In this pic, I have the new Hawaiian Lifeguard Association Watch! Already one of my absolute favorites, now in a slightly smaller version. The new ones are 42mm and have more standard 22mm lugs. The previous version were 44mm with 24mm lugs. It looked giant on my wrist, but I was in love with it and still wore it all the time. What’s so special, you ask? It’s a legit diver in quartz. The steel bezel is amazing and the whole thing is just awesome. If you’re looking for a nice diver that can handle abuse, buy this. Time Concepts, who makes the HLA Diver, also has come out with a great line of quick-release straps. They are much tougher than some of the wimpy silicone ones out there now. Remember, I am a quartz watch guy. It’s always my first choice. How cool is it to put a watch down and pick it up three days or weeks later and have it still tell the correct time? You watch snobs don’t know what your missing!
Blair Witkowski is an avid watch nut, loves pocket knives and flashlights and when he is not trying to be a good dad to his nine kids, you will find him running or posting pics on Instagram. Besides writing articles for Tech Writer EDC he is also the founder of Lowcountry Style & Living. In addition to writing, he is focused on improving his clients websites for his other passion, Search Engine Optimization. His wife Jennifer and he live in coastal South Carolina.