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6 dads, 6 LIV watches

Early development

What are you planning to do for your dad on Father’s Day this year? Most dads are probably expecting the standard Father’s Day treatment--a pat on the back, maybe taking him out to lunch. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a classic move for a reason. But maybe try something else this year. Make him feel truly special by giving him a gift he’ll never forget? We’ve put together a Father's Day Gift Guide for 2021, from which you can choose the one ‘Dad Type’ that best describes and suits your dad (and at a price that won’t make you break into a cold sweat)!

Here at LIV Watches, we know that family can be everything, and that a great dad is a true blessing indeed. So, which one of these six dads best describes your own father…?

The rugged dad

WWI and the interwar years

Is your dad the epitome of the guy who never sits still? Is he the dad who used to take you camping or fishing and exploring the great outdoors any chance he could? Is he the guy that’s always looking for the next adventure, who relishes in anything that’s thrilling and even a bit crazy? Well, then, seems that you have the Rugged Dad in your life - and things are never dull with him around, that’s for sure!

Our best pick for the Rugged Dad is the LIV GX1. Why a quartz chronograph for this dad? Because what adventure-driven dad has the time to be fiddling with winding a watch when he can get all the convenience of a quartz watch, right? And all those chronograph pushers on the right side of the dial are going to please his adventurous spirit no end!

This is just the type of watch that a thrill-seeker dad is going to love showing off to his hiking buddies or on his next canoe trip. Opt for the GX1 Sky Blue or Signature Orange for the more conservative rugged dad or the GX1 T.J Blue or Venom Yellow if your dad is more of the extroverted type.

Whatever your choice, your adventurous dad will get an adrenaline rush every time he slips on his GX1 quartz chronograph wrist buddy!

In five short years following Bleriot's flight, Europe and most of the rest of the world was plunged into the horror of WWI. Dirigibles and observation balloons were still in use but eventually succumbed to the rapidly developing airplanes. Watches and compasses now served to guide bombers to targets to deliver their ordnance as accurately as possible.

The airplanes of WWI were often hard to control. That meant the pilot was ill-advised to take his hands off the controls to retrieve his pocket watch. The same value that leads Santos-Dumont to seek a solution carried full force into combat.

Most aerial combat during WWI occurred during the day due to lack of proper instruments and lights. Bad weather almost always grounded the planes of the time. So watches did not need large quantities of luminescence. The just needed to be easy to read. Therefore, the iconic black dial and large contrasting Arabic numerals became standard issue.

As a result of experiences in WWI, U.S. Navy captain Philip Van Horn Weems designed an independently adjustable seconds ring. This feature allowed pilots to accurately synchronize their watch with a radio time signal without stopping the sweep seconds hand. Although "hacking" watch movements to allow everyone in a combat unit to synchronize their watches to the second, the practice could result in throwing pilots off course, ruin missions, and risk the airplane and crew.

Following his successful trans-Atlanic flight in 1927, Charles Lindbergh collaborated with Weems to develop the Hour Angle system which further enabled the wristwatch to determine longitude.

The German military specified a design that set the standard for what we think of as a classic pilot's watch today. By 1936, aviation advances allowed airplanes to fly at all hours and in foul weather (although grounding in severe conditions was common). The result was the Beobachtungsuhr (B-Uhr), or Observer.

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."

William Feather

The rebel dad

Was your dad the guy that was hardly the ‘typical’ conservative (read: boring) dad that most of your friends had? Was he the guy that was both dad and best buddy to you when you were younger? Could he be tough on you yet you always knew he’d support your craziest dreams and laugh at your misadventures? Was your dad just about the coolest dad around? Is he still cool in his own way? Then you probably have a Rebel Dad in your life - and that can be a hoot!

We think that the Rebel DDC is your best bet for the rebellious dad in your life. He may be a rebel at heart, but your dad will definitely appreciate the quality of the classic Swiss-made Ronda Z60 xtratech Day Date Quartz Chronograph. And he will no doubt love hearing about how his watch was designed and made by a small, passionate band of rebels in Miami, Florida, who just happen to have done it all by having the most-funded Swiss watch in crowd-funding history!

