When you think about it, women have all kinds of accessories that help define who they are and make them feel good, from handbags, to fashion, shoes, jewelry and so much more. As men today, we are more limited. Sure we have suits, shoes, ties and belts, but there are very few things that man can wear and collect at the same time that make personal or general statements about who we are.
In my opinion, wrist watches are the ultimate men’s accessory period! When you look at a nice watch on a man today, it’s the equivalent of a women wearing a Hermes Birken Bag. It’s a status symbol while being a part of who we are. Men love cars, but you can’t take a car with you into the boardroom like you can a Rolex Paul Newman Daytona from the sixties.
Today, everybody and their mother wants to get into the luxury watch market. Very few have any legitimacy or relevance. When you see a Rolex worn today, you can’t help but think how competent and successful that man wearing it is, especially if it’s the right Rolex.
Certain watches today have become very aspirational and collectible at the same time. Some may think in today’s age we have smart phones and clocks that display the time, but I beg to differ because a mans watch tells a story, it marks and event in time, it’s every bit as emotional and personal as it is practical and functional. This is something a man can pass down to his son for generations that says something about his legacy.
These watches create bonds and friendships amongst men. It’s also a boys club. I have been collecting watches since I am 13 years old. 25 years later, I can’t help but stop and comment when I see another guy wearing a watch I have respect for. Watches has evoked and ignited a true passion within my sole to not only deliver the news and educate the world with my love and knowledge for this industry, but to help my clients who are mainly men to buy the right timepieces that 10 years from now they can look at and say. “I love this watch just as much if not more than the day I purchased it.”