Arslan B.

Arslan B.

First Published: March 13, 2019
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  2. How to Choose the Right Watch Style

    How to Choose the Right Watch Style

    A wristwatch is an essential accessory that can complete your look. It is something you should not skip while dressing up. It not only tells time; in fact, the right watch style can be an extension of your personality! Everyone desires to have a wristwatch that best suits their personality and style. And selecting a good watch that stands perfect with your wardrobe and lifestyle is really difficult. However, it is that important accessory which, if worn, there’s no need of wearing bracelets or any other thing. For your ease, we are here with a little guide on how to select watches according to your wardrobe. Buying a Timeless Luxury Watch Style Wearing a fine luxury watch like a Rolex enhances your personality and also connects you with others. Visiting a watch shop to buy a unique piece that you can carry well with any style requires expert knowledge as they are quite complicated with a lot of modern functions. Every other watch is uniquely made, having a novel design and look. We believe that the watch you own should reflect your personality, so keep on reading to find out the watch that best meets your needs. For the Businessmen For a businessman who is always dressed up in a suit and boots, classic watches with contemporary touch are the best! This is because they go well with your style. A smart leather strap, along with a modern dial, will complement your classic and sophisticated look. IWC watches offer a beautiful selection of classic watches that simply goes with everything. For Those Not Afraid to be Bold  Many like to go for bold shirts and bow-ties. They want to keep that retro look forever, and that is their pride. For such people, classic gold watches with mesh chains are perfect. You can find these watches in most brands. For the Fitness Fanatics For active people who are gym bound and have to go on running must buy fitness watches. These are the ideal timepieces that will not only track their exercise but will also keep them aware of their heart rates. In addition, they also keep a record of the speed rate, audios, and much more. Also, before buying a watch for yourself, make sure it is lightweight, comfortable, and reflects athletic aesthetics like the Tag Heuer Connected Modular. For the Nature Enthusiasts  Apart from this, there are people who love and admire nature. For these eco-friendly people, wood-watches are perfect for their personality. They are cool, unique, and because of their brown color, they can be worn with any outfit. Above all, they are lightweight, comfortable, and are much more affordable than other expensive watches. For the Tough Buffs And lastly, we have the tough men who are strong and need a tough watch according to their personality. If you are a man inhibiting such quality, then go for military and tactile watches that feature masculinity. They are durable and undoubtedly tougher than the watches of different styles. Water resistance, night lights for adventures, and world time features are some of the many things that you’ll find in these watches. For the Casual Guy  On the other hand, we have the cool and casual watch style. This look is simple, but always a classic. A man carrying this cool look must look for classic watches with a black or brown strap. Another great option for the casual guy is a digital watch. Now, you must be wondering where to buy them and which brands to look for. This is no big deal; we’ve got you covered there too! While there are watches that can please one personality a little more than the other, this doesn’t mean you can’t step outside of your comfort zone or change it up once in a while! Some days, you might need a dress watch for a fancier occasion. Other days, you might want a casual watch that’ll go with jeans and a t-shirt. Watches are an accessory and you should treat them like an extension of your personality. With so many different types of watch styles on the market, there is always something new or something you haven’t been introduced to.

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  3. Top Accessories for Men

    Top Accessories for Men

    Accessories complement your outfit and can give it a whole new look instantly. People who love dressing up actually take out time to choose the best accessories that go with their clothing. However, it is better to select your accessories sensibly. Some men may not be as comfortable with putting on accessories or jewelry. If you are one of those who want to try the top accessories for men but are not sure whether it will suit you, here is a list to help you. The following list comprises all the top accessories for men to use in present times. The details also include tips, dos, and don’ts of bringing about a change. Experiments are good, and everyone should try something different once in a while! Accessories for Men 1: Watches One of the top accessories for men includes watches. Wristwatches are always in style. Watches define a person’s personality and lifestyle. There are two different kinds of people owning wristwatches; those who keep one good quality watch, and others who keep various watches so that they can alter their choice daily. There are many kinds of watches for men. The most common watches are those that are simple and plain in design. They are neutral in color and very subtle. The simplicity of these watches for men makes them look great with both casual and formal outfits. Another common type of watch these days is detailed skeleton watches. They look luxurious and bring about a great look to your attire. People usually pay attention to watches. It is recommended that you keep two watches at a minimum; one that goes with your casual dressing and the other that can be worn on more formal or festive occasions. These watches look stylish on every hand. 2: Bracelets Bracelets are a lot common these days. Bracelets have been one of the top accessories for men this year. The choice of bracelets also depends on your personality. There are bracelets that fit perfectly for you with any outfit you wear. Bracelets should be such that they give a minimalist look to your outfit and do not take over it totally. It should remain a distinctive part of your appearance. A metallic bracelet, such as a beaded one or one like a silver chain best goes with a tie and suit that is worn on a regular basis. On the other hand, a leather anchor bracelet or a macramé bracelet should go well with casual clothing. Always find affordable bracelets for your daily wear. One tip for wearing bracelets is that you can wear more than one so that it maximizes the look. Buy thin cord and beaded bracelets and stack them together on one wrist. Never wear more than one big bracelet in one hand. Moreover, bracelets are only worn on the one hand, and the other is always empty. 3: Rings Another top accessory for men is rings. However, many men are hesitant to wear them. A lot of men think that they should wear only their wedding ring. But in today’s modern era, trends have changed, and rings have become a new fashion. When in trend, people get more courage to follow. Men can express their grace by wearing different masculine rings. Rings, whether massive or subtle, are a great choice that goes along all your outfits. Also, wearing a bracelet that matches the ring best complements your attire. Fashion experts suggest that the lesser the rings, the better the look. 4: Sunglasses Sunglasses are timeless and practical! They were invented to protect the eyes from the sun. In today’s world, they are also used to show style. This is one of those top accessories for men that almost everyone owns. Some have many pairs so that they can easily match their regular getup. Others only buy two or three luxury ones that they can wear on festive occasions in the day time. When it comes to accessories for men, sunglasses are an accessory that every man should invest it. This sometimes gets forgotten as accessories for men, likely because it’s so common. It gives you a classy and elegant look. Invest some money, not a lot, in buying a nice pair of sunglasses but ensure that you make the right choice. Take out time for yourself in finding the best pair that looks good on you and most important of all, suits your face shape. Also, try getting a pair that goes well with most of your outfits. Sunglasses are an essential part of dressing up, and everyone should own at least a pair which can be worn on every occasion, be it a party, a funeral, or any other casual day. Once you are comfortable with wearing that pair, you can go on trying other colors and textures. A pro tip for buying sunglasses is to get clear, non-prescription glasses. They should suit your face shape and give you a cool look whenever you wear them. Accessories for Men One of the most important points that you should not miss is that always maintain your accessories and keep them in good condition. After a while, check all of the accessories and see if they need to be replaced. Closely look at everything that you use on a regular basis and replace it if it is worn out or broken.

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  4. What is An Analog Watch?

    What is An Analog Watch?

    For centuries, we have been using watches and clocks in our day-to-day lives. Obviously, their formats, styles and designs, and even their functions have changed over time. But their core purpose remains the same — to tell the time. An analog watch is one of the most commonly used forms of watches. So what exactly is an analog watch? In contrast to digital representation, which can be seen from some watches from Casio, an analog watch uses hands that move around its face as the time changes, which can be found in most watches, from Seiko to Rolex. A continuous rotation of two to three hands (or indicators) is a core component of any analog watch. Much simpler, it is referred to as a traditional type of watch and is still widely in use to this day. Tick Tock An analog watch typically consists of a mechanism that creates the “ticking” motion and moves the seconds, hours, and minutes hands simultaneously. The hour hand is shorter than the minutes, and the seconds hand is the thinner and the longest hand on the dial. The dial is often referred to as the “face of the watch.” It has fixed numerical or hour markers in the correct order, towards which the hands point out to indicate the time. These numbers can be in multiple forms. They can be Arabic numeral or Roman numbers. Moreover, to make things simpler and sometimes to add creativity, some dials don’t have all the hour markers. Some only have the 12, 3, 6 and 9 digits marked. Between these hour markers are the minute markers. They are comparatively much smaller in size and are usually in the form of indexes. How Does it Work? Analog watches have quartz mechanism that enables the “ticking” of the hands to indicate the time on the dial. Quartz watches are the most precise and reliable timepieces you can find. How is that? Quartz-based watches have a battery-powered circuit that produces electricity and passes the electric current to the quartz crystal. Quartz crystals are piezoelectric, meaning that quartz has an ability to turn electric currents into mechanical signals and vice versa. The precise and frequent vibration causes the motors and gears to move and turn the hands on the dial. Because the mechanisms of an analog watch require such less electric energy, their batteries also last a very long time. How is it Different From a Digital Watch? To put it simply, analog watches have a mechanical structure that rotates the hands, while digital watches work by electrical structures powering the number/digit display. Digital Watches vs. Analog Watches The biggest difference between digital and analog watches is their display form. While an analog watch displays the time through hands on a dial, a digital watch displays time in the form of digits and numbers usually on an LED screen. Digital watches use batteries or any form of electric power source that enables vibrations and pulses to go through a circuit. In addition to the electric power sourcing and digital display, digital watches also display a different time format. Most commonly, digital watches display time in a 24-hour format. However, there are many digital watches that allow you to set the format according to your preference.  In an analog watch, however, the 12-hour format is the only option. Typically, digital watches have seven-segmented screens, ranging from LCD, LED, or VFD screens. The screen displays bright-colored four-digit numbers, and sometimes also includes an AM/PM display. There are some digital watches that require a power supply from the main source. In these cases, if there are power outages or accidental power-offs, the watch needs to be reset all over again. In case of battery-operated digital watches, the batteries will need replacement once fully drained. Mechanical Watches Analog watches can also be referred to as mechanical watches. Their machines need to be either manually or automatically wounded. Nowadays, especially the higher-end analog watches have self-winding automatic movement. Analog watches are also known for being more reliable and precise. Other than display, time format, and power source differences between the two kinds of watches, it is also important to note that analog watches are still the most commonly used kind in this digital age. Why is that so? A mechanical, analog watch is much more than just a device showing you the time. It can be incorporated with significant functionalities like GMT feature showing the time for two-time zones. Moonphase, day and date display and chronograph functions are other extra features that can be included in an analog watch. While analog watches have great functionality and efficiency, they are also a great piece of accessory.

