Top 5 Reasons Wearing a Watch is More Important Than You Think March 07, 2016 05:50 5 Comments
It’s the 21st century and it’s no secret that smart phones have made watches nearly obsolete. It seems like when someone asks “What time is it?” we are more likely to pull out the smart phone in our pocket than look at the watch on our wrist.
So, the question begs to be asked, “what is the point of wearing a watch?"
It can be easy to take for granted the rewards that both the form and function of a watch can bring to our everyday lives.
You could argue for style.
You could argue for functionality.
And, you’d be right, because most people use a watch for those purposes. BUT, there’s more to the reasons to wear a watch than just functionality and style. In this post we’re going to dive into some of those reasons. We’re not going to completely abandoned the classic reasons like functionality and style but we’re going to take a deeper dive and see the root behind why those are more important than you may have originally thought.
It’s not just surface level “it looks good” or, “it helps me tell time.” There is more going on… below the surface, in the recesses of our psyche… than we know.
You may have a solid reason to wear a watch but there are some out there that need a little convincing.
So let’s dive into it with reason number 1...
1. Watch Wearers are Scientifically Proven To Be More Punctual And Conscientious
Psychologists David Ellis and Rob Jenkins conducted a study where people who had never worn a watch in their whole life were asked to wear a watch for one month; compared to a placebo group and a group who continued to not wear a watch, rather staggeringly, the watch wearing group actually became more punctual and conscientious compared to the non watch wearing groups. So there you have it: science says watches make people more sensible! if this concerns you, you can always take it off when you don't want to be sensible.
*Since this post was published I've been contacted by the authors of this study with new findings.
2. It Can Commemorate Special Occasions/Events- A Reminder on Your Wrist
3. It's A Conversation Waiting to Happen
4. It's An Indispensible Tool for Making Life Easier
Watches these days have literally 100's of different tools that can be added to them. And they all have the potential to make life a little easier. Phones can now provide a lot of the features that used to be designated just to watches- but not with the simplicity of a watch- before I owned a watch, pulling my phone out of my trouser pocket on the bus involved me leaning up against the person next to me, to give myself room enough to manoeuvre my hand into my pocket to get my phone out... Just to check the time. Awkward. Now that only happens if I want to play Candy Crush.
5. It's An Extension of Your Personality/ Style