The truth is, you can buy any watch you want. However, if you want to be like one of the watch aficionados out there, you need to know the basic rules of wearing one.
Whether you are wearing a quartz timepiece or a mechanical watch, there are certain ‘unwritten’ rules that need to be followed so that you won’t come off as a complete novice in the timekeeping space.
Today, I am going to go over some of the rules of the watch that you need to be aware of.
Wear It Where It is Most Comfortable for You
The ancient rule of wearing a watch is that you should always wear it on your non-dominant head. But, have you ever stopped to wonder why this was created in the first place?
Well, there are a lot of notions surrounding this unwritten rule. For one, you do not want to hamper your dominant head, especially if you are doing something. Another possible reason is that if you are wearing a heavy watch, it could diminish your capability of doing everyday things the right way.
Whatever the case may be, this is an old rule that needs to be quashed. If anything, you want to wear your watch on either hand so long as it is the most comfortable for you.
Stop Wearing a Dive Watch with a Formal Suit
You might have seen some James Bond movies back in the day and you also want to emulate his style by wearing a dive watch with a formal suit. Well, that is actually a big no-no in the watch community.
You see, James Bond is a fictional character and he could potentially jump into a body of water if needed. You, on the other hand, are less likely to do that. Wearing a dive watch is just not flattering with a formal suit.
You could, however, wear it with your casual attire.
Match the Color of the Watch Face Based on the Time
There is a reason why you should always have multiple watches in your arsenal. One of those reasons is that you should always match the color of your watch based on the current time of the day.
In the morning, you should be wearing one that has a bright watch face and a brown or equally bright-colored strap. In the evening, you’d want to go with a watch that has dark everything.
Don’t Look at It Constantly
There is more to wearing a watch than you think and it has something to do with its social implications. This is especially true when you are with someone or a group of people.
It is considered rude to be looking at your watch if you are talking to somebody because that usually signals that there is somewhere you need to be. If anything, do not look at the time when you are talking to someone.
They’re Called Accessories for a Reason
Just like you need to pair the color of your belt with the color of your shoes, you also have to match the color of your watch to the color of your clothes on that day. It is just unflattering if you go against the grain when wearing your preferred timepiece.
Don’t Wear Oversized Watches
Whenever I see someone wearing an oversized watch on the street, I always scoff (discreetly). Although it has become a trend in this day and age, if you want to remain a sophisticated man, only wear watches that truly conform to the size of your wrist.