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  5. Top 25 Ultra-Thin Watches

    Top 25 Ultra-Thin Watches

    In recent years, ultra-thin watches have become the highlight of modern-day horology, especially for enthusiasts who prefer minimalist and sleek designs. Do not be fooled by their slim proportions. They can definitely give your bulkier wristwatches a run for their money. Advances in watchmaking technology have made it possible for extremely thin watches to contain a hundred mechanical parts into compact cases while providing the same technical capabilities as bigger models. Although thin watches have been a thing for decades, their rise to popularity only truly began when Piaget launched its ultra-thin Caliber 9P in 1957, one of the thinnest calibers ever made. If you are looking for the best ultra-thin timekeeper and do not know where to start, worry not. In this article, we have gathered the best ultra-thin watches for every budget and style. 25 Ultra-Thin Watches: Our Best Picks 1. Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic Ref. 5377 Photo by Breguet The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Ref. 5377 is the epitome of elegance and efficiency, making it a thoroughbred of this highly acclaimed Swiss watch brand. Measuring just 7mm thick, it comes in a gorgeous red gold case, which perfectly matches the innovative and elegant dial. The slightly off-center silver dial is adorned with blued steel Breguet hands, Roman numeral markers, a power level indicator, and a tourbillon on the lower right. On top of this dial is a solid sapphire crystal that protects the watch face from any scratches and damage.  Inside this Breguet Classique watch is an automatic 3mm Caliber 581DR movement. This ultra-thin movement is secured by a “high energy” barrel. In addition, it comprises a peripheral winding motor and has a frequency of 4Hz.  You can purchase this ultra-thin watch for approximately $174,803 USD.  2. Piaget Altiplano Calendar Ref. G0A38131 Photo by Piaget Right off the bat, this ultra-thin Piaget Altiplano Calendar Ref. G0A38131 looks incredibly sophisticated with its simple, minimalist dials. This Piaget watch is the epitome of a gentleman’s timepiece, with its 18K rose gold case and fixed bezel, exquisite white dial, and brown alligator leather strap.  The Piaget Altiplano Calendar Ref. G0A38131 has a 40mm case with a height of just 6.36mm. Its dial is furnished with slender stick indices and hands, a date aperture unusually placed at 9 o’clock, and a sunburst silver small seconds sundial at 5 o’clock. Equipped with an incredible 3mm 1205P self-winding mechanical movement, this Piaget Altiplano piece boasts a power reserve that lasts up to 44 hours.  You can get your hands on this watch for around $22,703 USD. 3. Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat Steel Ref. WSNM0011 When it was first released in 2017, the Drive de Cartier was released as a gold model. It was only in 2018 that Cartier finally introduced it in stainless steel, while still retaining the stunning squircle case design and 6.6mm thickness.  The Cartier Drive de Cartier WSNM0011 is an ultra-thin watch that is simple yet exclusive. It is powered by a Cartier-branded version of Piaget’s 430 MC caliber. This watch comes in a polished, satin-finished stainless steel case with an exquisite spinel cabochon crown. The sunburst silver dial contrasts magnificently against the blued steel hands, large Roman numeral markers, and handsome blue leather strap. On top of the dial, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal augments the beauty of this classic Cartier piece.  This ultra-thin stainless steel watch retails at just $6,000 USD.  4. Chopard L.U.C. XPS Ref. 161948-5001 In terms of ultra-thin watches, the Chopard LUC XPS Ref. 161948-5001 is in a league of its own. This elegant and powerful timepiece has a brown alligator leather strap which perfectly complements its 18K rose gold case and stark white dial. On the simple dial, you can find triangular hour indices, a singular 12 Arabic numeral marker, a small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, and sleekly beveled hands.  Underneath the dial, you can find a mechanical L.U.C. Caliber 96.12-L movement that measures just 3.3mm thick. This COSC-certified chronometer offers an impressive 65-hour power reserve and a depth rating of 30 meters.  The Chopard LUC XPS Ref. 161948-5001 sells for just $12,899 USD. It is the thinnest luxury watch made for those who love a quality leather strap.  5. Hamilton Jazzmaster Thin Line Ref. H38525561 Most ultra-thin watches depend on a hand-winding movement to decrease their overall case thickness, but not this one. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Thin Line Ref.H38525561 manages to pack an automatic winding caliber 2892-A2 and still come in at under 8.5mm in height. Hamilton Jazzmaster watches come in a variety of dial colors, each with a sunray finish. This particular one shows off a gorgeous green dial adorned with teardrop-shaped silver markers, luminous dauphine hands, and a date window at 6 o’clock. Hamilton finishes off the look of this 40mm dress watch with a khaki brown leather strap.  In addition, this Hamilton ultra-thin watch is also equipped with a depth rating of 50 meters and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to protect the dial from any external threats. This exquisite timepiece is available for just $709 USD.  6. Vacheron Constantin Historiques Ultra-fine 1955 Ref. 33155/000R-9588 Photo by Vacheron Constantin Next up, we have the Historiques Ultra Fine 1955 Ref.33155/000R-9588 from Vacheron Constantin. This piece is a strikingly stylish and slender 36mm watch. It features one of the world’s thinnest manual-winding calibers: a 4.13mm thick in-house mechanical movement that is driven by the legendary caliber 1003 manual-winding mechanism.  This Vacheron Constantin ultra-thin watch features an elegant alligator leather strap, which comes in a solid black color with a glossy finish. The transparent case back gives you a great view of the watch’s inner mechanisms at work. In addition, the rose gold crown and Ardillon buckle all look stunning paired with the matching 18K rose gold case and understated white dial.  With its 30-meter water resistance rating, which is fairly standard for dress watches, this ultra-thin piece retails at $24,240 USD.  7. Rado True Thinline Ref. R27957702 Boasting a height of only 5mm, this all-white Rado True Thinline Ref. R27957702 comes in an unusual and highly scratch-resistant ceramic build. Its 39mm ceramic case is paired with a white strap made of the same material and a clean white dial, which contrasts beautifully against skeletal rose gold hands and fancy diamond-set indices. Casual and unconventional, this is the perfect weekend watch for the gentleman on the go.  This Rado True Thinline timepiece also incorporates a sapphire crystal on top of the dial and a 30-meter water resistance rating, so it is better protected. You can get this ultra-thin watch for around $2,389 USD, which is a very budget-friendly price considering its excellent features.  8. Baume et Mercier Classima Ref. M0A10354  Coming in at only 5.95mm thick, this Baume et Mercier Classima Ref. M0A10354 is a polished and contemporary timepiece perfect for everyday wear. This Swiss watch has a quintessential stainless steel build, with a round 40mm case and five-link bracelet both made out of stainless steel. This is paired with a simple white dial which has slim silver hour indices, compact Roman numeral markers, silver Feuille hands, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The bracelet of this elegant Baume et Mercier Classima piece is secured with a triple folding clasp, ensuring that it rests safely on your wrist.  At the heart of this ultra-thin watch runs an E.T.A. Caliber F06.111 designed for precise timekeeping. With its solid 50-meter water resistance rating, this timepiece retails at just $769 USD.  9. Zenith Elite Classic Ref. 03.2290.679/26.C493 Elegant in its simplicity, the ultra-thin Zenith Elite Ref. 03.2290.679/26.C493 is a true feat of watchmaking technology. This Zenith piece is an amazing watch model made for men, with its 39mm rounded case made of 316 stainless steel and rugged alligator leather strap in black. This timeless piece also has a striking sunburst black dial, adorned with silver-tone hands and slender hour indices.  Powered by the Elite 679 automatic movement, which is only 3.85mm thick and beats at 28,800 VpH, this Zenith Elite timepiece has a power reserve that can last up to 50 hours. It is priced at around $2,959 USD.  10. Nomos Glashütte Tetra Neomatik Ref. 421 The only rose among the thorns, the Nomos Glashutte Tetra Ref. 421 for ladies is unbelievably thin, especially for an automatic timepiece. This 7.3mm-thick Nomos Glashutte timepiece stands out with its striking 33mm square case made of stainless steel, a sleek black leather strap, thin and delicate lugs, and a simple Bauhaus-inspired white dial.  The minimalist dial of the Nomos Glashutte Tetra Ref. 421 is extremely clean, with slim hour indices, long stick hands, and Arabic numeral markers in a neat typeface. In addition, at 6 o’clock, you can find a plain small seconds sub-dial with a vibrant red hand that adds a pop of color to this watch. The square case of this Nomos Glashütte Tetra piece houses an in-house DUW3001 caliber, which is a super-flat movement that is only 3.2mm thick.  On the underside, you can find a transparent case back which allows you to witness the DUW3001 caliber at work. Finally, the Nomos Glashutte Tetra Ref. 421 also has a water resistance capacity of 30m, allowing it to withstand any accidental splashes or rain. You can purchase this piece for around $2,449 USD. 11. Tissot T-Classic Tradition 5.5 Ref. T0634091601800 Photo from Amazon If you are looking for a vintage-inspired ultra-thin timepiece, Tissot has you covered. The Tissot Tradition 5.5 Ref. T0634091601800 comes in a 39mm stainless steel case that measures just 5mm thick, paired with a stark white dial and a handsome brown leather strap to complete the watch’s whole fancy appearance.  Like other Tissot T-Classic Tradition watches, this ultra-thin watch is equipped with a sapphire crystal to protect the dial from any scratches or impacts. Its watch face endorses simplicity, bearing only thin Roman numeral markers and slender, silver-tone dauphine hands. Powered by a first-rate ETA quartz caliber E64.031, this watch has a depth rating of 30m.  The Tissot Tradition 5.5 Ref. T0634091601800 retails at just $338 USD.  12. Frederique Constant Slimline Ref. FC-306MR4S4 Photo by Frederique Constant Frédérique Constant has always been famous for its collection of elegant and classy slim watches. One ultra-thin timepiece it offers is the Frederique Constant Slimline Ref. FC-306MR4S4, with a thickness of only 5mm. This watch has an elegant 40mm gold-tone stainless steel case which matches perfectly with a silver-white dial and an aged alligator leather strap in brown. A sapphire crystal fitted on top of the case adds an extra layer of security to the watch face.  The dial of this Frédérique Constant Slimline watch is very straightforward, with black Roman numeral markers, and slender dauphine hands that contrast well against the silver-white backdrop. A date aperture outlined in gold can also be found at the 3 o’clock position. Underneath this watch face is a first-class caliber FC-306 movement which delivers a 42-hour power reserve and 30m water resistance capacity.  