What’s your watch type?
Fitness Fanatic or Fashion Guru, we all fit into some category
Watches are important – especially for men. Why? Besides cufflinks, they’re practically the only “man jewellery” that men can wear. The process of choosing one is highly significant, but which one represents your personality? Which one will impress your boss? Which one will serve you best on a hike?
\nNo matter what you want to get out of your watch, one thing remains unchanged: you want a watch that suits you.
1. The Fitness Fanatic: We all know this guy. The one who will go for a run at dawn, skip dinners for the gym, and choose protein shakes instead of after-work drinks. The fitness fanatic definitely has a watch type, and it’s one with a flexible strap, that’s water-resistant, and features useful features like a flyback function. One such timepiece is the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe by Blancpain. Not only is it made in black ceramic with a NATO fabric strap, it also features a transparent back that reveals and 18-carat gold oscillating weight clad – talk about a luxury sports watch. 2. The Tech Lover: Some people might think that the first option for a tech lover is the Apple watch – but don’t give in to the pressure of such a misconception. Just because you’re a tech fan doesn’t mean your watch needs to be 100 percent all tech and no style. We think the Tag Heuer Connected is a better “watch type” fit for three reasons: it’s made by a watch specialist, it’s looks much classier, and, from an office suit to a tracksuit, it goes with everything. 3. The Businessman: This one’s a little tricky, because different businessmen have different watch types. However, there are three factors that men in business look for in a watch. 1. That it’s from a known brand, 2. That it’s impressive whether by shape or design, and 3. That it goes perfectly with a suit. For that, we recommend Audemars Piguet, Rolex, and Cartier, because let’s face it, it doesn’t get more impressive than these three. 4. The Fashion Guru: There are those who pay close attention to a watch’s movement, complication, and water resistance level. And there are those who know nothing of the latter – and don’t care. If you’re one of them, you probably pick watches based on their appearance. If you like how it looks, you buy it. Oh, and it has to go with most of your wardrobe. Chanel, Gucci, and Dior are the fashion guru’s go-to watch brands. 5. The Risk Taker: If you’re always looking for new watch brands, unique timepieces, and distinctive features, your watch type is “risk taker”. You don’t want something everyone has, you want everyone to want what you have. Brands like Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, and Richard Mille make pieces that are one of kind in both design and movement. 6. The Collector: The collector collects watches like trophies. It’s someone who has a value and understanding for timepieces, someone who understands their complications, history, and how they work. You might not be a collector yet, but if the above qualities apply to you, you may very well become one. Brands for collectors include Rolex and Louis Moinet. 7. The Adventurer: He may not be a fitness fanatic, but the adventurer is a fan of risky endeavours and exciting undertakings – which is why his watch has to have some kind of an exciting factor. Whether it’s through a useful hiking feature or fast movement, his watch is thrilling in one way or another. A brand we recommend for the thrill chaser? Breitling: If it’s good enough for pilots, it’s good enough for adventurers. 8. The Minimalist: This is pretty much a no-brainer. A minimalist doesn’t care for branding, ornaments, or leather types. He cares about a subtle and classic timepiece. And while it’s hard to find a brand that doesn’t plaster its name on every dial, it’s not impossible. In fact, H. Moser and Cie did just that with its Endeavour Perpetual Calendar concept watch. It has no branding what-so-ever. And we love it! 9. The Overdressed: This probably applies most in the Middle East, as the region’s men are known for their love of anything luxurious. From their perfumes to their watches, Middle Eastern men choose glamour. And there are no watch brands that do glamour better than Hublot and Bulgari.