Yes, you can use your phone to tell the time, but there’s something so characterful about a wristwatch. Wearing a watch suggests an appreciation of craftsmanship, and an attention to detail in how you present yourself. People notice the finer details of your outfit, such as a wristwatch, beautiful stitching on a jacket or interesting buttons. I wear a Push (available at BT2 and IMMA) watch every day, but I’m longing for something more classic, with a masculine leather strap and traditional face. In fact, I’d like as many watches as I have handbags (that’s fewer than ten, but one for every mood or outfit). Here are three of my favourites.
This is a gent’s watch, but I love wearing pieces that are oversized. The textured brown leather strap is so classic and I love the modern hit of cobalt blue in the form of the face’s hands. It’s a pricey item, but it’s a piece for life.
The graphic look of this monochrome watch really appeals to me. It will work beautifully with smart tailoring, but will also help to dilute down the prettiness of a floral dress.
Classic colours and a traditional shape make for an extremely elegant piece, and at a great price. The tan leather strap combined with gold-plated brass face add real warmth to the overall feel of this watch. Perfect for off-duty outfits as much as office wear.