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Top 10 Watches to Request this Holiday

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Just like diamonds are a women’s best friend, watches are a man’s best pal. This holiday if you are stuck on what to get that special man in your life or if you are that guy that doesn’t know what to ask for then look no further. Pinstripe has the top 10 watches to request this holiday.

PINSTRIPE MAGAZINE TOP 10 WATCHES

 

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MK1 & MK1 ALUMINUM – A MILITARY TIMEPIECE

Are you a modern adventurer? Wherever you’re headed, Timex is on your side. The MK1 was inspired by Timex’s MIL-W 46374B military watch, designed for use by U.S. Marines in 1982. For 2017, they’ve upgraded the MK1 with anodized aluminum casing. The quintessential utilitarian watch, now with a sleek finish. The MK1 Aluminum is one of our favorites especially having the olive wrist band to give you more of a military look.

 

top 10 watchesCASIO EDIFICE EQB800

The EQB800’s bold blue stainless steel bezel is set off by the thick, powerful-looking index and hands which also displays the watch’s smartphone connection status and battery level. A dual-coil motor drives retrograde hand movements that express speed like a tachometer while also displaying stopwatch measurement values in 1/20-second increments. To provide enhanced timekeeping capabilities, the EQB800 can also be paired with a smart phone with just a push of a button through Casio’s Mobile Link Technology by downloading the CASIO WATCH+ app.

This new EDIFICE Smartphone Link chronograph was developed based on input from professional racing team members. The addition of a smartphone linkage capability has enabled installation of a function for managing individual laps during races. The watch is finished with a racing design featuring a retrograde hand that moves in the forward or backward direction like a tachometer. This new EDIFICE model’s release marks the birth of a high-function analogue watch with a motorsport spirit. Learn more about the watch’s function here.

 

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G-SHOCK –  G-STEEL

G-SHOCK just had their 35th anniversary. Casio G-SHOCK announced a special, limited edition GOLD TORNADO collection. Featuring three classic G-SHOCK models, the commemorative collection was designed with brilliant gold color accents against the brand’s signature black and red color scheme. The use of gold symbolizes the brand’s heritage and commitment to delivering consistent tough construction. The collection includes Master of G GRAVITYMASTER, G-STEEL and FROGMAN timepieces, which each boast monolithic black bodies with bright red on the inside band and signature stamp “SINCE 1983” on the watch face. Additionally, each model features non-reflective sapphire glass and gold ion plating on the main metal parts including the bezel, case, and screws, further representing the brand’s aspiration to astonish and delight their fans with each new release.

Our favorite piece from the Gold Tornado collection is the G-Shock G-STEEL. These new models reduce the overall case size to approximately 90% of the previous models, while incorporating existing layer guard structure and functions. This dramatic reduction in the module size makes it possible to make the case thinner and more compact. The GST-S310 model features a stainless steel bezel and band with all the durability that metal has to offer. The GST-S300 model has a resin bezel and a urethane band. A hefty urethane band provides improved fit, which lightens the load to the wrist during long-term wear. Full-auto dual LED illumination provides outstanding readability of the analog and digital displays even in the dark.

 

Bertucci A-2T VINTAGEBertucci A-2T VINTAGE

This other Military inspired watch from Bertucci is filled with titanium innovation. Inspired from vintage watches this watch is equipped with a titanium case for extreme durability and light weight comfort. The A-2T has integrated unbreakable titanium band retention lug bars and a scratch resistant hardened mineral glass crystal. It comes with a G10 NATO leather band, a premium French made calf leather, laminated construction for long lasting durability and active comfort. The matt finish is perfect for those men looking to match their white gold or platinum matt finish wedding band.

 

top 10 watchesBertucci  A-4T HIGH POLISH

For those men looking to match their high polish wedding rings we didn’t leave you out of the game. Check out this Bertucci A-4T HIGH POLISH watch with a Heritage leather band, which offers both stainless steel top and second leather loop in order to fit wider range wrist sizes. This watch is made in the U.S. using only the finest leathers from the best U.S. tanneries plus the tan color band makes it easy to not only match it with your ring but your leather belt too. Kudos you metrosexual, Ha.

 

HYT H1 ALINGHI


The third watch to come from its partnership with the yacht racing team, the H1 Alinghi is the most technically advanced and edgy of the trilogy. Available, once more, as a limited edition (20 pieces), it is the height of understatement, efficiency, and performance.

HYT H1 ALINGHI

“It is the most technically advanced of the models resulting from our partnership with Alinghi”. For Grégory Dourde, CEO of HYT, the creation which celebrates three years of partnership with the yacht racing team is not to be taken lightly. It looks like no other. The H1 Alinghi is returning to its yachting roots: following the H4 (2015) and H2 (2016), it is now the most technically advanced piece, borrowing more elements from the boats which inspired it.

