Askmen.com’s Top 10 Graduation Gift Watches
Average Price: $3225.40
Most Expensive: $6,000 Omega speedmaster Co-Axial Automatic
Least Expensive: $680 Certina DS-1 Automatic
Traditionally, a men’s watch given to celebrate one’s graduation has had two meanings. First, it symbolizes one’s accomplishments because watches have always been a preferred gift to recognize success and hard work. Second, it’s to be used as a tool for a graduate’s next step in life… A graduation gift watch should look good in job interviews and communicate one’s maturity… Here are 10 solid graduation gift options suited to the occasion, and for most budgets.
Suited for most budgets? Pardon the coarse language, but what f*cking planet are they on? Yes most people give gifts to high school and college grads. They’ve done something that required some work, but in the end will benefit them greatly. Wearing a $6,000 watch isn’t a sign of maturity, it’s tacky. And giving one to an 18 year old who graduated high school is just plain stupid.
If you’re dead set on giving them a watch, try one of these, this (which is still too expensive), or any of these. If you want to give the grad something with a little more flash, consider this sterling silver money clip from Tiffany. It’s timeless, an heirloom… and only $150. Tell them it looks best with money securely in it… so they should spend and save wisely. And dropping a few months pay on one watch won’t help that cause at all.