When hunting for the perfect Father’s Day present, chances are – your dad doesn’t need another tie or screwdriver that is bound to just start collecting dust. What every father really wants, really needs – is a gift with more thought, more personality – something he’ll be proud to use.
He needs a good watch.
A watch is the perfect father’s day gift. It’s even a role reversal – he spent so much time caring for you, teaching you skills, or picking you up at 2 a.m. from a concert because you lost your ride. Now you can give him some time.
The hardest part of choosing a watch is matching to his style. This is where we come in – here we break down the various types of father figures in our lives, and the watches that would best match those personalities.
If your dad constantly tells anecdotes and stories that start with “In my day” then chances are he’s ‘Retro’ Dad. A taste for design, and an appreciation for the finer things in life, he welcomes a well-made brandy, a hand-rolled cigar, and laments never owning a classic car.
OMEGA Speedmaster ’57
Raymond Weil Freelancer
Longines Conquest Heritage
Rolex Day-Date 40
As the name suggests, ‘Alternative’ Dad love everything alternative. He may have a growing collection of tattoos or just have a keen fashion sense. In his fridge you find his latest microbrew experiment. He’s never told you to turn down your music, but face it, he has a cooler taste in music than you do.
Raymond Weil Nabucco Skeleton
Your dad spends every free second he has watching, playing, or at the very least, talking about sports. And although he has his favorites, he’ll watch anything athletic, no matter how obscure. Roller Derby? Caber Toss? Underwater Hockey? Why not – ‘Sporty’ Dad is an expert in all of them.
Rolex Yacht-Master II
He’s turned what was once your bedroom into a home theater, he has an app for everything on his phone, and probably has more Twitter followers than you do. But at least he comes in handy when your computer is on the fritz – and he’s always good for a hand-me-down iPhone and iPad for the kids.
OMEGA Skywalker X-33
Raymond Weil Freelancer Piper
For the most devoted of watch lovers, the search for a “birth year watch” is romantic, but for many always remains something on the bucket list – it can be a lot of work in practice. To pull this one off – we suggest one of two things: take a chance and make a vintage watch purchase without your father’s help, OR you could propose a team effort with your dad, and find the perfect watch together – depending on your relationship, that may mean more to him that you ask. Either way, your Dad will cherish this watch, wearing it for years to come.
Vintage Rolex Watches
Vintage OMEGA Watch
‘Dapper’ Dad enjoys the finer things. He may have a bookcase or library full of classic novels and intellectual texts, an extensive arthouse cinema collection, or just an appreciation for good coffee or fine cuisine. He always seems like he just got a haircut and a shave, and his lounge wear is nicer than your formal wear.
Longines Master Collection
Rolex Datejust 36
Men can dream. And for some, that’s imagining they are the inimitable James Bond, 007 himself. Since your dad and Bond have so many things in common, it would make sense to gift him an Omega Aqua Terra. Daniel Craig wears the 38.5 mm mid-size and blue dial variant. You can be sure that as soon as your dad puts this on his wrist, he’ll be introducing himself last name first.
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra
Treat him to a classic timepiece and remind him just how much you love him this Father’s Day. We have a wide and different range of watches available at our Willow Grove Mall location. Come and visit our store and be helped by our friendly staff.
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