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How to woo women with watches

by Michael Weare
3 May, 2012
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email:


Thrill women, impress interviewers with your watch/shoe co-ordination skills. The simple trick of co-ordinating your shoes to your watch sends out secret powerful signals that you are methodical, reliable, thoughtful, observant and in control.

It’s a well known fact that women look at men’s shoes, and they simply love nothing more than good colour co-ordination. The twin effects of good quality shoes and a good quality watch that colour co-ordinates is enough to have significant psychological impact. Women will find it hard not to notice your immaculate balancing act. Employers will subconsciously take on board that you are organised, presentable and detail oriented.

So start taking notes because here for your life enhancing benefit are a clutch of shoes and watches for all budgets and all occasions that tell the world you’re a correct colour match for anyone.

YSL Camo Chelsea boots with Fossil Stella Chronograph

Camo Chelsea boot and Fossil CH2672 Stella Chronograph Black Dial Men's Watch

Chelsea boots are a great look formally and informally. Now YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) has latched on to the camo craze and introduced Chelsea boots with camo soles. The trick to co-ordinating these boots with a watch is not to fall for the trap of having yet more camo on the strap. Go with the main colour of the boot, which is black, and opt for a moody black watch. We chose the Fossil Stella Chronograph. To achieve this look you’re going to have to blow around $965.00 on the shoes, so the watch is both practical and painless at just $83.00 on Amazon. It’s quartz, but that’s ok because most women don’t care about things like that. Moody cool for under $1000.00

Two tone shoes with Seiko Solar Two Tone watch

Two tone shoes Men's Seiko Solar Two-Tone Brown Leather Strap Watch

Two tone shoes are currently hip and you can buy them in several different designs. We matched this pair up with a Seiko Solar Two Tone watch. This men’s Seiko solar watch features a round brown dial with gold-tone hands and markers with a date display at the three o’clock hour in a stainless steel case. Running on an ultra reliable Japanese quartz movement with water-resistance up to 30 metres, it’s a snip at only $165.00, team it up with your two tone shoes and show everyone you’re not a one note kind of guy.

Kurt Geiger red suede shoes with Movado Series 800 red dial watch

Kurt Geiger shoes with Movado Series 800 stainless steel red dial watch

Maybe you have the guts to wear red suede shoes but I doubt I could even begin to pull it off. Nonetheless, we are reliably informed they are one of fashion’s hottest shoe colours for men this year.. The shoes are from Kurt Geiger at around $180.00, and we’ve teamed them up with a Movado Series 800 stainless steel watch with red dial. Red, in case you didn’t know, sends out strong sexual signals, so with this combo you’ll have sexy feet and an irresistible wrist. The watch is 42mm with luminous hands and markers and the date at 3 o’clock, price $490.00 on Ebay.

Black patent leather shoes with Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionelle Chronograph Perpetual

Patent black leather shoes with Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual

This is colour co-ordination for the City or Premier league set. Black patent leather shoes are plentiful, but it’s the shine of this stunning Vacheron Constantin Patrimony watch which will attract all the attention. The Patrimony line encapsulates Vacheron Constantin’s very DNA, its heritage and its savoir-faire, assiduously accumulated over 250 years. A symbol of the purest kind of elegance, with its round cases and timeless classicism, the Patrimony is as it says on the expensive watch case, ‘traditionelle’. At $128k or thereabouts, it’s barely the price of a lunch for some of the City boys.

New Balance 420 Trainers with Technomarine Men’s US Navy Chronograph

New Balance trainers with Technomarine Men's US Navy Chronograph

These blue retro trainers from New Balance team up splendidly with the modern verve of the Technomarine Men’s US Navy Chronograph. Water resistant to 100 metres with an un-missable 51mm casing, this polished stainless steel watch runs on a Swiss quartz movement. Talking of runs, if you go for a jog along your local beach with this combination you’ll soon have all the beach babes wanting you to kick sand in their boyfriend’s faces. The trainers will set you back $90.00, the watch $543.00.

Prada jagged sole shoes with Marvin automatic watch

Jagged sole Prada'swith Marvin watch

Girls will go gaga for your jagged sole Prada’s but they will also be quietly impressed with your recherché taste in watches. Marvin is one of the more understated but nonetheless excellent Swiss brands with a superb range of quality mechanical and quartz watches. The brand was bought from Les Manufactures d’horlogerie Suisses Reunies (MSR) by the Neuchatel company Time Avenue owned by Jean-Daniel and Cecile Maye. This automatic watch in oxblood shades pairs up perfectly with the Prada’s. The shoes are $640.00 the watch is around $1,200.00.

Gucci loafers with Gucci G 3600 watch

Gucci loafers with Gucci G 3600 2040M watch

Gucci’s loafers owe their success to their simple definitive lines. They are a design classic introduced in the 60s and still fashionable to this day. The iconic red and green colours of Gucci are reflected on several of their designs, and so if you want to show off your Gucci credentials, it’s quite acceptable to team your loafers with your Swiss made Gucci G 3600 watch. Always in favour with the South Kensington ex-British public school cappuccino crowd. They have to be teamed with light chinos, or plum coloured cords and a black blazer, preferably with a rugby club insignia on the breast pocket. The shoes and the watch are around $800.00 a pop.

Mr. Hare two tone monochrome evening shoe with Dubey & Schaldenbrand Olympe watch

Mr. Hare two tone evening shoe with Dubey & Schaldenbrand Olympe watch

Finally, for evening wear, tastes are allowed to become a little more Essex, hence the exotic black and white evening shoes from shoe fanatic Mr. Hare. He designed these specially for Top Man. Teamed with the always impeccable Dubey & Schaldenbrand, this watch forms part of the Olympe collection. In a limited edition of 200 pieces, it has a high grade ETA 2892 movement, and the watch portrays signs of the zodiac, which is a great ice breaker with girls you might meet in the nightclub. The watch is meant to portray the power of Greek Gods, but given the Greek economy right now, you might be better emulating the pulling power of TOWIE’s Mark Wright. The shoes are $145.00, but you won’t have any change left from $10k to $15k for the watch.

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email:

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