How to choose your watch smartly
You are going to the next interview or have a plan to meet someone special or want to attend a party with your colleagues, but confuse about your dressing style and fashion accessories. Because dressing well is not enough; you should have a good taste of gadgets as well. It is not secret that your style and representation can make a strong impression which defines your overall attitude. When we are talking about accessories, a wrist watch is the most conventional gadget which is hard to ignore. It’s not only just for showing the time; it’s a very powerful tool that describes your personality, shows the effort you do to improve yourself. While the world is full of watches from Rolex to Armani, from diving to sports, but it’s not easy to find a watch which is suitable for both your wrist and pocket. Like your clothing items, wrist watch should be well fitted in your wrist. But you don’t need to worry, because there is a watch for everyone. Here is how to choose your watch smartly.
Learn about the movements
It is the mechanism inside the watch which gives power to the engine that displays the time, date, day and month. A movement of the watch may be entirely mechanical or electronic or may be a blend of both. Based on the movements it is classified in two categories; Mechanical and Automatic.
It is called so because it uses a mechanism to measure the passage of time, which is completely opposite to the modern quartz. Firstly, these are not accurate like modern quartz watches and require periodic cleaning by professionals. These are the most high-end products and have been purchased only for exquisite reasons, appreciation for the craftsmanship. A manual watch is a mechanical watch which is neither self-winding nor electrically driven. Today, most of the mechanical watches are self-winding.
If you are a real watch lover then you like the watches which have only mechanical movements as an acceptable way of powering. Now the majority of the mechanical movements is automatics, but still, some manually-wound models are present. An automatic watch works due to the natural motion of the wearer’s wrist, which gives the energy to run the watch. Big brands like Rolex, Omega produce in-house movements and test it exhaustively before being put on sale.
So how to choose a perfect watch
Your watch should be matched with your dressing style otherwise, it will ruin your personality completely. Depending on the situation, profession, hobbies, watch also varies. Suppose you wear a suit on a daily basis due to your professional demand so sports watch should not be in your hand instead of formal watches. Also, you should think about your personality and your preferences like design or uniqueness or brand or price. If you buy only for your personal pleasure then you should consider the uniqueness and value of the brand. And if you want to show off people, then you should go for big brands. But you should avoid cheap watches at a discounted price because they don’t possess any value.
What is your style?
You are the person who is either in a profession where it’s mandatory to wear clothes that have been in style for the last century or you really love these types of outfit no matter whether you are in the office or at a date. So you should choose brands which have been around since last century like Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Omega etc. If you are a fan of streetwear or a sports enthusiast then you can consider Seiko, Diesel, Casio, and Citizen Etc.
In case you don’t have the budget for high-end brands
If your budget is tight, then don’t worry, because brands like Timex, Fastrack, and Titan are offering a wide range of watches at an affordable price. And also Casio, Tommy Hilfiger, and Fossil are offering their watches at a great price.
Should I consider about size?
There is no typical size of wrist watch just like there is no typical size of wrist. Usually, wrist watches fall in the 34-45mm range and average guys can use within this range. There was a time when people were using more than 55mm diameter, but honestly, you don’t need to go for more than 50mm even if you are a professional body builder.
Is strap important?
Usually, we overlooked the strap though it plays a major role to enhance the aesthetic of the watch. For dress watches leather straps are conventional style while the steel band looks macho at bulky watch.
How to choose the perfect color for wristwatch?
Sometimes we are not satisfied with the color even after choosing a premium brand. So how to overcome this problem?
- Black strap/Silver bracelet à Black shoe and black belt
- Brown strap à Brown shoe and brown belt
- Gold strap à Black shoe and black belt/gold belt buckle