How to Choose a Watch for Men- A Simple Buying Guide
They say that a man’s taste for clothes and style can be seen by just the outfit and the
watch they are wearing. I actually agree. Just look at a man that wears a watch and one
that doesn’t. I am willing to bet that you will choose a man that wears a timepiece over
the one that doesn’t simply because a watch can dramatically improve one’s style,
among other things.
Today, I am going to be giving you a simple buying guide to help you choose the best
watches for men.
The Most Important Things to Consider When Buying a Men’s Watch
Price is always going to be a major consideration when you are on the market to buy a
watch. That being said, depending on the budget that you have set for yourself, you can
narrow down your choices if you have a measly budget.
Let’s break it down. If you have less than $200 to spend on a watch, you will most likely
buy a quartz watch, one that has a leather or plastic strap, and you are most likely going
to choose either a smartwatch or a sports watch.
Go up a tier higher up the $300-$700 range, you can find automatic watches in this
category. You have much more freedom in terms of watch straps in that you can buy
one that uses leather, stainless steel, resin, and even carbon fiber. Orient and Botta
Design watches are great in this price range.
For watches that are above $1000, you can expect to buy a luxury watch like a Rolex,
Breitling, Omega, and so much more. Of course, you pretty much can buy any watch
that you want at this point, but make sure you buy one that you really like.
The style of the watch will depend on your use-case. If you want a designer watch, go
immediately for the most well-renowned brands. For dress watches that are specifically
for formal events, you want either a leather or a gold watch strap and a simple watch
face that just tells the time. Make sure that it uses sapphire glass so that it won’t
scratch, especially if you are in a room full of people.
If you are more into sports watches, ideally, you’d want one that has a larger watch face
with bezels that have prominent markings to make things easier for you to discern under
certain conditions. Of course, you need to have that level of water-resistance as well
since you are going to subject your watch to the water or any other unforgiving
Nothing is more unflattering than to wear a watch that doesn’t fit your wrist. Ideally, you
want to measure your wrist so that you can give those measurements to the seller. They
will then be able to give you certain recommendations based on the measurements that
you have provided.
If you really do not know where to look, just go for the more prominent brands. No
matter what you buy from their catalog, you are assured of amazing quality.