Three primary attributes build the portrait of a real gentleman: the manners, the dressing style, and the wristwatch. Manners naturally rank the highest, but the other two are just as important in the big picture. A watch, albeit seeming irrelevant, it is anything but. At R2A Watches, we consider these pieces to instill life into a character in the same way a carefully planned wardrobe does.
Nothing has a more definitive impact on a man’s look than a high-quality Vostok watch, designed with passion and with the understanding of what makes for a perfect piece. Although perfection is a myth, this doesn’t stop us from pursuing it in everything we do, and the same goes when looking for a wristwatch.
But what are the qualities and the requirements a wristwatch needs to meet to be deemed worthy of admiration? There are several key aspects to look for:
- The quality of the materials – If you are more of a sportsman, especially fond of extreme sports, you need a piece that can withstand high pressures, it is scratch resistant, and can be used underwater with no problems. Look for surgical grade stainless steel, genuine leather, and silicone, along with a hardened crystal display, and a robust casing.
- Durability – When purchasing a high-grade wristwatch, you want to make it a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. And that’s how it’s supposed to be. For this reason, seek for an impeccable construction, ensuring the item’s quality over the years.
- The looks – There are virtually countless options in this regard and, if you don’t have definite preferences, you might have a hard time finding something satisfactory. This is why a Vostok watch might be your best bet since the multitude of the designs successfully mix elegance with innovation and with a unique, Russian vibe you will immediately fall in love with.
- The increased utility – What’s good about a beautiful wristwatch that will break when dropped on the floor or when immersed in one foot of water? A dive watch will solve those problems with incredible ease, given its solid, specialized construction, allowing it to withstand depths of hundreds of feet underwater.
So long as you can get yourself a piece that checks all these aspects, it will most likely be your final purchase. Top-quality watches are meant to last a lifetime, and you should settle for nothing less.
Automatic or manual?
In essence, it depends on your personal preferences. Automatic watches do have the edge, though, especially the self-winding models, regarding functionality. In the end, however, you are the one making the calls. What matters is getting a piece that fits your expectations and perfectly suits your personality.
A Vostok watch is probably one of the best options currently available on the market. At R2A Watches we only deal in absolutes. Our pieces as of the highest quality and can meet all expectations, both regarding functionality and durability, and it those of looks. Remember, a real gentleman only wears authentic watches.