You can get this watch for around $1,837 USD. 13. Bulova Analog-Quartz Watch Ref. 98A167 Photo from Amazon This Bulova Analog Quartz Watch Ref. 98A16 is one of the most collectible ultra-thin watches in horology. Its round stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter with a thickness of around 5.6mm. The dial features a patterned grey surface with rose gold-tone hands, slender rose gold hour indices, and a subtle minute track in white. A suave black leather strap completes its overall ravishing appearance.  In addition, this watch runs on a powerful quartz movement which provides formidable precision and a 30m water resistance rating. This Bulova piece is available at just $188 USD, which is a very budget-friendly price for such a classy, ultra-thin wristwatch.  14. Junghans Meister Driver Hand-Winding Watch Ref. 27360700 Photo by Junghans The next watch on our list is a top-tier ultra-thin watch from the famous German brand, Junghans. The Junghans Meister Driver Hand-Winding Watch Ref. 27360700 is crafted from premium-grade materials, with its 43mm stainless steel case which weighs in at 7mm thick, smooth grey leather strap, and matching anthracite-grey lacquer dial. On top of the case, you can also find a layer of hard convex plexiglass which protects the dial from external damage.  This Junghans Meister piece also boasts a rather vintage-inspired dial, with gold-tone Arabic numeral markers and luminous dauphine hands against a dark grey backdrop. At 6 o’clock, you can also find a gold and black small seconds sub-dial which allows you to keep precise track of the time. This watch is powered by a J905.1 mechanical movement, which has a 42-hour power reserve. Thanks to the transparent case back of this watch, you can easily observe the complexity of this movement at work.  The Junghans Meister Driver Hand-Winding Watch Ref. 27360700 costs around $1,350 USD. 15. Fossil The Minimalist Slim Ref. FS5304 If you are looking for a casual timepiece perfect for everyday use, then this Fossil The Minimalist Slim Ref. FS5304 is the right option. Thanks to its stunning blue dial and comfortable light brown leather strap, this watch simply stands out from the crowd. This watch is presented in a 42mm stainless steel case with a thickness of around 9.5mm. Its dial is straightforward, with slim white lines for the hour indices and exquisite, luminous, gold-tone syringe hands.  Underneath this Fossil watch’s face is an exceptionally accurate quartz movement with a solid 50m depth rating. This is a very affordable ultra-thin watch, selling at only $108 USD.  16. Orient Classic Capital Quartz “Version 2” Ref. SUG1R006W6 Photo by Orient This Orient Classic Capital Quartz “Version 2” Ref. SUG1R006W6 is one of the most underrated ultra-thin watches that deserves more recognition. Orient is a Japanese watch brand best known for its collection of innovative dive watches, so it was quite a surprise when it released such a slim dress watch, but the brand certainly did a great job with this Orient Classic piece.  The Orient Classic Capital Quartz “Version 2” Ref. SUG1R006W6 has a very quintessential build, with a 40mm long, 8mm thick rose gold-tone stainless steel case paired with a classic alligator leather strap in black and an exquisite white dial. The dial is simple, with thin Roman numeral markers, sleek black stick hands, and a handy day-date aperture at 3 o’clock. Inside this Orient Classic piece is a powerful quartz caliber HS911, which offers a 30m depth rating.  You can purchase this ultra-thin watch for around $108 USD.  17. Hublot Classic Fusion Classico Ref. 515.CM.0140.LR Photo from Amazon For those seeking a sophisticated ultra-thin watch, the Hublot Classic Fusion Classico Ref. 515.CM.0140.LR is the answer. This stunning all-black timepiece features a 45mm black ceramic case with an 8mm thickness. It shows off a complex skeletal dial, which perfectly complements the handsome black alligator strap that fits comfortably on your wrist. Like other Hublot watches, this model is equipped with scratch-resistant sapphire glass that shelters the dial from the outside. In addition, this Hublot Classic Fusion is powered by a robust in-house caliber 1300, which is a manual-winding movement that vibrates at a frequency of 21,600 VpH and is composed of 123 parts. This movement showcases an incredible 90-hour power reserve and a depth rating of 50 meters.  This Hublot watch retails at $13,694 USD.   18. Movado Museum Classic Thin Watch Ref. 0607271 Photo by Movado Those who enjoy minimalistic ultra-thin watches are sure to love the Movado Museum Classic Thin Watch Ref. 0607271. This watch flaunts a gorgeous yellow gold PVD-finished stainless steel case with a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 9mm, paired with a stark black dial and smooth black leather strap. The black museum dial is simplicity personified, containing only slim gold dauphine hands and a gold concave dot at 12 o’clock.  Powered by a top-notch quartz movement, this Movado watch also comes with a 30m water resistance capacity. You can get your hands on this piece for approximately $395 USD.  19. Bulova Men’s Dress Watch Ref. 96A133 Photo from Amazon The Bulova Men’s Dress Watch Ref. 96A133 is a high-end ultra-thin watch that you would not want to miss out on. With a thickness of only 7mm, this timepiece is run by a powerful Japanese quartz movement that delivers a 30m water resistance capacity. Its 41mm stainless steel case is equipped with a flat layer of mineral crystal to provide greater protection to the watch face. In addition, it also comes with a silver dial and a quintessential alligator leather strap in black.  The dial of this Bulova watch is exquisite, showing off an elegant and luxurious brushed finish. It is also furnished with Roman numeral markers in a slender typeface and sleek silver-tone hands. One downside to this watch, however, is that the silver hands tend to blend into the matching dial, which can make it a little hard to read the time.  The Bulova Men’s Dress Watch Ref. 96A133 is available at just $150 USD.  20. Citizen Stiletto Eco-Drive One Ref. AR3074-03A Photo by Citizen Sought-after for its sleek and contemporary design, this Citizen Stiletto Eco-Drive One Ref. AR3074-03Ab is a stylish everyday timepiece for those who love ultra-thin watches. Aside from its all-rounder aesthetics, this Citizen Stiletto watch comes with an outstanding thickness of just 4.7mm, so you could easily wear it all day long.  This Citizen watch comes in a 38mm stainless steel case paired with a fixed gold bezel, an exquisite white guilloché dial, and an alligator leather strap in brown. The beautifully-patterned dial is adorned with beveled gold dauphine hands and simple gold hour indices. Underneath the watch face is a first-class Japanese G872 caliber. This movement is equipped with Eco-Drive technology, so it is charged using solar power and you will not have to spend any time replacing its batteries.  The Citizen Stiletto Eco-Drive One Ref. AR3074-03Ab sells for approximately $275 USD.  21. Casio Classic Quartz Watch Ref. A700W-1ACF Photo by Casio The Casio Classic Quartz Watch Ref. A700W-1ACF is perfect for those who love retro ultra-thin watches. It is one of Casio’s most iconic vintage pieces with its all-stainless steel build and 6mm thickness. On top of its rectangular stainless steel case and bracelet, this watch also comes with a smart digital dial and a Japanese quartz movement.  As a digital watch, this timepiece comes with a litany of useful features, including a 1/100 stopwatch (60 minutes), a daily alarm, a day and date display, and an LED backlight for easy reading. In addition, it is waterproof and has a layer of mineral crystal that protects the dial from any external threats.  This watch sells at a very affordable price of just $25 USD.  22. Timex Fairfield Ref. TW2P90800 Photo from Amazon If you are looking for a casual ultra-thin daily beater, look no further. This Timex Fairfield Ref. TW2P90800 is a stylish time-telling accessory that is especially popular with the younger generations.  This Timex watch shows off a 41mm silver-tone brass case with a thickness of 8mm and a sporty, comfortable green and dark blue fabric strap. On its clean white dial, you can find a simple minute track made of dots, silver-tone hour indices, and matching silver stick hands. This watch is also powered by a quartz movement and comes equipped with Indiglo light technology to provide excellent legibility even in the dark.  Timex offers the Timex Fairfield Ref. TW2P90800 for around $30 USD. 23. Mondaine Men’s Swiss Railways Ref. A6603031411SBB Photo by Mondaine For a very distinct ultra-thin piece, check out the Mondaine Men’s Swiss Railways Ref. A6603031411SBB. This watch comes in a slender 36mm stainless steel case with a thickness of around 8mm, which neatly matches its simple white dial. The white dial contains stocky black hands, thick black indices, and a highly recognizable dot seconds hand in vibrant red. On top of the watch case is a durable mineral crystal that protects the dial from any scratches and impacts.  This watch is equipped with a high-quality Swiss quartz movement that has a depth rating of 30 meters. You can purchase this Mondaine watch for just $185 USD. 24. Daniel Wellington Dapper York Ref. DW00100097 Photo from Amazon This Daniel Wellington Dapper York Ref. DW00100097 is a stylish, modern, ultra-slim watch that really catches everyone’s attention. This watch comes with a slender 30mm silver stainless steel case, a grandiose eggshell white dial, and a dark brown leather strap. On this simple but majestic white dial, you can find small Roman numeral markers and blued steel lancette hands. It also has a mineral crystal for maximum security. Running inside this Daniel Wellington ultra-thin watch is a first-class Japanese quartz movement that guarantees its wearers precision and accuracy. It is also equipped with a 30-meter water resistance rating. If you are looking for a handsome, contemporary ultra-thin watch, you should definitely opt for this $219 USD model. 25. Skagen Hagen Men’s Steel Watch Ref. SKW6314 Photo from Amazon Most brilliant watches from Skagen feature a slim profile accompanied by a minimalist design. One particular model is the Skagen Hagen Men’s Steel Watch Ref. SKW6314 with its 7mm thickness. This watch has a 40mm stainless steel case and matching stainless steel mesh bracelet, which contrast delightfully against the stark black dial. This dial has a straightforward layout, showing off simple silver stick indices, luminous sword hands, and a circulate date window at 3 o’clock that is also outlined in silver.  Like other Skagen Hagen pieces, this ultra-thin watch has a mineral crystal that protects its watch face and a 30m water resistance capacity. Selling for around $100 USD, you simply cannot go wrong with this neat and stylish timepiece.  Final Thoughts Ultra-thin watches have become increasingly popular due to their striking stylishness and their easy-to-wear profiles. As there are many brands selling these ultra-thin watches, it can be a challenge to find the one most suitable for your everyday needs. However, we hope that we have made your task easier with our list of the best ultra-thin watches that you can find in the market.  Photos credit to Watchshopping.com unless stated otherwise. Curious about what are the best automatic watches in horology today? Why not spare some time to read our article about the Top 25 Best Automatic Watches.

