Watches Every Man Should Own: The Color Watch
There are certain wardrobe staples that every stylish man needs to own: a classic blue blazer, the perfect dress shoe, a well-tailored suit – these are all givens. But as we’ve stated many a time before, no ensemble is truly complete without the finishing touches that elevate an outfit to refinement. More often than not, the final piece of the sartorial puzzle is a well chosen wrist watch.
A timepiece says a lot about its wearer, and we’re here to make sure you’re making the right statement. Join us in our series outlining the best choices for a fully rounded watch wardrobe with the timepieces that every man should own.
When adding to your collection, the color watch is a great buy once you’ve covered your bases for the formal watch, casual watch and sports watch. A color watch allows you to express some personality (even more so than your other timepieces) on your wrist.
A favorite choice of ours happens to be the Omega Seamaster Professional, especially this one with orange accents. Featuring a bright orange bezel, orange accent markers, and orange stitching on the strap, this Seamaster is bright, fun and cool.
We like the minimal dial’s simple markers with futuristic numbers at 12, 6 and 9. Sleek arrow hands are a graphic touch, and the sporty, bright bezel gives it that pop of color we’re talking about.
The strap on this Omega is particularly great. Take a look at that nice black leather and supple unburnished inside.Nice, but not unlike other black leather straps you’ve seen before.
This strap actually isn’t leather though. it’s Omega’s fine rubber that looks exactly like leather, but will stand up robustly to saltwater (or pool water, or sweat). Some Omegas with rubber straps are even texturized to look like croc, but we like the smooth, shiny simplicity of this rubber strap with stainless clasp. It really lets that orange stitching shine.
One of the coolest parts about this Seamaster is its co-axial movement. The co-axial movement is the next evolution of the automatic movement. As its name implies, the movement has two axials that reduce friction within the movement. Omega engineered this technology and released the first models employing it in 2007. One of the greatest benefits of this movement, besides the state of the art technology, is the added longevity it gives your watch. Whereas a typical Omega movement (pre- co-axial) would require its regular service every 3-5 years, the co-axial movement enables your watch services to be every 5-8 years instead.
Overall, the Seamaster is an iconic watch in general. We say take this opportunity to make a classic watch really stand out.
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Movement||Automatic Co-Axial Movement|
|Crystal||Scratch Resistant Sapphire|
|Case Diameter||42 mm|
|Box and Papers||Original Omega Box and Manual|