For gentleman, a watch can be your best or worst enemy in the fashion stakes. Within a moment of adorning your wrist it can move you up the style ladder but cautiously just as swiftly it can see you come crashing down.
Men can these day tend to be flippant when it comes to finding a versatile watch to meet the needs of a multi-adaptable wardrobe and lean towards garish timepieces that have more knobs than a Disclosure concert (no offense Disclosure it’s the people that listen to your music that is the problem!).
Harking back to the ‘good ol’days’ the fact a watch was a fashion statement was a secondary issue, what mattered the most was the craftsmanship that went into building such a product. Now with modern day manufacturing it is possible to have both a stylish watch whose production will mean it will last the test of time, becoming a foundation piece in the modern man’s wardrobe.
Timex made their name within the watch market by originally importing European made timepieces to the US market, offering them at affordable prices. They then went on to be the watch of choice for the US market during WWI, and have continued over a 150 year history to make their watches relevant and affordable to a wider global audience.
They have a fantastic breadth of products available but I have highlighted their men’s Waterbury collection (pictured above) as my personal favourite from the current range. Prices start from £69.99 for this range, and it ticks two key boxes for me with a clean simplistic face and very affordable price tag.
Following a sleek and uncluttered format allows this collection to be easily inserted into your daily outfit choices. It lends itself to be worn formally with a navy blue suit but equally men can team this with a chambray denim shirt for a more casual look.
Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man’s wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.