Part One of The Art of Choosing the Right Watch For Men
Any man who is serious about his look, and even more serious about his choice in watches, needs to read this quick guide to picking the right watch.
The modern wristwatch is a must for every man's wardrobe. Whether you are already a big fan of the luxury watch or someone who is only beginning to enjoy the benefits of the perfect timepiece, there is a lot to learn. When it comes to selecting your piece, you need to weigh up the pros and cons.
You should browse through the various styles and brands and know about the mechanical inner workings of each watch you inspect before you make your final selection.
This is what you need to know about choosing your next watch
The Inner Workings
One of the most commonly used terminologies associated with watches is the word "mechanical". It relates to the inner workings of the watch, well beyond the moving hands. The mechanical workings of any watch are really the heart of the timepiece.
There are three main types of watch movement's namely mechanical, quartz and automatic, each of which have their own list of pros and cons.
The Watch Complications
Many luxury wristwatches can do so much more than just tell the time. Most watches these days have features that will display dates, phases of the moon and even times from other time zones. There is also the chronograph which often takes the form of a stopwatch and tachymeters which are scales inscribed around the watch.
The watch complications that you consider are going to largely be based on your preferences as well as your needs. A dressier watch is likely to have no complications while a sporty watch might have plenty.
The Men's Style
From Rolex to Omega, Breitling and Chopard, men's luxury watches are just some of the renowned luxury brands that manufacture stunning watches for men. From function to style, these watches are broken down into 5 types namely the dress, the racing, the aviator, the diver and the field. Each has a unique look as well as unique complications that make them so suitable for their specific purposes.
The dress watch is generally one of the more popular watches and it is ideal for formal occasions while it also fits into the boardroom. This watch is far from casual.
The racing watch is flashier and quite bold, making it ideal for casual rather than formal affairs.
The aviator watch is generally a design inspired by pilots and looks good when wearing formal business attire but doesn't go well with a tuxedo.
The diving watch is one for adventurers. This watch is water resistant and ideal for the man who is going to be spending a lot of time outdoors.
The field watch is the most versatile of all watches and can easily transcend from daytime boardroom to casual downtime.
In the second part of this guide, we'll highlight the other factors to consider when buying a luxury watch.
If you have already made up your mind and you're on the lookout for a great watch, have a look at Topwatch's second-hand luxury watch collection.