The wristwatch. A simple concept and device and yet it speaks volumes. From the pocket watch of old to today’s trendy digital watches this is one probably the only accessory that you every need to leave the house (and it even matches your overpriced concert tees). The watch is the quintessential accessory in men’s fashion. So important that Men’s Health named it Rule No. 6 of it’s rules that men MUST follow.
A man wears a watch
Men used to wear pocket watches, round clunky things. A pocket watch was great for a guy, except when he was trying to discreetly measure the time between two job interviews or the time he had to finish up with the Dowager McMurtry and come a-calling on the Widow Jones. Then came the invention of the wrist-watch, and now a man could juggle employers and women with just a casual flip of the wrist. Sadly, this ingenious tactic is under siege: These days, many of us tell time not by wristwatch but by our cellphones. Great devices, unless you’re, well, trying to be discreet while digging one out of your pants. So we’re back to square one. Be a man. Wear a watch.
Read more at Men’s Health: http://www.menshealth.com/style/style-rules#ixzz29c1DALyh
I don’t think I could sum it up any better. I think it is amazing to think that the earliest watch dates back to 1530, with a spring-loaded mechanism. This is a time when everyone thought the world was flat and before thermometers and graphite pencils were invented, CRAZY!
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