Copley Sutton

Copley Sutton

First Published: November 18, 2019
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  2. Sports Watches: Best Nike Watches on the Market

    Sports Watches: Best Nike Watches on the Market

    Sports and watches have been intricately laced together like a pair of sports sneakers for quite some time now. It seems that every type of athlete appreciates beautiful sports watches, from NFL stars to baseball players and every athlete in between. But beyond a celebrity accessory, sport watches can aid you in your fitness journey and help you become a better athlete. The sports watch market is flooded with different options from different brands. One such brand is one we all know and love: Nike. We all know that Nike has long been producing essential sports gear. But did you know that the brand also produces sports watches? Granted, they haven’t made many nor is this likely to become something the brand focuses on in the future. But here’s a look at the very best of them because one of these may be your dream watch? A Bit About the Brand Just in case you aren’t familiar with Nike as a brand, here’s what you need to know. Nike was established in Oregon, United States, by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman at the beginning of 1964 under the name of Blue Ribbon Sports. In 1971, it adopted the name Nike in reference to the Greek Goddess of Victory and the rest is history. Along the way it bought many other companies and employs over 73,100 employees. Today, Nike sponsors some of the biggest sports stars on the planet and is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes & apparel. So what do they know about making sports watches? Let’s find out. Nike Sports Watches The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) Nike teamed up with Apple to create the ultimate fitness wearable. The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is incredibly smart and enables users to track their workout data. They can also stream music or listen to Nike Run Club’s Audio Guided Runs. Source from NikeIt features a silver aluminum case as well as a 40mm case with Nike watch band. It also has an Always-On Retina display, swim proof properties and elevation detection. This watch is filled with safety features including electrical and optical heart sensors, fall detection, internal emergency calling, an ECG app, a built-in compass & even an emergency SOS feature. The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is available in two color options being anthracite and black or pure platinum & black as pictured below. There is also a GPS only watch that retails for slightly less than the GPS and Cellular combo. The Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) Though this watch came long before the Series 5 just discussed, and even though there have been two other watches in between, the Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) remains a firm favorite amongst fans of Nike watches. Source from NikeThe Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) has built-in GPS and GLONASS, a barometric altimeter, a heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope & is water-resistant up to 50 meters. It is built to last as it has a ceramic black build, includes Ion-X strengthened glass and boasts an 18-hour battery life. The Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) comes in the anthracite black design as pictured below and features a space gray aluminum case. You can pick between a black Nike band or a bright crimson Nike band. The Nike+ Sport Watch The next Nike watch is powered by TomTom GPS. While it’s not as impressive as the results of Nike’s collaboration with Apple the Nike+ Sport Watch, it does have quite a lot going for it. Perhaps its most impressive feature is that the band of the watch doubles as a USB plug for easy charging and data viewing. Source from AmazonThis nifty device has been created with runners in mind. The watch tracks your pace, distance, calories burned and heart rate. It also has extensive data tracking capabilities such as elevation detection and routes ran. It’s waterproof for up to 50 meters so swimmers can also wear this watch without worry. On top of the black and volt color combo, the Nike+ Sport Watch is available in: A white & silver color combo Black & anthracite Black & blue Final Thoughts on Nike Sports Watches As you can see, though they be few, Nike sports watches sure do bring a lot to the party. They might not be dominating the world of sports watches just yet, but they sure are giving their competitors a run for their money. Are you thinking of buying any of the Nike watches we introduced you to today? Our advice to you would be this: just do it!

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  3. 4 Best Watches for Nurses and Doctors

