Buying a Mans Wristwatch Takes Consideration

By: Jessica Deets

If you want to buy a special man in your life a wristwatch as a gift, there are several things to keep in mind while doing so. A watch can be a fantastic gift that shows love, respect or even recognition of a milestone, but if the wrong watch is purchased, the gift won't be as appreciated as it could be. Careful consideration of the man and his habits, likes and dislikes can net a great purchase.

The number and style of watches are as many as the types of likes and dislikes of a man. They can be cool and sophisticated, rugged and handsome, functional, high-tech. You name it.

With this in mind, here are some of the top styles of watches and some personality traits that may match the styles:

* Classic. Classic watches in gold, silver and platinum are meant to function and look good doing so. These are perfect for businessmen and those who like to dress for success. Simple, yet elegant, this type of watch is a good choice for almost any man, but they're not always beneficial for use on a daily basis, depending on career and hobby choices.* Sport. Sports watches are not as handsome as classic watches. They tend to bigger and more bulky as well. They will include extra features, however, that may appeal to a sportsman. These can include stopwatch features, digital read outs, heart rate monitors and more. Mini computers to wear on the wrist, these are great for runners, outdoorsman and more.* High tech. Does the man in your life like gadgets? If so, a high tech watch may be the way to go. Offering a multitude of options similar to sports watches, plus other features including timekeeping for multiple time zones at once, calculator features and more, these watches are wearable gadgets that will draw oohs and ahhs from a techie.* Waterproof. If the man you want to buy for does a lot of fishing, swimming or even diving, a waterproof, underwater rated watch may be in order. These are fantastic purchases for outdoorsmen, sports nuts and more.* Antique. If the man you want to buy for is a history nut, an old fashion vintage watch or even a pocket watch may be the right choice. Whether replica or actual antiques, these are more than watches, they're conversation pieces.

If the man you want to buy for would actually like more than one of these styles, consider purchasing one he doesn't currently have. If, for example, he has a classic gold model wristwatch for work, a sports watch for the weekends might be a great way to go. If he wears a sports watch on a regular basis, but doesn't have one for dressing up and going out, a classic watch as a gift might be the ticket.

A man's wristwatch is a great gift for a friend, a special someone, a child or even an employee, but making the right choice in purchase is important. Spend a little time to consider what he may want and the watch chosen is likely to be worn and enjoyed for years to come.

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