5 Reasons Why Watches Are A Great Fashion Accessory for Men

Have you wondered why so many men have an innate love for watches? The answer to this question is not as simple as one can imagine. While time keeping is one of the most important purposes of a wristwatch, many men like their time pieces because it reflects their personality, taste and reflection of thoughts. More so, unlike women, a watch is the only accessory that a man can flaunt. If you want to read more about how a watch can make a style statement, check out this post of mine. 
  Whether you want to reflect your great taste, sharp demeanor, professional expertise or cool personality, here are the top 5 reasons why watches are a superb fashion accessory for men -

Subtle Fashion Accessory 

Wristwatches are the most subtle fashion accessory for men. Some men go to great extends to showcase their individualism.  They may get a tattoo, piercings or don clothing that is over the top. While there is no problem with having an eclectic fashion sense, one may have to withhold their style out of adherence to dress code at office or societal and family reasons. Here's where watches come into place since they are a great fashion accessory that are minimalist and yet speak volumes about your personal taste and character. 

Family heirloom 
While some watches give you the convenience of tracking time, there are others that are valued because of exquisite craftsmanship and exclusivity. Such watches serve as great family heirloom which can be passed down from one generation to the other.  These are mostly limited edition watches that are manufactured by luxury watch makers in few numbers, with only a couple of pieces being produced sometimes. Being an owner of such a watch gives one the image of exclusivity and profound taste.

Undoubtedly a Functional Accessory 
If we look at the history of watches, it is interesting to discover how it has evolved from a clock / pocket watch to an accessory only the elite of the time could afford . The development of military wristwatches began during the First World War, a special request of the German army for their soldiers stationed at the guard tower. Today, military wristwatches are a coveted segment of luxury watches desired by men who are into adventure sports or want to pose a rugged look. They are extremely functional and have amazing features such as a solar rechargeable battery, digital compass, barometers or thermometer, water resistance etc. The wristwatch that we consider as an uber cool accessory has evolved over a period of time. At one point in time, the device was regarded as a piece of jewelry that only the noblemen could afford, but were was far from accurate and had to be wound twice a day.  Then, as people began to appreciate the usefulness of watches, the design of the time piece was changed and a strap was incorporated for better usability of the device. There was also a movement towards mass production and shift from mechanical watches to quartz watches. 

Impactful at work
If your work requires you to meet client or attend a board meeting, a classy, dignified and understated wristwatch is a clear winner.  It will go well with your suit or business attire. 

Reflection of Great Taste 
A man with great taste in wine and watches is a winner all the way.  These are two things that are great conversation starters at a gathering.  Luxury brands like Omega, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tissot or Hublot make watches that reflect style and good taste, assets that work well for men in some social settings. 

Today, the watch industry is huge. There are a number of watches of different shapes, size and price range.  You can opt for a designer watch or a high end luxury watch, depending upon individual taste and preference.