Posted by beatleguy64 on Apr 28, 2012 in Jewelery & Accessories | 3 comments
What are the different styles of watches and what kind of outfits should they be worn with?
Sort of a broad question. There’s two basic defining characteristics, though: the face and the band.
Faces vary in shape, size, and style. Smaller and rectangular with minimal details is more modern and sleek; big and round with lots of clunky metal is more old-fashioned. Either one can be business-appropriate as long as it’s not ridiculously overdone. Keep in mind that you’ll want all your metals to match, so if you tend to wear silver belt buckles, rings, etc., get a silver watch face. Same goes if your accessories are mostly gold-tone.
Bands can be metal, leather, or cloth. Cloth are almost always casual, while the other two are both business-appropriate. It’s nice to get a watch face that can take multiple bands and then get both a black and a brown leather band for it — that way you’ll always be able to match your belt and shoes.
As far as outfits, I’d say a man should be wearing a watch just about every day. They look good and they’re a gesture that you’re prepared and on top of your life in a way that fishing in your pocket for a cell phone whenever you want to know the time just doesn’t compare to.
Two ‘rules’ I read somewhere:
1. During the daytime gold and brown are preferred. During the nighttime silver and black are preferred.
2. The simpler the watch is, the dressier it is. (Note that “simple” does not at all imply that the watch is cheap.) The more complexions (e.g. chronographs) the more casual. (Even though it may cost a fortune.)
Analog watches are more formal than digital watches, a digital watch may not be suitable for business settings. You can also opt for a pocket watch because it is a very classy piece for your style. The best watches for formal attires are the simpler watches. Not watches with a million designs or hands or numbers. 12 numbers, 3 hands, and a nice plain face will nicely compliment an already nice outfit.
Hope this helps!
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