We don’t know about you, but we’re always stuck over what presents to buy our other halves. A new phone cover? A gym membership? The standard boxers and socks combo?
One gift we know would definitely please your man, is the gift of time (literally). Yes, even in this era of smartphones, people still need, nay want, watches. And now more than ever, the industry is filled with watches that fulfil most of our needs. Whether your man is a frequent flyer, a gentleman in suits, or a deep sea diver – there’s a watch for him.
To help you out, we’ve picked out 14 watches for almost every kind of man.
If your man is a swimmer, diver or just loves being near the water, this is for him. Built from robust grade 5 titanium, the timepiece stands out by its vibrant oceanic-blue hints – on its indexes, logo, and hands.
Another reason you may want to get this piece? A portion of the sales will help to fund a wildlife project in Botswana.
For the sportsman – this watch is the tracking companion from all things fitness, to diet to sleeping patterns. Don’t worry if your man is into less popular workouts, because there’s guides for over 60 of them installed.
Amongst all its functionality, this smartwatch stands out for its sleek, modern design. You can also personalise the watch with different straps.
Three chronograph counters, luminescent markers and a fine-brushed steel physique make this watch the stylish one every modern man needs.
It’ll survive the wear and tear with passing time as the case is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Not to mention, it’ll still look trendy a decade from now.
The asymmetrical shape and arcade-like red button make this watch a unique one.
Paired with the black mesh strap, stainless steel case and mineral glass, the Mach 2000 is nothing short of contemporary – with of course a 90’s twist.
Fuss-free, sleek and minimalistic. For the on-the-go man, this watch simply tells the hour and minute on a faceless dial donning cubes all over.
To match with – a silver mesh bracelet and the Calvin Klein logo in silver. Its simplicity makes it a timepiece every man would like, if you ask us.
Another unusual watch is this one, created by the Prince de Baschmakoff.
Inspired by the olden times, this vintage piece simply sports a little window housing three gold discs that rotate by the hour, minute and second.
Worn with its brown genuine leather strap, this is the watch the gentleman will want. It is also available in black.
Featuring a different physique, the Tag Heuer Carrera also comes in an all-black exterior, that we simply had to include. The black rubber strap is dressed with a “tire design” and flows seamlessly with the sandblasted titanium case, that has been coated with black titanium carbide.
With a water resistance of up to 100m, it’s safe to say that he’ll be wearing this everywhere – on land or seas.
Straight up this watch stands out thanks to the white indexes and numerals that sit on a navy blue dial. The timepiece also has a 30-minutes counter, a tenth of a second counter, and a 60-seconds chronograph hand in the centre.
With all that’s going on, the surroundings are kept simple with a genuine leather strap and stainless steel case and buttons. The watch is also available with different strap and dial designs.
It’s the first line of watches from the brand with features chronograph performance in analog format.
This astonishing stainless steel watch not only has dual dial World time, but it also shock resistant, solar powered and can connect with a smartphone easily to get the time information – so he has no excuse to be late.
The luxury Swiss watchmakers pay ode to Art-Deco in this watch, with a case and sapphire crystal that curved from top to bottom and left to right.
Sitting atop the transparent dial is a large date indicator and pink gold numerals and indexes. Lying underneath it is the mechanical heart which he can watch time pass by with.
The watch also sports a moon phase indicator and an alligator black strap.
Manufactured with calibre MT5612, this watch flaunts an all-steel physique with a satin finish. Unlike the other Black Bay pieces, this watch introduces a date function, so yes, he has no more excuses for forgetting your anniversary.
For added style, the sapphire crystal is domed and the face dons a simple design – all black with white indexes and hands. The watch also comes with a leather strap.
Created by Roger Tallon, a pioneer in design, the Mach 2000 sees a different watch shape with its asymmetrical case and three buttons donning the three primary colours – a retro style that pays tribute to the Dark Master watch.
The watch is easy to read with its detailed indexes and additional minute bezels and winding date function.
For the modern fitness junkies! This watch not only connects with your phone (iPhone 5s or later), but it also has a built-in GPS, a heart rate sensor, and accelerometer.
Whether he’s running or hiking, this watch will be the only companion he needs, besides you of course!
Donning an indigo blue shade, the Big Bang Meca-10 combines cutting edge mechanics and ultra-resistant material. Its case, bezel and folding clasp are made of high-tech ceramic – an extremely hard and solid, yet lightweight material that’ll last long.
It’s a watch no man could say no to, so this is the one to go for if you're on the fence.