A Watch Gift Guide for Dads12:21 pm
With Father’s Day just around the corner, the hunt for the perfect gift for your dad is a priority. Father’s day, unlike Mother’s Day has usually been an underrated celebration but that does not mean it can’t be made special now. Fathers have been our mentors, our superheros who taught us to live with pride and face the world. Their gift to us can’t be compared to anything but the one way in which we can show him our gratitude is through a perfect and valued gift. A watch is always one of the first things that come to mind to gift a father as it is a timeless reminder of a significant moment that can be cherished for generations. But selecting the right timepiece for the person you care about so much can be a daunting task. From an individual’s personality and taste to how active your dad is on the job, there are a number of things to take into consideration. At The Watch Guide, we did some deep thinking on the kinds of gifts good for a father and after comparing notes and sifting through memories came out with the conclusion that there are five types of dad your could be buying gifts for. Hence, The Watch Guide brings to you a watch gift guide for dads:
This is usually the dad with a perfect gentleman taste in clothing and matters. He usually gets up hours before everyone else to iron his pocket square and read the morning’s financial papers. He is a flamboyant dresser and usually looks familiar to the “Mad-Men” crew. He finishes work late, but still musters up the energy to ask enthusiastic questions about your day. Insists that you should wear more sensible clothes, all the time. Hasn’t probably worn a pair of jeans in the last 20 years.
Ideal watch to gift: For this classic old school charmer, the perfect gift would be a vintage leather strap watch with a beautiful guilloche dial and mechanism you can rely on. Watches like Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase or a Breguet Classique do the trick. The Swiss movement assures a lifetime of precision and the design speak of refinement, perfect to adorn the hand of a true gentleman.
He is the kind of dad who would know about an apple update way ahead of its time. He feels more at home when the best technology is involved. For him, any news of a technology launch is heaven sent. He is proactive in being up to date with things and is probably a multitasker. Do not get fooled by his obsession with technology, he is probably the dad who is the most talked about in a group thanks to his new age phone or state of the art home theatre.
Ideal watch to gift: For the god of gizomos an ideal watch would be something that spells futuristic. Touch technology watches from Tissot or a Breitling Aerospace with multiple functionalities is a best buy. These watches showcase innovation in watchmaking by encompassing the maximum number of complications in a single case. Their edgy designs and LED screens are a beacon of the technology that will rule the watch world.
A self-described ‘man of the outdoors’, he is the one who taught you how to ride a bike in style, in fact the one who taught you how to pump-up up your car and ride like there is no tomorrow. He is the sports lover who is a pro at every outdoor game and would prefer to remain on the field than indoors. Seems to know the names of every cricket or football player in history and has a record of all the important sport events that ever occurred.
Ideal watch to gift: For the sports dad the ideal gift is a reliable chronograph or a diving watch considering his love for the outdoors. Reliable mechanics molded in a comfortable strap is what he is looking for. A TAG Heuer Carrera or an Omega Seamaster are a great add-on both in terms of precision and style.
On The Go Dad
He is the one who is probably living in three time zones at a single time. He is always on the go and travel for him is like that air he breathes. Whether for work or pleasure, his stories of world travel have inspired you since you were a kid. Fluent in multiple languages and a sweetheart when it comes to getting home delicacies from the world over, he is your ideal travel partner and the go to dad for any vacation query.
Ideal watch to gift: For him who is always on the go, a GMT watch does the trick. Swiss watches with highly precise automatic movements and a GMT feature to keep note of different times will make your dad unbelievably efficient. Choose from Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec or a Panerai Luminor GMT for the dad who is a world tourist.
He has probably already converted the garage into his little lab where is busy inventing things thanks to his “do it yourself” spirit. His engineering tools help him fix stuff around the house even if it is not permanent. His motto is to work hard and invent for his own satisfaction. He is a great help with your homework when you were young and has made you a jack of all trades!
Ideal watch to gift: Considering he is always involved with heavy machinery, a tough watch with a strong glass is a perfect fit. A Victorinox INOX or a Graham Chronofighter meet the requirement of a tough FIY Dad. The life of these exceptional watches is good thanks and thanks to it comfortable rubber strap that are a preferred choice for dada on duty.
By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.