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  6. Checklist for Buying Your First Luxury Watch

    Checklist for Buying Your First Luxury Watch

    Are you planning to buy a luxury watch? Here are some things you have to take care of while purchasing a luxury watch that highlights your personality. Choosing the right watch may feel a little daunting, but some good caliber sense will get you the perfect one. The watch you wear reflects a lot about you; it shows you have produced some quality work to reach this level. There is no longer any essence in picking your phone to tell what time it is, and therefore, you need a masterpiece on your wrist for that. The following are some factors to consider when buying high-end luxury watches. 1: Watch Dial Type/Display- Digital or Analog Let’s talk watch dial types. If you are a casual party person and you need stylish luxury watches that you could wear to your casual occasions, you definitely shouldn’t go for a digital watch. The same old-fashioned watch with ticking hands would give a classy look on the wrist, and yet is it the most stylish option to consider. Fortunately, there are some options that give you the elegance of both worlds, meaning analog and digital displays. Some of these stylish brands may give you a smart look to be worn with formal attire. 2: Band/Strap Material Leather watch straps are the most loved variety in straps. They have their grace but have a tendency to wear off with time. In summers, you sweat, and that may damage your leather strap, so if you are looking forward to wearing it in the heat, you have to switch it up with a nylon strap. However, talking about the metal strap, it always gives a superior and robust look to your business attire. It serves as the perfect all-rounder and works to make you stand out by complementing the masculine wrist on every occasion. The most commonly used are rubber straps, also called resin. They go with almost every attire and look smart even with a sharp formal suit. A rubber strap does not reflect poor quality; it just ensures secure functionality with rough use. 3: Watch Movement – Quartz, Mechanical or Automatic The oldest and the most retro option is to go for mechanical watches that have springs and cogs to power the watch movement. The hands have to be wound every day. Some men think this classic opinion is just some nuisance; others enjoy minority with the ritual. Similarly, automatic luxury watches are a perfect option. You are not required to wind them by yourself after putting them on the wrist. Instead, they wind themselves using a motion sensor. Quartz is a watch-powering option that is offered with batteries. The battery life may rely on between 12 to 36 months. They have high accuracy and are comparatively lesser in price. 4: Watch Features What kind of watch features do you want? You may need a sound alarm system if you consider putting your phone away for a sweet sleep. A stopwatch is also a convenient option to use during your gym time. It is way better than using your smartphone for it. Quality luxury watches may give you a stopwatch going up to the length of 24 hours. A smart digital watch can also be synchronized with your phone or your computer. But it needs to be updated to the latest software so that it doesn’t go outdated. 5: Water Resistance  No watch in this world can guarantee the label of ‘waterproof’ honestly. It is not what you think water resistance is. A watch that has 100m water resistance does not authenticate that it will work excellent 100m under the water. To test water resistance, there are some laboratory-based experiments done. These tests are comparable to be checked with static water pressure and one hour of setting it in 10cm water. Real-life examples show a watch will never come across static water pressure. It will always be moving like diving or a shower. 6: Quality Signs  The seal of Geneva is the certification that ensures that the watch is built with complete class. Only a fraction of 24,000 watches from Switzerland out of 30 million manage to get the prestigious badge of Geneva. The Swiss law has set rules that the seal is applied to the movements of those particular watches that follow the strictest basis of Swiss law. There should be a tiny description of the origin of the watch inside the creation of the dial. 7: Watch’s Weight  The strong built is reflected by the weight of the watch you have invested in. So, make sure that you go for an excellent design. However, a watch that is too heavy for your wrist will also not suit your everyday use. Watches that are heavy go nicely with professional and formal events and gatherings. There are certain brands that make watches solely for this sort. However, if you are not a fan of heavy watches, some brands make perfect and sleek designs. Verdict After learning the roles of luxury watches above, you must have got an idea of what it takes to create a luxury watch that stands out on every occasion. Some watches require status and personality to go with them. So, keep your watches safe and invest in them respectively. The timepiece you buy may change your personality and how people look at you. It might be worth more than you ever expected. It is always a sweet feeling to get praises for your watch on unexpected and expected occasions. Just starting off your journey into the horological world? If you are looking for the first perfect timepiece to start you off, check out our watch buying guide on 5 Great Starter Watches

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  7. How the Seiko Turtle Watch Got Its Name

