You can never have enough watches, but they don’t always have to cost an arm and a leg. Brathwait sent me this classic slim wrist watch. It’s made with high quality materials (the same ones used by high-end designer brands), but they cost a fraction of the price. While I love a thick (sometimes oversized) statement watch, I also have a slimmer collection to pair with my suits and sport jackets for upscale events. The clean, white face of this watch accented by rose gold details and an Italian leather strap gives it a timeless and classic look. You can get the watch here (originally $185) but with code Tommy15 you can take 15% off and free shipping!
Go raw … on your wrist. Jord Watches is a company that creates artistic, one-of-a-kind pieces made from natural raw materials found all over the world. While the shells of their watches are made from a variety of different woods (zebrawood, dark sandalwood, bamboo, rosewood, and ebony and maple), the faces are intricately designed with high fashion elements. Wooden watches brings something different to the go-to golds, silvers, leathers and chromes by providing a rustic, masculine and eco-friendly element to your collection. What’s special about this brand is that each watch is an artistic masterpiece and the characteristics differ depending on the artist creating it and the natural sources used to make it.The watch I’m wearing is made with two different types of wood: zebrawood and dark sandalwood. It's lightweight, which I love, because it doesn’t weigh down your wrist or irritate the skin underneath. I love to throw this on as a statement piece. Living in a concrete jungle, I'm all for wearing a little bit of nature!
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Last week, I was invited to a pre-fashion week event at the Citizen Watch store in Times Square. I browsed their latest collection and learned about the mission of this brand: how to create a product that doesn’t pollute the environment. They discovered that tossing out the batteries of watches once they stopped working was polluting landfills at a rapid rate. Their solution? Light. In the late 70’s they pioneered the concept of utilizing light as a main charging source for watches. Light goes through the face of the watch and hits the power cell to give their watches a full charge. Both natural light, and incandescent light work to charge the watch and store energy for up to six months inside of it, ensuring that you will never be caught in a situation where your battery is dead. I love that this company created a product that is environmentally friendly while also being a key player in the fashion industry. Want to win the watch photographed above? I’m ready to give one to one of my readers now! Head over to my Instagram (@tommydidario) and comment below the photo where you are from (in the spirit of time and location ?) for the chance to win! Contest will run from 7 PM EST tonight - 7PM Tuesday and I will announce the winner Tuesday night!