Gift Guide: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers For Watch Lovers
The staff here at Watchonista has teamed up with our friends at Timex to curate the definitive list of stocking stuffers to make any watch enthusiast light up this holiday season!
Timex M79 Automatic
We start things off with the Timex M79 Automatic. With the same iconic silhouette as last year’s successfully relaunched Q, this watch is powered by a 21-jewel mechanical movement (rather than quartz) with a 40-hour power reserve that can also be topped off manually via the crown.
The Timex M79 Automatic features a vintage-style acrylic crystal, a day/date complication, black unidirectional bezel, luminous dial markings, a woven stainless-steel bracelet with a sliding clasp, and an exhibition case back. We think the M79 Automatic is a totally fun and accessible way to complete a collection with an everyday watch that’s packed full of classic ‘70s vibes.
polyWatch Scratch Remover Polish
With a new Timex M79 in hand, it’s a no-brainer to include a tube of the always-useful polyWatch Plastic Polish. It is a scratch remover polish that’s perfect for acrylics and other plastics. If you ever do get an unfortunate scratch on your vintage-style acrylic crystal, just apply the polish, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how easy it is to buff out even relatively deep scratches.
Bergeon Loupe Magnifier
As a watch lover’s collection grows, a loupe can unlock an entirely new level of appreciation found in the up-close details of dials and finishing. This 2611-TN Jewelers Eye Loupe Magnifier by Bergeon makes for a comfortable and useful tool when scoping out your favorite timepieces. This particular model has an ingenious side opening providing better visibility and preventing condensation on the lens.
Le Mans on Blu-ray
In the 1971 film Le Mans, The King of Cool, Steve McQueen sported the now legendary Heuer Monaco 1133Bs. The amazing film is part-narrative, part-documentary that was well ahead of its time in terms of editing. Le Mans is not only an excellent car enthusiast film, but it's now become one of the quintessential watch enthusiast films as well.
Admiralty Grey Phoenix NATO Strap
It’s the nylon strap that started it all. Made in the UK by the supplier to the British Ministry of Defense, this genuine Phoenix NATO strap comes in the original “Admiralty Grey” colorway. And it comes complete with "Phoenix" engraved into its polished stainless steel buckle. It is the quintessential mil-spec strap for watch purists.
Watch Thing Icons T-shirt
1) The Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona, reference 6239, from 1968;
2) The Omega Speedmaster, reference 105.003, worn by Ed White when he became the first American to spacewalk;
3) The Rolex Submariner, reference 5512, famously photographed while gracing The King of Cool’s wrist on the Papillon set in 1972; and,
4) The iconic, panda-dialed Universal Genève "Nina Rindt" Compax chronograph.
As their product description states: “Paul, Ed, Steve and Nina might not be bigger than the Beatles, but in our little tribe of collectors, they are a fab four, indeed.”
Cantonment Chrono Set
Cantonment’s Kerchief is an everyday carry tool cloth crafted from high-quality materials. It's neither too big nor too small and has an infinite number of additional. The Chrono Set contains two watch-themed 100% cotton Kerchiefs (18.5 x 18.5 inches) and one nylon Woggle strap. They are super soft and supple with a merrowed edge for a clean finish.
ADPT EDC Watch Fold
We’ve tried dozens of travel cases for watches over the years, but one has stood out to us as being both functional and stylish. ADPT’s EDC Watch Fold is built to take a beating and last. It’s twin neoprene pockets safely secure watches of all sizes, while the 1000D nylon fabric and 550 paracord protect and hold them in place.
WOLF Cub Winder with Cover
With a new automatic watch in the collection, it’s always nice for it to be running smoothly whenever you’re in the mood to wear it. WOLF’s Cub Winder is the classic automatic watch winder designed to count every rotation precisely, as opposed to merely estimating them. It comes in 8 different colorways with a cover and the ability to use either AC power (universal adapter included) or AA batteries.