    How the Seiko Turtle Watch Got Its Name

    Seiko lovers have seen many famous designs come and go. Seiko is one brand that has designed the most iconic watches of all time. If you are a watch buff and love to collect watches, you must be aware of many popular Seiko watches. One such Seiko watch is the Seiko Turtle that is pretty popular and very much adored by every watch lover out there. Ever wondered how Seiko got these unique names? Well hang on, and we will tell you all the details. Introducing the Seiko Turtle Watch Seiko Turtle has been equally famous in its modern form as well as its vintage form. Both of these designs have been the preferred choice when one goes out to buy a Seiko watch. Generally, in a lot of cultures, turtles bring luck, and a diver needs a good bit of luck with great skills. This is the general idea behind the namesake of this watch. But that’s not all; it’s the most successful design when it comes to all divers’ Seiko watches. Exploring the name a bit more, you will be pleased to know that the name of this famous watch didn’t come from the brand, but from the fans. Yes, Seikoholics started calling the SRP773 model “Turtle.” The name stuck as the watch has an uncanny resemblance to a turtle. More of a sporty watch than a formal one, it definitely suits a wearer who is more of a casual dresser. It’s the perfect accessory for a date night out, or for going out with friends to the club. The watch stands true to its name “Turtle” with a bulky appearance that is loved by the divers, as well as a normal wearer. The Seiko turtle has multiple models with different colored dials. Here’s the ultimate breakdown of the design. This will help you understand the name and the design a bit more. Design Breakdown Seiko turtle is a unique diver’s watch that is known for its brilliant design. The breakdown for the design is more for helping watch lovers understand the name of the watch. Seiko Turtle Case The cushioned-shaped case is the most popular feature of the watch. It is, perhaps, the most remarkable feature. However, the most innovative feature is that the case of the watch has a variety of finishes. Each part has a different finishing. The top has a circular brushing, the sides are polished impeccably, and the caseback has a straight brushed finish. These different finishes are what make the case so unique and attractive. The top is separated from the sides with clear and sharp lines. These textured lines give the watch a very unique shape and a nice side touch. When you compare all divers’ watches, you will find this model the most comfortable one. As this watch has the crown set at 4 o’clock position, it resembles a turtle coming out of its shell, hence the name “Seiko Turtle.” Seiko Turtle Bezel It all comes down to the bezel. Whether the design is a hit or not, depends big time on the bezel. The ideal operation, as well as the practicality of the bezel, is determined by the macho grip. The watch is designed with a couple of rows of ‘sharp teeth,’ and these look very nice with the light hitting at the right angle. These sharp teeth look even better from diagonal viewpoints. The insert of the bezel is a bit conical towards the dial, and this innovative touch provides a better connection and link with the markers on the dial. These features make the bezel’s design a very powerful one. Seiko Turtle Dial The dial has a certain depth that is created through the innovative design of the outer minute track as well as the elevated hour markers. These hour markers are also filled with Lumibrite; this helps the diver have a better vision when underwater. The old version of this watch has more matte hour markers, but if you are into more eye-catching looks, the modern version will suit you perfectly. Also, the trapezoid markers at 12, 6, and 9 positions are what the fans will call the genuine emblem of Seiko. Furthermore, the Typography of the dial is also pretty nicely done; it fulfills the purpose without overcrowding the dial’s face. The watch has both date/day windows and it’s also in contrast with the huge markers. This makes the design even more appealing. Accurate, unique, and readable hands complete the dial to perfection. Variety of Models: Seiko Turtle has as many as seven models, and they all are equally popular. These models include: SRP773 is designed with a navy and white bezel.SRP775 has a black and gold bezel.SRPA21 PADI comes with a Pepsi bezel.SRPC44 is fitted with a black and gold bezel.SRP777 features a black and white bezel.SRP779 is designed with a navy and white bezel.SRPC95 has a blue and orange bezel.Seiko Turtle Conclusion: The Seiko Turtle is the perfect diver’s watch. The design, practicality, and all the perfect features make it a collector’s item for sure.

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  8. Longines Legend Diver, the Perfect Diver’s Watch

    Longines Legend Diver, the Perfect Diver’s Watch

    Longines has long been known for the magic that it makes with its timepieces. It has earned excellence in the art of skilled watchmaking; boasting Swiss precision and expert craftsmanship that comes only with years of industry experience. There is no doubt that some of the pieces presented by Longines are true masterpieces. And amongst these iconic watches is none other than the Longines Legend Diver.  The Longines Legend Diver is a quintessential timepiece that never fails to impress. It is a beautiful amalgamation of the brand’s classic style and cutting-edge horological technology. Today, we will be taking a closer look at this iconic timekeeper, its origins, its outstanding features, as well as some excellent alternatives to this Longines timepiece. The Origin of the Longines Legend Diver In the late 1950s, Longines created a brand-new watch design, producing a high-caliber dive watch called the Nautilus Skin Diver. This was followed by the Longines Ref. 7042, which was launched in 1960.  The Longines Ref. 7042 had characteristics similar to the Nautilus Skin Diver but came in a larger size. After its release, it quickly became the most sought-after timepiece in the Longines catalog. Today, it is remembered as the watch that inspired the existence of the iconic Longines Legend Diver series. In 2007, Longines introduced the very first version of the Legend Diver, better known as the “LLD.” Released as part of the brand’s Heritage collection, the watch pays homage to the 1960 Longines Ref. 7042. Longines decided to revive the vintage timepiece, but with a contemporary twist to meet the needs of its modern patrons. Shortly after its release, the Longines Legend Diver became a popular trendy piece among vintage watch connoisseurs. This was mainly because of its visually appealing style and unmatched functionality. In 2009, Longines released new versions of the Legend Diver. For the 10th anniversary celebration of the Longines Legend Diver in 2017, the company released the special edition available Longines Legend Diver Ref. L3.674.4.50.6. The following year, the company also unveiled a 36mm Longines Legend Diver timepiece, which was designed for ladies and enthusiasts who prefer smaller watches.  Another notable difference between the 36mm Longines Legend Diver and the earlier Legend Diver variants is its top-notch automatic Caliber L592. It is based on the ETA A20.L11 movement and offers 40 hours of power reserve. Up Close with Longines Legend Diver The Longines Legend Diver has been a crowd favorite since its release in 2007. The watch stands out from the rest due to its vintage-inspired style and the top-notch movement that runs beneath its dial. In addition, it is also available at a very fair price, which is why many watch enthusiasts seek to add this top-tier timepiece to their collections. Case Photo by ludalmg90 on Flickr Right off the bat, you can tell that Longines Legend Diver is no ordinary watch. This is a diver’s watch designed to provide the best level of utility and functionality. This timepiece is packed with not one or two, but numerous features that make it absolutely perfect as a dedicated diver. This Longines timepiece has a 36mm solid stainless steel case. This is fitted with an exquisite sapphire crystal. This crystal is coated with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating, which prevents light glares and gives it excellent legibility. Dial and Bezel Photo by ajburnett9 on Flickr Another interesting feature of the Longines Legend Diver is its striking black lacquered dial. It has a vintage vibe, which is emphasized by the addition of silver and cream-colored indices and accents that give the watch a monochromatic appearance. The dial has a streamlined and clean look that makes it easily readable with just a glance. Another thing about the Legend Diver that draws attention is its internal bi-directional rotating bezel. The white index hour markers are all accentuated with small luminous squares. The bezel’s downward pointing triangle is also coated with luminous material, giving it a bright green glow in the dark. The 2, 6, and, 9 o’clock positions are marked with thick Arabic numerals.  Next to each of these numeral markers, you can find a bold rectangular line, also coated with lume. Movement Longines knows that crafting a decent timepiece requires more than just a pleasing aesthetic. The difference between standard, good-looking timepieces and Longines’ outstanding products comes down to one thing: functionality, With every timepiece that the Swiss company produces, it ensures that the watch is reliable, efficient, and an accurate timekeeper. And the Longines Legend Diver is no exception. Powered by the L888 Caliber automatic movement, the Longines Legend Diver works like a dream. With its caliber beating at a whopping 25,200 vibrations per hour, this timepiece shows you not only the standard hours, minutes, and seconds, but it also has an additional date feature. The L888 Caliber also has a 64-hour power reserve, giving users the optimal timekeeping experience that they deserve.  Date Function The first version of the Longines Legend Diver, released in 2007, does not have a date feature. It was only in 2009 that the Swiss brand decided to add a date complication to a new variant of this robust diver watch. Longines ceased the production of the no-date models in 2012. As a result, it became a relatively rare timepiece, and its popularity soared, especially amongst watch collectors. That said there are still some customers who also prefer to own the latest Longines Legend Diver model, the one equipped with a date function. This is because they believe that its dial is more streamlined and graceful. Bracelet or Strap Photo by ludalmg90 on Flickr Picking your perfect timepiece often comes down to two things: its aesthetics and the comfort it offers. The Legend Diver proves to be a perfect combination of both, in equal proportions. It is a stylish watch that feels incredibly comfortable on your wrist. The rubber band of this masterpiece is not one that can be compared to an ordinary strap. It is specifically designed to ensure that the Longines Legend Diver is fitted on the wearer’s wrist with a degree of great comfort. But that is not at all. The buckle on the strap of this watch also comes with an integrated diving extension, making it the perfect epitome of a diver’s watch.  Water Resistance Another main feature of the Longines Legend Diver is its ability to withstand extreme water pressures. It offers a water resistance rating of up to 300 meters or 1,000 feet. With that kind of waterproofing, you can take a dive into the sea with this diver’s watch and swim back up with absolutely no damage done. The Longines Legend Diver is also equipped with an internal diving flange which provides exceptional performance during all your underwater adventures. Price Range  Ultimately, the main highlight of the Longines Legend Diver is its value. This watch is available at a very fair price of $1,900 USD. For such a well-crafted vintage piece, this price is actually quite competitive. After all, aside from its aesthetically appealing face, this Longines watch also offers a lot of outstanding features, including its top-notch L888 Caliber movement and its well-designed dial. So, if you are looking for a cool modern watch with an interesting heritage, the Longines Legend Diver might just be the best choice for you. Alternatives to the Longines Legend Diver The Longines Legend Diver has a lot of great qualities that a diver watch should possess. However, not everyone is fond of owning a vintage-inspired piece. As such, here are two alternative diving timepieces that have similar features and price tags to the Legend Diver.  1. Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Ref. SPB149J1 Photo from Watchshopping.com At first glance, you can already tell how exquisite the Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Ref. SPB149J1, especially with its striking blue dial. This limited edition timepiece has a 40.5mm case and bracelet which are made out of solid stainless steel. They guarantee excellent durability, even while exposed to extreme water pressures. This Seiko watch also comes with a sapphire crystal that protects that dial from external threats.  Aside from that, this Seiko Prospex watch relies on a Caliber 6R35 automatic, which has 70 hours worth of power reserve. The timekeeper is also equipped with a water resistance rating of 200 meters, proving that it is indeed one of the best and most stylish diving watches in the market today. When it comes to price, the Longines Legend Diver and the Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Ref. SPB149J1 fall in the range of $1,500 USD to $2,000 USD. This is quite fair, considering their outstanding qualities. All in all, the Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Ref. SPB149J1 is a desirable watch for those who are looking for a contemporary and handsome companion. 2. Oris Aquis Ref. 01 798 7754 4135-07 4 24 64EB Photo from Watchshopping.com If you are looking for a diver watch with a modern appearance, the Oris Aquis collection is a great place to start. A model that stands out is the Oris Aquis Ref. 0179877544135-0742464EB, which retails at $1,929 USD. Its 43.5mm case is made out of stainless steel, which perfectly complements the eye-catching blue dial. It also comes with a black rubber strap and is equipped with a sapphire crystal that acts as a protective barrier for the dial.  This Oris Aquis watch runs on a Caliber 798 movement. It has a power reserve of up to 42 hours and a frequency of 28,800 vph. Just like the Longines Legend Diver, this Oris watch is also water-resistant up to depths of 300 meters. On the whole, it is a perfect option for those of you who like wearing a reliable and highly legible diving timepiece. Final Thoughts The Longines Legend Diver is not just a diver’s watch, nor is it a simple classic collectible. It is a timepiece that encompasses excellence in every aspect. Its aesthetic, vintage-inspired looks, paired with a litany of advanced modern functions, make it stand out from the rest of its competitors.  Simply put, the Longines Legend Diver is nothing less than a complete package and an irresistible temptation that none can resist.  Want to know more about what are the affordable top diver’s watches today? Check our article about the Top Dive Watches Under 1000.

