It happens every year. Father’s Day is right around the corner and no, he doesn’t need another keychain pocket knife or that three-pack of white undershirts you’ve been eyeballing. A great watch is a thoughtful and inspiring gift for any dad out there, but choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Accounting for your old man’s personal taste and style preferences is paramount, but if you get it right, it’s a gift that’ll last a lifetime. Besides, your dad might even be the one that first sparked your watch obsession in the first place. So, it’s time to pay it forward with something awesome.
For The Budget-Conscious Dad
Pops isn’t really into anything too flashy. If he had any idea about what Swiss watch prices look like these days, he might go off on another one of his rage-filled dad rants again. A sensible choice is never a bad option. Plus, many of the lower-priced selections make for excellent tool watches that can transition between a variety of situations. Consider something purpose-built and low key.
Our Pick: The Oris Titanium Diver
For The Suit & Tie Dad
This is the guy who taught you that only a Double Windsor is good enough. He’s always impeccably dressed and loves a clean look that carries on into everything he does. In this case, Dad might benefit from a dressier piece that’ll match his style and enhance his overall look. Search for something classic, dapper, and versatile.
Our Pick: The Cartier Santos 100
For The Outdoor “Mountain Man” Dad
Dad was never really one to stop with just a simple game of catch. No, he’s all about grit, diagonal lashing, and knows at least 57 different ways to start a campfire. Chances are, his bedside drawer also serves as a weird Casio graveyard. It might be time to get him something a little more long-lasting to get him through his upcoming adventures.
Our Pick: The Breitling Aerospace Evo
For The Dad Who Has Everything
He has worked hard, embodies success, and has taught you everything you know. But, for some reason, he never really treated himself. Sometimes it’s okay to splurge and it might be time for dad to finally get himself something truly special. If you aren’t interested in holding back at all, reach for something special and introduce him to the newest potential family heirloom.
Our Pick: The Rolex Daytona