Watch Gift Guide for 2012


This year has been really interesting for the world of watches. There have been many launches and new collections in the market. The variety is there, but without the proper documentation it’s really hard to choose the right timepiece. We are going to make your life easier, while we recommend you a few neat models.

Casio Protek is certainly a reliable watch in terms of functionality. This rough timepiece was the former Pathfinder. It’s extremely light, portable, and very durable. The LCD screen is powered by solar energy and has many functions typically of Casio.

Bell & Ross BR 126 Sport is the brother of the BR126 and actually looks “sporty”. People compare its beauty with Speedmaster made by Omega. It is privileged with a steel case and dial that has a classical retro look if we compare it with other models of the brand. This timepiece has an ETA automatic chronograph movement (2894), with this mentioned, I think we have said enough.

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph is definitely a watch that can be worn by anyone. You just can’t go wrong if you ever decide to purchase this watch. This new Speedmaster comes with an in house movement, Omega caliber 9301, which is a Co-Axial Chronograph. It is privileged with orange gold (18k).

Citizen Promaster PMX56-2811 Diver has a premium case made of titanium, a top notch solar movement (Eco-Drive) and its excellent bracelet that presses nicely to any wrist. The case has a width of 41.50mm and 11mm of thickness.

Bremont BC-Solo White is privileged with a 43mm case of pure steel plus an anti reflective crystal made of sapphire. This timepiece’s movement is certified COSC meaning that in fact reliable when talking about time keeping.

Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Steel has a 32 piece case plus a very impressive 44mm of width. This watch has a fresh look and at the same time is really modern. The SpidoSpeed’s automatic movemet made by Concepto and then adorned by Linde Werderly is just fantastic. This watch is certainly an incredible timepiece, not just because of its design, but it has certainly a unique look.

Damasko DA36 is perfect if you want a nice watch that is neither expensive nor cheap time piece. Its movement is an ETA 2836 that is anti magnetic.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver is one of the most expensive of this collection. It comes with an in house automatic movement and with a high end luxury finish.

IWC Ingenieur Vintage has a classic retro look and very nice looking blue dial. This timepiece is powered by an in house movement. This timepiece is ultra rare because it is limited edition with only 1000 pieces launched to the market. It is very resistant to vibration, shock and magnetism.

Tag Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80 Limited Edition’s retro look looks amazing. This timepiece celebrates the achievements of Jack Heuer. Its movement is a caliber 17, shares the same dial of the original Carrera models. This timepiece is a bit larger than the original ones.

Helson Sharkmaster 1000M is a combination of elements of Omega divers along with movement, usability, and modern materials. Its dimensions are 44mm x 54mm. This timepiece has a lot to offer such as: incredible presence, the ETA 2824 movement, a rotating bezel, and other nice things.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Deep Sea is known for its elegance. It has available in two editions (U.S and Euro) with different designs. They are both powered with a high end movement and privileged with nice 40.5mm case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand Taile is an awesome looking watch. It has a nice rectangular look that is indeed very classy. The alligator strap is a fine add-on. Its height is 42.2mm and its in house movement is astonishing.

Meistersinger No.1 is an art piece. The classical design and its pure looking dial make this time piece great. You can choose two different cases, the 38mm or the 43mm. They look very crisp and slim powered with an ETA movement, the 2801-2.

Alpina Startimer Pilot is a huge Pilot style timepiece. The Alpina Startimer Pilot has many pluses that make this watch so special. It has an “onion” crown that is a bit elongated. The 44mm case is suitable for any person and the price is nicely affordable.

SevenFriday P3 is not Swiss made, but it is a real deal. Everything in this watch is incredibly well made.  It has a size of 47mm, generally a bit big for a normal wrist, but in general it would look nice.

Arnold & Son HMS 1 is a perfect choice for those who love the retro look. The traditional gold and black is certainly a must for those who seek plain style.

MCT Sequential One is a timepiece for those who seek complexity. It has an exquisite horizontal look that anyone can fall in love.

Seiko Monster SRP307K1 is considered to be an absolute bargain.

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST is capable of resisting 3000 meters underwater. The look of this beauty is superb. It has a steel case that looks very fashion. At 3 o’clock the date is displayed nicely and is really resistant and enduring.

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th is definitely a must have. In my honest opinion it has the looks, the quality and the standards a great watch should have. The tricolored chronometers measure hours, minutes and seconds.

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