How To Treat A Woman – Top 18 Best Ways To Keep Her
Marketers of all mediums never resist the chance to use the holiday season as an excuse to treat the woman you love like a queen. Luxury goods and services of all makes and purposes are promoted as the optimal sign of devotion, but the mark is woefully missed in that regard.
After all, love is a year-round act of devotion, and no occasion is too small or insignificant not to show the woman in your life just how much you respect, admire, and simply adore her.
No two women are alike, and despite all media and consumer claims, only you can truly know the way to her heart. Why not treasure the honor? In an age where women still struggle to have their voices heard, minds and bodies valued, and equal needs met, no one but you can prove that such a thing is not only possible, but well deserved.
The love of a woman is truly incomparable, and what you give will surely be returned tenfold. Understanding what makes your goddess tick may not be an immediately easy feat, but once you earn the key to her heart and trust you’ll be the luckiest man alive.
Women were born to worship the men they love, but never forget that it works both ways. To be fully cherished, happiness is meant to be shared.
Every season is the time to show the lady in your life what she means to you, through travel, adventure, sensuality, intellectual and creative pursuits, and simple everyday pampering.
Best of all, treating her well can be a shared pleasure, and one worth savoring all year long, if not forever. Discover below how to treat a woman with the top 18 best ways to keep her around.
1. Give her direction.
But don’t control her; you don’t own her. When it comes to deciding on where to eat or what activity to do, don’t second guess yourself over and over.
If she wants to be indecisive fine, but you as a man must always be sure of both your words and actions. Lead with confidence, not constant self-doubt.
When entering a restaurant, allow her to enter first. Give her a gentle push from the back and guide her to the door. When ordering food, always let her order first! Before chowing down, you must wait for her food to arrive. A woman always eats first.
2. Treat her like a gentleman.
Have manners when out in public. In private can be a different story. At home, things like elbows on the dinner table don’t matter much at all. Be chivalrous and open the car door for her.
Pull her seat out and push it back in when sitting down at a dinner table. Walk on the outer side of the sidewalk when walking down the street with her.
While those things sound incredibly simple, they are super easy to forget!
3. Avoid losing your temper around her.
Be patient with her. Arguments happen and many say they are simply a part of relationship building.
A gentleman must control his temper and refrain from acting like a child. You must be able to handle your emotions, though, that’s not to say you can’t express more emotional ones. Deep insults and adult temper tantrums are unacceptable.
When dealing with stress, it’s one thing to confide in a woman, it’s another to make your problems their problems. Don’t make her stressed simply because you’re stressed.
4. Be her man, not her doormat.
Be willing to say no.
Show her the same level of respect back. When she says, no, you respect her opinion and decision. When you say no, you should give her the opportunity to also respect your decisions and opinions back.
When it comes to new women in your life, don’t instantly make them a priority. Give yourself time to invite them slowly into your life. Don’t demand her to jump right into your life and spend as much time with you as you want.
5. Surprise and challenge her.
Keep her guessing what’s next. The best relationship is like a roller coaster. Sure it has its ups and downs but there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns that make the ride fun.
Take her to new places, try new things together, and don’t be afraid to be adventurous in the bedroom. Regardless of how awkward or awesome your end experiences are, accepting risk together leads to more trust in each other. Even the small moments matter.
Gifts such as flowers, cards, tickets/trips, and so on when done randomly work wonders. Give them when they are most unexpected. Valentines, birthdays and holidays aren’t surprises, they are literally already scheduled.
Don’t overdo it!
Even after you’ve got a girlfriend or wife, continue to entertain her. Tell her random jokes, play hard to get from time to time, and keep things interesting. For instance, when she’s putting on makeup in the morning: Walk in unannounced, wrap your arms around her body while behind her, and put your chin on the top of her head. Wait there while she just melts away inside.
When it comes to teasing her, just remember that it’s one thing to be a jerk and humiliate her in public. It’s another to casually embarrass each other while you jokingly laugh it off. Know the boundaries and respect them.
