In a world where people have the entire sum of all human knowledge accessible via a rectangle in their pocket (including the time), a device as simple as a wristwatch could be viewed as a tad outdated.
But we’d argue that a good timepiece is just as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. A watch is so much more than merely a tool for a job. It’s an age-old accessory, a little round window to someone’s personality, and a functional way to finish off an outfit with a flourish. Plus, with the advent of smartwatches, it can now be all of the above and then some.
But if you’re in the market for some wrist-based horological action, the process of finding something that’s right for you can be a tricky one.
That’s why we’ve taken a look at a varied selection of watches to suit every taste and budget.
They had to be versatile, they had to be reliable, and, of course, they had to look good. Below you’ll find several options that we think are perfect for handling day-to-day duties.
From cheap digital watches to Swiss-made, automatic masterpieces, these are the best men’s watches to buy right now.
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