Finding Your Perfect Watch
There are so many watch looks and styles to choose from – from watches that evoke military style to watches that are designed to stand up to deep-water diving, from metallic finishes to leather. It can feel overwhelming – especially since, for many people, a high-quality watch is an investment, and you want a style that you’ll love for years to come!
Here are some must-know facts to help you find the perfect watch to fit your wrist (and style!).
I’m always hearing about millimeters – what does that mean, anyway?
When you see a millimeter measurement for a watch, this is referring to the diameter of the watch face. On average, a watch for men falls in the 34mm-50mm range (although watch faces of up to 60mm have had their time to shine!). If your style is a bit more retro, keep in mind that men’s watches were smaller in the ’50s and ’60s than the larger styles that are popular today. Overall, most men will typically look good in a watch in the 34mm-40mm range – but feel free to go a bit bigger or smaller, depending on your personal preferences and how the watch face looks in relation to your wrist and hand.
My Fashion style Tends to be “Classic” – what trends in watches should I look for?
If you’re a mid-century modern kind of guy, your watch should fit in with your style. Look for classic, timeless timepieces that are tried and true – and are variations on the same styles that have been popular for several decades. Keep your finishes consistent for a cohesive, timeless look. For example, if you wear a gold wedding band, opt for a gold watch and/or band (or gold details on the watch face).
I’m a modern, fashionable type. What watches are out there for me?
If you’re the kind of guy who is always looking to the runway for style inspiration, you may want to build your watch collection so that you can coordinate your watch with your look, no matter which way the fashion winds are blowing! Sometimes, a distressed black leather band is the perfect match for your jeans and boots, while a watch that evokes a futuristic feel can elevate a graphic tee. From sporty to sleek, there are cutting-edge styles that can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe to take your look to the next level.
I’m a Fitness Fanatic, and I need a watch than can keep up. What should I look for?
There are endless options that can provide you with the function you need – while still giving you the style you love! From watches that never need a battery to watches that are created to be waterproof and durable, there are designs for every need. With nearly unlimited choices, you are certain to find a style that can keep up with your active lifestyle.
Your local jeweler is your perfect resource!
When it comes to getting your watch just right, don’t be afraid to come in and ask. Our team would be happy to help you find the watch that is the perfect fit for you – with a wide range of styles, brands, price points, and more, we can help you find a watch that will suit your style.
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