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Choosing The Right Watch for The Right Occasion

Posted on June 13 2019

Following the dress code of an event may be a widely accepted rule but why not take it up a notch and choose the perfect watch to match the occasion. Not only will it help tie up your look together, but also gives you a better impression on others.

Following the dress code of an event may be a widely accepted rule but why not take it up a notch and choose the perfect watch to match the occasion. Not only will it help tie up your look together, but also gives you a better impression on others.

5 Types of Men’s Watches

5 Types of Men’s Watches

Dress Watch

Dress Watch

A slim and minimal analog timepiece with a traditionally white, cream, gray, or black dial. Typically shaped in smaller rectangular or round shaped dial with gold or silver case.

Fastened with a quality leather band in black or brown, project minimal elegance, and opt for a simple leather finish rather than a more exotic lizard or alligator band.

A slim and minimal analog timepiece with a traditionally white, cream, gray, or black dial. Typically shaped in smaller rectangular or round shaped dial with gold or silver case.

Fastened with a quality leather band in black or brown, project minimal elegance, and opt for a simple leather finish rather than a more exotic lizard or alligator band.

Dive Watch

Dive Watch

Originally worn as a tool or work watch. They are built to withstand the pressure of underwater of at least 100 meters.

Although they are rarely worn for the exact intended purpose now, a divers watch still serves a powerful statement in a timepiece.

Originally worn as a tool or work watch. They are built to withstand the pressure of underwater of at least 100 meters.

Although they are rarely worn for the exact intended purpose now, a divers watch still serves a powerful statement in a timepiece.

Skeleton Watch

Easily recognized from the stripped dial that exposes the inner workings of a watch. They are favored by watch collectors as they give both the satisfaction of aesthetics and functionality.

Easily recognized from the stripped dial that exposes the inner workings of a watch. They are favored by watch collectors as they give both the satisfaction of aesthetics and functionality.

Chrono/ Sports Watch

Particularly designed for sports activities. They feature functional gadgets and smart technologies that are more detailed such as water resistance feature, chronograph, and helium escape valve.

Particularly designed for sports activities. They feature functional gadgets and smart technologies that are more detailed such as water resistance feature, chronograph, and helium escape valve.

Casual Watch

Typically larger than a dress watch with a black or navy dial. They feature a clean dial without sporty complications and fastened with a metal bracelet which is more casual than a dark or canvas band.

Designed to be worn with casual or informal attire, you can swap the casual strap with a fine leather strap to make it a dress watch.

Now that we have sorted out the categories of must-have watches, it is finally time to get into which timepiece you need to strap around your wrist depending on the occasion.

Typically larger than a dress watch with a black or navy dial. They feature a clean dial without sporty complications and fastened with a metal bracelet which is more casual than a dark or canvas band.

Designed to be worn with casual or informal attire, you can swap the casual strap with a fine leather strap to make it a dress watch.

Now that we have sorted out the categories of must-have watches, it is finally time to get into which timepiece you need to strap around your wrist depending on the occasion.

Black Tie/ White Tie

A minimal dress watch with a classic gold or silver case and fine black leather band is as formal as it can get. Alternatively, you may opt for a Skeleton or Tourbillon for a high-end option.

You may also match the case to any accessories in the same shade such as belt buckles, suspended clasps, cufflinks, shoelace aglets, rings, or pocket accessories.

A minimal dress watch with a classic gold or silver case and fine black leather band is as formal as it can get. Alternatively, you may opt for a Skeleton or Tourbillon for a high-end option.

You may also match the case to any accessories in the same shade such as belt buckles, suspended clasps, cufflinks, shoelace aglets, rings, or pocket accessories.

Business Dress/ Formal

Silver or gold case dress watch with minimal complications and fine leather bands is a business dress worthy. Play it safe and go for a simpler yet classic combo of a dark conservative suit. You can also opt for divers watch or even a skeleton watch for a bolder look.

Silver or gold case dress watch with minimal complications and fine leather bands is a business dress worthy. Play it safe and go for a simpler yet classic combo of a dark conservative suit. You can also opt for divers watch or even a skeleton watch for a bolder look.

Business Casual

Dress down but still keep it casual with a chronograph or non-gold case dress watch. Paired best with a clean, classic, and understated light shade of suits.

Dress down but still keep it casual with a chronograph or non-gold case dress watch. Paired best with a clean, classic, and understated light shade of suits.

Casual

Dressing casual is all about understated comfort. A simple Chrono or larger dress watch fastened with metal bands are the go-to picks. You can still choose a leather band but keep in mind to not let it you appear overdressed.

Dressing casual is all about understated comfort. A simple Chrono or larger dress watch fastened with metal bands are the go-to picks. You can still choose a leather band but keep in mind to not let it you appear overdressed.

Sports

Sport watches are built with water resistance feature that can withstand water-based and other activities. Chrono and diver watch are some of the classic sport watches that are functional and tough.

You might have heard this before, but a watch says a lot about a man. It might be hard to determine if a watch fits an occasion but considering the reassuring message you are putting out by picking the perfect one, it is seriously worth the extra effort.

Here are some of the settings that call for dress watches:

 

      • White collar office
      • Business casual office
      • Important client meeting
      • Wedding
      • Garden party
      • Black tie event
      • Charity event
      • Elegant restaurant
      • Orchestra
      • Theater
      • Golfing

 

Not forgetting the settings that call for casual/sport/divers watches:

      • Backyard barbecue
      • Sailing
      • Biking
      • Other sporting events
      • Business casual office
      • Gatherings
      • Casual restaurants

Sport watches are built with water resistance features that can withstand water-based and other activities. Chrono and diver watch are some of the classic sports watches that are functional and tough.

You might have heard this before, but a watch says a lot about a man. It might be hard to determine if a watch fits an occasion but considering the reassuring message you are putting out by picking the perfect one, it is seriously worth the extra effort.

Here are some of the settings that call for dress watches:

 

      • White-collar office
      • Business casual office
      • Important client meeting
      • Wedding
      • Garden party
      • Black tie event
      • Charity event
      • Elegant restaurant
      • Orchestra
      • Theater
      • Golfing

 

Not forgetting the settings that call for casual/sport/divers watches:

      • Backyard barbecue
      • Sailing
      • Biking
      • Other sporting events
      • Business casual office
      • Gatherings
      • Casual restaurants

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