A common argument we hear nowadays is usually something like this: “why wear a watch when you have a smartphone?”. It’s true, smartphones can tell the time, and very accurately for that matter. But there’s more to a wristwatch than just the ability to tell the time.
We are here to tell you 5 reasons why it’s better to wear a wristwatch than a smartphone to tell the time.
#1: Watches are much more convenient
Imagine you’re at a funeral, on a business meeting or on a date. How annoying would it be if you had to pick up your phone every now and then to see the time? It’s not just annoying, it’s also rude. Being in the company of someone else and start looking at your phone is one of those big no-nos. Instead, you can use move your wrist a bit, discreetly see the time and be back to the task at and. It’s much more convenient, more polite, and it’s also not inappropriate.
#2: Constantly being near a smartphone is bad for your health
There are a few studies that alert to the dangers of constantly being in contact with a smartphone.
Smartphones emit certain types of frequencies that are absorbed by our bodies and that contribute to the development of cancer, changes in sleep patterns and brain activity, among others.
So, we advise you to just leave your phone in your bag or pocket and don’t pick it up if it’s not absolutely necessary. A wristwatch can help minimize the constant contact with your smartphone, especially if you use it a lot to check the time.
#3: Watches can be used as fashion accessories
A watch is so much more than just a timepiece. It’s an accessory that can convey your personality and personal style. Combining your outfit with the perfect wristwatch is not just fun, it’s also a great way to boost your self-confidence and improve the way others perceive you (and even the way you perceive yourself).
#4: Battery is not an issue
We all know smartphones run out of battery. Especially nowadays, when we use the phone to almost everything and have hundreds of apps for all kinds of purposes, it’s very easy to drain the phone’s battery in an instant. And when that happens, we’re no longer able to tell the time. Imagine being on your way to an important meeting or event, running into unforeseen circumstances and suddenly not being able to tell what time it is. Not pleasant, right?
And this is another advantage of wearing a wristwatch. Quartz mechanisms have batteries that can last several years, and if we’re talking about mechanical movements, those don’t even require a battery at all, just winding or moving.
#5: Losing or damaging your watch is much harder
Let’s face it, breaking your smartphone is one of the easiest things to do. They’re fragile and draw tons of attention, which can also mean higher chances of being robbed. Moreover, since they’re not attached to your body (luckily) you can also easily lose them. Wristwatches are easy to cover, harder to lose and much harder to drop and break.