The right watch lasts a lifetime, but there’s always room for one more in your collection. Whether you prefer affordable watches, Japanese-made watches, German-made watches, field watches, or just watches that can withstand a rugged lifestyle, there are new releases put out every month to keep an eye on.
These are the five new watches that the Cool Material team has their eye on right now.
Seiko divers are some of the best value watches for when you want something that balances aesthetics with affordability. Seiko recently issued two new models in its Time Sonar 5 Sports line: the SRPJ45 and SRPJ47. The translucent dials come in blue and orange, and both dials are slightly frosted without being so overdone that you can't see through them to see the date and day disc wheels. On the backside, the tinted-glass caseback revelease the 4R36 automatic calibre with 42 hours of power reserve. The 42.5mm cases have anodized aluminum bezel inserts and Hardlex mineral glass.Read More
Nigel Cabourn focuses on men's apparel and footwear with a military and urban style sensibility. In 2018, the brand collaborated with Timex for watch, and the duo recently reissued the drop. This small-diameter, quartz-powered field watch is inspired by Vietnam-era photojournalist Sean Flynn. It has a 36mm stainless steel case, handsome dial, broad arrow 12 marker, white Arabic numerals and hands, an olive green minute track, and an orange second hand. Tough mineral crystal and a Nato strap made with Ventile fabric ensure the watch can stand up to whatever elements you find yourself in.Read More
Originally released in 1983, the shock resistant G-SHOCK with 200-meter water resistance is relevant to this day. Casio just put out its first full-metal addition to the continually evolving 2100 line. It's minimalist, sleek, durable, and feature-packed. The analog watch has modern digital features like Tough Solar Power, Smartphone Link, and Super Illuminator. The G-SHOCK GBD2100 is available in silver, Black IP and Bronze IP colorways.Read More
Farer isn't one of the big names in watches, but it is a microbrand that guys should always have on their radar. The new dual-register Chrono Classic line builds off of its original Lander chronograph with a new Dubois Dépraz DD2022 movement and three colorways: French Navy blue (Jackson), magenta (Swann), and copper salmon (Meredith) -- each with unique highlights and dial textures. At 39mm diameter and 13mm thickness, it's easy to wear and delivers refined style.Read More
Timex and Worn & Wound came together for a watch release that balances form and function with the daily-wear WW75. The 20-jewel, Sea-Gull TY6 Manual Wound movement is smooth and reliable. The collaboration has a vintage look to the case in two colorways: a black dial with a grass green ring and a dark green textile strap, or a subtle teal that's paired with an off-white outer ring on the dial and a brown leather strap. This is a watch that you can pass down to the next generation.Read More