A continuous topic of conversation amongst watch fans is the preference for a square or round watch face. Despite the fact that over the years many more shapes and styles have emerged, the battle between the circle and the square still remains. But which is really the better face and what can it tell about its wearer?
Round Faces: Round-faced watches are, of course, the most common. A round watch face is classic and is the traditional shape adopted by most watch manufacturers when designing a watch. A circle, after all, is a symbol of time itself and appears in many figures of speech regarding time, such as “he works round the clock.”
The circular dial is so versatile it can work well with many different style of watch, from sporty chronograph and divers watches, to luxurious diamond watches, to casual ceramic timepieces.
People with a preference for a round watch face tend to be classic in their tastes. It was, therefore, not surprising that in a recent Facebook poll conducted by World of Watches, in which they asked their brand name watch shoppers which they preferred: round or square, the majority of consumers said “round” is their go-to choice for a watch face.
Being a leading retailer of watches, means that World of Watches has hundreds—if not thousands—of round-faced watches for their discount watch shoppers to choose from. Invicta’s Russian Diver collection for men as well as Swiss Legend’s Marquise Diamond for women, are just two examples of how versatile the classic circle face dial can be.
Square Faces: While the square-faced watch is not new to the world of fashion, it’s still considered an unconventional shape for everyone’s favorite functional accessory to adopt, and can make for an eye-catching statement. The wearer of a square watch is therefore, oftentimes, also a little avant-garde in his or her style sense.
Despite popular belief there are almost no restrictions to wearing a square-faced watch. Whether for a casual day out or an elegant evening affair, a square-faced watch is always a suitable addition, complimenting nearly any look.
One of the most famous and esteemed square-faced watches is the Cartier Santos. Other popular square-faced watches we retail at World ofWatches include the Invicta Women’s Ceramic Chronograph White Diamond and the classic Jacques Lemans Men’s York with Black Leather strap.
Indeed, here at World of Watches we hold a hold a wide variety of brand name watches for men and women in an extensive array of shapes and sizes, as well as a vast selection of price points, with watch discounts as high as 95% off the MSRP. Shop now for the watch style that suites you at discounted prices that are sure to please.