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Watch Buying Guide

Posted on October 24, 2008
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Finding a wristwatch that perfectly fits your lifestyle and taste is not an easy task. Watches are so complex that even the best-dressed and most stylish men can stumble when it comes to choosing the right watch. So what should you consider when buying the perfect watch?

What is your lifestyle?

The first thing to consider is your lifestyle. Would you rather devour burgers and fries instead of having a five-course Italian meal? Does your office dress code require high maintenance? If you answer yes to these questions, then a casual watch might be the perfect choice for you. If you’re more on functions, consider a more practical wristwatch that you can wear to work everyday.

But if you’re an executive and find yourself in boardrooms every hour of the day, or fancy formal dinners with clients, then go for a dress watch. If you’re the type who takes pleasure in showing off your wealth, the high-end types may just be the right choice for you.

What features do you need?

When buying a casual or dress watch, consider the features that you really want. Do you want the date or calendar to be displayed on your watch? Do you need a watch that glows in the dark? Do you need something that has an alarm feature? What do you need, an analog or a digital watch? If you’re a sportsperson, go for a comfortable watch that is shock-proof and resistant to sweat and water.

What type of watch do you want?

When you’ve cleared your mind about your lifestyle needs and the features you want, it’s time to figure out which type of watch is a great choice. Digital watches are considered very casual, whereas analog watches are the more classic and formal type of watch type They’re perfect for dates, business, and other formal events. The analog/digital types are designed for utility. You can wear them to work and during your everyday routine.

Sports wristwatches are sleek and durable. They are a great choice if you engage in sports activities a lot. If you’re a tech-savvy guy, a gadget watch is for you. Remember, however, that a gadget watch is a conversation piece that often only interests tech-savvy people. This type of watch is usually not the best bet for attracting women.

Does it fit and match?

Regardless of its type, your watch shouldn’t move up and down when moving your arms. Also, it shouldn’t leave a mark on your wrist. A silver watch goes best with blacks, silvers, grays, and blues. Ideally, it is best to wear it at night. A gold watch matches with beiges, tans, browns, and any earth tone. It is best worn during the day.

Keep in mind also that, no matter how cool they are, digital watches match best with work attire or casual clothes than formal wear or business suits.

 
 

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