Summer Watches

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I love watches, obviously. In fact, I’ve just come into a whole bunch of new old watches. But wearing them in the summer heat and humidity can pose several challenges. I like this dayglo Swatch because it looks good with summery clothes and because it’s water resistant. The biggest drawback? Plastic straps make my wrist sweaty.

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Character watches like this Superman timepiece (which I got in a Value Village loot bag on Tuesday) are also fun stylistically. But if the humidex is high enough (which seems like always in muggy old Toronto), it can mess up the mechanics of a vintage watch almost as much as getting caught in a rain shower.

image  I do have some fancy water resistant mechanical watches, but they can also feel kind of heavy on a super sultry day, so a I find myself choosing Quartzes for everyday summer wear. Quartz movements are lighter, and have less parts that are susceptible to moisture. I also outfitted this plain old stainless steel Timex (another grab bag discovery) with an easy, breezy NATO strap. I think that between this and the Seiko Chronograph I picked up in last month’s watch buying binge, I have got the summer time watch wardrobe all set.