Perhaps you are looking to find one for your partner, or maybe the watch is supposed to be a much-deserved gift to yourself. Whichever instance may apply, there are some well-established rules to selecting a quality men’s watch that could help you. We have taken some of those classic rules and turned them into easy guidelines in this post, so that anyone can go through them to get the info they need on how to buy men’s watches.
The Brand Name Holds All the Importance When it Comes to Watches
As long as we are discussing watches, nothing else holds as much importance as the brand name itself, be it a watch for men or women. However, as the watch has always been the most important fashion accessory for men, paying attention to brand names is even more important here. Watchmaking or clockmaking is an ancient and highly revered art, handed down only to a select few every generation.
If you are looking for exclusive watchmakers, names such as Patek Phillippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet should be at the top of your list. However, if you are interested in luxury Swiss watches that are in line with the premium fashion trends of this year, we recommend checking out the entire collection unveiled during Versace for Men SS21 (Spring – Summer 2021). From the leather strapped, Versace Black Greca Chrono Watch, to the Silver V-Chrono Watch with a stainless-steel strap, you will find a luxury watch for men with every type of personality there.
Choose a Watch Based on the Man’s Sense of Fashion
Times have changed a lot and so has fashion for men to accommodate those changes. Therefore, simply buying a Rolex may not be the best choice anymore, at least not for everyone. Whether the watch is for you, or for someone else, the prime idea should be that of buying a timepiece that complements one’s sense of fashion.
There is also a lifestyle aspect to it, but we will get to that in the next section. First, we suggest taking a closer look at the kind of dressing trends the man follows. What they wear in office is not as relevant here, since most have to follow quite similar dressing codes at work. What a man wears to social occasions is more important, if a watch is to be chosen based on his fashion sense. It may not agree with yours, but always remember who the gift is for. If the gift is for yourself, the choice should be much easier of course.
Choose a Watch Based on the Man’s Lifestyle
Do you lead an active, sporty lifestyle? If so, then the aforementioned Versace sports watch collection would be just as stylish for you, as it would be functional. Is the man about to receive the gift someone who loves to dive and snorkel on vacations? Then they may appreciate an Omega Seamaster, or a Rolex Submariner more. Are you someone who spends a lot of time in tailored business suits? Then you have a long list of classic, dress watches to choose from, with nearly every premium brand. In fact, it is easier to choose a watch when you are a workaholic, given the sheer volume of choices every luxury designer and watchmaker will offer in this category!
Choose a Watch Based on the Occasion
When you are looking for a watch that will help you accessorize a preplanned attire, choosing becomes easy. Just stick with a trusted premium brand, and do not make any of the following mistakes:
Do Not Clash Leathers – if there is a leather strap on your watch, it should be of roughly the same color as the leather of your belt and shoe. This means that you cannot wear a black leather or even rubber strap watch, if the shoes and the belt are brown, ox-blood, etc. It does not have to be of the exact same shade mind you, but black and brown is a bad mistake to make for a fashion-conscious man.
Big Dials and Formals Do Not Go Together – If your watch has a big dial and you are wearing a suit, or even just a blazer with chinos in a semi-formal social gathering, it’s a mistake that men should preferably avoid making. Dress watches with leather straps are the way to go, but even if you choose a metallic bracelet strap, ensure that the metal is dark, and the dial less pronounced.
These are only guidelines, and if you wish to break a few norms and try something new, do go for it. On the other hand, if someone buys a men’s watch after following these guidelines, they are much more likely to end up with an impressive timepiece, be it for themselves or for someone else.