Watches: Top picks and reasons why you should get yourself a new one

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“I don’t need a watch because I have a phone” is a common response from people who check the time on their smart phone.

But wouldn’t a quick glance towards your wrist be a classier way to find out whether you are running late?

It’s also a lot more discreet to check the time on your watch than to pull out your phone during a boring conversation.

In addition, using your phone for time will more often than not result in you checking all your notifications, seeing a new pic your friend posted from their holiday… and eventually forgetting to check the time.

While ladies can get away with wearing almost anything on their wrist, the range of acceptable jewellery for a man is, unfortunately, very limited.

We’ve selected a few of our favourite watches to help you display your style and add a touch of class to your outfit. And most importantly, you will still be able to keep track of time when your phone runs out battery.

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Men’s watch: Diesel – Men’s ‘Mr Daddy’ black dial & bracelet watch dz7313

This watch would make a perfect present for a modern man with a creative lifestyle. The Diesel gents watch, which is from the Mr daddy collection, has a round stainless steel case, black leather strap fastened by pin and buckle.

£330, Debenhams

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Townsman 48 Mm Automatic Brown Leather Watch

Make a lasting impression with this stylish men’s watch which is available in 10 colours. Daring and complex from the inside and out, the watch has a stunning steel case showcasing a see-through skeleton dial.

£239, Fossil

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Gucci Unisex Swiss Le Marché Des Merveilles Black Toscano Snake Watch 38mm YA1264007

One of the hottest fashion brands right now released its collection of watches too. Add this piece, which features the brand’s signature snake, to your watch collection. With its bold personality and statement features, this timepiece boasts a stainless steel case. And it also has a striking black dial and a snake print strap.

£620, Golsmiths

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Michael Kors Gage Gold-Tone and Leather Watch

This watch offers a modern update on the classic chronograph design. It features a three-hand movement, sub-dials and date display offer full-on functionality for your every look.

£229, Michel Kors

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Bell & Ross BRV292-BU-G-ST/SCA Men’s Vintage Automatic Date Leather Strap Watch, Navy

Designed to perfection for a sustainable timekeeping, this Swiss-made time instrument showcases a polished stainless steel case that houses a deep blue sunray dial with contrasting white Arabic numerals at the cardinal points, index hour markers and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. This piece is one of the cheaper Bell & Ross watches currently on offer in John Lewis. If you are ready to invest in a timepiece, this luxurious watch may be perfect for you.

£2,300, John Lewis

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