Father's Day 2018 | 5 vintage watches for men

First published: 04-06-2018

Rotary Vintage Mecanique automatic skeleton watch

This year, Father's Day is on Sunday June 17, and what better way to spoil him than with an eye-catching vintage-inspired watch? The timeless design of a classic watch makes it a gift that never goes out of style, and one that will be treasured for many years to come.

We've picked out 5 classic models that perfectly capture old-school charm. From the vintage pocket watch to pieces that blend the old with the new, we're confident your dad will love these handsome designs.

Beauty on the inside

Rotary Vintage Mecanique automatic skeleton watch

Watch: Rotary Vintage Mecanique automatic skeleton watch (RRP: £259)

When the inner-workings of a vintage watch are so beautiful, why keep them hidden? The Vintage Mecanique watch by Rotary is a fine example of a skeleton watch done well, with classic Roman numerals surrounding the exposed golden interior.

Finished off with a dark chocolate brown leather strap that has a tortoiseshell effect, this handsome timepiece can be worn proudly every day, perfect for the refined, well-dressed gent.

Something old, something new

Lars Larsen men's LS43 watch

Watch: Lars Larsen men's LS43 watch (RRP: £135)

Few can pull off the vintage-meets-modern look quite as well as Lars Larsen does with this attractive LS43 watch. The round, silver tone dial and sleek black leather strap gives a nod to the old, while the stark white dial with golden hands and hour markers offers a contemporary edge.

A versatile timepiece that's typical of minimalist Danish design, it's a watch that dad can wear to work, the pub, or even for a more formal occasion.

Camden Watch Company men's NO253 watch

Watch: Camden Watch Company men's NO253 watch (RRP: £119)

The Camden Watch Company may be based in London, but its Swiss-trained founders have brought the heart of the world's watchmaking mecca into everything they create. Britain meets Switzerland in the the NO253 watch, which features high quality precision and a striking dial that pays homage to a Victorian steam train wheel.

Despite its tribute to days gone by, the watch still retains a modern sense of style and shines best when paired with smart casual gear.

Time to spruce up

Fiyta men's classic automatic watch

Watch: Fiyta men's classic automatic watch (RRP: £395)

When it's time to get dressed up for a special occasion, a dapper suit calls for a suitably smart accessory. This classic watch from Fiyta epitomises traditional design, while adding a touch of modern detail with the electric blue hands.

Perfect for a VIP meeting or a wedding, this watch is guaranteed to draw compliments.

The beginning of time

Royal London Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch: Royal London Pocket Watch (RRP: £199.99)

Long before someone came up with the ingenious wristwatch concept, the pocket watch was all the rage. Today, they for a striking accessory for a day at the races or special occasion. This Royal London Pocket Watch is super smart, with its silvery tones and baby blue Roman numerals and hands.

Accompanied with a matching silver chain and clasp, the watch can be attached to a suit jacket and stored away safely when not in use. A vintage watch makes for a special Father's Day gift, and one that will stand the test of time. Browse our full collection of men's watches, where you'll find close to 8,000 designs covering all tastes and budgets.

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