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The Watch as a Fashion Statement

Updated on August 19, 2013

We came to the point in history where watches are not anymore a device to tell time, but it has become part of the fashion industry particularly for men. This is very evident when we look at the expensive watches on display in big shopping malls. Instead of just making the watch functional, most manufacturers are now producing watches that are highly aesthetically impressive.

There is no doubt that watches are now part of the fashion statement of men. But when it comes to choosing the right watch for you, it can be a little tricky. Even well-dressed men sometimes fall short when it comes to getting the right match. It is not a sin of course, but it can look unsightly to find men wearing sport watches in suits. Therefore, I came up with these easy-to-follow tips on how to choose the right watch to match your fashion statement.

1. Have more than two watches

If your lifestyle permits it, you should have different watches dedicated for work or play. We must be honest; sport watches do not go well with formal attire. These types of watches should leave your wardrobe the moment you step in your suit. The many functionality of a watch such as altitude meter, barometer, distance meter, and night-vision feature, are not useful while working in an office or attending a formal party.

2. Ask vital questions

There are a few questions you need to ask before choosing your next watch. Asking the right questions will help you arrive at the right answers. Ask these three questions:

What is your budget?

When are you going to wear it?

What will be the function of your watch?

When buying a watch, you must take some time before making that final call; especially if you are going to spend a lot of cash. In addition to this, going for the branded watch demands a very high price. You need to remember that you can still find watches that are elegant and yet friendly to the pocket.

3. Analog or digital?

While digital watches can be very useful to tell time as fast and accurate as possible, analog watches are still more impressive, classy, chic, formal, and professional. Analog watches are more attention-grabbing. On the other hand, digital watches are worn during casual events and informal situations. Thus, you need to choose the type of watch fitting for your current need. If you cannot make up your mind, you can also find watches with both analog and digital features combined.

4. Battery

Automatic wristwatch is really wonderment for me. This type of watch is painstakingly and meticulously produced. It does not run by battery, but powered by an electrified quartz crystal and recharged through vibration. Because of the complexity of quartz watches, it can be very expensive.

Another way watches are powered is through the use of batteries. This can be less expensive and you need to replace the batteries in case it expires.

5. Bracelet

Elegant fashion demands that you use stainless steel bracelet rather than leather or rubber. Though leather or rubber may look good during an outdoor activity, stainless steel is more durable, sophisticated, waterproof, and formal. In addition to this, stainless steel bracelet can even be worn other times aside from formal events. Though you can have the choice to go for gold bracelet, be careful because it might send the wrong signal to other people around you.

6. Get a bigger face

Wristwatches with bigger face are now becoming trendy. Aside from the fact that it can give you a better look on your timepiece, bigger faces help you eliminate the probability that your watch will look smaller in proportion to your wrist. Especially if you are a big guy, even standard-sized watches may look like a lady’s watch.

7. Match your watch with your outfit

Yes, it is not the ladies that are now becoming concern with how they look, men as well. With the many different watches out there, it is safe to choose watches that will most likely blend with different colors. Choose a safe color such as black and brown.

These are some of the tips that I may recommend to you. Take time in choosing the perfect watch for you. Remember to put your comfort above your style so that you can be more confident in carrying yourself.


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