Aside from a wedding band, a watch is one of the few decorative accessories that most men wear. And like any good accessory, the purpose dictates the form. But not every watch will work for every purpose.
With this in mind, we take a walk through the three watch-types that ever man should have in their arsenal.
The key words here are polished, professional and sensible. After all, this is a watch that will be worn with a two-piece suit and polished shoes. We believe that a metal band is more durable for everyday wear and conveys the right amount of maturity and strength. Ideally, the addition of a useful feature like a date window would not go astray with this watch, but just don’t go overboard with unnecessary features.
We recommend: The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Precision Date in stainless steel with 18 carat white gold bezel – $5,450.
The key words here are durable, rugged and utilitarian. After all, this is a watch that will be worn with jeans, loafers and a sturdy pair of Aviator sunglasses. Obviously, you want a watch the can deal with anything that the weekend can throw at it. A watch that is both shock and water resistant is going to go a long way to meeting the challenges of kids, friends and the great outdoors.
We recommend: The Rolex Submariner – $7,450.
Special Occasion Watch
The key words here are distinctive, timeless and elegant. After all, this is a watch that needs to take you from designer to tuxedo. We believe that craftsmanship is one of the most important factors in your choice. After all, you are looking for something that is understated but also incorporates a special feature or is made from a material that will really set it apart.
We recommend: Limited Edition Heritage Sports Tissot in sold 18 carat rose gold – $3,750.