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Buying Guides Graduation Watches for 2017

Graduation is upon us and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your recent grad, look no further than getting them the perfect timepiece. Watches are perfect for the 2017 graduating class, showing maturity and responsibility.

Starter Watches for College Grads

Graduation is a starting point for what comes next, and watches symbolize an accomplishment as well as a useful tool for what comes next in a graduates’ life; the working world. Here are 10 of our must have watches for a recent graduate, no matter the field they’re going into!

Breitling Colt Skyracer

For the grad who is looking for something a little more sporty, yet still office appropriate, the new-generation Breitling Colt Skyracer is a perfect match. The 45mm watch, while large, is not going to be too overwhelming with a thickness of 13mm. The watch is also powered bye the Breitling SuperQuartz, meaning that they won’t have to worry about winding the watch every few days and there is an end-of-life indicator to remind them when it’s getting to be time to change the battery.

Nomos Glashütte Club Campus

Designed with a graduate in mind, the new Nomos Glashütte Club Campus is a slice of luxury for the wrist. The watch is designed to be with your grad through every major event. Even better? The solid caseback is designed to be engraved with a special message celebrating their accomplishments! the 38mm stainless steel case is casual, sporty and can even be dressed up. The watch is manually wound, perfect for someone interested in the technical qualities of how things work.

Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial

The Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial hails from the classic De Ville collection, making a perfect option for someone looking for a more formal timepiece. The rhodium-silver dial with contrasting blue elements is understated beauty and incredibly versatile. The blue leather strap dresses the watch up, and a simple date window is the perfect complement for the simple dial.

IWC Aquatimer IW3290-02

For someone a little more sporty, and looking for a watch resistant to 300 meters, the IWC Aquatimer IW3290-02 is perfectly sporty. The internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system will help keep track of dive time and not accidentally move. The black dial features luminescent elements on the hands, markers and bezel, making it easy to read and decipher the hours and minutes. This Aquatimer model also features a quick-change bracelet for when they’re ready to switch from a bracelet to strap.

Hamilton Khaki Field

Rugged and edgy, the Hamilton Khaki Field brings the outdoors to the wrist. The bold Khaki, or military, green dial is bold and provides a contrast against the stainless steel casing. Bold numerals combine a military and pilot’s design onto a modern watch. In addition to being a rugged timepiece with a 100m water resistance, the watch features an 80 hour power reserve so it doesn’t need to be wound every day.

Raymond Weil Maestro

As it’s name might lead on, the Maestro is a great figure in the Raymond Weil collection. The Maestro collection has models celebrating Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly and The Beatles among other musical influences. This Maestro melodically fuses together a silver guilloché dial with Roman numerals to create a work of formal elegance. The watch can transform from the office to weekend seamlessly with its steel case and leather strap.

Grand Seiko 9R Spring Drive SBGC203

For a true sports and casual wear watch for your grad, look no further than the Grand Seiko 9R Spring Drive. This is the first ever Grand Seiko chronograph and is powered by the unique Spring Drive caliber. This gives the watch the precision of a quartz watch with the force of a mainspring. This precision accuracy and a 72 hour power reserve will make sure whoever wears this watch is always on time.

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45

The Tag Heuer Connected will keep any tech-minded individual and recent graduate connected to their devices while still showing off their watch. The Modular 45 is exactly how it sounds; modular. You have the ability to pick different lug options, straps and case modules. Even after owning the watch, your grad can decide to further swap out straps and make it their own or change up the look for different days.

Bremont U-2

Designed for and tested by the Spy Plane Squadron and reaching heights up to 80,000 feet, the Bremont U-2 is designed to withstand tough conditions. The watch combines military and aviation influences to create a functional and versatile watch. The stainless steel case and leather strap creates a refined look while it features a modern 43mm case size with inner bi-direction bezel operated by the second crown.

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41 is going to be an understated watch on the wrist, even though it does feature a 41mm case size. The stainless steel version is refined and elegant and features a stark black dial. While it is a time only watch, it’s large indices and hands add back in the sporty look. The watch also features a 150m water resistance, celebrating the heritage of the Tudor Dive watch dating to 1954. The elegant and sporty Black Bay captures the essence of the line in a more formal version perfect for a recent graduate entering a new career.

No matter the watch, it can show off a maturity and style when they take on upcoming interviews and enter a new chapter in their lives. These watches will keep ticking for years to come, making a great gift and representing an important day in their lives.

About Emily Smith
Emily loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. She is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.

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