A wristwatch’s purpose is more than just telling time, it is one of a few accessories that men wear.  You can find watches of varying fashions and price points to fit any style.  With so many options it can also be overwhelming to find the right one. Certified Image Consultant Norma Charroux with Fountain of You shares tips on how to choose something that will enhance any style.

Choosing the right watch – Size does matter!

  • Men who are 5 feet to 5’7” tall should choose a watch that is a smaller size with flat head;
  • Average height men should choose a watch that is medium size;
  • Tall men, 6’ or more, can select a larger watch.

Remember if you wear the wrong size watch, the proportion will make you and your hands look smaller.

Choosing the Metal

Cool skin tones Bright Silver
Summer skin tones Antique Silver
Warm skin tones Antique Gold
Spring skin tones Bright Gold

Other Tips:

Don’t forget the formality of a watch . . .

  • Leather strap = casual watch
  • Digital watches should only be worn while exercising, during outdoor sports or activities
  • A dress watch is supposed to be small and discreet and have fewer buttons and dials
  • A sports watch is supposed to be functional, easily visible and could glow in the dark

(Top Image): Rolex Oyster Perpetual MILGAUSS 40 mm in 904L stainless steel with green synthetic sapphire crystal- if you really want to spoil Dad this Father’s Day.  $7,075 at Kempf’s Jewelers.

(From Left to Right)

Swiss Legend Commander Chronograph Grey Rubber Watch. Another casual look, not meant for the office. $150 at Target.

Pulsar in classic yellow gold with expansion band. $125 at Kohl’s and www.Kohls.com

Citizen Eco Drive Perpetual Calendar, BL5400 52A- A classic style with a scratch resistant mineral crystal and screw back case that is water resistant. Citizen’s eco-drive technology (charges from any light source) ensures you will never have to change a battery. $475 at Macy’s.

Garmin 405 CX- This sleek sports watch tracks your time, distance, pace and heart rate, then wirelessly sends the data to your PC for later analysis. Perfect for training but not for the office. $329.99 at Sears.