Father’s Day is just over a week away, and if you’re still struggling with finding the perfect gift for Dad, we’re here to help. We’ve got just about every new gadget you can imagine, BBQ grills to fulfill any backyard chef’s wildest dreams, and high-tech massaging recliners that will melt away all of his stress. But all of those options can complicate your gift-giving. So we’re narrowing down our list of Father’s Day gift ideas with a focus on just one uber-popular gift category: watches. The best men’s watches don’t just tell time, they make Dad more productive, more stylish, and even healthier. So we gathered up some of the fathers from around the store and had them pick out a few of their favorite watches in a range of styles and price points. Read on for some great Father’s Day gift ideas that are available both in-store and online.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five combines retro design with modern technology into a watch that any fan of classic timepieces will appreciate. The classic diver’s style watch—inspired by an Oris piece that first appeared in the 1960s—is crafted from anti-corrosive stainless steel with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and is powered by a 26-jewel automatic movement.
Luminox watches are known for certain characteristics. Among those are a build quality and self-illumination technology trusted by the United States Navy SEALS, along with a tendency to craft some of the boldest-looking watches around. The Luminox Scott Cassell is no exception, sporting a vibrant yellow face with matching yellow-striped nylon band, and a CARBONOX case construction that will survive the harshest conditions Dad can dish out.
The Raymond Weil Freelancer Two-Tone strikes the perfect balance between elegance and technical braggadocio, making it ideal for the Dad who appreciates both the style and the mechanics of a fine watch. A window on the sleek black dial reveals the balance wheel of the custom automatic movement, built as part of a collaboration between Raymond Weil and Swiss movement maker Sellita.
The newest activity tracker from the company that basically invented the category, the Fitbit Versa brings even more smart watch features to the Fitbit lineup. In addition to heart rate monitoring, workout reminders and step tracking, the Versa offers overall productivity features. Dad can use it to get calendar reminders, read text messages, and even pay for his morning Starbucks with a wave of his wrist.
If you think Dad would love the Raymond Weil mentioned above, but in a sportier version, this Freelancer chronograph is worth considering. It features Raymond Weil’s timeless style, amped up just a little bit with rugged chronograph functions. The blue PVD case is water-resistant to 330ft, and its automatic movement is good for 46 hours of reserve power.
Like the previously-mentioned model, the Navy Seal Colormark is unmistakably Luminox in style. Featuring the same rugged CARBONOX case, emblazoned with bold green numerals and markings, this a watch that is mean to be seen. If the colors don’t catch your attention, the legendary Luminox Light Technology tritium tubes—which give it a night visibility life span of 25 years—certainly will.
Citizen Eco-Drive watches are among the most popular timepieces available today, thanks to their combination of affordability, style, and functionality. This model, featuring a textured black face with day and date dials, and a rustic brown leather belt, looks as at home in the office as it does on the trail. And thanks to Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology—powering the watch with any light source—Dad will never have to wind or change a battery in the CTO.