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  9. A Closer Look at TAG Heuer Grand Carrera

    A Closer Look at TAG Heuer Grand Carrera

    In 2007, TAG brought to light one of the most iconic collections in the watchmaking industry: the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera. This collection is a perfect representation of the brand’s mastery of the art of crafting watches. It has just the right touch of style and sophistication. TAG Heuer Grand Carrera is an important collection, not only for the brand itself but also in the watch industry. It adds a number of iconic masterpieces for all the watch connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The TAG Grand Carrera collection itself comes with a number of outstanding characteristics and qualities that are common to all. These little details added to the Grand Carrera timepiece are the main reason behind the huge success of the collection and deserve greater appreciation. TAG Heuer Grand Carrera’s Struggle The TAG Heuer Grand Carrera is not a collection that was put up in a matter of months or a year. The working behind this grand collection took no less than 4 years. With lead designer Christoph Behling, the Tag Carrera team worked tirelessly on the collection, figuring a number of prototypes and variations, before they could finally bring the collection to look the way it does today. The hard work definitely paid off. It was not only a milestone for the brand itself but one for the watchmaking industry as a whole. The Iconic Tag Carrera Design The Grand Carrera by Tag Heuer is a collection that is inspired by two main things. It is based on sportiness as well as simplicity. That is the basic theme that can be very well observed in all of the models from the collection itself. The timepieces from the Tag Carrera are marked with some similar design touches that have been ensured to keep common in all. As one would notice, the dial of these watches all come with applied hour markers and logos rather than inscribed ones. They are also provided with a double crown and double sapphire case back. All of these smaller features create an outstanding impact on each one of the timepieces itself. Focusing on the bigger, more observable features, all the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera models come with the choice between a stylish stainless-steel bracelet or the classic crocodile leather strap. The sportier chronograph models from the series are also available with comfortable rubber straps that suit the style. Premium Movements The captivating design of the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera timepiece is coupled with premium movements that put them on top of functionality. It is provided with movements that are designed to ensure that the wearers are provided with the best functions. The Grand Carrera models are all fitted with a quartz version and provide automatic movement. What’s even better about these models is that they also come with chronometers. This further implies that every model from the Tag Carrera collection is COSC certified for its automatic movements. Speaking of movements, we come to the rotating disc system featured in all the Grand Carrera models. In standard timepieces, one would find a subdial with a hand that worked just like the main dial of the watch itself. But the Grand Carrera replaced the complete subdial with a polished frame of a semi-circular aperture. Instead of a spinning hand, this system features a rotating disc with a pointer to indicate. Some Important Masterpieces Some of the timepieces by TAG Heuer’s Grand Carrera collection deserve special appreciation. They are for truly masterpieces, in the true essence of the word. 1: Caliber 6 RS This is a bold timepiece that stands to be the starting point for the Grand Carrera range. It is a simple yet sophisticated timepiece that comes with all of the collection’s characteristic features. With a date aperture at the 3-hour mark and a rotating disc between the 5 and 7-hour mark, the striking blue face of the watch’s dial stands bold against the stainless steel casing that it is framed with. The 40 mm casing provided by this timepiece is the smallest size available in the Tag Carrera range, with a thin inner bezel featuring the minute indexes and a flat polished outer bezel. 2: Caliber 8 RS Grande Date GMT It perfectly reflects the theme and design of the Tag Carrera collection. The watch bears a look of sophistication and class that is unique to Tag Heuer. The 8 RS comes with a number of additional features, making it a true masterpiece. The Grand Date GMT provides a Grande date function, with a double aperture for easier legibility. It also comes with a GMT function and a larger case of 42 mm. In this timepiece, the rotating disc serves to provide a second-time zone function. The standard is a sub-dial for seconds. In addition, the inner bezel of this model is a lot more detailed. It has the same plain polished outer bezel adding grace to this timepiece.

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  10. Best Digital Watches for Men

