For most, the watch is just an object that tells the time of the day. For others, though, it’s an absolutely essential item that distinguishes one’s style and level of taste. Much like a scarf or a nice pair of shoes, a great accessory can complement and enhance even the simplest outfit. And the timepiece is at the top of that list. A well-considered watch can get you noticed and tell the person who’s looking at it exactly what they need to know about you—that you’re a gentleman of taste who pays attention to details. 

No matter the reason why you wear your watch, there comes a time to grow up and start taking your wristwear seriously. And this winter, it’s time to make a bold statement without saying a word. Here’s what you should be looking for in a serious watch purchase.