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Watch or Timepiece?

July 3, 2014

WatchFor the longest time, I wore no watch. Difficult to do as my family enjoyed giving me watches as gifts. I suppose if you see a bare arm, you think Christmas gift. I explained that it irritated my arm and that I always lost them. Since I traveled the world and needed to make flights and appointments, I eventually bought a cheap little keychain clock with an easy to undue clasp. It fit nicely over one of my belt loops; and, voila – my way to keep time. Only one problem, its creator lovingly molded it into the shape of a little metal flower. Believe it or not, keychain watches do not come in masculine forms. However, at the time I did not care. I reasoned that I needed practicality and the correct time. Eventually, I would break through the watch barrier and come to cherish them. Please learn from my mistake – no keychain watches – on your keychain or your belt loop.

Artistic and detailed creations fascinate me. Not only me, but many appreciate timepieces as art or fashion. With regard to the watch, so much detail and attention come together to present a fine watch or timepiece. A watch tells time, but a timepiece is something of a piece of art – a treasured heirloom to pass down to your son. You can find a great watch that will add much to your wardrobe. And, I would definitely suggest that you wear a nice watch as it adds a little something extra. It shows the world that you consider the details. I would also suggest that you contemplate investing in a really great timepiece – one that will make people notice. Watches with Swiss movement fall into this category – some of which (i.e. Blancpain, Breguet, and Patek Phillipe) stand way out of the price range of the average guys, myself included. Look for a watch that does not have a battery, but self-winds or requires manual winding. Great brands to consider such as Hamilton and Raymond Weil offer watches in the $1,000 to $2,000 range that make that nice impression. Until you do make that investment, start with a good $100 to $200 watch. I personally like Skagen, Citizen, and Fossil for a good starter watch.

As far as the nice Swiss made timepiece, I own a Hamilton Riva watch. Another thing, if you want to buy a great timepiece, buy it from a watch company. In today’s male fashion market, many companies have begun making fashionable watches to get into the action. Some examples include: Lacoste (clothing company), Burberry (clothing company), Gucci (clothing company), Montblanc (pen company), Kenneth Cole (clothing company), and many more. Look for a company who made their place in the world through watches. In other words, get that great watch from a watch company.

However, these companies can provide you with a nice fashionable watch – one that looks great. You may decide to start with a great looking watch and work your way up to a timepiece. Whichever way you decide to proceed, get yourself a nice watch.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2014 8:29 am

    Wow! I’ve never even considered a keychain watch, but now I’m quite intrigued, may be a good way to keep dual time easily (and since I’m female, a flower shaped one works as well) =)

  2. July 23, 2014 2:59 pm

    Great post- definitely think a mans look is incomplete without a good watch but your right it could either be a nice one from a designer label etc or a quality timepiece, my personal favourite has to be my TAG watch, it really is a thing of beauty

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