|How to pick a watch that's right for you
If you're like most men, you know a watch does more than tell time! Watches represent alot of different things to a lot of different people-your personal style, your income, your personality, basically your cool. Here are some helpful hints about choosing a watch that's right for you.
1) Consider Your Job
Are you an outdoors man, whose in the elements all the time, or do you find yourself in alot of restaurants dealing with clients. Whatever you do, you should consider the wear and tear on your watch. If your outdoors and have a physical job, considering a scratch proof, water resistant watch should be a priority, as well as it being more compact so there is less chance of it getting in the way. For the career man, style is more a priority, because whether you realize it or not, clients do notice these things! Other things to consider, where and who are these clients? If you travel alot, you may want a watch that can show different time zones and dates. Do you meet in a nice restaurant or is your local burger place ok? The finishings on the watch should reflect your clientele.
2) Consider your Lifestyle or Hobbies
Obviously in these economic times, price is an issue for most, so remember your budget when considering your watch, but we've seen some great looking watches for under $100.00, so a great price does not mean you have to sacrifice a great style. Another key point to think about is your wardrobe. Does you watch go with the majority of it? If not then you don't have the right watch! You may want to consider having 2 watches-one for your casual dress and one for your work attire. What about your hobbies? Again, if your an outdoors type, your watch should take this into consideration. Do you sail or hunt, consider a watch with a timer, or temperature gauge.
3) Consider Your Personality and Body Type.
Do you have the patience to fiddle around with a bunch of gadgets to find what you need or do you need your information immediately. Are you old school and like those old analog watches or more modern so digital is the way for you. Perhaps you like the classics, so maybe an antique watch would work best for you. Whatever your personality, your watch should reflect this. Another important point is your body type, if your a big strapping lad, a dainty sleek watch won't work and will be overpowered by your wrists, so remember the bigger you are, the bigger your watch should be to match!
For Under $100.00-Fossil and Kenneth Cole and Seiko make some great looking and functional watches. If you like old school, Casio is still ticking. We really liked Fossil's Analog Silver Dial ($65.00), classic and fit to match any wardrobe, you can't go wrong.
Between $100-$1000.00-Citizen, Tag Heuser and Movado were our favorites. We liked Citizen's Stiletto ($275.00), a gorgeous watch, suited for any style.
Over $1000.00-Rolex, Omega Seasmasters and Baume and Mercier watches were our favorites. There were so many to choose from, we couldn't pick just one!