Your summer wristwatch should be impressive enough for meetings with the CEO but easily transferrable to an after-hours, active lifestyle. From diving and hiking to golfing and sailing, there is a stylish and durable watch for every kind of guy. The popular styles on the market range from the timeless classic to the technologically advanced sports watch.
“A trend I’ve seen in watches is ‘innovation within the iconic’ — classic watch brands and legacy watch collections are adding layers of complexity through material play,” says Brandon Little, SVP and chief creative officer of Fossil Group. “These include weathered case finishings, combinations of rubber and leather, and technical upgrades in quantifiable materials such as titanium, sapphire, or exotic skins.”
It makes for a handsome, affordable timepiece, and one that’s durable enough to withstand a long hike, deep dive, round of golf, or sweltering summer barbecue without falling apart, or falling out of style, by season’s end.
“A difference with these brands is the watch band,” says Pete Humphries, co-Founder of Parsonii Watches. “They are straying from the typical, chain-link band and leaning towards fabric — leather, nylon, tweed, etc.”
A watch can break or make your professional presentation, and has the same importance in your favorite summer adventures.