Why Women Love Wearing Men's Watches

I’ve always had a fascination with the watch community. Similar to other niche interest groups like art or vintage cars, people who are knowledgeable of and obsess over watches are (in my eyes) very cool. That being said, when you consider these aficionados you probably think mostly of men. The gadgets and thingamabobs that make these timepieces so unique and expensive are almost always attributed to the male population—and it annoys me! I’m drawn to these borderline clunky pieces and don’t think they have to be worn by only men, and after polling the women in my office, I’ve realized I’m not alone.

I gathered quotes from my Clique Media colleagues about why they like wearing men’s (or menswear–inspired) watches, and I have to admit—there were a lot of great points made. See below for their interesting perspectives, and then shop my favorite men’s watches afterward. Also, if you like wearing a men’s watch, be sure to comment and let me know why.