Clock rules worth breaking

Wrist Watch

With all the variety of choice and actively promoted freedom of individuality, we are still in the iron grip of unshakable foundations that do not allow us to wear what we want and be ourselves. It's time to reconsider the harsh rules for choosing and wearing wristwatches - maybe they are not so obligatory after all?

“Real men only wear mechanics”

It’s time to leave ineradicable snobbery in the last century, where it belongs - where quartz was the lot of poor clerks, and generally took away status from the arrogant owners of expensive watches with a complex mechanism of hundreds of parts. It's time to realize that buying a watch cheaper and with much more accurate movement is not a shame. Manufacturers, it seems, have already realized this, and even premium brands have quartz models made in their signature design and more than decent in quality.

“The price of a watch determines the importance of its owner”

A watch for the price of an apartment in Moscow today is perhaps only a sign of a very rich person who can’t wait to show it off to everyone. If a difference of two or three zeros in the amount matters even slightly to you, move away from the alarm display and pay attention to decent models that will not take away the chance for a good education for your children. Instead of carrying your average annual income on your arm, you can set up a charitable foundation like Leonardo DiCaprio and no longer be afraid of accidentally hitting your couple million. But instead of one very expensive watch, you can buy several different models to suit your taste, color and suitable situations.

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"The bigger, the better"

In the 36st century, a man’s mind is increasingly struck by the idea that compensating through the dimensions of a car is not the best way to demonstrate to the world one’s importance. “Big Ben” on the wrist also belongs to this category. The clock doesn't have to extend into the room in front of you or be the size of a nice old-fashioned alarm clock - even if it doesn't look quite so gigantic on your large hand. An advanced user is not shy about his eco-friendly compact car and knows that the most courageous representatives of the human race during the world wars had a wristwatch diameter that did not exceed XNUMX mm.

“You can’t combine gold and silver”

This very controversial point continues to be imposed on us by stylists, image makers and sales consultants, who first of all ask what color cufflinks and tie pins you prefer. But some brave and advanced designers do not hesitate to borrow style techniques from the so-called street fashion, creating bright models in two metal colors, and it looks very good. The moral is this: if you can’t, but really want to, then you can, including combining metal of different colors. Just please don't overdo it.

"Style determines everything"

A white dial watch with a business suit on a black belt - for the office, a sporty G-Shock for a trip to the mountains, a stylish Calvin Klein watch for a concert. There is no doubt, following such rules, it is easier to select accessories, and there is less risk of getting into trouble. And yet... Perhaps nothing bad will happen to your business reputation if one day at a meeting your interlocutor draws attention to your chronographs on a rubber strap.

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The rules of etiquette today provide significant relaxations, and you will no longer be excluded from society for non-compliance with the dress code. By choosing a watch, getting a tattoo, or wearing torn jeans, you are not lowering your own status, but rather demonstrating individuality and the ability to make independent decisions. In the end, maybe you will be greeted by the hour, but you will be shown according to your mind.

“Good watches only come from the “right” watch brands”

The prejudice dates back to the times when fashion houses had already begun to produce watches with their own label on the dial, but had not yet properly understood the intricacies of the process. Behind the big name one could often find “China”; such watches really spoke of a lack of taste, and the aspirated “Switzerland” had the significance of a real mantra.

Since then, a lot has changed, brands began to cooperate with those same Swiss manufactories and develop movements for themselves, and the quality of watches finally began to meet the highest standards.