    4 Best Watches for Nurses and Doctors

    It’s no secret that time is of the essence in the medical field. Nurses and doctors work around the clock in their quest to save lives. A few seconds could very well determine whether a patient lives or dies. For this reason, it’s imperative that nurses and doctors have accurate timepieces. They need to have the best watches for nurses and doctors. But while the watches are needed for their functionality, you can’t disregard comfort, quality and durability. And yes, you can pick a watch with all of the above that still looks great too. Nurses and doctors need watches that are easy to read and can be worn for long hours. Plus, they should in no way distract staff no patients. Do you need a watch for working in this unique environment? Take your pick from our best watches for nurses and doctors list below. 1: Speidel Original Scrub Watch First up we have this Speidel unisex Original Scrub Watch especially designed for both nurses and doctors. This watch comes in various scrub matching colors including pink, white, blue and black. It’s easy for you to pick one that matches your uniform to avoid distracting yourself or the patient. Photo from speidel officialThe minimalistic design comprising of a large white dial makes it super easy to read. It features both 12- and 24-hour markers. Simply read time in the format that’s easier for you. The highly visible red second hand makes it easy to take accurate pulse readings. If you’re a surgeon conducting an operation, you’ll also find this feature useful. After all, every second counts on the operating table. The watch is designed with your comfort in mind and the soft silicon band is testament to this. You can wear it during your long shifts without experiencing any discomfort. If quality is high up on your priority list, you won’t be disappointed. We love that the watch’s durable exterior is water resistant. 2: Timex Easy Reader Watch For nurses looking for a modest but practical watch this Timex watch is worth considering. We’re drawn to the simplistic design of this piece. Photo from Timex officialFirstly, the dial is clean and legible. The watch is designed for utmost comfort thanks to the stainless steel expansion bracelet. It’s bound to fit well on most people. Aesthetics and comfort aside, the design is pretty sturdy. The crystal dial window is designed to prevent scratches that can interfere with your readings. Plus, it’s also water-resistant. When you wash your hands as you prep for surgery, accidental splashes of water aren’t likely to damage it. You can easily read time in the dark with this watch because of its backlight feature. When not in use, keep your watch safe by placing it in the sleek brass case included. 3: Casio MRW200H-1B2V Casio is known for designing quality but affordable watches. This Casio MRW200H-1B2V is no exception. One thing that doctors will love about this piece is that it combines style, durability and simplicity. Photo from Casio officialThe black and white dial is as much stylish as it is easy to read. This piece is made of water-resistant material and comes in a tough case. You can keep it protected even when it’s not in use. If comfort is your major concern, you’ll appreciate the resin strap designed to fit comfortably as you perform your medical duties. 4: Swatch White Bishop Quartz Watch We round up our list of best watches with this super durable but chic Swatch White Bishop watch. Nothing screams CLEAN like a white watch. We love the minimalistic design that compliments the watch’s clean look. The white and gold dial not only makes the watch appealing to the eye but easy to read too. Photo from swatch officialIts straps are made from durable silicon. Plus, because the watch is also water-resistant, it’s not likely to be damaged by accidental splashes when you wash your hands. We love that it’s super easy to clean. No need to feel intimidated by the white color, you’ll have no trouble keeping your watch looking as good as new. It’s clear that nurses and doctors are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a watch for work. Whether you want one that has a simplistic design or laden with many features, there’s something for you. Which brand from our best watches for nurses and doctors list are you buying?

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  4. 6 DIY Projects: What to Do with Your Old Watches

    6 DIY Projects: What to Do with Your Old Watches

    Looking for some DIY projects? If you have more time on your hands and are looking for something fun to do, there are plenty of ways to repurpose your old watches. Whether you have an antique watch or classic watch that’s not working properly or simply a watch that’s broken, there’s no need to throw it away. Even if they’re not keeping the time anymore you can creatively craft entirely different objects out of your old watches. Here are some DIY projects to inspire you. We hope you’ll experiment with these ideas to transform your former timepieces into something fresh and new. 1: Bookmark It Book lovers will appreciate this one. Remove the bands off an old watch and find any crochet yarn, ribbon or nylon string with beads. Using whichever part of your old watch, you can make your very own bookmark. The straps could be a pretty good use for it. Bookmarks can be made in various lengths to keep your places in your different reading material. 2: Catch the Sun with It Reverse paint the window glass of your old watches and hang the timepieces together to make your own sun catcher. This is an attention grabbing and decorative item inside or outside your home, plus it makes for an unusual gift idea. 3: Clock It Make your own clock. All you need is a plastic plate or old vinyl record and some craft store clock works. Use 12 old watch faces for the clock numbers. Remove the bands and set them at the appropriate places around your plate or record. Glue them down and you’re good to go. If this turns out to be this year’s go to Christmas gift idea, you may end up making multiple clocks. Simply set your old watches, photocopy them and glue the cut out pictures to your clock background. The watch face sizes can be adjusted until you’re satisfied. Another DIY project idea: To jazz up a dollhouse, use your old watch as a miniature clock hanging on the wall. 4: Frame It If you’re able to remove the hands from underneath the glass of your old watch, use the face as a tiny photo frame. Find a picture and cut it to fit inside. Screw the crystal window back onto your watch face. Display your watch photo frame in a hanging wall display or wear it around your neck as a locket or pendant. On the other hand, try removing your old vintage watches from their bands. Hot glue them onto the borders of photo frames—from shabby chic to colorful painted types—and even add different colored & shaped beads & buttons for texture. 5: Take it Apart If you enjoy opening objects up and seeing the inside mechanisms, you’ll probably benefit from taking apart your old watches. Why not make new things out of your old watch pieces? Create mini animals, bicycles, cars and motorbike sculptures or anything you like using vintage watch parts. 6: Scrapbook It Scrapbooking is always a good idea for DIY projects. Your old watch gears and pieces can definitely be added in scrapbooking. When you’re creating a new page in your scrapbook related to time, New Year’s Eve or something special you’d like to commemorate, add the watch faces and gears to transform your sheet & add to the memories. If you’re still wondering what to do with your old watches after these nine DIY projects, why not consider donating them to education or recycling them? The proceeds of recycled or resold watches can aid various charities or online organizations. There’s always a purpose for unused watches. Someone else can still find immense value in an item no longer necessary to you.

