10 years ago, the death of the traditional watch was widely predicted. Teens and adults alike were ditching wristwatches in droves, instead relying on their cell phones.
Today, cell phone ownership in the US has skyrocketed. According to 2015 data from the Pew Research Center, 68% of American adults have a smartphone. But, a huge resurgence in the purchase of traditional watches has paralleled that statistic!
The “return” of the wristwatch, however, is no surprise to me.
For guys (who generally wear less jewelry than women), a men’s watch is a major fashion statement! Of course, there are men who choose only power watches like Patek Phillippe or Rolex, which shout to the world “success.” There are sporty watches, oversized diver’s watches, retro preppy watches, and so many more. All of these styles offer a clue to the wearer’s personality and interests. (I once dated a guy who wore a Mickey Mouse watch, which I thought was charming at the time. Clearly, that didn’t last!)
If your guy likes watches, I recently found a new one that is sure to become a favorite.
The Men’s Watch with Leather Band by Skimei, pictured, is an outdoorsy, casual watch that is a real “go anywhere” timepiece.
The oversized, scratch resistant face is an eye catching black with both bold, easy-to-read numbers and slashes, plus a date window. Not only is the face black, the entire housing, case and even the knob are black, as well. That monochromatic look adds to the sporty feel.
And, the leather band is a soft caramel color, with white contrasting saddle stitching. The overall look shouts “adventurer enthusiast.” In fact, if Indiana Jones was choosing a watch, I think he would love this one!
Not only is this a fashionable choice, it also is a precise timepiece with Citizen Japanese quartz movement for the most accurate time keeping. Plus, it is waterproof up to 30 M. So your guy can shower, swim, go mountain biking in the rain – this rugged watch can handle it.
The watch retails for $29.99, but with Amazon Prime, you can purchase it for only $14.99! But, get yours soon, before time runs out…
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTOS: Image of casual men’s watch used with permission by Borderwing.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the men’s watch mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.