Jack Mason Aviator Chronograph Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

What is a well-planned dinner outfit without a finishing touch? This chronograph from Jack Mason is inspired by the aviator watches of old and modernized to have a cleaner, bold look. With a 42mm case size, this watch is big enough to get noticed, but not enough to get in the way. The brown/blue/silver color combo is perfect for the Fall season, and can compliment a lot of outfits in the Brown schema realm. Add that little x-factor to your dinner party outfit, and show off that you know what you’re doing.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $275

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Hamilton American Classic Railroad Chronograph

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If you are new to the higher-end watch scene, or are at least looking to dip your toes in, Hamilton is a great place to start. Founded in Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton manufactured the watches the kept the trains on time, and produced the US army standard-issue watch during WWII. While the American Classic railroad chronos are now produced in Switzerland, they are rooted in American culture. This self-winding Chronograph is a subtle statement piece for the office. The Hamilton name carries the weight you want, while the intricate design gives off the look of sophistication without being flashy, perfect for consultants, or B2B sales guys looking to impress clients and their coworkers.

Available on Ashford.com on sale (53% off) for $1,008

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Timex Waterbury Classic 40mm Watch

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A time piece that is perfect to confirm it's 5 o'clock (somewhere). This 40mm minimalistic white-faced watch from Timex is a great companion in the summer weather, or any brown schemed outfit. The two-toned silver and gold design lets you get away with what ever color belt buckle you want, and your choice of complementing bracelet metal and still have it match. Wear an accessory that shows you know how to be on time, or at least somewhat have your shit together. This Timex is a rather inexpensive way to start.

Available on Timex.com for $109 

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MVMT "The 40" 40mm Black and Silver Watch

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MVMT watches have been really upping their game lately. This 40mm watch called "The 40" has a great aesthetic to match any black-schemed outfit. With a 40mm face and a 20mm band width, the watch has an understated symmetrical design that screams class. The band is real leather so it will only get better looking with age. However, this watch is not your daily wearer. The glass covering the face is mineral based, not sapphire meaning it can scratch pretty easily, so this is not your activities day watch, but your big meeting, attending a wedding watch. 

Available on MVMTWatches.com for $120

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Timex Waterbury Worldtime Watch

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Where are you? What time is it? Who's president? While this watch can't answer the last question, it can tell you the rest. This Waterbury Timex watch is more than meets the eye, as it transforms to tell time based on geolocation. Flying from country to country can take a toll on your inner clock, so if you are the world traveller, this watch is perfect. It has 24 different cities across the various timezones to align you to the local time when you move laterally, and a winter/summer indicator for when you travel horizontally, keeping you in the know. In addition, the face has a military time indicator, just in case you start confusing sunrise with sun set, which can be hard when you've been parting for 3 days straight in Vegas or Ibiza. These, along with a standard date dial are all set against a soft background of a world map, just to remind you how more there is to explore.

Available on Timex.com for $179 

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MVMT Voyager Watch

By now you are likely to have seen the MVMT watches across various social media sites, their social game is really on point these days. Beyond their affinity for wooing the instagram elite, they are actually good at making cool-looking watches. Case and point, this Slate Voyager timepiece. Black on black on black with a granite colored stainless steel strap will make you a serious character. This is a villain's watch for sure, so take it out for a spin and be the bad guy for once (but like still respect women and stuff because, you know, you're still a gentleman, just a badass one now). The two dials are for two different time zones, to keep you on top of your jetsetter schedule, or just always know what time it is in London, New York and LA, because why not right? This watch goes super well with a black suit for a black tie event, or even with some black jeans, a dope bomber, and a white T-shirt.

Available on www.mvmtwatches.com for $150

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Jack Mason 42mm Tachymeter Chronograph

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Jack Mason is a Texas-based All-American leather works and watch brand that is making some awesome gear with subtle nods to their roots. This Tachymeter Chronograph is a racing watch with some serious badassery baked into its 42mm blue face. The second hand has a touch of red white and blue hinting at the great country Jack Mason calls home, and the Tachymeter etching around the outside helps measure time against speed to make this one slick racing watch. The watch is rated at 10ATM meaning you don't have to worry about washing your hands, wearing it in the shower, or getting caught in one of the many impromptu rainstorms of spring. We suggest wearing this with blue jeans on a road trip, any adventure needing a leather jacket, or even speeding to the conference room in your navy suit.

Available at Nordstrom.com for $360

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Daniel Wellington Classic Black Sheffield Watch

Daniel Wellington has exploded over the last few years. They have kept with their ultra-thin 6 mm casing and very minimalist styling, which has allowed them to basically corner the market as the attainable "that's an awesome watch because it's not enormous" watch. The simple face and the rich leather band, along with the black on black coloring allows makes this watch go perfectly with your new tux and can be the finishing touch on your presentation-day suit attire.

Available on DanielWellington.com for $229

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Nixon "The Station" Leather Watch

Nixon is the surfing and skating watch brand that has dominated your local PacSun for over a decade. Over the last few years however, they have upped their game and added new designs that are less loud and more refined. While this watch doesn't look like the typical Nixon timepiece, it does have Nixon soul in that it can be submerged up to 100 meters, giving it dramatically more waterproofing than your other $200 dollar watches that can't go more than 3. The black leather and navy face also give this watch wearability with both blue and black outfits. Wearing tip: The metal on this watch is gold, so be sure to wear a belt buckle of a similar metallic color.

Available on EastDane.com for $200 

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