Our top picks for watches this holiday season

Author: Watch Frontier  Date Posted:14 December 2021 

Our top picks for watches this holiday season

2021 has been a wild year. We could all use a reward for making it through the last twelve months. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s a perfect opportunity to surprise your favourite person with a gift they’ll cherish forever.

Founded in Adelaide, South Australia, Watch Frontier offers many high-quality watches at competitive prices - stocking brands like Armani Exchange, Daniel Wellington, Fossil, and Tommy Hilfiger. We have watches to suit all types of people - from the high-end fashionista to the active gym junkie.

And what’s better than gifting your loved one a watch they’ll love? Paying for it later! We have Afterpay and ZipPay for all of our watches. We also offer free returns - so you can feel totally confident making your purchase.

Looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for your loved ones? Read on to discover our top picks for watches this holiday season.


What to look for in a quality watch 


Believe it or not, you can feel a high-quality watch. The weight of a watch indicates its quality. Premium watches are made from materials like gold, titanium and stainless steel, which all have natural weight to them.

A heavy watch is a reliable one. Our range of watches are designed to have the weight of a high-quality watch without feeling like you're carrying a brick around.

The movement or sweep

Like an Audi A8, a luxury watch is designed to be silent. Unlike the clunky and noisy watches of the 80s, high-quality watches of today are designed with internal mechanisms so finely tuned the ticks are smooth and soundless. In fact, the ticks happen so fast that they make a seamless ‘sweep’ sound. 

The material

One of the biggest factors determining a watch’s excellence is the build quality and what material it’s made from. Stainless steel is a cost-effective material that doesn’t jeopardise quality. A watch made from customised 36mm stainless steel is always a good choice, as it’s both durable and elegant. And steel often comes in a range of colours, such as rose gold, dark gold, classic black and gunmetal grey.

Higher-end watches are usually made from ceramic and titanium - but these can cause the price to skyrocket. 

For her

For the woman who embodies style

Armani Exchange AX5802 

The problem with luxury brands? Not everyone can afford them. This is why Giorgio Armani created Armani Exchange in 1991. Inspired by street-chic culture and dance music, this sub-brand is targeted at those who want the luxury style without the hefty price tag.


The Armani Exchange AX5802 is the ultimate expression of modern design and elegance. This feminine watch combines both style and grace with a unique square face, rose gold features, and sleek, minimalist stick indexes. And thanks to its stainless steel design and water resistance, this little beauty is durable enough for everyday wear.


For the woman who loves to stay connected

Cactus Vortex Grey Smart Watch CAC127M02

One of the leading Australian brands in smartwatches, Cactus knows that staying active is essential for people of all ages. With this idea in mind, they developed the Cactus Vortex Grey Smart Watch CAC127M02.

Adding a sleek, modern twist to a classic design, this smartwatch effortlessly blends function with style. Suitable for both teen girls and women, the Cactus SmartWatch allows you to connect with your smartphone for a dual-mode Bluetooth call function. Now you can make, answer and reject calls all with a tap on your wrist!

Other features include:

  • Recording your blood pressure and oxygen levels
  • Recording your steps and calories burned
  • Dynamic heart rate monitor
  • Find My Phone function
  • Weather display
  • 5-7 day battery life 


For him

For the man who is a total daredevil

Casio G-Shock GM110B-1A 

G-Shock watches are all about the rough and tumble, and they’re way tougher than your average watch. It can withstand up to 200 metres of water and resist mechanical stress, shock, and vibration - perfect for the daredevil in your life.


The Casio G-Shock GM110B-1A incorporates industrial style with a unique, colourful design. And how did Casio weave those striking tones within the watch face? By forging, cutting and polishing the stainless steel bezel until it shone like a masterpiece. What’s more daring than that?

This tough watch also has:

  • Shock-resistant mineral glass
  • LED light (also known as a Super Illuminator)
  • Five daily alarms
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
  • Full auto-calendar 
  • World time in 31 different time zones


For the James Bond wannabe

Bulova 97A124

Founded in New York City in 1875, the Bulova Watch Company had been responsible for many watch milestones - such as standardisation of watch parts, launching the first full line of ladies’ watches, and airing the first radio commercial. Today, they continue to create high-quality, luxury watches all as diverse and classic as the last.

The Bulova 97A124 is the world’s first chronograph movement timepiece with high-performance quartz technology. And thanks to its elegant rose-gold tone stainless steel case, dark grey dial, curved sapphire glass and alligator grain dark brown leather strap, it’s impossible to not feel like the famous James Bond when you wear it. 

But this stunning beauty isn’t all looks and no function. The Bulova 97A124 has scratch-resistant glass and is water-resistant up to 30 meters. So you can feel just as confident wearing it to the next Christmas party as a family day out with the kids. Now that’s a real Bond watch.  


Couldn’t find the right watch to wrap under the Christmas tree? There’s plenty more to choose from. If you’re looking for the ultimate watch to gift your special person this Christmas, we can help. Check out our full range here.

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