Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Watches for the Rolex 24 - The 24 Hours of Daytona

The Rolex 24 (24 Hours of Daytona) race is scheduled to run January 30th and 31st, 2016 at the famed Daytona International Speedway.  The race is a thrilling test of endurance for both driver and car.

The Ford Pit Box at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona photo By Puchino (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
When you think of watches for the 24 hours of Daytona, the first one that springs to mind is the famed Rolex Daytona Cosmograph.  The Daytona really is synonymous with racing.  But, it's not a watch that everyone can afford.

Rolex Daytona Cosmograph (circa 1980) Photo by Rastapopoulos at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
If you want to achieve the same look, you should check out the Invicta Men's 9211 Speedway . It's a quartz watch that offers a style that was obviously inspired by the famed Rolex.  However, it's offered at a price that almost anyone can afford.

For a newer, more modern, take on the motorsport timepiece, the Invicta company offers, the Invicta Men's 1453 S1 Racing Team Chronograph Watch. This watch offers tire tread black and dashboard inspired sub-dials. Everything about the watch just looks FAST!

If you are interested in more high end watches designed expressly for motorsports enthusiasts, check out (RaceWatches@Racewatches on Twitter).  It's a company that works with a long-established jeweler to bring you some of the best race inspired watch designs from a variety of well-respected brands.  They've done a good job focusing on watches that draw inspiration from the track and that competitive drive to come in first!


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