Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Over the past year or two, I've noticed the selection of men's watches continuing to shrink at Kohl's.In one of my local stores, the selection is down to just two shelves of fashion watches. The fanciest brands of men's watches in this Georgia location are Timex, Armitron, and Casio. Many of brands are fashion labels like Caribbean Joe or Geoffrey Beane.
Unfortunately, the watches on display were very simple with few, if any complications. It works out ok since my eyes don't pick up the small print of the extra complications on my watches.Here is a typical Armitron watch that can be found at Kohl's now. It's a pretty masculine-looking timepiece. I didn't pick it up since I have plenty of simple watches in my collection right now.
A dwindling watch supply leaves me with one major question: what are dudes supposed to shop for at Kohl's nowadays? It has long been a traditional favorite store for my wife and me, but I don't need but one air fryer.
Watch this blog though. I'll soon have a review for an nice Caribbean Joe watch that I did find in the ruins.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
For everyday wear, I often choose this Citizen Weekender Eco-Drive Men's sport watch (Model AW1585-55L). It has a sophisticated look and is supremely easy to read. The perforations around the bezel subtly evoke thoughts of motorsports. The watch is marketed in a sports watch line called Citizen AR for "Action Required."
Watch Dimensions: This watch comes in at a sensibly pleasing size with a 45mm diameter case that is 12mm thick. The lugs measure 22mm. The band measures 222 mm.
Friday, June 30, 2023
Everyday Carry (EDC) is a popular topic for men. It generates lots of lists of things men carry everyday as they go about their business. You'll find great suggestions for wallets, pocket knives, multi-tools, field notebooks, and even handguns. But, what kind of watch do you wear everyday?
|Casio MRW-210H in Tan|
I find that I often wear a solar-powered Citizen Eco-drive watch or a quintessential bang around like the Casio MRW-210H. It's easy to read, has a comfortable nylon strap for all day wear, and has a tough resin case. I've reviewed this model of watch on this blog before here. However, now, I also have one in an attractive desert tan and black design. Of course, if you ask me what I'm wearing, I can always say, "Khakis."
This model of the MRW-210H has numerals that are printed flush on the dial rather than raised a little like on my original watch. Otherwise, it still has the always useful rotating bezel and 100 meters of water resistance.
For all day wear and for use at a keyboard, this Casio is hard to beat for comfort due to its light weight and a lack of sharp edges or corners on the case or strap.
While this watch looks cool, it's not mugger bait. It retails for less than $40 in most locations. If it's not about prestige and just about looking rugged and telling time, this Casio is simply a great choice.
I was able to find a similar watch for a great deal on Amazon.
Friday, June 16, 2023
|The Bulova Men's Precisionist 3-Hand Calendar Watch (Model 96B158)|
Sunday, February 20, 2022
As the Covid crisis stretches on and on, my opportunity to wear watches to work and other locations has declined. Yet, a few nice watches have still come my way. For example, I chose this Citizen Stainless Steel watch to commemorate my fifth anniversary with my employer. It has a cool silver-on-silver look that I've always found appealing.
The watch is nicely proportioned for a dress watch. It has a case this just 8mm thick and a 38mm dial. It makes for an attractive watch that fits nicely under the cuffs of a dress shirt. The silver-on-silver just looks competent and professional. The watch is rated as water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet. So, it can bang around with most casual watches.
Overall, it's nice to have a decent classic watch or two in your collection. This Citizen Stainless Steel Watch with Day & Date is perfect for almost any occasion.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Reef Tiger Men's Tourbillon Automatic with Convex Lens
Reef Tiger has a very special looking men's watch with mechanical movement. They call it a casual watch, but it's a beauty. Built around the Seiko NH39 automatic movement with windows revealing the movement and a transparent caseback, the Reef Tiger has what they bill as a convex lens, but which looks a domed crystal to me.
Check out the profile pictures on Amazon to see the side view. The watch is a sensible 40 millimeters in diameter and has a steel case, a sapphire crystal, and calfskin leather strap. It offers water resistance of 50 meters. A subdial shows the 24 hour time.
As luxurious as this watch looks, the price point seems quite reasonable for a quality automatic watch. Reef Tiger is a brand I've been following for awhile. They have some great looking watches. This one looks like a great Christmas gift for any man who appreciates a fine watch.