One of the most important accessories to men has always been a watch. It seems that us men have always had fewer accessories than women do. This is true. What do we have? It is said that a watch, a leather belt, tie and a pair of leather shoes are the most important accessories for men. A watch should identify the man. Consider your title, role, family situation, hobbies, and aspirations. Each of these five factors (plus others) will affect your decision.
What we can be sure is that a watch plays an important role during a man's lifetime. Why's that? That's because it's a sign of status, style and wealth. People usually judge a man by seeing the timepiece he wears. Thus, a good watch is essential if a man wants to show off his status and wealth.
The last decade watches have increased in popularity, meaning most men own more than one pair. The classics and expensive watches have become available to everyone rather than the elite. As society becomes more visual, watches becomes even more important for man as it shows others many details about him such as social position and taste. If a man wants to have good image, a timepiece is an essential accessory for him.
As a fashionista, I would feel incomplete without a watch. So, I would like to share with you my favourite style of watches perfect for the autumn season and throughout. From trendy watches, timeless watches to even statement watches, I have you covered.
The Parsonni: The watch that changes with you
As of late minimalist designs are trending. Parsonii are a simple, clean design is catching fire in digital channels like Instagram, Pinterest & online shops. The watches feature a large profile and a bold alabaster face. The solid bar functionality of the watch allows for constant substitution with interchangeable straps. Parsonii box set come in Gold, Silver and Brushed Bronze Box Set and are available from £86 online. Sign up and received a 10% off. Stockist: www.theparsonii.com
The Abbott Lyon - Sky Blue Covent White
Abbott Lyon pride themselves on simple, stylish watches for the equally on trend male and female shopper. Their watches have unrivalled quality and are all handpicked and handcrafted yet still affordable. Prices starts at £119. Stockist: http://www.abbottlyon.com
Maurice Lacroix: The Eliros
The Eliros offers the essentials of time in a stylish, simple to interpret form.
Three hands communicate the prevailing time with stylish ease. A date display completes the inventory of functions presented. The Eliros, priced at £625. Stockist: www.mauricelacroix.com
Salvatore Ferragamo: Ferragamo 1898
This Salvatore Ferragamo watch features a two-tone stainless steel and gold ion-plated case and bracelet, a aqua sunray guilloché dial with applied indices and a date window. 40 mm stainless steel case with gold IP treatment and blue sunray guilloché dial. Quartz movement. Two-year warranty. Swiss Made. The Ferragamo 1898, priced at £860. Stockist: www.ferragamo.com/shop/en/usa/men/timepieces-1
V-Race has a sporty style with a positive and forceful personality on account of its unique detailing. The case in IP-coated rose gold frames a the dial on which the Medusa and Versace logos are clearly visible at 12 o'clock. The V-Race, priced at £1,120. Stockist: http://uk.versace.com/men/watches/244000,en_GB,sc.html
Gown & Oars: The CG
The CG has been designed and part assembled by hand in Cambridge, England and houses powerful Swiss Mechanics with a Quartz Ronda Movement ensuring timepiece accuracy. The 40mm rose gold coloured steel dial encases a bright white face with appliqué batons marking 5 second intervals and index design marking smaller increments, all complemented by rose gold coloured hands. The CG, priced at £185. Stockist: www.gownandoars.com/the-cg
Tateossian: The Regatta
The Regatta watch collection features a quintessentially British nylon striped coloured strap, creating a range of exceptional ultra slim watches. The design of this watch is based on the guilloche pattern, a repetitive architectural pattern used in classical Greece and Rome. The watch is available in stainless steel with four different colour strap options.
The Regatta, priced at £195. Stockist: www.tateossian.com
Smart Turnout: Box Set
The origins of the story behind Smart Turnout Watches lies in the regimental and sporting traditions of the British Army. Philip Turner was a serving Scots Guards officer who also had a passion for horseracing.
Taking a military term for well dressed, the company behind Smart Turnout Watches has grown to be a global force, with stores now open in Tokyo and in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Many of the timepieces in the Smart Turnout Watches collection feature popular NATO style fabric straps. They arrive in a gift presentation box. The Smart Turnout: Box Set, priced at £199.
I really suggest investing in a watch that suits your daily lifestyle and taste. However, if you are someone who likes to own more than one watch, wear the appropriate timepiece for your outfit.
The way the watch is worn can establish an attitude, as my twin brothers told me, "You have to wear it loose, with an extra link. It shows class and style."