Want a Valentine Next Year? Dress the Part

Gentlemen: whether we like it or not, our appearance has a huge influence on how well we attract others. This has become common knowledge in the world we live in. Is it superficial? Yes. Is it unfair? Absolutely. But the fact of the matter is, if you’re still single and looking to attract a Valentine for next year, your outward appearance will be a big factor in determining how many options you will have when February 2017 rolls around.

Although physical features are always a plus, they are not a requirement. Let’s be honest… Sometimes, a woman just wants to see a grown man that has some cash to spend. In fact, a study published by Chapman University recently found that 69% percent of American women prefer a man that has made or will make a lot of money, and 97% prefer a man with a steady income[1].

The starter kit for the “I make money” look? Good hygiene, a classy wardrobe, and a nice watch. We’ll help you in the watch department. Below, we’ve compiled a list of nine essential watches to add to your collection:


1. TAG Heuer Formula One WAZ1112.BA0875


If you’re a fan of motor sports, any watch from the Formula One collection by TAG Heuer is a must-have. They have the versatility to be dressed up or down. Whether you’re going golfing with your buddies or dressing to impress at your company Christmas party, these models are a solid, manageable investment.


2. Omega Seamaster


Omega Seamaster watches can be seen on the wrists of Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the newest James Bond films. First made popular in the film “GoldenEye” (1997), this model is synonymous with elegance and aestheticism. If you are looking to impress other watch collectors, rest assured that the reputation of the Omega Seamaster extends beyond Hollywood. These watches are well-respected by divers and watch fans alike.


3. Breitling Navitimer 01 AB012012/BB01-447A


The Breitling Navitimer 01 is the quintessential Breitling watch. Its chronograph and slide rule—used to measure distance over time—combine to make the dial an object of beauty, even for casual onlookers who may not know how the slide rule works. And just because you’re not a pilot doesn’t mean you can’t wear a pilot’s watch. This model has been seen on the wrists of David Beckham, John Travolta, and even Jerry Seinfeld. That’s some pretty good company.


4. Longines Master Collection L2.773.4.78.3


If you’re looking for a more sophisticated and less sporty watch, Longines is the perfect brand for you. The Master Collection is beautifully complicated. At first glance, it may seem like your typical chronograph watch, however upon closer inspection you will see that it has a complete calendar feature and moonphase feature as well. This watch is a horological work of art that is sure to score points with anyone that appreciates engineering, design or mechanics.


5. Panerai Radiomir PAM00384


If you have a little bit more cash to spend, and you are looking for something a little bit more masculine, then Panerai is a good fit for you. This all black model is perfectly compatible with a sleek or mysterious outfit. But beware, Panerai watches are notoriously bulky. They are worn by the likes of Sylvester Stallone, to give you an idea. Beyond their bulkiness and masculinity, Panerai watches have a stellar reputation among the world of watchmaking. Their most notable trademark as of late is the ridiculously long power reserves found in their manual winding movements. This particular model has a whopping power reserve of 8 days, which is no joke.


6. Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 BRWW190-BL-ST/SCR


As the name suggests, the Bell & Ross World War One collection is inspired by watchmaking of old. This vintage military model isn’t overly sophisticated, sporty, or flashy. It has a classic design that demands respect, making it an excellent addition to any watch collection.


7. MontBlanc Star 106465


The Montblanc Star World Time GMT is the perfect companion for any world traveler. This watch will show your adventurous side. You’ll be able to spark up a nice conversation at the next cocktail party with the ability to tell 24 different time zones around the world simultaneously. Ya know, just in case you need to quickly check the when to FaceTime your old college buddy in Paris, or Skype your business partner in Tokyo.


8. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 116610


…Because you can’t have a list of must-have watches without mentioning Rolex, especially if you’re trying to impress the ladies. Sub Dates are the most infamous Rolex models to-date (no pun intended), but with a brand as reputable as Rolex, any model will score major points. And although some of the biggest name brands in the world are nothing more than just a name, this is definitely not true of Rolex. Their watches are truly a notch above the rest, and the big price tag is well worth the quality that you will receive. They hardly require maintenance, their movements are silky smooth, and their purely mechanical timekeeping is unmatched.


9. Cartier Ronde Solo W6701010


Any woman that knows jewelry knows Cartier. If you are seen wearing a Cartier, you are sure to impress women that cross your path out in public. The Ronde Solo is a elegant collection that isn’t affiliated with any sort of activity like diving, aviation or militarism. Instead, it is affiliated with superior taste and class. This is the kind of watch you wear to meet the parents.

As you may have guessed, each and every one of these items can be purchased directly on our website. Feel free to email us at sales@authenticwatches.com or call us at 800.808.9928 for any item-specific or sales-specific questions!



[1] – Fales, M. Frederickc, David A. Garciad, Justin R. Gildersleevea, Kelly A. Haseltona, Martie G. Fisherd, Helen E. (2016). Mating Markets and Bargaining Hands: Mate Preferences for Attractiveness and Resources in Two National U.S. Studies. Personality and Individual Differences, 88, 78-87. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886915005462