Men aren’t known to wear jewellery often, but watches are a piece they can sport every day with ease. Watches are decorative, commemorative, and of course useful – and can tell a lot about the wearer from a first glance. This is why they make ideal gifts for any occasion.
Wrist watches are designed with a stainless steel backing, and a sturdy strap made of various materials such as leather or rubber. Because most people lead relatively active lifestyles, it’s a good idea to shop around for shockproof and waterproof models no matter who it’s for. It doesn’t have to be something high-tech for extreme underwater diving, but just enough to prevent significant damage from everyday situations, such as dish washing or house repairs.
A wristwatch made of durable metal is a great statement piece, and dresses up any business suit or professional outfit. Gold is a classic choice, a silver shade is easy to match with other accessories, and bronze is a more modern and unique take on metallics. You can even find a combination of different metals for versatility. Most metal watches are not easily adjustable on a daily basis, but if you are unsure of the wrist size, many watch manufacturers allow for free sizing. Wristwatches with leather bands are also a classic option, and are easily self-adjustable.
You can find mens watches for sale online as well as in specialty stores. Many recognisable brands sell designer watches as well. The Italian fashion company Armani sells a great assortment of mens watches Nixon, and is a sophisticated brand. The popular jeans company Diesel is a high-end company geared towards a younger audience. And companies such as Timex and Seiko are proven classics, known for their durability and staying power.
Pocket watches are less commonly worn, but make a great commemorative gift item. These classic timepieces can easily be personalised, with the wearer’s initials or a meaningful symbol engraved on the cover. Some pocket watches can also hold another device such as a compass, so it makes for a great survival tool for outdoor activities.
Even boys love receiving watches for presents. Children’s watches feature big numbers to help teach them how to tell time, and sometimes have popular characters on the watch faces. Some digital models include an alarm or stopwatch, perfect for kids interested in technology.
Special features on a watch are perfect for active men. Stopwatches and lap counters are common with digital watches, and more expensive models provide GPS monitoring and map features – ideal for hikers, long-distance runners and cyclists. These timepieces can double as daily watches as well as sporting equipment, multi-purpose items are a big hit with men.
Worn every day or saved for special events, watches are a useful and meaningful accessory for men. Whether it’s for an anniversary, graduation, wedding or other important milestone, a watch is a wonderful gift to commemorate any special occasion.