The Different Protocols of Wearing a Watch
Men who are well aware of styling trends and in vogue protocols will never wear a black belt with brown shoes, a pre-tied bow tie, cufflinks that do not match the metallic color of their watch, socks that are not the color of their pants and even pajamas outside the house. Dressing up and styling is itself a complete code of life, which many are unaware of.
Similarly, when it comes to wearing or carrying a watch people are quite uninformed and fuzzy in their scope of knowledge. They tend to make very obvious mistakes that in return cost them a damaged image.
Knowing what to wear when will make you avoid making faux-pass and allow you sport your timepiece with confidence and poise.
RIGHT WRIST OR LEFT WRIST
In the older days the rule of thumb was to wear your watch on non-dominant wrist in order to avoid collision with objects and to keep the opponent away from getting distracted. But in today’s era, do not let the tradition dominate your comfort. Practice whatever you find appropriate.
DO NOT WEAR A SPORTS WATCH WHEN DRESSEP UP FORMALLY
Just because James Bond wore it, it does not mean that you should also get on the band vegan and follow him blindly without knowing that facts and trends. Sports watches are bulky and may not fit under the shirt sleeves and the jacket. Rather if you would do this it will be quite a tell-tale of your lack of knowledge when it comes to watch wearing. So AVOID!
CONSIDER THE TIME OF THE DAY
Just like you will never sport a tuxedo to a Sunday brunch and pajamas to a wedding, similarly, wear a light dialed watch like white, beige, silver during the day time and a dark dialed watch like black, gold Rolex, bronze at night.
DO NOT BE RUDE BY CHECKING YOUR WATCH TIME AND AGAIN
Either you are in a meeting, date or a family dinner, checking your phone every now and then will signify rudeness as well as ill mannerisms. It certainly denotes that you have other important things on your mind which have precedence over your present company or you feel bored with them. There can be several unnoticeable ways to check your watch that too not very frequent.
MAKE IT FIT
Watches are also a part of your clothing. Just like you will not wear an ill fitting shirt or loose pants or a bigger shoe, watches also need to be fixed according to the size of your wrist. You should not wear anything that is too loose to keep falling off your wrist as well as it will appear quite odd if it is too small to be tied around the wrist.
CHANGE WHILE YOU CAN
It is advisable to not wear the same watch every day, even if you own only one timepiece for several and obvious reasons. First off, it would not match your outfit most of times as for different social occasions one needs to dress up accordingly like you will dress up in formal attire at work while to the gym you will adorn a casual sporty look and most definitely one single watch will not match with all the different looks. For once, skip wearing a watch as giving a break to your most favorite time piece will make it last longer.