Man Monday: A Good Watch

Today is Man Monday. This week we spotlight one of the essentials for male fashion and grooming – A good watch. My grandfather always said you can tell what type of man you are dealing with by the type of watch he wears and the quality of his shoes.

Well, I’m hear to tell you that a good watch is very important to your style. And, yes, I know we have Blackberry’s, Iphones, and Palm cell phones to tell us the time, weather, and what color boxers you are wearing – but nothing says “I pay attention” like a quality watch.

These days, you have so many styles to chose from, why not buy a couple watches to suit your individual style – and you don’t have to spend a small fortune to find a stylish dependable watch. Below are some choices for your watch game. All are in the $100 – $200 range and can be purchased at

Sport Watches for men age 18-30 have become the new casual watch. Sport watches are known to be sturdy, water resistant, and fashionable. They come in a wide variety of colors and styles and are usually digital. Great to wear with casual or athletic gear, especially if you are playing sports. Casio Men’s G-Shock Watch – ($79)

Casual/Trendy Watches are become more common in the watch game as men’s fashion steers away from the business look. Below we have two trendy style watches – good for a night on town or relaxed Saturday afternoon. Trendy watches are known for unique details and high sough after metals or technology. Below we have the Swatch ‘Full-Blooded’ (Gold) – $116 and the Skagen Men’s Titanium Mesh Watch ($80).

Dress Watches: Although the previous watches were are considered optional. EVERY MAN should have 2 good Dress Watches. One with a good leather strap. Additional materials like alligator or ostrich will cost you in the high $1000 range, but if you got the money, please invest. Below we have 2business watches. Remember, your watch strap should match you belt and shoes -when wearing a suit or dress pants. Seiko Men’s Brown/Black Leather Strap Watch ($105)

General Watch: If you are stumbling across this article and you are wondering – where to start, a good starter watch is a nice titanium watch with a quartz crystal face like this Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Titanium Watch ($260) or similar style. This watch can travel from the office to the dinner date. It looks good with suits a well as with casual clothes. It has enough bells & whistles to bring attention to your wrist without looking gaudy or over-achieving. Great for a college freshman.

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