There are a few things you should know about the watch you wear. First of all, she will notice, so don’t think that your timepiece is just for staying on schedule. You’ve got an iPhone for that. And whether it’s a Hublot or a G-Shock, the hardware on your wrist tells her what she needs to know before you open your mouth. If she likes what she sees, your chances get a helluva lot better. Here are our favorites for 2012. No holding back, so start saving. Trust us, they’re worth it.

This feature appears in Complex's December/January 2012 issue.

IMAGE 1: Nixon Monopoly

Buy It Now at Nixon, $170 

Hermès The Cape Cod Quantième

Buy It Now at Hermès, $2,800

IMAGE 2: Ladiore RGT Punk Rock 

Available at the OC Concept Store, $68,000 

IMAGE 3: G-Shock GA201-1A

Buy It Now at Sky Watches, $199 

IMAGE 4: Richard Mille x OC Concept Store RM016 

Available at the OC Concept Store, $70,000

IMAGE 5: Hublot King Power Zirconium

Available at Hublot, $24,000

IMAGE 6: Roger Dubuis Easydiver

Available at Roger Dubuis $19,500