What’s the Right Watch for You?

Some think more is better, others think less is best…let’s discuss.

A man’s wrist game says a lot about him. Are you a CEO or a mail room novice? If you’re trying to give off boss vibes, is it really necessary to drop a month’s rent on your watch?

Simply put…no. There are so many great designers out there these days who are creating high quality product for less than ever. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right watch for you, depending on your lifestyle…

Student

A watch is key for any busy student. Although we all typically just use our phones to check the time, sometimes you’ll be in a situation when you can’t go for your phone. You want something versatile, and probably don’t have much money to spend, so a brand like will be best. Their timeless designs and quality builds will last you as long as you need and you’ll never have to worry about charging the battery like with your phone or smart watch.

First Job Post-Grad

Congrats! You’ve graduated and landed a job. Now it’s time to step up your game a bit, but not so much as to be wasting money. A brand like Shinola, who make high quality product at a slightly higher price point than Timex is great because you’ll be fitting in with your office role. It’s not overly flashy as to make people think you’re a show boat, but it’s also extremely high quality so anyone who notices will appreciate that you know what you’re doing.

First Big Promotion

When you finally land your first office with a door and four walls, treat yourself to a nicer timepiece. You may not quite be on Rolex level, but something from TAG Heuer or IWC will have your subordinates understanding your attention to detail and craftsmanship, but also a bit jealous that they can’t yet afford their own.

CEO

You’ve done it! You’re at the top of the food chain. Congrats on all of your hard work paying off. You no longer need to worry about upstaging your boss, because you no longer have a boss. Invest in a lifetime piece from Patek Phillippe or Omega. These are so well made that they’ll actually be able to be passed down to your kids and so on for generations. The handmade quality is unmatched and with the right care, will last forever.

Understand that the watch you wear is extension of your personality. As you grow, your watch can too. Also, once you’ve moved up a level, you can always wear the lower levels. There’s no shame in having a Timex for the weekend when you’re a CEO. However, if you’re wearing a Patek as a new employee, it’s probably going to raise some red flags.

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