For The Active Man: Luxury Watches + Affordable Alternatives

For The Active Man: Luxury Watches + Affordable Alternatives

When you think of active lifestyle watches, probably Apple Watches or Fitbits come to mind. While those watches are great for people that need every step tracked and reminders every ten seconds to stand up or breathe... go for it. And no shade to people with these kinds of watches (I have an Apple Watch myself). However, if you are on the hunt for a conventional watch that can also keep up with your active lifestyle, look no further.

For the Water Lovers

If you are a big swimmer, you should seriously look into the Ulysse Nardin Diver collection. For those unfamiliar with this brand, then let me tell you a bit about it. Founded in 1846 & Swiss-made, Ulysse Nardin watches got very popular amongst sailors and seafarers in the early 1900s. This company has been a true innovator in the watch world, especially in the sailing space. Additionally, they were instrumental in pioneering the use of silicium in their wristwatches. Silicium is a unique material in that it closely parallels metal without its dense feel. Jomashop sells both new and pre-owned Ulysse Nardin watch styles that are up to 67% off!

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Chronograph Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch (Pre-Owned)

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver

For a top-notch diver watch, this is a great option. With a 200 meter/600 feet water resistance and 42-hour power reserve, this watch is a sturdy watch that can handle the pressure. For all of my scuba diving, snorkeling and swimmers out there, this one is for you. While Rolex watches trump Ulysse Nardin in the professional diving department, this watch still holds its own for a way cheaper price tag. Available new and preowned on jomashop, you can save up to 51% off.  

For the Mountain Climbers & Deep Divers

From way up high to far down low, Rolex watches are meant to withstand it all. Rolex Watches are not just a beautiful accessory, but really an experience. Rolex has devoted itself to giving its customers the perfect blend of quality and luxury.

Pre-owned Rolex Deepsea Black Dial Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Automatic Watch

Rolex Deepsea Watch

As I mentioned previously, for a more professional dive wristwatch, Rolex takes the cake. Rolex is known for its extreme water resistance comes in at 3900 meters / 12800 feet! With more than 3x the amount of water resistance as the Ulysse Nardin watch shown above, and a 50-hour power reserve, this watch certainly comes at a price. However, I have two pieces of good news for you. Firstly, Jomshop sells preowned versions giving you a great deal. Secondly, Rolex pretty much has the highest average resale value, so I say you can view this as an investment!

For Industrial Type

For those that spend a significant amount of time outdoors (running, hiking, or camping) you certainly need a watch that can handle the pressure. Here is where Ball watches enter the picture. Did you know that the founder, Webster Clay Ball actually brought over the correct time to Cleveland once standard time zones were adopted? As Ballwatch.com states,

Ball's system resulted in railroad time and railroad watches being recognized as STANDARD, whenever accuracy in time was required. Today, BALL is one of the most respected and established watch brands in the United States.  We continue to update the product range in the 21st century to keep pace with shifting consumer patterns.  But, despite changes in appearance, the founding spirit of the brand - industrial function - is never compromised.

Ball Engineer II Ohio GMT Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch

Ball Engineer II

Specifically built to withstand harsh conditions, Ball watches promise accuracy, reliability, high resistance, and power reserve. This watch has a scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal face as well as a 2-year Jomashop warranty! And like I previously mentioned, this watch brand was founded upon serving railroad workers, aka it is a solid piece of metal!  

For The Outdoorsy Ones

As Gear Patrol nicely puts it,

There’s the outdoors, and then there’s the outdoors. In 1970 an oxygen tank exploded aboard the Apollo 13 service module. Without navigational and targeting computers, the astronauts had to aim their ship back home using a manual burn. Jack Swigert timed the 4-minute, 24-second burn using his Omega Speedmaster’s chronograph.

I don't think I could have said it any better myself!

Omega Seamaster Diver Automatic Stainless Steel & 18kt Sedna Gold Blue Dial 42 mm Watch

Omega Seamaster Diver

This watch is different from the others in that it has a rubber strap. But don't underestimate the power and beauty of this watch! It has an 18kt gold bezel, rose gold hand, and dot markers. For a comfortable band that can withstand an explosion, I am confident this watch can keep up with your active lifestyle!

For The True Sporty Type

I feel compelled to throw in a few sports and adventure watches. These watches go for significantly less than the styles shown above, but then again everyone has different price ranges and budgets.

Casio G-Shock Black Dial Resin Watch

Casio G-Shock Watch

Casio G-Shock is known as the ultimate mighty & waterproof watch. Headquartered in Tokyo, Casio produces tons of items besides watches like mobile phones, digital cameras, calculators, and more. For military-grade and a great price, this is your watch! At just under $100, 23% off, and a 1-year Jomashop warranty, you are really getting quite the deal (perhaps even a steal).

Suunto Core Wrist-Top Computer Watch

Suunto Core Wrist Watch

This Suunto watch is made with a black carbon fiber casing and a rotating aluminum bezel with compass markings. Functions include hour, minute, second, date, altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature, storm alarm, depth meter for snorkeling, weather, and a countdown timer. These are only some of the many features that this watch has to offer. For more of a techy, sporty watch vibe this is a great option.

For every activity & every price range, Jomashop is here to give you your favorite watch brands at unbeatable prices. Shop the Joma way and save up to 80% off on new and preowned watches!