Long Distance Watches: 9 Modern Dual Time & Smart Watches For LDR Couples
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For over 150 years, wrist watches have made amazing gifts.
For long distance couples, they can hold a huge amount of sentimental value, which is especially true when it comes to dual time zone watches.
If you and your partner are in different time zones, every time you look at your watch it's going to do something special.
You'll smile, thinking about your partner and what they're doing in that moment.
Why Watches Make A Great Gift
While many of us use our phones to keep track of the time, there are a few reasons why you or your partner should ditch it for a nice timepiece.
Practical: Your phone died? Not to worry, your watch will keep going through hundreds of phone charges.
Stylish: Watches come in so many sizes and designs that you can find one that helps to express who you are.
Longevity: A high quality watch that is cared for will last a lifetime.
Sold? Awesome 🙂
We've found 9 long distance watches that tick all of the boxes above!
Long Distance Smartwatches
Apple Watch: Series 5
The Apple Watch is the best selling smartwatch of all time, and for good reason. It's simple to use, connects easily to other devices and is available in different colors with 100s of accessories so you can make it your own.
It's easy to see why Apple Watch sales are expected to jump to 34.5 million per year by 2022!
We love the Apple Watch for long distance couples because of three cool features:
- Dual time zone: There are multiple to display styles to choose from.
- Heartbeat functionality: You can send heartbeat messages to let each other know you're thinking about one another.
- Different face sizes: Have a smaller wrist? No worries! There are four face sizes to choose from (depending on the model). This is also a great option if you want his and hers long distance couples watches.
Here's a quick video from iClarified that shows how to send your heartbeat to your long distance partner:
It is worth noting that the most recent Apple Watch is the Series 5, but both the Series 3 and Series 4 are still available and great options if you're on a budget.
Click on the options below for more details on the specs and features of each Apple Watch.
Long Distance Watches For Men
Casio Men's G-Steel by G-Shock Quartz Solar Bluetooth Connected Watch
If your partner prefers a watch that can be warn anywhere, the Casio G-Steel is a stylish option that is versatile enough for work and play.
While the stainless steel gives it a very sleek look, which is perfect in formal settings, it is also strong enough for tougher situations.
The G-Steel has G-SHOCK level shock resistance, which protects it against heavy impacts and vibrations. It's also water resistant up to 660ft, making it a great option for marine activity or surface water sports.
As a long distance watch, you can see the G-Steel has a subtle second watch face, which we think fits perfectly with the rest of the design.
Casio G-Steel Features We Like:
- The Mobile Link app allows you to easily set the time for each watch face and monitor functions like battery life.
- There is a solar panel that can recharge the battery, even in weak lighting.
- Even though it is an analog watch, it includes an LED light for illumination in the dark.
MVMT Voyager Men's Analog Watch
The MVMT watch brand burst onto the scene only a few short years ago and it's easy to see why they have become so popular.
We love the slim and subtle design elements of the MVMT Voyager, which also makes it suitable for formal and professional settings.
Add in water resistance of up to 330ft and you've got yourself a modern watch for carefree everyday use.
MVMT Voyager Features We Like:
- Voyager is available in over 15 colors so you can choose an option that best suits your partner's style.
- The watch straps are easily interchangeable if you want it to match a particular outift.
- Glass case uses hardened mineral crystal for further durability.
Interested in the MVMT Voyager? Learn more at Amazon for details on the 15 color options that are currently available.
Diesel Men's Mr Daddy 2.0 Quartz Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch
Do you like watches that make a statement? If so, the Diesel Mr Daddy 2.0 could be what you're looking for.
The striking black and gold design, together with an oversized face is sure to be a conversation starter, and it doesn't stop there.
While we have included the Mr Daddy 2.0 as a dual time zone watch, it is actually a quad time zone watch. Allowing you or your partner to set up to four different times, even though we know you will only need two!
With so much packed into this loud design you can't not stop and admire the craftsmanship.
Diesel Mr Daddy Features We Like:
- If black and gold aren't to your taste, that's fine, there are multiple color finishes available.
- Mr Daddy 2.0 comes standard with a two year warranty.
Charles-Hubert, Paris Men's 3549 Stainless Steel Dual Time Zone Watch
Now let's dial it back with something a little more subtle 🙂
Say hello to the sleek Charles-Hubert, Paris 3549 Dual Time Zone Watch.
This timepiece differs from the other models we've shown as both watch dials are the same size, which is something we really like.
A pleasant yin and yang has been incorporated into the design of the watch face, but if this isn't to you or your partner's tastes the white and blue 3549-E is worth looking at.
The 3549 & 3549-E are high quality options and super affordable for anyone on a tight budget.
Case diameter: 37mm
Case thickness: 7mm
Band length: Men's standard
Band width: 18mm
Water resistant: 99ft
Long Distance Watches For Women
Philip Stein Signature Small Women's Dual Time Watch
On the surface, this Philip Stein Signature Watch looks like a simple and elegant timepiece.
Underneath, it contains something quite interesting.
Known as Natural Frequency Technology, there is a metal disk that exposes the wearer to key frequencies that inform the body to relax. Customer's have said their sleep has improved, have less stress, clearer focus and better concentration.
Philip Stein Signature Features We Like:
- Both watch faces are large and clearly visible to the user.
- The Natural Frequency Technology makes this watch an interesting accessory!
- There are multiple colors and designs available to suit your style.