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  5. Best Watches for Triathlon Athletes

    Best Watches for Triathlon Athletes

    More people are becoming aware of the risks of sedentary lifestyles. They are also aware of the benefits of living a healthy life. The market is flooded with watches for athletes. It seems that the best watches exist for those who play tennis, golf, basketball and even for those who drive racing cars. But what about triathlon athletes? Sure, some of the best watches available are designed with swimmers, runners and cyclists in mind respectively. But is there a perfect watch for those who do all of these sports? Is there a watch for the people who push their bodies to the extreme in not one, not two, but three sports at a time? The answer to this question is yes. Today we’ll be sharing the best watches for athletes above all over athletes: triathletes. What Do Triathlon Athletes Need in Their Watch? Triathletes tackle the elements of both earth and water, so naturally a triathlon watch needs to be extremely durable and feature a high level of waterproofing or water-resistant properties. On top of this, a triathlon athlete’s watch must be constructed from comfortable materials. It should also have the ability to track data relating to your athletic performance. Best Watches for Triathlon Athletes – The Kind Who Master Three Sports Let’s take a look at which models tick all of the necessary boxes with aplomb. Almost all lists that mention the best watches for athletes, triathletes and even the casual fitness enthusiast will include the same four brands. These brands are Garmin, Polar, Suunto and Coros. But for many triathletes who double as members of the horological community, these modern-day monstrosities just don’t cut it. There are a select few luxury watches that will meet the needs of any triathlete. The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good, Zenith El Primero’s Sport Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch and the Tissot T-Sport Race Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch are prime examples of such watches. IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good This sporty timepiece is as beautiful to look at as the story of its conception is. This Aquatimer Chronograph was created in celebration of IWC’s partnership with Laureus Sport for Good. This organization uses sport and the power it holds to put an end to disadvantage, discrimination & violence. Shop IWC Aquatimer Watches The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good sports a stunning blue colored design, is constructed with vulcanized rubber and stainless steel & features a textured rubber strap to keep up with you on your triathlon adventures. It features up to 30 bar of water resistance, a 68-hour reserve, a rugged and durable design & a chronograph to help you track your time while training for your next triathlon. Zenith El Primero Sport Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch Another example of a watch that is well suited towards the trials and tribulations faced by triathletes is the Zenith El Primero Sport Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch. This timepiece is water resistant up to 660 feet (200 meters) and has a reserve of approximately 50 hours. Water resistance aside, why is this one of the best watches for triathletes? It’s simple: this watch has a chronograph as well as second, minute and hour hands. You can constantly work towards your best time. Don’t be worried about its brown alligator leather strap hindering your comfort while you’re in the zone. Just remember to keep it cleaned and conditioned & it will meet your athletic needs brilliantly. Tissot T-Sport Race Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch The Tissot T-Sport Race Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch will easily meet the needs of most triathletes. This is a popular choice by athletes around the world. But this model in particular is a firm favorite amongst triathletes. Shop Tissot T-Sport Watches In addition to having a chronograph, the Tissot T-Sport Race Chronograph has three sub-dials and is water-resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters). This watch has a reserve of approximately 45 hours. As well as a comfortable silicone rubber strap with a striking blue and black design. It’s easy to see why this watch ends up on the wrists of so many triathletes. Triathlon Athletes Final Thoughts It’s only fair that those who push their bodies to the extreme have a watch that can keep up with them. Take your pick from any of the best watches for triathletes we’ve outlined. And take your sporting life higher! Not to mention more fashionable.

