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Perfect Timepieces For Father’s Day

With father's day just around the corner, let's honour them with a special gift

Here are some awesome gifts for Dad online or in-store at Ickinger.

History and importance of father's day

Dated back to 1908, a lady named Sonora Smart Dodd established father's day. She was one of the six children raised by William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, and thought fathers should also be honoured. Sonora wanted to acknowledge the role of fathers on the date of her father's birthday, which was 5 June, but the church did not agree with this.

However, she convinced many people to participate. Therefore, the date of father's day was eventually postponed to the third Sunday of June each year.

Every child's father plays an important role in their life that cannot be replaced; a role like this can greatly impact a child and help mould their character as an adult. Fathers are looked up to by their children to provide a feeling of protection physically and emotionally; they also look up to them to make the rules and enforce them.

An involved father promotes inner growth and strength in their children as they want to make their fathers proud. A supportive father impacts their children's social development, creating a child's sense of self-confidence and well-being. Thus, influencing how they'll build relationships with other people as they grow.

Why watches make great gifts for fathers

Personal and sentimental meanings can be attached to watches. Our watches accompany us throughout life. While everything else may change over the years, the watch is often a constant that doesn't change. Why is a watch a great idea for father’s day? Below are some of our top reasons why:

Luxury watches increase in value

Many items devalue the more they've been worn. Luxury brands continue to increase value. With more ageing, they become rare, making them even more desired.

They're a timeless piece

A trendy style can often fade for a couple of years, but if you invest in a quality watch, it can match any outfit and be worn now, and ten years later and still be a style trend. Watches never really go out of style.

Watches can become a family heirloom

A watch is not only a genuine gift, but it can also create a family heirloom that can be passed down for generations to come. They aren't only of financial value but of sentimental value too.

Watches are practical

A person will need to check the time several times a day, but of course, they can use their cell phone, but a watch allows you to check time quickly without checking a cell phone. Watches are a stylish and effective way to keep track of time.

Watches can be engraved

Do you want to make your watch even more special? Consider having it engraved. You can have a year, name, initials possibly anything engraved on the back of the watch to remind the person why they've been gifted the timepiece. The watch becomes uniquely special, something no one else will have. It will also add a small piece of history.

It works for all lifestyles

You can find watches that will suit all lifestyles; it doesn't matter what they do for a living. A watch can add more style to any lifestyle, whether sporting or formal attire.

A gift that’s useful

Have you ever received a gift that you can't use and rather give to someone else? A watch is not one of those gifts; you will know that it will be used and appreciated when you gift someone with a watch.

Watches for men by Ickinger

For different personalities, styles, and occasions, Ickinger jewellery provides men with a large range of watches. We have gathered our top three brands that are well suited for different fathers:

CAT watches:

The CAT watches are constructed from the highest quality material and developed to meet strict requirements since 19-4. Every CAT watch has a cutting-edge design with high functionality that offers solid performance in various active circumstances. They are well known to be a casual and powerful design and won't break your budget.

Ingersoll watches:

The Ingersoll watches are originated back in 1882 and founded by Robert Hawley Ingersoll and his brother Charles Henry Ingersoll. Nowadays, they are classed as a moderate priced brand for men. They're well known to be reliable, stylish, and practical watches and are popular amongst men for the produced quality.

Michel Herbelin:

Michel Herbelin has been inspired since 1947; these timepieces are all French-designed and offer a wide range of models that meet sporty and classic requirements. Their watch models are created to reflect watchmaking trends and continuously changing collections. Michel Herbelin watches are a unique and high-class brand.

Why certain brands are cheaper but more functional

Certain watches are less expensive because they are manufactured on a large scale. Watches that are lower priced have different features, but true watch lovers may prefer the old style and functionality that comes with a higher-priced timepiece. The price usually reflects the quality of the watch, but so does the type of movement and style.

Getting a lower-priced watch for functional, everyday activities is always a good idea. Although, every man should own a sporty watch, a comfortable watch and a watch for formal events such as a stainless steel strap watch.

Types of watch movements

A watch movement, also known as a calibre, powers the watch and makes its functions operate.

Manual or mechanical

Usually known as the hand-wound watch, this manual movement is one of the oldest types of watch movements. They are the most traditional and old school watches, normally found in the collectable timepieces.


Watches powered by automatic movements are powered by the wearer's natural motion. When it is taken off, the movement will be stopped until it is put back on.


The chronograph movements serve as a stopwatch which operates from a different time system. The main dial of the timepiece usually has three small dials. Side buttons are common on chronograph watches. One for starting and stopping the watch and one for resetting it.


Watches powered by quartz do not require winding and are battery-operated. The most common movement in watches today is the quart movement. When it comes to mechanical movements, the quartz movement is more accurate.

