In our ongoing effort to ensure that the urban professional remains well-dressed and properly groomed and presented, just as nature intended him or her to be, we will now continue to discuss the rudiments of the wristwatch, an often overlooked but extremely important aspect in the overall look of the average yuppie. This time, our focus will be on the gents, as the ladies have already been properly schooled and instructed on this sensitive issue a week ago. So without much further ado, we bring you the second – and last – part of our When To
Wear Which Watch series.
1. At work. The average male urban professional probably spends the bulk of his time in the office, so it’s only logical that he should have a designer wristwatch or two specifically for this purpose. Such wristwatches should convey the message that you’re a professional and you kick ass. They should also go with your usual office garb, be it a well-tailored, designer suit, or a simple pants and shirt ensemble.
You can never go wrong with leather watches in neutral colors like black, brown, tan, or navy. These watches should sport a simple, clear face, like this simple timepiece from ESQ.
Alternatively, you can also go for simple silver timepieces that go with just about anything like this Bulova stainless steel bracelet watch. This screams power and authority, as well as style.
2. At play. Men are competitive by nature, and if they’re not competing in the office, they’re likely to be out somewhere, doing insane things to a ball, or accumulating an impressive collection of bruises. And just as their bodies should be able to withstand the beatings, pummels, and tackles, so should their designer watches.
Luckily, there are certain styles of sports watches that are designed for such an excess of manly activities, like this black rubber-strapped watch from the Timex Ironman line that boasts a myriad of features, including a stopwatch and heart reate monitor.
If you’re a man who’s into more watery pursuits, watches that are waterproof or water-resistant are obviously more appropriate for such activities. Do take the time to look into each timepiece’s features and determine which is most appropriate for you. Be aware that timepieces like this National Geographic timepiece that could withstand depths of up to 50 feet might be appropriate for swimming and snorkeling, but may not made for diving.
3. At ease. Although you’re probably a great bundle of energy on a regular basis, there are times when you simply want to kick back, relax, and watch the world pass you by as you enjoy a cup of coffee at your local Starbucks, or take a leisurely walk with your dog in the part. When in such a vegetative state, timepieces that are simple, low-key, and casual are appropriate, like this blue and black resin watch from Casio. Remember that with such a purpose in mind, simplicity is the key.
4. At your best. Urban professionals are social beings, and when it comes to social occasions, you would naturally want to look your best. Your watches should follow suit. This is an opportunity for your timepieces to be stylish and elegant. You can never go wrong with gold watches like this Pulsar timepiece. You can also go for two-toned timepieces like thisWittnauer number.
Remember that with timepieces, propriety is the key. You can never go wrong by knowing when and where to wear a watch.