Most blokes don’t go in for jewellery. But there is one exception: the watch. And though, thanks to mobile phones, the time is always with us, a watch does a lot more than tell us whether it’s half-past three or not.
A great timepiece, like a decent pair of shoes, can make the difference between a mediocre outfit and one that makes you feel like George Clooney’s better-looking brother.
While premium watches – the ones made by Very Serious People in Switzerland – can cost an arm and a leg (and a wrist), there are plenty of less expensive models that will do the job just as well.
Here are five watches for five occasions that every man will experience at some point or another...
01 The job interview watch
£270, Uniform Wares M37
02 The date watch
£399, Christopher Ward Malvern Slimline
03 The holiday watch
£318.50, Lew & Huey Orthos
04 The everyday watch
£79, Seiko 5
The Seiko 5, in all its many flavours, is the Petr Cech of the timekeeping world – it just won’t let you down. With its classic looks and self-winding movement, it’s just the thing for when you’re not sure what watch to wear. Incredible price, too.
05 The tough-guy watch
£175, MWC Automatic