With Christmas just around the corner now is the time to be thinking of what you are going to buy the man in your life. Talking of time, wouldn't that make the perfect gift? Show your man how much you care by giving him a watch this holiday season.
You might be thinking that watches are not important any more as these days almost everyone carries a mobile phone. While they may tell the time beautifully, it is not always practical to pull out one’s phone and there’s something slightly ungentlemanly about it. A watch has character and can define the man; it’s a statement of who he is and is the one piece of jewellery that no man should be without.
Watches are an integral part of male fashion. Of course, selecting the right brand or model can be difficult.
Here are some factors you should bear in mind as you go watch shopping:
The style of watch you purchase should match the style of your man. If he likes simple styles, buy a more subtle piece. If he is more flamboyant, then go for something showier such as a large face or gold plating. If your man is a sports enthusiast, choose something from a sports range which has the timer feature. If you are shopping for a “city” guy, then look for sophisticated elegance that will match the boardroom and the pub.
The plainer the face and the more simple the strap, the more easily the watch will match with different outfits for different occasions.
A good watch will last a lifetime, so look for quality.
Fashion watches for men vary widely in style and price. Among the finest are watches from Omega, the renowned Swiss watchmakers who have been producing quality, innovative timepieces since 1848. Omega watches have travelled to the moon and have been seen on the silver screen. The world’s most famous watch, the Speedmaster, is the official NASA chronograph, and the Seamaster range is the favourite of the world’s top professional sailors. What better credentials could a watch have? Ranging from the sophisticated and complex to plain yet stylish, your man’s Omega will cost from £1,750 for a Seamaster Aqua Terra up to nearly £21,000 for a Seamaster Planet Ocean.
At the other end of the price scale, for less than £100 you will find that Braun has a range of simple, minimalist watches that are perfect for those special occasions or for office wear; G-Shock watches, on the other hand, are just right for the active sportsman. Accurist has a whole range of styles while Superdry offers chunky timepieces perfectly suited for the younger man.
Of course there are hundreds of watches to choose from at all points on the price scale, so no matter what your budget you will be able to find a quality watch to suit. Brands like Breitling, Longines, Omega, TAG Heuer and Tissot are all household names and all have themed collections from which to choose, at prices to suit any pocket.
Make his Christmas this year with a watch and give him the gift of time.
About the author:
David Norman is a blogger on mens fashion, accessories and gadgets.