Copley Sutton

Copley Sutton

First Published: Nov 18, 2019
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  2. 5 Best Thin Watches for Men

    The 2019 watch market catered for all types of preferences and here’s a watch type that will always stay in style: thin watches. There’s no universal standard, but in general, watches are seen as ‘thin watches’ when they’re 10mm thick or less. In this thin casing brands can add tiny components and modern technology that ensure you get a top of the range watch that will last you years to come. What’s your reason for loving this niche? You may prefer this design because of your build: a thin watch looks better on a thin wrist. Or perhaps you simply like the minimalism that often goes with thin watches. No matter your reason, there’s no question that you’re joining a stylish crowd when you start wearing one of the best thin watches for men featured below. Christopher Ward C5 Malvern 95 The C5 Malvern 595 from Christopher Ward often ends up on people’s favorites lists because the minimalistic design suits so many different tastes. It looks good on almost any guy’s arm and matches various outfits. You can even switch between the oak leather strap and a Milanese mesh bracelet to try out different styles for various occasions. The Swiss made watch will last you a long time, as can be seen by the impressive guarantee of 60 months. It’s only 5.95mm in height and we love the anti-reflective characteristic of the crystal. Another unique feature is the back which is see-through, so you can see how your new watch works. Best of all: this is a reasonably priced watch, so any man can dress in style. Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Auto Hamilton makes it easy to find a thin men’s watch that will suit your style because the Hamilton Thinline Auto range includes various dial and strap colors. Purchase a few of them so you have one for every mood. All of them are under 9mm in height, which is impressive for an automatic winding watch. It has the bare essentials of showing you time, but the brand did include a date feature too: a nice extra for a watch that is very affordable. This one sells for under $1000. You get a two-year warranty, so you know you’re buying a quality item. The straps are made of leather, which suits various men’s tastes and always looks stylish. LU Chopard XP Chopard is another brand that is proud of their high standard of watches, all thanks to Swiss watchmaking. They check their quality in their two workshops—in Geneva and Fleurier—and in the L.U.C. XP model you get an excellent mix of classic and modern features that will suit almost any man. There are different designs in the XP range, but the silver dial XP model with its blue hands and numerals is one of the most popular. Chopard attends to the finest detail, such as brushing the metal in a unique way. This gives it some texture and flair to be eye-catching. It’s only 7.2mm high and has water resistant properties, making it a practical and a style investment. It will serve you well for a long time, thanks to the scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front. Vacheron Constantin Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 If you’re after a thin watch that has a little more detail, the Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 from Vacheron Constantin could be what you’re looking for. The combination of pink gold and the black alligator skin strap can’t be missed. With this on your wrist you showcase style and luxury living. If it’s thin you’re after, the 4.3mm thickness will impress—one of the thinnest on our list—and we also love that the back is transparent. Similar to the Christopher Malvern above it adds something personal and interesting for the wearer to enjoy. Note that this is a manual winding watch and it will give you 31 hours of reserve power. Drive de Cartier Extra Flat Watch You can’t go wrong with Cartier! In their Drive range you’ll find the Extra Flat model. It’s only 6.6mm high and what makes it a winner is the unique look: a cushion shaped case with Roman numerals that makes it classic yet striking. The blue alligator skin strap is stylish and along with the blue hands it adds a tinge of ‘modern’ so this watch can work for a guy of any age. It’s water resistant up to 30 meters, so you can wear it to the office but also while you’re out and about. Conclusion There may be fewer features than you’ll find on pilot or tactical watches, but there’s no question: you can still make a style statement with a thin watch on your arm. So, there’s no reason not to consider one of these wrist watches as the next one for your collection. Do you have other thin watch favorites? Please share with us.

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  3. 6 Best Pilot Watches for Men

    It was first designed for functionality, but today it’s a fashion statement too: a pilot watch. It helped pilots read necessary information at a glance. That’s why you’ll usually find big dials, clear digits and minimalistic designs for easy reading. One thing you may NOT find on all pilot watches anymore is the small triangle with two dots that were characteristic of pilot watches years ago. Both fashion and technology changed the pilot watch market considerably over time. Today you’ll find them in a range of colors, with added features such as chronographs, the date and even altimeters. So, is there a best pilot watch out there? The buyer decides! We’ll showcase six of the most impressive, high quality pilot watches from leading brands. You pick the one that will help you make a fashion statement or ensure easy usage when you’re up in the air. Longines Avigation Bigeye In Longines’ Heritage collection you’ll find the ultra-stylish Avigation model. You get the classic, stylish look you need thanks to the leather strap. On the watch itself the painted numbers are large and clear. The chronograph has a 60 seconds hand, a 30-minute counter as well as a counter for 12 hours. It’s a self-winding watch that will give you an impressive 54 hours of reserve time. The crown and pushers are quite large & prominent. That makes for easy adjustments and they also add a rugged flair to this classic design. Garmin D2 Delta PX Garmin is a popular brand of watches for men when it comes to sports paraphernalia and it’s no different in the pilot watch category. This is the one you purchase if functionality is at the top of your priority list. For a pilot the D2 Delta PX is practical since you can get airport data and use the flight logging feature. But it’s also a safety gadget since it can track heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. And let’s not forget the entertainment side: you can load your 500 favorite tracks and play them via a headset. It’s a true all-in-one purchase when you’re shopping for watches for men, as gifts or for yourself. And yes, it looks stylish too. We love the green details and certain watch digits are large for easy time reading—the characteristic of the pilot watch of old. It gives you 18 hours of battery time if the GPS and Pulse Ox mode is one, so make sure it’s charged when you need it. Hamilton Khaki X-Wind From Hamilton you get a range of options in their Khaki aviation collection, but we love the X-Wind Day Date Auto model. With the combination of a leather strap and the bulky stoppers you get a watch that speaks of functionality and style, as watches for men should. The dial is a beautiful hue and the digits are large. The aviation calculator tachymeter bezel is an impressive extra you don’t find on all pilot watches. It’s also safe to wear this in all weather conditions since it has a water resistance rating of 100m. It’s all you need and it’s the way you want to look, right? Rolex Air-King Few watch lists will be complete without mentioning Rolex. The Rolex Air-King gives you large numerals on a black dial. The contrast makes for clear time reading. It’s a simple design, but everything you need for a stylish look. You can be sure of the quality of any Rolex watch, both inside and out. This one incorporates Oystersteel that’s known to be corrosion resistant. You also have the handy feature of a chronometer tested by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. You’re buying quality when you purchase a Rolex! The unique green hand is eye-catching and makes this model unique. Zenith Pilot Type 20 Everyone will take note of this watch on your arm. That’s thanks to the unique look of the hands as well as the stunningly crafted crown on the side. Zenith outdid itself. Although the Zenith Pilot Type 20 is a simpler watch than some others on our list, it still has the important feature of large numerals that can be seen clearly. The leather strap adds further style and ensures comfortable wearing if this is your everyday watch. It gives you an impressive time reserve of 50 hours. Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 From Bell & Ross you get an extremely unique looking watch, but it’s a crowd favorite for those shopping for style. The black dial with the brightly colored digits make for easy time reading and the date feature is functional. One additional draw card is the comfortable AND practical strap. The khaki strap can be reversed to reveal the orange underside—if you want to be seen during a search and rescue mission, this could save your life. Added to this, you get a water-resistant watch for up to 100m. It will also keep looking impressive since the crystal over the dial is scratch resistant and even anti-reflective. Pilot Watch Conclusion There’s something for you on the 2019 pilot watches menu, no matter your preferences. From rugged to minimalistic designs and all the features you could think of. A watch can be a simple watch; or the new gadget you simply MUST have. Which one will you pick?

