“When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown. Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city. Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty.”
As popular as the Petula Clark song “Downtown” was, her portrayal of urban areas isn’t totally accurate. Downtown experiences aren’t always so upbeat. Urban areas are often crowded, noisy, and overwhelming. Even with so many people populating the streets and sidewalks, it’s hard to get noticed among all the distractions and attractions. If you want to stand out next time you go downtown, look into a watch with Urban Styling.
What makes it Urban?
These watches are defined by their urbanity. Urban styling showcases trademarks and qualities that facilitate an urban lifestyle, such as big, bold numbers, a day and date calender, and sub dials.
Urban style watches are often multifunctional so the watch itself can play a bigger role from day to day in an urban setting. These multiple functions are known as complications–any other function apart form telling basic time.
Complications are often indicated by sub dials, which are used to incorporate other functions such as alarms, stop-watches, and power reserve indicators.
The multiple functions and sub dials seem to reflect the busy, multi-operational atmosphere of urban areas.
Here are some watches with Urban styling that can help your day go a little more smoothly.
Swiss Military Navigator Urban Watch
This urban watch comes with several other functions, apart from telling time. It has a genuine leather strap, a date calendar, an alarm, and a chronograph movement, which means it can measure amounts of elapsed time, like a stop watch.
Granted, all of the extra functions may not be needed, but it can help make your day in a busy urban setting a little easier.
This watch runs about $255 on Amazon.com.
Orient Multi-Eyes Urban Style Watch
This Orient time piece comes with a stainless steel case, is water resistant up to 50 meters, has several sub dials which include the time in seconds and Orient’s 40-hour power reserve indicator. This gauge reveals how much power is left in the watch’s automatic movement.
This is a self-winding watch, which means it’s powered the motion of the wearer’s arm. It doesn’t require a battery, and it uses an in-house movement. That is, the mechanism responsible for keeping time is installed and manufactured by Orient professionals; it’s not imported from a supplier.
This special care helps to ensure quality movements and therefore, dependable watches. It runs about $315, buy it: Urban Styling
Michele Women’s Urban Quartz Watch
If some of you were worried that only men’s watches would be featured, then we’ve got something for you. This woman’s urban watch comes with a quartz movement, a sub dial displaying the time in seconds, a stainless steel bracelet, and scratch resistant crystal. It also comes with a 2 year limited warranty, which is not something you’ll find if you buy a watch from a street vendor downtown.
It can be purchased on Amazon.com where it goes for $425.
Even if you don’t live in an urban area, watches with urban styling have useful functionality and an attention-grabbing design. They are a great addition to any watch collection whether you live in the heart of Kansas or New York City.
Urban areas can be pretty impersonal, but wearing a watch with urban styling is the next best thing to walking around wearing a name tag.