50 years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was wearing this watch when sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. Now you can recapture that moment in time — and the class of Kennedy's Camelot — with the Omega JFK Watch ($9,100). Featuring a clean, numberless silver dial, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a yellow gold case, and a stately leather strap, this commemorative timepiece will have you looking as presidential as possible, and not in a nutsack-cutting, riding a wire fence sort of way.
Go back in time (pun intended) with Timex Originals Watches ($36-$125). This line of classic Timex reissues spanning the 20th century includes a quaint analog model from the 1900s, Q Dial models, squarish stainless steel- and leather-banded timepieces, and the ubiquitous digital Indiglo model that adorned the wrists of so many Walmart shoppers during the '80s.
Whoever said all upscale timepieces needed to be gaudy must have never seen the Montblanc Time Walker TwinFly Chronograph Watch (€8,950; roughly $11,900). This decidedly high-end watch features a titanium black DLC or stainless 43mm case, a sapphire crystal, a Swiss automatic Montblanc caliber MB LL 100 movement, a power reserve of 72 hours, a chronograph with flyback function, a column control wheel, and a vertical disc clutch. If your pocketbook can handle it, you'd best hurry — only 300 of each style will be made.
French design meets Swiss precision in the Hermes Carre H Watch ($15,000). This high-end timepiece was designed by French architect Marc Berthier, and features a squarish face, a titanium case, an AR-coated sapphire crystal and rear window, water resistance to 30 meters, a Swiss automatic movement with a 44 hour power reserve, and a price befitting a watch that's limited to just 173 pieces.
Big, easy-to-read numbers and striking color combinations set Sonbol Genesis Watches ($600-$650) apart from the pack. These bold timepieces are available in a variety of styles, and feature 21 Jewel Miyota movements, stainless steel or black ionic plated PVD 54mm cases, leather or rubber bands, a date window at three o'clock, and water resistance down to 50 meters. Also says "dOOBIE" on the face, if you're into that sort of thing.