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8 Fashion Tips for Men’s Watches

When it comes to picking the watch to wear, it can be extremely stressful, particularly because it should go along with the selected outfit. To help you out, Leitners has put down 8 must-know rules to match a watch to your clothes.

1. Place your watch on the non-dominant wrist

This is mostly done to allow practicality. In fact, it would not be functional, for instance, to check the time while writing. Additionally, this practice is followed to avoid damaging the watch and lengthen its lifespan. When worn on the dominant hand it is more likely to be exposed to scratches.

Stylish confident man
Watch on the non dominant wrist is very practicle

2. Wear the right watch for the right occasion

Overall, an analogue watch is preferred for a dressy occasion as it looks classy and sophisticated. On the other hand, a digital one fits more a casual context. As a rule of thumb, the more complicated the watch face, the sportier the timepiece.

Well suited man with suits' watch
Well suited man with suits' watch

3. Avoid a smartwatch at formal events

Despite allowing to change the strap, smartwatches are strictly forbidden for fancy situations. It is not only a matter of the rubber band that can easily be changed into a leather one. Rather the rectangular watch face is able to kill even the best suit.

Smartwatches are for sport occasions
Smartwatches are for sport occasions

4. Match the strap with the outfit

Generally speaking a rubber wristband fits sporty looks; metal ones go with casual attires and leather with dressy ones. In the case of a leather strap, it must match the other leathers worn, such as belts and shoes.

When the watch fits to your style you can recognize it
When the watch fits to your style you can recognize it

5. Match the metals

Likewise, the metal face of the watch should go together with the rings (except wedding ring), cufflinks etc. Complementing gold with silver or gold rosé just does not work.
A man matched his watch with a ring
A man matched his watch with the ring

6. No loose strap

The watch should be placed just below your wrist bone and needs to be tight enough for your blood to run through your veins and allow motion. In this way, the watch should not be seen from below your long sleeves unless the arm is bent.
Well fitted and tighten strap to the men's wrist
Well fitted and tighten strap to the men's wrist

7. When dressing up think minimal

Classic style follows the concept “the less the better”. Minimal attire is much more valued than an exaggerated one with many accessories.
Minimalistic and watches are the perfect couple
Minimalistics and watches are the perfect couple

8. Heirloom Watches are the exception to the rules

Indeed these types of watches symbolize legacy, family and history. For these reasons, they are not subjected to the aforementioned tips. Heirloom watches give its owner charm and a classy touch.
Pulp Fiction Gold Watch
Pulp Fiction Gold Watch

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