Fashion industry has taken wristwatches from battlefields in the late 19th and early 20th century to become a modern fashion accessory (New York Times). With many different brands and designs in the market, your watch choice nowadays can really make you stand out. Luxurious watches can also be a showcase of your prestige or social status.
With either sports-luxe style or elegant bracelet, a watch can become a sophisticated detail added to a woman’s style. It can create a strong impression when she shakes hands or holds phones. That little thing on her wrist helps to perfect any appearance from a minimal look, a posh outfit to an office dress.
While women have a wide selection of fashion accessories and jewelry, men have only watches as their truly choice. Instead, a man can build a small collection of watches, change straps to suit the occasions and find the one that perfectly fits his lifestyle. If he wears a type of watch long enough, people will recognize it as his signature. I remember a male fashion blogger said that he received the most compliments for his watch, not the clothes he had.
WATCHES BRING ABOUT CONVENIENCE AND EFFICIENCY
Imagine you were in a rush to get to a job interview and forget your phone, how would you be sure that you would be there on time? The answer is simply a watch. You would turn your wrist and know how much time you have left. For such a forgetful person like me, a watch can sometimes be a lifesaver.
Watches also allow you to know the time in special occasions and situations. Mobile phones may not be the best choice for soldiers, pilots or divers to take care of their time but watches do. Different types of watches have been designed to meet their special needs. Mobile phones are not ideal for a student during her exams or for a gentleman during his romantic date, while driving or in a business meeting, but watches are. That is why, it is more convenient to wear a watch. Being in control of your time is crucial this hectic pace of modern life.
WATCHES AS AN INVESTMENT
It may sound strange but watches could be a great investment for you. A watch, especially an iconic or a rare limited edition timepiece tends to increase in value over time. If you are lucky enough to own such a special watch, you are likely to earn profits in the future.
An advantage of investing in watches is that it does not necessarily incur too much cost. You usually just spend one-time fee at the beginning to buy it. Then if it is a mechanical watch you should at least service it every 4-5 years. If you have a quartz watch, make sure to change the battery as soon as it starts losing power (if not battery acid can leak and destroy the movement).