Watch Guru: Father's Day Gift Guide

Watch Guru: Father's Day Gift Guide

As an avid consumer of affordable watches with amazing quality, our Watch Guru Joshua Clare-Flagg from the popular watch blog Watch It All About is giving an insight into his thoughts on the watch world.

With father’s day imminent, many will be looking into purchasing watches as gifts. Why are watches so popular? Men usually don’t tend to wear much jewellery, which causes limitations. Watches, however, are the one main thing that men will wear, if anything. WatchShop tasked me to pick some options from their top-selling brands. This was a really interesting challenge for me, as some of these brands wouldn’t necessarily be ones that I would investigate. But, the numbers and sales don’t lie - and there’s a reason why these are the most popular manufacturers! Without further ado, let’s have a look at some awesome watch options!

Why Casio is a Great Brand for Dad

Casio is such an immense watch brand; being around for over 50 years with a strong legacy for innovation. Their watches are always great value for money, and you know you’re getting something that’s truly going to last. Casio watches are best for the no-nonsense or technology-loving dad.
“Referred to as the “Casioak” amongst watch enthusiasts, the GA-2100 has generated cult status since its launch in 2019. It looks awesome, will take a serious beating, and keep on ticking.”
Mens Casio G-Shock Octagon Series Carbon Watch GA-2100-1AER
“If you want to splash the cash, the full metal G-Shock is a serious bit of kit. This is built like a tank, is immensely substantial, and is guaranteed to catch the eye thanks to its highly polished case and bracelet.”
Mens Casio G-Shock Full Metal Bluetooth Watch GMW-B5000D-1ER

Why BOSS is a Great Brand for Dad

To any style-conscious dad, BOSS suits are well known as being some of the most well-fitting and stylish suits money can buy. So why not supplement that with a BOSS watch? They started developing watches in 1996, and have become one of the biggest-selling fashion brands.
“Any watch that resembles the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph is a winner in my eyes. As well as its great design, the Globetrotter features an impressive 46mm diameter, 100m water resistance, a chronograph (stopwatch), and rotating inner bezel controlled by the crown located at 10.”
Hugo Boss Watch 1513823

Why Tommy Hilfiger is a great brand for dad

Another hard-hitter in the fashion world is Tommy Hilfiger. As part of the Movado group since 2001, you can be sure of solid watches thanks to their heritage and expertise. Tommy Hilfiger represents the casual American lifestyle and is a great choice for the cool-casual dad.
Ted Baker has an interesting part-skeletonisation to the right side of the dial that makes it stand out. The white dial with gold accents provides an elegant look, which is complemented by the brown leather strap.”
Tommy Hilfiger Watch 1710450

Why Sekonda is a Great Brand for Dad

Sekonda is a brand with a deep British heritage formed in 1966. They are widely known across the world; being a household name in many countries. They’re a perfect choice for the dad who loves everything about Britain.
“The Sekonda 3347 is a tremendous pick for that out-and-about dad. Whilst it’s classed as an “aviation” inspired watch, it’s more of a field watch for me - one that’s built to be worn outdoors. It has large, legible numerals, as well as big, bold hands, providing excellent legibility.”
Mens Sekonda Aviator Watch 3347
“For the extravagantly sophisticated dad, what better choice than a pocket watch? What’s more, how about a mechanical pocket watch? The 1110 is extremely affordable for what it is - a wonder of engineering.”
Unisex Sekonda Pocket Skeleton Mechanical Watch 1110

Why Michael Kors is a Great Brand for Dad

Established in 1981, world-renowned and award-winning designer Michael Kors creates a wide range of designs covering a multitude of styles.
“The Oversized Layton Two-Tone closely mimics the Rolex Daytona, one of the most coveted watches in the world. It’ll fit the well-dressed, smart dad to a tee.”
 Michael Kors Watch MK8784
“This option comes fitted with a black silicone mesh strap, which is a superb pick for the holiday-goer. Silicone straps are comfortable in the heat, so the MK8819 will look at home on the wrist of a hand holding a delicious cocktail in the searing sun.”
Michael Kors Watch MK8819

Why Emporio Armani is a great brand for dad

“Whilst at first glance you could assume that Emporio Armani are just another fashion brand, they create some beautiful high-end Swiss-made timepieces, as well as cutting-edge smartwatches.”
“The Luigi is a stunning watch - just look at it. One of the main reasons why it’s so awesome is that it has an automatic mechanical movement with an open heart on the dial (where you can see the exposed balance wheel rotating back and forth with every tick). I also really like the frosted / bead-blasted finish to the steel, making it a perfect choice for the effortlessly cool and rugged dad.”
Emporio Armani Watch AR60021

Final Thoughts

It’s been a fun and exciting challenge to scour the hundreds of watches in stock at! Each of these brands listed is their top-selling, so it was interesting to properly look through the models on offer from each of them. If it was me, I’d be over the moon to receive either the Casio GA-2100 or the Emporio Armani Luigi. If your're looking for a great deal - you can browse our full collection of Father's Day watches on sale.