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So you wanna purchase a watch huh? Well, You’ve come to the right place.
Watches have been used for centuries to accurately track time and make bold fashion statements. They’re typically worn either around the wrist or attached on a short chain and carried in a pocket. Before you hurry to scroll down and check out the watches we collected, lets travel back in time first.
In the 1920s, men mostly carried pocket watches while women wore wristwatches, originally called a Wristlets. During that time men thought wristwatches were simply a fad, even going as far to say that you’ll catch them wearing a skirt before they’d ever wear a wristwatch. This ignorant opinion changed during World War I.
Soldiers on the battlefield often found the pocket watch very impractical. They decided to attach their watches to their wrists by a cupped leather strap for easy access.
Honestly if you’re on the battlefield with bullets flying in every direction, you don’t have time to fudge around with your pockets. A swift look at your wrist is obviously much more logical and effective.
It’s also believed that Girard Perregaux, a high-end Swiss watch manufacture, equipped the German Imperial Navy with wristwatches in a similar fashion as early as the 1880s, which allowed easy synchronization of naval attacks and firing artillery.
Now that you know a bit of history about watches, let’s discuss their guts. The movement of a watch is usually mechanical, fully electronic, or a blend of the two. Their displays range from analog, tactile, to digital. Most modern watches are also illuminated for easy viewing in the dark. Functions of watches vary vastly.
Some are quite minimal, simply telling you the accurate time, while other go as far as to having a built-in camera, GPS, WiFi capability, microphone, touchscreen, and much more.
Today we gathered some gorgeous watches for you to check out. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, I’m sure you’re bound find an awesome timepiece. Investing in something that’ll last forever is a smart purchasing decision. Passing a watch down to your son or daughter someday is an illustrious experience.
Qlocktwo Watch by Biegert & Funk
QLOCKTWO W brings the ingenious concept of telling the time with words to your wrist. Words are displayed at five-minute intervals, while four small dots give the precise time in minutes.
Skeleton Core Watch
Mens Winner Original Core skeleton watch offering great style and design.
- See through skeleton design dial.
- Durable Stainless steel watch case.
- High grade leather watch strap for classic styling.
- 3ATM water resistance to meet your daily needs.
V02 Steel Watch by Void
The V02 Steel Watch by Void from the VO2 collection expands their already stylish designs with their trademark steel block case. It’s a retrograde of sorts, not a flyback but rather a half dial with double hands.
Each with different lengths and corresponding markers measured and colored to match the hours and minutes viewed on the dashboard style display. As each hand rotates along the semi-circle markers, they reach the end (upper left) and go out of view allowing the opposite longer or shorter hand to come into view on the opposite side.
WN-2 Think the Earth Watch
After the overwhelming sellout success of their prototype wn-1 watch, Think the Earth is back with the WN-2 Earth Watch. This is as cool a piece of engineering as it is of design- a 1/580 million scale model of the Earth’s northern hemisphere rests under a glass dome, rotating once a day in line with the actual Earth’s motion.
Tangente Datum Watch by NOMOS
The long-distance date: NOMOS Glashütte’s own construction, conspicuously large, conspicuously beautiful. The date (with NOMOS rapid switching) makes the classic even more elegant and interesting.
Camo Android Phone Watch
This cool Android Phone watch features a color scheme based on the latest US Army Combat Uniform Pattern! With the Android 2.2 OS, a 2.0 Inch Capacitive Touchscreen, and a 2MP Camera, the Rock Smartphone Watch will totally rock on your wrist. It features a camera, bluetooth, and WiFi capability, as well as a microphone and SD slot.
Suunto Ambit GPS Watch
The Suunto Ambit Watch, a uniquely capable device that keeps you located in space as well as time, is a marvel of technological achievement.
Digital Destruction Watch
The Digital Destruction Watch. Set in an analog body, the traditional mechanical dial seems to have shattered to make way for the digital LCD screen. The “crown” is actually a button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.
