Gift idea for Father's Day: a watch
Father’s Day is Sunday, and here’s an idea that you may have dismissed. A watch.
Oh, sure, some say watches are no longer needed because many men — and women — just reach for their phones, tablets or other gadgets to check the time. It seems technology has trumped tradition for some. But there’s something about a watch that’s so appealing, and people are looking at watches with renewed interest. Blame it on the classic craftsmanship, vintage inspired styles and high-tech updates such as solar powered pieces.
Watch sales have increased annually in almost every price segment since 2009, according to LGI Network, a division of NPD Group. Online and catalog jewelry retailer Stauer has seen growth in this category increase by 15 percent, as graduation and Father’s Day season approaches.
“Reports on the death of the wristwatch have been greatly exaggerated,” said Stauer President Mike Bisceglia. “Yes, you can check the time on your smartphone, but nothing can match the timeless appeal of a wristwatch when it comes to defining a style and sending a message.”
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