I don’t know about you, but come summer time, I find myself sticking to a handful of watches. My dressier pieces on leather sit in the watchbox collecting dust, and out come the sportier watches with upped water resistance that look especially good on a mil-strap or bracelet. Now that we’re in the tail end of the dog days of summer, I thought it’d be fun to check in with some of the Worn & Wound crew about what watches saw the most sunlight these past few months. Let us know what watch you wore the most by dropping a comment below. – Ilya Ryvin, Managing Editor
Mk II Gen. 3 Paradive
I’ll kick things off with the MK II Paradive. It’s been something of a no-brainer for me this summer, and while I’ve definitely strapped on other watches, the Paradive has been my go-to watch in the evenings and on weekends. It has a super clean aesthetic (it is an homage to a legendary military watch, after all), it’s basically indestructible, and it’s a tool watch that looks great on a mil-strap, which is what I’ve paired with it all summer long (one of our ADPT straps, to be more specific). My Grand Seiko is a very close second, though that one’s stayed on its bracelet.
Tudor Black Bay 36 blue dial
More often than not, I found myself reaching for my trusty Tudor Black Bay 36 in blue. The comfortable bracelet, smaller case size, and fun blue dial made it a no-brainer to throw on my wrist for the summer months. When it’s disgustingly hot and humid, I prefer a bracelet. The slim, tapered example on the Black Bay 36 is comfortable, even when the weather is not. I also appreciate the 150m of water resistance that’s come in handy on a few weekend trips where I’ve found myself in the pool. Even though my new Seiko SRP775 has been getting some wrist time as the newcomer to my collection, the Tudor Black Bay 36 still holds the top spot as my go-to summer watch.