CAT watches:

Analog-digital black

This watch has a spectacular black hue silicone strap, protected by a mineral glass with a quartz movement function. It has a grey round dial surrounded by a 48mm case and buckle clasp, complementing a secure fit on the wrist. The main benefit of this watch is that it's water-resistant for up to 100 m, a perfect gift for a dad who is outdoorsy and likes a finishing touch.

Adventurer all black

Giving this watch a bold appearance, it has a unique diameter of 48mm watch case with a detailed stainless-steel protector for the lugs and crown. It is water-resistant for up to 100 m and comes with a silicone strap that ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. A brilliant gift for adventurous fathers.

Military green

The 45 mm ABD case is made from long-lasting material. A silicone strap ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. The watch is an analog-digital watch that is water-resistant for up to 100 m. This timepiece offers functionality and style, perfect for the dad who likes outdoor adventures.

T8 black yellow

The silicone strap and the solid 44 mm case made from stainless steel ensure a satisfying fit on the wrist. This watch is also water-resistant for up to 100 m and offers a combination of functionality and style. A great gift for a dad who's always outdoors.

Slider black leather

This CAT collection has a clean and classic feature design for a timeless style. It has a leather strap, ensuring a comfortable and solid fit on the wrist. It is also water-resistant for up to 100 m; this is a fantastic gift for a dad who likes a multipurpose watch outdoors and indoors.

View our CAT watch collection

Ingersoll watches:

The swing automatic

This timepiece has a stainless-steel case and a blue dial, which is water-resistant for 50m to be used whilst swimming or fishing. This watch is practical and perfect for casually cool fathers.

The orville automatic

The case is made from a stainless-steel material with a black dial to give the watch a unique look. It has 50m of water resistance which is great to wear whilst fishing. This watch from the SS20 collection is handsome for those casual dads.

The shelby automatic

The shelby timepiece has a perfectly balanced style between vintage and contemporary, with an automatic movement located above the 6 o'clock position. It either comes with a brown croc leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet. This watch is a true heritage of Ingersoll, a perfect gift for the casually vintage dad.

The chord automatic

The black dial and stainless-steel case create a unique look to this watch and have up to 50 meters of water resistance which is great for water sports like swimming or fishing. This is a perfect yet practical gift for the dad who enjoys a sense of casual style.

The new england automatic

The watch stands out with its chronographic features. An automatic functional movement shows the day of the week, date, and timekeeping. The black leather strap with a buckled clasp gives this watch a sense of practical style. This is a perfect gift for dads who are cool but sophisticated.

View our Ingersoll watch collection

Michel Herbelin watches:

Newport Michel Herbelin 37688/35CB

This amazing timepiece highlights the demand for quality. The watch is combined with a smart yet sporty style featuring a quartz movement and a blue rubber strap with a folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism. It is also water-resistant for up to 100 meters. This gift is great to give your father because of the smart style it offers.


The timeless style of the French luxury is symbolised by the watch's clean and simple lines. The smooth dial of the watch is emphasised by the wide Roman numerals with a black leather strap and comes with a gold, yellow PVD case. This is a great gift for dads who like to look smart with a strap that compliments their wrist handsomely.

Cap camarat

This French chronographic timepiece is combined with specific high technical quality. It comes with a 42mm stainless steel case and bracelet with a quartz movement function. The cap camarat is also resistant to water for up to 100 meters. A great gift for fathers with an intelligent yet handsome style sense.

Michel Herbelin Newport 3788/AG44

This Michel Herbelin timepiece comes with a red-stitched leather strap with black rubber and a double folding clasp with a push-piece opening mechanism. This complements the sporty look and is water-resistant for up to 100m. A gift for the dad who likes to look smart but sporty too.

Michel Herbelin Newport 37654/AP04GO

A handsome yet sporty timepiece with a classic natural coloured style. This watch has a tan-stitched leather strap, a double folding clasp with a push-piece opening mechanism, and a dark blue dial with silver Roman hour numerals. It is also water-resistant for up to 100 meters, a great gift for fathers with a classic and smart yet sporty taste in style.

View our Michel Herbelin watch collection

Buying a watch for your dad is a great gift for father’s day because it is a tribute of reflection on all the good times you've shared whilst raising you, but truly a timeless gift. Generally, dads appreciate a timeless accessory as a gift because they can wear it anywhere and anytime.

It can be passed down for many generations to come making it a family heirloom of sentimental value and not just financial value.

Ickinger provides a variety of watch collections for men. With father's day just around the corner, the time to buy a gift for dear old dad is near too. Visit our site and look at our various watch collections online; the perfect timepiece is waiting for you.