6. Compliment her wisely.
Your compliments will only go so far until they are just common phrases. Use them sparingly and at the right moments. For one, you’ll be less clingy and two, every time you dish out a compliment it will have some meaningfulness behind it.
Remember to show her some appreciation for what she does.
7. Consider her needs for a moment.
Believe it or not, but leaving the toilet seat up can be enough to infuriate some women to the point of insanity. In fact, there are numerous cases of those events being the reason for divorce!
Though, I’m sure it was more or less a combination of things. The point is, take a moment from time to time to get a better idea of what you can do to better the relationship.
Perhaps you are doing something that irritates her, but it is so small that you don’t realize it at first. As men, we often view things like leaving a toilet seat up so simple, worry-free and incredibly idiotic to even complain over, but guess what, women notice, and some really do care!
This can extend to other examples including shaving your groin area, going from boxers to briefs, helping bring in the groceries, taking out the trash, no longer throwing clothes on the floor, putting dirty dishes in the sink and not on the countertop, replacing the empty toilet paper roll, etc. All without being asked to change!
Sometimes you may have to mention these things in order to discover if their problem or not. Talking is key.
8. Protect her.
Don’t be a wimp! Stand up for her when it’s the right thing to do. Never should you allow others to put her down when it’s unjustified. However, that doesn’t mean you should be a macho man that goes around picking fights over anything and everything you don’t agree with. Not every woman is an angel.
When you don’t agree with her and you know she’s dead wrong, hold off until you are in private to later discuss. Never expose her out in public and then go sit down.
9. Have goals and invite her to be a part of them.
The same can be said of your hobbies. While she might not enjoy all of your interests, goals, and hobbies, there’s a good chance that some of them will keep the relationship interesting and fun.
Learning a new skill together as a couple can be a rewarding experience. In another light, encourage her to aim for her own goals. Be supportive no matter how difficult the end dream may be.
Be her number one fan. Push her to be passionate, and take joy in the excitement in her eyes.
When it comes to your own goals, you must be able to provide for her. Give more than you take. Don’t be a lazy bum that expects to be waited on hand and foot while bringing absolutely nothing to the relationship.
10. Listen but don’t over talk her.
Especially when you first start seeing each other. Conversations should be fun and playful, not boring and dull as you dish out your entire life’s story at once. Light conversation and being an excellent listener is all that is required.
While in a relationship, you’re certain to find yourself listening to a woman that talks about anything and everything for what seems like hours on end. While it’s not always enjoyable, pay attention long enough to ensure you are showing a genuine interest.
Give her the chance to seek your guidance when it comes to problems, or relieve stress by getting things off of her chest. Eventually, you’ll build more trust as she shares more personal stories, thoughts, etc. with you.
During conversations, pick up on certain words and phrases and repeat them back. It’s a great way to show that you are actually listening and paying attention.
11. Be physical.
I’m not talking about hitting a woman, I’m talking about touching a woman. You can often communicate more through touch than you can through words. Touch shows a level of alpha-ness and courage, but you must take into consideration her comfort level.
In reality, women want to be seduced, though society would say that seduction is of bad character. It all goes back to the giving direction bit I mentioned above, you got to take note of her signals and lead.
Remember, touch is incredibly memorable over the course of a relationship.
12. Respect her parents too.
Use your manners; convey a level of respect with the way you speak. Never talk negatively about her parents in private, even during times where she’s angry or hates them. She can say whatever she wants about them, you can’t!
13. Keep your word.
If you say you’re going met her somewhere at five o’clock, then be there at five o’clock. I don’t care if you have diarrhea or aren’t feeling well.
The only reason you should ever not show up after giving your word is if you are either dead or in a coma!
The only thing worse than being late is not showing up at all. Communication is key when factors outside of your control get in the way.
14. Put your phone down.
When talking to her, give her your full, undivided attention. Texting and talking on your phone should be reserved for your private time, not your share time together!
One of the worst things a man can be is to pull out his phone during a nice dinner out and completely ignore his girlfriend or date. It’s incredibly rude.