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  6. Watch Maintenance and Watch Cleaning Tips

    Watch Maintenance and Watch Cleaning Tips

    Being a watch owner comes with a handful of responsibilities. Cleaning watches and watch maintenance should be included near the very top of every watch owner’s list of responsibilities. Whether your watch is a high-end luxury timepiece or something you got for under $2000, keeping it clean is your responsibility. We’ll be dishing the dirt on why it’s important to keep your watch clean and well maintained and how to do this. Why Watch Maintenance Is Important Take a moment to think about your watch and where it sits on your body. Unless you’re a pocket watch fanatic, your watch typically calls your wrist “home.” Humans are prone to sweating. So, it just makes sense that sweat gets trapped under your watch which not only results in an uncomfortable feeling but the formation of a particularly cheese-like odor. On top of sweat, watches can trap dead skin as well as particles of dirt. Finally, an unclean watch can be eight times dirtier than a toilet and makes for the perfect breeding ground for bacteria ranging from the plain old gross to the downright dangerous. The bacteria that is commonly found on watches includes the likes of: Staphylococcus aureus (also known as staph) Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (also known as yeast) Hyphae (also known as mold) And all of the above is just what your body and its surroundings produce on its own! This is not accounting for the lotions, creams or ointments you may apply to your body. Do you now see why cleaning watches is so important? Watch Maintenance Maintaining your watch is incredibly important for a wide range of reasons. Thankfully, none of the reasons are as gross as the reasons that make watch cleaning so important. The primary reason for maintaining your watch is simple: to get the most out of it. Your watch is an investment, right? And who wouldn’t want to protect their investment? The watch maintenance requirements depend on many aspects. Including the type of watch, the brand, the age, how often you wear it as well as how you store the watch when it’s not in use. In terms of servicing your watch, the industry recommendation is every three to five years for watches that are worn daily and less often for the watches you only wear once in a while. Top Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Watches Now that you know why maintaining and cleaning your watch is so important, here are a few watch tips to help you do so successfully. Cleaning the Watch Face With the exception of especially old watches, most watch faces can be cleaned in one of two ways: with a Q-tip or with a chamois cloth and warm soapy water. Faces that have crystals or markings on it require careful cleaning with a moist Q-tip. Standard watch faces need only a gently wipe with a chamois cloth that has been dipped in warm soapy water. Tips for cleaning watch faces If you don’t have a chamois cloth handy, a soft-bristled toothbrush will work just as well Always use a mild antibacterial detergent or special watch cleaning soap Never press down hard or scrub the face Remember that the cloth or toothbrush must be damp and not sopping wet Use a light window cleaner product to make your watch’s face shine even more Cleaning the Watch Strap Perhaps the most important part of cleaning watches is making sure that the strap has been thoroughly cleaned. The steps involved in cleaning a watch strap are entirely determined by the material of the strap. Leather watch straps can be cleaned using a damp, soft cloth. If your leather watch strap is in serious need of a clean, then the usage of a mild antibacterial detergent is permitted. Nylon watch straps are among the easiest to clean, as long as they can be completely removed. So easy are they to clean that you can add a nylon watch strap in your washing machine along with your regular load of washing! To clean a stainless steel watch strap, wipe it down with a clean, dry chamois cloth. Once you’ve removed the initial layer of dirt, dip the straps in lukewarm water with a splash of dish soap. Next, grab a clean toothbrush and work away at the crevices of the bracelet before rinsing with warm water & drying with a soft cloth. Tips for cleaning watch straps Use special conditioning oil to keep leather watch straps well maintained If you don’t have a chamois cloth you can use a paper towel, microfiber cloth or even the hem of a soft cotton shirt to clean stainless steel watch straps Wipe down your watch straps on a daily basis Deep clean your watch straps once every month Watch Maintenance Final Thoughts We hope our watch tips have helped you to fully understand the importance of cleaning watches and keeping them properly maintained. Sure, it requires a bit of time, effort and sometimes money on your part, but it is so worth it. Keep it clean folks!

