Business people always need a sensible watch on their wrists. It does not just scream professional; it also takes your look to the next level. If you are looking for watches that you can wear every day to work or a special one to put on the wrist for important client meetings, there are four watches that will elevate your style:
Hamilton Khaki Field Auto
Hamilton is one of the affordable luxury Swiss brands that manufacture quality timepieces without charging for astronomical prices. The Khaki Field Auto, for example, is not only a study of classic lines and styling but is also a versatile watch that you can wear every day. You can even wear it on special occasions. Trust us when we say that with Hamilton, you get every bang for your buck.
The Khaki Field Auto is an automatic watch powered by an in-house caliber movement – for the uninitiated, that means the company is making the movement itself and not sourcing it from other manufacturers. Think of it as a technological company making its own chips for their smartphones.
At 42mm, this is the perfect watch to wear on average to big-sized wrists, plus the leather strap, if you opt for it, completes the vintage yet curiously modern look. You can get the Khaki Field Auto starting at $600, but if you want some complications inside the watch, for example, a chronograph, you’ll need to shell out a couple of hundred dollars more.
Popular for their Seiko Sports 5 line of automatic watches, what most people don’t know about Seiko is that they’re the first company to introduce the quartz movement to the world. While the Sports 5 line is a great addition to any connoisseurs’ collection, the Prospex is actually one to have just for the prestige and history alone.
The Prospex line is the first quartz-powered watch ever to come out, although these days, the movement inside these watches is more focused on solar energy. The Land series, in particular, are not only great-looking watches but they are also outfitted with quality materials like the proprietary Lumi Brite, which makes time reading in the dark more legible. The Prospex line starts at $500.
Tissot Powermatic Ballade
Swiss-brand Tissot is another mainstay in affordable luxury watches. With a marketing strategy, unlike most Swiss brands, a Tissot watch can be obtained because of the many retail outlets the company has built around the world. Many consider the brand as the gateway for enthusiasts to be introduced to Swiss watches. If you search your location right now, chances are high that you have at least one Tissot retailer in your area.
The Powermatic Ballade is one of the most identifiable of Tissot’s watches. It’s also a classic on its own, with a design language that’s simple and effective. The watch has 50m of water resistance, an automatic movement with a power reserve of 80 hours, and stainless steel build. You can choose from seven variations. The Powermatic Ballade starts at $750.
Mido Commander Shade
You might not have heard of Mido before, but this Swiss brand has been in the business of watchmaking since the early 1900s. It may not be as big as Tissot or Hamilton are, but what sets the brand apart is their dedication to creating fabulous timepieces that are worth more than its list price.
The Commander Shade alone is a great example of this. When you’re a businessman of a certain stature, you are expected to have at least a knowledge of what’s what on watches. Sporting the Mido Commander Shade will make you stand out because it’s not the obvious choice for many. It’s a good-looking watch, don’t get us wrong, but you won’t see a Mido being rocked on the wrists in many business events that often.
Under the hood, you get an automatic movement, stainless steel case, and acrylic glass as crystal. There’s a day-date complication on the Shade, and at 37mm, it won’t be as glaring as the other watches in the room, but thanks to the rose-gold coated Milanese mesh, it won’t shy away from being noticed either. Perfect to don on the wrist on special meetings or annual business reviews.
Being a businessman these days carries with a certain set of expectations on how to look, act, and dress. For corporate types, it’s always advisable to always look neat and clean, presentable, and sharp. With these business watches listed above, you can complete your look effortlessly and without thinking too much about it.