Eight made up facts about watches that are totally true (and why you need a great one).

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I was never one of those people that couldn't leave their house without their watch. I mean, hello (it's me), you have a cell phone with the time on it always, why do you need a watch? But you know what the real problem was? I didn't have the right watch. See the right watch says way more about you than the fact that you can, at any moment, be aware of the time. A good watch can low key say a lot more. Like...

 

1. I KNOW HOW TO ACCESSORIZE.

Wearing a watch is like putting on jewelry without putting on jewelry. It's an accessory for someone who doesn't want to bother with accessories. It's practical yet stylish. It's trying without seeming like you're trying. It's that elusive middle ground of effortless style that we all strive for and there's really no striving cause it's so damn simple.

2. i look fucking important.

Having to be somewhere is one thing, but having to be somewhere at a specific time is a whole different level of importantness. Just merely looking at your watch while waiting for the subway tells people you've got places to be and you don't have time to wait for this shit.

3. i may or may not have tons of money.

Is it just me or is like everyone who has keys to a Bugatti have some massive fancy watch on when they're holding them in their Instagram photo? It's as if watches are the prerequisite to everything else that's expensive. What I'm saying is a fancy watch kinda looks like you might be loaded. And even if you're not, you sure as hell want to look like it.

4. I can score a number no matter what.

Sometimes you're popping out of the house and heading to gym but you're not trying to look like you are cause you might spot a hottie in line at Duane Reade afterwards and let 'em know you work out, but nobody wants a scrub. Cue the watch. Seriously. Slap the watch on with your all black workout look and suddenly that hottie has a name and a number and it's yours for the taking.

5. i want strangers to talk to me.

Okay this may not be something to be fucking excited about, but people like to ask other people for the time. I have no idea how someone in this day and age doesn't have a phone to look at, but the phone battery death rate is pretty high so maybe I'll let that slide. Either way, if you like rando people talking to you, get a watch cause now they have a legitimate (albeit lame) excuse to.

6. i've got my shit together.

Nothing says I've got my shit together like a nice watch. It feels like a present you buy yourself when you've accomplished something stellar like a promotion or a graduation or not throwing up at the work Christmas party. Either way, it's like a life milestone like, "I finally made it this far and I'm feeling really great about not eating that entire pizza."

7. I'm someone you should lock down.

Along with having your shit together, you're also a great catch. I mean you know how to accessorize, you're really fucking important, may or may not have money, can grab a hottie's number, and you like helping strangers who inexplicably have no access to the time. I'd say you're pretty much marriage material based on your watch alone so like someone should probably not sleep on it and lock you down tbh.

8. i have killer taste in watches.

And the first place you need to look is Uniform Wares. I'm not shitting you, these watches are fire. London designed and Swiss made pretty much sold me before seeing how incredible they look. Minimal, timeless, and totally worthy of every made up fact (that I'm pretending is true) on this list. Peep my favorite six below and say hello to a better life.

 
M37 Two-hand watch in polished steel with white nitrile rubber strap $400

M37 Two-hand watch in polished steel with white nitrile rubber strap $400

M40 Date watch in PVD grey with black nitrile rubber strap $600

M40 Date watch in PVD grey with black nitrile rubber strap $600

M42 Chronograph watch in PVD black with black nappa leather strap $1000

M42 Chronograph watch in PVD black with black nappa leather strap $1000

C41 Chronograph watch in PVD rose gold with grey nitrile rubber strap $1,100

C41 Chronograph watch in PVD rose gold with grey nitrile rubber strap $1,100

C40 day-date watch in polished steel with polished Milanese mesh bracelet $1,050

C40 day-date watch in polished steel with polished Milanese mesh bracelet $1,050

M37 Two-hand watch in brushed steel with blue nitrile rubber strap $400

M37 Two-hand watch in brushed steel with blue nitrile rubber strap $400