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  2. 6 Best Dress Watches

    6 Best Dress Watches

    Finding dress watches for yourself is similar to finding the perfect suit. In both cases, you need to find the item that best matches your personality and elevates your overall appeal. Dress watches are the kind of watches that will have people taking you more seriously. These are especially essential during meetings, board presentations and other types of formal or important events. Dress watches don’t necessarily come with all the bells and whistles and the bulk of the sportier watches but are instead slim and classic in design. It’s their simplicity and sleek design that helps them wow the audience. And just like a suit, it’s pivotal for you to do your research properly before making a purchase. Fortunately, we went ahead and rounded up some of the most popular dress watches to buy in 2020. Best Dress Watches to Buy In 2020 1: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has always been a watch associated with respectability and success. This legendary timepiece is named after its remarkable innovative feature at the time that was its reversing case. This was to help the dial conceal its case by reversing it. The British Army officers in India found this feature to be useful in polo matches to protect against possible mallet strokes. Shop Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Watches   It’s a rather androgynous watch that has enchanted both men and women alike for years now. Despite the classic still being used today, the brand isn’t afraid to switch up the design a little. An example of this is the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface that boasts the model signature design and some snazzy horology features. 2: Hermes Slim d’Hermes How this classic watch was given an unbelievable 21st-century facelift is beyond our imagination. The Slim d’Hermes is everything that represents Hermes for a spiffy everyday wristwatch. Even with its simplistic approach, Slim d’Hermes is chic, sophisticated, and lavish in appearance. The Slim d’Hermes has established a cult following in the last couple of years. And now, Philippe De l’hotel, the creative director of La Montre Hermes, came up with a new classic. To give this new look, De l’hotel acquired two elements: an ultra-thin automatic movement and an original look for the dial. Official Website : HermesThis time Hermes employed well-known Parisian graphic designer Philippe Apeloig to make the new typography. The typography was for the dials’ numerals that consist of a little bit of white space in between. This gives the dial a unique identity and some balance in spite of the large surface that is left on the dial. 3: MVMT Atlas The MVMT Atlas can only be described by three things: affordable, elegant, and simple. It has a dramatic black dial, accented by gold coloured hands and a luxurious dark brown leather strap. It’s the kind of watch that’s fitting for the everyday modern gentleman. The Revolver series comes with a slightly smaller 41 mm diameter case size. It also comes with a two-hand, battery-powered Miyota Quartz movement. Official Website : MVMT AtlasIts durability is also something that should never be taken for granted. It can withstand water depths of up to 50 meters, which is ideal for swimming but not deep-sea diving. And don’t worry about taking the watch out wherever you like. The reason for that is because the glass case is made of hardened mineral crystal. 4: Patek Philippe Calatrava The Calatrava model was first introduced in 1932 and has remained the flagship model of Patek Philippe since then. This watch is the personification of Swiss watchmaking with a timeless design and impeccable features to boot. Calatrava’s design is derived from the Bauhaus art movement that features subtle sophistication. Like most of the other models, the Calatrava is a no-frills timepiece with only precious metal cases and leather straps. Shop Patek Philippe Calatrava Watches   The model featured in the image above is the 5227j-001. The case comes in 18 karats yellow gold with a lacquered cream-coloured dial and brown alligator leather strap. The watch also comes with polished gold hands, minute track and hour markers. 5: Timex Metropolitan+ The Timex Metropolitan+ is one of the more affordable watches you’ll find on our list. That’s not including the fact that it’s also built from one of the most recognizable horologist brands in Timex. It is synonymous with the brand’s reputation of making something that’s classic, reliable and inexpensive. One of the most fascinating aspects of the Metropolitan + is that it acts like a smartwatch and a fitness tracker. It boasts the same classic look of the Timex Weekender, along with its fitness-tracking abilities. It’s like the complete package looks great, connects to the phone through Bluetooth, and tracks your steps. Official Website : Timex Metropolitan+The measurements are 42 mm diameter, 20 mm width, and 30 mm thickness. It has a water-resistance of 100 m, an exterior case made of brass material, and at least an 18-month battery life. Plus, its Indigo night light is a useful feature especially if you want to view the time at night. 6: Hamilton Intra Matic Auto Chrono The Hamilton Intra-Matic, which was introduced at Baselworld 2012, is a follow-up to the Thin-O-Matic. This model was an improvement to the “vintage-inspired” trend. Besides the flush-mounted crystal and the movement, the Intra-Matic may have been perceived as NOS (new old stock). Shop Hamilton American Classic Watches   The Intra-Matic is actually a modified version of the 60s Hamilton watch. It is characterized by a minimalist polished steel case, followed by elegant faceted lugs and a wide sunburst dial. Of course, this model can also come with a black dial in a gold case. This model comes in two sizes, a 38 mm one, and one that’s 42 mm. The Intra-Matic is powered by the ETA 2892-2. Through its display case back, the 2892-2 has been nicely decorated though not ornately. Sporting a signed Hamilton rotor, 2892 is a 21 Jewel automatic that has been used in most Omega models. Dress Watches Conclusion Proper dress watches should be simplistic in detail but also sophisticated in appearance. There are far many other models that we wish we could list. But for now, these are the ones that we feel need your attention the most.

