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  2. Best Leather Watches for Men

    Watches are an integral part of any attire. It’s a must-have for big meetings, business trips, boardroom presentations, and casual hangouts too. Men these days are very particular about which watch to wear on these extremely important occasions. Leather watch straps have garnered significant praise over the last few years. Many people prefer them over other watches simply because they look more stylish and classy with any casual or formal dress. If you have a hard time finding the perfect watch for you, worry no more. Here is a list of the ten best leather watches for men that will help you make the right fashion statement. Baume & Mercier Classima Leather Strap Watch The Baume Leather strap watch is a truly revolutionary watch that helps you stand out in the crowd. It has a sleek design that rests comfortably on your wrist. It has a white dial at the center that is beautifully enveloped by a smooth black leather strap. This watch will certainly go with every look. Lange & Söhne Saxonia The company is well-known for making some of the most luxurious watches in the market right now. The Saxonia is an epitome of fashion and class. The watch is made with German silver and is similar to a 1994 classic design. Moreover, the watch is both strong and robust, making it a must-have for any man. A mere look at the watch will also remind you of the glorious 90s. Tsovet JPT-CC38 Watch It is impossible to create a list of best watches and not add the iconic Tsovet JPT-CC38 watch. Its unique look and design make it stand out in any crowd. It is created with a handsome combination of white and tan, but that’s not the only perfect feature of this amazing watch. Many men have praised its large and prominent dials that sit well with any formal attire. Breitling Transocean Day & Date Watch The Breitling Transocean has everything that you are looking for in an impressive watch. There are very few watches that can be this subtle and attractive at the same time. The watch is perfect for long-distance travel as it is both strong and shock-resistant. It comes with a 43 mm case diameter that allows you to see the time at any time of the day instantly. So with the Breitling Transocean, enjoy indoor and outdoor sports anytime, any day. Shinola Canfield If you are tired of your old boring watch and want to upgrade to the latest stylish leather watch, then Shinola Canfield is definitely the choice for you. It comes with a handsome exterior and an impressive interior. The most unique feature of the watch is its dimensions. Unlike most watches in the market, the Shinola comes with a narrow brown leather strap and a larger, wider circular dial. The combination of these two creates an unparalleled look. The watch looks best when worn with leather boots or a rugged shawl cardigan. Hamilton X-Wind Chrono Quartz GMT There are very few watches that have created a long-lasting legacy; the Hamilton X-Wind is certainly one of them. It has been worn for decades, and its popularity keeps increasing. It comes with a 46 mm case diameter that is surrounded by a beautiful brown leather strap. The round circular dial has a strong silver exterior and a smooth black interior. The numerals on the watch are pretty evident, hence making them visible during night time. The watch is also pretty affordable when compared to other luxurious watches. All in all, the watch is not only very strong and robust, but it also adds beauty to your overall look. MVMT Classic Series Watch Finding a fashionable watch at a lower price was hard, right? But that changed with the launch of the MVMT Classic Series Watch. For under $100, get one of the most amazing watches in the market right now. The MVMT comes with a white center and tan leather. The combination of these 2 exotic colors creates a breathtaking look. The watch also comes with a large 45 mm case size that contains visible digits, making it a must-have for sportsmen and night-job workers. Moreover, one look at this watch is enough to inspire you to appreciate the beauty in simplicity. Skagen Ancher Leather Watch If you are looking for an affordable watch that also looks good with formal dresses, then you have come to the right place. In under $150 dollars, this watch is already making rounds in the market for being a true game-changer. It has a large center dial with prominent dials. Furthermore, the strap is made of a textured brown leather material that sits comfortably on your wrist. Orient Bambino Watch Finding the best leather watches for men is hard, especially if you are a fan of classic designs, similar to the ones worn by your fathers and grandfathers. But the Orient Bambino is here to change that. It is the perfect leather watch that combines history with modernity. Its look is inspired by classic designs, but its technology is quite new. Hence for anyone looking to impress a crowd whilst also flaunting their unique heritage, then the Orient Bambino Watch is definitely the one for them.

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  4. Richard Mille to Daniel Wellington, Odell Beckham Jr’s Watch Collection

