Avoiding Common Mistakes Made By Modern Watch Wearers



It’s hard to put your finger on it, but there’s something truly special about wearing a great watch. Even if you don’t need it for timekeeping reasons, a great timepiece makes a man feel ten feet tall.

No modern man should be without a quality watch or five. But there are many factors to consider when buying one. Unfortunately, there are a number of common pitfalls. If you aren’t careful, you could easily fall victim to them.


Follow these tips, though, and you should be just fine.


Only Owning One

While there is no denying that quality should take precedence over quantity, no one watch is so adaptable that it can cater to a man’s every needs. The modern man enjoys many strands in life. If you are a male watch lover, you must start to build a collection.

Wearing a prestige watch to work can boost your appearance and confidence. However, it’s not right for wearing around the squash court. As the range of Apple Watch products shows, different situations require different items. Only wear your watch if it’s suitable.

If you don’t have the right watch for the occasion, simply go without.


Using Cheap Maintenance

After forking out a significant sum of money on a watch, the last thing you want is to spend more cash on the upkeep. However, it would be criminal to let your beautiful watch become ruined by shoddy workmanship.

Finding the right repairman for your timepiece is almost as important as finding the perfect watch to start with. Using poor replacement parts could put the long-term condition at risk.

Besides, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. For the sake of a little extra money, you’ll gain a much greater peace of mind. And that’s something you cannot put a price on.


Not Thinking Home Protection Through Properly

Every watch enthusiast knows the importance of good maintenance. If you happen to be a connoisseur of automatic timepieces, you’ll also know the importance of a watch winder.

However, one trap that many modern watch owners fall into is that they only protect one watch at a time. A double watch winder can make a huge difference to keeping your timepieces in great condition. This can be especially useful if you like to circulate a number of items over the weeks and months.

Any serious watch lover will confirm that there’s no point in buying quality pieces if you aren’t going to care for them. Make sure that you do just that.


Not Trying It Out First

Consumers have been vulnerable to reacting on impulse for centuries. However, the internet generation is hastier than any previous generation. We’ve all bought items exclusively on the basis of it looking great online, but the watch is not an item that allows you to do this.

Appearing great on a web page or magazine advert is one thing. Suiting your wrist is another altogether. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive first. If possible, you should always take the opportunity to try the watch on in a shop. Even if you end up buying it elsewhere.

After all, there’s nothing worse than spending money on something you’ll never wear, however, much I might do it! Haha!


Northskull – Serious Jewellery for Men…


We’re kicking off 2015 with a belated post – so apologies for neglecting the blog so far this year! January has been pretty manic, but we do have loads of exciting posts to publish over the next few weeks.

We wanted to kick off 2015 with one of our favorite Men’s Jewellery Brands – Northskull – a London based brand founded in 2009 by Davron Christian & Jordan Forbes, who wanted to create an male accessory brand that would take the Jewellery industry by storm. They really have done just that, and created some awesome pieces with huge individuality, with the unmistakable Northskull ‘esq design. They offer a range of luxury accessories such as; Bracelets, Card Holders, Necklaces & more.

Here’s the brand name explained by the founders;

‘Many different cultures believe we can honor and enhance the attributes of something by giving it directional energies. “North” brings Adaptability, creativity, new growth, wisdom and infinite possibility to anything it is associated with. We wanted to bring those energies to our products, by using all of these attributes in our creation process. Our insignia arrow logo represents north on the compass, infusing all of that positive energy in one symbol.’

When we set our eyes on the Northskull brand, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on one of the pieces, and this piece has now become a staple part of our daily style. We chose the Matt Black Onyx & Gold Braclet with a Crystal Skull – and we weren’t dissapointed!

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Each piece comes in it’s own box, with a protective leather pouch and certificate of authenticity. We found that the bracelet paired well with a two tone Rolex and pair of De Santos Cartier Sunglasses to take advantage of the Winter Sun and add suave to any outfit.

We recommend you head over to Northskull and check out their collections!