Watches And The Modern Man
There was a time in fashion history when a man would buy one watch and one watch only. That one watch would be expected to last him for his lifetime. Often men got married, had kids, divorced, and were buried with one single practical watch attached faithfully to their wrists. So much so, you can almost hear all of that practical ticking coming from their graves.
That one single watch would be tasked with providing multiple duties for everything in everyday life for year upon year and decade upon decade. It was the watch the man would wear to work. The same watch he would wear for a night out on the town. The point is that one watch would be expected to last a lifetime. I know, boring - right? But it was a more practical time in men’s fashion where a watch was completely a utilitarian item for a man and had very little to do with how it looked. Thankfully for modern men the times have changed and the watch has now become not only a status and fashion statement for man, but its usefulness is no longer regulated to just one boring watch. There are many different type of watches with different functions for each. With all of the choices we have it can be hard to navigate through the different types and functionality we not only need but the different styles to match our moods and varying personas.
There are 12 different types of watches to consider when adding watches to your wardrobe. Crazy, right? Well, relax. I am going to help you understand the different types in order to help you decide which watches from Maletropolis are best for you and your lifestyle.
1. Analog Watch – This is most likely the most traditional style of watch. It has the traditional clock face with regular or roman numbers. It also sports an hour hand, minute hand and some even have a sweeping second hand.
7. Quartz Watch - A quartz watch is a watch powered by an electronic oscillator synchronized by quartz crystal. The electric current causes the quartz inside to pulsate with a precise frequency. The frequency in return is then broken down through an integrated circuit where power is released through a small stepping motor setting the watch hands in motion. Quartz watches will need battery replacements from time to time. The second hand on a watch will have individual ticks for the seconds. Think of those old Timex commercials with the ticking watches. Those were quartz watches. This is the type of watch most men will wear to work or the office.
9. Aviator Watch – These are very reliable and sturdy watches. They have adorned the wrists of pilot’s for years and is sometimes referred as a Pilot Watch.
- Field Watch – The field watch was originally designed for military field officers. This type of watch was used for those who needed to coordinate attacks. This watch had to withstand the hard-hitting forces of battle as well as its wearer being able to read its time at night. The look of this watch screams military. It is a practical but still stylish in form, function and looks.
12. Luxury Watch – This is a watch which is for the watch connoisseur. This watch is of the highest quality and precision. Unlike its brother the Dress Watch, this watch is made to be seen and draw attention. It is a complete and total status statement to wear. It is made of only the best metals and it often will be encrusted with gemstones. The Rolex would absolutely fall into the category of the luxury watch. The Rolex featured below from our Maletropolis watch collection is a classic luxury diamond encrusted watch for a price of $49,695.00.