It can be fun and exciting for the soon-to-weds to plan a beautiful set-up for their dream wedding, but sometimes, it can also be overwhelming. So to somehow lessen the fuss of wedding planning for them, we’d like to help out in crossing out some things in their wedding to-do list. In this article, we will showcase the best wedding watches to give as gifts to the groom and the groomsmen that they can choose from.
As it is a time-honored tradition as an expression of affection for the bride and groom and observation of etiquette among those involved in the wedding, giving gifts is another a matter to be taken into consideration. But the bride and groom need not fret, because we have carefully thought through what would be the best wedding watches to gift the groom and groomsmen.
Best Men’s Wedding Watches
1.Citizen Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch
First on our list is a simple timepiece with an understated design from Citizen, the Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch. Despite this model’s simplicity, it is far from plain. This handsome timepiece has an elegant eye-catching style with its rose gold tone in the stainless steel case and luminescent hands and index hour markers in contrast to its black dial, which makes it stand out, along with its classic brown leather strap.
Citizen Watch Co. was founded in 1918 and has then been a leader in cutting-edge technology. Among the innovative advancements, they have developed is the first ever light-powered watches that came to be known as their Eco-Drive line. The line aims for ecologically-friendly timekeeping that will never stop and will never need a change of batteries through the generation of power from any light source, whether natural; artificial; and even dim light.
This watch is the most affordable in our list but is packed with several other great features apart from the aforementioned, including a date display and minute markers on its analog display dial; a protective mineral crystal dial window; a Japanese-quartz movement; and a 30-meter water resistance in addition to its aesthetic.
This goes to show that nice gifts need not to always be expensive. Its impressive chic minimal design will definitely go well with a suit, and it could be a go-to watch any time.
2.Fossil Dean Gold-Tone Chronograph Watch
Fossil is known for its fashion-forwardness without overdoing it, as it produces timeless classy watches.
The Fossil Dean Gold-Tone Chronograph Watch exemplifies Fossil’s voguish distinction with its gold-tone laden design from its luminescent hands and Arabic numerals; to the plated stainless steel case; and to the plated stainless steel bracelet, which is interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands, that are all complemented by its champagne analog display dial.
Apart from its captivating design, the watch has a date display and minute markers on its dial; a chronograph quartz movement with three subdials; a mineral crystal dial window; and 50-meter water resistance.
Not only will this watch look good with a suit or a casual attire, but this watch will also come in handy for an active fella with its chronograph function for running or cycling and its water resistance for short periods of recreational swimming.
3.Tissot Classic Dream Two-Tone Swiss Quartz Watch
It has just the right amount of flash yet exemplifies class with the silver and gold combination throughout the stainless steel case and bracelet along with its black dial with gold-tone luminescent hands and Roman numerals, minute markers, and a date display. It’s dressy enough to be worn with a suit but would also be suitable for casual wear.
Tissot is a world-renowned brand trusted by several world championships in basketball, rugby, cycling, motorcycling, fencing, and ice hockey as their official timekeeper. Along with its proven Swiss quality and reliability since its foundation in 1853, it provides classically stylish watches in their Classic Dream line.
Moreover, this dazzling Swiss-quartz movement watch has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal dial window and a 30-meter water resistance.
4.Bulova Classic Two-Tone Japanese Quartz Chronograph Watch
As a renowned American watch brand reputed to be one of the forerunners in the watchmaking industry, Bulova has made history in watch production with their numerous remarkable innovations from the very first electric watch that made use of the tuning fork based timekeeping technology up to their most recent innovation in 2016, the world’s first curved chronograph movement.
Although purchased by Citizen Watch Co. in 2008, the company pursues its principles of craftsmanship; innovation; and technology, providing quality timepieces with a precision that at the same time isn’t too costly. Another one of their noteworthy creations is their Classic collection that provides accurate timekeeping with a classic design very much felicitous for a formal attire but can also suit any other personal style.
This particular watch that has stood out with its snazzy design and we have chosen from Bulova’s Classic collection is two-tone stainless steel, Japanese-quartz, a chronograph watch with a silver dial consisting of gold-tone luminescent hands; hour markers; minute markers; and a calendar display.
A Guide How To Choose A Wedding Watch
Before we go on with the gift suggestions, there are certain aspects that need to be looked over in finding the right gift(s). Such aspects will aid in deciding accordingly. When observed, the gift(s) will surely gratify the recipient(s), and it won’t just end up at a corner of some drawer, unused.
Here are the specific aspects that are essential in searching for gifts to serve as a guide:
There are some who would go all out in gift-giving and tend to spoil. It’s all up to them, as long as they have the budget for it. But there are also some fine watches that aren’t too pricey for those who would go for a more affordable option.
Whatever the amount that is willing to be spent, there’s something here to fit different budgets. Starting from the not highly priced but high standard watches with the likes of Citizen to the more luxurious variety that anyone would swoon over if they have been gifted such, along with the lines of Rolex.
When searching for watches, some technical terms may be encountered, and not all of us are in the know. Choosing which watch to give as a gift is already a challenge enough, to begin with, but then, one would be troubled with matters, such as analog and digital; manual, automatic, and quartz movement; bezels; chronograph; and whatsoever. So before going on shopping for the gift(s), it would be an advantage to familiarize oneself with the watch displays; movements; kinds of bezels; the purpose of a chronograph; and other technicalities if still unaware of such.
If the gift to be bought is for the groom, then it would be easier to make out which gift to buy, as for a single recipient whom the bride knows all too well. The tricky part is finding gifts for the groomsmen, for although they all may be close friends with the groom, chances are they may have different tastes. So the groom must think carefully what to buy for his groomsmen.
Several companies design watches especially for particular hobbies, passions, and even professions. Whether a person is a fitness buff; sports enthusiast; gallivanter; techie; or whatever, if it is related to the gift, the recipient will surely love it.
Since the wedding is a solemn event, the best bet would be a classy dress watch. It doesn’t have to be too fancy nor does it have to be too flashy. A little bling could be alright, but ultimately, a watch apt for the event would be one exquisitely designed with sophistication.
Watches that are too sporty like the G-shock aren’t so fitting for the wedding with their non-formal and somewhat outdoorsy look in contrast to the elegant setting of the wedding. Although not all sporty watches would seem tacky with a suit, there are also some sporty watches that are also dressy and suitable to wear on formal occasions.
What’s The Best Choice?
Traditionally, the typical wedding watch would be characterized by a clean minimalist elegance. Nevertheless, with the continuous advancement of technologies along with individual styles and varying needs, there isn’t always a need to go with the traditional wedding watch.
Wedding watches may be chosen according to convenience and in favor of the recipient. It really is all up to the buyer, for the buyer is the one that knows the groom or the groomsmen well and what they’re likely to wear.
Whatever kind of watch(es) one wishes to buy, it must be appropriate for the event. That’s why we’ve provided a guide here, in this article on what is ideal for wedding watches.
The best kind of watches to buy as gifts for the wedding are those with a timeless elegance and universality, which may also make for a good wear not just limited to the wedding day. Furthermore, watches are even often passed down to generations of families as heirloom pieces.