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6 Gorgeous Leather-Bound Watches That Would Make an Unforgettable Gift

Leather straps dress up business casual, take the too-serious edge off a suit, and look better with age.

From Left to Right:

1. Stainless-steel chronograph watch with matte alligator strap, $4,600 at David Yurman (CityCenterDC).

2. Nomos Glashütte “Tetra Neomatik Nachtblau” stainless-steel watch with Horween cordovan-leather strap, $3,980 at Tourneau (Pentagon City).

3. Breitling “Navitimer” steel-and-red-gold watch with leather strap, $10,990 at Tiny Jewel Box (downtown DC).

4. Raymond Weil “Maestro” watch with rose-toned bezel and clasp, $1,395 at Boone & Sons Jewelers.

5. “Runwell” 47mm chronograph watch, $800 at Shinola.

6. Tank MC watch with 18-karat pink-gold case and alligator band, $21,100 at Cartier (Chevy Chase).

Photographs by Jeff Elkins

This article appears in the November 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.