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2017 Watch Gift Guide: 8 Timepieces Any Man Would Love In His Collection

With the holidays just around the corner, we at Brinker’s Jewelers wanted to take the time to introduce our favorite Men’s Watches in several price categories. Each model featured here is available in-store in multiple color and material combinations.

We’ll begin by looking at two entry-level watches with distinctly different heritages — one domestic, the other Swiss. Both, however, would make any lucky man proud to own them.

Less than $1,000

 

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Steel

Case Size: 43mm
Movement: Quartz
Strap Type: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Retail Price: $625

Developed for Victorinox’s 130th anniversary, the Victorinox Inox is the embodiment of rugged good looks. In this price range, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a tougher watch with a swiss pedigree and refined aesthetics.

The INOX is a hefty watch that comes in a variety of color and material combinations, and is as comfortable in the office as it is on a construction site. And when we say it’s tough, we’re not joking.

You can drop it from 30 feet onto concrete; you can take it to earth’s most extreme environments and even run it over with a tank, literally — whatever you throw at the INOX, nothing will stop it from ticking.

According to Victorinox, the case alone ‘required 4 years of thought, 3 years of development, and 6 months of testing’.

Shinola Runwell


Case Size: 41mm
Movement: Quartz
Strap Type: Leather Strap
Retail Price: $550

Hand-assembled in Detroit, MI, the Shinola Runwell is a bold, stylish choice for someone who loves a good story. With a trustworthy quartz movement, the Runwell is one of those watches you’ll never have to fuss over — it does two things well: 1. It looks great and 2. It stays reliably accurate.

Plus, you can choose any number of assorted color combinations to show off either your school spirit, or sports team loyalty.

$1,000 to $3,000

 

NOMOS Club Campus


Case Size: 38.5mm
Movement: Mechanical
Strap Type: Leather Strap
Retail Price: $1,500

Made in Glashütte, Germany, NOMOS Glashütte timepieces are known for their beauty, craftsmanship, and excellent materials. The Club Campus is no exception.

A shining example of world-class craftsmanship, the Club Campus is a manual-winding mechanical watch with clean lines and an overall sense of refinement. At just $1,500 it is an heirloom-quality timepiece at an incredible value and the perfect gift for those setting out to accomplish great things.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 GMT

Case Size: 41mm
Movement: Automatic
Strap Type: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Retail Price: $2,050

Inspired by Formula 1 racing, Tag Heuer of Switzerland set out to design a high-performance watch that was rugged enough for professional racers and handsome enough for the everyday speed enthusiast.

This particular model, the Caliber 7 GMT allows the wearer to track the time in two different time zones, making it an ideal gift for regular travelers.

$3,000 to $5,000

 

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel

Case Size: 41mm
Movement: Automatic
Strap Type: Stainless Steel Bracelet*
Retail Price: $3,800
*Comes with an additional fabric strap.

If you think he’s a ‘one-watch kinda guy’, then look no further than the Tudor Black Bay series. This diver’s watch is as comfortable on the ocean floor as it is under the cuff of a tuxedo shirt. Few watches can be dressed up or down as seamlessly as this.

Created by the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, Tudor was his way of getting Rolex-quality timepieces onto the wrists of more people at a more pocket-friendly price. And, true to the Rolex reputation, Tudor cuts no corners in their in-house manufacturing process. The Black Bay series of watches, including this example with a brushed steel bezel, are heirloom-quality timepieces that can handle anything you throw at them.

NOMOS Silvercut Neomatik

Case Size: 38.5mm
Movement: Automatic
Strap Type: Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan Leather
Retail Price: $4,280

Another of NOMOS’ stellar offerings, the Neomatik was designed with innovators in mind. And this particular rendition, with its satin-brushed steel face and minimalist appearance would be at home on the wrist of any entrepreneur or general mover-and-shaker.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Neomatik is its thin profile. At just over 8mm in height, this watch slides perfectly under the sleeve of a dress shirt. At less than $5,000 and chalked full of NOMOS’ proprietary innovations, this is one serious watch.

More than $5,000

 

Tudor Heritage Advisor

Case Size: 42mm
Movement: Automatic
Strap Type: Alligator Leather
Retail Price: $5,850

Sometimes, finding the perfect gift can be difficult. In these circumstances, it can help to look for something very … different. And, well, the Tudor Advisor is as elegant as it is different. Sporting a unique alarm feature, developed by Tudor, the Advisor pays homage to vintage watches of the 1950’s, but with updated engineering and modern refinements.

This timepiece comes with either a stainless steel bracelet, or a bold alligator leather strap. The watch is as rugged as any other Tudor creation, but is most certainly at home in any business environment.

Rolex Date Submariner

Case Size: 40mm
Movement: Automatic
Strap Type: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Retail Price: $8,550 (Non date sub is $7,500)

One word sums it up, iconic. The Rolex Submariner is the quintessential dive watch. Developed in 1953, it was the first watch to boast water-resistance up to 100 meters, a hallmark during the pioneering era of scuba diving. Since then, it has adorned the wrist of adventurers, celebrities, and watch enthusiasts alike.

Completely manufactured by Rolex, the Submariner is a perfect expression of form intersecting function. But, to fully appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of the Rolex Submariner (and any other Rolex offering, for that matter) we encourage you to visit our showroom and hold these timeless pieces for yourself.

 

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