Prep Work

By The Editors
January 23, 2013 9:00 am

For a man, a watch needs to do more than tell the time.

It’s a statement about how you choose to distinguish yourself, and what you appreciate.

To show you appreciate a little rugged preppiness, look no further than the watches of Daniel Wellington.

Wellingtons are, quite literally, the kind of watch Sean Connery wore in “Dr. No” — i.e., they boast a formal, chiseled watch face with a casual NATO strap (the kind issued by the British Ministry of Defence for divers).

The dials are eggshell white, the markers are simple and sharp, and the bezel comes in either rose gold or silver.

As for those NATO straps: You can mix and match the faces with a bevy of bold, Brit-themed bands — from a marine-toned Classic Warwick to the royal blue-red-and-white Cambridge.

It’s a watch perfect for any occasion: The preppy stripes will add pop to your getup, and if you’re aiming for more stately sharpness, you can veer toward Wellington’s line’s of leather straps, available in black or dark-brown croc.

Either way, for once you’ll be happy to be strapped for time. 

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