How to Choose Your Next Watch

by Ariel Adams

When selecting a timepiece, there are no shortage of appealing shapes and sizes to choose from. Your suit and shoes don’t do enough to tell people who you are. A man is framed by what he wears—and your style can begin or end on your wrist. A watch resides on your arm as a beacon of taste, personality, and of course success. A timepiece can communicate who you are or merely accent what you already project. Choose a watch with the right shape to fit the man you are (or want to be).

Geometeric Watches


Sitting between square and circle, the geometric case is one of the most “alternative” watch shapes you can find, available as octagons, decagons, or other shapes that eschew the notion of “round.” These are best matched with all manners of non-conservative dress for the design lover. Try one with a strap for formal attire and a bracelet for more casual outfits.

Bulgari Octo Automatic, $9,500 at Bandiera Jewelers; Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chronograph, $4,625; Concord C1 Grande date, $7,900; GC-3 Automatic, $1,250.


Bulova Accutron Spaceview 214

by Time&Style Staff

Luxury watchmaker Bulova is marking the 50-year anniversary of their Accutron line – and they’re doing it in style. Behold, the limited edition Spaceview 214, which will be available this fall. Though it wasn’t originally meant for commercial sale when it debuted in 1960, it marked the biggest breakthrough in watch technology in 300 years, and was the most accurate timekeeper to date. Couple that with the Spaceview’s transparent dial and patented tuning fork technology, both of which were incorporated into the original design, and retailers and potential buyers started demanding to have one for themselves. Fast forward 50 years and Accutron has now recreated that original look. If you’re interested, best to act sooner rather than later; there are only 1,000 numerically inscribed editions of the timepiece available, each complete with a stainless steel case, curved sapphire crystal and alligator strap.

$4,000 : Buy