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  3. Top Tudor Watches for Men

    Top Tudor Watches for Men

    Most talk about Tudor watches begins with their association to Rolex, as Tudor has always had to live somewhat in the shadows of the legendary brand from which it was born nearly a century ago. And Tudor’s ties to Rolex are notable, even to this day, perhaps most visible in the Black Bay GMT owing its heritage to the Rolex GMT Master. But Tudor has also staked out its own ground when it comes to luxury watches, and here we delve into a few of their finer offerings for men. Tudor Black Bay Bronze Following blue-dial and brown-dial versions of the Tudor Black Bay Bronze, the third incarnation is the charm with the slate grey fumé dial we met in 2019. And what a dial it is, with lume-filled bronze indices on a design that echoes those of classic Rolex Explorers and Submariners. Also, adding a traditional touch, the Black Bay Bronze has Tudor’s signature snowflake hour hand. It comes with either a striped nylon strap or black leather with contrast stitching; the latter giving the formidable timepiece a more formal look. Chronometer certified with water-resistance up to 200 meters and a power reserve of about 70 hours, it’s built as tough as it looks.   Tudor Pelagos 25600 TB We had to include the Pelagos on this top Tudor watches list. Bold blue, brilliant blue, eye-catching, and vibrant: these are just a few of the ways the Pelagos Ref. M25600TB-0001 is inevitably described. The blue-and-white design is stunning, it’s guaranteed to grab attention. Though, its anti-reflective sapphire crystal tones things down a tad.   While other Tudor dive watches are made plenty tough, this is the most rugged with a titanium case. It has a depth rating of 500 meters, and a helium escape system protecting its in-house self-winding mechanical movement. It also comes with a striking titanium bracelet. Although, this tough timepiece just loves getting fitted with its sturdy rubber strap in matching blue. Tudor North Flag Ref. M91210N-0002 The Black Bay may be the first watch that comes to mind when you think of Tudor watches. And the Pelagos gets understandable attention for its toughness. But the lesser-known North Flag collection deserves more recognition than it gets. We met the first North Flag at Baselworld 2015, but its design roots go much deeper. It is modeled (and thus named) after the Tudor Oyster Prince that went on the rugged British North Greenland Expedition in 1952. Today’s North Flags have vintage-inspired designs that are more reminiscent of watches from the 1970s, notably the Tudor Ranger II. At 40mm in diameter, the North Flag Ref. 91210N-0002 is smaller than other luxury sports watches. And quite sporty it is with a black, white, and yellow color scheme that’s bold and basic in the best possible sense. While it doesn’t grab attention like Tudor’s flagship models, wearers of this retro watch come to love its unique charm.   Tudor Glamour Double Date Ref. M57103-0021 The “Double Date” part refers to a two-window date complication at the 12 o’clock position. Here, Tudor watches turn away from the sports watch styles that gained so much fame for dressier timepieces in the Glamour line. There are a lot of options among the Double Date model, such as dials in silver, black, and opaline white, all either with or without diamonds. The champagne dial of the 57103 reference is particularly appealing. While all measure 42mm in diameter, you can select stainless steel or steel with yellow gold and complementing steel bracelets or leather straps. As this is a watch that loves to dress up, a fine black leather strap is hard to top with a Double Date.   Tudor Fastrider Black Shield Ref. M42000CN-0018 When we first encountered the Black Shield Fastrider in 2013, most of the hype was about its ceramic case. And the buzz was understandable, as the black monobloc ceramic case is an impressive engineering feat. The Fastrider’s association with Italian motorcycle legend Ducati is also no small thing. The watch’s tachymeter scale and chronograph complications brazenly pronouncing that this watch is steeped in the world of racing. With high contrast in its black-and-white design scheme, the watch presents itself boldly. Perhaps more boldly than anything else Tudor produces. And while its look does have odes of vintage flair and notes that recall great racing watches of the past, this one feels altogether contemporary. Tudor 1926 Ref. M91651-0003 Tudor’s 1926 collection goes seriously retro, harkening back to the Roaring 1920s and an Art Deco world. Influenced by flappers who ruled jazz clubs and when fine suits were essential to any well-dressed man’s wardrobe. Through this prism, we get classic dress watches that embrace the elegance of traditional style. The most notable aspect of this throwback style is the lack of a crown guard. That gives the case the formal look of watches from days gone by. There are a lot of options to choose from in this line of Tudor watches. There are choices in silver, black, and opaline to sizes that include 28, 36, 39, and 41mm.   The M91651-0003 is particularly striking, as its black dial embraces the collection’s sense of sophistication arguably better than any other. Rose gold presents the perfect complement, on arrow-shaped indices, slim hour hands, and the bezel on the classic round case. Slip this stylish watch on with a tuxedo and you’re ready to sip martinis with the Great Gatsby. Whether you’re looking for a sporty style, vintage charm, or something more contemporary and cosmopolitan, look nowhere than Tudor watches.

