how to choose the right watch

Style con­sul­tant Daniel John­son hands you a thor­ough wrist as­sess­ment

Australian T3 - - THE LORDS OF TIME -

1/ It pays to go vin­tage Older watches were made by hand, be­fore ma­chines re­placed crafts­men, so ev­ery one is guar­an­teed to be one of a kind. That’s bet­ter than limited edi­tion, any day. 2/ Big­ger is very rarely bet­ter There’s noth­ing more un­couth than a chunky chrono­graph worn with a good suit. A watch should com­ple­ment your look, not shout about your pay packet. 3/ Don’t buy into fads Much like shorts with suits, over­sized hats and the Hox­ton fin, these things all have a shelf life. That’s okay if you’re think­ing budget, but if you’re splash­ing the cash it’s best to stay clas­sic. 4/ Money re­ally does buy qual­ity Spend big and you’ll see the dif­fer­ence in the qual­ity of the move­ment, com­pli­ca­tions and time­keep­ing. Ig­nore the num­ber of di­a­monds and con­cen­trate on de­tails.

5/ Know your metals Rose gold, yel­low gold, or white gold? Rose gold’s had a brief resur­gence re­cently, while yel­low gold is con­sid­ered “too much” by some. White gold is less likely to go out of fash­ion. 6/ Be oc­ca­sion ap­pro­pri­ate Re­mem­ber the ba­sic rules: black leather strap for for­mal wear, metal strap with a black face for the of­fice and a chrono­graph for weekend es­capades.

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