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Best Watches To Gift Your Boyfriend

By Akil Wingate


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Maybe you’ve reached a major milestone in your relationship with Mr. Right. And you want to show how much he means to you. Or maybe his style game needs an upgrade. Or if he’s like me, he’s been dropping hints about a certain watch he’d like. Well here are a few suggestions for ideas to gift your man…

Apple Watch

Apple has created a culture of products and design ideas that continually leads the conversation about how we can make our lives more efficient and hassle free. The Apple Watch is one such example of how to up your man’s style game while keeping him fit and active and consolidating all of his apps and gadgets in one place. The 42 mm Apple Watch is sized perfectly for a normal man’s wrist, never stealing too much real estate wrist space for an oversized dial.

Why? There is none to speak of here. We recommend this iteration of the Apple Watch that comes with 8GB of storage and runs on the watchOS 1.0. The stylish gray aluminum case is everything a man needs to pair with…well everything. No bluster no bling. Simple minimalist style here. And you can buy it on Amazon for $278.93.

Fossil Smart Watch

Speaking of smartwatch technology, Fossil offers its own series of wearables and hybrid tech to make life less complicated for that guy on the go. The Fossil Q Gen 1 smartwatch is just that smartwatch for your boyfriend. Coming in a two tone gunmetal stainless steel case that clocks out at 46mm, this smartwatch pares with all of your Android and iOS apps readily.

It is compatible with Android 4.4, iOS 8.2+ and iPhone 5+ operating systems and devices. And for the rugged look it endows its band and case the device is actually compatible with any of the Fossil bands. So should you want to opt out of the metal bracelet for a leather one, have at it. Best part about this genuinely divine wearable tech? You can buy it on Amazon for $315.

Citizen Eco Drive

Citizen has a constellation of looks that range from robust and rugged field watches to stylish affordable timepieces. The Eco Drive sits in the middle of that sphere with its future forward take on style and function. If you haven’t heard about the Eco Drive line it is Citizen’s solar powered timepiece that has tongues wagging.

We recommend the titanium iteration with its brown leather band. Where will your man wear this? Anywhere he wants. It goes nicely with just about any sort of clothing and any kind of activity. It boasts a Japanese quartz movement, chronograph subdial, illuminated indices and water resistance up to 200 meters. What doesn’t it do? You can buy it on Amazon for $218.90.

Seiko Alpinist Mechanical Watch

Talk about stylish and functional timepieces, Seiko has cultivated a knack for crafting timepieces built for every sort of adventure. Naturally if your man fashions himself a weekend warrior or a regular Indiana Jones, he’ll likely need the kind of hardware that will continue to tick when he gets into the thick of things. We recommend the Seiko Alpinist Mechanical Watch.

It’s a wonderfully rendered timepiece clocking in at 38mm with a durable brushed and polished stainless steel case. It also comes equipped with a compass and 50 hours of battery reserve after a full winding. The Japanese movement keeps it running fluidly come rain or shine, especially given its 200m of water resistance. You can buy it on Amazon for $375.

About Akil Wingate

Akil Wingate is an explorer, producer, filmmaker and writer based in Paris, France. When he isn't traipsing the globe he is usually whipping up a mean millefeuille stracciatella in the kitchen. Learn more about WYCA's Editorial Process.

1 thought on “Best Watches To Gift Your Boyfriend”

  1. Akil thank you for a nice easy-to-understand review, covering some great-looking affordable watches for men. With reviews like these one does not have to fret about his discreet communicating skill to communicate to his wife/partner what he would like to get as a gift.


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