The men's watch is a status accessory that adds charm and style to the wearer. In this guide, we will explore how to match the watch to different occasions and how to wear it without making style mistakes. The men's watch is one of the most important accessories that define a man's outfit. It adds a touch of style, but only if it is well coordinated for the occasion.
In this guide, we will imagine the typical occasions that most men experience in their daily routine, and we have identified an ideal watch model for each of them. Today, the watch is considered more of a fashion accessory that enhances our outfit rather than a practical object, as it was once seen. This is due to two main factors.
The first factor is the rise of mobile phones. The habit of checking the time has shifted from the wrist to the phone screen. Nowadays, most of us instinctively reach for our smartphones to know the time. Ironically, we may still check our phones even when wearing a watch.
The second factor is that watches are now designed as aesthetic masterpieces. They are works of art, both in terms of design and price. Wearing a watch carries a certain responsibility due to the status symbol it represents.
Before we dive into practical tips, let's first explore how to wear a men's watch.
In this column, we will focus on men's wristwatches, excluding pocket watches that are never adjusted and are reinvented for contemporary fashion. Avoid men's watches with oversized cases. Today, manufacturers indulge in their collections by presenting a wide selection of watches with diverse dials, such as those from the Hugo Boss watch catalog on the chic-time.fr website.
Properly Wearing a Men's Watch: Positioning Tips
The watch should be positioned just behind the most prominent bone of the wrist, that is, the protrusion on the outside of the wrist. Few people know that the watch should never be placed near the hand, as it is an unforgivable style mistake. Wear your men's watch in a way that the strap fits well on your wrist. Not too tight, but not too loose either. Seeing the watch move on the wrist with every arm movement and annoyingly falling onto the back of the hand (perhaps even making an annoying metallic sound) is not the best in terms of style. As a general rule, adjust the strap so that you can insert a finger between the wrist and the strap: this will be the most correct adjustment.
Choosing the Right Wrist to Wear Your Watch: Right or Left?
In reality, there is no specific style rule for choosing which wrist to wear a men's watch on. Even fashion gurus give freedom of choice in this regard. The principle is that the watch, no matter how elegant it may be, should not hinder the movement of the hands. That's why most people tend to wear it on their weaker wrist.
Many people are unaware that when choosing the right watch to match your outfit, all you need to do is pair it with your shoes. We're not talking about color coordination, but rather style coordination; sport shoes go with a sport watch, elegant shoes go with an elegant watch. If your clothing falls in the middle range, meaning casual wear like loafers, boots, or other classic shoe styles, a steel or titanium watch would be the best choice.
When should men wear a sports watch and when should they not?
Why give up wearing a men's watch even when wearing sportswear?
In this case, the rule is simple, comfortable, lightweight, and practical if you have to engage in particularly demanding activities (jogging or other sports). In this case, you will opt for a watch that offers maximum comfort: rubber, plastic, or other super lightweight materials for both the straps and dials, also to avoid injuring someone during a sudden movement (for example, during a football match or in the gym).
Men's Watch for the Office
The watch for men comes in many variations for those who like to wear it even at work. The professional environment often becomes a place where every man must show character and determination: with the boss, with colleagues, with employees or with clients and suppliers. Wearing a watch, in addition to being an extremely useful accessory, becomes a symbol of status. All the world's powerful men wear a watch on every occasion.
Obviously, if it's for work, the choice should be for a classic model that is not too flashy or elegant: those with a steel bracelet are more suitable.
But, depending on the type of work, your men's watch will not only be a style element but will also become a practical ally for marking time and your commitments. For example, there are super-technological ones that may lose elegance but increase their usefulness: men's watches that allow you to answer mobile phone calls, receive notifications of incoming emails with synced accounts, and even surf the web, on occasion.
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