See Now, Buy Now: The Shinola Scout Detrola Is the Best New Watch for the Watch Enthusiast This Season

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If you’re starting to feel like you’re behind in the game a bit when it comes to shopping for the best holiday gifts for men — especially as something as tricky as the best gift for the watch enthusiast — allow me to offer up a helpful suggestion from your new favorite watch brand. Or rather, not a new watch brand, but the classic watch purveyors at Detroit-based Shinola, one of the coolest horology brands out there. Of course, Shinola is also a highly reliable spot for all manner of cool gifts for guys, including home goods, desk accessories and everyday carry essentials, but it’s the Shinola Scout Detrola that’s of particular interest today.

The Shinola brand simply doesn’t seem to slow down, whether it’s churning out road-ready timepieces like the Shinola Traveler Watch or delivering on the promise of a subtle, stylish yet surprisingly rugged timepiece (that’d be the Shinola Scout Detrola). Now, is it quite a lot to ask to buy a new watch for someone on your list?

Yes indeed, perhaps — but if you’re looking for the one and only, the best gift for the watch enthusiast, and one that’s way less expensive than a flagship timepiece like *gulp* a Rolex Submariner, for instance, well, the Shinola Scout Detrola is a sub-$400 winner and one of the best new watches for men.

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Of course, the Shinola Scout Detrola is a terrific purchase aside from just price, although the $395 price tag makes the Shinola Scout Detrola a downright steal in the eyes of this Brooklyn style writer. It’s a more casual option than stylish Shinola leather watches, hence that lower price tag, with the rugged specs to match. To wit: The Shinola Scout Detrola boasts a lightweight, nicely sized 43mm TR90 resin case, the kind that’s durable enough for everyday adventures and outdoor wear.

Beyond that, the case itself is a neat yellow-gold color for some added style points, while the Shinola Scout Detrola also uses old-school red and yellow details for a crisp, retro effect on its black dial. For good measure, the flexible silicone strap is durable, hard-wearing and comfortable.

It’s also perfectly casual, whether you wear the Shinola Scout Detrola with the best men’s blue jeans, your favorite boots and a shawl cardigan or with tailored joggers and the best men’s henley. Options abound with the Shinola Scout Detrola, and any watch lover on your gift list this year would be honored to receive such a cool timepiece — at least, that’s my take. Happy shopping!

The Tuesday Steal: Save 20% On One of the Best Sustainable Watches On the Market From TRIWA Today

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What with Black Friday watch deals and Cyber Monday shopping quickly approaching, now seems like as good a time as any to shop and save on a bit of everything, including one of the best watches for men — at least, that’s what your neighborhood style writer thinks. Today’s deal is certainly the right way to upgrade your everyday carry via one of the most sustainable watches on the market, and it’s yet another offering from Swedish watchmaker TRIWA. They’re a minimal, stylish watchmaker and a new blog favorite, and you’re going to enjoy saving 20 percent on one of the best men’s watches on the market (hint: It’s shown at the top of the page!).

The TRIWA Ocean Plastic Watch has plenty going for it, starting with the fact that it’s developed using material made from recycled ocean plastic. The effect is a watch that’s lightweight, durable and eco-conscious (and of note, this watch is marked down to $135 from $169). How’s that for one of the best affordable watches, ehh?

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The surprisingly rugged TRIWA Ocean Plastic Watch is also designed in partnership with ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd, perhaps even more important than its utilitarian look and feel. That means that 15 percent of profits from the sale of the TRIWA Ocean Plastic Watch go towards Sea Shepherd’s efforts, as worthy a cause as any.

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For good measure, the dependable TRIWA Ocean Plastic Watch boasts a handsome blue ocean plastic woven strap, a striking dial design featuring the Sea Shepherd logo, and a whopping 330 feet of water resistance. Oh, and one final time: Shop now and look forward to saving 20 percent on one of the best men’s watches (and one of the most eco-friendly watches out there, to boot). It’s just that easy today, folks. Do good and look great in the process.

See Now, Buy Now: This TRIWA Leather Watch Is a Stylish Men’s Watch for a Great Cause (Seriously)

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The watch industry is a fast-moving one built on both innovation and tradition — old-school practices meet modern designs, often at high prices, but what about a brand that cuts through the clutter to craft some of the best watches for men, all the while making a real difference? That’s a lofty bar to clear, to be sure, but the Swedish watchmakers at Stockholm-based TRIWA really are aiming to do the right thing every step of the way, including in production of the handsome TRIWA Steel Solar Watch shown above.

How can one everyday carry brand set out to change the world? In small but simple ways of course, which TRIWA undertakes with great care. The company itself is an acronym for “Transforming the Industry of Watches,” and that means they focus on sustainable materials — like recycled ocean plastic — and crisp, clean craftsmanship alongside that innovation. So, while you might think you’re merely looking at a stylish men’s watch, it could in fact be part of the TRIWA Time for Oceans Collection, reusing that ocean plastic in its case.

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That also might mean that you’re getting something even more game-changing and innovative via TRIWA, like the TRIWA Humanium Collection. The Humanium Collection features watches built from material found in upcycled illegal guns — talk about a lasting impact from TRIWA that moves far beyond timepieces, yes?

And beyond that, the rest of the lineup features some of the best men’s watches in its own right, including — of course — the TRIWA Steel Solar Watch. It runs off solar power from either natural or artificial light, and features a smaller carbon footprint in its production, too.

It helps that the TRIWA Steel Solar Watch is highly stylish, boasting options like a handsome black sunray-patterned dial in contrast with a rich brown leather strap and crisp white dial markings. The 38mm case also makes the TRIWA Steel Solar Watch a reliably refined watch you can wear as a leather dress watch or as a throwback-minded complementary piece alongside rugged menswear like your favorite flannel shirt. However you choose to wear the TRIWA Steel Solar Watch, you’re putting on a carefully considered watch made the right way, with the right intentions in mind.