In a world where smartphones and tablets exist, wearing a watch is considered old-fashioned by today’s standards. True enough, most millennials do not wear a watch at all and would just glance over their shiny new gadgets if they want to know what the current time is.
Although there is no denying that smartphones are useful (and I am going to assume that you are using one while you are reading this very article), in my opinion, they do not replace wristwatches at all.
You see, as a man, there are only a couple of accessories that are socially acceptable for them to wear and a watch is definitely one of them. Do not get me wrong, I love my phone, but I also love wearing an automatic watch made by Patek or Rolex.
Why should men be wearing a watch every day?
It is a Status Symbol
Sure, you can buy the most expensive smartphone on the market and it would also signal to others how successful you are. But, rarity is novelty and if you are wearing or using something that is not common, people are going to notice.
Let me ask you something: Are you going to be noticed more by getting the latest smartphone or are you going to get talked about when you are wearing, say, a Rolex Submariner? I think you are leaning towards the second answer and if that is the case, you are right.
Watches are far more expensive than a phone for so many reasons. For one, if you pry open a watch that was made by Patek Philippe, for example, you can find that it is actually made really well. You can just admire at the craftsmanship more than prying open a phone and seeing a motherboard or some components that can be slapped on by a machine.
The people over at Patek also said that some of their signature watches are made by hand so as to make sure that the quality remains consistent across the board.
I urge you to wear a watch in a business meeting; not just any watch, but a timepiece that can help exude your confidence and your social status.
It is the Only Acceptable Accessory
Women have the luxury of wearing just about any accessory out there and that is going to be okay for their style. However, try wearing any bracelet and people might find you a comedian or something worse.
A watch is the only acceptable accessory that a man can wear but that is actually more of a good thing than a bad one. You see, if you wear a dress watch with a formal suit, for example, it will instantly help accentuate your look without you having to try so hard to impress.
Furthermore, with a wide selection of watches you can choose from, there literally is no excuse for you not to wear one.
So in conclusion, watches might seem old-fashioned, but they are definitely timeless and are still great on any man even in this day and age.