In this day and age wearing a wrist watch seems almost retarded. Much of the time you’re probably in front of a computer screen and the time is a glace away and there is always that cell phone you never leave home without. It’s right there in your pocket and you know that no matter what, if it’s getting a signal you’re getting the correct time.
Men, real men, men who live their life with direction and purpose wear watches. Why do they wear watches you might ask? First thank you for asking and second if you are asking you might want to write this down.
A wristwatch serves several purposes for men the most important of these is creating his image. What does a man wearing a wristwatch convey to others? It shows that the mans time is valuable to him. He’s probably not going to spend his time sitting around a drum circle singing “Kumbaya”. Write that down if you’re looking for a job or planning to attend any meeting. There is also the bonus of glancing at your wristwatch subtly and often if you’re looking for an escape from the immediate situation. A few quick glances and without even opening your mouth you have established that time is running out.
The kind of watch you wear tells the world a lot about you. A Timex tells the world that your time is valuable, you are a no nonsense kind of guy, and you might be around situations in which a wristwatch might not survive and it’s not worth investing a lot of money into wrist jewelry. After all it is one of the very few pieces of jewelry (a real watch has jewels inside it) that a man can wear.
The there’s the Breitling. Breitling makes somewhat expensive military watches that don’t make you look like you’re prancing off to the Broadway musical. If you hunt around for a bit you might find one for about 3K in a pawn shop or some estate sale. They project success and accomplishment in a manly way and the name is well known in affluent circles. The watch itself is very recognizable. I can identify a Breitling from 20 feet away.
There are also many very respectable watches in the under 2k zone like Mavado, Seiko, Citizen, Tag Heuer, Omega, Invicta, etc. Here’s a little video to help you find one under $1,000.
Aside from the Mavado you want a heavy watch. A Roxlex for example is a very heavy watch because it is a mechanical watch with several jewels inside. A heavy watch will also wear the hair off your wrist so that even in the sauna (don’t wear your watch in the sauna) people will know your time is valuable. Even a $500 dollar watch can be passed on to a son and he’ll be happy to have it especially if you’ve warn it for 20 years and it becomes considered vintage.
Women are also more attracted to men who wear wrist watches just try to stay away from the sports watches. They know that mans time is valuable so they want to take up some of it to validate themselves. Get a watch that looks like you mean business and save your sports watches for underwater cave diving. Many men have several watches for different occasions so wrist watches for men are often a sizable investment. Mavado for the opera or any Black Tie event, Invicta for a business meeting or going to a club, and Seiko for shopping and casual social events is a good goal to set if you’re beginning your collection.
So how do you want the world to see you?