Case diameter: 42mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Band length: 8 inches
Band width: 18mm
Item weight: 12.3 ounces (with box)
Water resistant: 100ft
Visit Amazon for further information on Philip Stein Signature Women's Watch and the Natural Frequency Technology.
GUESS Women's Stainless Steel Connect Smart Watch
Guess are one of the few global fashion companies that continue to reinvent their brand by venturing into new areas, like smartwatches.
If your long distance partner loves new technology, the Stainless Steel Connect Smartwatch just might be what you're looking for. Plus with four different colors available, there is sure to be an option that suits their style.
Of course the Guess Connect Smartwatch has dual time zone capabilities. But that's just where the cool features start!
Guess Connect Smartwatch Features We Like:
- Integrates with Amazon Alexa to use thousands of voice commands, like sports, news and weather reports.
- iOS & Android compatible so you can receive notifications from your long distance partner via your watch for caller IDs, texts, emails and much more.
- Want to jump in the group photo and take the picture? The Guess Connect can control your camera!
Tissot Women's T56161379 Heritage Dual Time Watch
Tissot have been making elegant watches for over 175 years! Their line of heritage timepieces pays tribute to their earlier classical designs.
We think they look timeless, especially the Tissot Women's Heritage Dual Time Watch.
The sophisticated design highlights two analog watch faces that are easy to see and adjust.
Also being water resistant to 99ft (30m) means that you can wear it in everyday situations without worry.
Tissot Heritage Dual Time Watch Features We Like:
- The face plate is made from scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
- Other colors, such as 'grey blue' are also available from Tissot.
- The Heritage Dual Time dial is also made in mens sizes, making them a great long distance couples watch.
Learn more at Amazon to get a better idea of the other colors available and for further details on the mens options.
Gotham Women's Gold-Tone Dual Time Zone Watch
Love the Tissot Heritage Dual Time styling but you're on a budget? The Gotham Women's Dual Time Zone Watch might just be what you're looking for.
It has very similar design traits, with two watch faces in a vertical style.
We really like the striking combination of the gold tones with a white leather strap. Especially when it's paired with the roman numeral dial, which adds a touch of uniqueness.
Luckily, Gotham has created ten different styles of their women's dual time zone watch, so you'll find the perfect option to match your partner's look.
Case diameter: 20mm
Case thickness: 8mm
Band length: Women's standard
Band width: 12mm
Item weight: 4.8 ounces
Water resistant: No
Like the styling of the Gotham Women's Dual Time Zone Watch? Visit Amazon to view pricing and all available color options.
Before Buying A Long Distance Watch
Choosing the right watch face size for your wrist
Let's paint the picture:
You've found the perfect watch, hit the buy button and it's on the way! A week later it arrives and you're excited to show it off. You put it on, but it looks odd. It just doesn't fit with your wrist.
It will likely be one of two scenarios:
- Your wrist is too small, making it look like a dinner plate!
- Your wrist is too large, making it look like a dainty piece of jewelry.
Measuring your wrist beforehand will help you figure out the right size. All you need is a measuring tape or piece of string that you can then measure with a ruler.
Here's a handy guide on sizing for both men and women:
Men's wrist watch size guide:
Watch Face Size
6 to 7 inches
38mm to 42mm
7 to 8 inches
42mm to 46mm
Women's wrist watch size guide:
Watch Face Size
5 to 6 inches
22mm to 28mm
6 to 7 inches
28mm to 34mm
Remember, this is just a guide. If you prefer watches that are larger or smaller than the range, that's ok!
What to think about when buying a watch for a man
When it comes to mens jewelry and accessories, watches are the most popular. But that doesn't make it an easy option!
Fashion and/or function will come into play.
Will he want a versatile watch that can be worn for work, play and formal occasions or is he after a special option to add to a collection?
Taking his fashion style into consideration will give you a good indication as to the designs that will fit.
What to think about when buying a watch for a woman
Buying a watch for a woman doesn't have to be a daunting task. There are a lot of visible hints you can take into consideration, namely their fashion and other jewelry.
Depending on the colors she wears, you can look at watches that would compliment the style.
Matching the watch to her other jewelry can be a safe option. Pay attention to whether she usually wears gold, silver or natural tones like cord and leather.
Watch care & maintenance
Watches are made to last a long time, but that doesn't mean you don't have to take care of it.
If you follow a few simple steps, you'll have a long-lasting treasure to be enjoyed for many years to come.
- Wind your watch every now and then to spread internal lubricants.
- Don't wind it on your wrist as you may tilt or bend the crown as you turn it.
- Use a microfiber cloth to clean the watch face, stay away from soap.
- Keep it away from water whenever possible, even if it's waterproof.
- Get it serviced based on the manufacturers recommendation.
Our Recommended Long Distance Watches
When we think about long distance watches, it's hard to beat the range of Apple Watches for a few reasons.
Versatility: There are so many options to choose from and hundreds of accessories available. Whether it's the face size, color, strap material, GPS only or cellular, you can truly make them 'uniquely you'.
Long distance connection: The dual time zone styles mean you won't be far from each others thoughts and while the heartbeat message might sound gimmicky. It won't stop putting a smile on your face and the feeling of love in your heart.
Couples option: We truly believe his and hers gifts help to create a strong connection because they are something you share in common and can admire about your relationship.
Now It's Your Turn!
Which one has caught your eye?
Hopefully this list has given you many great ideas on what type of long distance watch will suit you and/or your partner. As we have seen here there are many beautiful options in a variety of different styles.
Let us know if there are other options we've missed or you think we should add!
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