You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look like a superstar to the watch enthusiast on your holiday list – you just have to shop smart. There are a host of great quality timepieces on the market that are affordable and make superb gifts. Here we bring you six great stocking stuffer ideas – each priced under $1,200.
From Zodiac, this Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression watch is 40mm in diameter and water resistant to 200 meters. It houses an automatic movement, has a unidirectional bezel and is finished with a leather strap or a metal bracelet. $1,095.
Give him one of the most accurate watches in the world, the Citizen Satellite Wave World Time GPS watch. Crafted in stainless steel, the watch features GPS timekeeping with worldwide reception. It offers time in 40 zones, daylight savings time indicator, perpetual calendar, power reserve indicator and more. $1,150.
For the man who is conscious about the environment, the Seiko Prospex Solar watch is powered by light energy. This chronograph offers split-time measurement function, as well as a 24-hour indicator, date calendar and six months of power reserve once it is fully charged. $515.
Looking to offer more than just a watch? The Luminox Navy Seal Colormark set may be the answer. This watch supports the Undersea Voyager Project by Scott Cassell, with a percentage of the proceeds of the 44mm carbon-reinforced polycarbonate watch are sent to the cause. The watch, water resistant to 200 meters, is sold in a box set with two interchangeable straps, a strap extender, changing tool and water resistant compass in a dive mask storage box. $450.
From Casio, this G-Steel watch is water resistant to 200 meters, shock resistant and solar powered. The watch is built with the brand’s Layered Toughness concept that offers a quality metal body with a Shock Resistant coating structure known to G-Shock fans. $280.
If you’re idea of a successful holiday means plenty of outdoor time, the Reactor Titan is a good bet to wear on your wrist. The Titan’s case, crown tube and caseback are mounted into solid steel, not the polycarbonate often seen elsewhere. Reactor even devised its own ballistic plastic, which it calls NItromid. Moreover, Reactor does not use spring bars, instead relying on a solid screw bar case-to-band interface that provides five to seven times the strength of traditional spring bars. The 45.4mm, 200-meter Titan also features an inner ring timer activated by the 2 o’clock crown and adds four tritium tubes on the inner ring and one on the second hand (eleven total) for easier legibility. Price: $500.