If you’re looking to add to your assortment of timekeepers, here are the only watch styles you really need to look out for.
Classic and uncomplicated, a simple dress watch is the most wearable of all watch styles. Look for designs with minimal detailing on the dial and a smooth, black leather strap that will pair back with your dress shoes and belt.
Wear this style to work with a suit, as well as formal occasions.
Slightly more casual than polished black, a brown leather dress watch is the accessory of choice for a lighter, neutrals-based wardrobe (think khaki chinos, linen shirts, brown desert boots etc.). Gold hardware pairs handsomely with a naturally aged tan leather design.
Wear this style to smart-casual occasions.
A clear statement maker, stainless steel watches will add a sharper edge to every look. Avoid styles with oversized markings and opt for fine detailing in the sub dials instead. If you’re concerned about fit, most styles allow you to add or remove links in the bracelet.
Wear this style with everything from tailored business shirts to slim-fitting polos.
If your life is a little more action-packed, then a sports watch with a silicone rubber strap is the preferred design. They’re lighter on the wrist and less likely to show wear and tear than leather and metal. Look for styles with analogue dials for a more sophisticated finish.
Wear this style with your everyday workwear and weekend looks.
With casual watches, the appeal is in the simplicity. Noticeably more relaxed than any of the other styles, a good off-duty watch typically has a flexible strap made of mesh, nylon or canvas. Bonus points if you find designs that can be interchanged to suit your outfit for the day.
Wear this style with all laid-back looks.
For a more extensive range of men’s watches, discover all styles available online at THE ICONIC.
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