It’s about that time! Get it? Hilarious jokes aside, let’s take a minute to discuss the wide world of watches. It’s pretty easy to get your hands on a great watch these days, but not all watches are created equal. There are certain times when you can actually wear the wrong type of watch. Here’s a run down on everything I know about watches.
A lot of my watches are made to be pretty slim on my wrist. I’m not a huge fan of chunky pieces unless it’s for a specific occasion.The benefit of a slim watch is that it’s going to be more subtle and not draw too much attention, while still remaining totally classic.
I’ll wear my slim watches with just about any outfit, whether jeans and a tee or a suit. You can get them with a leather NATO style band or in full metal.
For men, you’ll want to get a face that’s at least a size 38MM. This is a description of the diameter of the face of the watch. Anything smaller than that is more appropriate for women because they have smaller wrists. I personally don’t like to wear anything bigger than a 44mm face because it starts to get too bulky.
There are a million and one different styles of watch out there, and having options is always great. Slim is my preference, but chunky can be a great statement piece for the office or a special occasion. Digital watches are great for working out but shouldn’t be worn to the office (unless you work at Outdoor Magazine or something).
I wouldn’t recommend splurging on a trendy watch with a giant face and tons of different dials and knobs. It’s likely to go out of style and lose its value. Your better off spending the money on something classic and simple.
How to Find the Right Watch
What I’d recommend is going watch shopping at the mall or wherever and making sure that you wear an outfit that’s common to what you’ll be wearing the watch with.
If you’re looking for something to wear to the office, put on a long sleeve shirt so you know how it fits with your sleeves. It’s annoying when your watch is a hindrance on your outfit because of how it fits under your sleeve.
Having a go to watch in silver and gold is great. When you’re not sure what to get, I’d recommend grabbing something basic and silver so it goes with everything and doesn’t stand out too much. Also, something with adjustable straps is fun because straps are inexpensive and can be swapped out to match your outfit.
Leather bands are my personal favorite because of their versatility. A simple watch with a black or brown leather band can beworn with just about anything and look good.
How Much Should I Spend?
Realistically, I would recommend spending as much as you can afford. It’s true that there’s not a ton of difference between a watch that costs $150 or $500, but if you’re able to go all out on a $1,500-$3,000 piece, it’s probably going to be worth it.