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There’s nothing more stately than a great watch. That much is a fact. It’s the staple jewelry for men, more apparently so when it comes to formal events. Women have necklaces and earrings, and they can certainly forego watches for bracelets, bangles and other jewelry intended for the hands. But for the fellas? There’s nothing that beats a good-looking watch.

The watch industry, specifically wristwatches, has been one of the industry’s hard hitters since it came into fashion a few decades ago. Horology or the science of time measurement has been around for centuries, starting from humble beginnings in ancient Mesopotamia, where the early Egyptians used to tell time through observing an obelisk’s shadows.

Today, watches are as ubiquitous as human clothing. In fact, watches have become part of the orthodox way of dressing up. To say that it’s a mainstay is an understatement. With the advent of technology, today’s wristwatches are now smartwatches, with amazing abilities unheard of just a few years back.

So whether you’re going to the beach or just having a casual stroll in the park on a Sunday evening, or fulfilling a life’s milestone, donning a watch is imperative. At this point, it should be an impulse to wear one actually. And should be a part of your prep every time you go out.

Why should you wear a watch every single time you go out of the house, you may ask? Well, for the simple reason that it makes you exponentially attractive, plus the reasons below:

Watches, first and foremost, are great ornamentations.

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Fact: The right watch will dress up even the shabbiest of clothes. And it will certainly deck out a nice ensemble. Elevate the way you look with the right watch on your wrist. Going for brunch on Sundays? A sleek, casual looking timepiece will make your outfit more bomb. Doing golf with the boys? A sports one should be apt. There’s a right watch for every occasion.

A luxury wristwatch is a statement piece, and when you’re wearing one, you’ll certainly not only feel good, you’ll look instantly and dramatically better. Why do you think the rich guy sporting a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona gets all the girls? That’s right – because he’s wearing the right watch for the right occasion.

Watches are convenient.

When you’re sporting a wristwatch, you conveniently have something that reminds you what time of day it is, thereby giving you the right perspective of what you should be doing and where you should be. Having a watch on your hand is like having a personal assistant keeping tabs on you, pushing you to be better.

There’s certainly the argument that a smartphone can do all of what a watch can do, and more. But in that fact that smartphones can do more lies, it’s very weakness: when you have a device that you can text, call, and play games on and not to mention, communicate with the world, it’ll be the last thing on your mind to check the time on it.

Watches are pieces of art.

Well, the right ones for that matter. The right watch will give you the attention of the right crowd, that much we’ve established, but those watches which are so exclusive that only a few people can get their hands to? Those are definitely conversation starters. The good news is that you won’t need to shell out ludicrous amounts of money to own one.

Remember that every great watch is in itself a piece of art. For this, look for established brands, the likes of Omega, Tag Heuer, Longlines and etc. When you can, get a watch with a mechanical movement and touting a “Made in Switzerland” inscription. Although, you can also get a great watch with brands like Timex, Seiko, even Apple.


By now, we should have established that owning a great watch should not only be a goal for every modern gentleman, but it should also be a minimum requirement. The reasons presented above should be more than enough for you to add a number of the watch in your collection. It should also make you consider wearing a watch every day.

Whether it’s manual-winding or mechanical, or even a smartwatch, getting one will not only augment your wardrobe, it will change your life’s disposition as well. So what are you waiting for? Make watch wearing a staple in your everyday life today!