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  4. What Are the Most Durable Watches?

    What Are the Most Durable Watches?

    When it comes to investing in a watch, no matter the price range, it needs to suit your unique preferences. And for many individuals, durable watches are much more valuable even than style or extra features. The Importance of Durable Watches Perhaps your job requires a lot of physical movement and hard handling? Or you simply want one watch that will last you for years instead of months? Does that sound like you? The good news is that you can get strong watches without sacrificing all the other important aspects such as aesthetics. Leading watch designers have got your back and some models will last long while still helping you look suave, sexy and modern…whatever your preference is. Many aspects of your watch determine its durability, so remember to consider all of them. You need a sturdy strap, as well as strong interior components that won’t stop working after a slight impact. The crystal must be strong, and the movable parts should all be resistant to wear & tear. Now, we list some of the most durable watches—in their construction, straps, and interior components—on the current market so you can compare them and find the winner. 5 of the Most Durable Watches to Consider Casio G-Shock Range We’ll start with one for the ladies: you can get durability and still seem feminine & stylish because you can get this model in various colors. Want pink? Sure! Also black models. But all of them look stunning, thanks to details such as pink gold finishes.   Photo from Casio   But we’re talking about durability here, right? This Casio watch will stand the test of time, thanks to a 200m water-resistance and the strong resin band. It will keep on working because it’s resistant to shock and magnetic fields. Some may find this watch a bit bulky with its case measuring 49×45.9×15.8mm, in which case you can consider the next model. Seiko Sportura The Seiko team also has a phenomenal range for women who want strong watches and the 10 bar water-resistance of the Sportura watches is proof of this. The 37.2mm diameter is comfortable to wear, the daintier designs are attractive to many ladies and you still get the strength of a stainless steel case. Suunto Traverse Alpha If you’re in search of strong watches for men, many consumers turn to Suunto. This brand has a range of strong options, but the Traverse Alpha Series comes out on top. Photo from suunto officialAs stated, you don’t have to sacrifice style if you want a durable timekeeper. This model is ultra-modern, and you can pick one of a range of color options. Copper is especially eye-catching. The durability is thanks to the sapphire crystal used, which means it won’t easily shatter after a little bump against a door, tree, or wall. The case is formed out of a composite that has enduring strength. Stainless steel is used for the bezel so you know that each component will give you optimum durability. The specs also speak of its value because it has a 100m water-resistance rating. And don’t worry, the textile strap will last a long time, or you can try the brand’s silicone bands too. Luminox Sea Series ANU When a watch carries a label of being appropriate for navy use, you know you have a sturdy design, right? That’s what you get from Luminox in the brand’s Sea Series. The ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) label shows its strength. You’re also guaranteed a long-term investment because the lithium battery can last for eight years or even longer. The sturdiness continues in the strap because the steel buckle will serve you a long time, even with daily handling. It can resist water up to 200m and the sapphire crystal won’t break easily. Your PU strap is comfortable to wear and long-lasting. Marathon Search and Rescue TSAR Military Divers Watch If you’re looking for durable watches, it’s always wise to trust a model designed with rough handling in mind. This model from Marathon is made for search and rescue teams that often put their clothes & jewelry through tough conditions, so you know this one will suit your needs of durability. You can pick between a steel and rubber strap; both will wear comfortably and last a long time. A leather option is also available if you want a stylish look. Photo from marathonwatch official   With a sapphire crystal cover, you know it will still look new for a long time. It has a submersion rating of 30ATM. And inside the watch, you’ll find tritium gas tubes. These are known to last over 20 years, proving that this is one of THE strong watches you need to consider this year. There’s no question that these durable watches will last you a long time. And yes, it’s worth paying a little more for a leading brand such as Suunto, because you know that with one of these, you’re making a long-term investment.