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  7. Watch Styles for Different Professions

    Watch Styles for Different Professions

    Certain watch styles are suited better for certain professions while others simply aren’t. But, in any profession, time is money. Which is precisely why a watch is a vital piece of gear for anyone who takes their job seriously. Further to this, and perhaps unfairly, people think they know you depending on the type of watch you wear. Many professionals such as doctors, architects and engineers are lucky enough to be permitted to wear any watch styles they like. But for those who are employed in positions such as athletics, those in the military and maybe journalists might not have as many options. If you’re one such professional, your luck just turned around. Today we’ll be giving you the 411 on watch styles that are geared towards specific professions. Watch Styles for Athletes Athletes love their watches and for good reason. It should go without saying that athletes require watches that can keep up with them and their level of activity. Information is key during training and a watch can help an athlete measure important stats. Brands realized this importance and now athletes have a wide range of watches available to them that will cater to their unique needs. Athletes are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to the different watch styles at their disposal. Brands like Seiko, Rolex and Tissot all offer stunning collections of watches designed with the athlete in mind. Certain branches of sports and athletics require watches with specific features. But this varies from sport to sport, so here are the top three features a watch for athletes should have: Waterproof: This doesn’t only apply to swimmers and divers, but to anyone who works up a sweat during their athletic activities. Chronograph: How else will you monitor your time to check if you’ve finally beat your own record? Scratch resistance: Athletes are a busy bunch and so their watches need to be extra-equipped to deal with the potential bumps & bruises that may come their way.   Watch Styles for Members of the Armed Forces Not just any watch will do for those who dedicate their lives to serving their country. Those who are serving need to have a watch that can keep up with everything this entails. As such, those in the military are limited to the watch styles they can wear. Here’s the lowdown on what a good military watch should possess: Multiple time zones: If you’re deployed, the last thing on your mind should be updating your watch to reflect the new time zone you’re in. Strong materials: You’ll need a watch strong enough to withstand strong conditions. Shock proof: Any military watch worth the name needs to be able to handle the shock, impact and vibrations associated with military life. Easily readable: A military watch must be easily readable in any and all conditions.   Watch Styles for Journalists Those who are journalists are part of a lucky bunch. They don’t technically have specific style guidelines to adhere to. Journalists can wear watch styles that are as unique as their writing styles without breaking any rules. A world of different watch styles is available to journalists, so you can dress up according to your personal style. But certain features will be exceptionally handy to have and worth investing in: Multiple time zones: Do you travel to different corners of the world chasing stories? If yes, you’re going to want a watch that can keep up with your geographical activities. Durable build: If your journalism takes you to different events such as crowded events like concerts or a lot of press events, you’ll need a watch that is as strong as your writing abilities. This goes for the strap as well!   Final Thoughts on Watch Styles As you can see, many watch styles are available to different members of the workforce. Remember to keep your profession in mind as most people like to have one watch that they were daily. That includes on the way to and at the workplace. No matter your profession is, there is sure to be a watch for you with all the different watch styles available. Maybe you’re not entirely sure whether certain watch styles will be able to keep up with the demands of your profession.  If so, why not drop us a comment and we’ll do the research to find out which watches can work for you.

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  8. 5 Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

    5 Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

    How many gift ideas do you have to think of for this year? Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas celebrations and the like all call for you to up your gift-buying game. Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for a certain watch-loving someone in your life? With so many gift ideas and options to pick from, buying a gift for a watch lover is no easy task. But with the help of our gift ideas for watch lovers, this task becomes a much easier one. From books to cufflinks here are our five best gift ideas for watch lovers. 1: The Watch Book If the watch lovers in your life are Rolex fanatics you can’t go wrong with gifting them “The Watch Book.” There are 256 pages of Rolex-related reading material is presented by this hardcover book. The recipient will learn all about the Rolex brand and its founder as well as the history and motivation behind some of the brands most notable timepieces. Source from AmazonThe Watch Book showcases the amazing collection of watches that Rolex has released over the years and depicts the vintage advertisements used to market these babies. Not only does The Watch Book make for an informative read but it also makes for a beautiful coffee table book. 2: A Watch Storage Solution All watch lovers need a place to safely house their collection. This applies especially to luxury timepieces that are worth a pretty penny. If the watch fanatic you’re gifting already has a safe at home, then you can skip this particular gift idea. But many people don’t have a safe where they can store their watches and so some of the best gift ideas include those with a focus on watch storage safety. There are many watch storage options including: Watch rolls Watch boxes Storage cases Cigar humidor Watch winder   3: Crystal Scratch Remover It’s one of life’s most painful truths: watch faces get scratched. Because of this, many people opt for a watch with a plastic face for daily wear and only bring out the glass-faced beauties for special occasions. That’s why Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover is always classed as one of the best gift ideas for horologists. This special-purpose polishing paste is a practical gift that will undoubtably be used on many occasions. Each tube contains 5ml of scratch remover which will last for around 10 uses. The polish takes 2 to 3 minutes to work its magic and the plastic glass is dissolved & gently ground down by means of the abrasive particles found in the solution. 4: A Man & His Watch “A Man & His Watch” is another must-read for watch lovers and therefore makes for a wonderful gift. Veering away from the typical informative tone of watch books, A Man & His Watch is a delightful read that anyone who has ever had a special relationship with their watch will be moved by. Source from AmazonA mere 216 pages detail the relationship between notable men and their watches. A few examples of the men whose watch stories grace the pages of A Man & His Watch include: Fred Astaire John F. Kennedy Martin Luther King, Jr Ralph Lauren Elvis Presley Steve McQueen Franklin Roosevelt What makes this book stand out from all other watch books is that the collection of first-hand stories doesn’t focus on luxury watches alone. It also covers cheap and cheerful quartz watch stories too. 5: Watch Cufflinks Watch themed cufflinks. What better way to display to the world your love of all thing’s horology? Movement-inspired cufflinks watch face cufflinks and even functional tiny watch cufflinks all make for wonderfully unique gift ideas for the boldest of watch lovers. Source from AmazonBy wearing these novelty cufflinks, the wearer will be publicly displaying their watch loving status to other watch lovers. Even if the cufflinks never get worn, this is a great way to show that you take interest in their interests and is an adorable expression of your love. Final Thoughts See, buying watch lovers a gift doesn’t have to be difficult! Use the gift ideas we’ve outlined for you today as inspiration on what to buy for the watch lovers in your life. So, what will it be? Are you going to give the gift of knowledge with one of the watch books we showcased? Or will you be taking a more practical gift-giving approach by gifting a watch storage solution or scratch remover? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  9. Top 3 Hamilton Khaki Field Watches

