Stuff Picks: Watches

Give your wrist an upgrade with one of these smart watches (not all of which are, um, smartwatches)

Modern day folk don't tend to value watches as much as previous generations; tech adavanced seemingly without need for a blocky clock strapped to your wrist.

Well frankly, that's a shame. Sure, a quick glance at a smartphone can tell you the time, but a proper watch offers so much more.

Like what? Well, a watch can also be a fashion statement, something to sit handsomely bside your suit sleeve and mark you out as a stylish high flier (so we're told; we wouldn't know, personally). And increasingly, it can also serve a techie purpose all of its own; a sort of mini-computer on your wrist, perfect for checking messages when you're not supposed to. Some will even tell you the time in two different zones simultaneously

Anyway, the upshot is that we love watches here at Stuff. So here's are our selection of the best ones we've seen recently.


I've got a phone that tells the time, so if I'm going to wear a watch it needs to offer more than just a pair of hands. Casio's montrous WSD-F20 is a goliath of rugged, waterproof smarts that serves up a 1.32in helping of Andriod Wear 2.0, charged by cable via the magnetic dock, all wrapped in a neon shell that’ll make you visible from the top of Scafell Pike. Built-in GPS means I can leave my wimpy phone at home, so it’s a good job it does also tell the time.

RM3322 / Buy the Casio Pro Trek


I'm afraid to say that I'm your typical millenial - I've been roaming the world with naked wrists ever since I dumped the Harry Potter watch of my youth. But while my smartphone is a great substitute, it doesn't stop those baby-boomers from cursing my 'approximate' timekeeping. What I need is one of these; the C8 Regulator, thoroughly modern in styling (consumers are given the choice of a caramel, black or brown strap) but inspired by watches used by bomber pilots in WW2, and capable of second-to-second precision.

RM7580 / Buy the Christopher Ward C8 Regulator