These days, it seems practically everyone has a smartwatch. But today, we’re discussing more traditional timepieces. These models may not have all the bells and whistles of your Apple Watch, nor will they connect to other devices in your home – but their craftsmanship and functionality should not be overlooked!
If you’re looking for a cool watch that won’t break the bank, we suggest the Clearly New Gent from Swatch. This water-resistant timepiece was inspired by the Swatch 1983 Jellyfish, featuring transparent casing that allows you to view the quartz movement inside. The case is made from bioceramic, a hybrid of plant-derived plastic and comfortable yet durable ceramic.
Timex plays with color with its Q Timex Malibu, which comes in several bold color combinations inspired by the Southern California beach town. It’s crafted out of stainless steel and features a rotating bezel, quartz analog movement, functional battery hatch, domed acrylic crystal, and convenient day-date window.
This sophisticated timepiece from Shinola comes with a removable bourbon-colored leather strap that can be switched out for alternative strap or bracelet options. It is crafted from stainless steel and has a gold PVD case with a coin edge detail. One of its most beautiful features is its moon phase display, which tracks the phases of the moon.
The Divers Sixty-Fixe Cotton Candy takes the all-bronze look of the Hölstein Edition 2020 and updates it with three pastel shades: blue, wild green, and lipstick pink. The water-resistant watch (up to 100 meters) features two pencil-style hands at its center, a lollipop-tipped secondhand, and a Swiss-made automatic movement with a 38-hour reserve.
The Tank Must Watch SolarBeat is a solar-powered quartz watch that Cartier claims will last at least 16 years before the rechargeable battery has to be replaced. It has a simple yet classic design with a deep blue cabochon-shaped spinel and matching steel hands. This watch is perfect for couples that want to match because it comes in three sizes: small, large, and extra large.