Just as you stow away your lightweight jackets and tees when winter hits, perhaps you’ve taken the same approach with your watch rotation, putting aside your cotton or nylon straps in place of old standbys during the chilly months. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way — you absolutely can wear your favorite summer watch during the depths of winter. In fact, so many summer watches have the capability to perform just as well during the winter months. Take the rugged NATO strap, which can add a solid shot of texture and color to more classic, monochrome outfits. Or consider the stainless steel dive watch, a style worn with impunity by menswear icons like James Bondeven when not taking a deep-sea dive.
The best summer watches to wear this winter embody the casual, rugged style so many of us crave right now. The right timepiece is just as comfortable peeking out from the sleeve of your denim shirt and herringbone blazer as it does on your wrist in the summer.
Vaer Watches Field Watch
The most natural candidate when it comes to wearing a summer watch during winter? The tough field watch you tend to reach for when you need it the most. This timepiece also happens to be effortlessly cool and classic.
One Eleven Field Watch
We’ll keep things rolling with a tough-yet-understated (and highly affordable) watch you won’t think twice about wearing in frigid temps. It helps that this watch looks cool as heck with your favorite cardigan and dark jeans.
Timex + Todd Snyder Military Watch
We mentioned earlier that your summer watch can actually bring quite a lot of versatility and style to the mix when it comes to winter wear. Fittingly, this stone-cold modern classic with an olive NATO strap and black dial can do just that.
Jack Mason Diver Watch
Look to the one watch you can’t live without during summer for the exact same dependability in the winter months. After all, a durable dive watch looks just as stylish when worn with a thermal henley and beat-up denim as it does when paired with chino shorts and a slub cotton tee.
5.11 Tactical Field Watch
The folks at 5.11 Tactical have built this field watch to stand up to anything, even the occasional snow flurry or blizzard. You want this summer watch dial that’s visible in the bleakest conditions on your wrist this winter.
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