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Norqain Freedom 60 39mm Bronze Black Ref. NNZ2001ZA/B205

7 Best Watches for Father’s Day

Date Published
November 1, 2022
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For some people, Father’s Day is seen as a time of the year to look closer at the figures of a father. A person who is often pictured as a hero but yet often forgotten that a father also needs a moment of celebration. In preparing for this event, it is better to have something special as a gift for Father’s Day. I understand that your father and my father are different – yours might prefer a dandy shirt while mine with casual clothing. However, I believe that among all, we can unite on one option to have the best watches for Father’s Day. 

Watches, as I’d say, are irresistible goods for almost everyone. Besides, the watchmaking industry provides a wide range of types and designs for everyone to choose from. Whether your father is a traveler geek, a successful businessman, or a sports activities lover, there are plenty of watches to choose from. In fact, there are lots of GMT watches, chronographs, dive watches, or racing watches available in the market. Not only that there are many options for the products but also a range of prices from entry-level to high-end timepieces

All that is to say that you can have enough options for the best watches for Father’s Day. So, whatever your objective or preference as a watch gift on Father’s Day, I’ve got you covered with some options of impressive watches at a variety of prices.

Best Watches for Father’s Day

Although Father’s Day is right around the corner, there is still enough time to look for a gift. Therefore, I’ve compiled some that might be a good match for the best watches for Father’s Day. 

Seiko Prospex 200M Automatic “Captain Willard” Green Ref. SBDC111

Japanese watch company, Seiko, has not stopped making amazing timepieces since 1881, and Seiko Prospex 200M Automatic “Captain Willard” Green is one of the gems. This value itself makes it a great choice for you to bring as one of the best watches for Father’s Day. This watch is powered by the new 6R35 caliber with 24 jewels and an impressive power reserve of 70 hours.

Seiko Prospex 200M Automatic "Captain Willard" Green Ref. SBDC111
Seiko Prospex 200M Automatic “Captain Willard” Green Ref. SBDC111

Exhibiting an unusual case shape, the watch appears with a vintage charm – allowing for a closer resemblance to the past for the wearer. Following this concept, the corners are rounded off in such a way that gives a less intimidating shape although measured big at 42.7mm in diameter. In addition to that, the overall olive green appearance dial and bezel also make a statement on their own.

Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 – Bracelet

Is your father a fan of water sports or does he enjoy diving? The Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 would make the best watch for Father’s Day this year. Designed to fulfill a certain purpose, this watch appears full of high performance. The Caliber 400 as the main engine managed to set the Aquis Date as an icon of contemporary diver’s watch design.

Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 - Bracelet
Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 – Bracelet

Following a chic appearance with its sunburst blue dial and bezel, it has a high water resistance of up to 300 meters. In addition to that, the bezel comes in a uni-directional rotating system with a scratchproof ceramic insert for safely timing dives. Not only that it performs great for diving activities but also a reliable timepiece in everyday activities. 

Read also: 5 Most Prestigious Oris Watch Limited Edition You Should Know

Norqain Freedom 60 39mm Bronze Black Ref. NNZ2001ZA/B205

Next on the list of watches for Father’s Day, let me take you to one of Norqain’s special gems. The Freedom 60 39mm Bronze Black appears in a combination of bronze and black color – allowing for a warm rustic appearance. 

Norqain Freedom 60 39mm Bronze Black Ref. NNZ2001ZA/B205
Norqain Freedom 60 39mm Bronze Black Ref. NNZ2001ZA/B205

The classic concept doesn’t only stop there but also a classic size measured at 39mm. That makes the watch appears dressier while also evoking a feeling of retro vintage timepieces.

In addition to that, the color of bronze also makes an appealing style for any formal occasion, such as an office meeting or community gathering. That way, your father only needs one piece for every activity. No need to worry about its reliability, the watch is driven by the chronometer-certified Norqain manufacture Caliber NN20/1 automatic movement. It allows the watch to last for up to 70 hours.

Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf Diver Automatic

Bold and rugged – well, perhaps your father loves something with a tough persona that exudes strength and durability. Let me present to you the Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf Diver

Talking about Marathon’s watches is mostly about how their watches can stand extreme conditions and the same also applies to this timepiece. Judging from the case alone, we can agree on how it looks virtually indestructible.

Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf Diver Automatic - Rubber
Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf Diver Automatic – Rubber

Despite the ‘diver’ name, the watch also exhibits the requirements of military watches with a robust and functional performance. It has tritium gas tubes to give the finest glow-in-the-dark experience. 

Self-winding Marathon M2 Movement, 300m of water resistance, and resistance to magnetism, corrosion, shock, and extreme temperatures are some features that make it a reliable buddy for a person who loves doing outdoor activities.

Glycine Airman Vintage “The Chief” GMT British Green Ref. GL0305

Looking for a reliable timepiece for your traveler dad? The Glycine Airman Vintage “The Chief” GMT British Green might do a good job as one of the best watches for Father’s Day. The watch is actually a homage that pays tribute to the traditional edition from the 50s. 

Glycine Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT British Green
Glycine Airman Vintage “The Chief” GMT British Green

As such, you might notice a glimpse of vintage here as presented through the grey dial. A vintage package yet modern technology. Despite staying faithful to the original version in terms of the design, the watch upgrades its movement with a Glycine GL293 movement which is essentially an ETA2893-2/SW330. 

It runs at 28,800 bph (4 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities along with its 42 hours power reserve. Thanks to this upgrade, the watch can follow a more current style of time reading by driving the main hour hand around twice per day.

Read also: 8 Best Vintage Dive Reissued Watches for your Collection

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Ref. H76719530

Buying a timepiece for ourselves is quite a confusing thing and not to mention the time it takes to buy for anyone else. Well, for my way-to-go, looking for a timepiece with a simple look and neutral color is a wise choice. That said, the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer might be a good choice as a watch for Father’s Day.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Ref. H76719530
Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Ref. H76719530

The dial is the highlight that captivates anyone who looks at this watch. Thanks to its sapphire crystal that allows for perfect legibility to the dial. Featuring a black textured finish, it gives a lively charm to the watch. In addition to that, the big crown protruding at the side of the watch is also worth mentioning. 

The watch is equipped with a big onion-style crown a common trait of pilot watches. That way, the pilot can operate the watch easily while wearing thick gloves. Although it can’t be screwed down, the watch still holds good water resistance for up to 100m. 

Squale Sub-39 GMT Vintage Blue

The last on the list of the best watches for Father’s Day comes from the Squale Sub-39 GMT Vintage Blue. Appears in all blue, you might easily guess that it is designed as a dive watch. Let’s scrutinize every part of the watch that makes it a good buddy for your father’s water sports buddy.

Squale Sub-39 GMT Vintage Blue
Squale Sub-39 GMT Vintage Blue

The first is the water resistance that can hold for up to 300m along with its screw-down crown. Shaped in a diamond, the crown grants a smooth and easy operation when setting the time. As for legibility, every element on the dial including the markers on the bezel has been applied Swiss Super-LumiNova “Old Radium” lume for a strong glow in the dark.

Driving all of those elements is the Sellita SW 330-1 automatic GMT movement with advanced and modern performance. In addition to that, the use of rubber bands is also a good choice for water activities.  

Looking for Alternatives?

What if dad already feels enough with his watch collection? Well, watch accessories might be a good choice. Say no more because Gnomon’s favorite straps under $100 are here for you to choose from. 

We have RIOS Activity that is resistant to water, RIOS Baxter -Stone Grey- Vintage Leather made from top quality material, and Angel Fish Woven NATO strap with silky smooth fabric that promises comfort on your wrist. 

But, if you want to know more, check out our collection of accessories here. There is plenty of unique and durable small stuff your dad might need.

Gnomon Gift Card
Gnomon Gift Card

Not sure what to pick for Father’s day this year? Let dads choose his preference with a Gnomon Watches gift card. The gift card is delivered by email including the complete instructions to redeem it at checkout. Worry no more since there is no additional processing fee. So, which father’s day gift ideas do you think to suit the father figure of your life?

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