It’s the time of the year when the countdown to Christmas – and finding the perfect gift – begins in earnest. Watches have personality, a distinct character that resonates with the wearer. And so, if you want to give the gift of time this festive season, look no further. From chronograph movements of Timex watches to sports and dress watches from Seiko Presage, we’ve got a few watch suggestions for you to gift your loved ones.
1. A Dive Watch for those with a Love for Marine Sports
If the person you’re thinking of likes the ocean, then dive watches make for perfect gifts this holiday season. For instance, the Seiko Prospex SNE593P1 Compact Solar Diver Men's Watch might be the exact companion to head into the water with. Aside from its beautiful sunburst blue design, the watch is also built tough enough to withstand the rough environments of the deep blue. The silicone band offers high corrosion resistance, while the watch's hands are coated with LumiBrite – all of these are great for underwater activity. Better yet, the bold and sporty look of the watch represents an overall masculine yet classic taste.
2. A Watch for the Intrepid Traveller
This Christmas and the upcoming holiday season means a relaxing trip is somewhere in the works. And for that, your loved one or you need a travel watch with travel-friendly functions to match its aesthetics. From easy hiking trails to the top of the mountain, the Timex Expedition Field Quartz Chronograph Men Watch is a rugged favourite amongst travellers. Thanks mostly to the black steel case and black leather strap with matching dial markers, the Timex Expedition Field does not look over the top and still matches a fairly broad wardrobe. Having a water resistance of up to 100 metres also allows you to go for swims and snorkels whenever you want on your travels.
3. An Elegant Watch for Everyday
When it comes to classic and versatile watches for the holiday and style, the basic and minimal design of timekeeping devices should be second to none. The Seiko Presage SSA451J1 Style 60s Automatic Men Watch is a go-to for wearers who like minimalistic designs. Its characteristic sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position and two colour base dial as well as sub-dial can be adjusted with the screw-down crown at the 3 o’clock position. The power-reserve hand and indicator positioned at the four o’clock position, plus its green dial and brown leather strap, give off a sense of balance and clear legibility.
An elegant black watch never disappoints with its neutral yet strong presence on the wrist. The Seiko Presage SRPJ15J1 Automatic Cocktail "The Black Velvet" Men Watch makes an ideal gift for people who are fond of simplicity. Named after ‘The Black Velvet’ cocktail, this watch takes its dark and moody hues from the stout beer. Furthermore, the hard coating of its case and band material enhances the watch’s durability against scratches.
4. For the Ladies: The Timeless Aesthetics of a Dress Watch
Gifting watches to a lady conveys your intention of spending time with her. For the men, it also implies your wish for them to remember you every time they put the watch on. That’s how watches for the holidays can prove to be timeless gifts. And a timeless aesthetic of the Solvil et Titus Fair Lady W06-03139-004 3 Hands Date Quartz Women Watch is the right choice for this occasion. The watch size is in tune with ladies of smaller wrists sizes, to say nothing of its beauty and versatility. The watch also has a charm as an old-school dress watch with Roman numerals on the dial's 12 and 6 o’clock position. Furthermore, the warm gold colours complemented by crystals and a white mother-of-pearl dial make this Solvil et Titus watch very easy to style.
Alternatively, consider the Seiko Lukia SRWZ66P1 Chronograph 7T12 Quartz Women Watch. The Lukia is Seiko’s only line dedicated to ladies’ watches; every timepiece is crafted with the modern woman in mind. The 7T12 is one of the line’s classic models, with a chronograph display on the watch face and a stainless steel band to complete its classic look.
For a more minimalist option, Bering reimagines traditional watch silhouettes for the modern minimalist that are versatile to suit a range of styles. The solid colours of Bering watches keep the overall design subtle and quiet. However, the Milanese straps of each Bering timepiece for ladies add a touch of power to help imbue your outfit with confidence – the perfect companion for every occasion.
Shop City Chain for Watches to Gift this Christmas
City Chain Singapore offers a wide range of styles to help you decide on the perfect gift for that special someone. If you’re still unsure which watch suits that special person, let us help. Our team of experts would be happy to chat with you about the different features of each timepiece and help you pick out the right one this Christmas.Alternatively, you can also browse our Christmas gift collection online or head down to any City Chain outlet to browse a selection of watches from brands like Seiko, Solvil et Titus, Timex, Bering, and more, in-person.