The LIV Rebel-DDC Cobalt with stunning dial in cobalt blue with black panda dials and NATO strap will no doubt tickle his fancy. Or you can choose the LIV Rebel-DDC T.J. Blue in turquoise if your dad is both daringanda rebel!

Whatever your choice, your dad’s inner rebel will make him smile every time he dons that special LIV watch that looks great on his wrist.

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently."

Walter Isaacson

The ocean dad

Does your dad have salt water in his veins? Does he love the ocean and all things seafaring? Does anything aquatic bring out the true passion in him? Was he the dad that taught you how to swim and take you out to the nearest river or lake for fun-filled outings or lazy, languid fishing trips? Is he happiest around water, or perhaps even in deepest water? If your dad is like having Aquaman around, then you probably have an Ocean Dad in your midst. Even if your dad is not the deep-sea diving type, your Ocean Dad still deserves to get a truly great diver’s watch.

We have two fantastic diver's watches for you to choose from for your dad: the first is the LIV GX Diver's 41mm. Think about an automatic watch with a top-quality Swiss-made ETA Caliber with 25 Jewels in a lustrous 316L Stainless Steel case and with a water resistance of 1000 feet (300 meters). You can go for the stunning Harvest Moon edition in gorgeous red with either a stainless steel bracelet or, for a more athletic look, a nifty NATO or rubber strap.

Your second choice could be the LIV GX Diver's 44mm, with all the same terrific specs of the 41mm, except this one is slightly bigger for a bolder wrist presence. Choose this beauty in any one of six different design and three strap or bracelet combinations.

Whatever your choice, the GX Diver’s 41mm or 44mm will be the perfect gift for any dad who has a hankering for the Big Blue.

 

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

Jacques Cousteau

The high-flying dad

Does your dad literally aim for the stars and reach for the sky, if only in his imagination? Has your dad always had a passion for all things aviation, even if his feet were firmly on the ground? Is your dad the type of guy who looks like a suave Pan Am pilot any time he wears a suit? Seriously, is he that type of guy that you know would love to soar like an eagle if he could have any superpower? Well, it’s clear that yours is the High-Flying Dad - the one who always made you believe the sky was the limit!

Well, our very own GX P-51 Pilot's Automatic Chronograph is just the watch to match his passion. This superbly crafted watch is constructed of a titanium case, a high-quality ceramic bezel, and genuine sapphire crystal. A terrific design element of this particular LIV watch is its superbly detailed skeleton back. Inside (and for all the world to see) is a 25 Jewel Swiss automatic movement, the superbly robust and reliable Sellita SW500.

And your dad being an aviation buff will no doubt love what inspired our watch: our P-51 pilot watch was inspired by (and is dedicated to) the iconic P-51 Mustang World War II fighter plane, one of the true genius planes of its era.

Your aviation-loving dad will fall in love with this beautiful automatic chronograph pilot’s watch, just as he’s always loved the big, blue yonder.

 

"I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty."

Amelia Earhart

The reliable dad

Was your dad the guy you and everyone around you could always rely on? Was he the veritable ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ in your life? Does he continue to be the man that you can always turn to at any time, knowing that no man is more dependable than him? Is your dad the epitome of the ‘true man’ who is always true to his word, always forthright, always fair? Then you probably have a Reliable Dad in your life - and you know just how lucky you are to have such a steady, steadfast person as your father.

Don’t for a minute equate reliability with being boring! Just as your dad is anything but boring, so too is that the case for this terrific alarm watch. Say hello to the LIV GX Alarm Type-D, as reliable as it is sexy and versatile. Being a great alarm watch means having a quality quartz movement, in this baby a Caliber 4120.B, 2-hand quartz analog alarm movement. This watch features a 2-hand display of time with a constant running 60 second sub-dial, as well as an easy-to-read big date feature.

But as we like to say on our website for the GX Alarm Type-D, “The alarm is the star of this show”. It sure is - and your ever-reliable dad will appreciate that in his alarm watch. And you can choose from five different designs - think Cobalt Blue, Orange, Cool Grey, Black Cobalt, and Rose Gold. Choices, choices!

