Father’s Day 2014: Give Dad the Gift of Time

Fathers Day 2014

by John Sealander  

What does Dad want on Father’s Day? Begins with “t” and isn’t a tie..

Father's DayFather’s Day is June 15. Why give Dad another tie for Father’s Day when you could give him a fine timepiece? That’s what he really wants. Does Dad travel a lot? Does he like to run or cycle? Is he traditional, or is he always looking for the latest technology? Whatever Dad’s personality, we can almost guarantee that there’s a watch that will perfectly suit his needs.

Wristwatches continue to grow in popularity for both work and play, and this year there is a tremendous selection to choose from. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give this special man in your life a gift that he’ll treasure forever. If you think a watch is too expensive, you haven’t been shopping lately. Quality watches are available in just about every price range. With the price of designer ties continuing to climb, you might even be able you find the watch you want for less than a nice tie.

Fortis Spacematic

If Dad’s a pilot or would like to look like one, the impressive Fortis Spacematic Black Pilot Professional is the watch for him. This authentic 40 mm pilot’s watch is powered by a Swiss made automatic mechanical movement and features an exceptionally readable three-hand configuration with a large day/date display at 3 o’clock. With its black dial, bold white lettering, and black PVD case, this dramatic timepiece is easy to read even under adverse lighting conditions. Equipped with a black nylon NATO style band, this stealthy creation is absolutely stunning. Like all Fortis watches, there’s a lot more to this impressive watch than simple good looks. Equipped with an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a solid stainless steel caseback, the Spacematic Black Pilot Professional is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet.

Gevril Serenade

Even the man that has everything probably doesn’t have a Gevril 5850 Men’s Serenade Dual Time Zone Automatic Watch. This superb limited edition dual time zone timepiece is perfect for the sophisticated Dad who travels internationally and needs to stay on schedule in style. The luxurious rectangular 18K white gold case is a masterpiece of art-deco design and has been fitted with a genuine Louisiana crocodile strap. Powered by a Swiss made 22 jewel automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve, this handcrafted limited edition watch is available to only 50 lucky Dads worldwide. If you want to treat Dad to something truly special, you’re going to have to act fast.

Versace V-Race

Is Dad a global business traveler? Help him tame the world’s 40 time zones with a sophisticated Versace Men’s V-Race GMT Alarm on his wrist. This fashionable 46 mm timepiece features a red-tipped 24-hour hand that can be used to track a second time zone anywhere in the world. The sophisticated display also features an elongated date window at 6 o’clock, a continuous seconds sub-dial at 2 o’clock and a blue tipped alarm dial that can be quickly set for whenever you need a reminder. This superbly crafted dual time zone watch is powered by a precision Swiss made ISA 8176-1990 quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Ferragamo 1898 Sport

For the discriminating sportsman, there’s the boldly styled Salvatore Ferragamo 1898 Sport Watch. This classic diver timepiece is the embodiment of the sophistication and style that could only come from the house of Ferragamo. With its signature Gancino shaped case and unidirectional rotating aluminum bezel, this sophisticated sports watch is a serious diving tool that is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet. Powered by an ultra-reliable Swiss made quartz movement and equipped with a comfortable two-tone caoutchouc strap, this fashionable diver is something any Dad would be proud to wear.

Haurex Turbina II

Is Dad a trendsetter who likes the latest styles? He’ll love an Haurex Turbina II. This oversize 48 mm monster features a beautiful matt-finished dial with bold Arabic lettering and two well-placed chronograph sub-dials. The small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and 60-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock turn this over-the-top design into a versatile timing tool. With two well-placed pushers flanking the Turbina’s iconic protected crown, this is a watch that can’t be ignored. The Haurex Turbina II is powered by a precision quartz movement, is water resistant to 330 feet, and has been equipped with a comfortable black silicon strap.

Hush Puppies 1958

Does Dad still think that Hush Puppies are the most comfortable shoes he’s ever worn? Give him a Hush Puppies watch. A Hush Puppies 1958 timepiece celebrates the iconic Hush Puppies style and casual comfort with a handsome 44 mm watch that is period perfect. This affordable, casual timepiece is powered by a precision quartz movement and features a handsome retro dial with day and date subdials. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the dial and the stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet.

Louis Erard 1931

Is Dad traditional? A Louis Erard Men’s 1931 Automatic Retrograde Power Reserve Date Watch might be exactly what he’s looking for. This handcrafted mechanical masterpiece combines the authentic period styling of Louis Erard’s first timepieces with a modern Swiss made ETA 2892-9094 movement that includes an integrated Soprod complication controlling the watch’s retrograde* functions. This amazing watch features a retrograde date display, a rotating disk that displays the day, and retrograde power reserve indicator. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet an exhibition back allows you to view the intricate mechanical movement at work.

GV2 Lucky 7

Has Dad always been lucky? Why gamble when you can give him something truly unique. The whimsically original GV2 Lucky 7 9301 celebrates lady luck with a fully functional roulette wheel on the watch caseback. The turret on this miniature roulette wheel actually rotates. The Lucky 7 9301 even features playing cards as numbers and uses an authentically marked gambling die as the watch’s winding crown. The GV2 Lucky 7 is powered by a Swiss made automatic mechanical movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Rüdiger Dresden

Does Dad like clean lines and precision German engineering? Give him a Rüdiger Dresden Chronograph. This surprisingly affordable German inspired chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and features three well-placed subdials for timing events of virtually any length. There is also a versatile tachymeter scale inscribed on the bezel, along with a convenient date window at 4:30 o’clock. All Rüdiger Dresden watches are water resistant to 130 feet.

Johan Eric Randers

Is Dad an architect or a fan of modern design? He’ll love a Johan Eric Randers watch. This elegantly understated timepiece features a unique asymmetrical floating continuous seconds sub-dial located between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock and a setting crown between 7 and 8 o’clock. The minimal three-hand configuration and unconventional design combine to make this handsome 42 mm timepiece a modern classic.

Viceroy Real Madrid

Is Dad a soccer fan? How about getting him a Viceroy Real Madrid Chronograph. With this big, bold 43 mm chronograph on your wrist, you are in command of any situation. There is a 30-minute totalizer at 10 o’clock, a small running seconds sub-dial at 2 o’clock and a third sub-dial at 6 o’clock for tracking the date. A versatile tachymeter scale is engraved on the stainless steel bezel and there is a 24-hour scale on the chapter ring. This handsome sports chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Calibre Hawk

If you’re still thinking of getting Dad a tie because you think a fine timepiece would be too expensive, take a look at the fabulous Calibre Hawk Chronograph. This massive 48 mm stainless steel chronograph features three well-placed sub-dials for timing events, a 60-minute scale on the bezel, and a convenient date window at 4 o’clock. The watch is powered by a dependable quartz movement and is water resistant to 330 feet. Although the Calibre Hawk Chronograph is very affordable, there is no need to reveal the price. When people see the level of craftsmanship and detail that goes into a Calibre Hawk Chronograph, they’ll think the watch costs thousands of dollars more.

Whatever Dad’s personality, he deserves a lot more than a tie. This year, honor Dad with a gift that he’ll treasure for a lifetime: a fine timepiece. Don’t wait too long though. Father’s Day is almost here and the time to locate a quality watch retailer is now.

For help with your decision or with making your purchase, contact Mimi by email or call her at 845-425-9882.

*A retrograde watch function displays time, date or other information in a linear rather than a circular fashion. The hand travels along an arc instead of a circle. Then, when it gets to the end, it jumps back to the beginning and starts all over again.

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