15. Don’t shame her for the mistakes she makes.
Avoid holding a grudge or belittling her. We all make mistakes in life; there’s no reason to ridicule someone for making them over and over again. You must know how to forgive and forget and be able to do it with sincerity.
In the opposite regard, when you make mistakes own up to them. While lying and hiding are often easier, the truth eventually catches up. Being honest will give you a chance to grow, change and improve for the better.
Understand that any kind of ridicule when done in public, is often ten times worse and ten times more memorable.
16. Don’t talk about your ex negatively in front of her.
Women notice how you talk about your ex, and that last thing they want is to be talked of in the same manner. If you’re willing to talk so negatively about your ex, then what’s to say you won’t talk negatively about her should she ever become your future ex?
Don’t do it! Show some respect for every woman you date, including the ones you absolutely despise. Certainly, there are a few positives or opportunities to improve on that you have discovered from almost every relationship you have ever been in.
In reality, relationships are great opportunities to grow as better men and learn from our past. We certainly learn a lot about ourselves in the process.
17. It’s not always about being purely romantic.
If she’s had a busy or stressful day, then step up and run the dishwasher once in a blue moon. Dinner, chocolate, and flowers will only get you so far.
You throw a pod into the container and press a single button. It’s not that hard but it shows you are willing to put in an effort and still care. Consider putting the clean plates or silverware away, emptying the kitchen sink, cooking her dinner and so on.
It doesn’t have to be done every single day, yet, these small acts can go a long way.
18. Always buy her the right gift.
If you agree not to buy each other gifts for a certain holiday or occasion, buy one anyways! Trust me.
When giving gifts to a woman, you don’t have to max out your credit card but you must never give her junk! It is far better to make a gift on your own than to give one that’s tacky, meaningless or literally trash. There’s an old saying I like: “More bedrooms doesn’t lead to more sex!”
You don’t have to buy her a million dollar house to get love in return. The same can be said of gifts. They don’t always have to be expensive, just meaningful and well-intended.
10 Best Watches For Men Reviewed – 2021 Edition
For those living under a rock, everyone knows that the modern man doesn’t really wear a watch solely to know the time. Instead, it is more about a statement of your class and style. You also probably already know that the good quality watches for men can be found within a variety of price points, so there’s always something for you regardless of your budget.
Gents, since we all know these things, there’s really no point dancing around a preamble. Let’s just cut to the chase and see some of the best watches for men available on the market.
Best Watches for Men
1. Rado Centrix Jubile Black Dial
Simple but classy; that’s the easiest way to describe this Rado Centrix Jubile Black Dial watch. With only the quarter hour positions marked by diamonds and silver-tone hands, the watch presents a not-too-noisy and straightforward design. Apart from the small brand name, hour, minute, and seconds hand, the only other thing on the face is the calendar – talk about a neat watch!
Rado Centrix is an analog quartz watch, meaning its ticking movement is powered by a battery. This might not be your type of watch if you prefer an automatic or mechanical watch. But its no-frills design coupled with its tough scratch-resistant sapphire crystal gives it a certain easy appeal, making it one of the best watches for men who are looking to stand out with something uncomplicated yet trendy.
Rado has automatic watches, though, if that’s your preference. However, they cost a few hundred dollars more than the quartz model.
With only 30 meters of water-resistant rating, the Rado Centrix watch is splash-proof. But a splash-proof watch is not exactly what you’ll wear to the pool.
Getting caught up in occasional rain while wearing your Rado Centrix isn’t going to be a problem; neither will splashes of water have any effect on the watch. But you don’t want to submerge this watch in water. Your investment is better off contacting the smallest amount of water possible.
2. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
This next option is for men with deep pockets. If you intend to splash some serious cash on a timepiece, you might as well take a look at the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. It’s not called the “moon watch” for nothing. It has actually been to the moon and back! The Omega Speedmaster is one of the few manual-winding chronograph movement watches that are worn on NASA missions.
The analog watch features a tough sapphire crystal dial window and comes complete with a presentation box that includes a Velcro strap, NATO strap, and strap changing tools.
With a 50-meter water resistance depth, you shouldn’t think of diving with this expensive watch on unless you plan to damage your prized possession!
