If there’s one last holiday gift you haven’t yet secured, you may as well start mentally preparing yourself for a trip to the mall this weekend. If that thought is too much to bear, though, and you’re an Amazon Prime member, all is not lost. Prime customers can still get free two-day shipping before Tuesday—as long as you place your order by Saturday night.
But what to get? If there’s one concept all guys agree on, it’s that a nice watch makes a great gift. Not all guys wear watches, and that’s fine; even if he’s not a “watch guy” it’s still a wardrobe staple that any man worth his salt would appreciate.
If you like a combination of edgy and classic when it comes to fashionable accessories, a Marc Jacobs watch may be perfect for you. In the tradition of the designer’s love of individuality and beauty, the watches he has designed for women offer both features. You can expect to find bold faces, unique looks, and classic timepiece elements like leather bands and mixed-metal finishes.
When shopping for a Marc Jacobs watch, keep in mind that some styles have large faces that are great for fashionistas that love attention-grabbing looks, but could be awkward on very small wrists. Additionally, links may be to be removed from metal band styles to achieve a precise fit.
Timex Weekender Chronograph
The Classic. Timex quality and panache with rugged styling and indiglo dial. 40mm case, with a leather NATO-style slip-through strap; extra nylon navy strap included. In fact, there are about a dozen different dial/strap combinations available. It’s water-resistant to 30m (100ft), which means it should withstand splashes or brief drops in water but please, don’t forget to take it off before you jump into the shower or pool.
A tool watch for adventurers, the Core is basically a computer on your wrist. An altimeter marks your elevation, a barometer tracks air pressure, and a compass points the way. The intelligent storm alarm is a cool function that notifies you of approaching bad weather. With several design variations (the all-black Military is shown), you’re bound to find the right Core to suit whatever adventure life takes you on.
Victorinox Swiss Army
A versatile timepiece that’s ideal for daily wear to work or even just while relaxing all weekend. The stainless steel bracelet is secured with a deployment clasp. Water-resistant to 330ft (100m), it’s probably fine in the shower and for swimming, but not diving.
Casio Gold & Black Digital Watch
Okay, fine—there’s nothing this watch can do that your smartphone can’t. You’ll either love it or hate it, but you can’t deny the retro vibe. And it’s more than a mere conversation piece; it would have a unanimous 5-star ranking on Amazon if some wiseacre hadn’t given it a 4. And reviewers rave about its convenience, long-life battery, and ease of use.
Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium
Citizen’s Eco-Drive is renowned for quality and durability, and hey—class never goes out of style. Even with its titanium case and bracelet, it’s water-resistant to 100m/330 feet and never needs a battery. Great for the office or the weekend. Right now, this watch is more than 50 percent off its regular price.
A real beauty: versatile, great-looking, and durable. Imported from Japan, it boasts automatic movement with 50-hour power reserve, a sapphire crystal, and a manageable case diameter (39.5mm). Water-resistant to 200m (660 feet), it’s totally fine for surface water sports, but probably not real diving. A bit pricey for a gift, but you deserve it!
Did you know your watch says a lot about you, and your style? Besides being used for practical reasons, the right watch adds a little something-something to your wrist, and allows you to make a statement. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift for him whether it’s his birthday or Christmas, you can never go wrong with a classic watch.