    Best Digital Watches for Men

    Over the years, the vast majority of the horology community has had a greater appreciation for and focus on traditional analog watches. Indeed, analog watches are the bread-and-butter of the watchmaking industry. That being said, there is a small but thriving fanbase for the digital watch, and these digital watches certainly should not be overlooked either. With digital watches, wearers get a whole lot more than what they initially bargained for. These timepieces showcase a slew of innovative technological features that tell time and also offer some other added conveniences. Before 2017, there were always several factors that pulled digital watches down from their rightful place on the pedestal. More often than not, enthusiasts would dismiss having a digital timepiece for having a not-so fashionable design and the stigma of a less powerful quartz movement. Its affordability also gave the false impression that digital watches were cheap and of poor quality. However, with the industry rapidly introducing brand-new technological inventions and ideas, digital watches have become the best that they have ever been, and the digital watch industry’s innovative momentum only continues. Whether it is something as vintage as the Hamilton Pulsar P1 or as modern as the latest Tissot T-Touch, there will always be someone on the lookout for excellent digital watches. In this case, that someone could be you. Best Digital Watches for Men From sporty modern designs to stylish vintage pieces, we have accumulated a diverse range of some of the best digital wristwatches for men in the market. Take a look, and see if there is anything outstanding that caters to your unique preferences. Do note that the digital watches below are listed in no particular order whatsoever.  1. Casio Pro-Trek – $200 USD to $500 USD Image By: Casio Casio is a huge name when it comes to digital watches. They have been responsible for creating many of the digital models that we usually see today. One fantastic example is the Casio Pro-Trek. Although its design is fairly straightforward, the Pro-Trek has all the essential functions you might need for any outdoor activity. What’s more, the Casio Pro-Trek is even capable of collecting data on altitude, barometric pressure, steps taken, calories burned, and much more throughout your travels. The data is easy to access through the watch, making the Pro-Trek an ideal digital timepiece for anyone. 2. Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar – $1,120 USD The first of its kind and the pioneer of the T-Touch series – The Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar is a digital timepiece that uses a sleek tactile sapphire crystal. For those who are not in the know, a tactile sapphire crystal is essentially a protective, scratch-resistant sapphire glass that also has the capabilities of a touchscreen. Paired with a sturdy titanium case, the T-Touch Expert Solar is light and easy to wear on the wrist. The Expert Solar is equipped with six core functions: altimeter, barometer, compass, logbook, alarm, and timer.  3. Timex Ironman Classic – $70 USD to $130 USD Image By: Timex With its massive digital screen, the Timex Ironman Classic is a watch for athletes and adventurers. Whether it is a workout at the gym or traversing the great outdoors, this handy Timex watch can assist you with all kinds of different activities while also tracking the time. Additionally, the Timex Ironman Classic also has a water resistance capacity of up to 100m, making it an appropriate option for swimmers. The Ironman Classic even has a dark mode feature for wearers to record their time and progress in dark or night-like environments.  4. Hamilton Khaki Aviation Flight Timer Quartz – $1,440 USD Hamilton has been serving aviation watches to pilots since 1918. For this list, we have chosen to highlight the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Flight Timer Quartz, a digital model that showcases flight-friendly functions specifically designed for the dynamic flight environments experienced by those in the aviation business. It covers all the basics with a chronograph function, a countdown timer, a time recorder, and a temperature display. This digital timepiece also contains a pilot logbook – a feature that can be very convenient for pilots who want to record their flight routes and landing schedules.  5. Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar – $1,050 USD to $1,150 USD As the successor to the Tissot Expert Solar, the T-Touch Connect Solar boasts a smoother user interface with newer, updated features. The differences between the Expert and the Connect Solar are quite noticeable. Aside from its sleek new face, the Connect Solar is equipped with an improved scratch-resistant tactile sapphire crystal and a brand-new digital display. It also comes in a PVD-coated anti-magnetic titanium case paired with an extremely hard, scratch-proof ceramic compass bezel. On the whole, the Connect Solar is a welcome upgrade and, of course, an exceptional contemporary digital watch.  6. Timex Men’s Expedition Shock CAT – $50 USD Image By: Amazon Affordable and reliable, the Expedition Shock CAT bears a very robust design. While possessing shock resistance that meets the standards of the ISO, the timepiece is also water-resistant up to depths of 100m. The rugged bezel contains several functions advantageous for runners, namely, a stopwatch, a countdown timer, and an alarm. When in the dark, wearers can use the Indiglo backlight feature to illuminate the watch for better legibility. For die-hard adventurers, the Expedition Shock CAT is one of those must-have digital watches.  7. Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400 – $330 USD Image By: G-Shock Arguably one of the toughest watches to ever come into existence, the G-Shock GW-9400 Rangeman is a digital timepiece that can take on literally anything. Whether it is extreme temperatures, mud, dust, impact, or water, the Rangeman is a timekeeping gladiator that battles through all sorts of adversities. Apart from being unimaginably durable, the G-Shock Rangeman also comes with a wide variety of digital features. It has an altimeter, barometer, compass, alarms, GPS, Bluetooth, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, and many more. 8. Seiko M516-4009 Voice Note – $1,200 USD Image By: eBay One of the most famous Seiko watches ever made, the Voice Note debuted in cinemas as the go-to watch of the Ghostbusters. While it does not feature the most modern of specs, the Seiko Ghost Note was considered state-of-the-art during its time. The highlight of this carbon-fiber timepiece was a built-in voice recorder that could store one short and one long voice message. For fans and researchers of the paranormal, they could even use the watch to detect EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena). If you manage to get your hands on this iconic vintage timepiece, why not fetch your ghost-hunting gear and try it out? If anything spooky happens, you know who to call. 9. Casio CA53W Twincept Databank – $25 USD Image By: Casio Not a fan of Ghostbusters? How about Back to the Future? Here, we have the Casio CA53W Twincept Databank. Similar to the Seiko Voice Note, the Twincept Databank was an advanced digital watch during its time. It had a dual-time function, an alarm, a stopwatch, a countdown timer, and its signature calculator. If you want a horological piece that pretty much encapsulates the 1980s sci-fi genre, the Twincept Databank is one of the best vintage models you can find. Even better, Casio still sells this watch for less than $25 USD. 10. Suunto Core – $220 USD Image By: Suunto The Suunto Core is an all-black touchscreen altimeter watch that was made for the outdoors. Apart from featuring the essential altimeter watch functions, this timepiece also has the sunrise and sunset times of over 400 hundred locations. Furthermore, the Suunto Core utilizes an exclusive storm alarm to keep its wearers safe. All factors put together, this Suunto timepiece is a highly capable digital wristwatch that allows wearers to plan for and avoid inconveniences with technology and style. 11. Garmin Instinct Solar – $460 USD Image By: Garmin With powerful resistance to high temperatures, shock, and water, the Garmin Instinct Solar stands at the forefront of altimeter and digital watches everywhere. On the outside, you get an attractive yet durable vibrant orange case. Inside is a showcase of numerous functions and modes for trekking, sports, weather, and more. This Garmin timepiece comes with a built-in solar panel that allows it to charge itself with sunlight. It is also equipped with a heart-rate monitor, a battery power manager, and online notifications. 12. Seiko Prospex SBEP003 Fieldmaster – $500 USD Also known as the Digi-Tuna, the Seiko Prospex SBEP003 Fieldmaster is just as appealing as it is functional. With this timepiece, the “Tuna” moniker is not just there for show. Equipped with an elapsed time bezel that bears the iconic hues of the Pepsi logo, the SBEP003 is a watch that can take on the waves of the sea. Operating safely inside its 200m water-resistant black case is a Seiko S802 Solar Quartz caliber. It has an accuracy of +/- 20 seconds and a drive duration that can last up to 5 months when fully charged, and up to 20 months when kept in power-saving mode. 13. Luminox Men’s SXC/XCOR Pilot Pro Titanium Swiss-Quartz Aviator Watch – $1,600 USD Image By: Amazon Luminox is a watch brand that you do not want to take lightly. While more than capable of creating unique and reliable watches, Luminox can also make a mean digital timepiece. With a sleek titanium case and a matching black calfskin leather strap, the Luminox Pilot Pro Titanium is a multifunctional wristwatch with an alluring and masculine look. Underneath the black dial is a Swiss ETA Ani-Digi movement. Though the watch looks rather bulky, its titanium body is lightweight and easy to carry around. 14. Coros Apex – $300 USD to $500 USD Image By: Coros If you are looking for digital watches that cater to sports enthusiasts, look no further than the Coros Apex. Apart from possessing the functions of an altimeter watch, the Apex is also a timepiece that assists its wearers with their workout routines. If you ever over-exert yourself, this watch will notify you and proceed to guide you through a recovery window before re-entering your routine. The Coros Apex also has a training mode that can access over 200 preloaded exercises, which you can personalize to create your ideal workout session.   15. Hamilton PSR – $805 USD to $1,080 USD In the 1970s, Hamilton created the world’s first digital wristwatch, the Pulsar P1. Worn by celebrities like Elton John, Elvis Prestley, Jack Nicholson, and Roger Moore (as 007), the Pulsar P1 was nothing short of iconic. Around fifty years later, the watchmaking brand ushered in the Hamilton PSR to commemorate that first revolutionary digital watch. Now toting a hybrid LCD/OLED screen, the dial of the PSR is straightforward and legible even when directly under the sun. There are two variants of the PSR, and each of them comes with a strong anti-reflective, anti-scratch sapphire crystal. 16. Polar Grit X – $690 USD Image By: Polar  Sporty and rugged, the Polar Grit X utilizes a stainless steel case with military-grade resistances. As an altimeter watch, the Grit X has all the essential altimeter, barometer and compass functions, one of the most accurate heart rate monitors in the market, and a long-lasting battery. Equipped with a handful of different power-saving modes, the Grit X is a modern digital timepiece that will not fail you. Additionally, it is also one of the brand’s best-sellers. 17. Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF1000-1 – $750 USD to $1,100 USD Image By: Casio For a digital Casio that you can take with you on a deep and long swim, have a look at this G-Shock Frogman. Featuring 200m of water resistance, the Frogman is a solar-powered digital watch that can last up to 8 months fully charged. The Frogman is even capable of measuring tide levels and the moon data of specific dates. When bringing this G-Shock with you to another timezone, the watch can also calibrate itself using its Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping function. 18. Seiko M354 Memory Bank Calendar – $190 USD Image By: the 007 world Known as the watch that saved James Bond from the events of the Moonraker (1979), the Seiko M354 is an emblematic digital timepiece. Although, unlike the model in the movie, it does not actually come equipped with explosives and a remote detonator, the M354 does have a handy digital calendar that you can personalize to keep track of important dates and meetings. While certainly outdated for this day and age, the Seiko Memory Bank Calendar carries a reputation with an impact equivalent to that of dynamite, and any watch and film enthusiast would be delighted to get their hands on this timepiece. 19. Timex DGTL A-Game – $2,990 USD Image By: Timex Are you under a tight budget, but also in need of a robust and reliable digital sports watch? Look no further. Timex offers the DGTL A-Game to those who need it. Priced at around $50 USD, this all-black Timex boasts a hardy shock-resistant resin case. Though it may look a bit oversized, the DGTL A-Game is actually pretty light thanks to its resin material. It can track the time in two different time zones and has a 24-hour chronograph function.  20. Citizen Promaster Skyhawk – $650 USD to $900 USD Image By: Citizen Watch The Citizen Promaster Skyhawk is a digital aviation watch that you would be hard-pressed to find any faults with. It has a rugged, edgy look and a slew of outstanding features to boot. What undoubtedly takes the cake is this watch’s accuracy and power source. The Skyhawk uses atomic timekeeping technology that the wearer can synchronize with 43 different cities around the world. Apart from that, the Citizen timepiece also has a perpetual calendar and a second time zone subdial. Equipped with an Eco-Drive movement, the Promaster Skyhawk is incredibly precise and can rely on literally any source of light to keep it energized. You will not need to replace the battery, ever. 21. Bulova Computron – $300 USD to $400 USD Image By: Bulova Based on the original Bulova Computron released in 1976, the new Computron combines modern innovations with a nostalgic concept. This updated Computron features an unusual ridged trapezoidal case with a slim LED screen on its lower portion. It has dual time zone capabilities and is water-resistant up to depths of 50m. Overall, its retro design with a modern twist makes this Bulova timepiece stand out among many other digital watches.  22. Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA – $150 USD Image By: Timex While Bulova has its Computron remake, Timex also has a digital re-edition of its own. The Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA is a contemporary take on their original 1987 digital watch. With a more legible display, an enhanced water resistance rating, and a stainless steel case, the Timex Reissue is now more durable than ever and has up-to-date features to provide greater conveniences in this modern age.  23. Void V01-MKII-BL – $265 USD Image By: Void Watches This digital watch from Void boasts a very understated, minimalistic style. With a case and bracelet made from IP black stainless steel, the V01-MKII-BL has a dark and unified aesthetic throughout. Its LED screen is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire glass. The V01-MKII-BL comes with all the essential timekeeping functions needed for an everyday timepiece, and is water-resistant up to depths of 50m.  24. Braun BN0159 – $135 USD Image By: Braun By taking the looks of a traditional analog wristwatch and applying the functionality of a digital timepiece, the Braun BN0159 combines the best of both worlds. This watch contains dual time zones, an alarm, a chronograph function, and an EL backlight. Braun pairs its clean black dial with a black rubber band for a matching look and a comfortable fit. 25. Ziiiro Eclipse – $200 USD to $220 USD Image By: Ziiiro The Ziiro Eclipse proves itself to be an incredibly sleek and futuristic-looking digital watch. Powered by a Japanese Miyota 1L-26 quartz movement, this timepiece innovates a new way of displaying time with its rectangular minute and hour tabs located on top of the outer Super-LumiNova-coated ring. This minimalist Ziiro watch comes in a stainless steel case coupled with a high-quality black silicone strap.  26. Nixon Regulus – $150 USD to $175 USD Image By: Nixon Everything about this Nixon watch screams utility. Made in collaboration with the U.S. Special Operations Corps, the Nixon Regulus carries a rugged look and a sizable negative LCD display. It has a water resistance rating of 100m, a shock-absorbent case, and a battery life of up to 5 years. Without a doubt, the Nixon Regulus can take on just about anything the world can to throw at it. 27. Braun Men’s BN0046BKBKG Digital – $130 USD Image By: Amazon Though its looks are somewhat simple, the Braun Men’s BN0046BKBKG Digital still manages to catch the eyes of its onlookers with its sleek and understated square case. Accompanied by a scratch-resistant mineral crystal, a black leather strap, and 50m of water resistance, it is an affordable timepiece that is surprisingly reliable. Functionality-wise, the watch keeps things simple by providing the time and date and nothing else. With only two pushers on its side, working with this Braun digital watch is effortless. 28. Garmin Venu – $440 USD to $460 USD Image By: Garmin Without a doubt, the Garmin Venu is one of the most alluring digital watches available on the market. Its vivid AMOLED display is home to various health-monitoring functions and preloaded workouts. To top it all off, the Garmin Venu also has access to Spotify and Deezer playlists, making it a must-have for those who want music on the go without having to pop out their cellphones. 29. Suunto Traverse – $500 USD Image By: Suunto Aside from being an exceptional altimeter watch, the Suunto Traverse is also one of the best digital watches that allows you to quickly and painlessly plan your routes. Its GPS Navigation function features heat maps with a breadcrumb view of your track recorded to give you a better and more accurate understanding of any unknown terrain. The timepiece has a stylish aesthetic and is relatively easy to use.   30. Casio Pathfinder PAG240-1 – $280 USD Image By: Casio While not as modern as Casio Pro-Trek, the Casio Pathfinder is still a highly proficient and reliable digital piece. On top of its durable and rugged exterior, it also comes equipped with an altimeter, barometer, compass, five alarms, and a convenient power-saving function that can keep the watch running for six whole months on a full charge.  Final Thoughts When looking through the watch market and the horology community, you will quickly see that digital watches come in a great deal of variety and diversity. And to be honest, digital watches are essentially some of the most practical timepieces you can get. While some digital models are not as stylish or sophisticated as mechanical watches, they make up for it by providing a whole lot of functionality. Quite frankly, there is no other timepiece in the market that can get you your money’s worth better than a digital watch.  Looking for an affordable quartz watch? Here is a listicle on 6 of the Best Quartz Watches in the market.

