These days, we always have at least one device on our person that shows the time, often more than one. With tablets, smartphones and eBook readers, it can seem like wearing a watch is a little redundant if you just want to know the time. However, watches are still a great thing to own and can be just as practical as they always were, while looking great. With some exceptionally stylish watches available for under $500, it can be easy to accessorize your look with a watch and also have access to the time just by looking at your wrist.
Here are three reasons why it is still good to wear a watch even when your phone can tell you the time:
It’s a Great Accessory
For both men and women, a good watch can be an accessory that makes a lot of difference when it comes to completing your outfit. Watches can add a sense of luxury to your evening wear, look slick and smart with your business attire, and look sporty and appealing with your sports and casual clothing. For men especially, who tend not to wear as much jewelry, watches allow them to add something they really love to their outfits that is chunky, manly and robust. A good suit simply doesn’t look complete without a classy watch.
It’s Practical for Sport
There are plenty of times, if you are an active person, when it isn’t convenient to look at your phone. If you are running, you may have your phone in an arm pocket so you can take calls and listen to music, but you may not really want to look at it for timing purposes. A watch gives you none of these problems as you can simply glance at it on your wrist. If you do water sports, a phone is even less practical, but you can get great watches that can withstand sailing, surfing, swimming, and even diving. In fact, if you like the idea of scuba diving, a diving watch is truly an essential, and many of them look so good you’ll want to wear them all the time.
Much, Much Longer Battery Life!
While the batteries in watches do die, this takes years, rather than the matter of hours a smartphone can run out of juice in if you are using it a lot. This means that by wearing a watch, you are going to be able to keep track of time even if you are on a long journey and your devices have died. Even smartwatches have batteries that last for several days, however a traditional watch will serve you well for years without needing its battery replaced.
While watches may seem unnecessary for everyday wear these days, they look great and are surprisingly convenient as an alternative to checking your phone all the time. Investing in a good watch can be a great way to enhance your outfits, too!