What do you normally do for Valentine’s Day? Get dolled up and head to your favourite restaurant to wine and dine your loved one, or maybe you’re going to whisk your man off to a romantic B&B in the countryside somewhere? Of course both these ideas sound lovely, but if you really are committed to your relationship and want to show your boyfriend or husband it can stand the test of time, then give them a watch.
For men, a watch is the equivalent of jewellery for women. Just as you feel special when you open that small, palm-sized box and pull out a ring, bracelet or necklace, your partner will feel just as appreciated and treasured if he pulls out a luxury timepiece.
Just as with jewellery, there are hundreds of watches to choose from, many of which can do far more than just tell the time. Others take time keeping so seriously they are accurate beyond belief. So if you feel as though you lost at sea and don’t know where to begin here are a few suggestions for the perfect watch gifts for men.
House of Fraser is a good place to start looking for mens fashion gifts ; being a department store, it has a wide range of watches and dozens of different price points to choose form.
If your budget is fairly limited, Fossil’s FS4545 watch is a great purchase. It has a simple, but sophisticated design in black, silver and rose gold. It’s water resistant to 100 metres and has a two-year guarantee. It has a classic round face, including 24-hour, half hour and one second timers as well as a date display. For just £115, this is a great value watch.
A sportier alternative is Casio’s classic G-Shock watch. Its Risemen Radio Controlled version is one of its best. This rubber watch with digital face is solar powered so you’ll never need to replace the batteries. It is water resistant to 200 metres and has alarm and date functions too. It’s a little more expensive at £199, but well worth it.
And finally, the Citizen Skyhawk Ecodrive (pictured). This is one intelligent watch and looks stunning too thanks to its black face and titanium casing and strap. This watch is powered by kinetic energy, so again you won’t need to replace the battery, ever. It has date and alarm functions; it’s water resistant to 200 metres; it has digital and standard displays, numerous functions, location settings and it’s radio controlled. At £449 its rather pricy, but this watch is fit for James Bond.
You can find more watch reviews online from International Watch Magazine.