This is my first monthly 'treat youreself' edition so I'm starting it off with one of my all time favorite items. The Uniform Wares Watch. Although these have been out for a while, they've only come into the limelight in the past couple of years and now it's being featured everywhere (GQ, Esquire, Mr. Porter,).
The philosophy behind the watch comes from classical British design with a contemporary finish. Designed by Oliver Fowles and Patrick Bek in 2009 (originally furniture designers), these watches are not only practical and durable, but extremely stylish and unique. Each collection is individually styled with great detail, which goes through an extremely lenghty crafting process through parametic modelling software, which allows attention to the most microscopic detail, not to mention the brilliance of Swiss and Japenese manufacturing behind it to ensure the best quality. The great thing is that these watches look as effective with with a t-shirt and jeans as they do with a 3-piece suit, which is a rare quality in watches. Take a look at the collection and my advice would be, if you're thinking of spending £120 - £400 this month, get yourself one of these.
There are 5 collections to date with subtle individual charactersitics. My favorite so far is 200 series, for something more basic go for the 100 series and for something smarter, try the 250 series. All are great value for money and come in a huge range of colours and styles.
In order from top to bottom:
300 series - £620
250 series - £390
200 series - £240
150 series - £180
100 series - £120