8 Top Graduation Gift Watches

An online watch retailer used this on their site and for social media. I wrote a series of these.

What to get the guy who has everything? If by “everything’” you mean student loans and a job hunt ahead, choose one of these grown-up watches—he’ll be on time everywhere and look great getting there.

Armani Exchange AX1042 Men’s Miami Black Dial Chronograph Black Silicone Strap Watch ($127)

This handsome heavy chronograph has looks and brains. The combination of stainless steel, black dial, silver accents and rugged black rubber band will look good with anything, from a job interview to an “I-got-the-job” celebration dinner.

  • Rugged silicone band
  • Quartz chronograph movement
  • Date display

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Hugo Boss 1512597 Men’s Black Dial Black IP Steel Rubber Strap Chrono Watch ($327)

If your grad is bold, creative and a bit sporty, he’ll love the vivid red hands and hour markers against the black face. The perforated rubber band with red stitching is a solid finishing touch. But looks aren’t everything–check out the chronograph and date display functions.

  • Dual time and date display functions
  • Water resistant to 100 meters
  • Japanese quartz chronograph movement

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Citizen Titanium Perpetual Calendar Watch BL5250-02L ($280)

When it’s time to get serious about well…time, you won’t find better than this, with its Eco drive quartz movement that charges in any light. There are lots of cool details, like a perpetual calendar, alarm and tachymeter. Handsome, reliable and solid—just like your grad.

  • Lightweight titanium case
  • Waffle pattern on the dark blue face
  • Rechargeable lithium ion cell—no more batteries!

Shop Citizen BL5250-02L

Invicta 1941 Men’s Subaqua Sport Chronograph Gold Plated Steel Blue Dial Watch ($300)

Brawny and beautiful, this watch wins raves for its sharp blue and gold looks, solid weight and precise time keeping. The stainless bezel, case and bracelet and the flame fusion crystal will last for years and years– and stay stylish just as long.

  • Swiss quartz chronograph movement
  • 18k gold ion-plated stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Water-resistant to 100 meters

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Festina F16658-5 Men’s Chrono Bike Black Dial Steel Bracelet Quartz Watch ($243)

Not many brands combine Swiss watchmaking technology with sleek Italian design. A perfect choice for the grad who appreciates clean good looks, handy chronograph features and superior quality.

  • Fashionably large face
  • Solid stainless steel case
  • Quartz chronograph movement

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Wenger 77059 Men’s Stainless Steel White Dial Chronograph Watch ($278)

What do you expect from the company that brings us Swiss Army Knives? Absolute precision, serious function, and superb workmanship. Designed for search & rescue pilots, but a perfect gift for grads on somewhat less serious missions. And check out the snappy red-tone hands and hour markers.

  • Unidirectional rotating bezel
  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Large Arabic numerals

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Jorg Gray JG4510 Men’s Quartz Silver Dial Leather Strap Watch ($362)

Tough enough for the Houston Oilers O-line and elegant enough for a president (see President Obama on the cover of Rolling Stone), this US brand combines classic design with state-of-the-art watchmaking. Here’s a watch that says “I can do anything and do it with style.”

  • Italian crocodile leather strap
  • Japanese quartz chronograph movement
  • Brushed stainless steel case

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Citizen AT4004-52E Men’s Eco-Drive Two Tone Perpetual Calendar Atomic Black Dial Watch ($446)

With a Citizen watch, you know you’re getting innovative technology combined with great style and this beauty has it all. The Eco-drive movement charges in natural or artificial light and the time is radio controlled by an atomic time signal. Your grad never even has to set it.

  • Perpetual calendar
  • Alarm function
  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Chronograph with tachymeter

Shop Citizen AT4004-52E

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