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Smartphones do everything we need them to do, from organising our schedules to giving us weather updates. They even tell the time. So many of you might wonder why I would be writing an article on wearing a wrist watch. Aren’t wrist watches obsolete? Well I’m here to tell you the many benefits of wearing a wrist watch in today’s smartphone society that may just surprise you.


The whole essence of a wristwatch, the function of it is to tell the time. There are still fields in our industries where wearing a watch and time are extremely important. Pilots, Airline Stewardesses, Businessmen and women, Stock Brokers, Military Men, Home Designers, Caterers. If time is an important function of your life, then a wristwatch is something that you will definitely need to keep you accountable.


Now many of you may say wearing a watch is redundant. I have a smartphone. Why on earth would I wear a watch when my phone tells me the time. But when you wear a watch and someone wants to know the time, it’s a simple flip of your wrist. No digging in your pocket or handbag to find your smartphone. No fingerprint scanner or code to turn your phone on. Just turn your wrist over and bam! You know the time. 


Wearing a watch and knowing the time is just that. Nothing more. When we grab our smartphones, we not only see the time, but we check updates, play games, check Facebook, take photos. We become distracted. So much so there are an abundance of articles online about how our smartphones are actually making us less conversational one on one. Whereas having the simplicity of a wrist watch is just for the simple function it provides. To know what time it is and keep you on track throughout your day. 


It’s amazing how a piece of jewellery or a scarf, a tailored jacket or a fancy pair of dress shoes help make us feel confident. Well, a wristwatch adds the same to our style. People notice watches. I mean, I’ll be honest. I  have asked people about their watches when I see a sleek design.

A watch will make you feel confident and build your confidence. There’s just something about wearing one that holds a value of importance that cannot be explained. It’s more important to be noticed than not noticed, and wearing a watch helps you get noticed. 


I remember as a kid growing up my grandfather having a pocket watch. Watches aren’t something you can just mass produce, at least not the good ones. There is a lot of craftsmanship that goes into building a good watch. Each one unique in style and function. Each one with a story to be told. So style and build are important when choosing the right watch for yourself.


This goes hand in hand with number 5 on the list. Having a beautiful wristwatch you take pride in, even one unique in style is something that means something to everyone. My son loves Venom the comic book character and when he came across this black and white Venom watch that was sleek in design, he purchased it right away. He wears his watch almost every single day. This is the type of watch he can pass down to his own kids who may love comic book characters. Just like any family heirloom, a watch is something that can be treasured for years to come.


Building a relationship with time is important. It helps us know how many hours are in a day. Many of us don’t know if we are honest about how much time we have. It’s a reminder we may not want to know about.

But it’s important.

Having a good relationship with time changes your outlook on life, and the right watch can help you do that. It not only keeps you on track but lets you value the time you do have to spend it right with the people you love, and understanding its value is something that will change your life.


Written by Jodi Shaw, originally published on Just Jodi Shaw.