The Essential Rules of Luxury Watch Etiquette
Not everyone is lucky enough to own a luxury watch. Similarly, not everyone is worthy of keeping a luxury watch, even when they own it. Luxury watches from pioneer brands are meant to last a lifetime and beyond. But this is only possible if the watches are taken proper care of. Read on to know the rules of wearing and protecting a luxury watch.
- Keep It Subtle
Don’t go for a gold plated luxury watch with diamonds on it. It’s too loud. It doesn’t send the right message. It’s also difficult to carry for an ordinary man. Wear a watch that suits you best and goes with your outfit too. You don’t need any unnecessary attention now, do you?
2.Wearing A Watch On Your Right Wrist Is A Sin
Don’t ever wear a luxury watch on your right hand (unless you are left handed). It’s a punishable crime in the world of luxury watches. The thing is, your dominant arm is frequently in use throughout the day which is why the watch can be vulnerable to scratches and breakage. Nevertheless, you tend to appear stupid if you wear a watch on your right hand.
3. Flaunt It At All Times
If you’re wearing a luxury watch formally make sure the sleeves of your coat are the right size to display the watch. If you’re wearing one casually, roll your sleeves up.
4. Pick The Size That’s Right For You
Even if luxury watches aren’t mass produced, they’re still available in all shapes and sizes. Go for a medium sized dial that sits in proportion with your wrist size. It’s still unknown to mankind why those out of proportion watches were ever introduced. They looked bulky and cheap.
Most people decide which watch they’re going to wear based on the outfit they’re wearing. We recommend you to select your outfits based on which watch you’re supposed to wear. Wear a dark watch with a dark suit. A lighter one would do well with a light colored suit.
6. Never Touch Another Mans Luxury Watch
Even though this warning might seem unnecessary, it’s not. Some people go beyond their way to get their hands on a luxury watch for the sake of admiring the craft. It’s almost equal to harassment. It’s highly inappropriate and totally uncalled for. You are only allowed to touch a luxury watch if someone offers it to you. Even in that case, be careful. You don’t wanna leave fingerprints on it.
7. Don’t Glance At Your Watch Multiple Times In Public
How often do you get pissed on when someone can’t keep away from their phone? Similarly, if you keep looking at your watch when you’re supposed to be spending quality time with a special someone, they will get upset about it. It gives the impression that you’re in a hurry, that you’re running late for something and that you’d rather be somewhere else.
8. Get It Adjusted According To Your Wrist
Wearing a lousy loose watch is the worst thing ever. It cancels out the entire purpose of wearing a watch. Whenever you purchase a luxury watch, ask the salesman to adjust the strap according to your hand. Not following this practice will only make you look careless and unconcerned. Trust me; it’s not what you’d people to think of you.
9. Don’t Wear The Same Luxury Watch Everyday
Luxury watches are said to last longer if you don’t use them on a day-to-day basis. Keep 2 good watches. Wear them on alternative days or weeks. Use a minimal leather strap luxury watch on the office and a metallic luxury watch for bigger occasions.
10. Clean It Religiously
As mentioned earlier, some people own a luxury watch but don’t deserve to keep it. We were talking about people who don’t know how to take care of luxury watches. A luxury watch needs to be cleaned carefully after every use. Not only will it increase its lifespan but also make it appear as good as new the day after. Additionally, nicely retained luxury watches end up becoming family heirlooms. They stay in the family for generations.
The Bottom Line
Owning a luxury watch comes with a great deal of responsibility. It’s like taking care of your own baby. A luxury watch stands with you through good and bad days. Make sure you’re looking after it rightly. It’s okay if you clean the watch regularly. Simply take it over to an expert and ask them to do the honors. A clean and shiny watch indicates that you take care of your belongings. You are organized and well-behaved. These are all traits of a gentleman.