See Now, Buy Now: The Shinola Traveler Subsecond Watch is the Coolest New Timepiece For Men

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If the above watch looks ever-so-slightly familiar, that’s because, well, it is indeed slightly familiar. Or rather, the new Shinola Traveler Subseconds Watch is an update to a highly stylish, functional watch we’ve talked about on the blog in the past — that’d be the Shinola Traveler Watch itself, the best watch for your next road trip.

It’s fitting, of course, that we’re talking about Shinola men’s watches on the Fourth of July — the all-American brand uses finely crafted Swiss parts and a meticulous assembly process in Detroit, and the stunning Shinola Traveler Subseconds Watch takes everything you know and love about the brand’s timepieces and ups the ante even further.

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For starters, the handsome, elegant and versatile Shinola Traveler Subseconds Watch perfectly straddles the line between work and play — the crisp textured dial is both retro and yet modern, the sort of timepiece you can wear with something as simple as stretch chino shorts and your favorite T-shirt, or else a chambray shirt and dark blue denim. The durable canvas strap leans more casual, but you can also switch up the look of the Shinola Traveler Subseconds Watch by swapping in a Shinola watch strap with ease.

But perhaps the best update to the Shinola Traveler Subseconds Watch is, well, that cool subseconds dial so you can keep track of your time on the road. If you’re looking for a watch that can practically do it all, from day to night in the season ahead — and at an agreeable price of $650 — then the Shinola Traveler Subseconds Watch is the timepiece for you. Happy shopping, my friends.

The Tuesday Steal: Get A Rugged Columbia Watches Timepiece for Under $90 at Bespoke Post Today

Best watch under $100 for men.

Sometimes, all it takes to upgrade your wrist game with one of the best men’s watches is a little know-how — like knowing that you should head over to Bespoke Post ASAP to get a deal from Columbia Watches on one of the best watches for men.

If it sounds too simple or too good to be true on the surface, rest assured that it’s anything but that: The NYC-based retailer already allows you to get a deal on the best new boots for spring, and this offering is just as timely. Right now, you can head to the Bespoke Post Sale section to score the Columbia Watches Peak Patrol Watch for a mere $85, a heck of a deal when you consider the rugged build of this timepiece.

After all, the Columbia Watches Peak Patrol Watch delivers an array of bells and whistles, including a water-resistant build and a sturdy, 42mm stainless steel case design. The Japanese quartz movement isn’t overly fancy, but it provides precise timekeeping on the go. And of course, the Columbia Watches Peak Patrol Watch delivers standout style on and off the trail, thanks to the durable silicone strap that can go into water and back on land with ease.

Whether you rock the Columbia Watches Peak Patrol Watch with quick-drying active shorts and a merino tee, or with a rugged short-sleeve henley, denim jacket and chinos, it won’t steer you wrong — especially for a mere $85. Time to upgrade your EDC, my friends.

The Tuesday Steal: The Shinola Detrola Watch is One of the Best Men’s Watches Under $400

Best men's watches under $400.

It’s hard not to love what the ever-stylish folks at Detroit-based Shinola are doing when it comes to making the best men’s watches — and plenty more — is it not? The brand, now a decade-plus old and specializing in stylish home goods, audio gear and an entire lifestyle collection, hasn’t taken its eye off the prize when it comes to crafting some of the best watches for men, as we’ve discussed on the blog time and time again. There’s a wide variety available, from one of the best versatile everyday leather watches to a durable dive watch for inclement weather, but today’s Tuesday Steal goes deep with a real winner: One of the best watches under $400, the fun, poppy and yet easily wearable Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch.

The entire Shinola Detrola Collection was launched as a more affordable, casual and vibrant alternative to the brand’s elegant, Art Deco-inspired and classically designed timepieces, like the fan favorite Shinola Runwell Watch, and it sure does hit plenty of the right marks in terms of stylish design and agreeable pricing. The Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch in particular shines through as the most versatile of the bunch, blending a lighweight resin case with a stainless steel core and a bright vibrant yellow-orange color. If you favor shades of olive, indigo, grey or black in your daily style moves, the Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch is a standout new offering — all for under $400.

Best casual everyday watch for men.

