Whether you are thinking about a mechanical watch, a quartz watch, or just about any watch out there, the fact of the matter is that there is no ‘perfect’ watch for every occasion. There are good ones, but nothing that I would consider as the paragon of watches.
In this article, I will be talking about how you can choose a watch that is appropriate for the event that you are going to.
What Type of Person Are You?
Choosing a watch should not be solely focused on its feature set, but you also have to consider the personality of the person who’s wearing it. ‘What type of person are you?’ is the question that you should be asking if you are scouring the internet for the right watch. You see, your hobbies or the things that you do on a consistent basis can help you narrow down your choices considerably, thus allowing you to choose a much better timepiece than scrolling through the different watch catalogs online.
Are you a sporty person? Then perhaps, you should focus more on sports or chronograph watches since their features are more suited for your personality. Are you the type of person that wants to go to formal events? If that is so, a formal dress watch would be more apt for you.
Versatility is All that Matters
When you really think about it, any watch can be good for any occasion, provided that you are using the right things.
For instance, an aviation watch, as is, may not be the best choice for a casual business event, but it certainly transforms into one when you slap on a leather watch strap. The same goes for sports watches. The resin band that it usually comes with can be replaced with a metal watchband if necessary and could easily morph into a sleek dress watch with the same feature set.
Think about the materials that your watch is made of as a rule of thumb. Despite the fact that versatility is based on a couple of things, there are limitations to this. For example, a ceramic dress watch would make it look odd, especially if you are wearing one in a black-tie or corporate event.
Choose One That is Built to Be Versatile
If you really want to buy a watch that is good enough for every occasion, then you’d want one that is built specifically for all use-cases. A good example of this is the Rolex Datejust. Although it is deemed as a casual watch by watch enthusiasts, its look can actually complement a formal suit as well.
Another good example of a versatile watch is the Rolex Submariner. You can use it for sporting events as it is rugged enough to take some beating but it is also sleek in that you can comfortably wear one on a casual date, for instance. Other great examples of versatile watches include the Patek Philippe Nautilus line, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and the Tag Heuer Carrera, among many others.