Graduates worked hard for their degrees. It’s time to reward them for all those years of studying, with a gift that can last for generations to come. A proper watch is a wonderful and traditional graduation gift to mark this major milestone. Invest wisely and they will have a watch to be proud of for many years to come.
Some important factors to look for in a graduation watch. First of all, you need durability. Stainless steel with a sapphire crystal face would do well. Of course, important always is versatility. Make sure that the watch you buy can work on the weekends down the shore, or with a business suit on job interviews. The safest place for them to keep their watches are on their wrists, which is why water-resistant Rolex watches make a great gift option – they can keep it on all the time – even at the beach. With that in mind, here are 5 of our top recommendations when buying someone a watch as a graduation present.
Rolex Submariner Date
The sporty Submariner Date is one of Rolex’s most popular designs and in fact the first watch to be worn by James Bond and it’s still going strong. With their subtly redesigned Oyster case, distinctive dial with large luminescent hour markers, graduated rotatable Cerachrom bezel and solid link Oyster bracelet, the latest generation Submariner and Submariner Date are firmly in line with the original model.
In 1953 the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer was worn by Sir Edmund Hillary up and down Everest, yet it’s still appeals to the younger crowd with its edgy blue glow-in-the-dark details. The Explorer models embody the privileged relationship that has always bound Rolex and exploration. Perfect for the son or daughter off to travel the world and take it by storm.
The OMEGA Moonwatch is another diehard classic with a story to tell. Since its launch more than half a century ago, the OMEGA Speedmaster has been the classic chronograph, known for its robust reliability and timeless design. And since the 21st of July 1969, when it was first worn on the lunar surface, it has been popularly known as the Moonwatch. Faithful to the original 1957 model, it is powered by a reliable hand wound movement, like the one that kept ticking even when those brave astronauts were very far from home.
Raymond Weil Maestro
The Raymond Weil Maestro collection is a tribute to the masters of music and was designed to synchronize the rhythm of tradition and innovation. This watch features a 39.5 mm stainless steel case with two sapphire crystals protecting the front and back. Although it has a leather strap, the case has been designed to be water resistant up to 50 meters. One of the defining characteristics to the watch’s design are the clear back and the opening at the dial’s 12 o’clock.
The Longines Presence ignores the distracting features of other watches and focuses on simplicity and elegance instead. This timepiece is very lightweight with a 38mm case protected by a sapphire crystal. It is powered by a quartz movement and is waterproof up to 100 meters. The Presence is best known for its luxurious appearance, which comes from a combination of an 18 karat gold case, crocodile band, and the simple white roman numeral dial design. The design allows the watch to remain simple, with the purpose of keeping the time and date. If you have to go gold, this is definitely a winner.
Elegant, sporty or rugged, the choice is yours. Hard to decide? Not a problem! Instead of giving a wrapped surprise, bring them to Precision Watches & Jewelry to try on a few different styles and find the best fit. Being able to help choose your present doesn’t make it any less special – in fact, quite the opposite. Watch preferences are very much subjective – what is beautiful to one person, may be gaudy or excessive to another, what is simply elegant to one is technologically deficient to another. Try to find a watch that best matches the style and character of the person who will be receiving it.