Functions: Black retrograde fluidic hours; minutes, seconds HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:
– Two multi-layer metal bellows
– Capillary tube in medical grade glass, with interior nano-coating
– Two immiscible liquids; one transparent and the other coloured with a highly resistant dye
– Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows containing a special liquid
– Ceramic fluid restrictors
Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, exclusive HYT calibre
– 28,800 vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
– Bridges hand-chamfered and adorned with côtes de Genève, rhodiumed bellows
– 65-hour power reserve
Case: Titanium and forged carbon with brushed, micro-blasted and satin finishes
– Diameter: 48.8 mm
– Thickness: 17.9 mm
– Rubber-sheated screw-down crown
– Forged carbon crown guard
– Forged carbon screw-locked added lugs
– Titanium dome at 06:00 with engraved Alinghi logo
– Cambered sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on the inside
– Screw-down and engraved Alinghi sapphire case-back
– Water-resistant to 30 meters
Dial: Unstructured, fluid hour display
– Black hour dial, white indexes and numerals
– Hour chapter filled with Super-LumiNova®
– Central dial linked to the hour dial by a synthetic thread
– Black minute dial, diamond-tipped periphery and indexes, white numerals
– Red varnish rhodium-plated minute hand
– Regulator at 12 o’clock
– Small seconds wheel at 09:30 in a shape of a gennaker furler, NAC-treatement
– Power-reserve indicator at 02:30 in a shape of a winch, NAC-teatment
Strap: Dark charcoal grey reinforced fabric, composed of fire-resistant and anti-allergen
fibres, black topstitching, titanium folding buckle

 

REC 901 Collection

Very few cars possess the kind of legacy the Porsche 911 does. As a way to pay homage to a classic like the Porsche 911, the sustainable minded watch manufacturer REC, designed a watch built with salvaged Porsche 911 from the Air-Cooled era. Over 6K votes by REC community led to the creation of this new collection.

Every single watch that will ever be produced is entirely visually unique in it’s appearance, due to the variations of patina in the recycled watch dials. That means, even if you own two watches of the same model, there will still be visible differences between them – and forms a big part of what REC considers to be the charm of owning this Watch. Every single 901 watch is engraved with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the salvaged 911 from which it was made. With every watch comes a scan-able Story Card – which is both NFC and QR compatible – taking you directly to a video documenting the stories, anecdotes and origin of the specific car which became part of that watch. REC carefully identified and spoke with as many of the former owners they could find, in order immortalize the car which soon will be worn by the lucky Kickstarter backers. 901 collection is available exclusively on Kickstarter for $995 USD. On top of having a dial made from recycled salvaged Porsche 911 wreck, The 901 Automatic is PACKED with small, discrete references to the car. (See below)

All 901 variations share these specs
* Unique dial from recycled original Porsche 911 parts
* Sapphire Crystal Glass with 3 layers of anti reflective coating
* Functions 3 hands: Day, Date, Month and Power Reserve
* 4 Piece Stainless steel case with laser engraving and PVD coating
* Transparent case back with 5x K1 Mineral Crystals
* Semi Submerged Screw Down Crown with Automatic Manual Winding
* Myota Caliber 9100 movement with Rotor decoration
* Double Calf Leather Straps with protective inner lining and quick release system

 

TUK WATCHES

Feel good about gifting this watch since it’s a gift that keeps on giving beyond the holidays with the minimalist styles of TUK watches. Socially empowering those in need with every TUK watch sold, the company will donate an entire water filtration system to school classrooms in Cambodia.

With rare simplicity and elegance, TUK watches are comfortable and lightweight with a clean, timeless look that is unisex. All watches come with interchangeable bands made from genuine leather and soften as they are worn, fitting more perfectly with age.

TUK — meaning water in Cambodia — symbolizes the urgency of time behind the worldwide water crisis. Every TUK purchased provides clean drinking water. Since wearing such an eye catching accessory is often a talking point among people, the watch spreads an important reminder to combat the global water issue.

Unique features of TUK watches include:
Clean, elegant lines and stunning color combinations
40mm face with Japanese Quartz Movement
Stainless steel clasps with Interchangeable leather bands

 

Briston Clubmaster

Briston has quickly established itself as brand to watch Ha! This premium label combines Swiss expertise with British design for a preppy, modern aesthetic. Just look at this video, a bit old but still shows you how these watches are badass, classic and bold.

top 10 watchesTissot Heritage 1948

Inspired by a Tissot watch from 1948, this Heritage model commemorates Tissot’s rich collection of chronographs in the 1940s. This automatic chronograph incorporates the very best of past and present technology. While the leather strap versions are more classical, the Milanese bracelet gives it a contemporary touch. This watch makes the perfect gift for that elegant man in your life.

Hope this helps you guys when requesting your gift this holiday. Anyone looking for what to get that special guy in your life knows time is never enough so any of the watches above should do. Have any other watches you think would make a great gift just leave your comments below.

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