The Watch To Fit Your Style

A good watch remains one of the best accessories a man can have, but the choices of watch seem to be endless. Classic, classy, sporty, diving, and minimal, it's all available in the watch world, which can make it somewhat difficult to choose the right watch for your style. The best deciding factor will usually be your personal taste, as you are the only person who needs to love the kind of watch you wear.


Watches can range wildly in pricing from next to nothing at any typical fashion store to the price of a good car, it can be difficult to decide on the right watch when the scope of availability is so vast. For the first time buyer of a nicer watch, buying something like a Rolex or a Patek Philippe may be a mistake.

Not only do you need to be sure that this is a watch you will love for many years to come, but you also need to be able to wear the watch on a daily basis and not be heartbroken at a potential scratch or two. For the average person looking for a daily wear, the high-end, expensive market is not the way to go. While expensive is often not the best possible choice, extremely cheap isn't always a wise idea either.

Some watches are cheap because of poor quality components that will damage and break easily. For the best possible experience, aim for the $100 to $500 range. In this price range there are a lot of good mechanical and automatic watches which look good and will last for many years to come.

Watch Style For The Dress

As with any accessory, watches look their best when properly matched with the rest of your outfit. Wearing something classy like a Grand Seiko while dressed for a hiking adventure will stand out like a sore thumb. Stick to the style that best matches your outfit choices.

Black Tie

When it comes to black tie events, standing out with a watch that has a lot of features, movements or complications is not appropriate at all. For this nature of event, simplicity is the best feature you could look for. A clean and standard dress watch will go a long way to make you stand out while not being an eyesore. When looking for a dress watch to match a suit and tie, stick to dark leather bands, silver or gold is generally considered tasteless for the occasion.


Business attire is where the gold and silver bands can really shine through. When wearing business attire, metal and leather bands are perfectly acceptable, the only precaution should be to avoid a watch face and dial with too many complications and features. Complications like chronographs and day/date displays are perfectly acceptable, but diving watch dials and skeletonized faces can become too much for the workplace. Keep it simple and clean.

Business Casual

Business casual is a great place to show off your real taste in watches, as here a lot of the rules start to blur. The only types of watches that should be avoided with business casual are dress watches, as they can seem a bit too classy for the occasion. Pilots, divers, chronographs and field watches are all great choices for business casual wear.


The informal nature of casual dress favours more complicated and colourful watches that are perfect for wearing when relaxing and browsing A brightly coloured face or band can be a great way to bring an extra pop of colour to any casual clothes. It may be wise to avoid dress and other special occasion watches, other than that, anything can look good.


A watch more for function than form, when partaking in outdoor activities like sport or working outdoors, rugged watches that can take a few knocks are best. Field watches will be the best suit, but divers and digital can also make for an awesome change of look. Chronographs and pilots may be a bit too much for the occasion, even if only for fear of damaging the watch.


When it comes to the right watch for the occasion, there are many exceptions to the rule. Feel free to try a watch that would not conventionally match your outfit, as you may find a fantastic combination.

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