WW1 Heure Sautante Watch by Bell & Ross
Bell & Ross is a company established in 1992 in France. It is leaded by the Swiss and French designer Bruno Belamich and Carlos A. Rosillo. The first production of the company was made by a German watchmaker Sinn and since that time the company has been supposed to be one of those that make perfect watch production.
The outstanding design of Bell & Ross watches and comfort will always be in the heart of the owners around the world. The unforgettable appearance of watches and their wonderful elegance will turn you from a usual person into a king or a queen of the whole world.
Ressence Type 3 Watch
The Ressence Type 3 transports time from the dial to the crystal. The orbiting indications are bathed in a fluid that refracts light like air, so that the indications appear to be displayed directly onto the sapphire crystal – closer to the eye of the beholder. The high-contrast white indicators against the black dial appear to be projected onto the top crystal as if onto a screen. Type 3 offers a tangible feeling of being able to touch time itself.
This very cool 2-in-1 watch conceals a refillable butane lighter, making it a party trick waiting to happen!
Memento Pocket Watch
3012 Series Watch by Mats Lonngren
The design process started from the basic watch face, where the goal was to find a user-friendly and unique way of representing the time. The result is a simple, functional and aesthetic product where each design detail has been crafted to highlight the display. The logic of the watch face is simple; the bottom disk indicates the hour and the top disk the minutes.
EOS Mixtape Watch
This watch features a anodized black stainless steel case with “EOS NEW YORK” laser etched onto the base. On the sides of the case laser etched also is a robot and “60 MIN.” On the dial is two movable discs which look like the movement of a real cassette tape. On the right dial is where the hands are for the time.
Keep track of time in style with these functional cufflinks from Jan Leslie. The black faces and brilliant silver finish of these designer cuff links will help you be on time for your meeting or dinner date while giving your look a flawless finishing touch.
Black Cycle Eyes Chronograph Watch by Paul Smith
Paul Smith Cycle Eyes is a chronograph wristwatch, from the iconic ‘Eyes’ collection inspired by cycling.
Only The Brave Watch by Diesel
This Only The Brave Watch by Diesel has a unique large design which symbolizes power and strength to the bearer. With a stainless steel design it has a case diameter of 51mm.
Titanic Steampunk Black Watch By Romain Jerome
Officially certified and guaranteed, RJ-Romain Jerome has used their expertise to transform coal, steel and rust into integral parts of each timepiece. The rusted steel bezel is a combination of two metals separated by a century of time.
Rust was once an enemy of the industry but now RJ has devised an unique process to stop the rust corroding any further-a first in the watchmaking industry. Original coal dust has been skillfully and expertly applied onto the dial to give it a deep dark hue with a charred texture.
The dial itself features hands inspired by the Titanic’s anchor and the counters on steam engine dials. Fittingly limited to 2,012 pieces.
Grand Daddy DZ7262 Watch by Diesel
This mega-oversized limited edition timepiece features four chronographs for when one watch isn’t enough. The laser crystal and pyramid texture dial set this big and bold watch apart.
Braun DW30 Digital Watch
Braun Men’s Square 24 Hour Digital LCD Watch features a black leather band and thick matte stainless steel case.
White Dial Kendrick Watch by Xetum
The Kendrick collection features bold automotive inspired dials, paired with nylon or rubber straps – a distinctive new look for the Xetum collection.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Watch
Featuring Omega’s Co-axial mechanism, these COSC chronometer certified mens automatic watches are a testament to quality, elegance, and precision worthy of boasting George Clooney, Michael Phelps, and James Bond as their ambassadors.
Hubert has designed the Plicate with details in mind. The pleats on the underside of the strap allow the flow of air between the watch strap and the wearers wrist to prevent the build up of dirt, while the strap fastening uses a popper clasp, more commonly found on festival wrist bands, to allow for a secure closure.
The Faceless Watch
Blending seamlessly into the watch’s stainless steel links, the four disguised LED sets are only detected when they illuminate to form 9/16″ H red digital numbers at the press of a button. The top row displays the hour and the lower row the minute; the press of a button switches the view to month and day.
