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.
Inspired by racing, the Seiko Sportura Watch ($488) is a great companion to a more dressy, boardroom-style watch. Available in a variety of models, including a Kinetic Direct Drive, Chronograph Perpetual, Alarm Chronograph, and Quartz, each watch offers 10 bar water resistance and a non-reflective sapphire crystal, plus either a stainless steel or sporty black rubber strap depending on the model.
Adhering firmly to the idea that the more confusing a watch looks, the better it is, the Casio Edifice Label Watch ($250) makes a fine sporty timepiece. Boasting a "3D" dial with chronograph, world time, alarms, calendar, and stopwatch functions, it also features an integrated solar panel for power, a stainless steel and black resin body, a buckle closure, and a simple ribbed black rubber strap that contrasts nicely with the overcrowded face.
With a name like "Roadster S," you might be expecting a sportier look than you'll find on the Cartier Roadster S Watch ($3,500) — but that's okay. This less flashy but no less elegant version of the standard Roadster features a polished steel and ADLC coated case, a black rubber strap, a Cartier Caliber 049 automatic movement, a traditional silver opaline white Cartier dial with black Roman numerals, a white-on-black date indicator, and luminescent sword-style hands. It's not your mainstream luxury sports watch, but that's kind of the point.
For those of you who are tired of carrying a computer on your wrist and want a watch that simply gives the time, the Swatch New Gent Watch ($65) is just that. With the choice of ten different colors and the economical price, you can have them all. Just stay away from the purple one, it's for the ladies.