Well, whatever your choice, you can now offer your resolutely reliable dad a watch that is solid and anything but dull - just like he is, of course

Just as the value of a house lies in its location, the value of a mind lies in its depth, the value of giving lies in the presence of a generous spirit, the value of words lies in their reliability.

Lao Tzu

The classic dad

Was your dad the man that all your friends were quite in awe of? Does he look great even in a shabby dressing gown and old slippers? Is he a man who looks smart and classy without even trying? The man that exudes quiet elegance and a true sense of self in everything that he wears and everything that he does? Does he still manage to pull it off even after all these years? Well, then, seems like your father is the quintessential Classic Dad - the kind of father that makes it all look rather effortlessly, simply easy.

Classic does not mean being boring or even conservative. On the contrary, the classic man is anything but boring and far too elegant to be simply conservative in how he looks and acts. That is why your classic father needs a watch that has the understated elegance and quality craftsmanship befitting his personality. This watch features a Swiss Made Sellita Caliber SW200-1, 3-hand automatic with date - trust us, they don’t make automatic movements that good at such an affordable price!

 


There is definitely a sense of ruggedness to this range of LIV watches because we’re confident that the man who appreciates the classics will appreciate its elegant aesthetic twist. There are seven different designs to choose from in the GX-1A collection, from the Cobalt or Cool Grey models for the truly understated man, to the T.J. Blue, Cobalt or Rose Gold versions for the more extroverted classic man.

Whatever the version of the GX-1A that you choose for your father, he will no doubt appreciate its innately classic attention to detail and finest craftsmanship.

"Dressing well is a form of good manners."

Tom Ford

So, there they are, folks - six different LIV collections for six different types of dads. Now there’s no excuse not to treat your father to a Father’s Day gift (or any day gift, for that matter) that he will treasure forever. And, if your dad is not that deserving, well, then, why not treat yourself to a LIV watch, right? You can go ahead and call yourself ‘Father of the Year,’ whether or not you even have kids! Just LIV it up.

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6 dads, 6 LIV watches

What are you planning to do for your dad on Father’s Day this year? Most dads are probably expecting the standard Father’s Day treatment--a pat on the back, maybe taking him out to lunch. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a classic move for a reason. But maybe try something else this year. Make him feel truly special by giving him a gift he’ll never forget? We’ve put together a Father's Day Gift Guide for 2021, from which you can choose the one ‘Dad Type’ that best describes and suits your dad (and at a price that won’t make you break into a cold sweat)!

Here at LIV Watches, we know that family can be everything, and that a great dad is a true blessing indeed. So, which one of these six dads best describes your own father…?

Early development

Given the fact that Santos-Dumont was a regular participant at the airshows of the day, other pilots exhibited one of the earliest known examples of wrist envy. As a result, the pilot's watch soon became a "must-have" instrument in the cockpit. And, not just for "keeping up the the Santos-Dumonts" reasons. Advances in powered flight were enabling planes to fly further and faster. With a reliable watch and a compass, pilots had the tools they needed to calculate time-speed-distance, determine when to move to the next leg of a flight, judge how much fuel was left, and generally be safer in the air.

Pilot Louis Bleriot wore a Zenith wristwatch when he made aviation history being the first to fly an airplace across the English Channel in July of 1909. Taking advantage of the feat for marketing purposes, Bleriot commented upon landing that he was very satisfied with his Zenith and would recommend it to others. The records are unclear on the point of Bleriot's comment being spontaneous or rehearsed.

WWI and the interwar years

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- Chaz Chazanow

Founder at LIV Watches

Advances during WWII

French watchmaker Zenith continued to manufacture their pilot's watches. Striking a neutral stance, Zenith sold its watches to both the Allies and the Axis. They used their 1939 Type Montre d"Aeronef design as the basis of their wristwatch. It featured the black dial and white arabic numerals with the large onion-style crown at 3 o'clock.

The United States did not produce a purpose-made pilot's watch. One of the most widely produced models supplied to American forces was the A-11. Manufactured by Bulouva, Waltham, and Elgin, the watch featured the required high-visibility black dial with white Arabic numerals. The manually wound movement featured a hacking function for synchronization. Some A-11s were waterproof, some were dust proof, some had luminous hands, , and some did not. All had a larger crown at 3 o'clock, but not in the onion style.

