Sharp Watch Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Classic Dad Watches

If your dad isn’t lucky enough to have a priceless Rolex tucked away somewhere, he could probably use an upgrade. These watches — each of which boasts its own unique dad-centric appeal — are a good place to start.

Tudor Black Bay 41 S&G

Unlike dad’s old Members Only jacket and pleated khakis, this two-tone watch is a 1980s fashion staple that looks just as good today.


Breitling Chronomat B01

Whether dad has his pilot’s license or is just excited for the reboot of Top Gun, Breitling’s Chronomat will make him feel like Maverick every time he checks his wrist.


Chopard Mille Miglia Azzuro Chronograph

The Chopard Mille Miglia has a ton of classic motoring appeal, and it can be had for far cheaper than those vintage Ferraris dad keeps ogling online.


Mido Ocean Star Decompression Timer 1961

Dad doesn’t need his scuba license to appreciate the colourful functionality of this classic dive watch.


Montblanc 1858 Automatic

History-loving dads will appreciate the vintage design of this timepiece, which is inspired by Minerva watches of the 1920s and 1930s.


IWC Portugieser Automatic 40

Classy dad? Classy watch.


Seiko Presage SPB045

Details like a white enamelled dial, roman numerals, a crocodile leather strap and Seiko’s signature crescent moon hand are as subtle as they are sophisticated. Perfect for dads with the same qualities. 


Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Mechanical

For the father who appreciates the hits of the 1970s, this watch is modelled on one supplied to the British Air Force in 1973.


Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar II Swiss Edition

With its altimeter, compass and solar-powered movement, this watch will keep dad from getting lost in the woods on his next birdwatching excursion.