Boys' Watches

Written by Sierra Rein
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There are many considerations to take into account when purchasing a watch for a young boy. First of all, the most important element to think about is the age and sophistication of the child. Watches with large faces, colorful hands and fun patterns will catch the eyes of very young boys, especially those who are just beginning to understand the concept of time. However, older pre-teens and teenagers will benefit from the use of either large-numbered digital or plain analogue watches.

Boys' watches are usually designed with masculine patterns and themes. These typically have to do with nature, animals, science, sports and history. Boys will appreciate watches with fighter planes, dinosaurs, lions, basketballs and space ships more often than those featuring feminine colors (pinks, yellows) and images (butterflies, flowers, etc). However, many "asexual" patterns, like cartoon fish, pandas, frogs and dolphins, can be accepted by boys as well.

Because boys are more likely to roughhouse and act a little more aggressively, it is important to consider the possibility that the watch you purchase may become broken or damaged. It is usually wise to either purchase a series of cheaper, disposable watches for the boy or buy a more expensive, yet durable, one. The choice depends largely on the nature and responsibility of the boy, and whether or not the parent can easily remind the child to take off the watch before engaging in active sports or play.

Watches for the "Big Boy" in the Family

Some boys never lose the enjoyment of childhood imagery, even when they pass the 18-year mark. Many boys' watches, especially those featuring popular cartoon images, can still be appreciated by members of older generations. Some families enjoy purchasing matching watches for both father and son as a way to create a fun and symbolic bond between the two males. The father can then use these watches to teach his son how to tell time and teach him how to begin to understand and respect the concepts behind deadlines and schedules.

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