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Fall is Here: Saying Bye to Bracelets and Hello to Straps
Words by Windup Watch Shop

It may be hard to believe, but we’re already well into November as fall is in full swing. Pool parties are giving way to grateful gatherings, and the shorter days usher in a more demure mood. In the same spirit, big and brash bracelet-clad watches are set aside for more modest pieces (often on straps) befitting of the autumn vibe. The Windup Watch Shop is truly your one-stop-shop for all things straps, from NATOs; to rubber; to leather; to steel. Stepping up your strap game and trying new combinations is a tried and true method to keeping your collection feeling fresh. But if a new watch for the season is what you are after, the Shop also has you covered with several leather-paired watches that fit the fall theme and are ready to slip under that cozy sweater you’ve been looking forward to wearing all year.

Timex Marlin Sub-Dial Automatic

Who said cool and classy meant having no money left for Christmas gifts? The Timex Marlin Sub-Dial Automatic is a budget-friendly staple that is so good, we’d recommend it all year round. The perfectly compact 34mm case on a leather strap is comfortable and hassle-free, and you have your choice of a silver or black dial, both of which have just the right amount of intrigue thanks to colored second hand. The Marlin is the sports watch that has cleaned up quite nicely, and rocking one ensures you’ll do the same. 

Tissot Heritage 1938 and Tissot Tuxedo

Hailing from Switzerland, the Tissot Heritage 1938 in any of its three configurations is an instant fall classic. Whether you opt for the in-vogue Salmon dial or invoke either of the black variants (Reverse Tuxedo and Full Black), you’ll be a lock for “most classically stylish” at your next get-together. The 39mm case is a sweet spot for many and will easily match your fit. Chronometer certification on all three of these watches means you’ll also never be late for Thanksgiving dinner – go ahead, indulge a little.

Bulova Jet Star (Gold) and Bulova x Complecto on Strap

For those who are fully committed to the art of autumn, the Bulova Jet Star in gold and brown couldn’t be more on the nose. You’d almost expect this dial to (in spectacular Grand Seiko fashion) be “inspired by the changing colors of the leaves”. It’s poetic, really. The brown perforated leather strap further contributes to the nostalgic look – perfect for reminiscing about the good old days. If you’re feeling anticipative or just want a little more modernism, consider the Bulova x Complecto Jet Star with its dazzling grey sunburst fume dial. It’s a little early for snow and ice, but we’ll allow it.