Are watches vanishing from off the face of the earth? Well, they are not as common as they used to be years back. Nevertheless, there are real men who still value them. The likes of Bono, Warren Buffett, and Pope Francis still stylishly wear them.

Men have a limit on the amount of jewelry they can wear. But to a man, a watch is a significant accessory to match their personality. It’s even thought that people who wear watches are more successful.

It’s therefore important to find a wristwatch that is not only simple but versatile, classic, and sophisticated.

There is a long list of brands and types to choose from. But in doing so, you want to ensure that you’ve picked the right watch to match your style. This is how:

Consider the Watch Category

Advancements in technology have gone further in ensuring that modern smartwatches are more than the simple timepieces they once were. The inclusion of nifty gadgets will now allow you dozens of useful features that can significantly ease your lifestyle.

Fitbit Versa on man's hand

Check your calendar, place a call, or track your location through GPS tracking systems on the go. Isn’t that handy? That aside, here are some of the most popular watch categories you may want to consider before styling up.

  • Dress Watches – these are much simpler, in that the manufacturer avoided many complications. They are the types of watches that will only tell you the hour, minutes and seconds.
  • Chrono Watches – also known as sports watches, Chrono watches are the handy watches that may be worn during a sporting occasion as the name suggests. In those higher brands, however, one may still use them as a dress watch. They are sleek and durable most especially because they are made of high-quality components. To find the best, it’s considered that watches made in Germany are the most luxurious, durable, and affordable.
  • Diver Watches – these are the type of watches designed for underwater diving. They are the type of watches worn by the brave marine men and women during mission “impossible” and rescue efforts.

Chrono watch with shirt and suit

It’s fair to mention that those are some of the main watch categories. Lets now shift our attention on how to match you’re your watch with your style.

Consider Your Level of Formality

To always ensure that you avoid the most common fashion blunders, the watch worn has to match with the occasion. This means that you match the style of your watch with the formality of the specific occasion.

Black Tie and White Tie Events

In such occasions, you want to mute the common conservative observers with simplicity. Here, a perfect matching dress watch will do in a classic style black leather band.

Business Dress Code

Now, whether an employee and have a business meeting with your CEO or are out for a job interview, opt for a classic yet simple styled silver or a gold watch. The complications should be minimal to avoid attracting any attention towards the watch.

Chrono watch with shirt and suit

Such a watch is best worn with a conservative business suit. Alternatively, you may also opt for a leather-strapped watch for such an occasion.

Business Casual

This is usually a no necktie event and is followed by a casual dress code. The suit, however, needs to be light colored and paired with either a pilot, Chrono, or smart and modern fields watch.


These are events that may be considered unpredictable as they may involve physical movements. Here, you don’t need a watch that will divert your attention or keep worrying that you may damage it.


The best watches for casual events have a metallic band and those with leather bands are dual purpose. The casual watches are best accompanied by a jeans trouser, chambray shirts, and boots. You may also go for a digital watch in such attire.

Finally, when picking a watch, you want to also make sure that it matches with your size and complexion. A more built guy will look good with a robust and boxier watch face. With the above tips in mind, picking a watch to match your style should be an easy breeze.

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