The best watches under $400 tend to lean more casual and less dressy (thanks to the more simple design and simple yet high-accuracy quartz movement), and the Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch is no different there. Note the black silicone rubber strap, which is less refined and more rugged than a leather watch strap. Quick-release pins make it easy to swap out the strap on the Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch, though, giving you two watches for the price of one sub-$400 watch (naturally, Shinola also stocks some of the best watch straps on the market for watches of all sizes, too).

Unlike other Shinola models, the Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch clocks in at 43mm, which is larger and more bold than the Shinola Runwell (available in the classic 41mm case diameter). Any which way you decide to rock your new Shinola Detrola No. 2 Watch — be it with your favorite thermal henley and jeans on breezy days, or with a soft cotton tee, chino shorts and canvas sneakers, it’s a downright steal at under $400. Get it on your wrist today.

The Thursday Buy: The New Shinola Runwell Grey Watch is one of the Coolest Timepieces on the Market

Best leather watch for men.

For as important as it is to stock your full rotation of menswear essentials for spring — like the best rain jacket, for instance — it’s also crucial to make sure your accessories are on-point, like seeking out one of the best leather watches for men. No outfit is complete without the little details (word on the street is that folks notice both the watch on your wrist and your shoes first), so why not invest in the best with a rugged new Shinola men’s watch? Sounds pretty ideal, right? Don’t you and I both know it. I’ve talked plenty on the blog about the rugged appeal and timeless style points of the Shinola Runwell and other styles — like the hard-wearing, weather-ready Shinola Duck Watch, too — but there’s something a bit different about the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray.

The 47mm case diameter, for starters, is a bold and tough Shinola favorite, the kind that might be too big on some wrists but sits nicely on others (remember, they also make the Shinola Runwell 41mm). This new edition of the Shinola Runwell can certainly take a few dings, but it’s the gunmetal PVD brushed case finish that takes it to the next level in terms of durability and eye-catching style. Trust me, your watch collection needs both, and the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray delivers.

Best everyday leather watch for men.

The Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray features other useful, Shinola-esque details, like a handsome bit of contrast between the black dial, crisp white markings and the vibrant Shinola logo detailing (again, it’s the little things that make a big difference). There’s a helpful sub-dial and within that tough watch case, the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray is powered by the brand’s Argonite 1609 quartz movement. Quartz is a less expensive movement in the watch world, but that’s what helps make the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray such a steal anyways — it looks like a much more expensive watch, but is priced reasonably at $675. That’s part of who Shinola is as a brand: Making some of the best men’s watches at agreeable prices, packed with plenty of style details. Yes indeed, the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray is next on my wish list when it comes to the best watches for men.

To finish things off, the brand places the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray on a remarkable whiskey cordovan leather strap. That contrast between black and brown just works handsomely, giving you the option to wear your new favorite watch with rugged, durable leather boots, indigo blue jeans and one of the best men’s henleys, or with stretch washed chinos and a classic Oxford shirt back at the office. Any way you wear the Shinola Runwell 47mm in Matte Gray, it’s going to come through in matters of both style and precise timekeeping. Go forth and add it to your collection, my friends.

The Friday Read: New Buck Mason Spring Gear, Sustainable Shirting & The Best GMT Watches

Best new spring shirt for men.

As we launch into Friday, I’ve got my sights set on rugged new spring gear — even if the temperature in NYC leaves a little something to be desired. I’m specifically loving the standout new Buck Mason Western Denim Shirt, made from handsome yarn-dyed indigo cotton in a slim fit, and made to break in over time the more you wear it this season. If you’ve read the blog, you know I love Buck Mason menswear, especially its go-anywhere versatility heading into a very early spring weekend — a new season marks a time for new wardrobe upgrades, wouldn’t you agree? And you can’t go wrong at all with Buck Mason.

As luck would have it, I’ll be wearing some of my favorite Buck Mason essentials this weekend, seeing as I’m back in Brooklyn from a Florida trip (as you saw on my Instagram) and I need to layer up accordingly. In fact, I’m heading out this evening to indulge one of my other passions — music, of course (perhaps you saw my latest story for SPIN?). I’m seeing the legendary, long-running indie rock band Guided By Voices at NYC’s iconic Irving Plaza — a show that’s been pushed back twice for me since last September! I’m going to outfit myself accordingly, and for your own weekend pursuits, I suggest you do the same — here are a few of my top selections to keep your Friday rolling.