    We should really talk about Odell Beckham Jr., Richard Mille, and Daniel Wellington, because… well, it’s a little complicated. So let’s delve into what the football superstar and these watch brands have gotten themselves into. Richard Mille Gets Time on the Field  Earlier this year, the never-shy Cleveland Browns wide receiver took to the field against the Tennessee Titans wearing an eye-catching orange-and-black Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren. A few things were odd about that move. First, it’s a violation of NFL rules and Beckham surely knew he’d be looking at a fine. Okay, he’s got a $16.75 million salary deal so he’s probably not going to sweat a few bucks over some uniform violation. And the bright orange timepiece matched the colors of his uniform, so maybe the choice made sense. What follows didn’t make as much sense…at least not at first glance. That Richard Mille RM 11-03 has a price tag of just under $200,000. It’s an automatic fly back chronograph and it made a big impression when it was unveiled at last year’s Geneva Auto Show. But Odell made a seemingly offhand, and somewhat derogatory, comment that the watch was just “plastic.” But it’s not. It’s made of a highly durable mix of Orange Quartz TPT and Carbon TPT. Unless this longtime watch lover suddenly can’t tell the difference between plastic and a high-end carbon composite, this is a little weird. View this post on Instagram “My haters cant even get subliminal attention…” A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Jul 6, 2019 at 3:32pm PDT It Gets Better for Odell Beckham Jr. Then Beckham went even bigger with a Richard Mille in a high-profile setting. This time it was during warm-ups against the New York Jets. He was spotted wearing a Richard Mille RM 56-01. That skeletonize tourbillon with a sapphire case costs almost two million bucks! It was one of only five that were produced in 2013, when Beckham was a college player. But, as keen observers were quick to point out, he was wearing a fake. Reporters asked about the watch after the game and he oddly replied, “I think Daniel Wellington might be a better watch than these.” Okay, more curious still. A few days later, things started to make more sense when Daniel Wellington announced on Instagram that Odell was their latest brand ambassador, joining such stars as Hailey Bieber, Chinese singer Lay Zhang, soccer star Paulo Dybala and Bollywood actors Radhika Apte and Ayushmann Khurrana. So we can guess one of two things happened: 1) Beckham used Richard Mille to covertly drum up publicity for his new gig at Daniel Wellington, or 2) Wellington saw the publicity as their chance to move in and nab him as their ambassador. Either way, Richard Mille seems left out on the sideline. Blinged-Out with Breitling and Rolex There was a time, and not too long ago, that Odell Beckham Jr.’s love of luxury watches wasn’t so complicated. Soon after he signed on to play for the New York Giants in 2014 he treated himself to a custom-made Breitling chronograph. He’s one of the most fashion-forward players in the league. So it’s no wonder his luxury timepiece had a diamond-encrusted bezel and a nearly blinding diamond-studded dial. He celebrated the watch on his Instagram account with the quote, “We all have the same 24 hrs in a day. It’s how we use them that makes all the difference… #blessed.” View this post on Instagram On ? A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Jul 18, 2016 at 5:39am PDT Diamonds seem to be a thing with Beckham, who got attention at last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party for wearing a heap of diamond chains over his designer suit. He’s partial to sporting Louis Vuitton suits with sneakers and almost always flashes some ice. So it’s no surprise that his go-to Rolex Day-Date is also a diamond-encrusted gem. Odell Beckham Jr. has been spotted on red carpets wearing the glittering timepiece and has also shared images of this fave on Instagram. What’s Next for Odell Beckham Jr. and Wellington? It seems that Odell is all in on his burgeoning love affair with Daniel Wellington watches. He’s joined forces with fellow ambassadors Paulo Dybala and Hailey Bieber to spearhead the Swedish watchmaker’s launch of its first-ever linked bracelet timepieces. Until recently, Wellington’s minimalist offerings only came on fabric, leather or mesh straps. Under the Iconic Link banner, they’re offering the same no-nonsense style with the watch faces but have beefed up the bracelets with three-piece solid stainless steel links. Their rose-gold offering mixes copper with 23-carat gold bar and represents a monumental first for the upstart watchmakers. View this post on Instagram It’s time for y’all to stop watchin me so close…. @danielwellington A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:34am PDT Let’s be honest. You may not get your hands on a diamond-encrusted Breitlings or Rolexes like Odell. You probably don’t have an extra 200 grand lying around to sport an exclusive and authentic Richard Mille. But Daniel Wellingtons are well within the reach of the average consumer and a great way to put some of Odell’s unique style on your wrist!

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  5. Deep Dive of Breitling Superocean Watches