    Top 3 Hamilton Khaki Field Watches

    Browse through a few watch reviews related to various topics and you’re bound to come across the following name: Hamilton. The Hamilton Khaki Field watch range to be specific. These watches are marvels in the industry in terms of looks as well as functionality. The brand got something right with their calibers and as a bonus there are so many types and designs to pick from. And that’s exactly where a challenge creeps in: which of these should you have on your arm? Is there an ultimate winner? Perhaps not. Certain features are similar across all Hamilton Khaki Field watches, such as the quality sapphire used to cover the dials. But you have certain preferences that may guide your decisions. To simplify life for you a bit, let’s summarize the main features of the top three Hamilton Khaki Field watches and see if you can identify your next buy. The Khaki Field Mechanical We’ll start off with the mechanical model that certain watch lovers tend to prefer: winding it yourself offers some sense of control over life perhaps? With the Hamilton Khaki Mechanical range your watch has the H-50 caliber. You can have as much as 80 hours of power in reserve, so you don’t have to wind your watch every morning. Buy Hamilton Khaki Field Watches The attractive feature of purchasing a classic mechanical watch from the Hamilton Khaki Field range is this: by no means will you seem to be out of touch with our modern way of life. The brand placed this watch in a striking case, so you’ll look suave wearing this. Also, you can pick according to personal preference, since the brand manufactures both textile and leather straps for this model. The commonly purchased 38mm case is a comfortable size for most people to wear and you can read time even in low light conditions, thanks to the Super-LumiNova on certain parts of the dial. If you’re looking for a different size, the mechanical watches also come as large as 50mm. The Mechanical model can be practical for outdoor use since it’s rugged but know that you can only submerge it up to 50 meters. This is a lower rating than the ones we’ll discuss below. The Khaki Field Auto If you decide to pick the Auto version of the three Hamilton Khaki Field watches then you’re probably after the self-winding technology. And thanks to this brand’s H-10 movement your automatic watch can provide reserve power stretching as long as 80 hours. So, if you keep this one to wear at the office, no need to worry that your watch will lose time during the weekend when it rests on the bedside table. Once again, the brand doesn’t disappoint with its range of strap options. Consider leather or fabric, but don’t forget to check out the stainless steel that’s striking and timeless. You can pick from cases sized at 38mm, 40mm or 42mm. With most models your watch can handle up to 10-bar, so it’s safe to submerge it up to 100m. This makes it a practical watch option for those who are often outdoors, doing sports or hiking. No worries if this one gets a bit wet. On the dial you’ll notice the date feature, a characteristic you won’t find on all the Hamilton Khaki Field watches. This may be a deciding factor for some shoppers? With this model you’ll also find certain parts are luminescent in low light conditions, so you can easily read the time wherever you wear it. The Khaki Field Quartz Here you have the battery powered option on our list of Khaki Field watches. Of course, you don’t have the benefit of a power reserve with this option, but many watch lovers prefer this to other types mentioned above, so this is still a winning option. With Quartz you do have the advantage of having a dependable timekeeper on your arm. This is another Hamilton watch you don’t have to worry about if it gets a little moisture on it; most models in the Quartz range will have a 10-bar rating, similar to the Auto model. Most of the models have 38mm cases, but the brand also caters for as small as 33mm and larger 40mm options. So, pick the size that’s most comfortable for you. Once again, Hamilton caters for all personal tastes, so you can pick leather, fabric or stainless steel straps. Conclusion What will help you make a decision between three outstanding watches? The aesthetics? Or are you after the latest technology found in the automatic model that will give you many hours of reserve power? Take your pick. Luckily, you’re getting a timeless piece either way. Just make sure it suits your style.

