Seiko has been slinging watches since ’81 — 1881, that is — and they’ve become known for building long-lasting, high quality timekeepers. Pulvirent describes the price point on this model as “crazy,” considering Seiko is what he refers to as a “legitimate” brand. (All other brands: BURN.) It’s a classic look that’s perfect for travel or casual meet-ups where you don’t want to be known as the guy wearing an overly flashy watch. Read: ALL casual meet-ups.
Based on an iconic 1940s military style, Timex and J. Crew have tag teamed to create an affordable, stylish and well crafted watch with a stainless steel case, quartz analog movement and luminescent hands. Not into the strap? Replace it with any 18mm strap you can get your hands on.
If you’re interested in the real deal, Pulvirent recommends checking out eBay for genuine, vintage, military watches in the same price range.
Everything is better in black. This sleek wrist watch is designed with durable mineral crystal that protects against scratches. Black leather wraps around the wrist meeting the water resistant watch head. Silver numbers and lines come together for a classy look under sophisticated black.