    Those after an amazing dive watch might want to look to the Breitling Superocean Heritage. True, it’s only natural that pilot watches may first come to mind when you think of Breitling. The Swiss watchmakers are best known for aviation timepieces and even feature wings in their logo. But they’ve also specialized in undersea pieces for more than half a century. Their dedication to dive watches is no better personified than in the flagship Superocean line. We take a deep dive into an extraordinary timepiece that has impressed watch aficionados for decades. A Reaction to Omega and Rolex The history of the Superocean takes us back to the 1950s when dive watches were first in vogue. The Omega Seamaster and Rolex Submariner ruled the niche, both for their rugged good looks and ability to withstand the pressure of deep dives. Breitling knew it had to compete to stay relevant. So in 1957, it debuted the Superocean, a watch which was heralded as water resistant up to 100 meters, doubling the benchmark set by the Seamaster a few years earlier.   Breitling Superocean Heritage After decades of producing different dive-watch incarnations, Breitling took a trip back to its roots in 2007 with the release of the Superocean Heritage. It was a retro route but never felt like false nostalgia. With the Heritage going for a minimalist style but still feeling modern. Ranging from 38-mm to 46-mm in case size, it never lost sight of its true purpose — a durable dive watch. The Heritage is water resistant up to 200 meters with an easy-grip rotating bezel and it’s a true chronometer.   Now Breitling again takes the Heritage out for a retooled spin, this time as the Superocean Heritage II. One of the more eye-catching versions is the rose gold and stainless steel model. It is elegantly offset by the sophisticated black of the dial, bezel and Milanese strap. The watch can come off a bit too dressy for a dive watch (of course, most people don’t have a problem with “too elegant”). But as it implies with its name, the watch stays true to the heritage that began in 1957. The bezel’s impact-resistant ceramic inlay, durable domed sapphire crystal and water resistance up to 200 meters.    Steelfish Chronograph Since its 2014 debut at Baselworld the Steelfish has been one of the most coveted in the Superocean line. A true divers’ dive watch, the Steelfish was made for underwater visibility with a formidable unidirectional rotating bezel with rubber-coated indices and numerals. Large Arabic numbers, coated with luminescence, are featured on a dial with a plus-sized day-date window. Beyond the ability to read the watch in extreme conditions, the 44-mm stainless steel case can withstand water pressure up to 500 meters.   Superocean Chronograph M2000 Limited Edition As you probably guessed from its name, the limited edition M2000 Superocean is water resistant up to 2,000 meters. Of course, that’s kind of a gimmick, since most recreational divers only go about 40 meters tops, and possibly one of the reasons that only 250 pieces were made. But it’s still pretty cool to have a watch this ultra durable. Serious divers will appreciate its large luminescent hands for easy underwater readability and a decompression valve to vent helium. It’s also a watch Batman would be proud to put on his wrist, offered with a black steel case, black dial, black rotating bezel, and black leather strap.   Superocean Automatic 42 Orange Steel At Baselworld 2019, Breitling rolled out new Superoceans in sizes (and one bold new color) that many did not expect. The case sizes run from a compact 36-mm, to more traditional 42-mm and 46-mm. They even offer a whopping 48-mm for those who want to make a massive statement on their wrists. While most of the shades are pretty much what we’ve come to expect with Superoceans, the Orange Steel received the most attention. Much brasher and flashier than arguably any Breitling Superocean before it. The orange dial with a black bezel makes a striking entrance.  A Glittery Diamond Breitling Superocean There’s a good reason “bling” and “dive watch” are rarely uttered in the same sentence. They hail from two different worlds. One is for land and the other sea, and so the two would hardly even meet at a cocktail party. But Breitling dispensed with conventional thinking with its Diamond Breitling A13340 Superocean Stainless Steel. One of the most popular in the Superocean line, a diamond-beset bezel with a stainless steel case creates a stunning impression. Worn by men and women with equal enthusiasm, it’s an eye-popping accessory to nearly any outfit.  So sure, you can still consider classic dive watches such as the Rolex Deepsea or Tudor Black Bay Heritage. They are some fine pieces with history and heritage of their own. Now you just might think of a Breitling Superocean for the next time you take a deep dive into the blue sea.

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  6. COSC Certified Watches: What is COSC Certification?

    Your Guide to COSC Certified Watches Is the watch you are thinking of buying COSC certified? Not all watches qualify though. Only the highest quality watches can pass the exacting tests required to receive this distinction. Purchasing a certified watch is your assurance that your new watch is of exceptionally high quality. What is COSC Certification? The Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC) is a neutral and impartial Swiss non-profit organization. They work independently of watchmakers. Their goal is to certify the finest quality Swiss watches through rigorous testing of a watch’s internal timekeeping components. Not any watch can just pass the test and receive an official certificate. A watch must have only the finest components possible. And of course it’s assembled by expert watchmakers only. If a timepiece gains distinction as a certified watch, it will have a unique identification number engraved on the movement and receive an official certificate. COSC certified watches are clearly distinct from ordinary watches and have a must higher added value. More than a million watches a year receive a certification. But that is still only a small fraction (6%) of Swiss watchmaking, already justifiably renowned! COSC Certified Watch Brands In 2015, there were three watch brands with the most timepieces to receive certifications. Rolex topped the list in 2015 with 795,716 watches receiving their certificates. Getting second place was Omega with 511,861 certified watches. Breitling watches received 147,917 certificates. Of those, 28,499 were quartz models. Of all the other watch brands tested, none received more than 100,000 certificates, although Tissot came close. They had 96,563 certified timepieces including 30,581 quartz models. Tissot was the overall leader in quartz timepieces. Back in 2008, Longines introduced its Record Collection. That collection was entirely full of COSC certified watches. Are You Ready for a Certified Watch? A COSC certified watch is right for you if quality, craftsmanship, and precision are important to you. At Watchshopping.com, we carry a great selection of watches that were deemed worthy of the certification. You can be rest assured that any watch you purchase with us is guaranteed to be authentic and in perfect working order. Contact us for more information or to place an order. *Citing confidentiality concerns, watchmakers requested that COSC no longer publish exact numbers and the organization agreed. 