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  10. Best All-Black Watches for Men

    Best All-Black Watches for Men

    Men are simply spoiled for choice when it comes to black watches. There are silver watches with black faces. Or black watches for men with colorful straps. But when it comes to all-black watches, and we mean all-black watches, your options are surprisingly few. Color choice says a lot about a person. The color blue is associated with depth, intelligence, confidence and loyalty. White brings forth feelings of cleanliness, purity and innocence. Silver immediately makes one think of modern, high-tech, sophistication and elegance. And then there is the color black. All-black watches to be exact. Black is synonymous with sleek, serious, prestige, classic and timeless. Objects that are black in color evoke a feeling of authority and power. Who wouldn’t want that on their wrist? OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph is the perfect example of all black watches for men. In fact, the only non-black element of the Moonwatch’s design is the dull silver bar markers. Other than that, this bad boy is all black all over. Buy Omega Speedmaster Watches How much black are we talking? A matte black dial, black ceramic case and a black coated nylon fabric strap make the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch what it is. Literally inspired by the dark side of the moon, this Moonwatch pays homage to the Apollo 8 astronauts. Hamilton Khaki Navy Automatic Hamilton offers a range of stunning all black watches for men and the Khaki Navy Below Zero is a prime example. The only element of this watch that isn’t black is the white date selection, the rest of the watch is made up of various shades of black. Buy Hamilton Khaki Navy Watches The Hamilton Khaki Navy Automatic boasts an all-black look that is utilitarian yet stylish. Stainless steel is used in its construction and a sapphire crystal ensures that the glass isn’t at risk of scratching. The textured rubber strap promotes both comfort and durability. Bell & Ross Instruments BR S Black Diamond Eagle Men’s Watch It will soon become clear that Bell & Ross appreciate the appeal of all-black watches. Bar its unique silver hour markers, the Bell & Ross Instruments BR S Black Diamond Eagle Men’s Watch features an all-black design that is evident in every element from its black dial to its sleek black satin calfskin leather strap. Those who are looking for a watch that ticks the boxes of both blackness and uniqueness will find what they’re looking for in the BR S Black Diamond Eagle. Its unusual face design makes it quirky and fun while its striking black coloration makes it stylish & sophisticated. Bell & Ross Instruments BR 03-92 Black Camo Proving that black comes in more than one shade is yet another watch from Bell & Ross’s range of watches for men. This time their refreshing take on all-black watches is reflected in the BR 03-92 Black Camo’s design. Those with a military background or love for camouflage will adore the BR 03-92 Black Camo. Buy Bell and Ross Instruments Watches An all-black bodice, black ceramic case and black rubber strap as well as the black-inspired camo face will appeal to everyone. On top of its stellar design, the BR 03-92 draws inspiration from the original military tricolor scheme and even features non-reflective properties to ensure the enemy won’t spot you. And just in case the Black Camo isn’t cutting it for you, this style is also available in a Phantom Ceramic Style. Designed with aeronautical instrumentation in mind, this all-black watch is for people who are looking for something a little more elegant and refined. Black…With a Splash of White, Gold or Silver While the market for pure all-black watches for men is slim pickings, there is an abundance of almost all-black options for you to pick from. Since we’re focusing on ‘Best All-Black Watches for Men’ and not ‘Best Almost All-Black Watches for Men’ we’ll keep this last section short and sweet. The best almost all-black watches for men includes: Tissot T-Sport Rado Centrix Hublot Classic Fusion Tudor Heritage Black Bay Tag Heuer Carrera Seiko Prospex Panerai Luminor 1950 Buy Black Watches Final Thoughts What do you think of these all-black watches? And are you surprised by just how few watches are truly all-black? Do you want to see more black watches for men on the market? We’ve got the questions—here’s hoping you’ve got the answers to share with us in the comments section.

