The lifestyle brand Nixon was founded in California in 1997. Nixon watches are a predominant part of the accessories collection and are renowned for their bold and innovative designs – some more overstated than others and are also respected in the watch and fashion industry for their extremely high quality craftsmanship.
A further advantage of Nixon watches is that they appeal to a wide variety of style preferences and budgets with some of the more expensive models such as elite The Ceramic Player priced at £1,100 compared to The Time Teller P which is priced at a more moderate £50. Both of these models are actually incredibly popular and therefore just because you may opt for a more budget friendly Nixon watch, you are still getting the Nixon style and quality. Of course, the cost also depends on the choice of materials used and the specific functions of the watch.
The Nixon watch collection is incredibly diverse – perhaps you are looking for something sporty but still sleek and superior in terms of quality and function? If so, the 51-30 Chrono Nixon watch is a perfect choice with its hardened mineral crystal case, 6 hand Japanese quartz movement and second sub dial chronograph, the overall aesthetic is bold and aggressive but still sleek and sophisticated and with a sporty appeal.
For something colour inspired, the Dash Nixon watch for ladies is a popular style and comes in an array of colour choices including hot pink, blue and yellow and features a polycarbonate case with acrylic crystal and a custom digital dial with functions such as a day/date display and a light.
If you are seeking watch that is ultra unique and a little different from the norm, the Chalet is a great choice; boasting wood inserts and a super sleek rectangular dial with 3 hand Japanese Quartz movement. The Zona for ladies is also a highly original styled watch with one version featuring a diamond shaped dial with yellow, purple and pink colours complimented by a sleek and slim stainless steel bracelet strap which keeps the design statement but not too over the top.
With Nixon watches you can always expect the unexpected – the designs are innovative and boast high quality materials and functions. The brand is a respected lifestyle brand and therefore many Nixon watches also feature fun aesthetic elements such as bold colours or quirky shaped dials for example. Achieving the perfect balance of being overstated and original without being ostentatious, a Nixon watch shows you have a confident sense of style whilst also being style savvy and are unafraid to stand out from the crowd.
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Nixon is an exceptionally cool brand that is highly prominent in the creative scenes ranging from music and art through to skating and extreme sports. Nixon is always being spotted out and about at industry events and has recently showcased its new collection of watches for 2010 at Baselworld in Switzerland which is the world’s leading international watch tradeshow. Nixon was excited to debut the new collection as well as some existing Nixon classics so I’m sure we have lots of new styles to look out for during 2010!
In other Nixon news, a Nixon watch favourite; the Time Teller P was selected by a prestigious design jury as the best watch of 2010. The watch was chosen as the best watch by the 2010 Travel+Leisure Awards because of its variety of cool colours and polyurethane materialisation and has also been described as a great watch to travel with due to its innovative design and durability. Indeed, the Time Teller P is definitely a cool watch and in a choice of vibrant and trendy colours including blue, pink and purple, it is simple yet striking and is the perfect accessory to jazz up your look.
The collection of Nixon watches are incredibly varied in terms of both style and price. On the higher and more elite end of the scale, watches such as The Ceramic and The Ceramic Player are made from exceptionally high quality materials such as mineral crystals and also feature custom three hand Swiss movement. These make for the perfect watch investments that are sure to last a lifetime.
Of course, recognising that budget is of the essence for many, Nixon also have some amazing styles that are a little easier on the bank balance but are still right on trend and perfectly convey the Nixon attitude and character. Bold and chunky styles are a common throughout the collection with design features such as prominent dials and wide straps including The Banks and The Duke.
Nixon watches definitely have a sporty feel but with a smart edge and are designed with contemporary aesthetics using interesting shapes and strong lines. The watches for ladies are feminine and incorporate colours such as purple, white and pink but are still designed with that typical Nixon attitude. The Rayna for example has a beautiful white leather strap and a white round dial which has a main inner dial and a smaller sub-dial making the watch minimal but visually striking.
Ultimately Nixon is a brand that designs watches with a fun and youthful vibe but the high quality materials used in production and the sophisticated and innovative designs means that they are much much more than just trendy watches. Inspired by sport, art, music and fashion, the collection is vast and wonderfully creative, definitely adding a sense of something unique and edgy to your look.
We’re sure that Nixon have many more cool watch styles to offer in 2010 so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
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Nixon watches have certainly caused quite a reaction within the watch industry in recent years and despite having only existed since 1997, the reputation of the brand has continued to grow from strength to strength. Founded in California, Nixon started as a boutique watch manufacturer and specialised in designing and producing watches for a younger market who were primarily looking for fashionable watches as opposed to function. However the brand could see that there was an increasing market of consumers who wanted both fashion and quality and so Nixon embarked on catering for this need which is what has made them so successful and popular today.