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  11. Closer Look at the TAG Heuer Autavia Collection

    Closer Look at the TAG Heuer Autavia Collection

    TAG Heuer has been a leading brand of watches for a very long time. TAG Heuer watches for men are one of the most desired watches in today’s era. They manufacture their products according to the requirements of the modern world. And one of their popular watches is the TAG Heuer Autavia. The Birth of the TAG Heuer Autavia Automobiles and aviation led to an extraordinary association with the TAG Heuer Autavia Collection. TAG has been redesigning its watches for today’s adventures and making them more precise for bringing its Autavia Collection in present time. The word Autavia is derived from the two words, Automobile and Aviation. This Autavia isograph collection was introduced in order to be contentious and provocative. The TAG Heuer Autavia Collection was first launched in 1933 by Charles Edouard Heuer. It was invented as a dashboard instrument for automobiles and airplanes. Carrying forward this tradition, Jack Heuer decided to recreate the Autavia as a wristwatch with a rotating bezel. As a result, it would be one of the most significant watches ever produced by TAG. The extraordinary timepiece is modern, bold, stylish, and readable. Who is the Collection for? The TAG Heuer Autavia Collection is for both pilots and sportsperson. For this purpose, the watch is taken to a three-hand direction with traditional Arabic numerals on the dial. The 60-minute bezel is bi-directional, the hands are sword-shaped and broad, and the crown is oversized. All these features are inspired by an airplane’s cockpit functions. Their watches for men are usually Caliber 5. Moreover, the Autavia watches have a date window at the six o’clock position too. Overall Look Similar to an airplane’s cockpit, the dial has luminous indexes and hands so that they are easy to read in all conditions, day or night. The collection features a case that is engraved with powerful symbols. The back case has a tire and a propeller engraved on it. The movement is shielded by a very resistant steel layer. The watches all have a 42 mm case made purely of sapphire crystal. All of these elegant watches have beautiful color schemes. The watches have all the characteristics that can make a pilot or a tech-forward person content. Straps The TAG Heuer watches for men of the Autavia Collection has a different strap for every adventure. There is a push-button fixed inside the strap that can help adapt to different environments. The straps are made of either steel or leather, making it easy to cope with any adventure. It has an isograph advanced chronometer too. The isograph is an innovative piece of technology that has a better knowledge of scientific powers. It is an exclusive oscillator that has a carbon compound hairspring and a special balance wheel for better accuracy of the chronometer. All these watches are chronometer-certified and resistant to shocks, magnetic fields, and temperature fluctuations. Dials TAG Heuer Autavia Collection is launched with different types of dials. Some are made up of stainless steel and bronze; another is smoky green, brown, which are surrounded by ceramic bezels. In addition to the bronze pieces, there are about seven different effects of the Autavia Isograph. Importance of the collection TAG has recreated one of its most awaited collection of all times in the form of its Autavia Collection. A lot of watches for men pay homage to motorsports; however, this particular collection was also made with aviation in mind. Back when the company released its collection, it missed out on a great opportunity; therefore, Jack Heuer planned on reinventing this collection by making it wearable. In the past, most air forces used the Autavia Collection, but it would have been more convenient for them to wear these watches rather than fixing them in the dashboards of their fighter jets. This collection of watches is much more user-friendly than the old form of the Autavia. The TAG Heuer Autavia Collection has won a great position in the history of motorsports, yet this isograph collection lets it rise with the present collection of aviation watches that were not part of the company earlier. The latest design of this collection is quite similar to the old-fashioned pilot’s watch to give a hue of the past. Get Your TAG Heuer Autavia Collection Today        Out of all the TAG Heuer Autavia Collection, the bronze models are the most fascinating. The material is characteristically related to the maritime culture. Moreover, the color fits great with a leather bomber jacket. The watch looks magnificent and is quite neat along with the smoked dial. The different dial colors available in this collection are blue, grey, brown, green, and black. The strap variations are stainless steel bracelet, light or dark brown calfskin strap or a stainless steel bracelet pin buckle in stainless steel. The Autavia Collection of watches are all water-resistant up to a 100 meters which makes it practical for sportsmen too. Finally, the power reserve of these watches is up to 38 hours. The propeller at the back of the case is self-winding.

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