The Style of Time

A guide to watches

November 11, 2013  by


Today it seems more and more to me that people are sporting watches less and less. In fact I happened to have a conversation with my roommates the other night about how none of them even own a watch. “A watch? What is that? Like the clock on my phone?”

I found this weird…because I own two…maybe I’m the weird one. *Bangs head on table.

But then I thought, no. I like my watches. I like having something anchoring my wrist—I actually feel weird like I’m missing something important when I don’t have one on—I like the way they look, and I like that I don’t have to pull my phone out of my pocket to check the time.

The problem though, is that good watches ain’t cheap, and when you’ve shelled out 200 big ones for that fancy phone of yours that does EVERYTHING, I can see why buying a watch may not seem like something you concern yourself with. Plus, with so many brands and styles out there it can be hard to pick one that suits you.

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So I say this to you, good sirs, a watch is more than just a timepiece. Some of them even tell you the date! But seriously, like everything else we wear, they are a statement and they tell a lot about the kind of person you are. So that’s why I’ve come up with a list of some watches that won’t completely deplete your bank account, but will also award you that modern, elegant style that we Classic Sirs strive for.

Let’s start off with my personal favorite:

Timex Andros from J. Crew-$118

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· Clean and elegant face
· Day and date displayed
· Changeable watch strap

Timex Weekender-$45

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· Elegant and simple face.
· Changeable watch strap

There’s a reason that Timex has been around forever. They make good reliable watches. But more than that, they aren’t outrageously expensive, and with this innovative little idea of removable watch straps, you can essentially have as many watches as you want in one. I absolutely love the idea of being able to change the strap to match what I’m wearing. Is that girly? I don’t care.

Next we’ve got another good ol’ staple Fossil.

The Townsman-$135

· Has the date displayed
· An update on a classic gold watch

The Agent Moonphase-$125


· Classic and versatile leather strap
· Iconic moon phase
· Clean golden style

Decker Silicone-$85


· Made of durable silicone
· Has the date
· Modern style

Nixon is another brand that makes good watches both in a classic style, and in a more modern style. Note* They also make some cool digital ones.

The Sentry SS-$200

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· Sleek stainless steel
· Complimenting blue hues
· Day and date displayed

The Newton-$125

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· Gents, I’m going to be honest here, I don’t really know if this one is digital or not. I don’t really know what this one is at all. What I do know, is that it looks futuristic, and I like that. The 22nd Century Classic Sir huzzah!

These have just been a few examples for your consideration, but trust me, you can spend hours online looking at all your options…not that I have…that would be weird…just let it go, ok?!

In the end, good sirs, I say opt for the watch. When I see another man wearing one I immediately think that not only does that man care about how he looks, but that he cares about being punctual. He knows where he has to be, and when he has to be there. And most importantly, he knows he’s going to always be on time.

Cheers, good sirs.

About the Author: Parker Bonello


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