4 reasons to start wearing a watch today

In the last few decades, watches have all but disappeared from men’s wrists. But once upon a time, a watch was seen as a necessity - or else, you wouldn’t know the time of day and you’d be late for all of your important meetings. 

But nowadays, as smartphones have started becoming more common, the watch may seem like it’s no longer needed. Not true. In fact, watches can be more helpful than you think. Here’s the top 4 reasons why I think you should start wearing a watch today.

What are the benefits of wearing a watch?

1. They’re convenient

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “I don’t need a watch because I’ve got a phone”, I’d be a millionaire! But phones don’t keep you punctual - watches do. Watches are the most convenient and efficient way of telling the time. In fact, one study found that watch wearers were more conscientious and better planners than those with a bare wrist. 

And if you’re a forgetful person, watches can also be your lifesaver. For instance, imagine you’re rushing to get to a job interview and you forget your phone. How are you going to be sure that you won’t be late? Simple - just turn to your wrist and see how much time you have left. Then, once you get to your interview your watch could make the difference between making a positive and negative first impression, according to the same study. 

So in a world full of phones, tablets and computers, watches are usually the best choice for special occasions and situations. It’s here that I’ll mention that checking your mobile all the time is very rude. Peeking at your phone in the middle of something important, whether it be a date, a wedding or an interview, is often a bad look. Whereas watches are a much more subtle way to check the time. 

2. They’re functional

Watches were inspired by the military, so of course they’re functional! First used in the 19th century by the military to synchronise manoeuvres during war, the watch was built for precision. Since then, specialised watches have been used in the depths of the ocean by divers and high up in the sky by aviators.

So apart from allowing you to check the time hands-free, one of the biggest advantages of a watch is how long it can operate. Unlike your smartphone, which needs to be charged every 8 hours, a watch is made to be either self-powered through motion or use a small amount of energy from a battery. This saves you time and ensures its smooth operation. 

3. They provide simplicity

Given its simplistic design and features, when you wear a watch, it’s less likely you’ll fall back on your phone as a distraction. Often, checking your phone for the time results in a rabbit-trail of activities including checking every text, email and app available on our small screens. So when you need to keep track of something as important as time, a unique device to measure and manage it is justified. 

And sometimes, it’s as simple as you don’t want to bring your phone with you. It’s already a struggle tearing ourselves away from all the distracting features on our smartphones, so it can be freeing to leave your phone at home. And luckily, when all you need to do is check the time, your phone just isn’t necessary. 

4. It signals style

The fashion industry has taken wristwatches from battlefields in the last 19th century to become a modern fashion accessory. So in addition to helping wearers stick to their schedules, watches make it easier for men to display their sense of personal style. They’re a form of self-expression that help you to make a style statement. Not to mention a watch always make it look like you’ve put an effort into getting dressed that morning!

And what better way to communicate your personality and add interest to your outfit than with a fun and stylish watch strap?

Why you should choose Watch Straps Australia

Watch Straps Australia started back in 2014 when I was looking for a high-quality strap to support my investment watch. Since then, we’ve expanded to 111 different products. With premium nylon straps and slip-through leather straps in a range of different colours and styles for both men and women, we’re sure to have the perfect watch strap for you.

Watches can lift your style to a whole new level. So give it the best support possible with a high-quality strap by Watch Straps Australia. Shop the entire range today.


Posted on 02 September 2018 by Brad

Questions & Comments (1)

Totally agree

Well said Brad. Couldn’t agree more.


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