The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to think about all the presents you’ll be giving to friends and relatives. Should any of your loved ones happen to be passionate about watches, the editors at IMBOLDN have you covered.
A watch, whether it be expensive or inexpensive, is a very personal object. It holds a different meaning for each of us, and therefore deserves particular attention when choosing just the perfect one. However, sometimes it is better to give a gift that, in some way, enhances a person’s care or love of watches. Regardless of the route you take in choosing a gift for the watch lover on your list, we have that perfect something for you.
Seiko Prospex “Alpinist”
For the adventurer on your holiday gift list, Seiko’s Prospex “Alpinist” is a contemporary take on Seiko’s first sports watch introduced in 1959. Powered by the Seiko 6R35 movement, the watch has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Water resistant to 200 meters, the “Alpinist” boasts a screw down crown and see-through caseback. The watch sports a handsome black leather strap with contrast stitching and a tri-fold push button release clasp.
A Man & His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them
The perfect holiday gift for the horological aficionado in your life, this elegant book is a celebration of the enduring love affair between a man and his watch. For this coffee table book, author Matt Hranek has traveled the world conducting first hand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, complete with stunning original photographs of every single piece.
Marathon Large Diver’s Automatic (GSAR)
Designed for use by Search and Rescue (SAR) divers and issued to the United States Marine Corps, the Diver’s Automatic is a watch built to withstand the most extreme conditions. The 41mm watch is water resistant down to 300 meters. Built from 316L surgical grade stainless steel, the watch is a high quality, purpose-built timepiece that will reliably accompany you wherever you take it. It uses a scratch resistant, sapphire glass crystal to ensure that the dial can be read even under direct sunlight, or deep underwater.
Mark & Graham Travel Watch Roll
A perfect gift for the man who’s protective of his timepieces, Mark & Graham’s Travel Watch Roll will keep up to three watches safe and protected whether at home or traveling. Available in a choice of brown, black, or camel, the roll features a micro suede lining and a double snap closure. There’s even a hidden compartment inside for cufflinks or collar stays. For an extra charge, add a foil debossed monogram for that personal touch.
Unimatic UC1 in Silver/Black
Made in Italy, Unimatic’s UC1 in Silver/Black series diver watch would be a welcome addition to any man’s watch collection. The watch face boasts lume markers and a black dive dial for extra legibility. Part of the brand’s Classic series, the watch is distinctive with a new ‘CLASSIC’ writing on the dial as well as on the screw down caseback engraved with a ‘Rosa Dei Venti’ diagram. Water resistant to 300 meters, the 40mm UC1 arrives on a heavy duty Unimatic black nylon strap.
Shinola Travel Watch Case
Handcrafted from Navigator leather, Shinola’s Travel Watch Case is built for long-lasting quality and functionality. Designed to safeguard two of your timepieces, the case has watch-shaped recesses that are lined with soft and protective suede. Furthermore, snap closure tabs inside the watch case secure the timepieces in place. For extra security, there is also a double-sided flap to protect your watches from each other. Truly a gift that will last a lifetime.
Citizen Promaster Dive Automatic in Green
The 44mm Citizen Promaster Dive Automatic is a handsome watch with a striking green dial. The watch boasts anti-reflective sapphire glass crystal that’s scratch- and shatter-resistant, along with a dial that has highly luminous hands and hour markers for excellent low-light visibility. Water resistant to 200 meters, the watch features a case back engraving of the fugu (pufferfish), from which the Promaster draws its design inspiration.
Rapport London Heritage Five Watch Box In Macassar
A truly special gift for the watch lover in your life, Rapport’s Five Watch Box is made from Macassar and is finished off with five layers of hand-applied lacquer that gives this box a luxurious luster. Designed with five watch cushions that are adjustable to fit large and smaller watches alike. The hinges together with the lock and key are gold plated and the interior is finished with a light brown suede lining that ensures the safety and security of your collection.
Shinola Traveler 2 Eye Chrono in Golden
Shinola’s Traveler 2 Eye is a classic chronograph with two sub dials with outlined numerals and pusher buttons. Whether dressed up or down, the 42mm Traveler is a substantial watch with an everyday silhouette. Hand-assembled in Detroit with Swiss parts, the paper vellum textured dials are inspired by the sand dunes of Michigan. The Traveler is finished with a woven canvas strap and a whip-stitch leather strap and is delivered in a handsome wooden box.
The Watch Book Rolex
An ideal gift for all watch collectors and Rolex devotees, The Watch Book Rolex by Gisbert L. Brunner guides one through the world of the famed Rolex watch brand, drawing out the technical and aesthetic highlights and key background facts about the storied brand. The Watch Book Rolex is a handsome and substantial artifact that presents 400 photos, many of them sourced from Rolex archives. This is the essential reference for Rolex lovers in particular, and prestige Swiss watch lovers in general.
Graphic Image Leather Watch Roll
This soft, supple handcrafted watch roll by Graphic Image is made from genuine Bison. With pockets for four watches complete with a suede cover, rest assured your watches will travel safely and securely. The watch roll can be personalized with one to three initials to make this a truly thoughtful gift that any watch collector will cherish.
Springs and Gears Zenith El Primero White Print
For a highly unique gift for the watch aficionado, look no further than Springs and Gears Zenith El Primero White Print, available in 8”x8” or 15”x15” sizes. Printed on a sustainable blend of 90 percent bamboo and 10 percent cotton, the print features the legendary Zenith El Primero movement. Part of the automatic chronograph arms race series, the caliber 3019 PHC was part of the race in the 1960s to release the first automatic chronograph, and it is the only one to remain in production to this day.