5 reasons why people should wear watches

I remember how excited I was when I received my first wristwatch on my 10th birthday. I was so proud, even though it was just a cheap childish watch. I ran around asking my friends and family to ask me the time so that I could proudly look at my watch and tell them. Nowadays, I guess kids hardly experience the same feeling since we are surrounded by digital devices. Those modern devices especially smartphones can give you almost all sources of information including the time. However, here are five reasons why watches are still necessary and desirable.


Fashion industry has taken wristwatches from battlefields in the late 19th and early 20th century to become a modern fashion accessory (New York Times). With many different brands and designs in the market, your watch choice nowadays can really make you stand out. Luxurious watches can also be a showcase of your prestige or social status.

For me, accessories create and define a women’s personal style. The bag she carries, the watch on her wrist, her jewelry, her sunglasses, her shoes all define a look that is her signature.” – The legendary designer Ralph Lauren

With either sports-luxe style or elegant bracelet, a watch can become a sophisticated detail added to a woman’s style. It can create a strong impression when she shakes hands or holds phones. That little thing on her wrist helps to perfect any appearance from a minimal look, a posh outfit to an office dress.

Accessory for men - Von Doren

Watches are the only jewelry men can wear, unless you are Mr. T” - Gordon Bethune, Former CEO of Continental Airlines

While women have a wide selection of fashion accessories and jewelry, men have only watches as their truly choice. Instead, a man can build a small collection of watches, change straps to suit the occasions and find the one that perfectly fits his lifestyle. If he wears a type of watch long enough, people will recognize it as his signature. I remember a male fashion blogger said that he received the most compliments for his watch, not the clothes he had.


Imagine you were in a rush to get to a job interview and forget your phone, how would you be sure that you would be there on time? The answer is simply a watch. You would turn your wrist and know how much time you have left. For such a forgetful person like me, a watch can sometimes be a lifesaver.