We’re now getting closer and closer to a busy but joy-filled time of the year - the winter holidays! It can definitely be stressful trying to figure out how to really make someone’s holiday a fabulous one to remember. We wanted to make your hunt for “the gift” at the perfect price point easier for you. So, join us as we explore gift ideas for gadget and watch enthusiasts for this holiday season.
First up for a foolproof favorite stocking stuffer, one of our favorite nylon watch strap companies: Crown and Buckle (well, other than our own 20mm and 22mm). Crown and Buckle offers five different lines of NATO watch straps in multiple lug widths: 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm and 24mm. This is a great start to a wonderful watch holiday season. They also offer additional watch band lines you can explore, and the pricing is right on. But, this year our eyes are on their incredibly unique Chevron - Saxony 20mm watch band - check out how great it looks on the Tudor Heritage Black Bay 58. At $32.00, it's a great addition to any watch collection.
Next up, gadgets galore with these state-of-the-art pocket knife options. This is another great stocking stuffer. As we are all about Swiss-Made at Everest, we had to draw your attention to the classic Victorinox Swiss Army Knife. This year, you can even personalize it. You can choose different sizes, colors and components to really make the pocket knife personally to the recipient. So, dependent on your choices, prices will vary. But, they’re all pretty reasonable.
If you’re looking for a classic style, another great knife is the Gentleman’s knife by TRUE. $10 off through 11/30/2020 puts it at an excellent price point of $24.99. Who wouldn’t want to wake up and unwrap this beautiful stainless steel pocket knife. With a traditional slipjoint opening, it features a rosewood handle, and it even comes with a magnetic gift box for storage.
The next ticket item for a watch enthusiast that is unique but incredibly sought after is watch art. This may seem like a strange gift, but once you see these bad boys, you will be astounded. The best source for a beautifully crafted timepiece print is Nine37. They may be a small shop, but they’ve got a bold presence. Our office itself sports many of their Rolex prints. You can see an example below of the Rolex Submariner 11610. At $40 a print, this is again, a great affordable gift.
If you’re looking for more bigger ticket items, the Everest watch portfolio, priced at $395, is a watch collector’s dream. With all the watch tools and watch strap storage options as well as three watch pouches available, the portfolio is the perfect companion for storage or travel. We take a closer look at the design and features here.
But, if you’re really looking to strike home, a new watch is the way to go. A great up and coming micro-brand that produces performance proven Swiss-made models, MONTA Watches just recently announced a new line - the MONTA Noble. MONTA Watches also offers four other sport watch lines including a diver and a GMT style.
If none of these ideas trip your trigger, a good read about watches and the watch industry is always a great option. A coffee table book for the cold day. Here are 3 great options:
- The Watch, Thoroughly Revisedby Gene Stone and Stephen Pulvirentis a great option for a broad introduction to watches and the watch industry.
- A Look at Watches Tell More Than Time by Del Coates explores the watch symbolism and insights into different design approaches.
- The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches by Ryan Schmidt takes a more mechanical approach to watch complications.
We hope these ideas have helped you find the perfect gift for the watch enthusiast in your life. If you’re looking for more ideas for a Rolex, Tudor or Panerai owner, you can always visit our Swiss-Made watch band collection or our watch accessories. Our Shop our Instagram has plenty of combination inspiration. Happy Holidays!
Final tip: If you are shopping online this year for most or all of your holiday gifts and essentials, shop early!