Father’s Day is a holiday that always sneaks up. But just because you forgot, or put off buying your dad a gift doesn’t mean it can’t be a meaningful present. A good wristwatch is a gift your father will appreciate more than some crummy tie or a book he never planned on reading in the first place. If dad wouldn’t fancy any of the watches from our Father’s Day Sale, we have 3 very different watches from 3 different categories that would be ideal for any type of dad.
The Orient Star Classic (SEL05001S0)
If you dad digs the classics: classic movies, books, music, then the Orient Star Classic could be the right watch for him. Aptly named, the Orient Star Classic comes in a traditional 38.5mm case, employing dauphine hands to tell the time as well as to indicate the power in the watch. The domed crystal along with the highly domed dial harkens back to an era gone by before digital watches became the norm. The movement powering this watch isn’t digital either, it is a mechanical watch in house caliber 40N52 movement which is self winding, hand winding, hacking with a date complication (and power reserve indicator as mentioned earlier). For a watch with traditional styling, it is important to have a mechanical movement powering the timepiece so that the watches aesthetics are kept through and through. This example of the Classic is in yellow gold tone stainless steel case with a 50m water resistance and has been mounted to a brown leather band.
The Orient Voyager (FDH01002B0)
Traveling can be very exhausting, even if its for pleasure. So if your old man spends plenty of time in an airport or on the cruise ship; get him a gift that’ll remind him of you each time he checks the time, the Voyager. The Orient Voyager has been designed from the ground up to be the perfect traveler’s companion. Inside this timepiece is the mechanical Orient in house caliber 48K41 movement which is self winding and hacking. Additionally, it features a power reserve indicator, a date subdial, and (critical for a traveler), the GMT/Dual Time functionality. The GMT allows the wearer to simultaneously track a second time zone displayed in the 24 hour format. This comes in handy for knowing what time is it back home. Protecting this gorgeous dial is a highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal, which is a great feature to have when dealing with cramped spaces on a plane where a watch and easily get knocked and bumped around. The 43.7mm case features a 100m water resistance along with a built in slide ruler on the inner bezel controlled by the crown at the 4 o’clock position, great feature to have for quick calculations. If your dad is always on the go, this could be the go-to timepiece for him.
The Orient M-Force Air Diver (SEL03004B)
When you think about your dad and mountains, rivers, and oceans come to mind, then a watch built for the outdoors could be the choice for him. The M-Force Air Diver is a rugged watch built for adventure. A 46mm stainless steel case is used to house the mechanical Orient in house caliber 40N5A movement, which is self winding, hand winding and hacking with the date complication. Orient’s proprietary case structure has earned the watch three ISO ratings: ISO certification 6425 for diving (200m depth rating), ISO certification 764 for anti-magnetic, and ISO certification 1413 for shock resistance. Being paired with a rubber strap, the weight of the watch is barely noticeable on the wrist, which is surprising for a watch that appears to be overbuilt and hefty. A 120 click unidirectional bezel is used along with a screwed-down crown and sapphire crystal to further protect the watch. The M-Force Air Diver is the watch that can match your dad’s adventurous spirit and then some.