Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Top Watch Picks This Year
A good-looking, functional timepiece is one of the best gifts for tired, hard-working dads for Father’s Day. Fortunately, there are dozens of options available in terms of luxury, design, and function in this very article. Whether your dad is looking for the fanciest watch on the market or the most budget-friendly, you’ll find what you want here. We’ve even got a watch for those types of dads who aren’t that into watches as well.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best watches that would make for a great Father’s Day gift:
1. Seiko 5 SNK809
Even with the explosion of the watch culture in the last couple of years, not every dad is essentially watch-crazy. But if you want to get them on board the trend, there’s nothing better than the Seiko 5 SNK809.
Despite its affordable price tag, it is anything but cheap. The case is gorgeously handsome and features a wide-sloping bezel and short-broad lugs. The 4 o’clock window shows the brand’s trademark recessed crown. The dial is styled in classic type-B Flieger, mixed with efficient readability and excellent vintage pilot looks.
The display case back features Seiko’s proprietary 7S26 automatic movement, which is impressive for this model’s price range. Being both cheap and versatile makes the SNK809 a wonderful gift for first-time watch owners.
2. Emporio Armani Leather Strap Watch
When it comes to buying watches for dads on Father’s Day, practicality is the main keyword. This leather strap watch from Emporio Armani is an ideal keep for dads for their short getaways or weekend brunches. If you want your dad to stand out from the crowd, then be sure to get him a model with a unique green strap.
3. Grant Chronograph Leather Watch
Fossil is a name that resonates with ingenuity and creativity. They’re always focused on making fashionable, quality watches that are both accessible and exciting. This is exemplified with the brand’s Grant watch thanks to its classic-clock-inspired Roman numerals. Its unique identity is forged by its bright blue dial, light brown leather, and silver steel case. The straps are made of silicon which is very comfortable to wear and waterproof.
4. Casio World Time Digital Watch
This affordably-priced retro-futuristic-looking timepiece would make one of the nicest Father’s Day gift ideas. It features a multi-functional dial with a 12/24-hour format, a world time indicator, a world map, countdown timer, and more. The watch is encased in fine plastic with a slick stainless-steel case back.
Over five alarms can be configured as a one-time or daily alarm and can be automatically disabled. It comes with a 100-meter water resistance capability. This means that the watch is ideal for snorkelling and swimming, although not sub-aqua diving or high-board diving.
The watch also features a battery with a 10-year power-reserve without even changing them once in between.
5. Raymond Weil Maestro
This luxurious lineup is responsible for introducing the Skeleton Swiss and Moon Phase watches to the market. The designs are the personification of Raymond Weil’s unorthodox craftsmanship and the value that the brand represents. It may be simple looking, but it is stylish in its design and that too at a very reasonable price range.
It comes with a sapphire crystal dial window that doesn’t reflect in broad daylight. It’s also water-resistant to 165 feet, making it suitable for showering and swimming.
All in all, it’s a fine choice for fathers who appreciate impeccable design and quality along with the value it provides.
6. G-Steel Watch
The G steel watch is a collaborative effort from G-Shocks along with jazz label Blue Note Records. This model was especially inspired by vinyl records. This inspiration is seen in the model’s case back, offering a commendable classic vibe in a modern setup.
One of the G-Steel’s coolest features is that it can hook up to your smartphone through Bluetooth. With this, you can accurately tell the time, and change settings like alarms, and world clock with ease. This is an ideal watch for fathers who are always on the go.
7. Hamilton Khaki Field
If your dad’s the old school type, then you can’t go wrong with the classic Hamilton Khaki Field. The simple feel-style dial, along with the straight-lug bead-blasted case, syringe hands, and Arabic numerals make this timepiece a true classic. Much of these creative features are inspired by the 1940s Hamilton military watches.
It is functional, simple and will also make the Hamilton identical in another 70 years.
8. Seiko 5 Sports
For the outgoing, sporty type dads, the Seiko 5 Sports is a must-own timepiece. They’re available in a variety of configurations both in terms of bracelets and straps. They come in 42.5 mm steel cases and feature automatic day-date movements without having to worry about changing batteries. Besides that, they’re also 100-meter water-resistant, making them excellent for outgoing adventures.
9. Nomos Metro
This is the type of luxury watch fit for fathers who appreciate precision German engineering and craftsmanship. It features a Metro date power reserve built by a brilliant young engineer named Mark Braun. Not only does the power reserve indicator remind wearers when they should rewind, but it is also one of its design features.
Its other features include hands with quill tips that are finely crafted along with its colorful hour indexes. The metro is powered by the brand new DUW 4401 movement. This movement can be one manually and includes the date, sub-seconds, as well as the brand’s patented power-reserve indicator.