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Men’s Watch Guide: 4 Foolproof Steps In Selecting a Watch

Men’s Watch Guide: 4 Foolproof Steps In Selecting a Watch

Following good fabrics, a man may feel the urge to have a proper watch to match his look, whether that professional or stylistic.

When choosing a watch, you must consider the price, use, types and taste. Of course, there are many other things to consider before making your choice, but those are the main 4 considerations to be aware of. Here are the following:

1. Price

One major problem with men’s watch selection is that the people think price is means quality. Most people believe the higher the price, the better the quality, so they go for the highly-priced watches only to be disappointed along the way. I’m not disputing the idea that price could mean quality, but, this is not true in all cases.

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Every business person has the power to talk anyone into what is quality and what is not, but only the people who are knowledgable about the product they desire can really tell if it’s quality or not. While newbies may only focus on the outward appearance of the watch and judge its price based on aesthetics, knowledgeable watch buyers may rather focus on the internal building.

Make sure you do your research first. That way you’ll have well thought out questions for the sales person and will be able to know what the fair price really is.

2. Types

One of the first steps in selecting your dream watch is knowing the type of watch you want and how it works.

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For modern watches, there are two categories of movement. One of the categories is the quartz watch, which functions by an oscillatory movement and is powered by a cell/battery. Automatic watches, on the other hand functions, doesn’t need batteries. This watch is powered by a self-winding, tension system.

The quartz watches are easier to use, cheaper and are more accurate in time measurement than the automatic or mechanical watches. None the less, the mechanical watches may be better than the quartz watch in terms of craftmanship. This is one of the reasons why the mechanical or automatic watch is more expensive than the quartz watch.

3. Uses

It’s not enough to know how your watch moves or what is happening inside; you also need to know what the watch is used for. Every man understands that different occasions demand a special watch to match with style. This is why it’s definitely not enough to have only one timepiece and be satisfied.

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For instance, there are watches solely made for hiking purposes while others are strictly made for use in the depths of the sea. There are numerous categories of watches based on their intended purposes and making a choice among these is sure to pose a challenge if not properly guided by a pro or with little research.

Again, this goes back to doing your research.

Also, make sure to think about your daily activities as well as what event(s) you plan to wear your watch for. If you are an avid hiker you may want to get a watch fit for hiking. Or perhaps you want a watch that’s great for hikes and work.

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4. Taste

What counts most when it comes to watches is your taste. This is the reason why a man purchases an item for $50,000 instead of another that’s worth $20,000, even though both perform the same function.

The same reason goes for why a buyer would choose an automatic watch that is less in accuracy and priced higher compared to a quartz watch, which is more accurate and cheaper.

Go for the taste that suits your style.

Now that you know the 4 primary considerations when selecting a watch, go out there, do some research, and find the right watch for you!

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Last Updated on April 8, 2020

Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

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Assuming positive intent is an important contributor to quality of life.

Most people appreciate the dividends such a mindset produces in the realm of relationships. How can relationships flourish when you don’t assume intentions that may or may not be there? And how their partner can become an easier person to be around as a result of such a shift? Less appreciated in the GTD world, however, is the productivity aspect of this “assume positive intent” perspective.

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Most of us are guilty of letting our minds get distracted, our energy sapped, or our harmony compromised by thinking about what others woulda, coulda, shoulda.  How we got wronged by someone else.  How a friend could have been more respectful.  How a family member could have been less selfish.

However, once we evolve to understanding the folly of this mindset, we feel freer and we become more productive professionally due to the minimization of unhelpful, distracting thoughts.

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The leap happens when we realize two things:

  1. The self serving benefit from giving others the benefit of the doubt.
  2. The logic inherent in the assumption that others either have many things going on in their lives paving the way for misunderstandings.

Needless to say, this mindset does not mean that we ought to not confront people that are creating havoc in our world.  There are times when we need to call someone out for inflicting harm in our personal lives or the lives of others.

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Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi, says it best in an interview with Fortune magazine:

My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From ecent emailhim I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response. You don’t get defensive. You don’t scream. You are trying to understand and listen because at your basic core you are saying, ‘Maybe they are saying something to me that I’m not hearing.’ So ‘assume positive intent’ has been a huge piece of advice for me.

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In business, sometimes in the heat of the moment, people say things. You can either misconstrue what they’re saying and assume they are trying to put you down, or you can say, ‘Wait a minute. Let me really get behind what they are saying to understand whether they’re reacting because they’re hurt, upset, confused, or they don’t understand what it is I’ve asked them to do.’ If you react from a negative perspective – because you didn’t like the way they reacted – then it just becomes two negatives fighting each other. But when you assume positive intent, I think often what happens is the other person says, ‘Hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m wrong in reacting the way I do because this person is really making an effort.

“Assume positive intent” is definitely a top quality of life’s best practice among the people I have met so far. The reasons are obvious. It will make you feel better, your relationships will thrive and it’s an approach more greatly aligned with reality.  But less understood is how such a shift in mindset brings your professional game to a different level.

Not only does such a shift make you more likable to your colleagues, but it also unleashes your talents further through a more focused, less distracted mind.

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