What is the best watch for a man to have? What a question! Sometimes it seems that there are as many different watches as there are stars in the sky. You could write a thousand page book and still not cover the subject well. But this article will try to put some semblance of order to this question https://augustberg.com/collections/mens-watches.
First things first. How well do you know the man you are buying for? Is it your father? Your brother? How about your lover? Do you know what his likes and dislikes are? Does he like to wear jewelry – rings, chains, studs? Or would you consider him more of a ‘rugged’ type.
When you are considering what kind of watch to buy, are you buying for the man he is or perhaps for they man you want him to be? If it is the latter – be careful. You can make a mistake that is not easy to recover from.
You may prefer to get him a watch for everyday use and perhaps another for when you head out on the town. In either case, it pays to think of the watch as an investment. You are investing time in searching and money in the purchase toward your relationship with that man.
Today, although there seems to be no set type of watch on any particular occasion, it is wise to stay away from the fifty dollar, plastic strap watch if you are looking to purchase one watch. This type of watch may be worn as a casual daytime watch but it could just as well end up in the drawer, never to see the light of day again.
If your man is ‘rugged’, consider a heavier looking industrial type watch. This watch will have a metal link bracelet, a large bezel around the face and somewhat larger numbers so that it can be easily seen while at work or play for that matter. Many industrial type watches look just as good when you are out for the evening and they do on the shop floor or in your office. These watches can be had for $50 up to a thousand dollars or more. The TAG Heuer Men’s Aquaracer Quartz can be had for around $900 while the Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Military Black can be had for about $150. The price range is extensive and it pays to compare your options carefully.
Sports watches are another category to consider. These types of watches probably have the most functions of any other type of watch. Chronometer, lap times, split times and more. And they are often water proof down to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet) in depth. Sports watches range the Timex Men’s T5E231 Iron man at about $50 to the Mens Yellow Gold Submariner at around $15,000 – yup $15,000. The Submariner would never find its way into an Iron Man competition but it would make quite the conversation piece after the race.
The last type to consider would be the ‘designer’ watch. These watches are not meant to do anything except adorn the wearer’s wrist. They are often limited production runs, hard to find but exquisite to look at. But behind the good looks are solid, dependable time pieces that should last forever. Their faces will often have gemstones, hands made of titanium. The casing my be 24kt gold (but that marks easy) or platinum. But you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg. A Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 241199 Classic is a good looking watch with a price tag of under $300. Or a Tissot Men’s T Touch Expert Watch, with an analog-digital face goes for $650. Then you get into the $1,000 and up. In fact there is one watch on Amazon that retails for $900,000. That is not a misprint.