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  7. Breitling Watches: Top 5 Collections

    When you visit Breitling’s website, you instantly see why they’ve become somewhat polarizing in the last couple of decades. Front and center, they have a picture of three big-name celebrities: Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, and Adam Driver. What watch enthusiasts often wonder in these situations is whether that brand is genuinely excellent or if they just spend a significant sum of money on advertising. The good news is that Breitling watches do make fantastic products, despite their emphasis on ambassadors and endorsements. I highlight some of their top collections in the following passages. 1: Superocean Two factors go into the Superocean being Breitling’s most popular collection. The first is the simple fact that it is a dive watch, and divers are likely the most widespread style of timepiece. The second is that these products are incredibly versatile and well made. Between their top tier movements, fantastic materials, and impressive craftsmanship, the Superocean collection is a sure winner. One thing that illustrates this point is their water resistance. While the chronograph versions have somewhat typical 200m capabilities, many of the models in this collection can function up to 1,000 meters in depth. For reference, most divers go to 200m or 300m. That resilience is a testament to the quality of these pieces. My one complaint is that the power reserve on these products is a bit low, but that is not a huge deal. 2: Colt The Colt collection is my personal favorite, and the biggest reason why is its appearance. The men’s versions have an especially masculine vibe about them, while the women’s are a bit more dainty and elegant. This diversity is a theme in the colt line, given how many options you can choose from. The primary areas where you can do so are with movements, complications, and sizes. View this post on Instagram Black dial and strong look for the new Colt Automatic, here in the 44mm version. Chronometer-certified and water resistant to 200 meters, this Colt retains the characteristic Breitling bezel with the signature rider tabs. . #breitling #squadonamission #colt #automatic #blackdial #dynamic #style #swissmade #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Jul 21, 2018 at 9:05am PDT If you want a large 44mm dial, you can get a colt with some serious size. On the other hand, men who like smaller watches can go with a 41mm or even lower. The same goes for movements, as you can choose between ultra-reliable quartz and automatic mechanical. Overall, these pieces are great to look at and have excellent functionality too. 3: Navitimer (1 & 8) While the Superocean and Colt are bit more popular, the Navitimer might be the most recognizable Breitling concept. They are the brand’s top aviation watches, and many of them have hyper-crowded dials that hold a ton of information. To be honest, I am cheating a bit when I group the 1 and the 8 together. The former is larger and has a more distinctive look, while the latter is more understated. View this post on Instagram The faceted lugs of the Navitimer 8 are clearly reminiscent of the original Navitimer launched in the 1950s. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #navitimer8 #chronograph #detail #pilotwatch #aviation #heritage #blackdial #steel #watches A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Jan 4, 2019 at 10:39am PST Perhaps the best thing I can say about the Navimeters is that high-level watch collectors love them. The truth is that there are scores of companies that make excellent divers and dress watches. What you don’t see every day is an aviation piece that has such a unique look. If you’re a true enthusiast with a ton of watches under your belt already, a Navitimer 1 might be your best pick. View this post on Instagram Stylish and compact, the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 may be the smallest in diameter, but it is the ultimate statement of elegance and sophistication. Here the steel and red gold version on steel bracelet. . #breitling #squadonamission #navitimer #automatic #pilot #pilotwatches #icon #steel #gold #swissmade #watches #elegance #style #detail A post shared by BREITLING (@breitling) on Dec 26, 2018 at 11:03am PST 4: Avenger These timepieces have interesting shapes, color schemes, and designs that might fit your taste perfectly. Many of them also have chronographs and multiple subdials, so if you love complications, the Avenger is an excellent choice. They also have two options when it comes to inner bezel function. One is a tachymeter, which is typical of the aviation style. The other is a GMT clock, which is very useful for those that travel a lot or work with international businesses. What is so interesting about this collection is that its products seem to be hybrids between divers and aviation watches. They have excellent water resistance capabilities and a typical diving bezel, but also have components that make them great for aviation. If you love this synthesis of style, getting yourself an Avenger is a great bet. 5: Chronomat Our last pick is the Chronomat. As you can likely assume from the name, each of these pieces has a chronograph, which is a complication that many watch collectors love. What jumps out at me right away, though, is how eye-catching these timepieces are. Though their designs are somewhat conventional, there is something about the color scheme that demands your attention. I think that effect comes from ultra-polished metal and interesting combinations of tones. Take the CB0110121C1P1 for example. It has a blue leather strap, silver case, rose gold bezel, blue dial, and rose gold dial components. That strange grouping makes for an alluring product. My overall impression of Breitling is almost entirely positive. My one concert with them is a relatively low power reserve. I would expect at least 80 hours in this price range, but many of them are just a day or two. Ultimately, though, I love the look, craftsmanship, and versatility of these pieces. If you do too, then exploring these top five collections first is a smart idea!

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  8. NFL Players and Their Luxury Watches

