Every day, most people glance at their cell phones or a wall clock to check the time. Phones are a convenient timepiece in most circumstances and it’s rare to spot anyone wearing a watch that doesn’t also double as a smart device in this day and age. But, there’s still a place for luxury watches in the modern world. Men’s luxury watches are a magnificent addition to any wardrobe and can complement just about any style. Moreover, they’re a functional accessory that can help you keep time without requiring a recharge. Whether you’ve worn a wristwatch before or are just deciding to add one to your life, a luxury watch could be right for you. Here are five reasons to consider getting one.
Watches Never Go Out of Style
A watch is a timeless accessory. They’re almost always in style and despite the proliferation of smart technology (like smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches), they’re still a popular, in-demand item. While the watch industry may not be as old as some other industries, it has a history that goes back hundreds of years. That said, the industry has changed drastically over the years. What was once a cottage industry is now a global business. And it’s a multi-billion dollar one at that. Every year, millions of people buy luxury and designer watches. These aren’t the cheap $10 watches you’ll find at big box stores. Instead, they’re luxurious, elegant, and meticulously designed. People also love them. That’s one reason they never go out of style. Aside from that, designer watches are a status symbol, a sign of wealth, and one of the most luxurious accessories one can wear. Certain styles may come and go, but it seems as if watches will always be in fashion somewhere.
Fits Any Style
Designer and luxury watches work well with any style, fashion, or outfit. They are the perfect accessory for both men and women of all ages. That makes perfect sense, considering they come in a variety of styles, colors, and different types of watch bands. When you’re choosing a watch, you’ll want to find one that matches your personal taste and lifestyle. Some factors to consider are:
- Durable stainless steel or leather straps
- Swiss movement quality
- Minimalistic faces that are easy to read
- High-quality craftsmanship
- A warranty
- Inner workings
- Gold plating
The type of watch (chronograph, traditional watch, quartz, diving, etc.) is also an important consideration and should match the typical attire you normally wear.
A watch can show off your status or position in society. And why not? It’s a natural desire to show off your status. According to The Wall Street Journal, the way we show off status in offices has changed considerably over time but watches still say a lot about social status. CEOs wearing jeans and sneakers are a good example. Then there’s using smartphones to tell time and perform many other functions. Despite this, there’s still a place for a luxury watch in the professional world. People notice a high-end, designer watch, just like they notice your suit and shoes. It’s all part of interacting with others! There’s just something truly elegant about a luxury watch that makes it a fantastic accessory.
Wearing a watch is practical in today’s world. Even though smartphones are ubiquitous, having a watch can be useful and practical when your phone stops working (or if you forget to bring it along). A watch is a useful backup to your smartwatch or phone. Designer watches also have the benefit of being mechanical.
Think of your mechanical watch as you would your car. You wouldn’t keep driving it without getting it serviced once in a while or at least performing some routine maintenance. The same idea applies to your watch. Think about the lovely craftsmanship and care that goes into building each watch. The intricate parts need to be serviced sometimes to perform in tip-top shape. Most brands will offer a warranty that’s good for a few years. But after that, you need to take the time to perform regular maintenance. Service on such watches involves polishing, disassembly, lubrication, and re-sealing. It’s pretty complex and can take some time. Afterward, however, you have an amazing, highly functional watch that will last a long time—as long as you take care of it properly. With the right care, a good watch can last for generations and might make for a great family heirloom sometime in the future. But it’s up to you to make it happen.