Ever since Duke Kahanomoku used his surfboard to rescue eight men from a sinking fishing vessel way back in 1925, lifeguards across the world have been putting the tools of their trade to the test of saving lives. Case in point: the rugged, dependable, and watertight Hawaiian Lifeguard Association Watch. It’s found on the wrists of the HLA and Archie Kalepa — basically, the Navy SEALs of the lifeguarding world and their spiritual leader — on heroic, life-saving feats as they take on the dangers of the ocean, coastal cliffs, and rocky shorelines. Whether you’re looking for a tool diver to round out a burgeoning collection or you’re after something to save your pops’ vintage diver from dings and dents, the HLA is a solid choice. It’s a versatile piece we’ve been wearing the hell out of so far, and know you will too — whether you’re headed underwater, up a sheer rock face, or just looking to get horizontal on a poolside chaise.
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Szanto Hawaiian Lifeguard Association Model 5507 I’m not one to match my watch to the season (mostly because I just wear an Apple Watch Series 3 everyday), but this new timepiece from Szanto has me at least considering a shift to a “summer watch.” The bright yellow face, paired with 200M water resistance and a precise quartz movement scream “Take me to the beach.” And I’m not alone in that theory: The HLA models are the official timepiece of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, a hardy bunch that does hardcore big wave rescues via jet ski. With that pedigree, it should do fine as I wade to my knees in a placid lake. —Greg Emmanuel, Editor-in-Chief
Open now is the Szanto "Mega" Flash Sale! We have a total of 21 Szanto models availble to you. Of them, 19 models are UNDER $100! They all feature Miyota quartz or automatic movements. Once gone, none of these will be available again. ALL models are limited in quantity. Some are VERY limited in quan
Tim, Michael and the entire Talk About Watches team are very excited to announce that Szanto Watches (the "Z" is silent) has joined Talk About Watches! With this news, the ever growing list of brands represented here increases to 21 watch brands and the 25th brand overall. Szanto will have their own