One of the best things about life in the 2020s (it’s an ever-shorter list these days) is the fact that the standard office wardrobe no longer begins and ends at suits, button-down shirts, and leather shoes. But despite the growing ecosystem of acceptable work clothing, whether you’re a creative in Acne denim and Air Force Ones or a corporate overlord clad in head-to-toe Armani, having the right watch is an integral part of any solid 9-5 fit.
Kind of like the male nipple, the office watch might not serve an obvious practical purpose—but its absence would definitely be felt. You’ve got the time on your phone (and your laptop, and the microwave in the kitchen), sure. But if you’re reading this, we probably don’t need to convince you that a wristwatch is about much more than telling the time. It’s a piece of design you can wear on your wrist. Here are 15 of the best watches for office wear.
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