5 types of watches every guy should own
“So why wear one at all,” you may ask?
A man of class understands a wristwatch represents much more than what it’s designed to do.
Much like attention-getting socks or a cheeky monogram inside a suit jacket, a wristwatch showcases the wearer’s personality. It can also convey his taste, wealth and so on.
Also, unlike women, men don’t have many jewelry options when it comes to accessorizing their base outfit.
We can style away with bracelets, necklaces, rings—not all at once.
Since we’re striving for classic and timeless when possible, here are five watch styles to add to your growing collection. When you find yourself in
STYLE 1 & 2: THE DRESS WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP
When you’re attending a formal event, anything such as a traditional wedding, classic and simple is best.
Your accessories should match the formality of the event itself, and when it comes to your watch, a simple style with a light-colored face and black leather strap is perfect. For “dressy casual” or business casual situations when you’re still in a suit and / or tie, a similar watch with brown leather band would fit the bill.
STYLE 3: METAL FASHION WATCH, OR ACTIVITY-SPECIFIC WATCH
I’d classify a fashion watch as something that can be used in a variety of casual situations, and combines form and function in a way that speaks to your personal style. This may or may not have a brand name attached to it
Sometimes, a fashion watch can be worn in dressier situations.It’s flexible because its design is understated and its face unadorned “Activity-specific” refers to the features that are built-in to a watch for a specific purpose. Diving watches are built for divers to withstand underwater pressure, pilot watches have bigger numerals and dials so they’re easily read and adjusted at a glance.
All this to say, you don’t necessarily have to be a pilot, a diver, or a race-car driver to enjoy watches that are specifically built and designed for these activities.
A lot of it comes down to preference, so if you like something and can afford it, buy it. Just make sure you’re wearing it in the right situations–in this case, not to a formal event.
STYLE 4: SPORT WATCH WITH RUBBER STRAP
Sport watches are fun to have when you’re at gym, playing sports, or just being active in any kind of activity. They’re usually more lightweight and able to take a beating.
My personal favourite always have a rubber strap, easily cleaned after the game or a strenuous workout. Depending on your sport of choice, these watches usually have built-in features like timers, water resistance (for diving and swimming), backlit screens or dials ,even compasses and altimeters.
STYLE 5: EVERYDAY CASUAL WATCH
This the kind of watch you wear on weekends, seeing a movie, things like that which you do everyday.
You’re not going anywhere in particular and you don’t need a special watch for the occasion.There are plenty of options that come in leather (like the Black and Tan) or metal, and some whose bands you can swap out for nylon.