nixon-51-30-pu-chronoI can always appreciate a well-crafted timepiece with the kind of design and flair that leaves me thinking, “damn, that’s dope!” I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think it’s kind of ridiculous to spend a couple G’s on something that tells time. Yeah, it might give your current altitude, something you might need when you’re flying a P-51 mustang and the controls are acting up, but listen homie… you bought it to tell time. Honestly, I don’t care how many people in Switzerland have certified it.

The Nixon 51-30 PU Chrono embodies everything that it takes to produce the “damn, that’s dope” factor. Tight styling that captures the eye, functionality, and it’s easy on the wallet. I’m not a big watch wearer to begin with, but I couldn’t resist this watch as a little something for myself. I’ve been rocking it every day since.

Behind the face, the 51-30 PU utilizes a 6-hand Japanese movement and 300-meter waterproofing. The custom injected polyurethane strap is lightweight and durable. You can also use the subdial chronograph to time yourself during a training session, better yet, the ginormous face (47-54mm!) makes it an absolute breeze to read. And it’s comfortable, to boot. Men with weak, dainty arms need not apply.

The 51-30’s size was a primary factor for my purchase. It definitely has the “it’s pretty heavy…must be expensive” thing going on and its reasonable price keeps it within reach for those of you trying to floss on a budget.

Cost: $320

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