A wrist watch is a strange possession really. We all buy a watch for the sole purpose of telling the time, but after a short while our wrist watch becomes more than just a time piece on our wrists, it becomes part of us.
How many times have you gone a day without your wrist watch and it just doesn’t feel right?
Wrist watches are available in so many styles and designs that it’s as easy to get the choice right as it is to get it wrong.
Depending on what you are looking for in a wrist watch should depend on the features and style of watch that you go for.
As a frequent traveler I had to go for a watch that would easily swap through time zones with the minimum of fuss. The needs of a frequent traveler are some what different than those of regular Joe office worker. The frequent traveler needs a wrist watch that is easy to swap time zones as well as being water proof to a degree to protect from damage. As any traveller will tell you the last thing you want when on the other side of the world id to be saddled with a broken watch and struggling to get the time.
As a frequent traveler I’d always suggest going for a rubberized or fabric strap on a wrist watch rather than the metallic bracelet type strap of many fashion watches. Rubberized or fabric straps on a wrist watch are more robust for the frequent traveler as there are no links to break and they are easier to clean if they get dirty.
Fashion watches tend to be just that, a wrist watch to look good when worn with the sole purpose of telling the time with a bit of glitz and glamor, for the frequent traveller these things are not so much a necessity on a wrist watch but more of a bonus. As a frequent traveller why not bring a fashion watch with you as a second option just in case you need to be a bit smarter whilst away?
As a frequent traveler I would always go for a wrist watch with a good quartz mechanism rather a digital watch. When you are travelling the least that go wrong with a watch the better. You don’t want the battery to give up on you when you are in the middle of the forest.
I’d recommend going for a watch with a very plain face and easy to distinguish numbers as well as having luminous digits and hands so what ever the conditions you should be able to tell the time.
Experimenting with new materials, watch making brands acquire their cases and movements using exotic metals, such as palladium, magnesium and arcane alloys these all make the watch more robust as well as being more lightweight, all ideal attributes in a wrist watch for the frequent traveler.