Father’s Day is right around the corner, and while we’re sure pops would be more than happy to get another “Word’s Greatest Dad” mug, we think it’s a good time to go above and beyond and get dad something really cool. To help in the ideas department, we’ve put together this gift guide–most of it well under $500–featuring some of our favorite picks, horological and otherwise.
Seiko 5 SNK Series
As far as watches for under $100 go, you can’t beat the Seiko 5 SNK series. These little workhorses set the standard for what an affordable automatic watch can be, and the rest are just playing catch up. The “5” stands for the five pillars of the line: automatic winding, day/date display, water resistance, recessed crown at 4 (for comfort), and a durable case and band. The SNK packages that ethos in an handsome field watch, readily available in black, olive, blue, and cream. Get dad one or all four, and a handful of straps for more options.