5 types of watches every man should know of


Planning to buy a watch? Is it the first time you’ll be investing in a luxury watch? Not sure what watch style suits you the best? How do you know if it fits? Or, isn’t the dial too big for your wrist? Well, the point is, there is an overload of questions to know of before you make of the decision of purchasing the right type and style of watch. After all, you do not want to end up with that feeling of buyer’s remorse!

So, to help you settle for the right type of watch, here we have listed down five different styles of watches that every man should know of.

1. Dress Watch :

The sole purpose of a dress watch is that it complements your business suit or any formal attire. Most dress watches aren’t even considered to be accurate with time-keeping as they do not have second hands. If opting to go for a dress watch, make sure it is properly proportioned to the wrist. Also, as dress watches are to be worn with your formal wear make sure the watch is thin enough to slip in and out of your shirt.

 

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2. Field Watch :

The first rule of purchasing a filed watch – it must be rugged! If you are opting for a filed watch, make sure that it is readable even under low lights and in night conditions. Look for bands that are either leather or canvas, so that they can be easily swapped when damaged.

 

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3. Aviator Watches :

There isn’t any single style that defines the aviator watches! Aviator watches came into existence when pilots wore repurposed filed watches. Over time these watches were made with specific aviation function and thus the name, aviator watches! When opting for an aviator watch look for the ones with black dials and large white numerals. Also, make sure that they are readable under low-light conditions.

 

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4. Dive Watches :

These are by far the most prolific men’s watch styles. As the name suggests, these type of watches have been made after the divers demanded superior timepieces as accurate time-keeping is essential when hundreds of feet down below water. What makes dive watches top the list is that they are water resistant, have a silicone band that lasts longer and are perfect for everyday wear.

 

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5. Racing Watches :

These watches tend to be flashier than the rest of the mentioned watches. You’ll find racing watches in exotic colours and style options, meaning there’s one for everyone. When selecting for a racing watch be sure to opt for a colour or pattern that suits most with your dressing style. Another thing that makes racing watches special is that it comes with a chronograph and a tachymeter. While the chronograph allows the watch to have two different stopwatch functions, the tachymeter helps to make time and distance calculations, thus helping you to track the miles covered.

 

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