    Watches are an undying passion of people from different fields. People from different worlds and with different tastes like to embrace timepieces that perfectly match their aura. And surely, watch lovers and their soaring enthusiasm for timepieces aren’t likely to fade away in decades to come. Sportsmen are specifically exuberant about collecting watches of several kinds. They have always found a unique connection with timepieces. Sports people are very much inclined towards wrist pieces. If we talk about NFL players, in particular, they are super into which brands and models to sport when it comes to timepieces. They have splendid taste, and they don’t make any compromises on that part. Below is a list of watches that you’ll often find NFL players wearing: 1: Odell Beckham Jr. – Customized Breitling Chronograph For everyone’s information, Odell is a big fan of Breitling. He’s often candid wearing different pieces of this brand. It seems he has a rich taste and he’s quite fond of ultra-elegant watches. When Beckham Jr. was drafted to NFL final in the year 2014, he bought himself a custom-made Breitling watch with a beautiful diamond case. He took to his Instagram and imparted his precious moment with us. It was his way to congratulate himself on gaining a position in the final. Well, he’s quite a hardworking player, and he was obliged to accredit himself for that achievement. This custom-made watch also featured a chronograph dial with date, calendar, 30-min and 6-hour index. It depicted a bezel, a silver strap and round case with diamonds carved in. 2: De’Anthony Thomas – Rolex Daytona It wouldn’t really be an exaggeration to state that Thomas is an all-round sportsman. He carries a mega sports star persona. It’s his ceaseless passion for sports that makes him a maverick of his field. While playing the Valero Alamo Bowl 2014, he was seen sporting Rolex Daytona in all four quarters of the game. It was a beautiful gold piece with medium size, 40 mm yellow gold case, brown leather band and sapphire crystal dial. It gave a consummate and graceful look. He still keeps a number of Rolex watches as he admires the brand from the core of his heart.  Rolex is undoubtedly the most preferred brand of sports personalities. Many top-notch tennis players are also seen embracing Rolex wears. 3: Tom Brady – TAG Heuer Special Edition Heuer 01 Chronograph  Arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, New England Patriot’s Tom Brady has partnered and teamed up with TAG Heuer to design and create his very own timepiece. The chronograph watch comes in the color of his very own Patriot’s jersey – red, blue and silver. Tom Brady has been an ambassador for the TAG Heuer watch company since 2015. The 12 on the watch, which is also Tom Brady’s jersey number, is boldly displayed. Tom’s special edition watch runs on the same movement in TAG Heuer’s Carrera Heuer 01. The details of the watch are finally crafted, just like Brady’s game. It has a 50-hour power reserve and get this – there was only 466 of them made! Not only is it very limited, Tom Brady’s TAG Heuer special edition watch went retail for $5,600. 4: DeMarcus Ware – Rolex Sky Dweller Another Rolex enthusiast is the talk of the town in a row after De’Anthony Thomas, and that NFL big name is DeMarcus Ware. Ware is popular both on and off the field. He’s widely known and undisputedly loved for his customized fashion sense. This Fashionista could be seen wearing Rolex Sky Dweller on many occasions. It’s a rose gold watch with 42mm dial and a round case. It acquires a sub-dial and bi-directional rotating bezel. The bracelet is immensely beautiful with a sapphire crystal backing. The unique thing about this timepiece is roman numerals. It is also resistant to water and scratches, for sure. A lot of suave gentlemen sport this timepiece. Unnecessary to say, the Sky Dweller is always a choice of people with sophisticated taste. 5: Eli Manning – Citizen Eco-Drive Eli Manning who has just taken retirement from sports is said to be the brand ambassador of Citizen Eco-Drive. He has showcased his passion for the watch so many times. He’s undoubtedly the best face for this smooth-talking brand. He is ranked 7th among NFL passing touchdown leaders. He was a highly rated player and an ace of the aces. Until he retired, he was estimated as one among the top-tier names of NFL. At the launch of the watch, he was seen wearing a gold watch with a black dial. It has a bezel, push button and a crown attached beside. Though the watch is now discontinued, it still made quite an impact. The hands are in golden color with sub-dials as it is a chronograph watch. Eco-Drive represents an all-in-all calm and placid personality. 6: Peyton Manning – Panerai Radiomir The Manning family tends to stand in each other’s shoes when it comes to timepieces. Not just Eli, Peyton Manning is also a big-time watch enthusiast. Manning blood has something in common, it seems. In his last match, Peyton could be seen wearing this magnificent timepiece. He ranks third among NFL passing touchdown leaders. He might have retired, but his charm is never going to retire. The watch has a slightly big case with 47mm dial. It also has a sapphire crystal for the backing. The Panerai Radiomir offers a strap with wire loop attachments and a brown colored case. It has the tendency to reserve power. The strap is easily removable when needed. Our favorite sports-stars are head over heels with their favorite timepieces. They carefully choose what to endorse, because, in one way or the other, it describes their personalities and their disposition. Conclusively, they adorn themselves with something inch-perfect.

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  9. Best Pilot Watches You Should Look Out for

