The Best Watches of 2015

Stylish timepieces to keep track of your daily explorations (Michael Karsh)
Photo: Michael Karsh

Stylish timepieces to keep track of your daily explorations.
Will Palmer

Best Watches
(Michael Karsh)

Timex Waterbury

Named for the Connecticut town where Timex was born, the Waterbury ($125) finds a middle ground between classic style and modern practicality. It isn’t made for hard charging, but at this price you won’t be paranoid about taking a spill. 


(Michael Karsh)

Tsovet SVT-DE40

We were immediately smitten with the eye-pleasing blue face on this low-key, less burly model from Tsovet ($450). The big numbers and two subdial timers are clean and easy to read, and the 40-millimeter dial is just the right size. The leather band and embossed lettering on the face add to the old-school vibe on this handsome traveler’s piece.


(Michael Karsh)

Electric Carroway Leather

An antidote to today’s data overload, the Carroway ($225) cuts all the extra dials and tachymeters—even the date window is easy to miss. Though it’s water-resistant to 100 meters and built with surgical stainless steel, the domed crystal isn’t made for serious collisions.


(Michael Karsh)

MTM Hypertec Chrono Collection

MTM specializes in military-grade watches with lots of functions. The Hypertec Chrono ($350) scales things back, including the price. Choose from three dial configurations, twelve face colors—even the color of the hands is up to you. It’s streamlined and built to last. 


(Michael Karsh)

Shinola Runwell Sport

Shinola hand-builds its watches in a factory in Detroit using locally made quartz movements. The Runwell Sport ($675) is a fat-dialed piece with bold numbers, a hard sapphire crystal, and retro-industrial flourishes. 


(Michael Karsh)

Victorinox Maverick Sport Chronograph

The Maverick ($495) has a nautical feel but mixes things up with different-colored subdials on a white face. A 12-hour chronograph tracks all-day adventures, the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal stands up to shock, and the recessed crown keeps it from snagging on your shirt sleeve.

(Michael Karsh)

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