While you can swim with it, it is best to avoid too much exposure to water and probably take it off. Like other chronograph watches, this one also features a stopwatch function that can be very useful when you need to use a timer. The bottom button at the side of the watch controls the function and can be used to start and stop timing.
Omega watches are not only made famous by NASA astronauts, movie characters like James Bond have also contributed to promoting the brand. If you prefer the version worn by James Bond (after he ditched Rolex in 1995), consider the more popular Omega Seamaster series. This particular Seamaster Planet Ocean is an automatic watch, so you will have to wear it almost daily or move it around for a bit every day. Needless to say, you’ll have to pay top dollar for it.
3. Gucci G -Timeless
Okay, Gucci is renowned as a first-rate fashion label, so it might come as a surprise to see the brand listed among watchmakers. First, buying a watch from a well-established fashion brand means you are paying extra for the designer label. And secondly, you might not get certain features found in other watches within the same price range.
However, Gucci is not just an authority in the clothing world. The company has gone ahead to also make a name for itself in the watch market and is even a leading brand in watchmaking. And the icing on the cake? Gucci watches are made in, you guessed it, Switzerland – giving the watchmaking section of the brand more class.
Most Gucci watch designs are strikingly unconventional as far as traditional watchmaking goes. The result? Gucci produces some of the best watches for men who prefer donning chic styles instead of the more common traditional designs.
So, if you are looking to stand out from the crowd, consider a Gucci watch. This G-Timeless model is from the Timeless collection. It comes with a mineral crystal face and quartz movement. Although it is a water-resistant watch, it is best suited for swimming in shallow waters.
The watch is battery operated. That means you might need to replace it, depending on how long it has stayed on the shelf. An automatic movement would have been desirable, but Gucci watches with that feature costs almost as twice as this one.
4. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Caliber 5 Automatic Watch
This might not be the most expensive watch on this list, but it certainly is really tricky knowing exactly where to begin to describe this TAG Heuer Watch.
TAG Heuer is a leading name in watchmaking. First, it is a Swiss brand. Secondly, the company has continued to win multiple prestigious awards. And thirdly, you don’t have to lose an arm and a leg to own one of their watches, although they don’t come cheap. Is there any wonder why one of their timepieces is included in the list of best watches for men?
This automatic TAG Heuer watch comes with a tough sapphire crystal glass that won’t scratch easily. The glass face houses a striking grey dial that is difficult to miss even in the dark, thanks to the rhodium-plated indexes coated in white Superluminova and the sleek steel hands. And just in case you didn’t catch that, it simply means the hands and markers glow in the dark.
The watch is powered by Caliber 5 mechanical movement with a backup power that can last up to 38 hours. It also comes with a fast date correction feature. As far as water resistance goes, you don’t have to take it off if you want to go for water skiing or any other serious surface water sports. In fact, it is safe for professional marine activities, too. But with only 200 meters water-resistant rating, you definitely shouldn’t be using this watch for scuba diving.
Seems like the Formula 1 collection is a combination of high-quality and bells and whistles, right? Well, it might be difficult to find fault with a watch that is designed with incredible Swiss-made technology. But here’s something to keep in mind, though; 43 mm isn’t exactly small, so the watch might look awkward on you if you have a small hand. You don’t want people thinking you got an oversized birthday present!
But that’s not something to split hairs too much about because you can opt for the 41 mm stainless steel version if you’re bent on owning a watch from the Formula 1 collection of TAG Heuer. It is also an automatic watch, so there’s no need for a battery.
5. Tissot Le Locle Powermatic 80 Automatic Watch
The Tissot Le Locle Powermatic 80 Automatic Watch is proof that you can get the best watches for men even if you’re not a CEO just yet. A high-quality Swiss watch, an automatic watch, and a synthetic sapphire glass are all wrapped into this very affordable timepiece! Quality and affordability don’t get any better than this Tissot Le Locle watch.
