Men’s watches are as much for telling time as they are for making a statement, and they’re the only accessory that a man can truly wear every day. It’s no wonder that many men enjoy collecting them — picking out different styles to go with different outfits, changing straps to suit specific occasions, and so on.
There are some general rules of thumb to consider when choosing which type of watch to wear for a lunch meeting with an important client, a night out at your local watering hole with friends, or an early-morning jog outside. Choosing the right watch is a must in every occasion. While there are no limits to the number of watches that a man should own, he should at least have a watch to cover each of his bases. The following are the 4 types of watches that ever man should have for each of the occasions he’ll come across in his life.
The Everyday Work Watch
Every man needs at least one basic watch that he can wear throughout a typical week at the workplace. The everyday watch should reflect a man’s status but at the same time it should avoid being too overpowering. For example, a diamond encrusted gold watch would be too obnoxious and flashy for an everyday watch. However, an everyday watch certainly should not be underwhelming either. The key characteristics to find are neutrality and durability. For that, stainless steel is an ideal choice because it does not rust, is pretty sturdy and its natural silver tone goes well with casual and semi-casual office attire.
The High-end Dress Watch
When a man attends a formal event or any situation that would call for a tuxedo, chances are definite that he will also need a proper dress watch. Unlike an everyday watch, a formal watch can be flashy and luxurious. After all, formal events are typically where one would want to show off their social status and wealth. When purchasing a dress watch you are generally only limited by their wallets and personal tastes. However, it’s best to avoid overly ostentatious watches that riddle the face with precious gems. Remember, a dress watch should remain classy.
The Relaxing Casual Watch
A casual watch is great to wear when you are hanging out with your buddies or enjoying a vacation. The key to a truly casual watch is a leather band, which are often overlooked. However, leather bands go great with a wide variety of styles which makes it extremely versatile. There are also other great casual substitutes such as mesh or cloth-like silicon. Casual watches should be trendy and can be worn with every day street clothes. Some casual styles can also be paired with formal attire.
The Functional Sports Watch
A casual or dress watch has no place in the gym or basketball courts. When exercising or engaging in outdoor activity, a man requires a proper sports watch. Multifunction digital watches are generally the only type of accessory that goes well with workout attire. These technology-enriched watches also offer many additional features such as stopwatch, heart rate monitor and alarm clock that will give you a lot of function on the go.