5 Factors To Consider When Choosing Watches For Men

A watch is not just an important accessory for men; it is a style element. Not many people pay special attention to this aspect. That’s why it is so common to see men in their offices wearing their favorite multi-functional sports watches with their business suits. Have you ever realized how sloppy it looks?

However, this is not just about wearing different types of watches for different occasions. There are several other factors as well that you must take into your careful consideration when it comes to picking up the right watch.

Tips for Choosing Watches For Men


If your watch is loaded with plenty of features, such as an inbuilt compass, altitude calculator, distance measurement and night-vision features, but if it has a digital display, it will be a bad choice to wear it on a formal occasion.

5 Factors To Consider When Choosing Watches For Men

Likewise, if a watch that looks good on formal occasions may not give off a good impression if you wear it on casual occasions. Therefore, you should choose your watch depending upon whether it suits the occasion or not.

Size of the Watch Face

The size of the watch also matters a lot. For example, if you have a heavy personality, a watch with standard face size may look like you are wearing a ladies watch. On the other hand, if you are slim and have a thin wrist, a watch with bigger face size may look odd. In general, bigger watch faces make a safer choice unless you have an extra slim personality with extra thin wrist.

Bracelet Type

In general, you have three options – gold, leather and stainless steal. Gold is not only expensive but the plating of gold also tends to tarnish off with time. Moreover, bright golden color on your watch is also very much likely to give off an unfavorable impression. Stainless steel bracelets, on the other hand, tend to hold their value best.

As compared to leather and gold, it is more durable as well. The best thing is that they are versatile and a very safe choice for all occasion – be it casual or formal. A more expensive, yet classic choice is titanium plated watches. They are corrosion proof and look great on all types of personalities.

Trendy Colors vs Tried and True Colors

5 Factors To Consider When Choosing Watches For Men

The common trend is to have exciting colors on the straps and dials. But, if you are looking for a watch to wear in a business or formal setting, you are advised to choose watches with straps and dials in tried and true colors that should blend well with your business suit. For other casual occasions, go for the trendy colors.


An expensive watch from a famous brand sounds quite tempting, but if it does not suit your personality and occasion and does not give the best value for your money, it is not the right watch for you. So, choose a watch that does not just suit your personality and the occasion but also your wallet. Overall, if you keep the above factors in mind, you will definitely be able to choose the perfect watch.