Wedding season is in full swing, and that means wedding gift-giving season has also arrived. It’s somewhat customary for the groom to receive a watch on his wedding day. And the tradition makes sense — on a day when a new family is officially formed, why not offer something that is timeless and can passed down for generations?
However, the watch’s status as an unforgettable gift doesn’t have to be limited to the groom. In fact, it could be a thoughtful and meaningful gift for many key players on the wedding day. The idea behind a wedding is to gather together those who you love most to celebrate your marriage and to witness the exciting start of your new chapter. And so giving a watch is a special way to thank them for everything they’ve done.
With a functional, long-lasting watch like those built by Hook+Gaff, you can provide a classic commemorative piece — one that says that the adventures are just getting started.
If you’re looking for a way to give a meaningful, symbolic gift to that will stand the test of time, consider the Fleetmaster, Hook+Gaff’s flagship automatic mechanical watch. Some brides believe that since they received a diamond ring, gifting a watch offers their guy a special heirloom, too.
Whether you are a bride looking for the perfect present for your groom, or perhaps a parent looking for an ideal gift to mark such a special occasion, the Fleetmaster is a solid choice. This timepiece features a surgical stainless steel case and anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Plus, it has customized Swiss ETA 2836 automatic movement, which is modified to include adjustable GMT (dual-time) reading — and that means you can rest assured that he won’t be tardy to say “I do.”
Give a nod to the man who raised you or the man who raised the spouse of your dreams with the Sportfisher II Classic. Like all Hook+Gaff watches, the Sportfisher II Classic features left-side crown placement to minimize irritation during activities — whether those include walking a daughter down the aisle, slow dancing in the ballroom or reeling in a redfish.
Likely, your best mate has spent years sticking by your side — and you wouldn’t have it any other way on your big day. A Sportfisher Black is the perfect way to express your thanks, without the cheesiness that accompanies many of the typical gifts for the best man.
The Sportfisher Black comes with either a white or black dial and offers a variety of strap colors and hand-stitched leathers. Designed for the ultimate outdoorsman, the Sportfisher Black utilizes 24-hour illumination tritium technology that illuminates the dial’s hour markers and hands at all hours of the day. So to the guy who has set alarms for before dawn with you, and who doesn’t stop when the sun sets, this watch is just the trick.
Consider giving the members of your bridal party something that they will put to good use daily. If your group of closest friends and family members spends more time thinking about getting out on the water or in the field than anything else, go for the Sportfisher II Moonphase.
The watch features a custom Swiss quartz movement and a moon phase feature, which offers a sophisticated way to track the lunar cycle. Plus, a wide variety of strap options are available. Choose a coordinating color for everyone to wear on the big day, or opt to individualize the watches based on each groomsman’s favorite team or activity. The best part about gifting the Sportfisher II Moonphase is that it will look sharp for group photos and hold up to any excursions you and your buddies face in the future.
Explore all the Hook+Gaff watch options now, and find some that fit your gift list. Once that’s done, all that’s left to do is pop the champagne and hit the dance floor.
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