Watch accessories Fathers’ Day
Is your dad a watch lover? If he is, Fathers’ Day is a good excuse to give him the watch accessory of his dreams!
We rarely forget Mothers’ Day, both because of all the advertising, and also because of our dear mothers who, like the neighbourhood florist, tend to keep dropping hints. Fathers’ Day, however, rarely attracts the same hype. Sometimes even the men concerned don’t realise they have their own special day. So, in the interests of parental equality, it’s time we paid tribute to our dads, and celebrated them in the manner they deserve.
The must-have item for any watch collector is a watch winder. If they’re not worn, most automatic watches will stop after two days. The purpose of a winder is to reproduce the movements of the wrist, so that the watch continues to keep time. RDI offers the Prestige K10-5 automatic watch winder in black, with a modern and elegant style, just like your dad. With 16 rotation programmes, this ultra-quiet model has a wide opening to provide a fascinating view of the watch inside.
If your father has a dual time zone or worldtimer watch, then he’s probably something of a globe-trotter, and he likes to keep tabs on the time, wherever he is on the planet. In order to cement his reputation as an international man of mystery, he may well appreciate a Dajczman passport holder. The James model comes in navy blue vegetable-tanned leather with a dashing red nappa lamb lining. Five credit card slots and an additional pocket for a driving licence ensure that the intrepid traveller has everything to hand.
Is your dad into DIY? If the answer is yes, and you want to buy him something that is useful as well as stylish, the Wolf repair kit might be a good option. With three screwdrivers, a loupe, a pair of pliers and other precision instruments, this faux leather pouch has everything he needs to open the caseback, change the battery and repair the dial of his beloved timepiece.
If he likes to dress to impress, the Gyro cufflinks by Encelade 1789 are a sure winner. These elegant and original cufflinks with their futuristic design in blue PVD steel contain 56 components and 12 ball bearings, all assembled by hand. The world’s first gyroscopic cufflinks rotate independently around a single axis. And to top it all, the Encelade 1789 cufflinks will work with any kind of shirt, thanks to a special clip that can be adjusted to accommodate all thicknesses of fabric.
My own father is into sailing as well as watches, so the idea of getting him a nautical watch has crossed my mind. The sporty and sophisticated Nautilo Automatic in bronze with blue dial and strap by Anonimo would look great on his wrist as he stands at the helm. Anonimo makes purchasing particularly convenient, given that the watch is available directly from their online shop. With this watch, my dad will be perfectly equipped to follow the foiling GC32 catamaran circuit and the SFS Volvo Ocean Race 70 this summer.
Born in Italy, crafted in Switzerland. The history of Anonimo watches is unmistakably linked to the pioneering exploits of Italy’s naval divers and alpini militare.Find out more
Encelade-1789 explores its family values and the conventions of Swiss haute horlogerie to offer avant-garde accessories based on the unique concept of rotation.Find out more
A family firm based in Switzerland, RDI is active in the watch accessory business, notably producing high-quality winders for mechanical watches.Find out more