Who needs a watch at a festival? Eh?
Well, you do, actually, sunshine. Because when your phone’s dead and your mind’s somewhere between ‘goldfish’ and ‘tub of Lurpak’, it’ll do you good to know what time it is. Plus, if you’re found in a ditch babbling to yourself three days after everyone else has gone home, it’ll provide a clue to your identity. Now tell us you don’t need a watch.
So, which one to get? We’re saying, go practical. One, you’ll be putting it under the most extreme of conditions (think Vietnam, circa 1968 but with cider) and two, if you do make it back in a fully functioning state, you can wear it during that 10k run you’ll do as a way of saying sorry to your body.
Lovely-looking chronograph – ie it’s got extra dials for timing things – that runs off an eco-drive, which means no more batteries. At 48mm wide, it’s great for wider wrists and people who wear F1-branded jackets.
Whether you’re losing it in the dance tent at 3am or just telling people “that the SAS rejected me ’cos I was too hard”, this tough resin timepiece won’t let you down. Waterproof to 200m, too.
Based on the pilots’ watches of WWII, this sturdy timepiece has an incredible luminosity, which means no matter how dark it is in your tent, you’ll be able to tell the time. And pretend you own a plane.
If you’re going to a festival, there’s a good chance that your watch will go the way of your mind. Lost, basically. This piece not only looks the biz in that retro way, but costs less than two pints of Carling in a central London pub.
The Swiss giant’s automatic watch system brings mechanical watchmaking to the masses in a very clever timepiece. Tough, beautiful and great to look at, it’s basically you, but in watch form*.
*This is a lie.