Originally Posted by Jovan
Why gold? Silver is perfectly fine.
Few watches are actually (sterling) silver. Many are stainless, white gold or platinum, and these are all perfectly acceptable. He is correct about what type of watch and watch case is appropriate.
Originally Posted by Metal Circus
I question the purpose of a watch at all. Not that this forum is the epitome of convenience and practicality, but who doesn't have a cell phone, or worse, a blackberry with built-in clock?
It's a matter of elegant sensibilities, which a fine watch expresses to others. In terms of practicality, I far prefer glacing at a discreet wristwatch to hauling out a whole handful of electrical appliance and in some cases needing to press buttons or use both hands. I think LabelKing's remark about cell phones being the "ersatz pocket watch" was very apt. In my opinion, the cell phone-as-watch realizes a stylistic nadir through the optimum combination of inelegance and inconvenience.