“Show me your watch and I'll tell you where you're from.” While many view it as an exaggerated and overused marketing line, it is bang on the money in many ways. It might even be an understatement.

Because while men are generally not big on jewelry, a watch is an item you’ll find on the wrist of almost every man regardless of occupation, race or age. Its presence, or absence, and kind will tell you much about the person and its character - yes, it works for women as well: as of late, internet searches for "women's watches" have grown by 93% in 2021 vs. the previous year! You have to wear it practically all day, everyday. As such, your watch is not just there to tell the time - after all who really needs that, when we have PCs and smatphones - but becomes an extension of yourself, your character and personality. It reflects a man’s likes, dislikes and his general attitude towards life.

Here’s a few pointers about what your watch says about your personality:

Military Watch - for the Manly Man

It’s simple - if you wear a tough watch, people will take you for a tough guy. You don’t even have to be a blue-collar worker or craftsman. You could be a regular, white-collar guy engaged in a regular 8-5 accounting, teaching, advertising or banking job.

The only difference is that you are more resilient, determined and more of a risk taker and a competitor than most of your peers. You’re rugged. You don’t carry hand moisturizer (well, maybe currently you do). You don’t call anyone to fix simple plumbing and electrical faults. You’re handy - a fixer. And when it comes to physical, outdoor activities, you’re the champ.  

Character-wise, you’re trustworthy and authentic. You tell it straight. A guy’s guy.

Such a strong personality is only matched by an equally sturdy watch. A trusty timepiece that, wherever possible, sacrifices ostentatious, aesthetic features for a masculine, practical look and feel. Military watches are the true epitome of this.

They are water, magnetic and scratch-resistant and will sometimes have utilitarian extras like map navigation and pathfinding assistance, if you are a techie, or a moon phase complication, if you are a dreamer.

Davosa Military Automatic Watch


Davosa Military Automatic Watch for the no-nonsense, practical guy

Dude, you're in the Army now. The Davosa Military nicely balances modernity with a vintage design vibe that is sure to catch attention. The watch is tough, but elegant in its own masculine way, and nicely matches with its wristband. The straps are water-protected (hydrophobic) and very durable as well. If it’s a NATO strap, it will be made from tough nylon with a laser-welded steel tang buckle. The other option is a quality, hand-sewn leather strap with zero rough edges and frills.

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Pilot Watch - for the Thrill Seeker

If you don a pilot watch that means you’re likely a thrill seeker. Planes and air travel will be an obvious attraction but that’s not all. You’ll probably also spend every other weekend dabbling with air ballooning, skydiving, parachutes, wingsuits and paragliders.

Even if you aren’t doing these on a regular basis, you likely wish you could, but are constrained by tight work schedules or other commitments. But, if you had your way, you’d likely spend more time with the head in the clouds than on the ground.

A psychologist would tell you that your dopamine levels are slightly over the top. That your propensity for flirting with danger is a consequence of unhealthy peer pressure or questionable upbringing. For you, though, common pastimes bore too easily, and life’s too short to amble along without constantly seeking out the new and the unexpected.

You’re also likely to be a big fan of shearling jackets. And though you’d not admit it to anyone, you often fantasize about landing the plane on a flight whose pilot was incapacitated by a heart attack.

Davosa Neoteric Pilot Automatic Watch

Neoteric Pilot

A pilot watch such as the Neoteric Pilot makes for an excellent companion for a man of this ilk. Such a timepiece features a sleek, highly functional design and usually a large, easy-to-read dial dotted with easy-to-read numerals and indices, in the true tradition of WWII Fliegers, but it hides a modern heart offering exact performances. Some other modern pilot pieces also boast a myriad of navigation features like compasses, flight timers and altimeters, but the Neoteric Pilot wants to stays true to the origins of aviation.

Diver’s Watch - for the Modern All-Rounder

Diving watches are some of the most beautiful sports watches of the last two decades. Men who favor diving watches are both sophisticated and practical. They can be rugged and James-Bond-smooth at the same time. They can dress up in an expensive designer suit for an investors meeting or dress down in tropical beachwear for a trip to the Maldives.

