Four Men's Watches With Class
Class is an interesting word when it comes to watches. As a personal accessory for men, a watch is a chance to express individual style. But, when it comes to class, there are elements of refinement, taste, and pedigree that must perfectly combine into a timepiece. While a storied watchmaker can certainly add to the pedigree of a watch, how the wearer sports his timepiece is a key element of class.
|President Eisenhower's Rolex Datejust|
Here are four of the classiest watches in my personal collection:
1. Tissot Carson Powermatic 80. This watch has the pedigree of a powerful name brand, a traditional automatic movement, and the Swiss Made label. Yet, it is not so expensive that it lurks outside the realm of imagination. It's also not in the least bit gaudy. It's an understated, conservative, watch that looks great with a suit.
2. Bulova Dress Watch. My quartz Bulova Dress Watch sports the iconic tuning fork logo and subtly evokes the tech sector with a graph-like grid in the background. It's simple and tasteful. While my Bulova is hardly a high dollar timepiece, the brand has historic appeal and luxury connotations for most middle class Americans.
3. Pulsar Dress Watch. My first Pulsar dress watch is all business. It is simple, elegant, competent, and non-intrusive. It says that it's told time before and that it's good at the business of telling time. This watch was minimalist before minimalism was cool.