What they have always said is true: “Time is GOLD”. Perhaps, it is for this exact same reason why watches have become so important in our lives.
Of all the different kinds of watches available today, wrist watches are probably the most important. In fact, wrist watches foe men can be used to assess his status or even his achievements in life. For women, however, a wrist watch is more of an extra piece of jewelry. This may be due to the fact that because of the advancements in technology, a lot of devices that have the capability of displaying time have been developed like cell phones, for instance. As a result, the wrist watch has slowly lost its time-keeping function. But even so, it is important to remember that the main function of wrist watch is to help its wearer determine the time so as to properly organize his daily activities.
When the wrist watch was initially introduced, the design was strictly mechanical. As technology progressed, this design was replaced by electronic pulses or quartz vibrations. The most common wrist watches or those that are solely used for timekeeping are those that have quartz movements. Simple wrist watches such as this are also the most affordable. Expensive, collector’s item wrist watches, on the other hand, are valued more because of their aesthetic appeal rather than their timekeeping capabilities. These expensive wrist watches also have purely mechanical movements and are powered by springs. Modern wrist watches, in contrast, do not only display the time but also the date. Additional features of modern wrist watches also include timers (also known as a chronograph), alarms, and even a GPS and heart rate monitoring capabilities.
True, a wrist watch can be worn as a functional accessory by both men and women. And although, nowadays, it is accepted to wear a wrist watch anytime and anywhere anyone pleases, there are still a couple of rules of etiquette for wearing them.
First, it is important to have an everyday watch. The everyday watch, more than anything, should be durable, comfortable to wear and should have a neutral color so that it can go with any color combination. Stainless steel wrist watches are the most preferred type for an everyday watch although plastic and rubber wrist watches can also be used.
You should also have a formal wrist watch, which you can wear on certain occasions like weddings, formal parties, opera or theaters, and other similar events. The formal wrist watch is usually made of a precious metal like silver, gold, and/or platinum. It should also look as discreet a possible and must have an analogue display rather than a digital one. The secret to wearing a formal wrist watch is to have the rest of your accessories match your watch. Simply put, a woman wearing a silver necklace must wear a silver watch while a man wearing a suit with gold cufflinks should wear a gold watch.
There are also sport wrist watches that can be used in outdoor activities like diving, racing, etc. These kinds of wrist watches are used more for their features than for timekeeping.