They usually have an affinity for marine life but not always. They can be partial to deep sea adventures or only read about it in scuba diving magazines.

That’s because, of course, a lot of those who wear these diving timepieces are not really divers. Most have courageously plunged to the bottom of their hotel swimming pool and they enthusiastically narrate this ‘heroic’ experience to their friends at work. A few have framed pics from a one-off, deep-sea treasure-hunting trip with the boys.

Fewer still are actual, professional divers. They dive into the belly of the ocean for a variety of reasons, ranging from sport to hyperbolic welding. They are well-schooled in dealing with decompression sickness and can navigate to the limits of the professional equipment that they use.

If you wear a diving watch, you could be any of these characters. That means you’re versatile and compatible with most crowds. It is also easy for you to make friends because of your high tolerance levels and because people are drawn to the air of intrigue surrounding you.

Davosa Ternos PRO - Limited Edition

Divers Watch

Davosa Argonautic Lumis Tritium 300 meters

This version of the popular Argonautic represents a true diver's professional tool, gifted with an inspired aesthetic design. The Argonautic Lumis comes out as the right watch for the right person. It is sporty enough for a pro dive in the blue, always visible thanks to its innovative Tritium nanotube technology, and elegant enough to dazzle your clients in your corporate boardroom. It is this flexible in use - yet assertive in its impressive specs, materials and excellent finishes.

tritium diver watch

Classic Watch - for the Minimalist Man

The minimalist man does not like clutter. He maintains a consistent style that is sharp and fuss-free. He is a man of impeccable taste, and he wears the exact right type of attire for the exact right occasion. The only problem is he prefers a suit for most occasions.

That suit is meticulously selected from a collection full of muted-colour palettes and clean designs. Most of them are black and white and, being custom-tailored, fit him exactly right.

On an off-day he might consider a brown suit, but he will match it with tan shoes and an understated, brown strap for his watch.

Now the wrist piece is one of the details where he pays most attention (like in his shoes, cufflinks and tie). Never ever will he be caught with a flamboyant, over-the-top watch that does not represent his sharp understatement.. Instead he prefers the smooth, clean lines of a classic timepiece. A watch that usually features just the basic time-telling essentials of hours, minutes, seconds, and date, laid out in a tasteful, artistic way. No complicated dials.

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Davosa Gentaleman

The aptly-named Davosa Gentleman represents the quintessential dress watch. Subdued yet powerful, it conveys all the class and elegance that beckons to a man who knows what he wants, and does not need to boast it. Its classy demeanor is enhanced by the careful proportions of its 40 mm case and the pristine Bauhaus-inspired dial, and slips easily under the cuffs of your shirt, hidden but never unnoticed.

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GMT watch - for the World Citizen

The citizen of the world knows no frontiers, and for him the horizon represents only a stage and not the goal. The explorer in him knows he doesn't know, and fills this tension by learning all he can, in a voracious and never satiated appetite for places, people and experiences.

He is a person leaning towards the future and the unknown, and while appreciating the beauties and comforts of life he does not want to remain a slave to them, but to use them to please himself as he searches for more, and more.

The traveler knows how to be at ease in a rich palace overlooking the canals of Venice as in a hut in the Amazon rainforest - and will sing you the praises of both, revealing unexpected details that will amaze you.

To him, the world is an oyster, and he is ready to pick its pearl.

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Davosa Vireo Dual Time 

The Davosa Vireo is a gorgeous dual time watch. It will captivate the traveler with its classic beauty and the perfect dimension of 41 mm, with a clean, easy-to-read dial.

The Vireo assumes the style of the great timepieces of the Fifties, and enriches it with an ultra-precise quartz movement and GMT function to calculate the time in another time zone, thanks to the inner ring that can be rotated using the upper crown.

What Your Watch Says About Your Personality

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April 26, 2022 — Davosa Editor

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