Being in the corporate world has certain expectations of you. Not only are you supposed to deliver satisfactory work output, you are also to conduct yourself in an appropriate manner. This includes the way you dress. The standards are implicitly higher when it comes to corporate executives. This article may be for you if you are one, especially if you have yet to own what most consider as a respectable watch.
Having an outfit that stands out in the workplace is usually frowned upon. The focus should be on the tasks to be achieved for the day and not on what is currently in vogue. It does not however mean that there are no rules to be followed. Certain standards must be upheld. Employees must come to work looking professional.
The emphasis is on neatness and uniformity to encourage a team mentality. Nobody says that this should be done in a boring way. Accent pieces are usually allowed. For men, this would be ties and for women it would be brooches or scarves. Both however can also choose to pair their outfits with excellent timepieces. In choosing one, remember that a watch is a reflection of your character.
As a corporate executive, your reputation in the company will often precede you. Make sure that it is a good one. Reinforce this perception by appearing just as polished in person. This can be achieved by wearing a classic timekeeper that induces respect, not controversy. Match your accent piece with the profile of your occupation.
You would not want to come to work wearing something that could easily be worth over an entire year’s worth of salary. It does not mean you should wear a beautiful Patek Philippe at the office even if you can afford it from your other sources of income. Your office mates might see it more of a distraction than something that distinguishes you for your achievements. The exception is of course when your job as well as the workplace deems it appropriate. This would make donning a Nautilus for example, an acceptable part of your executive role.
Wear something you can actually use
The appearance of looking professional and respectable are not the only components of the perfect watch for a corporate leader. You should be able to incorporate functionality as well. This should hopefully be in the right amounts. A diamond encrusted Rolex might look great during company gala events or even power meetings. It will not however come across well during the everyday grind at the office.
Something this gaudy has no place in the workplace anyway. The Omega Speedmaster comes from a luxury watch brand that is recognized for its dependability and functionality. If Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin can wear it going to the moon, so can you. It is not a scene stealing type of timepiece that will distract your team from their jobs. An Omega however is enough to indicate that you mean business.
Not all corporate executive roles expect you to come to work in suits of course. There are simply some occupations where slipping on a luxury watch brand might seem out of place. This could also coax a bit playful banter from your subordinates. To be more in synch with the times (pun intended), try looking into a Casio. The products created by the trusted Japanese watch brand is known for their toughness and appealing designs.
You might also need its digital features to keep track of some requirements in your workplace. Do not force the issue if the setting simply does not match what you are putting unto your wrist. It should ideally help you perform better at your job or become a better leader. If it does not then you might have to rethink why you are wearing it. Remember that corporate executives are people that others should be able to look up to. They should not be secretly scrutinized by their peers or subordinates for their lack of fashion sense.
Knowing which watch to choose is not so tricky. It really depends on what your role is and the type of company culture you have. Be aware of your executive presence and nurture it by being a good leader. It is your work ethic, integrity and how you treat others which will ultimately dictate how you are perceived. Your timepiece should just be a small but an inevitably contributory aspect of your overall image.
A Swatch may be reliable timekeeper though it is not recommended for a corporate executive. You have achieved a certain station in life and you must be able to show it to the people you manage. This subliminally sends a message to have something to aspire for. More importantly, wearing a good watch tells yourself on a daily basis, that you have made it.