May 22, 2018

Round Up: Three Stylish Watches To Pair With A Suit

By: Russ Zalatimo

These three timepieces are the perfect accessories for professional attire.

Since the advent of the cellphone, the use of watches to tell time has dwindled a bit, yet watches are still a vital accent to menswear. Whether super upscale or business casual, a watch can be an idyllic accessory that pulls a whole outfit together. However, when it comes to business wear, watches are an even greater necessity. Here’s why: much like pocket watches a century ago, wristwatches add an air of sophistication to every distinguished gentleman. The materials used (oftentimes Gold, Sterling Silver, Platinum, or Leather) reflect a flair of luxury that screams both success and professionalism. And yes, watches can vary greatly in price. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a watch that fits you. Here are a few things to know before going into your watch hunt:

Watches Increase In Value

While many items depreciate once you put them on, watches do not. Think of how many timepieces that are family heirlooms, and you’ll soon realize that a watch is more of an investment than a splurge. Pick a watch you’d like to grow with.

Authorized Watch Retailers Are The Best Places To Purchase

Most authorized retailers for watches offer a discount of at least 20% of the face value of most luxury brand watches. Places like Tourneau even offer pre-owned watches in excellent condition. Just be sure they’re actually certified and not looking to scam investors. The percentage discount is a great indicator of who’s real and who’s not.

There’s No Best Watch To Buy

Sure, there are certain watches that are the “Aston Martin” or “Ferrari” of watches, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best for you. If you have the means to invest in top tier, then that’s certainly an option. But watches are an extension of one’s personality, so choose one that makes you feel proud to don it on your wrist.

Keeping that information in mind, here are three watches to consider as you research your purchase, from high end pricing to more affordable:

Rolex Day-Date 40 In Everose Gold

Price: ~$37,500

Now over sixty years old, the Day-Date is an institution for the Rolex brand. This particular watch only comes in 18 ct Gold or Platinum, and the iconic President Bracelet was initially made specifically for this watch. In Everose Gold, the Day-Date pops; the chocolate dial and grooved bezel add just a touch of style, while the day feature makes this watch even more functional.

IWC Portugieser Automatic In Black

Price: ~$10,500

IWC Schaffhausen has a number of sophisticated watches amongst their renowned Portugieser series. The Black Automatic combines the two worlds of modern and timeless, through its combination of Leather and Steel. The Black leather strap is perfect for those who prefer leather over a metal bracelet, and the stainless steel bezel makes this a perfect watch for either daily meetings or special occasions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 In Blue

Price: ~$5,700

Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual collection is an affordable option for adding a detail of luxury to your everyday accessories. In stainless steel, this watch commands a presence, though is understated just enough. With a blue bezel, the pop of color strays from a traditional black or white, though still speaks classy.





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