Here’s the Right Way to Clean Your Watch Strap

Here’s the Right Way to Clean Your Watch Strap

You’d never wear the same pair of socks every day without washing them. The same goes with shirts and just about everything else we put on our bodies. However, there’s often one exception: a watch—specifically the strap. Just like any other material, your watch strap can get dirty, smell, and even be ruined without proper cleanings.

“Cleaning your watch helps maintain its original luster and rinse away any corrosive deposits that may destroy them over time,” says Justin Vrakas, a watch influencer and founder of watchsteez.com, an online vintage watch boutique.

Just as different materials need different cleansers, how often you should clean your timepiece‘s straps depends on how often you’re wearing it and where. If you’re sporting the same watch every day in an active setting where you’re sweating a lot, clean it once every … Read the rest

10 Under-the-Radar Watch Brands That Are Seriously Stylish

10 Under-the-Radar Watch Brands That Are Seriously Stylish

They say you can tell a lot about a man by the timepiece around his wrist. For guys all over the world, a high-quality watch is a daily necessity and a key element in their daily ensemble. When designed well, they serve as the epitome of form meets function, adding a touch of style to any outfit while helping keep track of time.

There are tons of best-in-class watchmakers on the market that are quick to roll off the tongue. Beloved brands range from tried-and-true, casual classics such as Timex and Casio, all the way up to high-end investment pieces like Rolex and Patek Philippe. But what about the watches that don’t carry the same clout as the mainstream competition?

Today, we’re taking a good, hard look at some of the most underrated watch companies in the game. They might not be top-of-mind … Read the rest

The Latest Timex + Todd Snyder Watch Is the Perfect Father’s Day Present

The Latest Timex + Todd Snyder Watch Is the Perfect Father’s Day Present

Todd Snyder just has a gift for finding the sweet spot between nostalgic romance and modern feasibility. His savvy blend of contemporary fashion with timeless style comes through in most of his designs—though we particularly love the collaborations. The brand’s latest collab with legendary watch brand Timex is one for the ages.

Introducing the Timex + Todd Snyder Welton Bi-Metal Quartz watch.

Todd Snyder

The story goes something like this: While browsing through the Timex archives one day, Todd’s eye was captured by a long-forgotten timepiece that seemed achingly familiar. But this was more than simple nostalgia. The Mercury looked just like the watch Todd imagined his own father wore. It had a silver face and a brown leather strap, with just a hint of gold. Somehow, the old Timex seemed rugged and elegant at the same time. Classy, but tough. Todd was determined to bring this overlooked classic back … Read the rest

The Best Dress Watches for Every Budget

The Best Dress Watches for Every Budget

For men, finding the right dress watch is similar to finding the right suit. It should fit you well, reflect your personal style, and elevate your look in formal settings. But even if you don’t put on a suit very often, having a solid dress timepiece is a must.

“Every man needs very few accessories to look great in a formal setting—but a dress watch is one of them,” says stylist and watch expert Paul Frederick. “Instead of the bells, whistles, and bulk that come with sportier watches, a slim, classic dress watch adds polish without stealing the show.”

Also like a suit purchase, doing your research before you make the plunge is critical. Here’s what you need to know when adding a polished dress watch to your time-telling arsenal.

What Makes a Dress Watch
Most dress watches are recognizable … Read the rest