    Before presenting some of the best pilot watches, let’s discuss their history and the features that characterize them. The origin of these timepieces goes back to World War I, where soldiers frequently wore military watches to coordinate attacks and communicate more effectively. As aviation became a more significant part of battles later on in the century, the pilot watch began to take form. In short, these products are essentially military pieces with a few extra flying-related features. What defines them are those capabilities, the most important of which are listed below! A large, easy to read dial. A bezel that helps with crucial aviation metrics. Multiple time zones or GMT functionality. Protection against pressure changes. Additionally, these pieces are almost always incredibly well made. The reason is that thousands of feet in the air is not a friendly environment, so pilot watches must be ready to brave rugged conditions. All in all, going with an aviation piece is an excellent decision. Below, we detail some of our favorites. Breitling Chronospace Evo Night Mission Breitling is one of the top Swiss brands in the world, yet they manage to keep their prices at a somewhat affordable level. This piece is an example of that trend, as it is sports superior craftsmanship, incredible durability, and can be bought for a reasonable price. As far as pilot-specific capabilities, this model is not short on features, the most impressive being its highly functional chronograph. It is also one of the best time zone changing watches out there, so world travelers will not spend much effort on resetting it depending on their location. IWC Big Pilot’s Top Gun Watch While the Breitling above has a futuristic aesthetic, this IWC goes back to the roots of aviation watches. As we mentioned above, this type of timepiece is a close relative to military pieces. The IWC pays its respects to that relation with a green strap and simple dial. One thing that is particularly divisive about this piece is that its outer dial counts from one to sixty, while its inner layer has your conventional one to twelve. While some love this aspect, others may find it tiresome to look at. If you think this design feature might bother you, then go with a different option. Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Auto Chrono When people ask us how they can break into the Swiss market without taking out a second mortgage on their home, we almost always give them the same brand to check out. It is Hamilton, who makes excellent pieces that can be had for relatively low prices. Regarding this specific model, the Aviation X-Wind is an absolute powerhouse. It has exceptional water resistance, is made from top class materials, incorporates a chronograph, and has a sophisticated automatic movement that performs well above its price point. On top of all of that, this watch is incredibly attractive, combining a black dial, stainless steel case, and leather strap. Rolex Air King Almost no list of watches is complete without a Rolex model. What is surprising about this piece, though, is that Rolex is best known for their dive pieces. Still, the Air King can compete with any other pilot watch in the world. One thing customers love about it is its simplicity and elegance. Rather than having a crowded dial and a bezel, it has a clean, clear design. This feature allows it to be appropriate no matter what environment you wear it in. The Longines Avigation The first thing that catches your eye when you look at this piece is its luxurious vibe. Between its black dial, silver case, and black leather strap, it is one of the more attractive aviation options out there. It is also backed by one of the most popular Swiss brands in the world, Longines. With an excellent aesthetic and a respected brand producing it, this watch is a safe bet. Timex Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph The wonderful thing about Timex is that despite their affordable prices, they produce some of the most reliable watches in the world. Their line of aviation pieces is no different, and this Fly-Back Chronograph is an excellent example. Somehow, they managed to fit a significant amount of pilot functions on this dial while simultaneously keeping it clean and classy. Though this piece won’t have the class and craftsmanship of some of the others on this list. It’s combination of price and quality is hard to beat. For this reason, it is a fantastic choice for those of you with a smaller budget. One way to approach the watch buying process is to choose a specific genre of timepiece. Selecting the pilot variety is an excellent decision, as these pieces are often attractive, well made, and useful. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with one of the outstanding options on this list.

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  10. 9 Iconic Watches from Memorable Movies

