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Watches seem to be a thing of the past thanks to cell phones. I’m here to tell you those people who think that are wrong. There’s nothing worse than being with friends or on a date and digging through your pockets to find your phone. Your company is now staring, wondering why you’re in such a rush to leave. On a more positive note, watches are sleek, elegant, can tell you a lot about a person, but most of all, a quick and convent way to check the time.

You’ve seen your grandfather wear a watch every day of his life. It seems so effortless, yet you have no idea where to begin. The answer:Minus-8 watches. The Zone watch does an excellent job bridging the gap between casual and formal with their simple interface. The split case design resembling a time zone boundary adds an elegant twist on traditional minimalist interfaces. The silicon band is something I would normally advise against because they are often tacky, however, this band reaches the balance between casual and formal.

Formal watches will most often have a metal band and their design will be more complex. You can still use a minimalist watch like the Minus-8 Zone in a formal setting if you simply don’t have the funds, but a metal band always looks better with a suit. I highly recommend seeing a trusted jeweler when purchasing a high-tier, metal band watch because they know an infinite amount more about watches and the gadgetry involved than I do.

Watches are an investment. Did you notice how I didn’t mention a price range anywhere in here? That is because watches usually last a lifetime. I still wear a metal banded watch that was given to me when I was 12 and plan on wearing it for the rest of my life. And if you’re looking to invest in the watch game the Zone watch from Minus-8 offers a solid return on your investment.

About the Author

I’m a writer and a menswear lover. When I’m not improving my self-image through clothes or excess amounts of protein, I’m drinking any type of ale, tending to my plants, or writing nonsense.

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