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Some of the Best Watches to Wear This Summer by Extropian

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Some of the Best Watches to Wear This Summer by Extropian

Summer is here again, and we’re sure you’re all looking forward to heading off on vacation as much as we are! So, of course, you'll be needing the ideal watch to go with your summer attire – something blending versatile design and informality with decent water resistance, bright pool-ready colors, and maybe a rubber or canvas straps to complete the package. As ever, we love to help out, so here’s our list of some of the best Summer Watches on the market right now!

Boldr – Odyssey Freediver Citrus Orange (€570)

A good dive watch is an essential addition to any summer wardrobe and BOLDR’s Freediver is the perfect choice for those sweltering days by the pool or beach. Its modest 40mm case makes it a great fit for any wrist while its cool, modern design means it’ll make a great impression even with nothing more than a swimsuit. The Citrus Orange edition is the ultimate summer option, with its vibrant color, lightweight but durable matching rubber strap, stunning textured Sunburst dial, and 300m water resistance.

Boldr

BOLDR Odyssey Freediver

Circula Aquasport II GMT (Blue w. Rubber Strap) ($1,388)

Another ideal companion for summer holidays, the Aquasport is a dive-ready GMT, which means you can keep track of the time back home while drinking exotic cocktails by the ocean in some far-flung tropical paradise. It has an eye-catching tonneau case with a modernist dial featuring a stunning green-blue Sunburst finish that perfectly evokes the ocean depths, while its bright orange markers give a vivid flash of summer color. Add a matching blue rubber Tropic strap and 200m water resistance and you have the ideal traveling companion!

Circula

Circula Aquasport II GMT

Doxa Sub 200 (Aquamarine w. Rubber Strap) (€1,050)

With a history dating back to 1889, Doxa has a well-established reputation for quality sports and travel watches, so their inclusion here is no surprise. The Sub 200 is a classic Diver with a 316L Stainless-steel case, unidirectional bezel, and a distinctive domed sapphire crystal which nods to the iconic design of the dive watches the brand pioneered in the 1960s. The Aquamarine edition with matching rubber strap distills the essence of summer into one effortless package, with its pale blue-green color instantly conjuring images of sunlit skies and lazy days by the beach.

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Doxa Sub 200

Marloe – Tay 35mm - Itten (€485)

But summer isn’t all about the pool or the beach. The Itten, from Marloe’s Tay series, is the perfect everyday summer watch, boasting a slim profile, gorgeous design, and bright primary colors. The matte white dial surrounded by a flash of vivid yellow around the edge is like a glimpse of the sun itself, while the clear-printed map-line motif radiating outward from the center subtly evokes ideas of travel around the globe. You can choose from a range of embossed grain leather straps, but at this time of year we’d go with the matching yellow option for that extra bit of vivid summery flair.

Marloe

Marloe Tay 35mm Itten

Seaborne – Osprey Chronograph (Beachcomber Edition) ($340)

Seaborne’s watches all have something of the ocean in their DNA, and the Osprey is no exception. The brand’s signature use of bright colors has produced a range of watchers that are cool, fun, and ideal for summer. The Beachcomber is a vintage-style chronograph featuring a bright yellow dial with accents of blue, purple, and pink on the subdials, and a slanted chapter ring around the edge. Powered by a VK64 Mechaquartz movement, this is a versatile and stylish option that’ll bring a flash of summer color to any outfit.

Seaborne

Seaborne Osprey Chronograph (Beachcomber)

Stella Watch Co. – Ellis GMT (Ice Blue) ($1,385)

What better way to cool down than with Stella’s Ice Blue Ellis GMT? Featuring the brand’s signature retro style, this is a great-looking watch with a kinetic texture dial consisting of small wave cycles fanning out from the center which create a beautiful sunburst pattern that resembles the shimmering of water on a hot summer’s day. With a screw-down crown, 100m water resistance, and a 24-hour GMT scale to keep track of different time zones, could there be a better holiday companion?

Stella

Stella Watch Co. Ellis GMT Ice Blue

 

 Studio Underd0g – Bicompax ST-1901 (Watermelon) (€540) 

Watermelon is the perfect summer thirst-quencher, so putting this one on the list is really a no-brainer! Studio Underd0g produces unique and highly individualistic timepieces which combine a playful and vibrantly colorful approach to modern design with a nod to classic vintage watches of the past. The Bicompax is a mechanical Chronograph with an elegantly simple Stainless-steel case, textured dial, and Tachymeter scale running around the edge. It’s available in several quirky variations, but the perfect choice at this time of year is the Watermelon edition with its summery pink and green color scheme which really does recall the fruit it’s named after – it even has black seed-shaped indices to complete the illusion!

Studio Underdog

Studio Underd0g Bicompax ST-1901 Watermelon

Conclusion

Hopefully there’s something on this list for every taste, but if you want to track down your own perfect Summer Watch, check out Extropian’s database for more ideas. And, in the meantime, Happy Holidays!

Created the 2023-06-20

Modified the 2023-12-01

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