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  4. Best Tactical Watches for Men

    You probably know this by now: a watch is much more than a gadget that tells the time. Over the past few decades it became a style statement with many different designs to pick from. And, thanks to technology that allows manufacturers to pack a wristwatch full of impressive features, it can even help you survive in the wild. Sounding a bit far-fetched? That’s exactly what tactical watches are. Firstly, it’s robust enough to survive rough handling without getting damaged, even if it gets wet. That’s essential for those working in the wild, firefighters or police. But a tactical watch can even have GPS features or an altimeter, making it practical for hunters or rescue workers. And yes, these watches can still look stylish; brands cater for all types of design preferences. So, you can get a watch that matches how you want to LOOK and what you want to DO. Below, we list the best tactical watches for men in 2019. Which one will accompany you on your next adventure? Suunto Core Suunto’s Core range offers you a wide variety in design and features, but we suggest you opt for the All Black model. The dark colors suit most outfits, so you can wear it to the office during the week and on expeditions on weekends. It’s one of the more elaborate watches in terms of features, even providing you with a compass and barometer. By giving you weather information, such as storm alarms, it can help keep you safe when you’re in extreme conditions. Thanks to the elastomer strap it will be comfortable to wear even during strenuous activities. At only 2.26oz it won’t weigh you down. The glass is made of mineral crystal which won’t easily scratch, so this watch will look exceptional for years to come. Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GG 1000 The Mudmaster is one of the impressive items in the Casio G-Shock range. The name says it all: your watch won’t get damaged, even if it experiences shock. And we’re talking about electric shock as well as physical shock. Along with that vibrations won’t affect it and its water resistant. The Casio G-Shock series watches will even continue working in extreme cold conditions. These features are all thanks to its interior features that include urethane protection. And don’t worry, it looks impressive too. It will work with leisure outfits and office attire. Timex Men’s Expedition Field Chronograph This tactical watch has a simpler look, catering for the adventurers that also want a watch that they can match to other outfits. Timex’s Expedition range is vast but we love the Field Chronograph’s designs available in blacks and browns. The cream-colored dial matched with gunmetal gray casing is quite striking for those looking for fashionable accessories that are also practical. It’s a classic look that will suit young and old. You can also add a different colored strap to add some flair to your watch. The black model with red hands looks sleek and modern. It’s durable enough to withstand rough handling, while the date and chronograph features are handy for many men, from pilots to sportsmen. It can light up if you need to see the time in the dark and it’s safely water resistant up to 30 meters. Marathon Military Navigator Watch WW194013 An even simpler, but very impressive, watch comes from Marathon: the Military Navigator model WW194013. This is focused on the military and navigators. One of its outstanding features is tritium: thanks to innovative glass tubes your watch can glow without an external source of light. That’s ideal for night expeditions. You’ll be able to tell the time since features on your watch will always glow. It has durable features all round and even these tubes are designed to last for over 20 years. It won’t weigh you down because of the fibreshell casing—it’s super lightweight. It fits on your wrist with a nylon strap which is comfortable. You may get more durable straps on other watches, but this one will still serve you well and it doesn’t make the watch much heavier. Garmin Tactix Charlie Garmin is synonymous with adventure, so it only makes sense that one of the brand’s watches features here. This Tactix watch is the true all-in-one watch on our list because it’s durable, but also provides the wearer with tools like GPS, map navigation, a gyroscope and altimeter. The tools provide you with value for money in many different scenarios: from pilots to law enforcement. It’s quite big, but comfortable and the black design is stylish enough for everyday wear. Conclusion There are endless choices on the modern market and you must simply pick. Our advice: make a list of the features you’ll find most valuable and start vetting these models according to your preference list. This type of watch will last you a long time. It’s worth the investment. Which one is yours?

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