Gentleman’s Work Watches: How to Choose a Professional Timepiece

If you’re a watch lover, then you’ll know that it’s a good idea to have an everyday watch, a dress watch and a work watch. What’s the difference between them, you may well wonder? Well, a work watch needs to be suitable for your day job in terms of both style and practicality.

Whether you need a completely new watch for the office or just a new watch battery, Ilford based local jewellers are able to offer the following advice on a professional work watch.

Work Watches you’ll want to Wear

When it comes to work watches, you should go for something traditional and minimalist. A subtle streak of your own personality is fine, as long it doesn’t overpower the look as a whole. You need to think that your workwear should reflect your professional self, and your watch needs to be in line with this.

Black, silver and gold work well as traditional watch bands, and if you have an heirloom watch which maybe isn’t too valuable (as you don’t want to be ruining a high-end dress watch at work!), then think about getting it a new watch battery. Ilford based E.K. Jewellers can easily replace a watch battery on site, so that your timepiece isn’t lost in transit.

Finally, ensure that your watch is practical for your job, i.e. nothing which is going to move around unnecessarily on your wrist, flap about or get in the way of your work.

Work Watches to Avoid

Things to avoid when it comes to a work watch include:

  • Dress watches, or expensive watches: you don’t want a priceless timepiece to be destroyed through everyday wear and tear in the workplace.
  • Novelty watches: as these could distract from your overall professional look.
  • Sentimental watches: again, a watch which means a lot to you shouldn’t be worn at work where you risk it becoming damaged.

It’s a good idea to have two or three watches within your collection, one of which being your ‘work watch’; something not too expensive and professionally stylish, to complement your work look.

Whether you need a new watch for work, or just a new watch battery, Ilford local jewellers E.K. Jewellers can help. We stock plenty of watches suitable for the office, and can replace watch batteries on site, too. Pop in and talk to us about a professional timepiece!

Posted on by Ian Tubby.