For Black Friday, we compiled a list of ten thoughtful gift ideas for the watch enthusiast, collector, or connoisseur in your life. The products we selected range from $10 to $525.
1- Crown and Buckle has an excellent selection of affordably priced Nato straps – from solid colors, camo, leather – they have it all (pictured above). $10+
2- The Worn & Wound keychain tool is the perfect solution for changing straps on the go. $20
3- A genuine Victorinox Swiss Army knife never fails. For just $20, the Classic SD Small Pocket Knife includes a small blade, scissors, nail file, screwdriver, key ring, toothpick, and tweezers.
4- Worn & Wound’s new denim and leather watch roll is made of premium 13.5 oz waxed Cone Mill White Oak Selvage Denim, while the pockets and trim are constructed of Horween Natural Essex leather, with an inner lining in ultra-suede. $175
5- The same high-quality handmade Italian leather straps you can find at US-based online strap stores, at a discounted rate because they are coming directly from the source. $100+
6- The Caran d’Ache 849 has a hexagonal shaped aluminum body with an electrostatic powder sprayed point job with a Goliath cartridge inside. Quite simply one of the best ballpoint pens you can buy for the money. $29
7- Watch books are an excellent gift for a true watch connoisseur. George Daniels “All In Good Time Reflections of a Watchmaker” is one we recommend. $43
8- Swiss Kubik winders cost more than other entry-level winders but for that additional investment, you get a high-quality Swiss made winder that is USB programmable to customize the number and direction of rotations and a 3-year warranty. $460
9- Available in 3X, 6X, and 10X magnification, and with numerous options and accessories to choose from, the Loupe system is pricey but it is also regarded as one of the best loupes on the market. $525+
10- Watches and Scotch go hand-in-hand. A bottle of single malt whisky – such as The Dalmore 12-Year old (pictured) – always shows good taste. $45+