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Wear Your Luxury Watch The Right Way

by Clifford Fowler

A luxury watch is classy and exudes a sense of sophistication, but only if you wear the watch the right way. Special attention should always be paid to how the watch is worn. Make sure you know how to wear your luxury timepiece. 

Wrist Selection

To maximize the look, and longevity, of your watch, it's generally best to wear your watch on your non-dominant wrist. So, if you write with and primarily use your right hand, you want to wear the watch on your left wrist. This practice has less to do with style and more to do with preserving the watch. 

When you wear a watch on your dominant side, you are more likely to scuff and bang the watch throughout the day. As a result, it puts your watch at a greater risk for scratches and other damage. No matter how nice the watch is, if it's damaged, it won't look good. Wearing your watch on the opposite wrist can help preserve it. 

Metal Matching

If you plan to wear any jewelry with your watch, such as a bracelet or necklace, pair pieces with your watch that match its metal. For example, if you have a gold watch, you would not want to pair it with a silver bracelet; the two metals will clash. 

Keep the same concept in mind when it comes to other accessories you might wear, including a belt with a large buckle or cuff links. If your watch has a leather or fabric band, you have a couple of options. You can choose to pair the watch with accessories in complementary colors that match the watch band, or you can pair the watch with accessories that match the bezel of the watch.  

Attire Pairing

Luxury watches don't come in one style. There are luxury watches that are sportier in nature, and other watches that are less casual and dressier. Make sure you pair your watch with the right type of outfit. For example, if you have a high-quality, large, bulky utility watch, you don't want to wear it with a suit. 

Believe it or not, wearing a casual watch, even if it's a luxury watch, with dressier attire will cheapen the look of the watch. Dressier watches are generally smaller and better suited for this type of attire. Always pair the watch with the right apparel.

Keep these tips in mind whenever you wear your luxury watch to stay stylish and sophisticated.