For many guys, choosing the right wristwatch can be a bit difficult. With so many styles and brands to choose from, the simple act of shopping for a new timepiece can get confusing and stressful. That's why we prepared this simple men’s watch guide to help you select the right timepiece that will reflect your personality and compliment your style.
1. Choose a classy and minimalist design.
For your first watch, it’s best to choose a timepiece that features a classy and minimalist design. This kind of men's watches offer versatility. They can be worn on any situation or event and would compliment any outfit you have.
If you’re not yet ready to spend money on buying several watches for different outfits and events, then buying a classy and minimalist watch will give you the most bang for your buck.
2. Choose the right size.
When it comes to selecting the right size, there’s one thing you always need to keep in mind in - proportion. Proportion is the key to selecting a watch that will compliment your style and not look weird on your wrist.
If you’re a big man with a large wrist, then what’s suitable for you is a watch with a big face. Going after a timepiece that has a small face might make you look feminine.
On the other hand, if you’re a small guy with a small wrist, then go after men’s watches with small or thin dials.
As a general rule, select watches with face diameters between 34mm - 50mm. There’s really no need to go beyond 50mm.
3. Consider the movement.
There are many types of watch movements, but generally speaking, they fall under two categories - mechanical and quartz.
The best way to find out whether a watch has a quartz or mechanical movement is by observing the second hand. Mechanical watches have a smooth, sweeping seconds motion. This is the reason many luxury brands use a mechanical or automatic movement in their watches.
In contrast, the second hand of quartz watches produces a tick-tick motion that moves once per second.
Deciding whether to go with a timepiece with a quartz or mechanical movement is entirely up to you.
4. Consider your budget.
There are so many watch brands out there. Some are affordable while others will shock you with their price tags. Remember, getting a nice wristwatch that will reflect your personality and compliment your style should not hurt your wallet. So make sure to consider your budget.
Any timepiece that is beyond $500 should be viewed as an investment towards improving your personal branding and possibly considered as an heirloom. With that being said, there are many premium brands out there that offer high-quality, great looking watches at very affordable prices.
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This men’s watches guide is simple and short, but it contains everything you need to know about buying a timepiece that will suit your style and personality. Now, that you’ve learned how to choose the right wristwatch, it’s time for you to buy one.
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