So the college or high school graduate in the family has already walked the stage or is about to get on stage to earn their diploma. The beauty about giving graduation gifts is that you don’t necessarily have to give them to the recipient on the exact day of their graduation. Don’t know what to get him for graduation? Receiving watch has always been a traditional, rite of passage for the newly graduated men. And while a watch may seem like an expensive gift, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a list of watches that’ll do the trick and are extremely wallet friendly.
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The Bambino - Much has been said about one of the top selling watches from Orient. While a classic dress watch by nature, it isn’t uncommon to be worn in a more casual setting. With its vintage look and practical size of 40.5mm, its quite unassuming yet handsome. It’s a great piece for him to take into the next chapter of his life. Available in white and black dials, in a variety of casing components.
The Ray - A diver watch with a whole lot of utility (not to mention versatility). It features a day and date indicator along with a unidirectional bezel to help measure time. It’s been lauded for its impressive illumination in low light and with the right strap pairing (or just bracelet), it could be worn in a dressier setting (like business casual). Available in a variety of dial colors, either on bracelet or rubber dive strap.
The Curator - A dressy watch that’s a bit pricier than the others on the list, but for good reason: in addition to a date indicator, it also boasts a power reserve indicator and sapphire crystal. Its a bona fide executive watch with the specs that outweigh its cost, Without a doubt it’ll become the daily watch to wear around the office and a trusty companion for happy hour afterwards.
Offered with a rare grey dial!
The Anchor - A watch that’s often been unfairly overlooked. However, in terms of bang-for-your-buck, nothing beats it. It exudes very simple styling in a modern 42mm stainless steel case. It’s offered in three dial colors and a variation of compents. Where else can you find a watch with an in house made automatic movement and exhibition case back for under $200?
The Flight - The pilot watch for the masses that has yet to disappoint. This B-type, flieger inspired piece is suitable for both the high school and college graduate. It’s extremely easy to read and shines brightly in the dark. And with a 100m water resistance (and screwed down crown), it’ll survive just about anything thrown at it. Available in a slew of great colors - black, blue, green and cream. All mounted on a thick, comfortable leather strap.