Men’s watches come in many brands, styles, and different price tags. You may be wondering which watch do I choose? How much do I spend?
To help you out, here are tips you can use when choosing watches for men.
Type of Watch
Do you need a watch for formal wear or a rugged one for when you are going for adventures?
There are different types of watches to fit various circumstances. There are dress, diver, field, racing, and aviator watches. A dress watch is best worn with formal outfits such as business suits and sharp casual. It is not advisable to wear, jeans and a t-shirt. It is thin, has a leather or metal band, and with no complications except for date or moon display.
A field watch is rugged with a canvas or leather band, titanium or stainless steel case, no complications, and easy to read numbers. They are great for adventure, business casual, and casual wear.
A dive watch is water-resistant, with a metal band and no complications. It is best suited for casual wear, sportswear, and business wear.
A pilot (aviator) watch is for pilots. It has a leather band that is easy to read, has a date, and may have a chronograph. It is suitable for casual wear and not formal wear.
Choose a watch that is suitable for the occasion.
Do you prefer a mechanical, quartz or battery watch? Mechanical watches are the most expensive and are usually luxurious. They have an intricate design, are handcrafted, and a mainspring powers them.
Quartz watches have a simple design; they are slightly expensive. They are powered by battery and quartz crystals.
Battery watches are the cheapest, and they run using the power of a battery.
Features/Complications You Need
Do you need a chronograph? Watches have varying complications or features. Complications include chronograph, dates, moon phases, alarms, and calendars.
Also, complications are a matter of personal preference. For instance, a watch that combines a tachymeter with a chronograph can calculate the distance traveled, fuel consumption, and speed.
A watch for formal occasions should have one or no complications while a sporty watch can have more.
Now that you know the type of watch you need, then it is time to take the measurements.
A good watch is one that fits you. Not too tight and neither too loose. Choose a watch that is proportional to your wrist. If you are heavily built with a large wrist, choose a larger watch. If your wrist is small, then go for a smaller one.
If your wrist has a circumference of 6 to 7 inches, choose a watch with a case diameter of 38-42mm. If your wrist measures more than 7 inches, then select a 44-46mm wide one.
The easiest way to know if a watch fits you is to try it on.
You can find a watch of $10 and another at $8,000. You may ask how much do I spend?
It will depend on the type of watch you want. A luxury watch can cost you thousands of dollars, but you can also find great watches at less than $200.
There are cheaper watches that are of good quality. Choose a watch that suits your budget and needs.