Why And How to Buy The Perfect Watch For Boyfriend

Why should a modern man wear a wrist watch when he could easily consult his phone for a quick time-check? A lot of people ask this question. When I talk with some girl friends, they are not sure if watch for boyfriend is still a good idea. I always tell them, it is not just a good idea, it is a GREAT IDEA!

Why And How to Buy The Perfect Watch For Boyfriend

Why it is a great idea to buy watch for boyfriend?

1. Watches Are Convenient

Phones don’t keep you punctual. Watches do. A wrist watch is the most convenient way to tell the time. A quick glance towards your wrist is a much classier way to keep tabs on time during a conversation. On some occasions it is advisable to leave the phone concealed. For example, when you are on a meeting, a funeral, a wedding, a watch is a much more subtle and convenient way to check time.

2. Watches Provide Simplicity

When you wear a watch, it’s less likely you will fall back on your phone as a distraction. Often, checking the phone for time results in a rabbit-trail of activities including checking every messenger app, email and Facebook. With a watch, you won’t have such distractions.

3. Watches Are Functional

Any item inspired by the military has a functional use. Wrist watches included. The best watches are powered by ingenious mechanical clockwork technology that predates electricity. So when your cellphone runs out battery, you can trust the technology that keeps running on your wrist. Just think years of maintenance free time telling…..compare that to a smart phone’s 8 hours!

4. Watches Signal Style 

While women can show sense of fashion with dress, heels, bag, scarfs, hats, etc., men’s ways to show their styles are limited. For many single men, they are only going to be seen with two main accessories decorating their hands – a nice watch and a stylish pair of cuff links. Wrist watches make it easier for them to display their sense of style. Watches can communicate a lot about the wearer’s personality. I will talk later about how to pick the right watch depending on your boyfriend’s personality.

How to choose the right watch for boyfriend?

1. His style is classic.

If your boyfriend is the kind of guy that likes to wear clothes that have been in style since the middle of the last century, then his watch should do the same. Any watch that’s been around for a few decades, like a Rolex Submariner or Omega Seamaster, is your best bet.

What if I don’t want to buy a watch that will cost me an arm or a leg?

Not everyone is ready to invest in a Rolex. Luckily there are a lot of other options that have classic look and good quality but don’t cost you as much. Shinola and Tissot both make great mid-century modern-inspired watches for well under a grand.

Why And How to Buy The Perfect Watch For Boyfriend -Tissot T-Classic Tissot Tradition Silver Dial Men's watch
Tissot T-Classic Tradition Silver Dial Men’s watch

2. He loves fashion!

If your boyfriend is big in the fashion game, you will want to find him a watch that matches his sense of fashion. The easiest way is to check out men’s apparel brands, because a lot of them sell watches as well. For example, Armani Exchange sells latest trendy men’s clothing, and they also sell stylish watches for men. A watch for boyfriend from a fashion brand will look awesome with his hi-top sneakers, graphic tees and leather jacket.

Why And How to Buy The Perfect Watch For Boyfriend - Armani Exchange Men's AX2189 Black Watch
Armani Exchange Men’s AX2189 Black Watch

3. He is fitnessHolic!

It may seem slightly obvious, the Apple Watch is one of the best options out there for performance and style. However, depending on your budget, there are other athleisure watches that your boyfriend may love. To get a decent quality watch that doesn’t cost too much, you can check out some athletic brands. For example, PUMA has a lot of cool sport watches and some cost even lower than $100.

Why And How to Buy The Perfect Watch For Boyfriend - PUMA Men's PU102941001 Ultrasize Analog Display Sport Watch
PUMA Men’s Ultrasize Analog Display Sport Watch


And if you want to treat your boyfriend with a fancy sport watch, you can check out brands like TAG Heuer. The Formula 1 Chronograph Watch from TAG Heuer is a popular high-end sport watch. It is known for precise Swiss quartz movement, and water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet). Therefore it is a perfect watch for recreational scuba diving and other outdoor sports.

Why And How to Buy The Perfect Watch For Boyfriend - TAG Heuer Men's CAH1110.BA0850 Formula 1 Chronograph Watch
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Watch

How to pick the right size of watch for boyfriend?

When it comes to sizing, most men’s watches range from 38mm to 46mm. Thirty-nine to 43mm diameters tend to fit most wrists. In order to get the perfect fit, you probably need to find a way to measure the size of your boyfriend’s wrist.

  • If his wrist is 6 to 7 inches, then he will be a small to medium wrist size. The small to medium diameter cases are 38mm, 40mm, and 42mm.
  • If his wrist is 7.5 to 8 inches in circumference, that will be more proportional with large cases which are 44-46mm.

Most stores can help you adjust the length of straps after your purchase. Your local watchsmith can also do that. Therefore you don’t really need to be afraid that the size won’t fit.

Well here you go. I hope this post give you some useful information. And I would love to hear your opinion on whether or not giving watch to boyfriend is still a good idea. Please comment and share your ideas.

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