Having run a watch store for quite some time now, I’ve come across people buying wristwatches for a lot of reasons over the years. However, I’ve also noticed that the people who buy watches have declined and that has something to do with smartphones and smartwatches.
Even though some new-age technology exists, it is still best for any person even in this day and age to be wearing a watch. Here are some of the good reasons why you should:
One of the reasons why so many people nowadays are not buying traditional watches anymore is that they already own smartphones. But, is it really convenient for you to fish out your phone from the pocket or purse just to tell the time? And, add to that the possibility of dropping your phone just by doing that.
With a watch, it is firmly secured on your wrist and you can easily tell the time just by looking at your wrist.
Helps You Gain Respect
Wear any luxury watch and you will instantly gain the respect of your peers. That is because if you buy such a timepiece with your own money, it will tell other people how well you’ve worked hard for it.
You Can Fish Some Compliments
To further add to the previous point, if you are wearing an elegant watch, you will always gain some compliments from others. It can instantly tell them that you have impeccable taste and a good eye for design.
You Respect the Craftsmanship
Most, if not all, of the smartphones that you see on the market, are all created using machines to help automate the entire process.
Although there are also some watches that are created using the same procedure, there are some that are carefully put in place by hand.
A skeleton watch, for example, is a timepiece that reflects the amazing craftsmanship that goes into creating a really good watch.
You Have Style
A man can only wear a few things that are deemed socially-acceptable and a watch is one of them. Wearing a really good watch that complements your overall look will tell others that you have an amazing style.
It Can Be an Heirloom Piece
There is a reason why you can still buy mechanical watches today and that is because the craftsmanship that goes with it can truly stand the test of time.
Despite the fact that they are a bit cumbersome to use (simply because you have to manually wind the mechanism every day for it to accurately tell the time), when given proper care, a good mechanical watch can last a lifetime and can be passed on to the next generation if you want.
It is Part of a Long Tradition
New technology will always come our way but the thing is that wearing a watch has been a longstanding tradition that has spanned across many centuries now. Do you really want to break that tradition?