Past Present Future Watch
Sometimes we need to be reminded to live in the present, and not be worried by what is in the past and what lies ahead in the future. Through its clever design, the Past, Present and Future watch by Daniel Will-Harris only displays the present time thus forcing you to only focus on what is happening in the now, in this very moment.
Celeste Chrome Watch by Ziiiro
The Celeste combines the beauty of color and form by display time using two transparent colored discs. Overlapping both discs creates an array of stylish blue and grey. The main theme is minimalism, so there are no distracting elements in the design, and after a short time you will acquire a feel for reading the time.
Tsovet SVT-GR44 Watch
Effortlessly observed under the refined sapphire crystal are sandwiched dial layers, distinct matte finish indicator hands with luminous time function and bold numerical representations.
Each time piece is accompanied by a book that commemorates Chip Ganassi Racing teams 145 wins from 1994 to 2011. The commemorative book and limited edition time piece are presented in a custom designed, carbon-fiber wrapped wooden display box.
This Reveal Watch has been called a mystery watch and a watch of unique characteristics. Whatever you call it, this is by far a cool and unusual timepiece that has a stainless steel mesh or leather band. The mesh band is made of a high quality fine mesh stainless steel, electroplated so the color won’t wear off even after years of use.
Luminox 1879.BO Stainless-Steel Analog Bezel Watch
This striking watch from Luminox commands attention through its relentlessly severe monochromaticism. The covert blackout design minimizes reflections, along with anti-reflective coating on the crystal.
Looking for a way to tell time that makes people do a double take (or better yet, leave you alone)? Tell ’em it’s half-past the square root of 144, or quarter-past one to the 9th power. The Equation Watch is a fun watch for the math geek or teacher in your life. The classic black design looks good dressed up or down and matches pretty much everything in your wardrobe. A perfect watch for a math geek or teacher.
Concrete Watch by Dzmitry Samal
“Watchmaking, as I see is more than just a time measuring mechanism. It is the main male jewellery and should reflect the personality and strenght of its owner. I chose concrete, a noble, modern, honest and robust material, the stuff our megapolis are made of.
My watches tell the story of an alliance of French creativity and Swiss technical performance, innovating in a field that has never been explored in watchmaking before.My designs are sophisticated in their simplicity and plainly contemporary…” Dzmitry Samal
Suunto Core Alu Watch
The outdoor watch combines easy-to-use outdoor features (altimeter, barometer & compass) in a range of stylish design options.
Golden Bridge Watch by Corum
When it comes to the surprisingly simple style of Corum’s famous Golden Bridge Men’s 18kt watch, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” For the man who doesn’t mind standing out in a crowd, this watch has a mode that is unmatched. It’s eye-catching without being obnoxious. Accurate without being ordinary. With a ground-breaking design that dates back to 1980, The Golden Bridge is proof of Corum’s technical mastery of watchmaking style.
Redesigned yet fully reminiscent of the original, this version features a bold, visually dominant tonneau-shaped case made of 18K rose gold. At the center, supporting the entire hand-engraved movement is a bridge also made of 18K gold. There, you’ll find the mainspring, gear train, and escapement seemingly floating with nothing but air on either side.
Jacob Jensen Chronograph Watch
This chronograph’s award-winning design is simple and uncluttered, featuring chronograph and traditional watch functions.
Time Traveller Watch by Mr Jones Watches
The watch uses 16 landmark buildings to mark the time in different regions. You can read the local time by looking at the landmark building in your city or time-zone. For example, if you’re in London, then you use Big Ben as your hour hand; in Paris you look to the Eiffel Tower, and in New York you use the Statue of Liberty. A pigeon, the universal city dweller marks the minutes.
The Time Traveler Watch uses a 24-hour mechanism, which means the hour hand makes one rotation in 24 hours. This means you read it slightly differently from a regular (12 hour) watch: The upper semi-circle marks the hours from 6am to 6pm.
When the hour hand is pointing horizontal left (9 o’clock on a regular watch) this corresponds to 6am. 12 noon is centre top and horizontal right is 6pm (3 o’clock on a 12 hour watch). The lower semi-circle marks the hours from 6pm back to 6am, with centre bottom marking midnight.