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Most men would love to receive a watch as a gift for their birthday or anniversary; they’ve been one of the favourite choices for decades, but picking one isn’t always easy. There are a lot of different styles to choose from, and while you might see that special person gazing into jewellers windows in awe, it’s not always easy to tell exactly which kind of watches they like.  

Here are some tips that will help you get it right.

First and foremost is purpose; what is he going to use the watch for? If this is an item reserved for special occasions, then perhaps a classically-styled design would be best. If it's an everyday wear, then designer watches often make a good choice; they're usually smart but with a funky edge that makes them a little more personal. If that man in your life is very active, then it may be a sports watch that you need – one that's functional, waterproof and can stand up to hard wear. Brand isn't always important, and you'll find that even a single brand will offer [Link Removed] 

Colour is often quite important too. If you want to play it safe, then sticking with black or silver is usually a good idea, as these are quite flexible. If you know that this person frequently wears gold jewellery however, then you clearly want to get something that will match. [Link Removed] in men's fashion right now, but be aware that it may become dated, and not everyone likes it. You need to be sure.

Size is one of the main things that people can get wrong with watches. Too often they look at a piece on a stand and make a decision before actually trying it on. Different face sizes will look very different on differently sized people. If the man you‘re buying for has large wrists, then ensure that the face is large enough, and if they are small, then keep things compact. Don’t worry too much about the strap or bracelet, as these can be easily adjusted.

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So there you have it; keep a few details in mind, and picking a watch isn’t too difficult. Of course, it’s always easier just to buy exactly what they want, but the surprise is always nice.

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