Although nowadays wearing a watch is no longer a necessity to tell the time, the watch-making industry is flourishing. A good watch is a desired part of everyone’s attire and says more about its owner than we dare to think but watch under 100 aren’t many. It shows its owner socio economics status, lifestyle, and taste, that’s why it’s important to choose a watch which is consistent with your image and who you really are. A well-suited one will emphasize your masculinity and your way of life and a badly selected one can ruin your image by attracting too much attention. There are four general groups from which you should choose your watch depending on your needs – the times have changed and what was once popular only among closed social groups such as pilots or divers, today can be a great match to your suit or casual attire.
Formal and classy pocket watches
Today they are not as popular as they used to be, mostly because they are not as convenient as a typical watch, but they are still the most elegant you can choose. They were the first personal watches, from XVIth century up to early 20’s of the XX century when wristwatches took over. Wearing an elegant pocket watch with a classy watch chain can definitely put you in a real gentleman’s shoes.
A classic watch to wear with your suit
These are usually the most minimalistic, simple and elegant watches. The face is very clear, without any unnecessary details, the most popular colors are white, silver and ecru. The watch case is usually silver or gold (either classic or pink) and polished really well. They are usually quite small to fit beneath the cuff. The strap is obviously made of natural leather, color of which should match the color of your shoes. They are highly universal and can be worn with casual attire – it’s good to have a spare strap of a different, less formal than black color. They are a good choice for anyone who values elegant and convenient solutions those watches under 1k.
What to wear every day?
Everyday watch is the most popular choice. They are the most universal because they are somewhere in between the classic and sport watches. They are usually a bit bigger and thicker than the ones you are used to wear with a suit. The face and watch-case have usually much more details and functions. You can wear them with a leather strap or you can go more casual and choose a metal bracelet or a NATO (nylon) strap.
They are great for any less formal occasion, and some of them even fit a wide range of clothes, ranging from formal up to a typical work attire. A wise move is a silver case, because it’s good for almost any occasion and a set of straps, which you can easily switch to always fit whatever it is that you are wearing.
For the active
Sports watches are usually big with more modern and colorful designs. Most of the time they are water-resistant and shock-resistant, what makes them a lot more durable. They are a great choice for any active person but are also becoming more and more popular option that goes well with casual work attire.