I want to talk about Wrist Watches For Men and how useful a watch can be. there are many different types of watches and I don’t mean different as in digital and mechanical, but for many different needs. For example, there are watches for diving, for hunting, for workouts, for jewelry, or just telling time..
The right watch can do many things for you, it can sound an alarm to remind you of taking your meds, some have a compass, or count steps, etc..
So I will go more into detail about the different wrist watches for men, of course, women can use this info to, but I will talk more specifically about the ones designed for men.
Let’s Dive In
A dive watch is used to keep track of minutes you are underwater. Its is a lot of exciting things down there and you might not remember when you started your dive. There are different times a diver is allowed to stay at a specified depth. And they must stay above the surface for a specific time between dive’s. And more…
I don’t know who invented the dive watch, but it was Rolex that made the dive watch very popular. Rolex who bought the patent for the Oyster watch case, featuring a hermetic seal in 1926.
The Bezel, is a ring with minute markings on, that you can turn. It is usually marked 0-10-20etc in big number so it’s easier to see underwater. You Turn the 0 mark to the minute hand, and then you can easily see how long you have been underwater. You can also time other things with it, like boiling eggs or other cooking things
The look of the Dive watch is very popular, it looks really good, it is some dispute out there about who made that look, but whoever it was, Thank you, it is beautiful. If u want to get one, remember that there are a lot of watches out there that looks like a dive watch, but they don’t function like one. For example, the bezel doesn’t turn and it’s not waterproof.
A hunting/hiking/fishing watch can usually have many cool functions. One of the functions is GPS. What is really cool about this, is that you can mark your location, so if you put up a trap camera or something, you can mark that position, so you can find your way back to that point later and it will tell you how far away it is. You can also record your hike, so it can tell you how far you have gone, how high you have climbed, what your average speed and your current speed is. If you want you can look up different tracks you have recorded before and follow the same track again.
They also have an altimeter that track’s your vertical movement, and they have a barometer that tells the trend in air pressure. It can tell you the sunset and sunrise times, and a compass and they have step count, some even have a flashlight, which can come in handy if you lost your flashlight in the dark.
These types of watches usually looks big and solid. They are very durable. It looks good on people that have an outdoorsy look. I would not recommend a linen strap on these due to they get very smelly after a hike, but you can change them pretty easy with the right tools.
Let’s Work Out!
A fitness watch can be an excellent tool to keep in shape. They have a heart rate sensor. They have swim mode in which you can get info like, workout duration, you can see the distance, you can see calories burned, and you can see your heart rate.
For jogging and cycling you can get, a google map overlay, that uses your GPS location. So you can see the route you have traveled. you also get a work out summary. That tells you things like duration, calories, elevation, descents, distance, pace, and heart rate. Some also have a sleep mode, so it can tell you if you have had a good night sleep. A lot of them also have some smartwatch features, like u can play music. Most of them are waterproof for 50m.
Of the designs on these, some look like a smartwatch and some look more like a wrist band. I like the band looks better, but everyone has their own taste. But looks are not what you should think too much about when you want a fitness watch, how it works is a lot more important in this case.
A dress watch is usually very simple watches they don’t do much more than tell time, they are just an accessory for when you are wearing a suit. So with a watch, you want to match the formality of your outfit, with the formality of your watch.
So if you are at a black-tie event, on that level of formality, you should only wear a dress watch or nothing at all. But if you are wearing a business suit you could wear both a dress watch or a dive watch.
A dress watch is not the same as a luxury watch even tho they can both be very expensive, a luxury watch is more Bling for a lack of a better word, and some can be just pure art, like, I would never wear one but I would love to display one. Dress watch is all about simplicity, it should not stand out when you wear it, it should match your suit and kinda blend in as a part of the outfit.
So now, we have covered Dive watch, Hiking/Hunting/fishing watch, Fitness watch, and a dress watch. As you see they have many functions for different uses. They also have their own styles that match different outfits. So if you want to look your best, get one that matches your personal style, and needs.
There are still more styles of wristwatches for men out there that I will cover another time.
Hope you enjoyed reading this, and have a good day.