What Are the Reasons Why We Wear Watches?
Wristwatches come in all shapes and sizes. There are some that have a pretty simple
design and there are some that are designed for use in the most rugged and harshest
conditions, and there are some that are deemed worthy of everything in between.
Because of the recent advancements in technology, the sale of watches has dropped
considerably thanks (or no thanks) in large part due to the proliferation of mobile
True enough, even the cheapest phones can tell the time. A lot of millennials question if
there are still indeed some reasons why you need to wear a wristwatch since there is
already a gadget that can help you tell the time.
To be honest, despite the fact that smartphones do bring a lot of convenience in our life,
telling the time is not one of them. There is a reason why the military dropped the use of
pocket watches as early as World War II because it is cumbersome to use in certain
situations. There is a reason why the wristwatch is born and that is due to the
convenience that it can bring.
Even if you are not a watch enthusiast or collector, wearing a wristwatch is still one of
the best things that you can do today.
In this article, I will go over the main reasons why people should still wear wristwatches
in this day and age.
It Provides Convenience
Most people nowadays either put their phones in their pockets or in their bags and if you
want to know the time, you have to whip out your phone from these receptacles.
Let me paint you a scenario. Say that you are on a crowded train and you know, for
sure, that you are running late. But, how many minutes more do you have until you are
considered late? Your compulsion to know the time makes you reach for your
smartphone, but under such conditions, you are unable to whip out your phone simply
because there are way too many people for you to reach for your mobile device.
If you wear a wristwatch, you can easily tell the time by just tilting the watch’s display
and that’s it!
Phones Can Easily Be Misplaced
I know I am guilty of this. Despite recent developments in phone operating systems
where you are able to pinpoint exactly where your phone is, there are some that do not
know how to use such a feature.
By default, the only way for you to be able to know where your phone is, is if you can
remember where you put it.
This is quite troublesome, especially if you just want to know what the time is. Do you
know how to solve this problem? That’s right, wear a watch!
Watches Never Go Out of Style
There is a reason why vintage watches sell like high-value commodities and that is
because they never go out of style. In fact, it even adds style and prestige for people
who are wearing them.
But even if you wear a new wristwatch, it does add style to your game. Just look at
someone who is wearing a watch versus someone who doesn’t. I am willing to bet that
you will choose someone who does wear a timepiece simply because they have class
They Can Be Great Investments
Like I’ve said, watches can be great investments because if you buy the right watches
from reputable brands like Rolex or Patek Philippe, you are assured that you can sell
them for a profit in the future. If you do not believe me, look at the online auction.