It’s 2021, and that’s meant a lot of changes for us throughout the world, politically, medically, and personally. But one thing that has remained steady? We’re still firmly in the age of the smartphone, and its influence over us has never been so apparent. We use our phones for everything – to keep in touch with loved ones, share our thoughts and ideas, keep up with our work outside of the office, watch videos, and engage with our favorite news sources. We even use our phones as a timekeeper. After all, if you have a cellphone, you’ve always got a clock on you. Does that mean we don’t need watches anymore? That’s going to be a resounding “NO!” from us, and here’s why we’re so certain wristwatches are still not yet obsolete.
Forever a Piece of Fashion
Like it has always been, fashion isn’t relegated to just the clothes you wear. It’s also directly tied to the accessories you wear. In fact, just a few statement pieces can completely make or break a look, and watches are an easy add that never goes out of style. Why? Because they’re still one of the most flexible, varied, and personal pieces of jewelry that you can own.
It doesn’t matter what your style is – whether you opt for classic and casual, modern and minimalist, loud and luxurious, or something else entirely – there’s a watch out there that will fit perfectly with your aesthetic. Even our wood watches here at Urban Designer are available to suit every taste, making them an absolute staple for the fashion (and environmentally) conscious!
Practical (Even These Days)
We get it, okay? We really do. As we admitted before, our phones can do practically anything. They can be used for everything from VR gaming to learning in-depth knowledge about cryptocurrency investment, so they can certainly handle keeping track of time. But watches are still an overall better fit for the job.
Unlike phones, you don’t have to hover and worry about their battery life constantly. Most watches won’t run out of juice for years, and they’re incredibly accessible, always on your wrist so you never need to rummage around in a bag or pocket just to check the time. And – let’s be honest – you also won’t be dropping them in a toilet or dog bowl anytime soon, unlike our little phone friends. At the end of the day, they’re just the more practical option.
Watches make for a smart way to track time even with a phone constantly in tow, but when you don’t have one practically strapped to your body at all times? They’re timekeepers that absolutely reign supreme. For both the chronically tech-adverse and those who casually decide to limit their screen time, watches make for the perfect solution.
Since they can accurately tell the time but don’t require any connection or any external gadgets like most of our tech these days, we can more easily ditch our phones and enjoy a little bit of a digital detox. It’s still not a walk in the park thanks to our low-key social media addictions and technologically driven separation anxiety, but having a watch on hand (or rather, on wrist) at least makes the transition a touch easier.
Re-Centers What’s Classic
Still need yet another reason why the wristwatch is far from obsolete? Well, last but certainly not least, it’s because the accessory focuses on the classic. Watches have been part of our daily uniform for over 250 years now, have long functioned as an almost uniform piece. They’ve been an ever-present step in our personal rituals, part of what we naturally do to prepare for an interview or the workday ahead, with taking it off symbolically marking it as time to wind-down and relax.
Despite how long it’s been since their inception, they still function just the same for us now. Their classic looks and construction have also kept us captured all these years, evidenced by how this old school style has been continuously blended with new ideas. We’ve even kept that up here at Urban Designer, making wooden watches that utilize mechanical tech and nostalgic looks while still offering a bit of a modern twist. Two and a half centuries down the line, and watches are still seeing an evolution. If that doesn’t prove their longevity and relevance, we don’t know what will!