It is without a doubt that a wristwatch, even in this day and age, is still an important piece of accessory that everyone should be wearing on a daily basis. That is because they just provide so many different benefits that one would be remiss not to take advantage of any of them.

Okay, picture this: I want you to envision a really good automatic watch from Patek Philippe and pit it against the most expensive smartphone that you can find on the market. Which one would look good on you? I am pretty sure that you will opt for the watch instead of the phone, even though the latter can prove to be useful as well.

Today, I am going to go over some uncommon reasons why you should be wearing a watch in the modern age.

It Gives Credibility and Professionalism

Picture any man with a suit and tie without a watch, how will they end up looking? To be honest, a man without a watch just looks barebones and out of style.

More importantly, men who are not wearing watches are deemed untrustworthy, at least, according to a survey that was conducted by the watch community.

You see, a wristwatch may look simple on the surface but it can actually tell a lot of things about you as a person.

If you are seen not wearing one, you are probably a person that doesn’t value the time of others (and yours).

It Prevents Smartphone Dependency

I get it, you really love your shiny new smartphone and you might think of completely ditching your wristwatch in favor of the new-age tech. Well, hold your horses!

Sure, smartphones are quite useful and I admit that I also love using mine. However, despite its apparent usefulness, they can be quite distracting as well.

I cannot count how many times I got distracted by my smartphone. It’s as if I am one notification away from being distracted.

A wristwatch, if anything, can improve your productivity simply because it doesn’t prove to be distracting like smartphones.

It is Functional

The most basic feature of a watch is its timekeeping functionality. Any other features that are built inside the said device are known as watch complications and are just niceties more than anything else.

Although wristwatches may not do those things that your smartphone can, they are still quite functional.

A chronograph watch, for example, allows you to time different things since it comes with a stopwatch and a timer baked into its feature set.

It Can Casually Show Your Wealth

There is a reason why only a few people on Earth are able to buy luxury watches and that is because they are just too damn expensive. Don’t believe me? Luxury watches can cost you more than $100,000.

Well, there is actually some benefit to its price tag. If you are seen wearing a Rolex Submariner, for example, it somehow tells people your wealth and status.

It Can Be Used as a Compass

A compass is a handy tool that helps you guide your way (especially if you know how to use one). An analog watch can actually be used as a makeshift compass and this is far better than solely relying on your phone’s GPS.