In the age of smartphones, technologically advanced smart watches and clocks, why wear a watch at all? Has that thought crossed your mind ever, like me? I spent a lot of my grey around it, and I can safely proclaim I know why.
It’s all about style and impact. A man with a sense of style understands that a wristwatch represents much more than what it’s designed to do. Much like a monogram inside a suit jacket, your wristwatch catches the eye at first look. It conveys a lot about personal taste, attitude and what kind of a personality the wearer carries.
That’s why choosing a watch can get overwhelming. There are so many things to consider. Aside from styles, there are countless features to be accounted for. Here are some things which might help you narrow down your options into a watch that bests suits your style and needs. To get a peek into what that means, start off browsing luxury segment like those of Cartier and Breitling watches at authentic retailers like Ethos Watch Boutiques that have been a benchmark in themselves.
STYLE 1: THE DRESS WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP
When you’re attending a formal event—anything from a traditional wedding to a black tie event—classic and understated 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.
Cartier Ronde Solo De Cartier Model
The Ronde Solo preserves the perfectly pitched classical elegance and signature Cartier features of the Ronde Louis Cartier watch that serves as its inspiration: Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands and rail-track minute circle. The Ronde Solo watch features a steel version of the bracelet. Roman and Arabic numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, alligator-skin strap with round scales, double adjustable folding steel buckle, calendar aperture at 3 o’clock.
STYLE 2: METAL FASHION WATCH, OR ACTIVITY-SPECIFIC WATCH
We would 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 fashion brand name attached to it.
Activity-specific refers to the features that are built-in to a watch for a specific purpose. Diving watches are built to withstand underwater pressure, pilot watches typically have bigger numerals and dials so they’re easily read and adjusted at a glance.
Carl F. BuchererPatraviAutoDate
The PatraviAutoDateTwoTone is a highlight in many respects. The way it not only harmonizes perfectly with almost all gold and platinum tones but also goes well with a wide range of styles makes it the perfect companion, either as a tasteful accessory or an elegant eye-catcher.
STYLE 3: QUARTZ WATCH FOR WORK MODE
If you are looking for a watch you can rely on for accuracy, we would recommend a quartz watch. You never have to worry about winding it or wearing it in order for it to work. In Quartz watches, a specially designed battery activates a Quartz crystal inside the movement that vibrates approximately 33 times per second. These vibrations translate into impulses by a computer chip that drives an electronic motor, which moves the watch’s hands.
Breitling Colt Chronograph
Breitling mixes and matches both polished and brushed surfaces on the metal, but as is their norm, much of the Colt case itself is in polished steel. Over the dial is a domed AR-coated (on both sides) sapphire crystal and the cases are water resistant to 200 meters – which is probably good enough for most consumers. The Breitling Colt watch dials have pretty good contrast and a lot of lume on the hands and hour markers, which make them feel like very functional tool-style watches.
STYLE 4: EVERYDAY CASUAL WATCH
This is the kind of watch you wear on weekends, running errands, seeing a movie, things like that. You’re not going anywhere in particular and you don’t need a special watch for the occasion.
Calvin Klein Core Collection City
The watch is known for their unique design, good values and versatile appearance. The watch is more than time-teller; it even tells about your personality and gives it a new definition.