Let Watch Guru Advise You On The Best Christmas Gifts For Men

Best Christmas Gifts For Men

Welcome to my Best Christmas Gifts For Men. I was trying to think about what my readers would consider the best gifts and realized even though we’re all the same, we’re all different.  This convinced me I should give you my thoughts on Christmas gifts based on my preferences and three price points. So Here I am using the discount watch store, Princeton Watches. My choices are the Bulova Men’s Marine Star for under $200, the Casio Edifice under $300, and the Citizen Eco-Drive under $1500.

First off, you’re probably thinking it’s too early to think about Christmas gifts, what’s it all about? Well, I’ll tell you from past experience it’s never too early. It’s September as I write this and two things are true. One, I already have all my Christmas shopping done, thanks to my personal shopper (my big sister), and two, Christmas will creep up ‘Ninja Style’ and surprise me like it always does.

Besides, if this post does get to you this year, perhaps it can inspire you next year, right?

Bulova Mens Marine Star – Black Dial – Rotating Bezel – Date Display – Bracelet


This classic Marine Star from Bulova features a date display and rotating bezel along with a 100 meter water resistance suitable for swimming. A beautiful piece that nobody would ever think of being less than $200. At the time of writing, you can save 43% off the retail price of $350 and take it home for $199.

  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Date
  • 100 meter water resistance (330 feet – suitable for swimming)
  • Uni-directional rotating bezel
  • Bracelet features a fold over clasp
  • 43mm case width (approximately 1 3/4 inches)


If the Bulova Marine Star doesn’t take your fancy then carry on reading to check out the amazing Casio and Citizen. Otherwise use the Visit The Shop Now button to see the other pieces under $200.

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Casio Edifice Tough Solar – Link With Smartphone – Stainless Steel & Black

Casio Edifice Tough Solar


Solar powered with blue tooth access to your smartphone, this Casio Edifice provides access to the correct time, not only in your current location but in any 300 cities around the world. This is a feature packed offering that offers a price that seems incorrect. Just look how long the features description is.

Right now you can save 35% making the $380 retail price and affordable $249. It’s a lot of bang for your buck.





  • Dual Dial World Time
  • Link with Smartphones
    • Mobile link functions
      • Time adjustment
      • Easy watch settings
        • World time for about 300 cities
        • Daily alarm settings
      • Stopwatch data transfer(Lap/Split time display measured in 1/1000 second for up to 100 entries)
      • Phone Finder
  • Tough Solar
  • Dual Dial World Time
  • Daily Alarm
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • Day indicator
  • Date display

Mobile Link function (Wireless linking with Bluetooth Smart devices)

  • Requires download of the CASIO WATCH+ app to your phone.
    • World Time dial at 9 o’clock can be set to one of approximately 300 cities around the globe.
    • Home Time and World Time settings (including summer time) updated at a preset time each day.
    • Use your phone to adjust hand positions, set alarm times, and more.
    • Use your phone to change the distance setting for calculation of speed in the Stopwatch mode.
    • Transfer stopwatch data to a phone to create a log file.(lap/split time display measured in 1/1000 second for up to 100 entries)
    • Phone finder causes your phone to emit a tone when a watch button is pressed.
    • Use your watch to check for new e-mail. (Requires registration of mail account with the app.)
    • Compatible with
      • Apple: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s (iOS7,iOS8)
      • Android: GALAXY S5(Android 4.4)GALAXY Note3(Android 4.3~4.4)GALAXY S4(Android 4.3~4.4)
  • Mineral Glass
  • Neobrite
  • Screw Lock Crown
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
  • Stainless Steel Band
  • One-touch 3-fold Clasp
  • Solid Band
  • Solar powered
  • Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth® SMART)
  • Airplane mode
  • Dual time (Home city time swapping)
  • 1 second stopwatch
    • Measuring capacity: 23:59’59
    • Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
    • Other: Speed (0 to 300 units/hour)
  • Daily alarm
  • Low battery alert
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark.)
  • Date display
  • Regular timekeeping
    • Analog:3 hands (hour, minute(hand moves every 10 seconds), second),
    • 4dials (24-hour, dual time hour and minute, dual time 24-hour, day)
    • Accuracy:15 seconds per month
    • Approximate battery operating time: 7 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge). 33 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
    • Size of case: 52mm (2 1/8 inches) × 48.1mm (approximately 1 15/16 inches) × 14.1mm (approximately 9/16 inches)
    • Total weight: 199 gr

Wow, I told you the feature package was from a more expensive piece. All this for less than $300 is just so cool I think I will buy one for myself. But, if you don’t get hot under the collar about the Casio, you can visit the shop to see more pieces available for under $300. Maybe there’s something else you prefer?  One the other hand, read on and take a look at my final suggestion, the Citizen Eco-Drive.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Mens Promaster Navihawk GPS – Stainless Steel – Bracelet

Citizen Eco-Drive Mens Promaster Navihawk GPS

So here we are at the Citizen Eco-Drive. If you want to have the most accurate time no matter where you are in the world, the GPS timekeeping technology gives you space age accuracy. Together with its unstoppable solar powered heart, the Eco-Drive technology, you will never have to think about batteries, winding, or constant movements again.

Right now you can save 25% off this piece taking the retail price from $1395.00 down to a more manageable $ 1046.25. This price isn’t for everyone but if the price doesn’t scare you then it’s a model that gives value and will continue to give pleasure to the wearer.

The features are more akin to a satellite than a watch, just look at the kit you get with this piece.

  • Satellite GPS timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment available in 40 time zones
  • One of the world’s fastest timekeeping signals in as little as three seconds
  • Citizen Eco-Drive solar powered technology never requires a battery change
  • Combination stainless steel and polyurethane case and bracelet
  • 1/20th of a second chronograph measures up to 24 hours
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • Dual Time
  • Pilot’s rotating slide rule bezel
  • Alarm
  • Daylight savings time indicator
  • Co ordinates Universal Time (UTC) display
  • Power reserve indicator
  • 18-month power reserve on a full charge, 5 Years with power saving feature
  • Light level indicator
  • Day and date display
  • Sapphire glass crystal
  • Water resistant to 200 meters
  • Fold over safety clasp with push button release
  • Movement F900
  • 47mm case width (approximately 1 7/8 inches)

That was one of my ideas for the best Christmas gifts for men. If it didn’t hit the mark then don’t worry because I have some more ideas for the best Christmas gifts, and next time I’ll use a different discount watch store for better variety. If you’re a lady looking for something for ‘him’, then I will soon have a post for Christmas gift ideas for men and Christmas gift for boyfriends, so keep your eyes open.

If you can’t wait, check out other Christmas watch ideas at Christmas Gift Ideas For Menor Affordable Watches for Christmas.

For a more general idea about discount stores please refer to my Discount Watch Store review below.

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carl scutt
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