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  • I talked in my last Friday Read about needing to shop the new Billy Reid Spring Menswear Collection, and I’m back in full force recommending you check out the famed Alabama designer’s wares. The offering includes breezy cotton tees, a rugged trucker jacket, lightweight sweaters, durable jackets and overall, well, some of the best new spring menswear to amp up your wardrobe. Go to it, folks.
Taylor Stitch x Ron Finley
  • How’s this for making an impact beyond menswear? Known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” Los Angeles legend Ron Finley debuted the Ron Finley Project to bring vibrant nature and healthy, locally grown food to the people of South Central Los Angeles back in 2010. Now, he’s partnering up with San Fran’s Taylor Stitch on the Taylor Stitch x Ron Finley Capsule Collection, updating some of the brand’s most iconic and rugged staples with his own vibrant, nature-filled spin — the collection is up for pre-order right now, folks.
  • Functional style is the name of the game with a GMT watch — known as Greenwich Mean Time. These watches, seemingly complicated on the surface, offer both bang for your buck and go-anywhere dependability, and they can do an awful lot to upgrade your watch collection. On that note, I wrote for SPY.com on the best GMT watches, so consider adding one to your collection ASAP.

Here’s one final style move to get your weekend started off the right way. Just yesterday, I wrote about one of the most sustainable shirts on the market from Outerknown — it’s your new go-to spring layer, so read all about it here on the blog. Have a great weekend and as ever, thanks for reading!

See Now, Buy Now: The Shinola Duck Watch Is the Toughest Watch You Can Buy For Winter (And Beyond)

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There comes a time in every season (like right now, in the depths of winter) when even your accessories, right on down to one of the best men’s watches, start to take a beating. No matter if you’re bundled up with a pair of the best gloves for men or if you’re wearing some of the toughest winter pants, again, yes, even your accessories need to stand up to winter, and that’s where the Shinola Duck Watch comes in mighty handy in your collection of the best watches for men. You hopefully already know Shinola from this very blog and as makers of one of the best dive watches on the market, not to mention a stunning, stylish brown leather watch.

And the remarkably tough and well-designed Shinola Duck Watch is but the latest and greatest purchase you need to add to your wrist game when the going gets tough. It’s as if the lauded, Detroit-based brand had both winter adventures and coastal summer days (on or off Michigan’s Great Lakes) in mind when they designed the Shinola Duck Watch, complete with more than 660 feet of water resistance. It only gets better from there, to say the least. Before we go any further, note that this exceptional timepiece is priced just right at $650.

The Shinola Duck Series: Blue Bay Watch

The key with the Shinola Duck Watch is its toughness and durability, combined with a surprisingly elegant design. Yes, the Shinola Duck Watch is a surf-rated watch, but it should also prove mighty tough and legible when trying to navigate your way through a winter storm. SuperLumi-Nova dial and hand markings amp up the visibility, while the durable rubber strap will brush off water (and sleet, and snow) with ease). The Shinola Duck Watch clocks in at an agreeable 42mm in terms of case diameter, making this a watch built for work or play. You can snag this handsome dive watch in a range of colors to suit every palette, including Bay Blue, Canary Yellow and Gunmetal, plus a Stainless Steel Gift Set that could just be one of the best gifts for the watch fan.

And again, this watch is built for work or play: Wear it right now with a chambray shirt and a shawl cardigan, plus your favorite pair of blue jeans, alongside tough-as-heck leather boots for winter weekend (or casual work day) pursuits. When the time comes to step into some of the best lined pants to shovel the drive, throw on the hard-wearing, hard-working Shinola Duck Watch to stay on time throughout the day. If there’s one watch that can do it all for winter and beyond, it’s the Shinola Duck Watch — shop accordingly.

Style Pick of the Week: Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic Watch – The Best Investment-Level Watch to Shop Now

I’d wager that if you’re reading this blog, you’re willing to do your research when it comes to investing in, for example, one of the best men’s watches from a brand like Shinola, right? In fact, I’d bet you’re willing to dig in and do the work when it comes to tracking plenty of the best gear for men, be it finding the best leather boots for men or layering up with a best-selling men’s shirt jacket. This approach will certainly serve you well when it comes to finding and selecting the perfect watch to wear on your wrist every day, with just about every single ensemble you can dream up. Allow me, then, in that case, to introduce you to the iconic, expertly crafted, dressy-yet-rugged Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic, an exceptional watch with a price tag to match (it retails for $1,650 at Shinola, as it were).