This watch is made from stainless steel and has a silver metal bracelet. The watch has a black dial and comes with a date function. You won’t be changing batteries since it is an automatic watch, but you’ll need to wear it or move it daily. It is a water-resistant watch with a 30-meter rating. Apart from the occasional splash of water from the sink, it is best to avoid getting this watch wet.
6. Bell & Ross BR 03-92 NIGHTLUM
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 NIGHTLUM watch is the first watch on this list with a leather strap. Pay no attention to the “bell” in the name; there’s no bell and whistles with this watch, just a straightforward square watch with the traditional hours, minutes, and seconds hands with a date feature.
This watch has its origin in aviation and is perfect for gents who prefer simplicity and a square-shaped watch. But just because it is a simple watch doesn’t mean it is made from low-quality materials. This watch features a hard-wearing leather strap that is as tough as they come. The face is a rugged scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and the watch comes with a screwed-down crown.
All the hands are luminous, so you don’t have to squint to see what time is it, even in the dark. It is a water-resistant watch rated at 100 meters. So, it is perfect for swimming and some other water sports. However, I wouldn’t take it for diving. And the best part? It has an automatic movement. So, while this watch might not have the usual extra attractive trimmings, it sure packs quite a bit of functionality.
7. Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch
Here’s another leather strap watch that qualifies to be on this list of best watches for men. Why? You’ll know just in a bit. But first, let’s start with the one thing that is less appealing about the watch. The Horological Smartwatch from Frederique Constant is a Swiss quartz watch, meaning it is powered by a battery. Most watch nerds would prefer an automatic or mechanical watch, but this quartz watch comes with a battery that can last for more than 2years, so you won’t be changing the battery anytime soon.
Okay, now that we’ve gone past that hitch, let’s see what makes this watch outstanding. This elegant-looking timepiece is not called a smartwatch for nothing. It combines a lot of useful functions that hardly reflect on the price tag. This is the perfect watch if you are interested in getting a timepiece that will help you stay on track with your fitness goals.
The Smartwatch can track your athletic activities, including the number of daily steps, the total distance covered, and the total calories burned. You can even set the alarm to remind you to move if you haven’t done so for a certain period. And you can wear it to sleep or place it under your pillow to monitor and record your sleep. What are the details it records during sleep? It monitors how much time you spent in light sleep, deep sleep, and how much time you spent awake.
Okay, enough about activity tracking. Let’s get to the real reason this watch is called a smartwatch. It is built to automatically pick up the current time from your Smartphone, so you don’t ever need to set the time and date, even when you travel across time zones. Plus, all your data can be backed up to the cloud, making it easy to restore it in case you ever lose your phone or watch.
It comes with a locked crown, a push button, and a scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal face. It has a water-resistant rating of 50 meters, making it safe to use even when you sweat profusely or wash your hand in the sink. Just don’t go swimming with this watch as you might lose your investment.
8. Breitling Navitimer GMT
Did I say the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch was for those with deep pockets? Well, you might need to dig really deep into those pockets if you want to buy a Breitling Navitimer GMT. This is the most expensive watch on this list, but its price is not just what makes it one of the best watches for men; it’s its superior and outstanding quality. In fact, you can use the words “quality” and “Breitling” interchangeably as far as watches go (that’s my opinion, anyway!)
Usually, I should save the best for last, but as you’ll have noticed, I didn’t follow any particular order in listing these watches. The Breitling Navitimer GMT watch is an amazing timepiece, whether it appears at the top, bottom, or anywhere on any list.
There’s hardly anything a quality luxury watch should have that is lacking in this powerful timepiece. But that’s not surprising considering it is Swiss made. It has an automatic movement, rugged anti-scratch sapphire crystal glass, chronograph, and a bidirectional bezel function.
You simply can’t go wrong with this watch. It is an excellent investment for those who can afford it. And to set your mind at ease, the product comes with a solid 6-year warranty.
The last two watches on this list are great choices if you’re thinking budget. But just because you are living on a shoestring doesn’t mean you can’t find good quality watches. In fact, you can find some of the best watches for men under $500 here.
9. Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph Watch
Need an affordable hybrid timepiece dubbed “the most accurate watch in the world?” A smart choice would be the Eco-Drive Chronograph from Citizen.
It’s rare to find a quartz watch that combines super accuracy with not needing a battery. Heck, even high-end chronograph watches tend to go out of sync with time.
This Eco-Drive chronometer timepiece is powered by light – just about any light! The watch face has a small solar panel that traps light, so there’s absolutely no need for a battery, ever! The watch also has an “Atomic Timekeeping” feature, making sure it never goes out of sync.
The Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph Watch is made in Japan. And just before you raise an eyebrow because it’s not from the watchmaking capital of the world – Switzerland – rest assured that Japan also manufactures some of the best watches for men and women alike.
The watch has a superb quality build; it doesn’t scratch easily because it has a very tough protective sapphire crystal on the glass window lens (that’s the transparent part of the watch’s face). And with up to 200-meter water resistance rating, swimming and diving with the watch should be safe.
Here’s a clever and interesting feature. The watch saves energy by not moving all the hands when it is covered in a dark place for a while (under your sleeve, in a drawer, etc.) As soon as you bring it to light, you can visibly see how the seconds hand zoom by to catch up with the current time.
This might not be the best watch for you if you are looking for something with less “noise” on the face. Some people might find the face a bit too crowded. If you want a watch sleek design and a less cramped face, perhaps an unconventional watch like those from Gucci might suit you.
It might not be the most expensive quartz in the world, but it certainly is a great watch for its price. With a rating of 4.4 out of 5 from 605 customer reviews on Amazon and a solid 5-year manufacturer warranty, this is not a bad quartz watch at all.
10. Seiko Automatic Watch
This analog Seiko Automatic Watch is the least expensive on this list, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable. In fact, it is style pretty much like a Rolex Submariner, one of the best watches for men when it comes to taking a deep dive.
Like the previous Citizen watch, this one too is manufactured in Japan. Seiko is not new to the watchmaking business and has established itself as a company that produces high-quality and accurate timepieces.
This particular watch is built with a crystal made from mineral. While that is good, it is not quite as durable and robust as sapphire, but hey, if it’s built as high-quality as other luxury watches, it won’t be very affordable, right?
The auto watch is water-resistant for up to 100 meters. Meaning, it is great for swimming in a pool, but it might not be okay for diving. You definitely don’t want to be wearing this for your underwater exploration during the weekend.
Anyways, you don’t have to hate deep-diving to own this watch. There are other alternatives if diving is top on your weekend to-do list. The Seiko auto watch is simply not designed for such activities. And by the way, why is it called an automatic watch? Because it works by your movement. Instead of relying on batteries, it only works when you use it. This is perhaps one of the few cheap watches with such a feature.
While an automatic movement is generally a plus, it could also be a problem if you don’t use the watch for a couple of days. You may not lose your investment because you didn’t wear your Seiko 5 model for an entire day, but you may need to restart the watch manually. To do that, you need to turn the crown on the side of the watch a couple of times – about 10 to 15 times clockwise.
In Seiko’s defense, though, this is not peculiar to this watch. All automatic watches are designed that way. So if you can get past the fact that you might need to use this watch almost daily, then it could be the perfect watch for you.
What Makes a Quality Watch?
Big names are good; in fact, they are great. But watches are not just about Omega, Rolex, and TAG. Great watches are not found in Switzerland only. So, what exactly makes a watch great? Here are some important criteria to note.
Watch movement refers to the mechanism a watch uses to work. There are three types of watch movements, namely, quartz, mechanical, and automatic movements.
A watch with a quartz movement often uses a battery and is generally cheaper than a watch with mechanical or automatic movement. Mechanical watches require periodic winding to keep them functional. And automatic watches need to be worn or moved daily.
With quartz watches, you get ticking motion of the seconds-hand while mechanical and automatic watches have a sweeping or smooth seconds-hand motion. You can find good-quality watches with quartz movement, but in most cases, luxury watches have mechanical or automatic movements.
