The right spring ensemble calls for the right spring watch — a rugged, tough watch made for the everyday, the unexpected, and then some. That’s where today’s Style Pick of the Week enters the equation. The Momentum Watches Steelix Black Ion Watch is strikingly designed, truly one-of-a-kind and made to be worn with other spring style essentials with ease (a rugged waxed jacket comes to mind, but we’ll get to more on that in a moment). It can be seen as a somewhat bold style move to go for an all-black, murdered-out watch — especially if you, like me, have an affinity for brown leather watches — but the Momentum Watches Steelix Black Ion Watch delivers the right kind of introductory style to switching up your watch game (not to mention, the right kind of functionality to be worn all spring). Available for a downright steal at Huckberry ($295 for a cool-as-can-be military field watch), this is the tough watch you’ll want to wear all day and all night — again, the all-black design with a contrasting dial makes this a unique addition to your daily carry (and the casual-yet-rugged look you need for your next night out). But why should you consider adding this watch to your rotation when you’ve got other field watches that get the job done? Friends, I’m glad you asked.
It’s the sort of hybrid style that really makes it tick (pun intended), from the military field watch styling to the dependable 44mm case size, which should wear nicely if you pair it with hearty gear like, again, a waxed trucker jacket. And because it’s sold at Huckberry, it’s got all the bells and whistles that go along with the tough gear you expect from the brand, such as 200 meters of water resistance and a no-fuss quartz movement. It’s a watch that’s easily made for the open road — it’s got a battery life of three-to-five years, which is stupendous bang for your buck when you take into the account the price (again, $295 at Huckberry). Lest you think it can only be worn with adventure-minded gear, think of the styling potential of the Momentum Watches Steelix Black Ion Watch just as you would a classic stainless steel dive watch. Try it with a short-sleeve henley and faded black denim, add your favorite chukka boots (yes, you can pair black-and-tan!), or else go with a hemp polo, tan chinos and white leather sneakers — those are just two of the ways in which the Momentum Watches Steelix Black Ion Watch is going to work for you. You’ll have to pick up this watch to figure out the rest.