Now, if you’ve read the blog, you know that I’ve shared a Shinola review or two singing the praises of the Detroit-based brand. That trend isn’t going to let up any time soon. The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic, like all Shinola men’s watches, is made with exacting attention to detail and incredible materials befitting of the higher price tag (most Shinola watches for men retail for under $1,000).

While with some luxury watches, you’re really paying for the designer name as much as the watch itself, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic defies convention and packs in a whole lot of excellent technical specs to go along with the now-iconic Shinola name. Designed as an homage to the 1920s and Michigan rumrunners during Prohibition, it’s an elegant yet hard-wearing watch that looks incredible and performs just as nicely. The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic features an intricate 26-jewel automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. This is a very good thing: The power reserve allows the watch to keep running accurately even when you’re not wearing it, because an automatic watch like this one winds according to the wearer’s wrist movement. In short. the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic, without getting overly technical, is carefully designed, hard-working and supremely stylish.

About those style points, though. The Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic features a handsome brushed bronze case and a visually striking, slightly larger 43mm case diameter. That means it stands out more on your wrist and is less of a dress watch, and more of a watch to wear with rugged menswear like one of the best men’s chambray shirts, dark blue denim and brown leather boots. Of course, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic looks great with just about anything you pair it up with (even a worsted wool suit!, That’s true whether you rock it with the additional leather strap (shown here) or the khaki nylon field watch strap. In either iteration, the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic is a wearable work of art befitting of the heftier price tag. It’s one of the best watches for men and one of the best investment-level timepieces to consider adding to your collection.

The Thursday Buy: The Shinola Vinton Watch is the Classic Timepiece You Need Now

There are some men’s accessories that are so timeless and sharp, it’d almost be foolish not to invest in them. That’s the case, at least, with the best watches for men as produced by Shinola, a full lineup from the Detroit-based watchmaker and luxury goods brand, and that especially applies to the seriously cool, super-sharp Shinola Vinton Watch. If you’re a fan of the brand (new or old!), then you know that Shinola can do it all, from making one of the best weekender bags on the market to delivering one of the coolest dress watches for your wrist. It’s with that blend of classic and modern style that they’ve added the Shinola Vinton Watch to the brand’s ever-expanding and yet carefully curated lineup of watches. The Shinola Vinton Watch hits on all the right notes if you want a watch (particularly heading into the holiday season) that you can wear to the office and to holiday gatherings without missing a beat.

It features classic stainless steel construction found in durable dive watches, but the Shinola Vinton Watch really stands apart (quietly, of course) thanks to its crisp dial design and a nice, dressy 38mm case diameter. It’s a solid change of pace from the ever-so-slightly more rugged Shinola Runwell Collection, which boasts options with case diameter measurements of up to 47mm. Yes indeed, the Shinola Vinton Watch just gets the details (big and small) correct.

The specs on the Shinola Vinton Watch, of course, hold up to scrutiny, and they do so at a price that’s lower than expected ($550 at Shinola, to be exact). The dial is both crisp, timeless and refreshing, as all Shinola watch dials tend to be, and the option to get something as sharp as a blue dial against a smooth stainless steel case makes the Shinola Vinton Watch just the right blend of tailored and laidback. The Shinola Vinton Watch is the kind of watch to pair with casual staples (like a thermal crewneck and dark blue denim) as well as more business casual offerings, like tailored chinos and your favorite cardigan.

Other watch design options include a visually striking Midnight Blue paired with handsome PVD gold hardware, right down to the bracelet itself. It’s a worthwhile option to consider the most versatile offering for your own wardrobe with the Shinola Vinton Watch, but it’s almost hard to go wrong with any option (this is Shinola we’re talking about, after all). The best men’s watches also beat the rest of the field with small touches, like a date window at 3 o’clock, set against that well-done dial design you only get at Shinola. When you want to upgrade what’s on your wrist, the choice is clear: Make it Shinola, and make your next purchase the Shinola Vinton Watch.