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  5. Top 3 Grand Seiko Watches

    Top 3 Grand Seiko Watches

    Despite being in business since 1960, the world wasn’t properly introduced to the Grand Seiko watches until 2010. Before that, the watch was made available either by flying over to Japan or by browsing around Japanese online retailers. The aim of Grand Seiko was that the world could see the beauty of Japanese watchmaking. And ever since then, this brand has become one of the most sought-after and quality-driven timepieces and existence. Before we list our favorite Grand Seiko watches, we feel that you should know why this watch is so special. Why Grand Seiko Watches Are So Special Besides the luxury that comes with it, Grand Seiko features several aspects that put it ahead of other timepieces. Some of these features include the quality of its craftsmanship, it’s finishing as well as its history. Craftsmanship One of Grand Seiko watches’ best features is, without a doubt, its craftsmanship. This watch series has remained true to the conventional means of watch adjustment, assembly, and polishing.   The watchmakers of Grand Seiko watches use a technique known as “zaratsu.” This is an ancient sword-making technique to polish swords and is now used to polish every part of the Grand Seiko wristwatch. The watch is assembled by professional wrist watchmakers. The testing and adjustment of the watch are required by COSC on all 5 positions, including a sixth for gravity effects. It’s a process that takes 17 days to complete. Movement Another one of Grand Seiko’s strengths is their consistent spring drive movement. The movement utilizes the mechanical assembly from the 60s, along with a high-tech tri synchro regulator. This results in a kind of technology that prevents the use of batteries. Instead, the watch gets its power from a mainspring, and with better accuracy at that than many quartz wristwatches. What we’re trying to say is that Grand Seiko’s quartz and mechanical movements are the best in the world. The quartz movements also referred to as 9F, are surprisingly accurate. The least accurate movements read 10 seconds a year and the most accurate 5 Seconds. This only serves to indicate that the Grand Seiko 9F is not to be taken for granted. All this tells us that the mechanical movements of Grand Seiko watches are reliable, accurate and simple. Even the oldest division of the brand doesn’t misrepresent what it stands for in terms of technology and tradition.   Grand Seiko Watches History Grand Seiko was brought to this world due to the brand’s inability to make a mark in the luxury watch market at the time. One of the brand’s divisions, Suwa, was tasked with literally producing the greatest wristwatch possible. The classic model Grand Seiko was a three-handed model that was widely renowned. After that, Grand Seiko has been consistently improving on the quality of its watches. Time and again, the brand has come up with a new standard in the luxury watch market. Then in 1964, the brand entered the international Neufchatel chronometer testing. Although it didn’t do well at first, they managed to still rank in the top ten before the competition was axed. Now, let’s have a look at some of the best Grand Seiko watches that you can get your hands on today. Best Grand Seiko Watches of Today 1: The Calibre 9S – SBGR311 Starting off our list is the Calibre 9S