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Do I Need a Watch in the 21st Century?

Before the invention and widespread use of the mobile phones, a watch was an essential piece of equipment and the main way people could keep track of time while on the move - a crucial element of military tactics and operations throughout the First and Second World War.

But why do people still wear watches? Is there really any value in owning a watch today?

Let's break it down.

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You have a special occasion coming up, maybe it's a wedding, an interview or even a date) and you want to look the part. There are a few basic decisions to make: the suit, the tie and the shoes. Stopping here is fine – you will be well dressed, no one can deny that, but a few simple changes can elevate your look to the next level.

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A tie pin. A handkerchief in the jacket pocket. And a watch on the wrist. All three of these small additions help turn you from someone who is well-dressed, into someone who exudes elegance.



How many times have you gone to check the time on your phone and twenty minutes later, you’ve found yourself scrolling aimlessly through social media? Sometimes a smart phone can offer too much information when all we really need is a quick answer so we can get back to more important things.

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Watches offer just this. A quick look at the wrist gives us all the information we need without all of the distractions a smart phone offers, particularly useful in social situations. Don’t be that guy with your head in a phone.



Traditional watches have been around for over 400 years and come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, styles, movements and materials, resulting in endless combinations. This means that no matter what your style is, what mood you’re in or what your budget is, there is a perfect watch waiting for you.



Watches are, in general, incredibly reliable tools. Smart watches can be synced to mobile phones to ensure they are always spot on while battery powered quartz watches are generally accurate less than one second per day and boasts a battery life of 3+ years.

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On the other hand you have the (generally) more expensive mechanical watches, powered by the energy stored within the mainspring, these watches do not have a battery and will continue ticking as long as the spring is wound - whether manually or in the case of automatics, by movement of the wrist.


All good quality watches are built to withstand everyday wear and tear. Our debut collection, for example, features shock resistant quartz movements, housed in a scratch resistant surgical grade 316L stainless steel case and with scratch resistant sapphire glass and up to 50m water resistance.

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In short, no. In this day and age, watches are not a necessity when our phones, computers, radios and TV all do the same job, but find the right one and you'll struggle to keep it off.


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I have a selection of different watches some Japanese some Swiss made love watches always looking for watches they will always be relevant to wear no matter what century it is .

David Campleman

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