Following on from my previous article ‘A Watch For Every Occasion’, it’s time to take a look at men’s watches you should shun in all but the most desperate of circumstances.

So, before I get far too carried away with the ‘temporal’ puns, let’s get right down to the matter at hand:

Eccentric Pocket Watches

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Everyone has the urge to try something a little bit different now and again. But don’t let that take you to the point of no return! There are some looks that no one can pull off, and unless you’re on your way to a Victorian-era costume party, a pocket watch will stick out like a sore thumb.

Broken Timepieces

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It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic; I’ve known several people leave the house wearing a broken wrist watch. Why? Who knows! Dare I say it, but who’d want to know what goes on in the minds of these strange individuals… Do everyone a favor and replace the battery!

Cheap ‘n’ Cheerful

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Remember back when you couldn’t afford so much as a genuine Casio, and had to make do with a cheap knock-off instead? Well, hopefully, you’re all grown up now and can afford something better. You needn’t splash out thousands on armani or chase durer watches, but spending more than loose pocket change would be best.

Novelty Watches

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I don’t know how many times I’ve said it in the past, so I won’t harp on about it now. Needless to say, you should just say NO: Novelty watches are never a good idea!

Kids Watches

Kid's Watch

Nostalgia is one thing, but don’t take it too far! There’s no excuse for wearing a child’s watch unless you are one: If your dainty wrists can’t support anything other than junior sizing, simply substitute a woman’s strap on a man’s watch instead.

About The Author

Johnathan Bell is the founder, owner and main author of Guy Style Guide, a website dedicated to everyday male fashion, style and grooming. The primary mission? To guide clueless men through the tricky mindfield that is the growing world of male couture. Find him on , Twitter and Tumblr.