SGBR311. This model was introduced to celebrate the caliber’s 20-year anniversary since it was introduced in 1998. Source : Grand Seiko official websiteMost of the grand Seiko models of today are built from the acclaimed caliber 9S. The SBGR311 comes with a lavish dark wooden brown dial in an enchanting radial pattern. It’s both pleasing to the eyes and effective in telling us the time. The caliber 9S is special in a number of ways. Firstly, it utilizes state-of-the-art technologies such as MEMS, which stands for microelectromechanical systems. This is the kind of technology that provides extreme precision and tolerates inaccuracies of a thousandth of a millimetre. Secondly, this technology is combined with conventional craftsmanship in which each gear is meticulously hand-polished. This way, less friction is guaranteed for more appropriate timekeeping and that the lifespan of each component is increased. 2: Grand Seiko SBGA129 AJHH Limited Edition Next up is the SBGA129, otherwise known as snowflake due to the color of its dial.  It has an automatic Calibre of 9R65 movement, which is Grand Seiko’s most well-known Spring Drive movement. The silver-colored second hand operates at a slow but smooth hypnotic movement that is different from other movements like Hi-Beat. The model’s case diameter is 13 mm thick and 39 mm wide. It also features a 72-hour power reserve with a 10-bar water-resistance level. The purpose behind the creation of the watch was so that it offered durability, precision and beauty. It’s also what helped launch the career of Grand Seiko. And there’s not another watch that best represents those characteristics than the Snowflake. It’s only really precise, thanks to its Spring Drive movement. With it, the watch has a mechanical watch’s soul and a quartz watch’s accuracy. Along with its beautiful dial and excellent finishes, Snowflake’s titanium case is extremely durable. 3: The Hi-Beat – SBGH267 Another watch to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Calibre 9S is the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat SBGH267. This model also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Grand Seiko Hi-Beat. The first model, the 61GS, was the brand’s first 36000 vph movement that was launched in 1968. It was also this model that gave the Japanese brand recognition as one of the most accurate watches on the planet. And now, there are several Hi-Beat models available in the GS lineup Source : Grand Seiko official websiteThe SBGH267 is the most affordable of all Calibre 9S models that were introduced. Despite the low-price, it is no way inferior to its gold and platinum brethren. The SBGH267 Hi-Beat boasts the same features as the metal models. Some of them include the dial motive and the Zaratsu polished case. However, the steel model’s dial comes in a deep blue color. The dial also introduces a new 39.5 mm case size to the series.

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  6. Sports Watches: Best Nike Watches on the Market

    Sports Watches: Best Nike Watches on the Market

    For quite some time now, sports and watches have been intricately laced together like a pair of sports sneakers. 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 the one we all know and adore: 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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  7. Top Affordable Mechanical Watches for Men

