Just like your wardrobe, there are some essentials you need to have in your watch collection to complete your outfits. Here are 4 basic watches that you need to add to your collection immediately!

We are sure most of you were already aware about the different types of watches for different occasions. But just to be on the safer side, we are assuming some don’t, so we’re here to help them out. It is important to own a few essential pieces so you can swap your watch depending on your outfit and the occasion. Now just like you can’t wear a t-shirt to a dinner party, the same way you cannot wear an everyday watch while diving. Technically you could wear your everyday watch out on a fancy date, but we wouldn’t recommend it as it will definitely leave a bad impression on your date, even if she won’t say it outright!

But, don’t worry. We’re here to save you from committing another fashion faux-pas, by helping you figure out the essential pieces to have in your watch collection. These are going to be the building blocks of your watch collection, so pay extra attention lest you end up committing any serious blunder; like wearing a dress watch to go out gardening!

1. DRESS WATCH: H. MOSER & CIE ENDEAVOUR CENTER SECONDS

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DRESS WATCH: H. MOSER & CIE ENDEAVOUR CENTER SECONDS

Highly versatile, dress watches are a must have when dressing up for a fancy dinner or a wedding. Not limited to fancy occasions, a dress watch has the ability to class up anything you’re wearing, making you look refined even if you’re dressed in casuals. You need to own at least one dress watch because let’s face it, you cannot wear your old, beat-up watch to a flashy work presentation and risk leaving a poor impression on your superiors and colleagues.

For those of you not paying attention to the current happenings in the horological world, Moser is currently the star amongst the high-end independent watch brands – and rightly so – the brand offers some of the most elegant dress watches, that feel so luxurious that you will not be able to keep your eyes off your own wrists!

The Endeavour Center Seconds expertly combines classicism with modernism and the minimalist dial adds to the elegance of the watch. The watch is as classy as a dress watch can be and the 40mm case is fitted with their in-house manufactured HMS200. The watch has lots of colour variations as well. The watch’s minimalist look is achieved by removing the logo and all other markings from the watch face which gives it a truly elegant look that will make you stand out from the crowd.

2. DIVE WATCH: GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL SEAQ

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DIVE WATCH: GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL SEAQ

Dive watches are pretty commonly seen on men’s wrists and there is a good reason for that: they’re rugged, lend a masculine look and add a ton of utility at the same time. Although most men don’t actually wear them while diving, but if you needed to, a dive watch is the way to go as any other watch doesn’t offer the exact water resistance required to wear a watch while diving.

Glashütte Original finds its roots in back in the watchmaking capital of Germany and a history dating all the way back to 1845. All this is to say that they have ample experience when it comes to vintage dive watches and we picked out this beauty from their extensive back-catalogue, because let’s face it, some watches remain classic no matter how long they’ve been on the market!

A watch oozing luxury from every pore, the SeaQ was based on the very first dive watch that came out of Glashütte back in 1969 – developed specially for sports divers – and has the same casing as well as finishing style. Although a luxury watch in the true sense, it is actually strongly capable to adorn the wrist of a professional diver and meets the strict DIN and ISO standards for dive watches.

3. POCKET WATCH: PATEK PHILIPPE 973J OPEN-FACE POCKET WATCH

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POCKET WATCH: PATEK PHILIPPE 973J OPEN-FACE POCKET WATCH

Pocket watches are not something you would immediately think of when we say watch basics, but hear us out here. Pocket watches have a certain charm and zeal to them that wristwatches find themselves hard-pressed to match. They add grace and elegance to your outfit and give you a unique look since most won’t think about wearing one.

Patek Philippe has demonstrated its skills on the pocket watch stage since decades, so suffice it to say that they know what they’re doing and you’re in safe hands. Patek Philippe has continued to craft pocket watches in limited numbers, making these a must-have for every watch connoisseur. The 973J pocket watch comes in a gold case with a yellow gold chain and the watch is very aesthetically pleasing in its design. The white lacquered dial with the gold numerals gives the watch an almost royal look and makes it a watch to not be missed.

4. CHRONOGRAPH: ZENITH DEFY EL PRIMERO 21

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 CHRONOGRAPH: ZENITH DEFY EL PRIMERO 21

A chronograph is probably going to be the most important part of your collection. Let us tell you why! While the dress, dive, and pocket watch cover almost all the important categories, an adventurous chronograph is going to add the exclamation point to your outfit. You could choose an aviator, or a racing watch depending on your needs, but we recommend adding at least one chronograph to your collection.

Despite nobody being absolutely sure whether Zenith invented the automatic chronograph or not, what everybody is sure about, is that they’re manufacturing the best automatic chrono movements currently.

The Defy El Primero 21 is thoroughly modern and comes complete with the latest version of the venerated El Primero. Housing a chronograph capable of tracking down to a surprising 1/100th of a second, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find something matching this watch’s capability to track down time. Whether you actually make enough use of it or not, we believe that having something but not needing it is better than not having it and needing it. And don’t worry, it is also incredibly easy on the eyes as well, so it is guaranteed to add another dimension to your outfit.

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