    Built for action, speed and romantic moments, the iconic watches we’ve seen in Hollywood movies are as memorable as the films themselves. While there are definitely a lot of iconic watches from movies, lets take a look at nine of them below. 1. Jaeger-LeCoultre in the Dark Knight Trilogy One of the most iconic watches from movies. Most importantly, Bruce Wayne’s undoubted favorite watch brand is Jaeger-LeCoultre. In Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, we see Christian Bale as the billionaire Wayne. He is sporting a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand Date. The symbolism was not lost on keen-eyed fans. Much like the duality of Wayne and his alter-ego Batman, the Reverso has a swiveling case that flips to reveal a hidden side. 2. Ryan Gosling Wears Patek Philippe in Drive View this post on Instagram При всей моей нелюбви к Дневнику Памяти (Райан Гослинг тут не причем, я ненавижу Рейчел Макадамс), мы запоздало посмотрели Drive (2011) и он прекрасен. Мелонхоличный Райан в бомбере моей мечты ходит, молчит, убивает под обалденный синтвэйв и невероятную заглавную песню A real hero. Фильм так хорош, что мне захотелось пересмотреть Бегущего по Лезвию Бритвы 2049 #drive #ryangosling #movies A post shared by Юля (@my_zion) on Oct 21, 2018 at 7:58am PDT Playing a nameless Hollywood stuntman with an ice-cold worldview was Ryan Gosling.  He finds his heart in saving a woman and her young son from killers. The book on which the film is based tells us that Gosling’s character cares little for material possessions. Well, except for the watch given to him by his father. The Patek Philippe we see on screen is a not an actual model though. Instead, it’s a Hollywood creation based on the Calatrava collection. Five replicas were crafted and Gosling got to keep one after filming wrapped. 3. Tom Cruise Goes With IWC in Collateral View this post on Instagram Collateral (2004) 落日殺神 . ?fun fact: 郊狼是拍攝時碰巧出現的,幸運的被鏡頭捕捉。這是我整部片最震撼的一幕,當Vincent就這麼閉上嘴,鏡頭在目睹狼過馬路的Max和Vincent面部間流轉,兩個人若有所思。很平靜也很intense . 原來寂寞可以這樣無孔不入的揉雜在動作片裡。Michael Mann把角色都拍得太有深度了(他甚至給了Tom Cruise一份關於他的角色完整的童年故事!)小小車廂裡一股異樣的情緒流轉,有點哲學味道。一個冷血的灰髮殺手,但又不可否認那一絲絲的人性,不如說他就是這個冷漠都會的眾生相?任務來了便動手,沒有原因也不需要原因。 . 最貫徹始終的寂寥片尾。“Hey, Max, a guy gets on the MTA here in L.A. and dies. Think anybody will notice?” . . #這湯姆克魯斯演技上線 #但Magnolia仍是演技顛峰 A post shared by 觀後感 (@feverdream___) on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:04am PDT Set in the Los Angeles underworld, Collateral features Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. Cruise is a high-priced hitman who enlists unwitting taxi driver (played by Foxx) to ferry him on a late-night killing spree. Stylish, but prepared for a rough-and-tumble night, the hitman chooses the perfect watch for elegance and durability. The IWC Vintage Ingenieur Automatic has a tough stainless steel case. It has a front and back crystals and an integrated shock absorber. A sophisticated black alligator leather strap finishes the fine timepiece. 4. Leonardo DiCaprio Dons Breitling in Blood Diamond View this post on Instagram #LeonardoDiCaprio wore a #Breitling Chrono Avenger in #BloodDiamond (2006). Click the link in bio for the other watches that got the most face time on the big screen. A post shared by Robb Report (@robbreport) on Sep 30, 2018 at 2:00pm PDT Leonardo DiCaprio takes a tough-as-nails watch on his adventure in Sierra Leone. Playing a mercenary alongside Djimon Hounsou, Leo tromps across West African terrain. He wore a Breitling Chrono Avenger on a quest for a rare gem. The Avenger is built for the challenge, featuring a solid titanium case. It is also shockproof and resistant to water up to 300 meters. DiCaprio’s version has a black dial and a brown leather strap. 5. Pulp Fiction Shows Love for Lancet View this post on Instagram #christopherwalken#dabest#hollywoodstar#pulpfictionscene#lovingit#cinema#longstory#storyteller##rad#watchit#watchout#classicmovie#classic#thewatchstory A post shared by L’O (@2_secondes_stp) on Mar 5, 2018 at 1:59am PST This might be one of the strangest scenes in a film full of wonderful strangeness. Pulp Fiction puts the spotlight on a Lancet watch. As Christopher Walken explains in his offbeat monologue, the Swiss-made World War One Lancet trench wristwatch was popular in the US in the early 20th century. He tells a tale to a young boy (later played by a grown-up Bruce Willis) including details of hiding the watch in a Vietnamese prison camp. Recovering the watch spins plot twists that include an S&M slave, Samurai-style killings and ultimate redemption. 6. Steve McQueen Makes the TAG Heuer Monaco Famous View this post on Instagram #tagheuermonaco #stevemcqueen #class A post shared by @ elevaneti on Oct 28, 2018 at 6:31am PDT Inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix, the Heuer Monaco was an obvious choice for Steve McQueen to sport in the Formula One racing movie Le Mans. Throughout the 1971 film, McQueen’s race-car-driver character wears the watch. Which is notable as the world’s first square-shaped chronograph. While the watch has seen some updates over the decades, the TAG Heuer Monaco produced today is much like the original. McQueen’s watch from the film sold at an auction for over 600 thousand dollars. 7. Alec Baldwin Brandishes a Rolex in Glenngarry Glenross View this post on Instagram A post shared by JessicaC (@jessicacita) on May 21, 2018 at 2:10pm PDT One of Alec Baldwin’s most memorable movie scenes, his Always Be Closing speech in Glenngarry Glenross.  It is made even more indelible because of his gold Rolex Day-Date. Baldwin uses the watch as a symbol of his success as he terrorizes a group of unscrupulous real estate agents. 8. Christian Bale’s Rolex in American Psycho View this post on Instagram Monday. Rise and grind. . . . . . #fallfashion #instahorror #horrorfan #horrormovies #horroraddict #horrorclub #monstermovies #halloweentime #fallfeels #90shorror #vintagehorror #mondaymotivation #serialkiller #serialkillers #cannibal #halloweenmovie #halloweenlover #pumpkincarving #riseandgrind #halloweenfashion #tedbundy #creeptclothing #serialkiller #serialkillers #redrum #bretteastonellis #80shorror #americanpsycho #christianbale A post shared by Vile Press (@vilepress) on Oct 29, 2018 at 5:30am PDT Do you remember American Psycho? The movie stars Christian Bale as a Wall Street banker with a love for brutal and bloody deeds. The character needed a high-end watch to go with his lavish lifestyle. Of course not every watchmaker wanted their brand associated with on-screen slaughter. In a compromise, Rolex allowed the use of its Datejust as long as the watch wasn’t worn during the film’s more gruesome moments. 9. Doctor Strange Wears Jaeger-LeCoultre View this post on Instagram Reasons to love doctor strange even more: hes got a good taste in watches. Doctor Strange favorite piece in the film was no other than my favorite brand Jaeger-Lecoultre's Master Ultra Thin Perpetual 130842J gifted by Dr. Christine Palmer ?? I say if any woman in your life can give you a JLC she sure loves you enough ? #wristgameeveryday #doctorstrange #drstrange #doctorstrangewatch #marvel #mcu #jlc #jaegerlecoultre #Jaeger #Lecoultre #horology #masterultrathin #masterultrathinperpetual #130842J A post shared by Wristgame Everyday – Eddie (@thegameofwrist) on Feb 12, 2017 at 10:59pm PST On a fateful evening the well-heeled Doctor Strange strapped on a Jaeger‑LeCoultre watch. It was a Master Ultra Thin Perpetual and Doctor Strange went for a drive. The ensuing accident puts him on a journey that bestows time-bending powers. The film stars actor Benedict Cumberbatch. We get a look at the stunning timepiece as it sits in Strange’s watch winder. 10. Omega Speedmaster in Apollo 13 View this post on Instagram #omegasnoopy #omegaspeedmaster #apollo13 #vintagespace #speedytuesday Houston…We have a problem.. A post shared by @ d40b22 on Jul 2, 2018 at 8:56pm PDT Staying true to reality, the 1995 film Apollo 13 puts NASA-approved Omega Speedmasters on the wrists of its astronauts. The iconic watch plays a pivotal role in the film as it did in real life. The amazing cast included Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton. With capsule clocks powered down, the astronauts have to time their precarious entry into Earth’s orbit using wristwatches. The next time you go to the movies be sure to take note of what the stars are wearing on their wrists. Chances are the choices of watches are more than simple wardrobe accessories.

