Before everybody owned a mobile phone or other smart accessories that show time, almost everybody wore a watch. Whether it was on the wrist or in their pocket, everyone wore a watch to know what time it was.
Today, the world is so technologically advanced that we can see time on almost all devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers, smartwatches, TVs, etc. Even refrigerators can show time!
Therefore, you may wonder – “Why would I bother buying a watch in the first place?” Well, even though there are many devices that show time, that doesn’t mean you should not own a wristwatch.
Why Should You Buy and Wear a Wristwatch?
There are plenty of reasons to own and wear a watch. Here are the most important ones:
1. Primary function – keeping track of time
Obviously, you should get a watch to easily find out the time at any given moment. Sometimes, our smartphones are not that easily accessible. They are usually in our pockets or bags. In order to find out the time, you have to reach into your pocket or bag, take the phone out, unlock it and find out what is the time.
If you are unable to keep your phone in your hand at all times, but you need to check the time frequently, the solution is obvious! Buy a wristwatch and check out the time in a matter of seconds. Just twist your wrist and there it is. It will save you time and effort.
On the other hand, a wristwatch can improve your business look. For instance, if you are at a business meeting and you need to check the time. You will always look more professional if you decide to look at your wristwatch than your mobile phone in the middle of the meeting.
Besides telling time, a watch can have other interesting features like water resistance, chronograph, calendar, time in different time zones, moon phase, etc.
2. Expression of personal style
Wristwatches are made of various materials and in various colors and styles. So, what kind of wristwatch you choose to buy says a lot about your personal style. It is a great way to show your sense of fashion.
Women have a lot of fashion accessories at their disposal, and a wristwatch is just another way of expressing their style. On the other hand, men usually don’t wear a lot of jewelry or accessories. So, a wristwatch is a great way of expressing their personal style.
In general, a watch can say a lot about a person. It can show whether a person likes to follow current trends or classic trends and what colors and types of watches he or she likes.
3. Status symbol
Wristwatches are not there just to show time, they can show class and status. The variety of wristwatches goes from the cheap knock-offs or replicas, through the affordable ones, all the way to the luxury watches that can cost thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars!
So, if you are able to afford an expensive luxury watch, that can say a lot about your social status. For the same reason, wristwatches can be a great heirloom. It can be a vintage watch, a unique watch, or simply a beautiful expensive wristwatch that people pass from generation to generation. Just like grandma’s jewelry, it can be grandma’s or grandpa’s wristwatch.
4. Wristwatches are reliable
We constantly use smart devices for so many purposes. The main problem with these devices is the battery that drains too fast. So if your smartphone or tablet turns off because of the battery, you will not be able to know the time.
On the other hand, watches can keep ticking for a long, long time (some watches, so-called automatic watches can even be charged by arm movement). This is a more reliable option for you because you will always be able to check the time.
5. You could increase efficiency and productivity
Time management is a very important skill in today’s fast-paced world. If you can manage your time efficiently, you can get more things done. And the wristwatch will only help you to achieve this goal!
Not only that you will easily and quickly be able to find out what time it is, but you will also not be tempted to lose your precious time. As we know, checking your smartphone or tablet always carries a “danger” of being tempted to check out something else on your phone. It can be messages, the news, social media, etc. And once you do check something, it will consume your precious time very quickly.
When the time is accessible so easily and fast, you will organize your tasks better, which will lead to people see you as a more professional and reliable person and colleague that appreciates the importance of time.