See Now, Buy Now: The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Watch is the Perfect Summer Timepiece

Just as you’ve got your go-to pair of summer sneakers and your lightweight stretch jeans for hot days, so to should you have one of the best men’s watches for summer on your wrist. That’s right: In my book, there are absolutely stylish men’s watches that are practically made to be worn in the summer heat. It’s your lucky day as we dive into our latest See Now, Buy Now entry, because the visually striking new Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is one of the best watches for men to wear starting this summer and moving well beyond that. It’s the go-to pick when it’s too hot to wear a leather watch, which, news flash, is frequently the case in the summer months.

This watch, an exclusive to the good folks at Huckberry, first debuted to great fanfare last year, and for good reason. Again, the fact that you can only get this watch at Huckberry means that competition is steep to add this timepiece to your collection. It very well could claim that lofty spot as your new favorite watch, but the crucial first step is buying it right now. The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch has all the proper bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from extraordinarily durable and yet fairly priced Timex watches, for starters, including that red-and-black design (hence the “cola” name, of course).

SHOP: The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch

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This nicely priced men’s watch for summer (it retails for $189 at Huckberry) is entirely unique, designed from scratch by both companies and using military inspiration plus ’70s and ’80s Timex and watch trends. So while Timex has an extensive archive that designers like Todd Snyder frequently use for inspiration (to great effect!), this creation is even more unique, and just as covetable. It features a striking red-and-white military crosshair dial with luminescent markings, along with an aluminum bezel with a sharp red accent. It’s these design touches that help the Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch stand out from the pack as far as the best watches for men are concerned.

The dial is also a fitting throwback as far as size is concerned: It’s a nice, sharp 38mm in diameter, making this a watch you can wear with a Huckberry T-shirt and hybrid shorts as readily as you can team it with a classic men’s polo and lightweight summer pants (loafers sold separately). The great news is that the Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is durable enough to wear with those outfits on consecutive days, and you can keep on wearing it all week long if you so please. At a price like that (again, it’s $189 at Huckberry), why wouldn’t you want to make this your go-to summer timepiece? The answer to that question is up to you.

SHOP: The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch

The Sunday Sale: Get 20 Percent Off This Spinnaker Watches Dive Watch

Spinnaker dive watch

Folks: I’ve got good news, and I’ve got even better news for you. Your go-to watch for summer adventures is up for grabs, and there’s a very good chance it could be the Spinnaker Fleuss Watch, a durable dive watch you can wear in the water and back on land with ease. And that “even better news” right now? Use the code SPIN20 to get 20 percent off any full-priced watch at Spinnaker Watches, and trust me when I say this is a deal that you won’t want to miss. In fact, that drops this rugged dive watch down to $280, from $350 — not bad at all, right? But really, this code is agreeable any way you slice it if you’re in search of your new favorite watch, seeing as Spinnaker Watches stocks everything from refined leather dress watches to durable stainless steel dive watches.

Whether you’re a longtime watch aficionado or a newfound enthusiast, 20 percent off a new watch for summer is a deal that’s not to be missed. If you keep up with the blog, you know that timepieces like the Spinnaker Watches Bradner Watch are surely not to be missed, with the perfect blend of style and functionality. As for me, I’m always on the hunt for a great deal on a new watch — check out this post for a Timex watch under $100, too — and really who can pass up any discount offer, ehh?

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Of course, the specs on the Spinnaker Fleuss Watch are everything you could ask for in a go-anywhere summer watch. The 43mm case diameter is sturdy and substantial, while the lens is made from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal (the good stuff, in short). It’s water-resistant down to 150 meters, all the better to really get out there and hit the, well, water. It also helps that this stainless steel dive watch is pretty stylish, right on down to the crisp dial design itself.

The contrasting black bezel is a nice touch that makes for easy legibility in adverse conditions, and it helps that, overall, this is a watch you can wear with everything from your favorite T-shirt and light wash jeans to a crisp Oxford shirt and tan chinos. The list goes on, of course, but the Spinnaker Fleuss Watch is just about ready for anything and everything you can throw at it. Bear in mind, though: The most important thing to remember is that, in addition to all of this, you can ue the code SPIN20 to get 20 percent off any full-priced watch at Spinnaker Watches, this one very, very much included. Are we on the same page? Time to gear up accordingly and get out there.

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