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  11. 8 Lesser Known Watch Brands You Should Consider

    8 Lesser Known Watch Brands You Should Consider

    Today’s generation doesn’t know life without a watch and is constantly monitored by time. While wristwatches have existed for many years, you may not know the history behind these timepieces and watch brands. If you’re currently shopping for watches you’ll know the names Cartier, Omega, Rolex, and TAG Heuer like the back of your hand. Instead of going for these popular labels, why not opt for the lesser-known watch brands? Here are eight unfamiliar watch brands to consider for your next purchase. 1: Georg Jensen Established in 1904 by its Danish silversmith namesake, this Copenhagen based company’s still going strong. Although this company’s more popular because of its jewelry, they make some fine wristwatches using Swiss automatic mechanisms. Photo from georgjensenGeorg Jensen watches are simple yet elegant. Their minimalist designs feature only the essentials of long, thin hands set against a plain background dial. If this tickles your fancy, opt for an understated but sophisticated watch brand such as this. 2: Giuliano Mazzuoli Inspired by his family roots in the rolling hills of Florence in Tuscany, Italian watch designer Giuliano Mazzuoli followed his dream of creating a watch that stood out from the rest. Giuliano Mazzuoli Official WebsiteWhat makes the Giuliano Mazzuoli watches so desirable is their artistic and functional detailed design coupled with clean lines. Known to ‘say it with their hands’, he encapsulates his creativity and passion while remaining authentic to his Italian essence. 3: Junghans As far back as 1861, Junghans became a name in Schramberg, southwestern Germany. Starting out as Junghans and Tobler, Junghans brothers-in-law Erhard Junghans & Jakob Zeller-Tobler began a clock part factory in the Lauterbachtal valley area. Photo from JunghansWhat’s now become the biggest watchmaker in Germany, other countries might not be so au fait with the humble automatics and design. Their reasonable prices and timeless visual appeal make this a sharp statement of a watch to wear with pride. 4: Komono Hailing from Belgium, this Belgian brand’s an affordable alternative to a timepiece that’s still made with superior materials. Komono’s youthful nature is inspired by founders Raf Maes and Anton Janssens, who in 2009 introduced watches to their existing sunglasses brand. Photo from komono officialWhat makes this watch brand so different is the pops of color in the cases, dials, straps, and smooth design. Less is definitely more with a watch such as this. Your pockets will thank you for it too. 5: Objest If a customized watch sounds appealing, then Objest’s the brand for you. Designed in London and collaborating with master Swiss watchmakers, Object makes anything is possible. Whether you’d like a customized buckle, case, crown, date window, dial, hands, or strap, this watch brand allows your dream timepiece to be tailor-made. Photo from objest officialTake your uniqueness to a whole new level and get exactly the watch you’ve always wanted within just three weeks. The best part? You’ll have a one of a kind creation that’s been designed for yours truly. 6: Shinola Shinola started when former retrenched automotive industry workers began making watches in Michigan, Detroit. Launched in 2011, this watch brand occupied the premises of a former General Motors design laboratory and the rest, as they say, is history.   The name was bought from the early 20th century brand of shoe polish. The Swiss-trained team hand makes watches along with other goods. For a watch that’s handsome and hardy, this is it. 7: Skagen Coming from the northernmost town in Denmark, Skagen’s been in operation since 1989. Founded by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst, the couple who’d moved to New York three years before had the idea of selling business gift watches while Henrik worked as a Carlsberg sales manager. Skagen Official WebsiteSkagen watches are made in the USA with Swiss parts. Their Scandinavian design is trendy and they are luxurious yet within most budgets. 8: Thomas Earnshaw English watchmaker Thomas Earnshaw was the man behind the simplification of producing marine chronometers back in the 1700s. Once these were made accessible to the general public, Charles Darwin used one such piece on his revolutionary Origin of Species voyage. Photo from Thomas Earnshaw Official WebsiteThis watch brand has grown to craft timeless watches for today’s generation that are perfect for travelers or land lovers. You might want to add one of these to your classic collection. Conclusion Don’t forget these lesser-known watch brands. Rather than going with the flow and blending in with everyone else, owning one of these timepieces will certainly be a conversation starter & turn heads.

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