Six Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style
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Gift Guide: Six Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style

Although Father’s Day didn’t become an official nation-wide holiday until 1972, that doesn’t mean you should give your old man short shrift.

By Mike Espindle
Executive Editor

Fifty-eight years after Mother’s Day officially made the calendar, Father’s Day was finally added to the calendar in 1972. So this year, Watchonista partners with Bulova to bring you some great gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on your dad’s face.

The Gift of Time x Two

Given Bulova’s reputation for stylish and finely made yet accessibly priced timepieces, why not double-up for dear old dad this year?

For a more technical take on an everyday watch, Bulova’s latest CURV timepieces inject a bit of futuristic flair onto your pop’s wrist. And as the world’s first chronograph movement to be housed in a curved 44mm case, this blue and black dialed steel execution delivers outstanding 262 kHz quartz accuracy and some understated open-work style.
 

For nights when things are a little more ring-a-ding-ding, the new 40mm Bulova Summer Wind is the latest entry in the watchmaker’s ongoing Frank Sinatra collection.

Based on the maker’s automatic 8215 movement, the rose-gold-toned stainless steel version with a smokey grey dial and grey textured strap is particularly handsome and packs a lot of vintage style. Plus, the 12 o’clock marker is a stylized version of Sinatra’s signature trilby hat, jack.
 

A Pour for Pop

Speaking of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra was famously known as an imbiber of Jack Daniel’s. So it should come as no surprise that the Tennessee whiskey distillers have honored that relationship since 2015 with the first introduction of the limited-edition Sinatra Century execution, created in collaboration with the Sinatra Family on what would have been Frank’s 100th birthday.
 

Today’s Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, available only at select retailers for about $200 per 1,000 ml bottle, uses the same deep “Sinatra Barrels” created for the original commemoration’s maturing. On top of which, it is still bottled at a potent 90 proof. So you know the “Chairman of the Board” would have approved. And so will the “Chairman of Your Family.”
 

Father Walks Best

A properly maintained pair of bespoke shoes should last a lifetime, so put a little pop in poppa’s step with tailor-made shoes from the 150-year-old Jermyn Street bootmaker John Lobb and its Bespoke Program.

Artisan-crafted models, or “lasts,” of customers’ feet are hand-carved from long-lasting hornwood, based on a series of exact measurements. A trial pair of bespoke shoes are then crafted around those lasts for an uncannily personalized fit to take for a road test. Finally, any requested alterations are made before the final pair is delivered.
 

The service is offered at John Lobb boutiques in New York, Paris, and London, and if dad wants to order more footwear, he won’t need to travel again. Bespoke lasts are stored and used in perpetuity, so his feet are permanently on file.
 

Road Warrior

Is your dad still hitting the road with a bulky folding wardrobe bag? Update pop’s traveling look (and help him take a load off) with the state-of-the-art Pro Travel luggage from Züca.

Designed by an engineer, Züca luggage is based on a lightweight, tubular aluminum frame that is sturdy enough to sit on during long airport layovers. Meanwhile, the ballistic nylon packing insert is super-tough yet feather-light. Its wheels move like greased lightning, while its 41-inch telescoping handle gives you better control than most rollie bags. As tested by Watchonista, its unique 5-stacking-bag internal compartments will change your dad’s life when traveling.
 

Finally, Züca works closely with the TSA and FAA to ensure its luggage is fully compliant and fits in virtually any overhead compartment.

Duffer Dad

While your dad may still swear by his faithful old putter, the new Rogue ST line of drivers, woods, and irons from market leader Callaway presents a pretty compelling excuse for a serious upgrade.
 

Offering the firm’s fastest, most stable, longest-hitting club system yet, the Rogue ST line’s new drivers (starting at $549.99) feature a Tungsten Speed Cartridge. It places weight low and deep, and AI technology has also lowered spin and increased face optimization for a more forgiving long drive.

Meanwhile, the new Batwing Technology increases the range for the Rogue ST Fairway Woods (starting at $349.99) by 10 yards.
 

Finally, the Rogue ST Irons (starting at $999.99) benefit from combining high-strength 450 steel with an AI-designed Flash Face Cup for more ball speed and better ball-speed consistency. When it comes to his game, a little science can help Dad hit a looong way.
 

(Bulova photography by Liam O'Donnell)

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