Choosing a watch as a man is a big decision. So many men love watches, how they work, basically what makes them tick. At the same time a good watch is also a status symbol and it’s possible to have a good quality watch for all occasions. For women it is shoes, handbags and jewellery, for men it is the watch that they wear.
Another thing you need to remember when you buying a good quality men’s watch is that men do know their watches. This can make the buying process daunting and overwhelming. If you are buying for yourself, then you will have some idea on what you are looking for, but if you are buying for a friend or a relative, then it can be harder to pinpoint which one you think will suit them best and meet their unique requirements.
Buying the right watch is similar to buying a class of single malt reserve compared to the everyday run of the mill whiskey you can buy in any shop. When it comes to a good quality watch, it needs to be the single malt, something that you can be proud to wear and that is an investment, rather than a cheap watch that is likely to stop working any minute and does not provide you with the status you are looking to achieve.
Then there is the choice between quartz or automatic. There is something very old school about winding your watch to help it keep time. At the same time, when living a busy lifestyle, it is very easy to forget to wind your watch, thereby having the wrong time on you when you need it most. With automatic watches, they have an automatic mechanism which can be trusted to help the watch keep accurate time, ideal for those who manage busy lifestyles on a daily basis.
Know the different styles and identify which style is going to be the best one for you. There is the dress watch, which is smart and perfect for those evening meals and also for corporate wear. A dress watch looks spectacular if you are wearing a suit. Then there is the diving watch, which is the best choice for anyone who is active. These watches are waterproof and also usually have extra strength to manage the sporting activities thrown at them each day.
The driving watch and the aviator watches are also very distinguished and unique and can be great additions to your collection when a dress or diving watch doesn’t fit the description for your outfit on the day.
It is important when you are selecting a good quality watch that you focus on what type will best meet your needs. Look at your lifestyle. Where do you spend most of your time? Do you spend your days dressed in a suit sitting in an office setting? Then a dress or driving watch is for you. If you work outdoors, then a diving or aviator watch is for you. Of course if when you leave the office, you enjoy adrenaline sports, then it is definitely worthwhile having one of each.
Always measure your wrist so you know what size wrist band you need. Most watches adjust, but it is worthwhile knowing and checking the watch for size before making any purchases.
The final important thing when choosing a watch for a man is to compare the prices from one company to the next. Once you have decided on a particular watch and model, then you can shop around to find that perfect match.