Postwar evolution

The rugged dad

Is your dad the epitome of the guy who never sits still? Is he the dad who used to take you camping or fishing and exploring the great outdoors any chance he could? Is he the guy that’s always looking for the next adventure, who relishes in anything that’s thrilling and even a bit crazy? Well, then, seems that you have the Rugged Dad in your life - and things are never dull with him around, that’s for sure!

Our best pick for the Rugged Dad is the LIV GX1. Why a quartz chronograph for this dad? Because what adventure-driven dad has the time to be fiddling with winding a watch when he can get all the convenience of a quartz watch, right? And all those chronograph pushers on the right side of the dial are going to please his adventurous spirit no end!

This is just the type of watch that a thrill-seeker dad is going to love showing off to his hiking buddies or on his next canoe trip. Opt for the GX1 Sky Blue or Signature Orange for the more conservative rugged dad or the GX1 T.J Blue or Venom Yellow if your dad is more of the extroverted type.

Whatever your choice, your adventurous dad will get an adrenaline rush every time he slips on his GX1 quartz chronograph wrist buddy!

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

The rebel dad

Was your dad the guy that was hardly the ‘typical’ conservative (read: boring) dad that most of your friends had? Was he the guy that was both dad and best buddy to you when you were younger? Could he be tough on you yet you always knew he’d support your craziest dreams and laugh at your misadventures? Was your dad just about the coolest dad around? Is he still cool in his own way? Then you probably have a Rebel Dad in your life - and that can be a hoot!

We think that the Rebel DDC is your best bet for the rebellious dad in your life. He may be a rebel at heart, but your dad will definitely appreciate the quality of the classic Swiss-made Ronda Z60 xtratech Day Date Quartz Chronograph. And he will no doubt love hearing about how his watch was designed and made by a small, passionate band of rebels in Miami, Florida, who just happen to have done it all by having the most-funded Swiss watch in crowd-funding history!

The LIV Rebel-DDC Cobalt with stunning dial in cobalt blue with black panda dials and NATO strap will no doubt tickle his fancy. Or you can choose the LIV Rebel-DDC T.J. Blue in turquoise if your dad is both daringanda rebel!

Whatever your choice, your dad’s inner rebel will make him smile every time he dons that special LIV watch that looks great on his wrist.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

Walter Isaacson

The ocean dad

Does your dad have salt water in his veins? Does he love the ocean and all things seafaring? Does anything aquatic bring out the true passion in him? Was he the dad that taught you how to swim and take you out to the nearest river or lake for fun-filled outings or lazy, languid fishing trips? Is he happiest around water, or perhaps even in deepest water? If your dad is like having Aquaman around, then you probably have an Ocean Dad in your midst. Even if your dad is not the deep-sea diving type, your Ocean Dad still deserves to get a truly great diver’s watch.

We have two fantastic diver's watches for you to choose from for your dad: the first is the LIV GX Diver's 41mm. Think about an automatic watch with a top-quality Swiss-made ETA Caliber with 25 Jewels in a lustrous 316L Stainless Steel case and with a water resistance of 1000 feet (300 meters). You can go for the stunning Harvest Moon edition in gorgeous red with either a stainless steel bracelet or, for a more athletic look, a nifty NATO or rubber strap.

Your second choice could be the LIV GX Diver's 44mm, with all the same terrific specs of the 41mm, except this one is slightly bigger for a bolder wrist presence. Choose this beauty in any one of six different design and three strap or bracelet combinations.

Whatever your choice, the GX Diver’s 41mm or 44mm will be the perfect gift for any dad who has a hankering for the Big Blue.

 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Cousteau

Founder at LIV Watches

The high-flying dad

Does your dad literally aim for the stars and reach for the sky, if only in his imagination? Has your dad always had a passion for all things aviation, even if his feet were firmly on the ground? Is your dad the type of guy who looks like a suave Pan Am pilot any time he wears a suit? Seriously, is he that type of guy that you know would love to soar like an eagle if he could have any superpower? Well, it’s clear that yours is the High-Flying Dad - the one who always made you believe the sky was the limit!

