Hudson’s Bay & Sharp
Whether the day calls for a tailored blazer or a biker jacket, a blacked-out timepiece is the perfect way to accessorize for the season. Hudson’s Bay has you covered with these seriously stylish choices.
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With a no-nonsense black-on-black colour scheme, this watch makes an ideal companion to a similarly monochrome wardrobe.
Gold-hued hands, pushers, and hour markers give the Chrono Line Sunray IP a decidedly polished aesthetic, perfect for office wear.
The Khaki Field Auto Chrono is a rugged, military-inspired watch that’s equally at home in the urban jungle.
An ion-plated black finish gives this watch a unique matte look, while blue accents on the face and hands add a subtle pop of colour.
How to Pick the Right Size For You
A range of wrists and personal styles calls for a range of watch sizes. For slender wrists and formal occasions, smaller watches are perfect, while bigger arms and casual days can suit something larger.
Automatic vs. Quartz
Each has its unique appeal. An automatic watch has a complex network of delicate gears powered by a mainspring (which winds automatically with the movement of your body), while a quartz watch is powered by a battery. Automatic watches require highly specialized skills to produce, and thus are generally more expensive, but quartz watches have the reputation for being both rugged and reliable.
TOP TO BOTTOM:
TIMEX, $289; EMPORIO ARMANI, $300; CITIZEN, $450; TISSOT, $950.
LIGHT BULB ($10) AND PENDANT KIT ($40), AT VDEV. METAL OBJECT BY FILO TIMO.
Build a Collection
A watch wardrobe allows you to have the right timepiece for any look, and Hudson’s Bay has a wide range of choices to suit your taste and budget. Start with an everyday watch that’s clean, classic, and versatile, then branch out to more unique pieces with specialized appeal.
A world-timer, the names of 24 cities encircle this watch’s bezel, allowing for at-a-glance reading of every time zone.
2. Paul Hewitt
Hours, minutes, and date keep things clean and simple in this suit-ready timepiece.
A trio of chronograph dials add both a stopwatch function and a dash of sporty aesthetics to this modern watch.
More than just an activity monitor, the new Fitbit Versa offers MP3 playback, plus calendar and message alerts among its many useful features.
5. Hugo Boss
The tachymeter scale around the bezel of this watch is designed to be used for calculating ground speed.
With a calendar, multiple alarms, and a near-indestructible case, this digital-analog hybrid offers the best of both worlds.
Care and Maintenance
Treat your watch well and it will serve you faithfully for years to come.
1. Mechanical watches require service every few years to keep their movements lubricated and running smoothly.
2. For quartz watches, be sure to have the batteryvreplaced by a reputable watchmaker, as the wrongvbattery can cause serious damage.
3. Dings and scratches on a steel watch can be polished back to new by a trained watchmaker.
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