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Windup Watch Shop Dads and Grads Gift Guide 2021
Words by Ed Jelley

It’s that time of the year where you seemingly have zero free weekends until the end of summer. Parties and holidays make for a busy schedule, and we have Dads and Grads to thank for the first two of the season. Dads get their day of recognition, barbecuing, and relaxing (hopefully) on June 20th. We can also congratulate all of the students starting off the next chapter in their lives, whether that be moving onto higher education or getting out there into the workforce. The combination of Dads and Grads make for many opportunities to give a gift, and hopefully this guide makes it a little easier to narrow one down for that special someone in your life. 

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For Dads

Marathon Navigator

Perfect for tinkering in the garage or busting out some yard work, the lightweight, shock, and sweat-resistant case of the Marathon Navigator makes for an excellent all-rounder watch. Based on a military spec, this Swiss-made quartz powered watch is always ready to go.

Bolder Wayfarer Khaki

If your Dad is the type to watch the thermostat like a hawk (“65º is plenty warm!”), he’ll appreciate all of the value packed into this affordable automatic watch from Boldr. A matte titanium case, textured white dial, reliable Miyota movement, and 200m of water resistance -- all for less than the cost of filling up the oil tank. 

Zodiac SSW 53 Compression

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 53 is based on the first dive watch marketed to consumers. Dad will appreciate the robust 200m water resistance rating, handsome looks, and tasteful use of color.

Worn and Wound Model 2 Premium Leather Strap 

Available in a wide range of colors, our Model 2 Premium leather strap is the perfect complement to nearly any watch. Designed and made in the USA, these straps feature veg-tan lining and painted edges for a crisp, finished look. 

Red Tool Watch Box 

While you may think of your Dad’s toolbox as the ratty, beat up one in the corner of the shed, this Tool Watch Box is a little different. Made from steel with a glass display top, this elegant and sturdy storage case makes an excellent home for 12 of Dad’s favorite watches.  

Convoy Watch Roll 

A leather watch roll that will age just as gracefully as Dad. Italian veg tanned leather will pick up a patina the more you use it and mold to the shape of your watches over time. This premium leather storage solution has room for four watches and a spring bar tool -- perfect for smaller collections or as a travel case.

For Grads

G-SHOCK DW5600 Skeleton 

With all of the last minute craziness of graduating, the last thing your grad wants to worry about is their watch. Like them, the G-SHOCK DW5600 in Clear Skeleton is the perfect candidate for the job. Shock-resistant, stylish, and reliable, the classic square digital watch is ready for anything. 

Norqain Adventure Sport 42mm Blue 

Graduation gifts can hold a ton of sentimental value. Norqain’s classy Adventure Sport is a 42mm sports watch with a unique plate on the side that’s available with custom engraving. A name, place, or date adds the perfect subtle personalization for a watch that your grad will keep for a lifetime.  

Yema x W&W Limited Edition 

Chances are, your grad and their college buddies are heading back home to different locales. Stay on top of the time in different timezones with the locking 12-hour bezel, and enjoy your summer thanks to the 300m of water resistance and handsome vintage style of the Superman LE.  

ADPT Single Pass Nylon Strap 

Slim, durable, and ready for a summer by the pool, the latest ADPT strap is ready for action. Standing for All Day, Purpose, and Terrain, this strap is ready to be on your grad’s favorite watch for any summer activity that you have planned before real life fully kicks in.  

EDC Watch Fold

Perfect for the growing collection, the EDC Watch Fold has enough room for two watches inside. They can swap out a watch for a bunch of small accessories or straps too, thanks to the stretchy protective neoprene pockets inside. 

Lexon Flip Alarm Clock

With job interviews starting up, the last thing you want is your grad to be late. Help them wake up on time every morning with the Lexon Flip alarm clock. It adds a little bit of fun to a mundane morning routine. To turn the alarm on, all you have to do is flip it so that the large “on” text is facing up. If it's the weekend and time to sleep in, simply flip the whole clock over so you see “off” and you’re good to go. 

Not sure what to get? The Windup Watch Shop offers gift cards, so you can let your Dad or Grad pick their own gift.