Well, our very own GX P-51 Pilot's Automatic Chronograph is just the watch to match his passion. This superbly crafted watch is constructed of a titanium case, a high-quality ceramic bezel, and genuine sapphire crystal. A terrific design element of this particular LIV watch is its superbly detailed skeleton back. Inside (and for all the world to see) is a 25 Jewel Swiss automatic movement, the superbly robust and reliable Sellita SW500.

And your dad being an aviation buff will no doubt love what inspired our watch: our P-51 pilot watch was inspired by (and is dedicated to) the iconic P-51 Mustang World War II fighter plane, one of the true genius planes of its era.

Your aviation-loving dad will fall in love with this beautiful automatic chronograph pilot’s watch, just as he’s always loved the big, blue yonder.

I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.

Amelia Earhart

The reliable dad

Was your dad the guy you and everyone around you could always rely on? Was he the veritable ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ in your life? Does he continue to be the man that you can always turn to at any time, knowing that no man is more dependable than him? Is your dad the epitome of the ‘true man’ who is always true to his word, always forthright, always fair? Then you probably have a Reliable Dad in your life - and you know just how lucky you are to have such a steady, steadfast person as your father.

Don’t for a minute equate reliability with being boring! Just as your dad is anything but boring, so too is that the case for this terrific alarm watch. Say hello to the LIV GX Alarm Type-D, as reliable as it is sexy and versatile. Being a great alarm watch means having a quality quartz movement, in this baby a Caliber 4120.B, 2-hand quartz analog alarm movement. This watch features a 2-hand display of time with a constant running 60 second sub-dial, as well as an easy-to-read big date feature.

But as we like to say on our website for the GX Alarm Type-D, “The alarm is the star of this show”. It sure is - and your ever-reliable dad will appreciate that in his alarm watch. And you can choose from five different designs - think Cobalt Blue, Orange, Cool Grey, Black Cobalt, and Rose Gold. Choices, choices!

Well, whatever your choice, you can now offer your resolutely reliable dad a watch that is solid and anything but dull - just like he is, of course

Just as the value of a house lies in its location, the value of a mind lies in its depth, the value of giving lies in the presence of a generous spirit, the value of words lies in their reliability.

Lao Tzu

The classic dad

Was your dad the man that all your friends were quite in awe of? Does he look great even in a shabby dressing gown and old slippers? Is he a man who looks smart and classy without even trying? The man that exudes quiet elegance and a true sense of self in everything that he wears and everything that he does? Does he still manage to pull it off even after all these years? Well, then, seems like your father is the quintessential Classic Dad - the kind of father that makes it all look rather effortlessly, simply easy.

Classic does not mean being boring or even conservative. On the contrary, the classic man is anything but boring and far too elegant to be simply conservative in how he looks and acts. That is why your classic father needs a watch that has the understated elegance and quality craftsmanship befitting his personality. This watch features a Swiss Made Sellita Caliber SW200-1, 3-hand automatic with date - trust us, they don’t make automatic movements that good at such an affordable price!

 

There is definitely a sense of ruggedness to this range of LIV watches because we’re confident that the man who appreciates the classics will appreciate its elegant aesthetic twist. There are seven different designs to choose from in the GX-1A collection, from the Cobalt or Cool Grey models for the truly understated man, to the T.J. Blue, Cobalt or Rose Gold versions for the more extroverted classic man.

Whatever the version of the GX-1A that you choose for your father, he will no doubt appreciate its innately classic attention to detail and finest craftsmanship.

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua."

- Esti Chazanow

Co-Founder at LIV Watches

Dressing well is a form of good manners.

Tom Ford

So, there they are, folks - six different LIV collections for six different types of dads. Now there’s no excuse not to treat your father to a Father’s Day gift (or any day gift, for that matter) that he will treasure forever. And, if your dad is not that deserving, well, then, why not treat yourself to a LIV watch, right? You can go ahead and call yourself ‘Father of the Year,’ whether or not you even have kids! Just LIV it up.