Ever wondered what the rules are around the etiquette of wearing a watch? Here are 5 rules every man should know about wearing a watch.
1. Be careful when you check the time.
We kick things off with an obvious, but often forgotten rule. Have you ever been speaking to someone when mid conversation they check the time? If so, you know how it makes you feel – like you are boring them to death and they can’t get away. A gentleman will always find a polite and discreet way to leave a conversation and they are careful about who they might accidentally offend.
2. Always admire from a distance.
It’s okay to admire other men’s watches. It also okay to bring up their timepiece in conversation, as long as you are confident you can hold your own about it. However, it’s not okay to reach out and try to handle the watch or ask to try it on. Another hint: Don’t talk about the price, maybe you’ve been looking for a Rolex watch for a while and think this could be the model – do online research instead and don’t bring price into the conversation.
3. Make sure your watch fits properly.
There was a time when oversized watches were in. Well, that time is well and truly over! Make sure your watch fits properly. It should be worn so that the edge of the face sits just underneath your wrist bone. The strap should be tight enough to be comfortable, you should be able to get a finger between your strap and your wrist but only just.
4. Don’t wear your watch under your wrist.
If you follow rule 3 then you shouldn’t have a problem with this. Make sure your watch always sits on top of your wrist. This isn’t just for style reasons, it is also to protect your very expensive luxury watch from damage. Watches worn underneath the wrist are more likely to get scratched on various hard surfaces during daily wear.
5. Don’t wear a dive watch with a suit.
If you only have the budget for one luxury watch (unless you specifically want it for diving) we recommend you buy a luxury dress watch from Chronoexpert. You will be able to wear it to formal occasions and it will easily fit with your suits. A dive watch with a suit just isn’t cool unless you are James Bond – and we know you’re not!
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