Thousands of years ago, sporting chain mail was the difference between life and death on the battlefield. While your quest to look sharp isn’t so dire, tightly interlocked metal links are still your first line of defense—this time against a boring wrist. The season’s coolest watches marry a woven steel strap with a clean ’60s-style dial, delivering a subtle flash of texture while remaining sleek and lightweight. Wear any of the options here and your watch game will remain unscathed.
"Originally we were a place where if you didn’t know what was up, we weren’t going to tell you. We weren’t going to help you, and we weren’t making ourselves available… Maybe we considered ourselves kind of as gatekeepers to this new thing, and if you didn’t know about it, you could go fuck yourself." - Chris Gibbs of Union Los Angeles