    Top Affordable Mechanical Watches for Men

    When looking for affordable watches for men, many people simply don’t consider mechanical watches. Not at first, at least. They first think quartz, mainly based on price. And sure, there are lots of great quartz watches out there at great prices. But there are also some wonderful mechanical watches in the same affordable price range as quartz. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the best mechanical watches exclusively for the dashing gentlemen out there. Seiko 5 for Military Style Military inspiration is on full display with the Seiko SNK805 from the Seiko 5 line. A no-nonsense matte-finish face keeps things simple with an inner ring for hour markings. The outer indices for seconds, as does the round steel case that’s basic in the best possible sense. Lightweight and on the unassuming side with a 38mm diameter, this ready-to-go watch feels right at home on a casual nylon strap. And Seiko’s trusty 7S26C movement offers reliable accuracy that performs beyond the low price tag: under $100!     Beyond Bambino with the Orient TriStar When people ask about an affordable mechanical dress watch, the Orient Bambino is often the first response. And, no doubt, the Bambino is great! Both its elegance and its affordability are praise-worthy. But the often-overlooked TriStar (also referred to as 3 Star or Three Star) is impressive in its own right. Branded by three stars on the face, the TriStar has a history stretching back to the 1970s. Orient says they made these affordable mechanical watches as alternatives for those living in developing countries with less access to the replacement batteries needed for quartz watches. Orient has kept the watches old school in style, under 40mm. It has a classic stainless steel bracelet and a day-and-date window on its retro face. While some models in the TriStar line creep up in price to the $200 range (still a great bargain), you can find a new TriStar for about $100. Invicta Pro Diver for a Rolex Feel Okay, fine, most of us know that Invicta dive watches have been derided as the alternative for a Rolex. And, sure, there is some justification in that, as Invicta has mimicked the looks of Rolex (most especially the Rolex Submariner) to create lower-end timepieces. But that doesn’t make Invicta watches bad, just not Rolexes. And let’s just consider the fact that you can get one for about 100 bucks! So, for that price, the Invicta Pro Diver 8926 is a pretty nice selection, both in terms of looks and functionality. The 40mm stainless steel case has solid machining and a fine finish. The aluminum bezel is equally substantial. It’s water-resistant up to 200 meters and the NH35A automatic movement is reliable. While the movement is non-branded, that’s actually Seiko handiwork in there behind the display case back and it’s as dependable as most everything the time-honored watchmakers produce. Sure, it’s not a Rolex, but still, it’s a nice option if you’re looking for an affordable alternative. Get Seriously Sporty with the Citizen Promaster While the Invicta Diver 8926 is a great bargain, you can take a serious step up in dive watches for not all that much more money with a Citizen Promaster. The Citizen NY0040 is a true ISO-certified dive watch with a depth rating of 200 meters and a high-visibility dial. Mixing brushed and high-polish stainless steel finishes, the case is rugged and looks super sporty on a formidable rubber strap. Inside you´ll find the in-house 21-jewel Miyota 8200 movement. With a 46mm diameter and 12mm thickness, this is a watch that wears prominently and really wants to get noticed. That’s all pretty nice for the price of under $300!   Mid-Century Style with the Timex Marlin Mesh This watch might remind you of a timepiece that would be on the wrist of an up-and-coming executive in the 1960s. The Timex Marlin Mesh is a re-issue of a dress watch we first met over half a century ago. Going seriously old school with a hand-wound movement, it oozes sophistication with a silver-on-silver design scheme. The watch, which was made with input from fashion designer Todd Snyder, boasts a Milanese mesh band. While the 34mm stainless steel case is muted enough to feel understated, eyes will be drawn to the silver sunray dial with mid-century-style indices. Priced at just over $200, it’s an elegant choice with a big dose of throwback charm. History and Heritage with the Hamilton Khaki Hamilton is always a great choice when you’re looking for something with deep ties to America’s watchmaking history, as the company dates back to 1892 in Pennsylvania. And their Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical watches offer a homage to that heritage, albeit nearly a century later with a re-issue of a military field watch we first saw in the 1960s. It doesn’t feel formidable at first, as its 38mm diameter is on the smaller side. But it more than compensates for its diminutive dimensions with a classic style that adheres to the US military specs of days gone by. Swiss made today (Hamilton was sold back in the 70s), the Field Mechanical watches has ETA 2801-2 hand-wound movement with a 42-hour power reserve. On a green NATO strap, it positively exudes classic military style and is nicely priced within the reach of most at under $500.   Now, nobody is saying you shouldn’t splurge on a Rolex. Or that a fine Omega isn’t worth the price. Luxury timepieces come with luxury costs because they have a value that justifies the investments. You can put a fine mechanical watch on your wrist without having to shell out big bucks.

