Watches for Dad: Timex’s Top Picks for Father’s Day

With the endless hours that your dad spends supporting and loving you, it’s only fitting that you give him a durable, thoughtfully crafted watch that helps him keep track of all that time in style. And of course, he’ll think of you fondly every time he glances at his wrist.

Read on for our selection of dad-approved watches to inspire your Father’s Day gift shopping.

The Timex Mod44

This watch features Timex quality with a sleek, modern look. With a carefully stitched leather strap and large dial, this timepiece will make a statement on Dad’s wrist whenever he wears it. Its water-resistant up to 30 meters and a day and date feature make this is the perfect everyday watch. Choose from all black or three other color combinations:

  • Black and brown.
  • Chrome, tan and white.
  • Chrome, brown and blue.

This classic watch is a safe bet for any dad and his timeless looks.

The Timex Command

If your dad is happiest outdoors, this timepiece will keep up with all of his adventures. Crafted with the renowned Timex durability, it’s shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 100 meters. Other features include INDIGLO® light-up watch dial for readability in low-visibility conditions, hydration alerts, dual mode alarm, 100-hour chronograph, 24-hour countdown timer and three time zone settings. As far as aesthetics go, you can choose from a black or grey camouflage case with matching bands, a neutral white-and-black combo or a bold highlighter yellow.

The Waterbury Traditional Chronograph

This quintessential Timex watch features carefully stitched natural leather and solid stainless steel construction. Made with pure craftsmanship and authentic watchmaking, it’s an ageless timepiece perfect for honoring your stellar dad. With brown, grey, green and tan leather straps to choose from, you can select the one that complements his classic dad looks. Plus, this versatile chronograph will fit with his work-appropriate button downs during the week, as well as pair perfectly with his weekend denim and casual tees.

father and daughterCelebrate Father’s Day by gifting dad the perfect watch.

The IRONMAN Essential

This sporty analog watch will make a bold statement on dad’s wrist no matter when he wears it. Its simple, minimalist design meets practicality for a watch that tells the time when he’s 100 meters below sea level but also looks good when he’s leading a presentation at work. With water-resistant features, a soft silicone rubber strap and an INDIGLO® night-light, this watch tells the time come rain, shine or nighttime endeavor. Available in suave neutral black, grey and navy colors, your dad can don this watch with all of his outfits for a simple morning routine he can appreciate.

The Weekender Chronograph

This casual watch is perfect for detail-oriented dads. The classic chronograph watch face design pairs with any 20 mm traditional, slip-thru or quick-release strap, which means your dad can switch up his watch look in seconds. Bonus for you: Watch straps will make the perfect follow-up gift for upcoming holidays and birthdays. Along with this versatile design, this timepiece features water-resistance up to 30 meters, date display and an INDIGLO® light-up watch dial.

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The Custom Touch

If you want to make this year’s gift truly unforgettable, head over to My Timex and have Dad’s watch engraved with a personal message. You can even design a watch specifically for him, selecting the dial, case and strap styles that have Dad written all over them.

Here’s to all the fabulous fathers out there – and their impeccable watch style.


How to Clean Your Leather Watch Strap

Leather has been a material choice for clothing, shoes, and accessories for thousands of years, revered for its classic style that is well-suited for formal occasions, as well as casual wear. Many Timex® watches come with leather bands in a range of shades, from traditional black and brown to more modern pops of color.

Part of caring for your Timex watch includes cleaning the leather band. However, it’s important to go about cleaning leather in the right way to keep it looking good and preventing any damage.

Why does leather require special care?

Leather is a unique material that requires special care for cleaning it. Leather absorbs the sweat and dirt that come with regular wear and can be sensitive to liquids. The material is also sensitive to other elements, such as direct sunlight or heat, which can cause cracking.

Fairfield Chrono Leather Strap

Leather has been used by humans for thousands of years.

Here’s how to clean your leather watch band:

1. Remove the strap 
Remove the strap from the watch before cleaning it. This helps protect the watch case and dial.

2. Wipe the leather with a dry cloth
Before getting any liquids involved, wipe down the strap with a dry cloth. This gently removes any grainy dirt or debris that has collected on the strap that could potentially scratch the surface of the leather during more intensive cleaning. Choose a soft cloth – microfiber or jewelry polishing cloth are your best bets.

