April 9th, 2014
Whether you are getting ready for spring cleaning or excited to be at the ballpark for opening day, its time to put away those dark watches and don a brighter dial to compliment those spring pastel colors. The biggest necessity for a watch during the spring is a decent water resistance for those sudden rain showers. Now that winter is over and you aren’t staying in or only going out once a day, it’s important to have a watch that’ll move with you. A watch that’ll fit in being at the park in the morning, an afternoon lunch date and a night on the town. Spring is about getting out and about after being cooped up all winter long. Here are some watches we think will fit the bill.
Put away the classic dress watches and put on a sports watch; while enjoying this new spring weather you are going to need a watch that can handle some rough housing. Look for a sports watch. With a white carbon fiber patterned dial and navy and baby blue accents, it’d be hard for this Brazen not to go with any outfit this Spring. The carbon fiber dial adds a sporty look and the 50m water resistance is enough protection from those sudden downpours. The brushed 42mm case is a great modern size without being too overbearing. $210
A pilot’s watch is a must for spring because they are large and legible. It just so happens that this particular model features a sweet blue dial. In regular light, you get a light shimmer of the sun burst blue, but when it’s gleaming in the sunlight, it provides the perfect amount of luster. Additionally, the Flight has great specs: date display, screwed down crown, a brushed 42mm case, and 100m water resistance. It also has very impressive lume. In all, its a simple type B pilot with all the essential features. And yes, it comes in a bunch of different colors. $295
If a sport watch or pilot watch isn’t your bag, a diver watch could be right up your alley. Sure, we said that a spring watch is one that isn’t too dark, and here we are recommending a black watch. But the matte black dial truly shines in the light and accentuates the hour markers. Plus, the lack of a bracelet makes it nice and airy. The 200m water resistance is ideal for the spur of the moment pool parties, you don’t need to worry about taking it off and losing it like your keys. Mounted to a rubber strap, this Ray is perfect for time in the water. With a unidirectional bezel and 41.5mm wide, the ray is perfect for a modern dive watch. And what can come in more handy than both a day and date display? Like the Flight, the Ray does sport impressive lume, more so than its sister model, the Mako. The included rubber strap is fit for resisting rain and sweat (which is must if you’re living in Southern California right now) $260.