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  8. 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 medical practitioners. 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 and 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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  9. Best Seiko Women’s Watches

    Best Seiko Women’s Watches

    With inimitable style, accessible pricing, and impressive solar power, Seiko women’s watches have staked out a unique spot on the international timepiece scene. Seiko Women’s Watches 1: SUP252P9 for Classic Style It doesn’t get more classic than this traditional dress watch, exuding elegance with its pure simplicity. A PVD gold-plated case effortlessly complements an off-white dial and subtle indices in place of numeral hour markers. Fitted on a brown leather strap, the SUP252P9 is a watch that’s ready for office duty and brings an air of sophistication, if not opulence, to any dress-casual occasion. Shop Seiko Women’s Watches   At 20mm across, the case works best on slimmer wrists. It presents a low profile, grabbing attention with subtlety instead of size. While you can’t take this one swimming, it’s nice to know it’s water-resistant up to 30 meters. 2: SUT374 for a Shimmering Show When you want to dazzle with diamonds, the SUT374 is ready in all its glittering grandeur. Sprinkled over a Mother of Pearl dial and the round bezel, 28 diamonds give this showy timepiece some serious sparkle. Rose gold adds to the elegance, found on dramatic sword-style hands, contoured on the outer edge of the bezel. It’s also slipped along the center lines of a stainless steel link bracelet. This is a watch that cries out to be seen. It’s perfect for a Saturday night on the town, its flash, perhaps, offset by your favorite little black dress. Shop Women’s Watches   3: SUP399P9 for Bling That Won’t Blind When you want to put on a show with diamonds that’s not too showy, look to the SUP399P9. The white MOP dial and polished stainless steel case complement the diamond insets and hour markers perfectly. On second look, your eyes will inevitably be drawn to the precious stones running parallel to the square case and found on the dial in tandem. Not the slimmest of offerings in the Seiko line, wearing small-to-medium with a case that’s 24mm across. The watch also lacks contrast in its color scheme,  while at the same time making a bold style statement that fits perfectly with an elegant evening. 4: Timeless Elegance of a SUP406P9 Midnight black, lustrous gold, and shimmering diamonds. Each on their own projects sleek style and cool sophistication. Put them together and the result is simply stunning. That’s what you find with the SUP406P9, a luxury watch that, because it’s a Seiko, does not come with a luxury price tag. While the design echoes that of the SUP399P9, its contrasting elements come together to put on a dramatically different display. The adage that basic black goes with anything applies here. This is a watch that’s equally at home on formal outings or paired with a smart-casual ensemble. And like most others in the Seiko canon, it’s built plenty tough for everyday use, with a Hardlex crystal, a durable stainless steel case and bracelet, and up to twelve months of charge in its solar-powered movement. 5: Minimalist Style with the SUP385P9 Here, we have one of the most casual watches Seiko makes for women, and it’s most minimalistic. Arguably, it’s unisex, making this one of the most versatile watches Seiko offers. The cool blue face of the SUP385P9 eschews the finer details found on most of the watches Seiko makes for women in place of the slightest white indices and slim hands. The round case provides just the right contrast in gleaming black, with a 27.4mm diameter that is tailored to female wrists, true, but also works well for men with slimmer wrists or those who just prefer a timepiece with a lower profile. The black-and-blue cases motif blends effortlessly with the silver stainless steel bracelet. Wear this one with jeans and a t-shirt or play to its sporty side with workout wear. 6: SFQ800 is a True Essential Hailing from Seiko’s Ladies’ Essential Collection, the SFQ800 is just that: a true essential. It’s an excellent selection when it comes to Seiko women’s watches. At first glance, it appears like a casual everyday watch with a classic round case. Bold blue dauphine hands pop in contrast to the silver dial, telling the world this timepiece is at home on a laid-back weekend. Things get a bit dressier when you look at the link bracelet. It has a two-tone mix of silver and gold that puts the watch equally at home at dressier moments. If you’re looking for an essential piece that works with chameleon-like adaptation across your wardrobe, this is a solid choice with charm. Seiko Women’s Watches Conclusion With over a century of watchmaking history, Seiko knows more than just a little about watches and the people who wear them. If you’re looking for a casual timepiece, something for formal occasions, or perhaps something in between, consider the Japanese watchmakers’ wide range of women’s watches.