3. Wash the leather with soap 
The next step is to clean the strap more thoroughly with soap. A gentle soap is best, as stripping formulas found in harsher soaps can dry out the leather. Dampen a separate microfiber or jewelry cloth and apply a small amount of the soap to it. The cloth should be damp, but not sopping wet, to avoid causing water damage to the leather.

Gently rub the inside and outside of the leather band with the damp cloth, using small circular motions across the material.

4. Remove soap residue
After cleaning the strap, rinse the cloth under running water until all of the soap is gone. Squeeze out any excess water from the cloth. Then lightly wipe the leather strap with the clean damp cloth to remove all soap residue from the band.

5. Let band dry 
Once the soap is removed, let the strap air-dry. Do not put the strap in direct sunlight or use a hair dryer to dry the strap.

6. Use leather conditioner
Once your strap has dried, apply the number of drops of leather conditioner specified on the package to a clean cloth. Gently rub the leather strap with the cloth and let it dry. Be sure the conditioner you use is for jewelry, watches, clothing or accessories: leather conditioner for furniture and industrial items will likely be too harsh for contact with your skin.

How often should you clean your leather strap?

If you’re looking for a routine to clean a leather strap that you use often, a good recommendation is to clean the strap once every other week. Follow the steps above to clean your strap, except for the conditioner step. Leather conditioner is meant for occasional use; check the conditioner package for details.

If you live in hot or humid climates, you may want to consider wiping down your leather watch strap more often due to perspiration. Similarly, leather bands may require more frequent cleaning during the summer months.


What Type of Watch Should I Wear to a Job Interview?

Great news: You’ve been called in for a job interview. As you prepare, be sure to consider what you’ll wear the day of. Even if you have the right skills and experience for the position, an unprofessional outfit can distract the interviewer from your qualifications.

A quality timepiece completes your professional look, and subtly sends the message that you care about getting the little details just right. It’s also a more professional alternative to checking the time on your smartphone.

Below we look at the value of taking the extra time to put together that perfect outfit and tips on which watch you should wear to the interview.

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The power of confidence 
Confidence wraps up your skills and qualifications for a job in an engaging, presentable package. Putting together a professional outfit for the interview will help you feel more confident when you sit down with the hiring manager.

That sense of confidence can go a long way toward landing the job.

You only get one chance at a first impression; you need to make it count. First impressions are everything. In fact, a LinkedIn @Work study found that 76% of professionals have a hard time getting over a bad first impression. A professional outfit helps you give the best chance of making a great first impression the moment you walk through the door.

Forbes reported another survey, conducted by the branding firm Universum, that professionalism was identified as the number one trait employers look for in new hires. This was followed by high-energy and confidence.

Clothing also affects how you think and act. A study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that wearing formal clothing, such as a suit set, makes people feel more powerful and improves big-picture thinking, qualities important to professional success.

These findings make a compelling case that what you wear to an interview really does matter, and a watch is the perfect accessory to tie together your professional look.

Which watch should you wear?
So now you know wearing a watch leads to making a great impression in interviews. Now how do you choose a watch?

It’s best to choose a timepiece that is simple, streamlined and classic. Anything too flashy or gaudy will distract the interviewer. You should also avoid sport watches or those with fabric straps, as they may seem too casual for a professional setting.

Instead, choose a watch with a classic minimalist design. When it comes to a minimalist aesthetic, you can’t go wrong with any of the watches in the Timex Fairfield Collection. Another safe bet is opting for the Easy Reader® Signature 38mm Leather Strap Watch, which comes in gold- and silver-tone cases and a choice of black, light brown and dark brown leather straps. Another great option is the Waterbury Classic 36mm Stainless Steel Watch. The gold- and silver-tone stainless-steel complements professional business attire well while still being sleek and understated.

With their classic style and superior functionality, Timex watches can complete your professional outfit so you can make the best impression at your job interview.