Yeah, that’s right, but you should keep this saying to yourself, as most people tend to evaluate you through visual indicators: your apparel, your gestures, your phone, your car, your accessories… your anything they can see with eyes. These indicators are much more important than you think. 80% of a person’s feeling about you is created by the first impression. Thus if you want to be taken seriously, you must look serious. Besides dressing up well, stand up straight… or whatever that makes you look more handsome and confident, having a nice-looking watch clinging on your wrist is also a good way to draw attention from other people. (Take a look at some eye-catching diver-style watches here!)
A nice-looking watch is extremely important in formal social situations, especially the face-to-face conversations. Besides looking at your eyes, people tend to focus on your hands when talking, and near one of your hands is possibly your wristwatch. Don’t believe me? Next time you talk to someone, pay a little attention and you will easily catch their eyes tracking your hands’ movements. Having an appealing watch sparkling on your wrist can push your image in the eyes of partners to a new level. If you are a man, you should be aware that many people consider wristwatch as a success-indicator. Women already have a lot of things to show their individuality and financial success: handbag, high heels, earrings, bracelet, even their make-up can tell us some things about them. But a man, on the other hand, has nothing but handsome clothing and a nice-looking watch, so you have to make the most out of them. Your attire impacts people’s overall impression of you, and your wristwatch is a focal point to show them more about your individuality.
Getting a nice-looking watch doesn’t mean that you go to a local store and take a quick look, then pick up a watch that you feel alright on your wrist. It’s a big NO NO! You can do like that when buying new T-shirts, but for watch purchasing, you have to do more research as it tells people so much about your individuality. Moreover, a good-looking watch is rarely cheap, so make sure you do not waste your hard-earned money ad regret after that.
Depending on your working environment and routine, you can choose the most suitable watch for yourself. If you are an office guy or a businessman, an elegant dress watch is the best choice. A versatile sport watch is ideal in case your job relates to creativeness (check out some Seiko pieces here!). It’s worth noting that people tend to feel more attractive about your watch if they know that it’s a vintage timepiece, because they think:”Well, it’s a unique timepiece, this guy has such an interesting taste!”. However, it is quite difficult to choose a right vintage watch that is in fully functional state and doesn’t seem to be worn-out too much.
Besides helping you impress other people, a nice timepiece can also push your confidence. Some people even see their watch as a lucky-item. There’s no item on your body that you can observe anything but your watch. Our subconscious mind has the ability of linking emotions to specific things. That’s why our mementos always have special meanings to us, because they can help us recall memories. The same rule applies to your beloved watch, as we tend to feel comfortable when we see what we love. I don’t know whether it’s the natural instinct that I feel more energized when wearing a right pair of shoes, and feel more confident when my beloved watch clinging on my wrist. Our outfits have an impact on our behaviors. Having something on the wrist can make us feel more confident.
Nowadays, wristwatches can’t be considered as mere time telling tools anymore. In fact, a wristwatch’s true value now lies in its aesthetics and spiritual meanings. Either it is for your own feeling or for people’s impression about you, a good looking watch is of so much use in your daily life as well as your occupation. Since your watch tells much about your individuality, be sure the watch is suitable with your style and appearance. A watch which looks good on someone’s wrist, might be inappropriate for you.