Winter style – watches

Give old man winter the time of day with a wizard bit of wristwear. These watches should do the tick

Smartphones may mean you no longer need a watch to know the time – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still wear one. One look at these glorious timepieces and you’ll see why.

Nixon Supertide


Storm Solar

It’s not just the minimalist styling that makes this digital watch a winner. It also features tide information for over 200 beaches around the globe, so you know exactly when to hit the surf.

Black Dice Guru


Kisai Maze

The stainless steel Solar’s green LEDs ignite at the push of a button to reveal the time in old-fashioned “hands” style. Also waterproof to 50m.

Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA


Ventura V-Tec Alpha

Cheap does not mean nasty when it comes to the Guru, a sci-fi-inspired neon strip that tells the time uses a row of tiny white LEDs.


Named for the way it reveals numbers from a labyrinth-like web of LCD blocks, the Maze comes in two tasteful flavours: brushed silver and black steel.


If it’s gadget-friendliness you seek, the new G-Shock’s ability to talk to an iPhone 4S or 5 via Bluetooth will put a smile on your face. When paired with your blower, the watch displays notifications.


Putting paid to the notion that digital watches are low rent, this gorgeous piece of Swiss-made steel uses a single, simple scroll wheel for almost all its functions.

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