With a little less than two weeks passed since the end of the gift giving season, it’s likely that there are a number of you with a gift card or, even better, straight cash burning a hole in your pocket. And while we’re sure there is a long list of items waiting to eat up some of your cash reserves, why not consider picking up a new timepiece to round out, or even start your collection? There are two pretty interesting, very affordable options currently available from Stuhrling watches that, while not the highest of the high-end, should satisfy your watch craving without breaking the bank.
Portable digital pedometers are everywhere these days. The Fitbit, Jawbone Up and today’s subject, the Nike+ FuelBand, each basically perform the similar task of recording your movement throughout the day, encouraging a more health conscious lifestyle. But each also has its own special features or unique characteristics designed to separate them from the crowd. What attracted us to the Nike+ FuelBand is its simplicity, vivid user interface and ability to serve as an attractive daily digital watch. At $150, while not the cheapest of the pedometers on the market, it certainly makes for an affordable watch pick.
We’ve said it before, but digital watches don’t make it to the pages of worn&wound very often. And lets be honest, its because a lot of digital watches are, well, ugly. But in certain circumstances, like when you’re working out, looks don’t matter. Sometimes, you really just need a tool to get the job done.
If one could set a dollar amount to looks and style alone, the Timex Expedition Military Field T498759J would be worth a heck of a lot of money. Not because it uses faux materials to appear as though it were a luxury watch, nor gadgets and gizmos to feign tech. It doesn’t even really reinvent or depart from the typical field watch symbol and layout vocabulary.
Though technically it is not summer, it sure has gotten hot quick, and time to break out the summer clothes is certainly upon us. Lighter materials, less coverage, and more casual looks pervade as we try to stay cool and imagine strolling on beaches, rather than slabs of concrete.
Most of the time when I come across a really affordable watch that tries to do too much, it looks like a huge mess. Chances are a $60 skeleton chrono with a moon phase and rotating internal bezel isn’t too pretty. This is precisely why I like the Stuhrling Classic Jupiter Day and Date so much, as it manages to fit complication into an attractive and affordable package.