Watch Case Material
It doesn’t matter the mechanism of a watch – whether it ticks or sweeps – if the material used in building the case is poor, no one would be attracted to it in the first place. So, first things first, a watch case should provide aesthetics. But beyond that, it has to be durable to offer any form of protection. Good quality watches should have cases made from titanium, ceramic, or at least stainless steel.
The Glass on the Face
The glass on watch faces are called crystals and are made from different materials. Protecting the watch from dirt, water, and other potentially destructive materials might seem like an easy thing to do, but it is not. For this reason, the best watches for men need to have crystals made from tough and durable materials.
The three major materials are sapphire, acrylic, and mineral. Sapphire crystals are second only to diamonds in toughness, making them a more scratch-resistant and expensive. Acrylic faces or crystals are mostly found on cheaper watches. Personally, I don’t recommend buying any watch with this type of crystal because it scratches easily. Besides, it is mostly found in children’s watches.
Mineral crystals are simply glasses treated with chemicals or heat to improve their shatter and scratch resistance. They are not as durable as sapphire but are great choices if you are on a budget.
The weight of a metal strap will tell you whether it is made from solid material or not. Stainless steel, platinum, and gold are some of the best options for metal watch straps. A low-quality watch will have hollow stainless steel in its straps.
You can also find good quality watches with leather straps. The straps are made from durable leather. For example, this expensive Hublot Rose Gold watch comes with a leather strap.
Whether you choose a metal or leather strap watch is a matter of personal preference. One is not better than the other. Although, some people tend to think that metal strap watches should be worn at work during the day, while leather strap watches should be for more casual outings in the evenings or nights. Of course, that’s just an opinion. You can choose to do whatever suits you best.
What? Yeah, you read that right.
Complications don’t sound like a good thing but trust me; it is all good as far as quality watches go. Complications refer to a watch’s extra features besides telling the time.
A good-quality watch should have at least a date feature, you know, just to keep you up to date. Other useful features include a chronograph (stopwatch for timing yourself), a backlight, and many others.
Keep in mind, though, plenty of complications don’t exactly mean a watch is first-rate. There are many luxury and quality watches with minimal complications.
Which country makes the best watches for men? Or which country makes the best watches of any kind for that matter? The answer to this is highly subjective. However, there seems to be a consensus about three watchmaking countries. These are Switzerland, Japan, and Germany, with Switzerland being the undisputed champions.
Brands such as Omega, Tissot, Rolex, Tag, Breitling, and other luxury brands are made in Switzerland. But you can’t ignore other Japanese watchmaking giants such as Seiko and Citizen. These brands also compete favorably with many Swiss watches. German brands such as the A. Lange & Sohne is not left out too. In fact, they produce some of the most expensive and high-quality watches available.
Water Resistance Rating
Lastly, a quality watch should have a fair water resistance rating or a high rating if it is a diving watch. But here’s the thing, water-resistance ratings are usually confusing, especially if you take them literally. For example, it is easy to assume that a 50-meter water-resistance rating means you can dive down to 50 meters, but that is totally incorrect.
Horologists (that’s a fancy word for watch experts) recommend swimming with a watch only if it has a minimum water-resistance rating of 100 meters. A rating of 200 meters and upward is okay for diving. However, keep in mind that the water-resistance of a watch degrades over time, so you want to keep older watches out of the water as much as possible.
So, the best watches for men all have high water resistance ratings, right? Wrong! Many high-quality watches are not designed for diving, so they don’t need such high ratings.
There are a plethora of cheap watches with good water-resistance ratings. It depends on what the watch is designed to do. If you want a luxury watch that is built for deep diving, then you should keep an eye on the water-resistance ratings; otherwise, high a rating is not necessarily a sign of a quality watch.
The best watches for men do not necessarily need to have all the criteria listed above. You will notice that some of the watches in our review do not have a few of these features, too, but that doesn’t make them less valuable. It all comes down to what you are looking for in a watch.
Do not let a lean budget stop you from getting a quality timepiece. If you take a few moments to look through this list, you will find good quality watches that don’t cost much. And if you have a few extra bucks to throw around, there are also superb luxury watches to choose from, too.