In 2006 Nixon was bought by high profile company Billabong who produces clothing, shoes, accessories and watches geared towards the surf and skate industry. This has also helped to raise the Nixon profile and exposed the watches to a wider target market. Despite the watches being skate and surf orientated, the quality combined with the unique style means that they are incredibly popular on a much larger scale.
Nixon watches are definitely considered as an elitist watch and are associated with innovative and creative design, incredible quality and unique and slick styling. Some Nixon watches are also rather expensive such as The Ceramic Player which at £1,100 is definitely an investment watch that you would expect to wear for years to come. The materials used in this model include sapphire crystal in addition to 25 jewels and Swiss Made Mechanical movement – these are the absolute finest you can get and so this watch is indeed one that will last for decades and the sleek and simple yet striking styling means that it will look timelessly on trend. If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, fear not as there are many Nixon watches which sit in a more affordable price bracket. A new model to look out for is the Rubber Player which again is very simple (and designed with a similar aesthetic to the Ceramic Player) with its block colour, rubber strap and case and sleek dial with a jewel placed at the 30 minute marker. This Nixon watch is also available in yellow and bright blue if you like to inject a bold splash of colour into your look (very on trend right now). At £140, this watch is a little more on budget but the quality and sleek styling is still top of the agenda .
Nixon tends to make their watches considering various personalities and therefore some styles are a little more overstated than others. The Duke Nixon watch for example is bold with its chunky layered aesthetic and striking dial and the Time Teller P is a youthful looking watch incorporating multiple bright and vibrant colours. If you want classic, The Spencer is a great option and for girls, The Pirouette and The Rayna are perfect if you want something feminine but funky. The Dork Nixon watch with its talking digital display will definitely appeal to those with an inner geek! Whether your personality is fun and youthful or classic and chic, there is definitely a Nixon watch to suit. Whatever you choose, high quality and innovative styling is guaranteed.
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Nixon is a relatively young brand having only being launched for 8 years and is famous for its unique brand of watches, wallets and street wear. The street style essence of Nixon watches is geared towards skateboarders, surfers, and snowboarders but many people are now referring to the watches as luxury due to their incredible high quality and style and therefore they are a great way of representing every individual’s personal and unique style.
Based in southern California, the Nixon brand was founded by Andy Laats, a keen snowboarder the inspiration behind Nixon was a desire to create a new breed of watches. There was a lack of high quality watches which looked stylish and unique and had the added factor of being functional and durable. The founders of Nixon wanted a watch that would fit in a variety of physical and social environments and would appeal to everyone from athletes, rock stars, surfers and fashion lovers.
Nixon is definitely the brand to go for if you are looking to stand out from the crowd. The Motif Nixon watch for example is a ladies watch with attitude and a striking large dial and wide leather strap. Watches like The Tribella with its angular bangle bracelet styling, The Vega with its chunky, colourful young and trendy look or The Portrait with its crisp white strap and chic white square dial, these watches can all add that final touch to your look and inject edginess, elegance and sophistication in elite Nixon style. In fact, Nixon watches are becoming increasingly popular among us girls as we like a watch to express cool individual style. To be technically savvy has also become very fashionable and we are loving gadgets and gizmos as much as the men – perhaps even more so! Therefore Nixon watches with their added high tech features such as alarms, stopwatches and world times as well as their funky style, are the perfect choice.
Nixon watches – Trendy
Loved by athletes and rock stars alike, Nixon watches are considered as highly on trend. Among men, watches are often a primary accessory and therefore the brand provides a huge array of watches that capture key trends including steel bands and leather cuffs through to traditional digital faces.
Nixon watches – Practical
Every Nixon watch is a practical and is primarily designed to endure for physical activity such as surfing and swimming.
Nixon watches have a timeless style and are definitely fantastic long term investments that will look incredible in years to come.
Nixon watches – The statement accessory
Your Nixon watch will definitely get you noticed. Each watch has a unique aesthetic and a unique name which perfectly suits its image. These watches are a great way of injecting some extra wow factor into your everyday look. The new Nixon Ceramic Player or the The Sultan are the ultimate statement accessories.
What people like about Nixon watches is that they depict trends but have an element of curiosity. They are certainly not the least expensive brand in the fashion industry but the watches do come in a variety of price ranges and are reflective of the superior materials and technologies used in production. If you are investing in a truly great watch, you are looking for timeless wearability and Nixon watches certainly have this advantage with their dynamic aesthetic and incredible features.
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