Looking for a watch but unsure about what is out there? Choosing the right watch is a process which requires consideration; with watches it is not the case of “one style fits all”.
Being knowledgeable about the different styles of watches is a great place to start when looking for your perfect wrist watch. A style classifies the design elements of a particular watch, and with watches ranging from all singing, all dancing to the practical and understated, it is important to classify watches so buyers have a clear picture of what they are getting.
Here’s what you need to know about three of the most popular watch styles.
Dress watches are a popular choice of watch, typically worn with formal attire. The height of the case is designed to be thin in order to sit comfortably below a cuff of a shirt, a suit jacket or coat sleeve.
Traditionally complications are not a widely found feature, with a central seconds or second sub dial present if any. Hour markers will be indices, Roman numerals, or Arabic numerals. In order to be a functional and sophisticated choice, the watch will have a leather band instead of a bracelet and come in conservative colours- dials are usually black, silver or white and straps are either black or brown.
In keeping with the recent trend where the size of watches has been growing steadily, dress watches are now mostly 42mm and under, with most between 36-40mm.