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Our Recommended Merchants To Buy Swiss Mens Watches

History
Men's watches were relatively unheard of during the 19th century. In those days, a distinguished gentleman kept a watch in his vest's side pocket, with the watch chain draped across his vest from the pocket to a suit buttonhole. The watch should not be visible although a decorative fob may be. Time-checking in itself became an elaborate ritual: the gentleman reaches into his pocket, withdraws the timepiece, carefully opens the case, tells the time, and replaces the watch by doing it all again in reverse.

What's Current?
Such rituals are unheard of these days when almost everything is done at a furious pace. Even nanosecond (one billionth of a second) measurements have reached our consciousness – this is how much our lives are affected by the passing of time in the present age. More ubiquitous than a mobile phone, men's watch has become an indispensable piece of jewelry. The watch has indeed come a long way since those languid years, but one thing hasn't changed – men's watches aren't just fashion accessories; they are true hallmarks of a gentleman's stature.

Wearing a men's watch is also the most subtle way of revealing your status and lifestyle to the world. As they say, you can buy yourself a BMW Roadster, but you can't take it to the boardroom with you.

What Should I Buy?
There is a plethora of men's watches to choose from, and they can be categorized into different groups, depending on where you intend to wear it and the image you want to project. For instance, a high-profile watch such as a Cartier or a Rolex may reflect a desire to be noticed, while a Patek Philippe or an Audemars Piguet can evoke a sense of taste and refinement; all these men's watches, however, convey a character of success and power.

If you're into an active lifestyle, you can choose a Breitling, a Tag Heuer, or an Omega. They are the ultimate expressions of a brutish pedigree, and although large and trendy, these chronographs can still manifest a sense of panache. The faces on sportswatches for men are more likely to be filled with multifunction subdials and functions such as stopwatches, barometers, and compasses.

And although you're sporty by day, you're still required to tone down the Sea Wolf and dress up to the nines at night with a men's fashion watch. If you're big-wristed, choose a larger dial and wider strap, regardless of whether it's of brushed stainless or crocodile skin. Being mindful of the size of a man's watch will keep it from looking too feminine and minuscule on your wrist.

What's Your Age
It is also an unwritten rule that men need to buy watches according to their ages. For instance, a men's luxury watch such as a Rolex GMT would be incongruous on the wrist of a 23-year old yuppie. Similarly, when you're 35 or older, you should have already moved up from the Fossils and DKNYs to men's dress watches such as the IWCs and the Baume & Merciers.

Final Words
But as with any of your accessories, your best bet would be to purchase a piece that best reflects your personality. Fashion gurus would tell you that a good first impression generally comes from the self-confidence, so don't attempt to wear anything you wouldn't feel comfortable with.

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