I wanted to give my son a watch for his Birthday. I know watches have been replaced by smartphones, but he’s a Park Ranger who writes tickets and needs to know the date and time and pulling out a phone for the info isn’t very professional.
I had some ideas of what he needed and as I shopped I realized that there were a lot of choices when it comes to men’s watches. Beyond basic watches, they’re are smart watches that extend the functionality of smartphones, and trendy watches which appear to be all about the design with very little thought about function.
He needed something that didn’t require mobile service since he works in remote parks so I decided against a smart watch. Besides, I have one and I rarely use it, it’s forever needed to be repaired with my phone. Who needs that hassle everyday.
But he did need a watch that was backlit for nighttime (which begins at 4pm here in the winter) and one that wasn’t too large as he’s tall but thin. It seems every watch I bought was ENORMOUS on him. I finally found one that fit and that had most of the features he needed, but no backlighting. Weirdly it’s one of the harder features to find.
Mens Watches for Work or Play – Great Men’s Watch Picks:
Braun Classic Chronograph
Braun – Braun Men’s BN0035BKBKG Classic Chronograph Analog Display Quartz Black Watch – $330.00, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
Citizen Radio Controlled Eco-Drive Chronograph
Citizen Watch – Citizen AT4004-52E Men’s Radio Controlled Eco-Drive Chronograph, Silver / Gold – $446.25, See Site shipping – Available at Kay
Shinola The Runwell Leather Strap Watch
Shinola – Men’s Shinola ‘The Runwell’ Leather Strap Watch, 41mm – $575.00, Free shipping – Available at Nordstrom
Hugo Boss Orange
Hugo Boss – Orange New York Quartz Analog Black Dial Men’s Watch 1513004 – $144.99, Free shipping – Available at SavvyWatch.com
LG G Watch
Motorola Moto 360
Motorola – Moto 360 Stone Gray Leather Smart Watch – $249.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com
Timex Mens Expedition
Timex – Mens Expedition Double Shock Black/ Green Resin Strap Watch – $79.95, Free shipping – Available at REI
Citizen Men’s Fabric Strap
Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry
Swiss Army – Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Black Dial Mens Watch 241563 – $242.41 (33% off), Free shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
Casio – Protrek PRW2500B-3 Altimeter Watch One Color, One Size
Casio – Protrek PRW2500B-3 Altimeter Watch One Color, One Size – $208.95, See Site shipping – Available at JacobTime.com
Suunto – Core Brushed Steel Altimeter Watch Brushed Steel, One Size
Suunto – Core Brushed Steel Altimeter Watch Brushed Steel, One Size – $500.00, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
Pyle – – Ski Master V Professional Ski Watch with Max. 20 Ski Logbook, Weather Forecast, Altimeter, Barometer, Digital Compass, Thermometer, Green
Pyle – – Ski Master V Professional Ski Watch with Max. 20 Ski Logbook, Weather Forecast, Altimeter, Barometer, Digital Compass, Thermometer, Green – $61.79, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com
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