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  10. 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. This is precisely why a watch is a vital 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 unique professions, such as athletics, those in the military, and probably in journalism, 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 fields 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 beaten 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 extreme conditions. Shockproof: 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 Journalists are part of a lucky bunch. They don’t technically have specific style guidelines to adhere to. They 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 definitely 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 what your profession is, there is sure to be a watch for you with all the different watch styles available in the market. 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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  11. Top Citizen Watches For Men

    Top Citizen Watches For Men

    Most watch owners have known Citizen watches mainly for their creativity, affordability, and excellence for more than 100 years.  Despite being affordable to the general audience, these timepieces boast some of the finest horological engineering and aesthetics that will ever grace your wrist. Some of the world’s biggest names have endorsed Citizen watches. If you’re thinking about getting your first Citizen watch, then you have certainly come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some of the best Citizen watches for men that will look good in elegant and casual attires. 1: Citizen Eco-Drive ProMaster Diver We’ll start our list off with one of Citizen watches most impressive lineups in the Eco-Drive ProMaster. It boasts the brand’s proprietary Eco-Drive technology. With it, the watch is capable of converting light from natural and artificial sources into energy. And the best part about it is that you don’t even need to use or replace any batteries. Though we advise you to sufficiently charge it by exposing it to light before using it. Any watch that uses renewable energy is certainly a winner in our book. Shop Watches for Men And elegance is all this watch is about. It consists of luminous hands, a black dial, a sophisticated black leather strap, and a date indicator. It also features a ratcheted-elapsed time bezel, a non-reflective curved crystal, a screw-down crown, and a screw-back case. It’s made completely of stainless steel, includes a 300M WR and luminous accents. 2: Avion Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch The classic 1950s Aviator style design of the Avion Eco-Drive harkens back to the golden age of travel. Sure, it doesn’t come with some of the usual citizen bells and whistles, but it’s still aesthetically pleasing, nonetheless. When taking it out of the box, you’ll notice right away how big the Citizen Avion really is. The case measures about 45 mm wide and an astounding 52 mm lug to lug. Although, those with smaller wrists may find this a little intimidating. Buy Citizen Watches The dial is obviously classic 1950s aviation styling with a couple of more touches. It looks dark charcoal-colored, followed by distinct orange accents. On top of that, it has a number of concave layers which gives the watch more of an aircraft gauge depth to it. And its 3 o’clock date display window sports a charming retro font. Avion uses a Japanese quartz Eco-Drive j810 movement. The Eco-Drive technology is one that allows the watch to draw power from any light source and convert it into energy. The leather band measures about 22 mm wide, with a buckle closure and contrast stitching. Despite looking attractive, the strap is pretty thick, making it difficult to run it through the buckle. 3: Citizen Watches Men’s AT8110-53E World Chronograph A-T Citizen AT 8110-53E is a timepiece that uses class, as well as atomic timekeeping. To say that is stylish is a huge understatement. It features cutting-edge functionality, a bold black dial, and a simple-to-understand analog display among other things. The face of the watch is guarded by an extremely scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, making it applicable for outdoor activities. It also features a light-powered Japanese quartz movement. The background of the dial consists of three distinct black tones, bringing an amazing deal of class to the product. This is complemented by silver markers and hands, white markers for the outer ring, and the subdials. Chronograph features radio sync for pinpoint accuracy, eco-drive technology that doesn’t require batteries, and water-resistance. 4: Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Perpetual Krone A-T The Perpetual Chrono is a splendid dress and dive watch for a variety of reasons. Its beautiful titanium is complimented with a titanium bracelet. Its silver-tone features a round guilloche dial with 3 chronograph subdials and a black tachymeter top ring. Despite the case looking robust and sturdy, the watch offers a comfortable fit. The pure black round bezel compliments the silvery case quite nicely. It’s powered by Japanese quartz Eco-Drive movement with an analog display.  We certainly like the idea of having a light-powered watch that doesn’t use any batteries. However, we recommend charging it in the sun before using it. These Citizen watches come with a radio-controlled function with five timezones for absolute accuracy. Other features include a perpetual calendar, luminous markers and hands, a stopwatch, an alarm, and a power reserve indicator. Citizen Watches Conclusion And there you have it; some of the best budgeted Citizen watches! There’s no pressure in choosing any of the watches we’ve listed here, as all of them are equally impressive in their own rights. What matters is what appeals to your personal needs and style.

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