A Timely Investment
When it comes to watches, I’m a classic guy.
I don’t want extra dials or buttons, crazy bright colors or straps, and I don’t need to turn on and off the lights in my apartment with the turn of a dial.
I just want a clean, versatile timepiece that I can throw on no matter what I’m wearing.
If you’re reading this and your style is similar to mine, I’m sure you’ll agree.
It’s particularly important for me when I’m traveling. I have a watch roll that I pack for Otter Expeditions, but I sometimes change two times a day! I’m not packing a different watch for every look. Give me two watches and call it a day: one with a brown strap and one with a silver or black strap. That combination covers all of my bases.
Case-in-point, these two looks from my recent trip to Tucson, Arizona.
Which brings me to today’s collaboration. Brathwait has been a long time partner and one of my favorite watch companies. Their timepieces are simple, yet significant (as cliché as that statement is, it’s completely true). They’re made with sapphire glass, swiss quartz movement and a stainless steel case.
It’s just a damn good watch. Plain and simple.
Brathwait is also transparent with the manufacturing cost— something you won’t see from most accessory brands. Check out Everlane and Zady— two more brands who are transparent about production. I feel like we’re going to see this more and more and consumers become curious about their goods.
I have owned and tested more watches than I can count (#bloggerproblems), and I can tell you first hand that most of the brands that claim to have “interchangeable straps” are a bunch of crap. I mean, they are interchangeable, but you usually need a tiny tool to push out a pin and it takes like 10 minutes just to change the color of your strap. I’m already over it.
Brathwait’s watches have a spring loaded pin built into the strap. You push down on the lever and it pops right out. I picked up a third strap, so my two watches can actually be made into 6 different watch/strap combinations.
Watches are an investment piece. You wear them every single day, and you want one that will last and go with everything. Pick up a few extra straps, and one well-made watch face can be the versatile answer you are looking for.
I know I’m a huge fan, and I’m not just saying that, I really believe it.
*This post is in partnership with Brathwait. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.