What watch colours can a guy wear? Sport, Tracking, Fitness watches as well

Dear WSO

I am weighing my options between several sport watches. I am in a town that appreciates sports-folk and seeing an activity watch is pretty common. I want to know: what sportwatches/colours can I acceptably wear and for what venues?

Can I wear a Garmin Instinct that basically looks like a POS casio? Can I make it BLUE ( enjoy blue, everybody's got their fetish, leave me alone). Or would a more traditional, albeit less rugged watch be smarter to wear?

A cool, rugged smartwatch

A slightly less flashy smartwatch

Slightly More conservative, but *looks *like a casio :(

A traditional alternative

I work at a junior level. Thanks all!

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Feb 18, 2020 - 3:55pm

My dad who recently retired as an MD at a major bank wore a Gramin smart watch (I think the forerunner?) to work every day. He said it was a great conversation piece and would help him find people who were into being active.

It depends on what your activity level is. I think having an expensive sporty watch at a junior level is looked at differently than an expensive luxy watch (Rolex, AP...). If you're a very athletic person than you can justify a watch that helps enable you to do better, but if it's more about having a watch that fits in than you could wear any of those. I personally like Timex for digital watches.

Color wise I would go with something that isn't too flashy or in your face. Blue, black, darker grey would all be better than bright yellow, white, lime green. That is just my opinion though.

Love, abigreguy
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Feb 19, 2020 - 3:02pm

abigreguy, great analysis. I am a very athletic person and could easily fit into the "Garmin"-tier of watch-wearers. They were a great conversation starter up until GRMN's recent updated frames; now some of them look fairly "cheap" or are **easily **mistaken for non-garmin products, ie. casio, timex, etcetera. In my state, a Garmin is pretty much standard amongst outdoors-athletes :/

My concern I have is that the new garmins either look "cheap" or unprofessional.

Thanks for the input!

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:31am

I like interesting watch bands. Obviously certain situations require the classic black/brown leather strap and/or silver metal band, but day to day you can do what you want as long as it isn't tacky.

I'm a big fan of orange bands at the moment. Hermes makes a great orange sport strap for the Apple watch.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 4:52pm

^ pretty cool watch.

Are you committed to smart watches? Honestly not a huge fan of them but to each their own. Mine just sits on the shelf for the most part.

Don't overlook G-Shock. Great watches with a good variety of rugged looking and simplistic designs. Durable as hell too and can't beat the price.

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