The wristwatch is a very important accessory, not only because of its practical utility, but because it can tell very much about a person and how they see themselves. Watches are even more important when it comes to men’s fashion perhaps because they don’t have access to so many accessories as women do. Thus, it is important for a man to invest in a good watch that not only keeps the time well, but that is also elegant and pleasant to see. Men’s watches were even more important in the past because they were a very useful tool for any businessman or working man. Unlike women, men got to go to work and do important jobs, and for this they needed an accurate measurement of their time so they wouldn’t be late at a meeting or somewhere else important.
Having a wristwatch or a chain watch said that you were an important and busy man. When retiring after decades of work within a company, men would sometimes receive such a watch, perhaps a gold one if the bosses were more appreciative. The watch was given as thanks for all the years spent working there and it was supposed to have a sentimental value; it was even engraved with the employees name sometimes.
Today, men’s watches and women’s watches are more like a fashion statement. It can be quite easy for anyone to spot the differences between an expensive watch and a cheap one, so for men at least, they are a good way of showing your social status. Men’s watches come in a very large variety today and they are even divided for certain purposes. One can purchase an elegant and expensive watch to wear at important meetings or formal parties, a sports watch that can be safely worn while practicing different kinds of sports, or it can be a highly resistant watch that can be worn by someone doing risky tasks that can damage it.
Men’s watches come in numerous types today, and they can be digital, Swiss, quartz, automatic or chronograph. The strap can be made from ceramic, leather, fabric, plastic, rubber or a stainless metal. Some of the most famous and appreciated watch brands are Rolex, Casio, Cartier, Omega, Michael Kors, Invicta, TAG Heuer or Tissot. There are other qualitative brands as well, but these are the most expensive and most well done watches in the world. If you want a timeless, yet on-time watch that will last you a lifetime and perhaps even more, one of these brands probably has something for you. But you need to be prepared to pay good money, otherwise look for something else.