The top Christmas gifts for men seems a little subjective but as this site’s dedicated to discount watch stores, it seemed churlish not to follow the theme. As I sat considering the best brand and models to focus on I couldn’t help start thinking the huge number I have to choose from. I mean, where do I start?
Then it came to me that I’d write a small post about the best selling luxury watches of 2016 that you can read here, and I’ll choose my favorite aspirational luxury watch brand for under $500 as the best Christmas gift for men.
A Luxury Watch For Under $500?
My choice for this post is an Automatic Luxury Men’s watch for under $500 as promised from the Swiss watch making company Tissot. The model I have chosen is the PRS 516 coming in at $286 with the 42% discount. It may not be an Omega or Rolex but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is an inferior product.
On the contrary, since 1853 Tissot has been producing fine pieces and although it is now part of the larger Swatch Group since 1983, it is still seen as a big player in the luxury market.
Sports Or Luxury?
It has a solid sporting pedigree, being the official Time Keeper for multiple sports teams that include.
IIHF Ice hockey World Championship
Official Watch of the International Fencing Federation
FIBA, the International Basketball Federation
FIM Superbike World Championship
Official Timekeeper of MotoGP
official timekeeper of NASCAR and Official Watch of NASCAR
Official Watch for the Australian Football League
Tissot’s slogan is ‘Innovators by tradition’ which is exactly what you see when looking at any Tissot model. They’re famous for their classic looks, and ability to produce high-quality Swiss watches at affordable prices.
With their close ties to Motorsport and the idea of split-second timing is a strong one that’s carried through all the Tissot designs. The PRS 516 series is a nod to the world of racing.
This is a beautiful model with a 42mm diameter case that’s 11.25mm thick, with a black dial, Luminous hands with Silver markers protected by Sapphire Crystal. Its heart is a Swiss automatic movement that’s water resistant to 100m with a fixed bezel. It’s a fine example of a quality watch that looks much more expensive.
For a broader look at discount watch stores and all the watch brands and models available at discount prices, visit my Watch Stores reviews below.
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