Accessories are essential to add style and authenticity to your look, valid for both men and women. And among stylish men, when you think of accessories, you necessarily think of watches
Accessories are essential to add style and authenticity to your look, valid for both men and women. And among stylish men, when you think of accessories, you necessarily think of watches: with a chic or casual, flat or extra-flat, colourful or minimalist look, the models are very varied, allowing everyone to find the one that suits their style. But how do you choose it according to your look and personality?
Sports models for gentlemen with an urban style
Are you an active man and do you like to wear a casual look on a daily basis? Sports watches, of military inspiration, will perfectly complement your style. Equipped with a highly readable dial and several buttons, they are similar to a multifunctional accessory that accompanies you in your daily life by adapting to your lifestyle. They are also distinguished by their solidity, and their casual look allows them to slip easily into a look of the same style.
Among the models on the market, you have watches from the Seiko brand. The famous Japanese watchmaker offers a wide range of sports watches, mounted on a leather or nylon strap, automatic or solar powered. Very robust, they can withstand even extreme conditions and are designed to adapt to the lifestyle of the most active men.
The flat watch for the smartest
Are you more of a shirt and polo shirt, stylish with moccasins? Choose a flat or extra-flat watch that will perfectly match your look thanks to its elegance. Of course, the model is rather sober. But this simplicity highlights a chic and refined style. Most models on the market offer a stainless steel dial with a leather strap, but some brands do allow you to customize the model you choose. You will thus be able to choose the colour of the case or dial back, the length and the material of the strap, which can be made of leather, crocodile leather, metal or braided perlon.
The extra-flat watch is another variant of the same style. Its finesse also matches a classic style and is suitable for those who like to stand out.
The minimalist model for street-style enthusiasts
Are you a student and most often go out with a simple, urban-inspired look? There are models with a slim and refined design that can easily be worn with your style. The Citizen brand watches are examples of this.
Made of leather or steel, their simple look makes it possible to combine them with a sober look while maintaining style. Their finesse also makes them practical models to wear on a daily basis. Some are even made of rubber and are more suitable if you sometimes end the day with your friends to practice sports.
The vintage model for a dandy look
If you like to wear the vintage look, you should know that there are also watches designed for your style, and which stand out for their most original look: gold bracelet, square or rectangular dial. Trendy at the moment, they are easy to find, but if you are looking for the rarest models, you will have to visit specialized stores.
Thanks to their authenticity, these models go well with the most basic pieces in your wardrobe, for a classy look in shirts and jackets, or even for a more urban look for vintage watches with a more casual look.
Models dedicated to athletes
Do you want to keep your watch when you jog? Choose the rubber models for this purpose. Several brands now offer them, in order to offer a more appropriate model for use and style. It goes without saying that the model equipped with a steel dial and a leather strap does not match a sports outfit.
The rubber one is lighter and more resistant, it will be more comfortable for movement and resistant to sweat. Some are also equipped with a chronograph to monitor its performance.
If you plan to practice an outdoor activity without losing any of your style, you should rather equip yourself with a diver’s watch, the famous dive watches. With a blue or black dial, these models are the perfect match for casual wear.
They can also complete a light outfit in summer, allowing you to enjoy your sea trip without fear of water. Their rubber strap and waterproofing are designed to adapt to such uses.
Round, square, rectangular: which shape for which style?
The brands can offer their models in several variants, with a square, rectangular or round dial. The round dial model is the most commonly used among men, as it adapts to all styles. All you have to do is choose a model that matches your look, between sporty, chic and casual. Rarer, square or rectangular watches give a more formal look. They will therefore be perfect on a dressed outfit.
Buying your watch: how to choose the right size?
Finally decided on the model you’re going to buy? All you have to do is choose a suitable size to bring out the desired look. But how do we do that?
The safest way to find the right size is to measure your wrist with a tape measure, or if not, a ribbon or string. Then add half a centimetre to the measurement to get the ideal size.
For the diameter, you are free to choose it according to your taste. However, it is advisable to adapt it to the morphology of your wrist. If you have a small wrist, choose a model with a thinner strap. An imposing bracelet can visually crush your wrist, and remove part of the style.