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  11. Watch Guide: How to Match Your Watch and Clothes

    You’ve just splurged on a seriously nice timepiece. You want to show it off. But you might also want to take a deep breath and consider how you are wearing your watch. Mismatching your timepiece and your wardrobe will send a negative message out to the world. While no rules are absolute, there are some general guidelines for matching your watch with your clothing. Keep the Formality Levels in Line This one might sound easy but it’s surprising how many people make this watch mistake. Just because that watch is expensive doesn’t mean it goes with formal attire. Only one watch pairs well with a black-tie ensemble — a dress watch. Your high-end Omega dive watch, Rolex racing watch and Breitling pilot watches are great but these luxury watches don’t belong at the most formal of formal events. The dress watch should have a minimalist face and a black leather band (stay away from brown, which is more for business wear). Business wear gives you a little more leeway. While a dress watch such as the famed Patek Philippe Calatrava with a black alligator strap is still an option, business dress also lends itself to nice dive watches. If you want to go the dive watch route with a suit, think slim. Bulky dive watches clash with suits, so you want something slimmer with an elegant design and a leather strap. Keep it simple and traditional in gold or silver. If you choose a dive watch for business wear, wear it boldly. Remember that James Bond famously paired his elegant suits with a Rolex Submariner. The best of both worlds? Consider getting a watch that can be used in formal and business settings. A simple silver dress watch with a plain face in white, gray or black can be incredibly versatile. Use a black leather strap for a more formal look and a brown strap for business dress or even going smart casual. Wide Span of Smart Casual Dressing smart casual gives you lots of options to accessorize with your watch. This look spans a wide range. It can be easier for men, running from a dress button down paired with some slim-cut chinos or a blazer with grey flannel trousers and no tie. For women, a rule of thumb is avoiding outfits you would wear to work — no suits or skirts! Think a sharp blazer and dark tailored jeans, a blouse and dress pants, and really any look that feels fashionable without leaning to conservative. Smart casual dress is best paired with more casual-leaning timepieces such as racing, pilot and field watches. Keeping Things Totally Casual When you go totally casual your watch should too. Jeans and a t-shirt are perfectly matched with a field watch. But of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t break the rules. From David Beckham to Ellen DeGeneres, many a famous watch aficionado has donned a chronograph or dive watch while totally dressed down in the most casual of looks. A near universal constant, jeans and t-shirts can be paired with nearly anything and that applies to your watch choice as well. Casual also gives you the freedom to let your sporty side loose. A good sports watch with a rubber strap works with almost any casual ensemble. If you want a sports watch that you can wear with a variety of outfits, stay away from bold color schemes such as red, orange and yellow. While they‘re great to add some flair to your wardrobe, you will get more mileage out of basic black or deep navy. When Do I Wear My Smartwatch? By design, smartwatches are generally best paired with casual dress. Sure, an Apple Watch has stylish bands that make it look sleek. The Sony Smart Watch is a minimalist wonder. And the Intel-powered TAG Heuer? Well, that’s so strikingly similar to a mechanical watch you almost don’t realize that it’s a smartwatch. But just almost. Smartwatches never quite rise to the level of formal, or even appropriate for business or smart casual. (Maybe the TAG Heuer if nobody looks too closely!). So, if you have a smartwatch on your wrist, keep it casual. Selecting Straps for Shoes and Belts If you’re wearing brown shoes and a brown belt, a black leather watch strap will look out of place. And vice versa for black belts and shoes. This gets trickier with sports watches with rubber straps and field watches with NATO straps that come in a variety of colors. Find a color wheel online to see which colors match well with others to create an outfit that’s properly balanced. The Dos and Don’ts of Matching Metals Consider the other metal accessories you’ll be wearing when deciding whether to put on a gold or silver watch. From rings, earrings and necklaces to belt buckles and cufflinks, you don’t want a predominantly silver motif clashing with a gold watch. And the opposite as well. Consider the colors of your outfits. If you’re wearing a color scheme with blacks, grays and blues, go with a silver watch. If you’re dressing in earth tones and shades of tan and brown, best to complement with a gold watch. While you shouldn’t wear your Apple Watch to a black-tie gala, or a dress Patek Philippe for a pick-up game of basketball, don’t get too bogged down with the rules. Consider the guidelines and then just do what you think best matches your innate sense of personal style!

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