It seemed kind of unfair that a groom is spending a lot of money on a ring for his bride and wouldn’t be getting anything worth same in return. As much as our ideas of what constitutes a marriage, the engagement present have remained surprisingly consistent. Additionally, the diamond engagement ring has always remained a tradition for brides. Whereas the alternative for groom could be anything that fits the man, and if you like the idea of something sophisticated and luxurious for your man that could be worn for decades (the reason why diamond rings are the norm), a classic watch is perfect for him. Some of the watches we have mentioned below aren’t by any means the best of bests, but they’re exemplary of what to look for while you know your partner best.
For the Practical Guy:
Junghans Meister Hand-Winding $1,290
Junghans, has long made sophisticated and striking timepieces with affordable prices, is proof of that, not every heirloom-quality watch needs to cost thousands. The Meister Hand-Winding is powered by a Mechanical ETA movement set up inside a sleek and thick 7.3mm watch case.
For the Design Geek:
NOMOS Metro Datum Gangreserve$3,780
The NOMOS Metro (a 2015 Red Dot winner), has a slim case, a clever power reserve gauge and a minimalist dial which uses a set of small rotating green and red disks and when worn by your partner he will surely take the liberty of dressing the reception hall to himself.
The Active Guy:
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch $8,600
Your groom might want more out of his timepiece than just looks. Lots of tool watches are way too bold to work with both formal and casual, the OMEGA Speedmaster provides a restrained dial, that keeps a useful chronograph movement for track days, cycling trips or whatever else he’s up to on his weekends. And, when he will pair it with a black leather strap, it will set perfectly with his tux on the wedding day.
The Traditional Guy:
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large $8,850
The Reverso is a great gift watch with classic, dressy looks, endured for decades and a flipped back case which will work on just about anyone’s wrist.
For the Globetrotter:
Rolex GMT-Master II
He has probably lined up all the stops on nearly every continent for your honeymoon, and he is constantly on his job. For the avid traveler, a GMT function is a great option so that he keeps tabs on his home time zone, and will withstand the hard knocks of life on the road with Rolex’s robust.