Super-LumiNova markings, and a directional compass bezel. Limited to 300 pieces.
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