It used to be that we wore watches as a handy way to tell time when we were on the go. Then cell phones turned into smart phones and it just seemed natural to whip out your device to check the time, since you were doing a million other things with it anyway. Why just find out what time it is when you can find out what time it is while also seeing if you have any e-mails or social media notifications?
We seemed to forget for a while that watches were as much a fashion statement as they were a practicality. Companies like Rolex promoted the idea of the big, shiny metal watch as a sign of status, but not everyone is into the glitz or bulkiness of that. I know that’s what turned me off of wearing a watch so many years ago.
Reliable watch manufacturers Timex provide an alternative. Inspired by their designs from the mid-20th century, the Timex Originals collection is a hip option for those wanting to get back into watch wearing. The designs are simple but retro-cool and the straps hug your wrist comfortably. You may not be able to calculate the tip at a restaurant with it, but they keep time economically while providing an old school charm.
Images source: Timex