If you're the type of person that's picky about watches, there's a decent chance that you will only wear the best. For you, it's just not good enough to go down to your local store and pick out whatever they have on sale. Instead, you want a watch that is going to be able to perform well, time and time again, and it has to be able to do that over the course of several years. If you're looking for that type of performance, along with some designs that are more striking than most, you might consider one of these five watches made by Kobold.
1. Kobold Soarway Diver Safari Watch
Perhaps the only thing more interesting than the name on this watch is the way it looks. It's a bigger watch, more robust than most. That's probably the first thing you'll notice about it when you see it. It has a beige nylon strap and the rest of it is made out of a heavy-duty rubberized material that allows it to be both shock- and water-resistant, meaning that you can put it through its paces without doing a whole lot of damage to it. The whole watch is beige in color, with the exception of the face, which is black. As far as the hands for the hours and minutes go, they are a brilliant white color so it's easy to see what time it is even in virtually no light. That being said, the second hand is also black. This makes the watch look good but it also makes it a little hard to see if you're trying to count seconds. Aside from that, this is a watch that anyone should be proud to own and it's sturdy enough to stand up to some fairly rugged use for a number of years.
2. Kobold Spirit of America Automatic Watch
This is another big watch, with a solid tan leather strap and a stainless steel case. That case houses a dial with a blue face, complete with silver colored tick marks. This is one of those watches that is definitely capable of making a statement, thanks to its color and size. In some ways, it almost looks vintage but in other ways, it's very much a modern-day watch. As the name implies, it's automatic so you don't have to wind it up. It manages to fit into a very small niche where it's capable of performing equally well for the business professional, pilot, or someone that lives a much more active lifestyle.
3. Kobold Admiral Richard E Byrd Watch
If you really want a watch that looks vintage, this is it. When you first glance at it, you would never guess that it is in fact a modern watch. It looks far more like something that you managed to find at an old estate sale, only it's in top condition. It's a beautiful watch that's made to be reminiscent of the 1940s era watches, complete with a stainless steel case and a brown leather wristband. The dark color of the face works very well in contrast with the white color of the numbers. This is definitely a watch that anyone, young or old alike, would be proud to own.
4. Kobold Langley GMT Watch
This is a watch that has a tendency to capture the viewer's attention right away, thanks to it's bold looks. It has an extremely light tan leather wristband that compliments a hearty stainless steel case. That case is much larger than most and it wraps all the way around the face of the dial in a way that makes this watch look like it's capable of taking almost anything without having a problem. Of course, the black color of the dial coupled with the luminescent hands doesn't hurt anything, either.
5. Kobold Phantom Chronograph Watch
You’ve probably heard of phantom watches before. Typically, it's a term used to describe a watch that is designed to look more like a skeleton than anything else. While that's not necessarily true in this case, at least not in its purest form, this is a watch that is designed to look very much like it's almost not even there, hence the name Phantom. It has a light-colored wristband and even the case and the dial itself are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. If you want to wear a watch in order to keep track of the time, yet you're not so crazy about some of the larger, more bold designs that are popular today, this might be exactly what you been looking for.
Written by Garrett Parker
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