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Watches December, 11 2013

Selectism Holiday Guide: 10 Gift Ideas for Watches and Accessories

Today’s guide focuses on watches other timepiece accessories covering high to low price points. While this is not a definite guide to watches, it is a wide view into both classic and modern timepieces: this list runs from $55 to $7,000 with a good variety in between. Look for watches and Italian leather accessories from the likes of TUDOR, Porsche Design, Timex, KiBiSi, Perry Ellis and more.

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TUDOR Heritage Black Bay

TUDOR relaunched their North American watch offering recently. Part of the ROLEX family TUDOR offers a more economical timepiece as compared to it’s big bother. We love the clean look and pricing on the Heritage Black Bay. You will be hard-pressed to find a man who wouldn’t add this beauty to their collection. The Heritage Black Bay is available on strap or steel bracelet. ($3,100, $3,425)

 

Porsche Design Titanium Compass Heritage Watch

Porsche Design’s frequently revived style since the 1970s, has a simpler face but opens to reveal a compass housed underneath the bezel. ($7,140)

 

Perry Ellis Mesh Skagen Band Watch

Stainless steel bands are the choice of spring and summer days: a lightweight mesh band keeps the watch cool on wear. This gunmetal-colored Perry Ellis watch is a fine addition for any gentleman looking for an understated timepiece. The simple hand and date marks are more than enough to keep you on time for your next engagement. The mesh-metal band finished it off nicely. ($99)

 

KiBiSi for Bulbul Pebble Watch

The watches come in four styles varying in colors for the watch face and straps. No ticks or hour marks on this one: the extremely simplistic design and thin straps makes for a uniquely modern and understated unisex style watch. ($440)

 

Burberry “The Britain” Watch in Black 

Those seeking a larger watch face may consider Burberry’s The Britain. We happen to love the black version featuring black matte dial with Super-LumiNova hands and black rubberized alligator strap. Designed in the UK; built in Switzerland.  ($1,895)

 

Mondaine Swiss Railways Evo Watch

Mondaine is the official timekeeper of the Swiss Railway system. Their EVO watch is a wearable version of their wall clocks featuring that iconic red seconds hand which travels around the watch’s face. A Selectism favorite. ($195Selectism Holiday Guide: 10 Gift Ideas for Watches and Accessories)

 

Hodinkee Italian-Made Leather Watch Straps

Upgrade your wristwatch with Hodinkee’s Italian straps. Available in an assortment of leathers and colors, the straps are sourced from a small artisan within Italy’s Tuscany region. ($149)

 

Braun Black Chronograph

No watch list is complete without a mention of BRAUN’s iconic a retro watch line. This analog beauty features a 38mm black matte stainless steel case and calfskin leather strap. A very clean look. Our partner Need Supply Co. has it. ($320)

 

Timex Originals

The Timex OriginalsSelectism Holiday Guide: 10 Gift Ideas for Watches and Accessories collection of watches are reader-favorites. Economically-price for anyone’s budget, the collection from Timex offers a wide selection of face and strap variations. One of the easiest gifts you can give this year ($55Selectism Holiday Guide: 10 Gift Ideas for Watches and Accessories)

 

Travelteq Vacchetta Leather Watch Roll

Keep your watches and jewelry safe while traveling with this Italian-made watch roll lined with soft Alcantara. Carries up to five watches and jewels. Supple, indeed. ($206)

 

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