Most guys will want to Invest in a couple of great timepieces: One for everyday use and one that’s more dressy—and maybe a smartwatch in place of or in addition to those. A watch is probably the most-used piece of jewelry in a man’s ensemble, and when worn right, has the power to instantly elevate his outfit. From everyday wristwear to formal dressing, there are tons of watch models and styles. Just some general rules to follow: It’s typical etiquette to wear a watch on the opposite arm you write with so it doesn’t interfere with movements. Also, make sure it fits; you don’t want to have it hanging down your arm or appearing as if it’s cutting off your circulation (so hold onto the links!).
A classic metal, stainless steel, or a leather-band watch has enough versatility to be worn daily. When it comes to everyday watches, you have more leverage with the style. So that means a hefty, round face with some detailing like a subdial or date window, as well as textured bezel with a semi-busy band can add a masculine kick. As for color, this style works great in silver, black, gunmetal, or gold (like the stylish ones in the link below). Just steer clear of crystalized options.
Considering it’s the 21st century, this wouldn’t be a watch guide if we didn’t add a smartwatch. So long as your notifications don’t start firing off during meetings, then a smartwatch, like the Apple Watch or styles in the link below, can pass for an everyday watch, too. But nothing more than that. A watch shouldn’t clash with everything else you’re wearing, it should accentuate it, so if you have a knack for styling outfits, then go for the bolder colorful bands, in addition to the classic leather and metal options which are always safe.
When it comes time for a special occasion like a first date or a wedding, you will want to make sure your timepiece stands out. Typically, the simpler the watch the dressier the look. But you don’t have to rock a Rolex to master the ensemble. Instead, go for a watch that best mimics its sophisticated style. That means a medium-sized face with minimal detailing (like a dial and designer name), masculine numbers (like roman numerals), and an overall elegant aesthetic in a classic gold or silver tone (like the styles in the link below).Back to top