A wristwatch is a significant and important part of our life. It seems that even though time flies, the wristwatch is an object and timekeeping device that has been, and continues to be, an object of significance in our society. Watches have been a wardrobe standard for over a hundred years.

So, What are the 6 reasons to wear a watch?

A watch is the most important piece of jewellery you can wear.

— Mark Anthony

1. Convenience

The most obvious reason. A wrist watch is the most convenient way to tell the time. Plus, It’s more socially acceptable to take a quick glance at a wristwatch than it is to pull out a phone and check the time during a meeting, presentation or even when you’re driving.

Wristwatches are also designed to operate for years, whether they are mechanical to automatic.

“Phones don’t keep you punctual. Watches do.”

2. Compliments

The wrist watch is definitely a key fashion accessory. It is something people don’t think about when purchasing a watch, it is one of the most overlooked benefits of wearing a watch. A nice wristwatch gets you compliments, and lots of them, who doesn’t love compliments?

The watch is an item that can make or break an outfit. A well-chosen watch can make the wearer seem more professional and sophisticated. It completes the look of a person and helps defining the personality in a more compelling way. Some people feel “naked” if not wearing a wristwatch.

“Boys look at their smartphones  to check time – men look at a watch.”

3. Craftsmanship and Simplicity

The best watches don’t use the latest technology. They are powered by ingenious mechanical clockwork technology that predates electricity. So when your cellphone runs out battery – you can trust the technology that keeps running on your wrist.

From how the lugs are shaped and at what degree they are pointing, to their design for comfort, a sleek and balanced design, and the style of the hour and minute hands, every aspect of a wristwatch has been pored over by a skilful craftsman.

“When it comes to wristwatches, everything is made by hand. Literally.”

4. Relationship with time

Wristwatch wearers will notice after some time that wearing a watch allows one to develop an intimate relationship with time, and if time truly is money, then being in control of your time is a powerful skill to have.

The only other obsession matched with the passion for this inanimate object is the passion men share for cars.

“A watch isn’t about telling time, it’s about your relationship with time.”

5. Heirlooms

Not only is a timepiece the quintessential gift – it is the quintessential heirloom. No matter what your philosophy is on the end of life, we can all agree that people can live on through the memories of those that knew them.

Owning timepieces from a different era is a remembrance of people who lived before you. Having their watches makes you think of them, in a real way. They wore these same watches which show signs of use, care and and love.

watch collection is also a legacy. It doesn’t necessarily have to be worth a mini treasure – but leaving your watch(es) to someone you care about is in essence passing on values that were important to you, to someone else.

6. Just because you love them

Some people fall in love with watches in the same way others fall in love with cars or other accessories or pieces of technology. Watches are time machines and they are the ultimate result of thousands of years of research and innovation. They are a piece of history on a wrist.

In conclusion, love them or hate them, wrist watches are here to stay. They might keep evolving over time but they will remain a loyal companion to many of us nostalgic or not. Now you only need to choose which one to get next and if you don’t know where to start from, view our collection and get one.

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