If a stitch in time really saves time, it’s important that you keep track of it. Ever since its invention, as pocket versions in the 17th centuries, the watch has been closet essential. It’s also a luxurious collectable—approved by the numerous million dollar gem-studded timepieces released every year. Though cellphones may have substituted many a traditional wristwatch, we still have a thing for old-school timepieces. We picked 12 covetable men’s watches you can flaunt from work and formal soirees to nights out and fun with friends. Take your pick!
For meetings and regular workdays, black tie affairs, and even that official first date, a formal watch is a must-have for your ensembles. With options aplenty, pick a pair that is versatile and easy to wear. Choose metallic or neutral straps such as black or tan that compliment a variety of shades. Avoid big dials and stay faithful to a minimal presentation. Metallic accents or lightly studded watches will hold you in good stead for parties and festive occasions.
Shop Larsson & Jennings CM watch; March La.B AM2 watch; Christian Koban DOM diamond watch; Shinola Runwell chrono 41mm watch; Versace Grecian border watch; Orolog By Jaime Hayon OC1 chronograph watch
Time for fun! Make sure your wrist wear is up to the mark. Though official days and ceremonious might require a formal timepiece, embrace colours and innovative designs for casual days. Think brightly coloured or patterned straps, chunky dials, canvas, silicon, or even denim. Sporty watches are absolutely on-trend and score on functional value too. But the real catch of the season may well be a smartwatch, combining the best of technology and timekeeping.
Shop Givenchy ‘Seventeen Automatic’ watch; Kenzo Tiger watch; Tateossian Gulliver watch; Nixon The Diplomat watch; Samsung By Colombo Via Della Spiga Gear S2 smartwatch; Casio G-Shock Crazy Gold watch
Whether you are a one-watch kinda guy, or on your way to building a drool-worthy timepiece collection, these watches will get you started. Spend time wisely or waste it as you please, but make sure you do it in time.