We firmly believe that the watch is a guy’s most important accessory. It says a lot about your style, your personality, and your approach to fashion. That’s why it’s so important that you choose the right timepiece for you. Whether you wear a suit every day, or you’re trying to nail the smart-casual look, there are thousands of options out there. From the classic Rolex to the modern digital Apple Watch, you’re spoilt for choice. When it comes to picking the right accessory, we think it’s an extension of your personality. So, really, the watch should choose you! But, if you’re still not sure exactly what to go for, we’ve got a few tips for you today. Read on to find out more.
Consider your Lifestyle
As we said, your watch should match your personality. It should slot into your existing lifestyle, and match your style. If you’re the rugged, outdoors type who spends their weekends in the mountain, you need a watch to match. You need an all-weather, impact-proof, reliable, digital watch. If it’s got a compass included, even better! But, if you’re a business-type who dresses to impress and always has the finest accessories, a Rolex is more your thing. Geeks and early-adopters, you need the new Apple Watch on your arm. It’s all about finding the watch that adds value to your existing lifestyle.
One of the main things to consider is the strap. Now, with most watches, the strap itself is detachable. That’s because it usually wears down much faster than the face itself. Again, they all vary depending on the type of watch you choose. A classic Rolex, for example, almost always has the metal links to complement the gold face. For the older, mechanical watches, you might have a leather strap. Digital and sports watches may have a plastic, durable version. Choose the one that will work with your preferred style.
You might not realize it, but your watch – no matter the style – needs plenty of maintenance. Of course, some need more than others and each vary. A new Apple Watch, for example, is maintained by downloading new software! A classic, mechanical watch, needs cleaning, servicing, and winding. Caring for a luxury watch is a much bigger job than your average digital timepiece. Regular cleaning and servicing is essential for any watch you’re proud of. Bear this in mind before buying.
We always advise choosing a watch that is water resistant. Even if you have no desire to go deep sea diving! Diving watches and sport are at the far end of the spectrum. They’re designed to withstand immense pressure from deep oceans. That’s very different to your average water resistant watch. Think about your daily routine. You shower, you wash up, you get caught in the rain. Each of these can destroy a watch that isn’t water resistant (or at the very least splash-proof).
As we said, your watch is the most important accessory you own. Choose it wisely, and make sure it’s the right fit for your personality and lifestyle. Readers, what timepiece are you wearing on your arm right now?